For Transgender College Students, A New Year Means Educating Professors — Again
From reminding instructors about preferred names and pronouns to finding safe housing gender-neutral restrooms on campus, many transgender students are tasked with starting over each school year.
Florida Appeals Court Rejects State's Request To Put Same-Sex Marriage Cases On Hold
Now, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office said they must "proceed accordingly" in the case.
Charges Filed Against LGBT Rights Protesters Who Blocked Utah Legislative Hearing
The protestors demanded that state legislators consider a statewide bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment and housing. The bill later died in a closed door meeting.
Florida Appeals Court Hands Marriage Equality Case To State Supreme Court
"[B]ecause of the constitutional implications the issue will likely be addressed by the Florida Supreme Court regardless of any decision we might make."
Transgender Candidate Concedes In Oklahoma State House Race After Losing By 22 Votes
Paula Sophia initially considered a recount due to provisional ballots, but determined the margin was mathematically impossible to close.
Prosecutors: Man Confessed To Killing 4, Including 2 Gay Men, As Revenge Against The U.S.
Ali Muhammed Brown told detectives he was personally seeking vengeance against the United State for its military action in the Middle East, according to court documents.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches Ad Campaign Against PrEP
The organization will run advertisements with information from studies about adherence to pill's daily regimen in several publications within the next week.
This Former Ex-Gay Minister Explains Why He Became A LGBT Advocate, And How
Twenty-five years after first struggling with his own sexuality and becoming involved in the ex-gay movement, Tim Rymel is an out gay man who advocates against the practice of conversion therapy by telling his story.
A Year Later, "Nothing" Has Changed Since Transgender Woman Islan Nettles Was Killed
"You'd like to think that it's improving, but we've just had our worst recorded month of murder in the history of the transgender movement."
Anti-Transgender Wikipedia Edits Appear To Originate On Capitol Hill
"It's chilling to think that this dangerous misinformation about transgender Americans could be coming from our nation's Capitol."
Federal Judge Rules Florida Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
"The Florida provisions that prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages lawfully entered elsewhere, like the federal provision, are unconstitutional. So is the Florida ban on entering same-sex marriages."
Fayetteville, Arkansas, Passes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Law
The Fayetteville City Council convened for about 10 hours Tuesday and into Wednesday morning and heard from over 100 people before approving the measure, NWA Online reported.
Cities, Small Towns Across America Attempt To Fill Gaps In LGBT Rights
Battles over local nondiscrimination ordinances, from small towns in Kentucky to big cities like Houston, often get personal when neighbors come face-to-face with disparities in the law for LGBT people.
Challenge To Houston Equal Rights Law Gets January Court Date, No November Referendum
However, Mayor Annise Parker has not changed plans to suspend implementation of the ordinance, which includes LGBT non-discrimination protections.
New Jersey Man Accused Of Harassing Gay Neighbors, Carving Swastika In Their Yard
Scott Cooney, 45, of Lakewood, N.J. has been charged with a hate crime after his neighbors complained to police accusing him of harassment.
Orlando Unanimously Approves Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections
As cities across the country debate extending (or repealing) basic non-discrimination protections to LGBT people, an ordinance adding protections for transgender people passed earlier this week.
California Man Sues After Doctor Lists "Homosexual Behavior" As Chronic Condition
"I don’t want any gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual ever to hear from a doctor that their normal and healthy sexuality is anything other than that," he told NBC4.
Mayor Of Montana City Casts Deciding Vote Against Proposed LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance
The mayor of Montana's largest city cast the deciding vote against a measure that would have added basic non-discrimination protections for LGBT residents.
Florida Attorney General Wants Florida Marriage Cases To Be Put On Hold
Four Florida judges have ruled against the state’s same-sex marriage ban in the last three weeks, but the state attorney general wants those cases stayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue in one of the federal cases.
Chattanooga Voters Repeal LGBT Protections, Domestic Partner Benefits For City Workers
"I want every City employee to know one thing — your work is valued and you are important to the future of our community," said the city's mayor, Andy Berke — who supported the ordinance — in the wake its repeal.