• Social Media Messages on Trans Day of Remembrance

    November 20th is the official Transgender Day of Remembrance where advocates and allies take time to remember and mourn the violence and hatred directed towards transgender people. Many took to social media sites to express themselves about the day. Cherno Biko created a video where she speaks of the...
  • Utah Judge Reverses Order to Remove Child from Same-Gender Parents’ Home

    This past Tuesday, Utah Judge Scott Johansen ordered a nine-month-old girl removed from her foster parents’ home because they are a same-sex couple. Three days later, after a great deal of controversy, he reversed his order – but perhaps not for good. April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce are a...
  • President Obama Named Ally of the Year

    This year, as well as the past several years, has been monumental for the LGBT community. On the heels of the legalization of same-sex marriage, President Obama has been named “Ally of the Year” by Out magazine. The list is cultivated by Out to showcase the most influential people...
  • Gay Man Says “Drop the T” in LGBT

    Earlier this month, an anonymous gay man created a change.org petition calling for the separation of the queer and transgender movements. The petition’s title, “Drop the T,” explains simply the desire of the author to divide LGB advocacy from transgender advocacy. Both through his writings on change.org and via...
  • LDS Church Introduces New Anti-LGBT Policy

    A new policy put forth by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threatens same-sex couples with excommunication and prevents their children from being full members of the faith. Under the new policy, same-sex couples have been labeled as apostate, equating them with those who have renounced or...
  • Presidential Candidates Respond to #BlackOnCampus

    In recent weeks, the University of Missouri has been at the center of a racism firestorm – threats have been made against black students, activists have charged the university with a failure to address race based complaints, faculty, including Mizzou’s president, have resigned, and a sign at the campus’s...
  • State Department Introduces Provisions for LGB Refugees and Asylees

    A provision of the United States Refugee Assistance Program that is geared towards family reunification will now be applicable to same-sex couples, even when they are not legally married due to prohibitions in their home country. The P-3 provision applies to refugees and asylees (those granted asylum) from 23...
  • Massachusetts Expands Supplier Diversity Program to Include LGBT Community

    Across the United States, state and local governments are working on LGBT rights alongside coalitions of activists and committed citizens. Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has recently taken steps to further inclusivity of the LGBT community. On Tuesday, he issued an executive order including LGBT-owned businesses in its diversity...
  • Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Struck Down Due to Fear Mongering

    In 2014, the city council of Houston, Texas passed an ordinance that protected citizens from discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity. In July of this year, the Texas Supreme Court struck down the ordinance, citing that anti-discrimination protections must be voted on by the public. And on...