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More schools working to help transgender students feel acceptance

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transgender high school students Isaac Barnett, right, and his prom date, identified only by his first name Jasen, get ready to take prom photos in Kansas City, Mo. The seniors, both born as females, are open about their transgender status in their schools and say friends, teachers and administrators have been much more supportive than they expected.
Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood friend, who ...

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from Honduras

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Members of the sexual diversity and LGBT community of Honduras participated in a march in Tegucigalpa on May 16, on the eve of the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia , the largest anti-discrimination ...

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from Albania

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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TIRANA, Albania -- Members of Albania's LGBT community on Saturday celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia, the largest anti-discrimination solidarity action in the world with activities taking place in 120 countries. ...

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from El Salvador

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Members of El Salvador's LGBT community on Saturday celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia, the largest anti-discrimination solidarity action in the world with activities taking place in 120 countries. ...

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from the Philippines

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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MANILA, Philippines -- Members of Philippines' LGBT community on Saturday celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia, the largest anti-discrimination solidarity action in the world with activities taking place in 120 countries. ...

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Civilization on the move? A weekend’s memorable LGBT moments

Monday, May 12, 2014
Shon DeArmon, right, puts his arm around his partner James Porter while holding a flag outside the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, May 12, 2014. The state's largest county began issuing gay marriage licenses following a judge's ruling overturning Arkansas' constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
It was an eventful weekend: An openly gay football player kissed his boyfriend on national TV after being drafted by the NFL; same-sex marriage arrived in the Bible Belt; a bearded drag performer won one of the biggest TV song ...

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Lesbian rapper shares a tribute to her gay uncle

Sunday, May 11, 2014
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What is it about gay uncles that makes them almost universally awesome? For Monique Contreras, front lead rapper for a duo called Icy Lytes, it was the fact that her gay uncle was someone she could confide in. ...

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Hallmark introduces Mother’s Day cards for partners and kids with two moms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Hallmark has introduced new Mother’s Day cards, one for children with two mothers and one for “my partner”, citing the release of the new card as “a sign of the times.” ...

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LGBT Arab-Americans find a place of their own in New York City

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Bashar Makhay in his apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Makhay, who is Iraqi-American, Catholic and gay, said he created Tarab, a series of parties, beach gatherings and other events for LGBT Arabs and Middle Easterners in New York City. The Tarab program will celebrate its second anniversary with an event May 10.
NEW YORK -- With a loud hiccup and a hand over her mouth in coy embarrassment, Madame Tayoush mimics Lebanese diva Sabah in her performance of the sultry classic "Atshana" — or "I'm Thirsty" — as Arab-Americans hoot and cheer. ...

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Ill. student leads dorm with goal of gender and diversity inclusion

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Brandon Rohlwing of West Dundee leads the Gender and Diversity Inclusive Living Community dorm floor at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
As the son of a special-education teacher and an Illinois State Police officer Brandon Rohlwing says he tried to come across as just another typical suburban sports-loving, heterosexual boy during his middle-school years in West Dundee, Ill., but "some students ...

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