LGBTQ Nation The Nation's Most Followed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer News Source Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:48:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 North Carolina mom believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:00:49 +0000 MATT COMER [e]QNotes[m] Local LGBT community leaders in Charlotte, N.C., are responding with messages of support and encouragement, following the death Thursday of a transgender student. Ash Haffner, 16, died by suicide on Thursday. ]]> 0 No evolution for Jeb Bush: ‘I believe in traditional marriage.’ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:08 +0000 VIA: Washington Blade Despite a perception that he’s the most LGBT-friendly Republican in the field of potential presidential candidates, Jeb Bush said Friday he remains opposed to same-sex marriage, reports The Washington Blade.]]> 0 Alabama court reverses itself, allows visitation case after same-sex couple split Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:00:53 +0000 Staff Reports An Alabama appeals court reversed itself on Friday, ruling that a woman who separated from her same-sex partner in Georgia can pursue visitation rights in Alabama. ]]> 0 Mo. bill would make issuing same-sex marriage licenses a fireable offense Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:00:23 +0000 COLIN MURPHY [e]Boom Magazine[m] A Missouri legislator has introduced a bill that would make it illegal for the state to enforce a marriage other than between a man and a woman and could lead to the firing of government employees who issue such licenses. ]]> 0 Eddie Redmayne’s latest transformation: Transgender pioneer Lili Elbe Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:00:10 +0000 Staff Reports Fresh from his Oscar win for Lead Actor for his performance as famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” British actor Eddie Redmayne is taking on another project that involves a drastic physical transformation. ]]> 0 Ky. Senate OKs bill requiring separate restrooms for transgender students Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:08 +0000 ADAM BEAM [ap] Kentucky's state Senate voted Friday to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools, a move that recalled the dark days of segregation for some but for others represented a stand for privacy rights. ]]> 0 Benhams working to defeat Charlotte ‘depraved’ non-discrimination ordinance Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:00:27 +0000 MIRANDA BLUE [e]Right Wing Watch[m] David and Jason Benham say they're working to defeat a proposed LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Charlotte, N.C., which David Benham called “so depraved and just absolutely craziness.”]]> 0 Mississippi justices say gay marriage ban should be declared unconstitutional Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:15 +0000 KEVIN McGILL [ap] Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices said Thursday that the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. ]]> 0 The phantom roadmap to LGBT discrimination Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:13 +0000 MATT BAUME Scheming villains thirst to rollback the progress our nation has attained toward full LGBT equality. But, could they actually do it? Insidious laws like Arkansas' innocent-sounding "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act" (SB 202) may provide the roadmap. ]]> 0 W.Va. Senate leader: ‘No way’ we’re considering LGBT discrimination bill Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:12 +0000 Staff Reports West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says there's "no way" his chamber will consider a proposal to nullify local ordinances that protect LGBT people from housing and employment discrimination. ]]> 0 Facebook adds new gender option for users: ‘Fill in the blank’ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:00:18 +0000 MARTHA MENDOZA [ap] Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. ]]> 0 Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:41 +0000 Staff Reports An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender.]]> 0 West Virginia House panel advances bill to nullify local LGBT protections Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:25 +0000 Staff Reports A West Virginia House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would nullify local nondiscrimination ordinances that critics said amounted to “legislative gay bashing.” ]]> 0 Mexico’s quiet marriage equality revolution Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:25 +0000 BUZZFEED Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.
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Alabama religious groups support Roy Moore’s stand against same-sex marriage Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:13 +0000 KIM CHANDLER [ap] Supporters who rallied around Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore during his 2003 Ten Commandments fight returned to Alabama Wednesday to praise his stand against same-sex marriage. ]]> 0 Why do bakeries have to sell wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies? Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:00:30 +0000 MATT BAUME Why do some bakeries have to sell gay wedding cakes, but they don't have to sell cakes with homophobic slurs? And what's REALLY at stake here? Unfurrow your confused brow with this Fireside Chat from Matt Baume. ]]> 0 Texas lawmakers, conservative leaders celebrate 10 years of marriage inequality Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:00:15 +0000 Staff Reports Several Texas lawmakers joined conservative leaders at the state capitol in Tuesday for a controversial slice of symbolic wedding cake in a 10th anniversary celebration of the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ]]> 0 Cop who objected to riding in gay pride says he was unfairly branded a ‘bigot’ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:30:34 +0000 BRADY McCOMBS [ap] A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties.]]> 0 Rabbi who presided over same‑sex wedding leads Texas House in prayer Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:00:13 +0000 EVA RUTH MORAVEC [ap] The rabbi who defied Texas' same-sex marriage ban and wed a lesbian couple last week led the morning prayer in the Republican-dominated Texas House on Wednesday, catching staunch supporters of the prohibition off-guard. ]]> 0 Lawsuit settled over alleged bullying of gay students in Mississippi school district Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:30:15 +0000 Associated Press The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. ]]> 0 Texas lawmaker files complaint against judge who allowed same-sex wedding Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:00:18 +0000 EVA RUTH MORAVEC [ap] A state lawmaker's complaint has prompted the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate a judge who ordered the issuance of a marriage license to a same-sex couple. ]]> 0 Arkansas Senate panel rejects anti-LGBT ‘conscience-protection’ bill Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:15:09 +0000 Associated Press A "conscience-protection" proposal in Arkansas that critics call an attempt to sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians has failed before a legislative panel. ]]> 0 N.C. Senate OKs bill allowing officials to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:33 +0000 GARY D. ROBERTSON [ap] Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation approved by the state Senate. ]]> 0 Southeast Alaska tribal organization to allow same-sex marriages Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:30:34 +0000 Associated Press The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced its new policy following a unanimous vote by the council’s governing board to define legal marriage without a gender requirement.]]> 0 Labor Dept. updates Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex spouses Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:00:17 +0000 Staff Reports The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday issued a final rule revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to include married, same-sex couples.]]> 0