LGBTQ Nation Archives - Page 2

Transgender woman stabbed, kept out of court because of skirt

A woman was told to "dress like a man," and when she refused she was not allowed back into the courtroom.

Hate’s giant price-tag: HB2 cost North Carolina almost $4 billion

In a new analysis, it is estimated that North Carolina lost billions from jobs and events that went elsewhere.

Melissa McCarthy talks to Ellen about playing Sean Spicer

McCarthy even got fake eyebags to look more like Spicer.

Affordable Care Act supporters worry as Trump predicts Obamacare will ‘explode’

For many who rely on the Affordable Care Act, celebration over the GOP's failure to repeal it is turning into anxiety about what happens next.

OITNB actress Samira Wiley and writer Lauren Morelli just got hitched

The couple met on the set of Orange is the New Black and got engaged last October.

LGBTQ advocates say Arkansas ‘indecent exposure’ law targets transgender people

ACLU of Arkansas says the bill is just a way to make it a crime for transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Russia bans kids from ‘Power Rangers’ after headlines about lesbian character

In the film, another character asks Trini (the yelllow ranger) if she's having "girlfriend problems."

Podcast inspires national obsession with Richard Simmons, but at what cost?

Billed as an act of love by Taberski, "Missing Richard Simmons" has been "harmful," said Michael Catalano, Simmons' manager and friend for 30 years.

Native American Osage nation votes to recognize tribal same-sex marriages

While the Osage nation previously recognize marriages from jurisdictions where same-sex marriages is legal, it will now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

LA Gay Men’s Chorus performs ‘True Colors’ in memory of Carrie Fisher

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performed a somber rendition of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" that celebrated Fisher's status as a feminist icon.

Jewish man makes anti-semitic bomb threats: is this internalized oppression?

The arrest of an American/Israeli dual citizen raises questions about internalized oppression.

Lesbian journalist sues queer publication for age discrimination

A journalist fired to make room for millennials at an LGBT publication is now suing for discrimination.

Julie Andrews’ new children’s show features a non-binary character

The puppet was described by the show's creator as "gender neutral."

Teen arrested for spray-painting homophobic and misogynist messages

The messages targeted white people, black people, hispanic people, gay people, black women, and the police.

GOP pressured NPR into firing a journalist who reported on their bigotry

The reporter denies violating journalistic ethics while covering a Gay-Straight Alliance's meeting with GOP lawmakers.

Will Hollywood ever catch up with television for gay inclusivity?

A few big films this year have a few fleeting gay moments, but that's really not much for 2017.

At Trump’s request, Republican leaders pull their failing ACA repeal bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the legislation after Trump asked him to halt debate without a vote.

Bisexual actress Amber Heard urges Hollywood’s closeted gays to come out

“If every gay man that I know personally came out in Hollywood tomorrow," she said, "then this would be a nonissue in a month.”

Are black Brits taking African American movie roles?

As more black British actors play African American roles, Samuel L. Jackson asks, "We can’t tell our own stories?"

Montana warned about consequences of bathroom bill

The state's chief economic advisor pointed to North Carolina to explain the economic consequences of discriminatory legislation.

Baptist schools forced to allow gay-straight alliances

Schools should not be allowed to force LGBTQ students to suffer in isolation.

NCAA gives North Carolina a deadline to repeal HB2

The NCAA will be setting championship locations for the next six years soon, and it won't consider a state with a hateful law like HB2.

Trans wrestler wins right to compete against other boys, but not at school

The policy change comes just one month after 17-year-old Mack Beggs, a transgender boy who is taking testosterone as prescribed by his doctor, won a girls' state wrestling title.

Two bills to allow discrimination derailed in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma senate voted down an anti-LGBTQ bill just days after a Republican senator resigned for being caught with an underage boy in a hotel room.

Marketer seeks branding help from The Gays in hilarious sketch

Is there any way to make a beer called "Brew Bros" palatable to gay men? Yes, yes there is.

Obama’s top civil rights lawyer to lead new organization

The former Justice Department attorney said, "What we're seeing is an unprecedented attack on so many of the gains we made."

Trump taps anti-LGBTQ activist Roger Severino to lead HHS Civil Rights Office

The former Heritage Foundation staffer actively opposed the ACA's civil rights protections and has fought against transgender rights, marriage equality, and abortion access.

Person in Oregon now legally without gender

A person in Oregon successfully petitioned the court to change their legal status from male to agender.