LGBTQ Nation Archives - Page 3

Donald Trump
Trump attacks wrong target on Twitter as his approval rating plummets to new low

Former president Barack Obama's approval ratings upon leaving office were as good as President Trump's are bad.

YouTube sends ‘regrets’ to LGBTQ users for filtering videos, makes no change

The video sharing service stunned and angered users by turning content about same-sex relationships and gender identity invisible, and says it will "look into" concerns.

Neil Gorsuch
Judiciary vote on Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch likely in 2 weeks

Trump's Supreme Court pick has been called "a significant threat" by LGBTQ advocates.

Katy Perry revealed she went to camps that tried to ‘pray the gay away’

"When I was growing up, homosexuality was synonymous with the word 'abomination,'" Perry said in an emotional speech after receiving HRC's National Equality Award.

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transgender rights
Report: Hate crime laws have resulted in few convictions for anti-trans violence

A 2009 hate crimes law meant to make federal prosecutions easier has resulted in relatively few convictions nationwide.

Power Rangers
‘Power Rangers’ makes history with first gay superhero on the big screen

One of the Power Rangers is shown struggling to accept her sexual orientation.

Will hate crime prosecutions be a thing of the past under President Trump?

Some LGBTQ advocates worry that under the Trump administration hate crimes will not be prosecuted.

‘Beauty & the Beast’ breaks box office records despite protests of gay character

The film opened with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales, setting a new high mark for family movies in the wake of global protests.

Steve King
Rep. Steve King: ‘We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies’

It's hard to claim you aren't a racist when former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke retweets your comments.

Watch: ‘Patriotic miscreant’ tears down gender neutral bathroom signs

"That's what I think about transgender people sharing them bathrooms when there's only male or female," the man says as he throws away the signs.

Fighting Trump’s travel ban is personal for Hawaii’s ‘scholarly gentleman’

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin's parents emigrated from China in 1957 at a time when U.S. immigration policy still imposed nation-based quotas.

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NY man charged with hate crime in St. Patrick’s Day attack on transgender women

Police say that the man verbally harassed two transgender women walking into a McDonald's Friday afternoon before launching into a violent assault that sent one woman to the hospital.

If elected, Raymond Meza would be the first openly gay Latino congressman

Raymond Meza, an SEIU labor organizer, grew up in the district and came out at age 14.

Meetup enters the political fray by expanding support for anti-Trump protests

The networking site plans to partner with a labor group to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups.

Will Trump’s budget cuts to medical research stall a cure for HIV?

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the nation's engine of biomedical research would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases.

Admitted child molester Josh Duggar announces wife is pregnant with fifth child

Josh Duggar has argued that LGBTQ people are a threat to children, despite the fact that he admitted to molesting five girls as a teenager.

Bullied gay hacker caught by FBI agent impersonating reporter speaks out

A decade later, the Associated Press is continuing to press the FBI for a ban on impersonating reporters — and a fuller disclosure of how widespread the practice is.

Japanese elects its first out transgender man to public office

Transgender man Tomoya Hosoda, 25, was recently elected to the council in Iruma, Japan, a city of about 150,000 people.

Montana lawmaker wants voters to decide where transgender people can pee

The bill's introduction came on the same day 10 states, including Montana, sought to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Obama directive on transgender students and sex-segregated spaces.

Pro wrestler comes out as bisexual after silly video with boyfriend surfaces

"I couldn’t help but cry as I let loose all of the years of stress, anxiety and fear of judgment," professional wrestler Anthony Bowens writes. "It was the best decision I had ever made."

Nebraska to drop its lawsuit over Obama’s guidance on transgender students

Nebraska filed the challenge in July. It was joined by Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming.

James Corden is Belle in hilarious crosswalk production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Late Late Show host reimagined the tale as old as time, with him in drag as Belle.

Pro hockey’s first trans player ready to retire

Harrison Browne's hockey career could come to an end as soon as tonight, but he's focused on winning the championship first.

China declines to censor gay kiss in ‘Beauty & the Beast’ despite objections

Though Chinese authorities have a reputation for censoring gay content, they left "Beauty and the Beast" alone.

Advocates warn Senators: Gorsuch poses a ‘significant threat’ to our community

"His views are fundamentally at odds with the notion that LGBT people are entitled to equality, liberty, justice and dignity under the law,” say LGBTQ advocates.

A wingnut caught seeking sex from a minor shows how little the right has changed

A Republican who wanted to ban fetuses in food was caught in a hotel room with a teenage boy... this is not a focus on "economic issues."

Photo of assaulted transgender teen goes viral as aunt pleads for justice

A 13-year-old transgender girl was punched in the face repeatedly by a male classmate and her family says the school isn't doing enough to keep her safe.

Oregon lawmakers prepare to protect LGBTQ people, women from Trump

The proposed law would ban interference in terminating a pregnancy, and would ensure full reproductive health care coverage, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.