LGBTQ Nation Archives - Page 7

N.H. Republicans delay transgender rights bill citing ‘safety’ concerns

Republican lawmakers argued the bill would make it hard to protect women from men entering women's bathrooms under the guise of being transgender.

Phil Berger
North Carolina Republican Senate leader in hot water over fake headlines

Berger's team changed the headlines on stories he shared to his Facebook page in order to make anti-LGBTQ House Bill 2 and the Republicans look better.

Betsy DeVos met with transgender students & their parents, but was she moved?

DeVos said she "remain[s] committed to advocating for and fighting on behalf of all students" but did not offer any specific actions to protect transgender students.

Hate crime charges sought for men accused of killing D.C. transgender woman

Three men face hate crimes charges after a night of robbing trans people that ended in the murder of Deeniquia Dodds.


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Gender neutral bathroom in Portland high school vandalized with death threat

The incident occurred a week after the Trump administration backed away from supporting transgender students' rights.

Milo’s gone but Breitbart and followers are still trolling Leslie Jones

“I want to fight Ben Carson!!” Jones tweeted to her 685K followers after Carson called slaves "immigrants."

La’Porsha Renae
‘American Idol’ star says she chose to be straight after 2 years of being gay

Less than one year after saying she doesn't "agree" with the LGBTQ "lifestyle," the singer is now claiming she chose to be straight.

Historic gay landmark to close while another hopes for recognition

Little Pete's in Philadelphia was once Dewey's and still attracts many LGBTQ visitors because of a protest predating Stonewall.

Chadwick Moore
Newly Republican ‘Out’ writer says Matthew Shepard’s death wasn’t a hate crime

Gay journalist Chadwick Moore recently "came out" as a conservative after a backlash to his profile of Milo Yiannopoulos.

Soccer team devastates homophobic fan with one tweet

This team might as well be a tree for all the shade they just threw.


Gavin Grimm demands court hear his case before he graduates high school

The transgender teen is seeking the right to use the correct restroom in school. But will he have graduated before he gets his day in court?

Hockey commentator makes non-apology for homophobic kiss cam ‘joke’

When a gay couple was shown kissing in the stadium, he said "That's disgusting. Security, get rid of them."

Is California about to repeal their HIV criminalization law?

A new bill would make it a misdemeanor instead of a felony to intentionally expose someone to HIV.

Man sentenced for running extortion operation from behind prison bars

A prisoner used a cruising service to find closeted gay and bi men who he threatened and then demanded hush money.

St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers will reconsider allowing gay group to march

Organizers are scrambling to mitigate fallout after Boston's mayor and the chief marshall announced they would drop out if the gay veterans group wasn't included.

Ellen honored Laverne Cox on International Women’s Day

Ellen released a video for International Women's Day: "Women have more to think about than makeup and handbags."

Man who attacked couple with shopping cart for hugging guilty of hate crime

A judge sentenced Samuel Edward Parke to pay $600 to a lesbian couple for attacking them with his shopping cart.

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Texas Senate votes unanimously to prohibit government from subpoenaing sermons

In 2014, the city of Houston sought to subpoena sermons and speeches by five Houston pastors who opposed a local gay rights ordinance.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson has perfect answer for parents scared about gay characters

Parents worried that "Beauty and the Beast" might turn their children gay may want to consider his point.

Chris Sununu
New Hampshire’s Republican governor refuses to take stance on trans protections

GOP House leaders want to stop a bill that would add anti-discrimination protections for transgender people.

Trump’s human rights rollback is about making trans people ‘the other’

The US has a long history of using "states' rights" as an excuse to deny others a claim to basic human rights.

Bathroom bill delayed in Tennessee

Republican Rep. Mark Pody said his bill was delayed in committee Tuesday to allow time to re-evaluate the wording.

LGBTQ veterans group denied entry in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

While the organizers went to the Supreme Court to defend their right to exclude LGBT groups from the parade, they had allowed the veterans to march before.

Texas bathroom bill advances after 13 hours of passionate testimony

Unlike in North Carolina, where the law known as HB2 passed a year ago with broad Republican support, the Texas bill has split conservatives and faces a tougher road.

Westboro Baptist Church
The vital lesson this story of fleeing the Westboro Baptist Church can teach you

The reason Fred Phelps' granddaughter left the hateful church in which she was raised will surprise and inspire you.

Alabama wants to do away with marriage licenses to screw with gay couples

Instead of a license signed by a probate judge, the bill would require couples to file a form and affidavit with the state to record their marriages.

Police release photos of 5 men who brutally attacked gay couple on train

One man was left with a broken eye socket and the other lost his two front teeth in the attack.