LGBTQ Nation Archives - Page 7

This governor just signed an order defying Trump’s anti-trans military order

"President Trump’s announcement that he plans to ban transgender individuals from serving in our military is ignorant and profoundly troubling."

One of the most anti-LGBT politicians will head Trump’s ‘religious freedom’ effort

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has been chosen by Donald Trump to head up the "Office of International Religious Freedom."

Joint Chiefs chairman: There are no changes yet on trans military service policy

President Trump reportedly caught officials off guard despite his claim to have "consulted" with them first. He lied.

Jeff Sessions
Department of Justice intervenes in case to argue gays don’t have civil rights

On the same day that Trump announced a ban on trans soldiers, the White House took another bold step in laying out its opposition to LGBTQ rights.

Boy Scout chief expected Trump’s speech to be explicitly political

And he would invite him back to speak again, saying, “We are not to going to censor or edit the president of the United States."

Trump sold out transgender troops to win funding for a few miles of his border wall

Republicans planned to pass a spending bill, but an internal disagreement over trans troops put the future of that bill on shaky ground.

Fired up: Even Jimmy Fallon got political after Trump’s transgender military ban

A trans comedian joined the Tonight Show cast as a special correspondent to take Trump to task over his latest attack on a minority group.

James Corden’s tribute to transgender people will leave you in tears

This may be the most amazing late night performance ever aired.

After trans ban, Log Cabin Republicans decide maybe Trump isn’t so great after all

Yesterday: "At best, Trump is a quiet ally. He's certainly a ‘do no harm' guy." Today: "This smacks of politics, pure and simple."

E.W. Jackson
Priest claims people who use ‘they/them’ pronouns are possessed by demons

He also said schools that instruct teachers how to make their class welcoming to trans students need to be visited by "a whole army of exorcists."

Ellen DeGeneres deconstructs popular children’s TV shows

Dora the Explorer, Yo Gabba Gabba, Sesame Street, Winnie the Pooh, and the Jetsons aren't quite the same when you're an adult.

castro sf
ISIS sympathizer planned to bomb San Francisco gay bars

"I live close to San Francisco. That’s like the gay capital of the world. I’m going to handle them right."

‘Christians’ are celebrating Trump’s decision to attack trans servicemembers

When did Jesus say "Celebrate discrimination and attack the downtrodden"? Did we miss that section?

Rodriguez Montez Burks
Inmates say a prisoner was killed for being gay while guards ignored pleas

Both inmates had requested to be moved multiple times and had their requests denied, inmates report.

Jeff Sessions
Will Jeff Sessions intervene in landmark gay rights case?

The case will determine if sexual orientation is protected under longstanding civil rights laws.

Trump bans transgender people from serving in the military

Yesterday it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence, long a foe of civil rights for LGBT people, was behind the push to discriminate against trans people.

A comprehensive list of Presidents who were more presidential than Trump

Donald Trump made the laughable claim that he was "more presidential" than any other President barring Abraham Lincoln at a campaign rally in Ohio.

Texas Senate passes bathroom bill despite overwhelming police opposition

Big business and police — two usually important groups to Texas Republicans — have urged the governor to drop it.

Kristen Stewart & her girlfriend crashed a lesbian couple’s wedding

The celebrities danced and drank with guests for about three hours.

mister sister bar closed
Bar with transphobic name closes & blames ‘fake social justice terrorists’

Just last month the bar owner changed the name to The Bridge Club, but his kiss off message reverts back to the old name.

McCain health care vote
Pence breaks tie as Senate votes to proceed with efforts to repeal Obamacare

Sen. John McCain returned to the Senate from the hospital to cast a key vote allowing Republicans to move forward with their plan to kill Obamacare.

Catholic B&B owners reject couple because ‘we don’t accept gays & animals’

Of course, the owner says "we don't have anything against gay people." Except when they do, obviously.

Donald Trump
Psychiatry group to members: Feel free to diagnose Trump with a mental illness

The American Psychoanalytical Association says members should no longer feel restricted by a rule against commenting on the mental health of public figures.

Mitch McConnell healthcare
McCain returns for huge Senate healthcare vote

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's Senate vote on their bill killing off Barack Obama's signature achievement in office.

Obama HIV Africa
HIV epidemic is ‘coming under control’ in the country with highest prevalence

The gains are at risk, however, as the White House's proposed budget would reduce funding by about $1 billion to PEPFAR, which supports anti-retroviral therapy for millions of people.

Charlize Theron ‘took a dip in the lady pond’

"It’s so strange we talk so much about it. It should be normalized by now."

First LGBTQ fighting unit forms to combat ISIS in Syria

The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army is a subgroup of The International Revolutionary People's Guerrilla Forces.