Sorry to tell you guys, but we ain't buying your sudden transformation and support for us. It smells of political expediency. Try peddling your fraud to other voting groups.
The study also found a significant rural-urban divide in who is protected.
What an amazing three months it has been! Now that we have all caught our collective breath from an unprecedented Pride Month, let's step back for a moment and consider what has transpired during this time for the entire LGBTQ community.
Last Thursday Senate and House Democrats, 205 in all, introduced the Equality Act (S.1858/H.R.3185). Like ENDA since 2009, it is fully inclusive, covering gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. That is today's reality, and will not be a bargaining chip.
We all know that getting any legislation through Congress is really hard right now. But we also know that LGBT movements are stronger and better connected than ever. When the original Equality Act was first introduced more than four decades ago, its passage may have seemed like a pipe dream. Today, it is not.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment
We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.
This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.
According to The New York Times, groups like the Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal Defense
Whether the old guard is wising up or dying off is no longer relevant. The gay rights movement is being won person by person, family by family, city by city, with Washington, D.C. a reluctant, self-congratulatory last stop.
In Congress, legislation to remedy this gap has passed the Senate but stalled in the GOP-controlled House. The Employment
"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy."
Last Thursday at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, HRC President Chad Griffin apologized for all the problems between HRC and the trans community for which HRC had been responsible over the years. He was specific and demanded to be held accountable. These are words the trans community has never heard before from HRC, certainly not in public.
In 1971, a young man was wrongfully terminated from his job with the federal government. And his termination was not based on poor performance. Rather, Charlie Baker was fired from his job with the NBS simply because he was gay.
As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.
"Having weaker protections for LGBT people sends the message that anti-LGBT discrimination is more acceptable than other