Jess Herbst, mayor of tiny conservative town New Hope, Texas, has come out as transgender. The response has been overall positive.
Eight states have laws, sometimes called “no promo homo” laws, which restrict or forbid teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues in schools.
Donald Trump might sign an executive order permitting anti-LGBTQ discrimination this week, all in the name of religious freedom.
On the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, Tim Kaine proudly officiated at the wedding of a same-sex couple.
Americans have flooded airports all over the country to protest Trump’s Muslim ban and demand the release of detainees. It’s an incredible sight.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Twitter account is listing the passengers of the St. Louis, a ship of refugees the U.S. turned away in 1939.
Comic book ;America’s front cover was designed by Joe Quinones and is a striking homage to Beyoncé from her powerful video for “Formation”
California has banned state-funded travel to Kansas in response to a 2016 law that allows religious groups to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
A Detroit man is being charged for attempted murder and weapons violations after shooting a transgender woman he’d previously paid for sex.
In her first column since her sentence was commuted, whistleblower Chelsea Manning urged progressives not to compromise with Trump’s GOP.
Hundreds of young queers and allies marched through the Washington D.C. suburb of Chevy Chase neighborhood Wednesday evening as part of a queer dance party protesting Mike Pence, the anti-LGBTQ Vice President-elect. Attendees waved rainbow flags, held protest signs, wore pink crocheted pussy hats while hundreds of cameras and mobile phones […]
Facebook recently removed a video of men hunting down a transwoman in New Orleans. In the video, men riding around in a car track down a running transwoman while saying that they’re “gonna gun a punk down”. Later on, they shout, “Shoot that bitch!” as an armed assailant slaps a […]
The United States of America touts itself as a land of opportunity and a cultural melting pot, but the USA has a long history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. While the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in June 2015, many states in America still allow employers to fire someone for being LGBTQ and parents to send their LGBTQ children to harmful “conversion therapy”.
Nevertheless, the USA news isn’t all bad. Though many US states could do more to protect LGBTQ people, many state and federal judges, city governments and businesses have begun pursuing policies to protect LGBTQ rights. Plus, American media has generally incorporated more LGBTQ characters into TV, film and even video games — media that ends up being distributed worldwide. But US media still has a long way to go for true inclusivity, especially for women, bisexual and transgender people, people with disabilities, Black people and other people of color.