US Designates Grindr a National Security Risk

By | 2019-04-02T12:18:23-04:00 April 2nd, 2019|National, News|

BY JAMES WELLEMEYER, Washington Blade The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has designated Grindr a national security risk, according to an exclusive report from Reuters published on March 27. Reuters could not obtain CFIUS’s [...]

News Analysis: An Impressive Democratic Field

By | 2019-03-25T08:42:10-04:00 March 20th, 2019|National, News|

The Democratic field of contenders continues to grow and I am impressed by the wide range of talent in the party. On Nov. 7, 2018 I wrote that Democrats need a coherent message and younger candidates to win in 2020. My thought was there should be no one over 70 on the ticket. I stand by that today.

LGBTQ Military Organizations Applaud Lawmakers

By | 2019-02-06T11:20:50-04:00 February 6th, 2019|National, News|

Several members of Congress invited actively-serving and veteran transgender service members as their honored guests to President Trump's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Feb. 5. For many of the legislators, the Supreme Court’s [...]

ACLU Recent Legal Updates

By | 2019-01-30T16:46:34-04:00 January 30th, 2019|National, News|

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union took action against two major companies that their clients allege have participated in sex discrimination: McDonald's and Chili's. Additionally, the ACLU is awaiting news from the Supreme Court about cases that consider whether or not federal workplace discrimination law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination on the basis of sex.

Reports: Russians Targeted LGBTQ Community With Disinformation

By | 2019-01-23T16:29:11-04:00 January 23rd, 2019|National, News|

A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBTQ issues and, in some cases, pushed LGBTQ voters to support Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. The operation also posted a message aimed at lonely LGBTQ teenagers, an effort that is believed was intended to blackmail vulnerable youth.