DECORAH, Iowa — In the aftermath of the Trump administration unveiling a proposed rule change enabling taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny placement in LGBT families, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has denounced the move as [...]
The Department of Health and Human Services’ press release announcing a change in the administration of its grants had an innocuous-sounding title, one that said its purpose was to ensure that HHS regulations do not "impose specific public policy requirements beyond U.S. statutory requirements."
The Trump administration is moving forward with a proposed regulation that will allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to refuse placement to LGBT families over religious objections.
A confirmation hearing for two Trump nominees to the nation’s largest federal appeals court snared considerable media attention Wednesday after one of those nominees dissolved into tears while trying to defend himself against claims that [...]
As LGBT rights advocates continue to press the Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination, data was at the forefront of a congressional hearing Tuesday as evidence that anti-LGBT discrimination in housing and credit continues to exist.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said his vision for Supreme Court appointments upon election as president would be in the mold of moderates like former U.S. Anthony Kennedy — although his campaign denies that characterization of his remarks.
Openly Bisexual US Rep. Katie Hill Publicly Acknowledges ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship With Staff Member
U.S. Rep. Katie Hill publicly acknowledged Wednesday that she engaged in an “inappropriate” relationship with a member of her staff. But she contends the allegations, supplemented by at least one photograph in which Hill is [...]
More than 30 groups have joined a campaign designed to increase support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica. Sí, Acepto (“Yes I accept” in Spanish) formally launched in August and includes ads that feature LGBTI Costa Ricans’ relatives, friends and teammates. The campaign also includes workshops on the issue that will take place across the country.
A law that extends marriage rights to same-sex couples in Northern Ireland took effect on Tuesday. Northern Ireland’s Stormont Parliament has not met since the country’s coalition government collapsed in 2017. The British Parliament in [...]
U.S. Supreme Court observers are more reluctant than usual to try and predict how the court might come down on the always hot-button issue of rights for LGBTQ people. There is a newly minted conservative [...]
A decision by Pope Francis to host a private meeting at the Vatican on Monday with an American Catholic priest who has been an outspoken advocate for the church to embrace LGBT Catholics is being viewed as yet another signal that Francis may be leaning toward changing the church’s long-held position of condemning homosexuality.
To paraphrase Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost,” democracy, you in danger, girl. This profound and dreadful moment in American history is worse than Watergate and far worse than the House impeachment of President Bill Clinton [...]
Editor's Note: This piece is part of a series done in honor of LGBTQ history month. Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012, came out as a gay man [...]
WASHINGTON — It was the second day of the court’s 2019-20 session, and the two hours of arguments Tuesday, Oct. 8, were split between cases involving discrimination based on sexual orientation and discrimination based on [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court is set Tuesday to hear a trio of cases that will determine not just whether firing workers for being LGBT is legal under federal law, but will also have ramifications for [...]
Here’s the blunt reality: On Oct. 8 the U.S. Supreme Court’s will hear arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people. Its rulings could have the most profound consequences yet on LGBTQ people. Why? The three [...]
Organizers and observers said between 1,500 and 3,000 people turned out on Saturday for the first-ever National Transgender Visibility March on Washington in which scores of participants held signs proudly declaring their status as transgender [...]
Rep. Katie Hill, an out bisexual from Southern California’s 25th District, announced her decision to vote for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “I believe in our country, in the Constitution, and in the checks and [...]
In a decision that LGBTQ legal activists call “dangerous” and “troubling,” the Arizona Supreme Court on Sept. 16 ruled that a business can — under certain circumstances — cite the business owner’s religious beliefs to [...]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Democratic presidential hopefuls came together Friday night at an LGBT candidate forum to lay out their vision for LGBT rights, but the evening yielded to a tense moment when Joseph Biden [...]
Corey Johnson, the openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council, introduced a bill on Thursday to repeal a law the Council passed in 2017 that prohibits mental health professionals from performing so-called conversion [...]
LGBTQ voters: Mark your calendars. Over the next month, there will be four Democratic presidential candidate forums — two of them devoted exclusively to LGBTQ issues. And one of those LGBTQ forums will be the first-ever to be broadcast by a major network.
LGBTQ voters: Mark your calendars. Over the next month, there will be four Democratic presidential candidate forums — two of them devoted exclusively to LGBTQ issues. And one of those LGBTQ forums will be the [...]
The executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans has resigned following a controversial decision by the organization’s board to endorse President Trump, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively. Jerri Ann Henry, who was the first [...]
With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue a major ruling on whether firing workers for being gay, lesbian and bisexual is legal under federal civil rights law, the Trump administration has weighed in with [...]
The executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans has resigned following a controversial decision by the organization’s board to endorse President Trump, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively. Jerri Ann Henry, who was the first woman to [...]
The national gay Republican group, Log Cabin Republicans, made a big splash Aug. 15 when it published a commentary in the Washington Post announcing its decision to endorse President Trump for reelection. The public's reaction [...]
Trump Administration Gag Rule Forces Planned Parenthood of Michigan out of Title X, National Program for Birth Control
ANN ARBOR — Yesterday Planned Parenthood of Michigan announced that the Trump-Pence administration has forced PPMI out of Title X, the nation’s decades-old bipartisan program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care after a long [...]
A coalition of 125 House Democrats and the American Medical Association submitted but two of the hundreds of thousands of comments to the Trump administration in opposition to a proposed rule that would exclude transgender [...]
LGBT people, especially transgender people, could be subjected to discrimination, harassment, and identity theft if careful government controls are not placed on rapidly developing and widely used facial recognition technology, according to the group LGBT [...]
A transgender man who challenged his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy has won his case. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on [...]
More than two years after President Trump tweeted he’d ban transgender people from the U.S. military “in any capacity,” the military services say the policy hasn’t resulted in denials of service for otherwise qualified individuals [...]
As President Trump continues to praise his administration’s plan to beat the HIV epidemic by 2030, a top Trump administration official says an immigrant’s HIV status is enough to justify family separation at the border. [...]
A top health official within the Department of Health & Human Services insists a “conscience rule” recently instituted by the Trump administration will have no impact on its HIV work, although LGBT groups are disputing [...]
Hate crimes against transgender people in England, Scotland and Wales have risen 81 percent, the BBC reported last week. The news service obtained the data from 36 out of 44 police departments throughout Great Britain. [...]
Ken Mehlman, the former George W. Bush operative and Republican National Committee chair who came out as gay in 2010, is leading LGBT-supportive Republicans in urging conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court has designated Oct. 8 as the date when it will hear arguments on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to cases of anti-LGBT discrimination, setting up [...]