Lisa Keen

5 Headlines That Dominated LGBTQ+ News in 2022

There was no shortage of dramatic and consequential events to consider as the top stories for the LGBTQ+ community in 2022, and most of those events threaten to spill over into 2023. As we head into a new year, here are five of the most important [...]

LGBTQ+ Groups on Opposite Sides in Upcoming Supreme Court Case

A case to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next week, on April 28, presents one of those rare instances in which different LGBTQ+ groups are on opposite sides. The case is Mahanoy v. B.L., an appeal that asks the Supreme Court to take a new [...]

Victory in Georgia

A look at the numbers in Tuesday's U.S. Senate races in Georgia indicate that Democrats have won control of the Senate – a development with enormous favorable consequences for the LGBT community and the nation. According to the Georgia Secretary of [...]

In 2020 Election Donald Trump Doubled his LGBTQ Vote

Early data from exit polls conducted with voters on Nov. 3 indicate that 2/3 of the LGBTQ vote went to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who appears to have be poised Friday morning to easily win enough electoral votes to secure [...]

Election Night LGBTQ Hour-By-Hour Breakdown

It's a good bet that many LGBTQ people will be glued to their social media and news venues on Nov. 3. The Williams Institute, an LGBTQ think tank at UCLA, estimates that over 9 million LGBTQ people are registered to vote, and other statistics point [...]

LGBTQ Activists Alarmed at Thomas-Alito Anti-Equal Marriage Statement

While there was cause for alarm for LGBTQ people watching the opening day of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2020-21 session on Monday, there was also at least a tiny bit of reassurance, too. The alarm came with an unusual, unsolicited statement from two [...]

Activists Believe Ginsburg Replacement Barrett Could Hinder LGBTQ Rights

President Trump announced Saturday, Sept. 26, that his nominee to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, as expected, a jurist that LGBTQ groups are expected to vehemently oppose. President Trump said his nominee, federal appeals [...]

LGBTQ Champion on Supreme Court Dies

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the justice with the most pro-LGBTQ voting record in the history of the court, died Friday following a long struggle with cancer. As hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court [...]

2 Major Transgender Bathroom Decisions in Federal Appeals Courts

Two federal appeals court panels have ruled that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people at work also applies to discrimination in schools. In Bostock v. Clayton, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June [...]

Republican National Convention LGBTQ Summary Day 2

As the second night of the Republican National Convention got underway Tuesday night, the voiceover on a video showing the U.S. Constitution said, "Without equality, there is no opportunity." The video also showed historic photos of women marching [...]

Monday Night Republican National Convention Coverage

The first night of the Republican national convention spent considerable time reassuring Black and Latinx people that it is the party of "diversity," "values" and "morality." An openly gay speaker is planned for Wednesday, but on day one of the [...]

Day 3 Democratic National Convention Overview

Emma González, a bisexual student who became one of the leaders of a youth movement against gun violence after a 2018 shooting at her high school in Parkland, Florida, was one of the first voices heard by people tuning in to Wednesday night's [...]