This week, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued its second report on the state of human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide. Here's a hint: It's not pretty. Intended...Show More Summary
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Logo. HRC is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organizations in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I receive more questions from readers than I'll ever have time to answer, but I like to try answer those that seem to come up again and again. Show More Summary
Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia … Please continue reading.
President Barack Obama said that LGBT rights "are human rights" in a statement released Saturday to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. "We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual,...Show More Summary
Chat with Jessica Stern (sub req), executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Thursday, May 21st at 2 PM Eastern in The Hive. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is an organization that specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally. Show More Summary
"People feel a type of way when they see any sexuality on-screen. I think it's almost human nature. People are so fascinated by it. It shouldn’t even be a discussion. But it is, because people are still curious, and people still wonder how they feel about things. Show More Summary
It's prom season and there's no better time to look at these adorable queer, lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified humans going to prom with each other and looking damn good doing it. Plus a chance to submit your own!
(RNS) WASHINGTON — Becoming a father was a prime motivator for Randy Berry to accept what’s sure to be a controversial new role at the State Department. Berry, 50, is the U.S. special envoy for the human rights of lesbians, gay men,Show More Summary
On the masturbation practices of the 8,566 humans who took our Ultimate Lesbian Sex Survey — how they do it, for how long, how often, and "how much more than everybody else."
The first step to being a white anti-racist ally is doing the work of learning on your own. [People of color] are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. Show More Summary
In a new poll, a higher percentage of likely 2016 voters felt favorably toward gays and lesbians than evangelical Christians. The poll, commissioned by the Human Rights Campaign, and conducted by Democratic pollster Greenberg Quinlan...Show More Summary
The Indiana legislature passed and Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a bill last week that critics, from human and civil rights groups to corporate CEOs to professional athletes, say opens the door to legal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
In an op-ed in Monday's Washington Post, Apple chief executive Cook spoke out strongly against an Indiana law that would allows businesses to refuse service to certain people -- such as gay or lesbian customers -- for religious reasons. Show More Summary
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech at the annual convention of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest gay-rights group in the U.S., this week. The group advocates equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. HRC, which had endorsed U.S. President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, has already started [...]
“It is time to discard these discriminatory bans and to recognize the humanity of gay and lesbian Americans," Herring has argued.
On Monday, February 23, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Randy Berry as the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons worldwide. Amnesty International joined other rights groups last summer … Please continue reading.
A new poll released by the Human Rights Campaign has found that 60 percent of Americans support "allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally," while only 37 percent oppose it. That’s only slightly higher than nonpartisan public surveys, which show majorities backing same-sex marriage in recent years. Show More Summary
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Via Reuters: U.S. lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced on Thursday a bill to protect and promote the rights of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The International Human Rights Defense Act, spearheaded by Sen. Show More Summary