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Is It All Right With You If I'm Just Out as Human?

"Oh, yeah, Eddie?  I haven't met him, but I've heard he's a really flamboyant gay type." "Really?  I always thought he was pretty effeminate, but actually I fucked him once." "Wait, what?  I thought you were--" "A lesbian?  Yeah. Shit...Show More Summary

Biden To Speak At Gay Rights Convention

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 [...]

State Lawmakers Order Attorney General to Uphold Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

“It is time to discard these discriminatory bans and to recognize the humanity of gay and lesbian Americans," Herring has argued.

What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?

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.

Sixty percent of Americans support marriage equality

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

Here Be A Giveaway: Tickets to the Lesbians Who Tech Summit For Three Entire Humans

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Three entire Autostraddle readers could win a FREE ticket for themselves (worth $349 each!) to Lesbians Who Tech. LET'S DO THIS!

Democrats Introduce Bill To Create Special International Envoy On LGBT Rights

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Woman Surprises Co-Workers, Comes Out In Emotional TED Talk: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Morgana Bailey, a Human Resources professional, recently came out at TED@State Street London's talk, surprising her colleagues at the event who did not know she was a lesbian. Bailey even hid the truth from the TED organizers about why she...

Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

W Hotels Worldwide has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, Turn It Up For Change. Show More Summary

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission Responds to Photos of ISIS Throwing Two Men to Their Deaths in Iraq

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commision and the global women's rights group MADRE have issued a statement on last week's photos showing two men allegedly being thrown to their deaths in Iraq for being gay - with bot...

HRC and NCLR File Brief Supporting Denial of Saks Fifth Avenue's Motion to Dismiss Trans Discrimination Lawsuit

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In the ongoing case of Saks Fifth Avenue claiming that it has the right to discriminate against transgender employees, the Human Rights Campaign and National Center for Lesbian Rights have followed up the formal refutation of Saks' motion to dismiss...

LGBT Groups Urge Caution In Reporting "Alleged Executions For Sodomy" By ISIS

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and MADRE, the global women’s rights group have issued a joint statement about recent reports that ISIS has executed men on charges of homosexuality. IGLHRC and MADRE...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Brings Global LGBTI Community Together to Advance Human Rights and Development

Last month, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, where I work, co-hosted the third annual Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons. Show More Summary

These 2 Illinois Cities Earned Perfect Scores in New LGBT Equality report by the Human Rights Campaign

The Illinois General Assembly legalized same-sex marriage throughout the state in June, but individual cities have jurisdiction over other laws and policies that can be more or less inclusive of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Show More Summary

When Coming Out Is a Death Sentence: The Rising Tide of Violence Against LGBT Iraqis

Joint briefings by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), MADRE and the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) published last week expose targeted violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...Show More Summary

GQ: 'Kind, Humane' Pope Francis Is Holy Man of the Year

GQ's Jim Nelson says one of the reasons the pope merits praise is that he doesn't think gays and lesbians are evil. read more

We All Deserve Justice

You don't have to be a human rights activist to know that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans can get you killed pretty much anywhere. Tragically, we can cite numerous examples: the 2012 assassination of LGBT activist Erick Alexander...Show More Summary

HRC and Victory Fund Co-Founder Terry Bean Arrested, Charged With Sex Abuse of a Minor

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Terry Bean, a prominent Democratic Party fundraiser and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund was arrested Wednesday on sex abuse charges involving a 15-year-old boy, The Oregonian reports: Bean's lawyer, Kristen Winemiller, said...

LifeBridge Health Hospitals Named 2014 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Sinai and Northwest hospitals are recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as leaders with the equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and employees.

Beautifully Intimate Portraits Of Gay Couples From The Height Of AIDS Hysteria

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

In the Summer of 1986, photographer Sage Sohier set out to document the lives of gay and lesbian Americans in their homes. It was the peak of AIDS hysteria, and her intimate photos stood (and continue to stand) in humanizing defiance to the horrible rumors and fears circulating about the gay community in mainstream society. Sohier’s father was […]

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