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
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
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'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
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
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...
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.
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 […]
In many places attacking the rights of gay people can still be politically useful and popular IN THE argot of human rights, LGBT means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender--a catch-all term for sexual minorities. But Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia for 20 years, has a different reading. Show More Summary
A Lexington-based printing company has been found guilty of violating the city's fairness ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in its refusal to print the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization's Pride t-shirts back in 2012. The Lexington...
How a TV star shunning labels, and a lesbian couple with a Black baby illustrate the fight to assert one's humanity
An attorney allied with Alliance Defending Freedom filed a petition Thursday in New York state court asking for a review of the NY State Division of Human Rights decision that fined farm owners Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding ceremony on their property.
Via press release: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender...Show More Summary
Via press release: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality, announced today that President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the 18th Annual HRC National Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Washington, DC. Show More Summary
It's Bisexual Visibility Day in the western hemisphere, which should be cause for celebration and pride. Unfortunately, a new report from the Human Rights Campaign says that bi youth in the United States receive more harassment and less support than their lesbian and gay peers. Read more...
Friends recall ‘a firecracker of a human being’ as memorial fund for Mark Ashton receives more than £10,000 He is one of the central characters in Pride, the feelgood film now in cinemas that tells how gay and lesbian activists threw their support behind a Welsh mining community during...
Via the Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today applied to have an Irish-American contingent from the organization included as an official participant in next year's St. Show More Summary
Via press release: Today, Free & Equal, the United Nations Human Rights Office’s global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, releases “UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising” a video highlighting the campaign’s impact to date. Show More Summary
SCIENCE: “The US government has spent nearly $3 million on a study to explore lesbian obesity. According to the Department of Health and Human Services 69 per cent of American adults over the age of 20 are classified as overweight or obese and yet 75 per cent of America’s lesbian population falls into this category [...]
The inter-species same-sex kiss was censored in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.