"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
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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 […]