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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

last monthLGBT / 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

2 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 […]

Here's A Snapshot Of Gay Rights Around The World

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

Kentucky Human Rights Commission Says Printing Company Cannot Discriminate Against Gay Customers

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

America’s sex and race failure: Why Raven-Symone and an Ohio couple are struggling

How a TV star shunning labels, and a lesbian couple with a Black baby illustrate the fight to assert one's humanity

ADF Allied Attorney Files Petition for NY Farmer Couple Fined $13K for Refusing to Host Lesbian Wedding

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.

NEW YORK: United Nations Human Rights Council Endorses LGBT Rights

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

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

Bill Clinton To Keynote HRC Gala

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

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

Bisexual Youth Mostly Female, Worse Off Than Lesbian or Gay Peers

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

The real-life triumphs of the gay communist behind hit UK movie ‘Pride’

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

NEW YORK CITY: HRC Applies To March In 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade

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

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

United Nations Celebrates First Anniversary Of Pro-LGBT Campaign

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

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. Acco…

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 [...]

BBC cuts Asian broadcast of lesbian “Dr. Who” kiss between human and lizard

The inter-species same-sex kiss was censored in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

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