Donald Trump in 2011 (Photo by Gage Skidmore) A federal judge late on Friday (13 April) ruled that the United States military cannot implement President Trump’s trans ban. It was ruled that the second iteration of the ban Trump proposed in March wasn’t much different than the first version, introduced last July. Judge Marsha Pechman […]

by Jeff Taylor 48m ago A new study suggests gay and bisexual people are much more likely to be victims of sexual violence. A 2016 survey conducted by the Utah Department of Health asked 10,000 residents if they’d ever suffered a sexual assault. Nearly half of all bisexual respondents (45.5%), and a third of lesbians […]

by Samantha Manzella 17m ago A man in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been charged with aggravated assault after attacking a transgender woman on a city bus On April 7, 24-year-old Jayla Ware was arguing with Roy Eugene-Lav Hedman, a friend, on a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus. Suddenly Hedman began repeatedly punching her and […]

by Jeff Taylor 12m ago Pope Francis met privately this week with a French student who was seriously injured while protecting a gay couple from attackers in 2016. “An incredible encounter with an exceptional man,” Marin, 20, wrote in a caption to a photo with Francis that was posted on a Facebook page of the […]

by Dan Avery 46m ago A new elementary school in Maryland will be named after gay civil rights legend Bayard Rustin. The Montgomery County Board of Education voted Thursday to name the school after Rustin by a 6-2 vote. Despite being the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a close advisor to Martin […]

by Jeff Taylor 51m ago There has been much celebration over Paul Ryan stepping down as House speaker. But the the two top contenders as his replacement, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, should give LGBT Americans real cause for concern.   Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Ryan was never an ally […]

by Jeff Taylor 26m ago Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, told the Senate today that he opposes marriage equality. During his confirmation hearing, the CIA director also refused to answer a question on homosexuality. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) challenged Pompeo on his anti-LGBT record, noting that in July 2015 he gave […]

by Dan Avery 40m ago A suspected serial killer has been charged in the murder of a seventh man in Toronto’s Gay Village. Bruce McArthur was arrested January 18 in connection with the disappearances of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman, who went missing last spring in the city’s Gay Village. Since then, police have linked […]

by Jeff Taylor 53m ago A British police officer has been fired for working as a prostitute. The unfortunately named Detective Constable Richard Holder was let go from the Sussex Police for “gross misconduct” after advertising himself on the website AdultWork. Holder was terminated at a disciplinary hearing Monday, although he had already resigned. Daniel […]

by Dan Avery 23m ago The High Court of Trinidad & Tobago has thrown out the country’s buggery laws, which punished same-sex relations with up to 25 years in prison. The statute was rarely enforced, but had a chilling effect on the country’s LGBT population. HAVE YOU HEARD?! A successful challenge has been mounted against […]

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