• Human Rights Campaign Sep 7

    Top Official at Nation's Largest LGBTQ Group Fired Over Ties to Ex-Gov. Cuomo

    David’s apparent role working with Cuomo was revealed in a report that accused David of being involved in efforts to “disparage” a former employee who had accused Cuomo of “pervasive harassment.”

  • nbc6 pride Dec 5, 2019

    For Trans Activists, Recent Setbacks Temper Long-Term Hopes

    Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender. The administration also has moved to...

  • Texas Mar 29, 2019

    Google Removes Anti-Gay App That Promoted Conversion Therapy After Backlash

    Google removed an app that promoted so-called “conversion therapy” from its Play Store, following pressure from an LGBT rights lobby. The app was made by Texas-based Christian group Living Hope Ministries, which claims it helps gay people with “leaving” their sexuality. “After consulting with outside advocacy groups, reviewing our policies, and making sure we had a thorough understanding of the...

  • Texas Mar 30, 2019

    Google Removes Anti-Gay App That Promoted Conversion Therapy After Backlash

    Google removed an app that promoted so-called “conversion therapy” from its Play Store, following pressure from an LGBT rights lobby. The app was made by Texas-based Christian group Living Hope Ministries, which claims it helps gay people with “leaving” their sexuality. “After consulting with outside advocacy groups, reviewing our policies, and making sure we had a thorough understanding of the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 18, 2018

    Across the US, Bills to Curb LGBT Rights Are Failing

    In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory. In the thick of this year’s legislative sessions, LGBT activists were tracking about 120 proposed bills that they viewed as threats...

  • United States Apr 10, 2018

    Alaskans Vote ‘No' on Anti-Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill'

    Nearly 53 percent of voters in Anchorage, Alaska, cast their ballots in opposition to a proposition that would have required transgender people to use public facilities that match the sex on their birth certificates. The historic April 3 election, conducted primarily through mail-in-ballots, was the first time U.S. citizens directly voted on a so-called transgender “bathroom bill.” “Anchorage voters refused...

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2017

    Despite Gains, LGBT Protections Remain a Patchwork in US

    A federal appeals court in Chicago, citing the Civil Rights Act, has ruled that companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation....
    It’s the latest in a long series of court rulings, state legislation and local ordinances expanding rights and protections for LGBT. But nationwide, in the absence of comprehensive federal legislation, the protections are...

  • Orlando Jul 1, 2016

    49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Massacre

    Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner, and other celebrities are paying tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in a video released by gay-advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. In the 18-minute video released Wednesday, the celebrities read the name, age and a biographical sketch of each shooting victim.

  • Philadelphia Sep 22, 2015

    Fired Gay Teacher Invited to White House to Welcome Pope Francis

    A Roman Catholic teacher fired over her same-sex marriage says she has been invited to the White House to help welcome Pope Francis.

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