LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions

LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions


In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, supporters of LGBT rights hailed the first federal hate crime conviction for the killing of a transgender woman in Mississippi. With President Donald Trump now in office, they worry about the future of such prosecutions.

Back Stories: LGBT Groups Join St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO)

Back Stories: LGBT Groups Join St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO)


LGBT groups struggled for decades to be included in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Trump Administration, Bathroom Litigation, and the Future of LGBT Rights

The Trump Administration, Bathroom Litigation, and the Future of LGBT Rights


Grimm’s lawsuit, and other cases like it such as the challenge to North Carolina’s so-called transgender bathroom law (also known as House Bill 2), is of great importance, because it addresses the question of whether transgender individuals are legally entitled to do something that everyone else is permitted to do, namely to use bathrooms (and similar facilities such as changing rooms) that match their gender identity. But cases like Grimm’s raise an even more fundamental and important question: whether federal law protects sexual and gender-identity minorities from discrimination to begin with.

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights


When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride.

The NCAA's Selective Support Of LGBT Rights

The NCAA's Selective Support Of LGBT Rights


In 2015, the NCAA took an unusual political stand in opposing Indiana’s RFRA. But as March Madness returns to Indy two years later, the organization’s LGBT advocacy is as inconsistent as a team headed for a first-round exit.

LGBT change heroes 2017: breaking through from oppression

LGBT change heroes 2017: breaking through from oppression


We asked for nominations of LGBT rights activists who are having a positive influence all over the world and were overwhelmed by the response

Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly

Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly


Latin America has the highest rates of violence against the LGBT community, but it also has some of the most progressive laws for LGBT equality and protection.

New York Today: Refugee, Immigrant and Citizen

New York Today: Refugee, Immigrant and Citizen


When Luis Mancheno was 14 and living in Quito, Ecuador, he knew he had to learn English, and fast.

Inside the Trump White House’s Fight Over LGBT Rights

Inside the Trump White House’s Fight Over LGBT Rights


Don’t rely on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s influence. LGBT allies are few in the Trump administration—which could spell disaster for civil rights and equality.

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails


Reachel Benson sits in a chair in the living room, wearing a bright pink T-shirt and long hair draped across her shoulders. She tells the story of growing up. Animated at times, her voice becomes louder, more forceful — her hands in motion as she recalls trying to figure out who she was.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Benson is disappointed once again at the failure of North Dakota House Bill 1386, legislation that would have specifically banned discrimination against LGBT individuals in the state on matters from employment to service at a restaurant, with certain hiring and admission exceptions included for religious groups. The bill failed 22-69 in the North Dakota House on Feb. 10.

The Profit North Carolina Sees in LGBT Prejudice

The Profit North Carolina Sees in LGBT Prejudice


North Carolina is already counting the multimillion-dollar cost of its ‘bathroom bill.’ But for the bill’s backers, anti-LGBT ideology trumps economics.

Once-conservative Malta leaps ahead on LGBT rights

Once-conservative Malta leaps ahead on LGBT rights


At age 24, Alex Mangion became Malta’s first transgender politician when he won a local office on the conservative Nationalists’ ticket, a striking combination in a country that until recently had been a last bastion in western Europe of social norms largely dictated by the Catholic church.

Alan Turing Law Grants Posthumous Pardons to Gay Men in Britain

Alan Turing Law Grants Posthumous Pardons to Gay Men in Britain


The policy is named after the World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated after being convicted of gross indecency for having sex with a man.

Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos

Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos


Mexican-American Alberto Mendoza created an online platform, Honor41, to help LGBTQ Latinos share their stories.

On Taking Gay Rights From Taipei to Beijing: Don’t Call It a ‘Movement’

On Taking Gay Rights From Taipei to Beijing: Don’t Call It a ‘Movement’


Lai Jeng-jer, a leader on gay rights in Taiwan who now lives in Beijing, discusses the progress he’s seen on the mainland, as well as the limitations.