How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: ‘She Was Everywhere’

How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: ‘She Was Everywhere’


Into her late 80s, Ms. Windsor continued to leverage her national profile as a winning Supreme Court plaintiff to support her favorite LGBT causes.

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights


LGBT-rights supporter waves an amalgamation of the Canadian and rainbow flags in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, 1999. In 2017, Canadian government condemned Ramzen Kadyrov’s purge of gay men in Chechnya and announced that nearly 30 victims of the purge have been safely resettled. 

Trump administration signals loss of ground for LGBT rights

Trump administration signals loss of ground for LGBT rights


Just over 13 months later, Trump’s Justice Department, in a case between private parties that involved no government agency, has told a federal appeals court that discrimination based on sexual orientation is legal under federal law. 

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles


The climate for LGBT Poles has deteriorated under the Law and Justice Party, with attacks on LGBT individuals and organizations on the rise as government policies emphasize nationalist themes at the expense of tolerance. In an email interview, A. Chaber explains how LGBT activists are trying to adapt.

How Tim Gill Turned His Fortune Into a Powerful Force for LGBTQ Rights

How Tim Gill Turned His Fortune Into a Powerful Force for LGBTQ Rights


How Tim Gill turned a $500 million fortune into the nation's most powerful force for LGBTQ rights

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights


Saigon’s guide to restaurants, street food, news, bars, culture, events, history, activities, things to do, music & nightlife.

Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights

Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights


Marching through the streets of East Timor's capital Dili with a rainbow flag in his hand, Natalino Guterres was overwhelmed with emotion, reminding him of how he felt 15 years ago when he saw the Timorese flag raised for the first time.

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says


Brigham Young University-Idaho confirmed she won't be returning but declined to give a reason.

Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy

Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy


With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy rumored to be considering retirement, groups want the Supreme Court to take up an employment discrimination challenge before he leaves.

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America


“I wish I could tell them it will work. But it’s a gambling process. You put your life at risk and wait.”

Stuart Milk on Pride, LGBT rights, and what he learned from his uncle Harvey Milk

Stuart Milk on Pride, LGBT rights, and what he learned from his uncle Harvey Milk


Stuart has spent most of his adult life spreading his late uncle’s message of hope. As one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US, Harvey Milk’s fight against discrimination changed the course of LGBT history for the better. Though tragically assassinated in 1978, his story inspired change in his city, country, and around the world.

It looks like Neil Gorsuch will be hostile to LGBT rights

It looks like Neil Gorsuch will be hostile to LGBT rights


The Supreme Court's newest justice dissented in a ruling involving same-sex couples.

LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office

LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office


Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal advocacy group, will open a Washington, D.C., office to intensify its work against the Trump administration and increase fundraising, Politico reports. 

'Born This Way'? The Answer Shouldn't Affect Gay Rights

'Born This Way'? The Answer Shouldn't Affect Gay Rights


Now 17 percent of young people identify as bisexual or gay. Are some making a choice?