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.

LGBT Dreamers Speak Out: 'It’s Like Being Sent Home to a Death Sentence'

LGBT Dreamers Speak Out: 'It’s Like Being Sent Home to a Death Sentence'


Trans and queer DACA recipients share how Trump's decision could threaten their safety and dramatically disrupt the lives they've built in the US.

LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown

LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown


The Justice Department has sided with a Colorado shop owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case this fall.

LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA

LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA


Tony Choi is among the 36,000 LGBT immigrants in DACA who are now facing uncertainty and deportation after President Trump nixed the program.

Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to implement transgender ban

Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to implement transgender ban


U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that directs the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits.

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum


A caravan of 16 LGBTQI migrants — called the Rainbow 16 — surrendered themselves to U.S. border officials on Thursday and are now being held by ICE.

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth


The volume of calls the Trevor Project received from trans youth in the aftermath of this announcement exceeded those it received when the bathroom bill was introduced in Texas.

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. 

The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas

The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas


Texas is predicted to lose big time as local, national and international companies prepare to go to war over a discriminatory Republican-led bill. 

Matt Skallerud's insight:

It is amazing that Republicans still want to legislate what bathroom transgender people can use. On Friday night, the Texas Senate decided to pass a bill forcing transgender people to use the bathroom based on the gender that is listed on their birth certificate. The bill also overturns local non-discrimination ordinances that allow transgenders to use whatever bathroom they want.

What the Right Gets Wrong About LGBT Megadonor Tim Gill

What the Right Gets Wrong About LGBT Megadonor Tim Gill


The controversy over the advocate's 'punish the wicked' quote reveals the worst aspects of rightwing media

Meet Republican LGBT Rights Activist Margaret Hoover

Meet Republican LGBT Rights Activist Margaret Hoover


Margaret Hoover doesn’t buy the hype that Vice President Mike Pence is an anti-gay, apocalyptic bigot. Hoover is far more qualified to make that assessment than random Internet trolls who easily dismiss the former Indiana governor as a hateful homophobe. After all, she knows Pence and has worked with him on gay rights issues.

Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It

Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It


At least four federal agencies asked the Census Bureau to add questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to the American Community Survey, NPR has learned.

LGBT Group to Fund Campaign Against Trump's Agenda

LGBT Group to Fund Campaign Against Trump's Agenda


The Human Rights Campaign announces efforts to double-down on grassroots activism.

Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama

Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama


Jason Childs says his job as a long-haul trucker has challenged his views about working- and middle- class Americans and how neither political party today is addressing their needs. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.