Spanish Anti-LGBT Group Is Bringing Its Transphobic Bus To America

Spanish Anti-LGBT Group Is Bringing Its Transphobic Bus To America


Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled: If you are born a man, you are a man.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

A Spanish group that sparked outrage for commissioning a bus with an anti-transgender slogan is making plans to take their message of hate to the U.S. next week.

LGBT seniors marked for removal from survey on elder care services

LGBT seniors marked for removal from survey on elder care services


Draft of 2017 National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants drops question about sexuality as critics worry administration is trying to roll back LGBT rights

Gay in the AfD: Talking with LGBT supporters of Germany's populist party

Gay in the AfD: Talking with LGBT supporters of Germany's populist party


How do LGBT interests mesh with those of a party that opposes gay marriage and adoption for gay couples? DW spoke with two openly gay politicians about why they joined the AfD, and why one ultimately decided to leave.

Housing policy summit tackled LGBT Fair Housing and equality

Housing policy summit tackled LGBT Fair Housing and equality


Founder Jeff Berger and Policy Committee Chair John Graff organized the summit because of the risk of losing ground the LGBTQ community has made.

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.

A homefront fighter for LGBT troops

A homefront fighter for LGBT troops


After she met her wife in 1997, Ashley Broadway-Mack just wanted a quiet life, playing soccer and taking care of a couple of dogs.

By Day This Man Is A Political Adviser, By Night He's A Drag Queen

By Day This Man Is A Political Adviser, By Night He's A Drag Queen


How does someone become both a high-ranking adviser to the Scottish National Party and one of London’s best-loved drag queens? Here, Nathan Sparling tells BuzzFeed News the outrageous and heartbreaking truth behind his double life.

Should LGBT group leader and former legislator be considered a lobbyist?

Should LGBT group leader and former legislator be considered a lobbyist?


Former N.C. Rep. Chris Sgro’s vocal advocacy against House Bill 2 compromise proposals is raising questions about whether he should be considered a lobbyist – something former legislators are banned from doing within six months of leaving office.

US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo

US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo


Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender refugees have found themselves in limbo after US President Donald Trump's executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

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.

The Human Rights Campaign trolled Republicans at CPAC with an ad on Grindr

The Human Rights Campaign trolled Republicans at CPAC with an ad on Grindr


Despite promising to fight for the LGBT community, the Trump administration continues to disrupt LGBTQI progress and equality...fortunately the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have something to say about it.

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.

Ireland's next PM could be a gay, half-Indian, conservative politician

Ireland's next PM could be a gay, half-Indian, conservative politician


Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s minister for social protection, is the strong favourite to replace Enda Kenny as Taoiseach of Ireland.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The 38-year-old, who came out as gay during the same-sex marriage referendum campaign in Ireland in 2015, has dropped to 2/5 with Paddy Power to become the next leader of Fine Gael, which leads a minority government.

Texas Organizations Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign

Texas Organizations Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign


The ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health have released a video to highlight the discriminatory nature of the Texas "Bathroom Bill."

Matt Skallerud's insight:

The 60-second spot, entitled "Taking a Seat, Making a Stand," was created by GSD&M and five-time Academy Award-nominated director Richard Linklater. Through targeted digital Facebook buys, the humorous video will try to encourage Texans to reach out to their state legislators to oppose S.B. 6. The campaign behind this effort is called "I Pee With LGBT" and the hashtags include #IPEEWITHLGBT and #StopBS6.