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.

Taiwan Gay Marriage Ruling Widens Political Divide With China

Taiwan Gay Marriage Ruling Widens Political Divide With China


Taiwan’s historic court ruling this week did more than make it the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples wed: It also widened the political gap with China.

CIA LGBT Doc 'ANGLE of Ascent' Screens in West Hollywood — and Ellen DeGeneres Should Be Proud

CIA LGBT Doc 'ANGLE of Ascent' Screens in West Hollywood — and Ellen DeGeneres Should Be Proud


It turns out that gay rights at the Central Intelligence Agency may owe as much to Ellen DeGeneres as to an Executive Order.

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job


A former North Carolina legislator who helped lead the fight against the state's law limiting LGBT protections is going to Washington.

Why the Next NATO Ambassador Could be a Force for LGBT Inclusion

Why the Next NATO Ambassador Could be a Force for LGBT Inclusion


President Trump will reportedly nominate Richard Grenell—a former UN official who is both openly gay and a devout Christian. From that post, he could potentially have influence among conservatives on equality.

LGBT employees protected from workplace discrimination, appeals court rules

LGBT employees protected from workplace discrimination, appeals court rules


The Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Trump nixes Obama order preventing federal workers from being fired because they’re LGBT

Trump nixes Obama order preventing federal workers from being fired because they’re LGBT


With a stroke of his pen Trump has knocked the teeth out of federal compliance regulations protecting LGBT workers

LGBT Groups: Don’t Be ‘Fooled’ by N.C.’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Compromise

LGBT Groups: Don’t Be ‘Fooled’ by N.C.’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Compromise


LGBT rights groups say that the ‘compromise’ bill HB142 that sailed through North Carolina’s legislature is far from pro-equality, and enshrines prejudice and discrimination.

This Is Why The Erasing of LGBT Americans On The 2020 Census Matters

This Is Why The Erasing of LGBT Americans On The 2020 Census Matters


LGBT will not feature on the 2020 Census as a category. This official prejudice matters for both practical and symbolic reasons.

BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census

BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census


The Trump Administration recently submitted a list of data categories it will collect for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS). Although the Supreme Court, in 2013,  struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for the census to change the way it tracks same-sex households, the White House has sent yet another powerful signal that it considers LGBTQ rights as frivolous.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Although “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” were proposed subjects in the appendix, today’s version of the report excluded LGBTQ people from the list of subjects for the Census and ACS, suggesting that data collection for these subjects may have been in the works for an earlier version.

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.