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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Condemns Violence Against Transgender People on ‘Day of Remembrance’

This post originally published by Towleroad. Today, November 20, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement denouncing violence and discrimination against transgender people. Unfortunately, Trump’s policies have shown that the administration is working in the opposite direction. Wrote Tillerson: On Transgender Day of …

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Transgender Day of Remembrance observed on Capitol Hill

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. From left, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) (Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key) As the nation observes the deadliest recorded year ever for transgender people on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, members of Congress are lending …

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California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Trans Military Ban

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The Golden State will put its considerable weight behind a case challenging the legality of Trump’s impulsive ban on trans service members. This post originally from the Advocate.com. and it's respective author Neal Broverman.

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Gay Trump nominee confirmed to Federal Labor Relations Authority

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. The U.S. Senate confirmed gay Trump nominee James Abbott to the Federal Labor Relations Authority. (Photo courtesy Twitter) The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed on Thursday James Abbott to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, making him the second openly gay nominee confirmed during the …

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Ohio ‘Family Values’ GOP State Rep. Busted in Compromising Position with Man in His Office

This post originally published by Towleroad. Wes Goodman, a married Ohio State Representative who describes himself as “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican” on Twitter and touts family values and a belief in “natural marriage” on his website, has resigned after being busted for “inappropriate behavior” (consensual, and likely sexual in nature) with …

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Oklahoma replaces anti-LGBTQ state senator with married lesbian

This post originally published by The Daily Dot. The Oklahoma State Legislature went through a special election this year to fill seven seats between the Oklahoma House and Senate. Four out of those seven went to Democratic candidates, following a larger national trend. But of particular note is Oklahoma Senate …

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Capitol Hill rally calls for rejection of Jeff Mateer nomination

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) speaks at a rally outside of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday opposing the confirmation of Jeff Mateer to the federal bench. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) LGBT rights advocates, mothers of transgender children and congressional Democrats joined …

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