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Most populous nation on earth adopts ‘all gender’ public toilets

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Dawn Ennis Without a single protest, boycott or lawsuit, China’s capital city has rolled out a transgender-affirming program to highlight nearly two dozen single-use, gender-neutral bathrooms that have been serving Beijing since May. Unlike the backlash that ensued when Target announced its bathrooms …

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Whoops: Conservative Christians flip out over ‘transgender cake’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Close up of Marlene Goetzeler’s Ken doll cake Facebook After a Sacramento baker posted a photo of her latest creation on Facebook, conservative Christians started accusing the baker of promoting transgender rights and leaving negative remarks. What they didn’t know was that the …

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Delta Airlines yanks Chris Rock special from flights over gay slurs

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Chris Rock in Kill The Messenger HBO promo photo Delta Airlines is pulling a Chris Rock special from their in-flight entertainment options after a gay customer pointed out that it contains anti-gay slurs. The comedian insists using the word “faggot” is okay in …

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Right wing nut Christian thinks this fish will stop LGBTQ progressives

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Patriot Depot Matt Barber — the extremist antigay Christian who once denounced icon Harvey Milk as “evil” — runs a website called BarbWire which emailed his followers Thursday with a diatribe against the LGBTQ community and the progressive political movement that supports us, …

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Gay airman cleared of sexual assault charges at court martial

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LGBTQ Nation An out Air Force lieutenant who has been a longtime activist for gay rights in the armed forces has been found not guilty of sexual assault, in a case that took four years to reach a verdict in the military courts, …

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Missouri Transgender Inmate Sues After State Denies Hormone Treatment

This post originally published by MotherJones. Özgür Donmaz/iStock A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri Department of Corrections over a policy that prevents her from receiving hormone therapy, despite recommendations from the department’s doctors that she receive it. This lawsuit is part of a growing number of legal challenges brought …

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Pulse first responder suffering PTSD denied worker’s compensation

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Officer Gerry Realin GoFundMe “I can still smell it,” says Orlando police officer Gerry Realin. “I still see all the red.” Realin is talking about the stench of death, the blood spilled by 49 innocent victims of the massacre inside Pulse nightclub on …

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India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners and gay couples

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. FILE- In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, 26-year-old Christina Christian, center left, socializes with other surrogate mothers at a dormitory run by Akanksha Clinic, one of the most organized clinics in the surrogacy business, in Anand, India. The Indian government hopes to …

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Experts say NC case unaffected by Texas anti-transgender court ruling

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Supporters of North Carolina‘s bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s ability to withhold federal money from schools that don’t …

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