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Missouri lawmaker says he won’t revive religious exemptions amendment

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press · Thursday, December 22, 2016 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri lawmaker behind a failed attempt to “protect” some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage doesn’t plan to try again next year, he told The Associated Press on …

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Brace Yourselves for an Onslaught of Anti-LGBT Proposals in 2017

This post originally published by MotherJones. In 2016, state legislatures across the country proposed more anti-LGBT measures than they had in almost a decade, and activists anticipate more of the same in 2017. There was some good news last year: There was a dramatic jump in proposed pro-LGBT rights bills. …

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Transitioning at Work Doesn't Have to Be a Nightmare

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. At some point in our lives, we take a long look in the mirror. Marks and blemishes are illuminated in our reflection, and our only job in those moments is to pay attention to what is staring back at us. The uneasy feeling …

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Equality-Minded Employers Make Queer Parenting Possible

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. During the holidays each year, we take time to reflect on and acknowledge all of the good in our lives, to map out our aspirations for the coming year and to spend time with our family and friends. For my family, the 2016 …

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HB 2 Repeal Fails, Discriminatory Law Still Alive

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The North Carolina state legislature ended a special session today without accomplishing the session’s promised goal — repeal of the anti-LGBT House Bill 2. Gov. Pat McCrory had called the special session for lawmakers to vote on a repeal after the Charlotte City …

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