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Trump accepts Republican nomination, gives LGBTQ people a nod

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) CLEVELAND (AP) — Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that …

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Gaybashers attack hate crime law lobbyists, escape hate crime charges

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press · Thursday, July 21, 2016 MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah prosecutor said he can’t file anything tougher than misdemeanor assault charges this week against two Wyoming men accused of attacking …

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Gay man set ablaze in horrifying homophobic attack in British park

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Holy Trinity Church in Stockton-on-Tees, U.K. YouTube Police in the English town of Cleveland are investigating what they are labeling a homophobic hate crime that left a gay man with burns to his calves so severe, he needed skin grafts. Early Wednesday in …

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott: marriage equality is ‘the law of the land’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) AP The producers at Fox News must have thought something had gone wrong with the audio during an interview Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, with conservative Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida. He was asked …

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Court rules Romania can change constitution to ban marriage equality

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. FILE- In this Saturday, June 25, 2016 file photo, men cover their faces with rainbow flags during a gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania. Romania’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a request from an anti-gay group to change the constitution to state that …

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What’s it like coming out as a transgender cop?

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Christina Garcia screenshot “Telling 1,800 officers that I’m transgender and not knowing how they were going to treat me was my biggest obstacle. I really didn’t know if I was going to lose all respect from them because here I was, I was …

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Ben Carson: being trans ‘doesn’t make any sense’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Ben Carson He is a retired neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate of Yale University, but Dr. Ben Carson told delegates to the Republican National Convention being transgender “doesn’t make any sense,” and made an inaccurate comparison of gender identity to …

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Banned! Twitter blocks rightwing gay for racist attack on Leslie Jones

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LGBTQ Nation Twitter barred Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos Tuesday, for his blatantly hateful activity on the social media site, what The New York Times called “one of the most egregious and consistent offenders of its terms of service.” The rightwing gay supporter …

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