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Africans fail to block UN plan for global investigation of anti-LGBTQ violence

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Leaders of African nations and their supporters have failed to suspend the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity around the world. African nations had urged the General Assembly’s human rights committee to …

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Dozens of protesters march to denounce Jerusalem’s antigay chief rabbi

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean Dozens of LGBT activists have protested in Jerusalem against comments reportedly made by the city’s chief rabbi disparaging the gay community. Rabbi Shlomo Amar told an Israeli newspaper last week that gay people were an “abomination” and homosexuality a “cult.” …

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Why are transgender Americans so worried about Donald Trump?

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Transgender Day of Remembrance, Hartford, CT Dawn Ennis Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights protections, including broader access to public restrooms, and wonder if their newly won …

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The Best Response to Trump-Related Hate

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. “Trump Nation, faggot!” Those ugly words, screamed at me this week by an anonymous male as he drove his car past me on the street, sent chills down my spine. Not because of the slur itself — I’ve been targeted by that word …

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