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Columbus, Ohio Bans Harmful Gay Conversion Therapy

This post originally published by Towleroad. The City Council of Columbus, Ohio voted to ban harmful gay conversion therapy on Monday night, joining Cincinnati and Toledo which have already banned it. 10tv reports: LGBTQ activist groups like Stonewall Columbus worked with Kaleidoscope, Equality Ohio and other organizations for months to …

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The New Numbers on What N.C. Is Losing

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. North Carolina’s anti-LGBT House Bill 2 will cost the state an estimated $3.76 billion in lost business over the course of 12 years, according to a new estimate from the Associated Press. The law prevents local governments from enacting or enforcing LGBT-inclusive employment …

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Reading the Far Right: Hate for Paul Ryan, Immigrants, and LGBTs

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. It’s hard not to have a little schadenfreude about Donald Trump, Republicans in Congress, and the far-right media now all fighting each other after the failure (so far) to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Our reading of the far-right sites over …

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Judge Grants Petition for Portland Person to Become 'Agender'

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Multnomah County Judge Amy Holmes Hehn granted a petition for Patrick Abbatiello from Portland, Ore., to identify as “agender” and change his name to the singular name, Patch, reported NBC News. The site reported that this is likely the first legally agender person in …

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Anti-Trans Bus Vandalized With 'Trans Liberation' Tag

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. An anti-LGBT “free speech” bus rolled its way into New York City with the phrase, “It’s Biology: Boys are boys… and always will be. Girls are girls… and always will be,” and was promptly vandalized on Thursday. The “free speech” bus, which is …

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Gay Bars Are Already Mourning 'Drag Race' Mondays

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Mondays are a drag at many gay bars — now that RuPaul’s Drag Race airs on Fridays. In past seasons, the popular reality competition of drag performers provided a weekday bump for queer establishments when it aired Monday nights on Logo TV. But …

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