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Why you need to be a transgender ally now more than ever

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Dawn Ennis A new nationwide survey of trans Americans reveals that despite some advances in the cause of transgender civil rights, most of the 1.4 million people who identify as trans have seen little or no improvement in terms of their day-to-day experiences with bias. Some …

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Arkansas Supreme Court: Denying Gay Parents Birth Certificate Rights Doesn’t Violate Equal Protection

This post originally published by Towleroad. Arkansas’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that same-sex parents do not have the right to be listed on their children’s birth certificates if they are not the child’s biological parent. The court declared that equal protection is not violated by “acknowledging certain biological truths.” The AP reports:  The …

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One Million Moms attacks Highlights children’s magazine over gay inclusion

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Highlights Hello Magazine StarsApart on Flickr, CC 2.0 One Million Moms is at it again, fresh off its fit over a Zales commercial featuring a lesbian wedding. The group has now set its sights on pressuring Highlights children’s magazine to abandon its plans of including families …

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HIV infections in the Philippines have gone up 100%

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. HIV/AIDS activists protest in the Philippines. The country has one of the highest infection rates in the world. Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A human rights group says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the …

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Major survey of transgender Americans reveals pervasive bias, abuse and fear

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point. Released on Thursday by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the survey assesses input received in …

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‘Unerased:’ New database tracks America’s epidemic of transgender murders

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Shutterstock A team of reporters at the millennial-focused news site Mic have compiled “Unerased,” a sorely needed, comprehensive resource to convey the very real danger of being transgender in America. It’s being touted as an “unprecedented” database of trans-related homicides across the U.S., dating …

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‘Ex-Gay’ Programs Could Stage Comeback in the Age of Trump

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. In recent years, “ex-gay” ministries and their ostensibly secular counterpart, reparative therapy (a.k.a. conversion therapy), have been widely discredited. The movement’s key leaders have either been the subject of scandal or come out of the closet. This undermined their credibility, because these spokespeople …

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Pope Reiterates Catholic Church's Ban on Gay Priests

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Pope Francis, who once famously said “Who am I to judge?” on the subject of gay priests, has approved a new Vatican document reaffirming that “persons with homosexual tendencies” are barred from Roman Catholic seminaries and the priesthood. The document, called “The Gift …

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