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Australian politicians will introduce bills to legalize same-sex marriage

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition said Tuesday that it would test Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s weakened grip on power following last month’s general election by proposing its own legislation to legalize gay marriage. Opposition leader Bill Shorten used …

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Iowa state board explains vote against banning conversion therapy

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Psychology is explaining why it declined earlier this month to adopt a rule …

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Chicago will issue 10,000th same-sex marriage license this week

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LGBTQ Nation CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials say they expect to issue the 10,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple this week. Cook County Clerk David Orr held a news conference Monday morning along with state lawmakers and civil right groups to …

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Missouri transgender inmate sues for access to hormone treatment

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ST. LOUIS (AP) — A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to …

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Research confirms bisexual men make the best lovers

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bil Browning This just in: bisexual men make the best lovers… At least, according to heterosexual women. A new study has found that bi guys are some of the most sexually attentive and emotionally available men out there. The study was led by Dr. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli at the Deakin …

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Fate of marriage equality in Australia grows uncertain

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The government’s plan to hold a popular vote on whether Australia should allow same-sex marriage suffered a setback Monday when a political party announced it would not support the proposed plebiscite. The Nick Xenophon Team, …

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Transgender performer suing to overturn Chicago ban on topless women

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Transgender performance artist Bea Sullivan-Knoff, right, is suing to overturn Chicago’s ban on women exposing their breasts in places where alcohol is served. Via Facebook Today is Go Topless Day, an event intended to raise awareness about the double standard inherent in banning women …

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