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God and natural disasters: It’s not just the queers’ fault anymore

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard help place sandbags to protect the city hall in Lake Arthur, La., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people have long been held responsible by some Christian …

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Lesbian coach sues Catholic school that fired her for having a wife

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A highly-regarded coach and school counselor is fighting back after losing her job at her Catholic alma mater for being married to a woman, The Record reports. Kate Drumgoole, 33, the former basketball coach and the Dean of Guidance for Paramus Catholic High School …

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Showing gay pride in Kathmandu (yes, that’s how it’s spelled)

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha About a thousand members of sexual minorities and their supporters paraded in Nepal’s capital Friday to demand equality and implementation of their rights under the country’s new constitution. Participants in the colorful parade in downtown Kathmandu said they still don’t …

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Illinois property case is latest ruling against LGBTQ Americans

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. An Illinois Supreme Court ruling is a step backward for same-sex couples and will harm all unmarried domestic partners who might want a court to decide a property dispute after a break-up, according to gay rights advocates. The court on Thursday rejected 5-2 …

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Now even white nationalists want gay friends

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. In what at first reads like a biting piece of satire from The Onion, the esteemed Southern Policy Law Center is out with a surprising report that shows the dark side of all the gains LGBTQ Americans have made:”some white nationalists seem to be …

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Man accused of pouring boiling water on gay couple rejects plea deal

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Martin Blackwell A Georgia man accused of pouring boiling water on a gay couple as they lay in bed has rejected a plea deal and will face a trial, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Martin Blackwell was indicted in March on aggravated battery and …

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Judge: employer’s religious freedom outweighs transgender civil rights

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Amiee Stephens Facebook A judge in Detroit has sided with a business that fired a transgender woman, ruling R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes did not violate the law when it fired Amiee Stephens after she announced that she’d be dressing in gender appropriate attire as part …

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Presumably gay-free website poses dumb questions we hate being asked

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Are there queers who work at Vice? We mean, other than Khalid El Khatib, an out gay man who skillfully wrote a worthy article that was poorly headlined, “Gay People Tell Us the Questions They Absolutely Hate Being Asked.” “Us?” “They?” That kind of phrasing …

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Transgender woman gets settlement in workplace discrimination suit

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press · Thursday, August 18, 2016 Faye Seidler FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a transgender employee at a Fargo hospital, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Faye Seidler, who …

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