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EXCLUSIVE: Jennicet Gutiérrez, one year after interrupting Obama

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Jennicet Gutiérrez Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Last year after I interrupted President Obama during an LGBT Pride Month reception at the White House, a reporter asked me if I was concerned about not getting another invitation to a future event. Feeling slightly …

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Gay ‘behavior’ is as bad as smoking, soda, sugar

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. via YouTube Dawn Ennis A funny thing happened in the break room at the American Family Association headquarters in Tupelo, Miss., when Tim Wildmon, the hate group’s president met with his executive vice president, Ed Vitagliano, and Abe Hamilton, a public policy analyst. Over …

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This man is wanted for attacking a transgender woman in Houston

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Via KPRC Dawn Ennis Police in Houston are hunting for Denzel Boone, 23, (pictured above) in connection with the attack on a transgender woman who says she met him through a dating website. The woman, whose identity is being withheld for her own …

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Will anti-LGBT law sink North Carolina’s bond sales?

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ANNA GRONEWOLD, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina executive leaders move forward with a $2 billion borrowing initiative, the Office of the Treasurer is providing full disclosure to lenders about pending lawsuits surrounding the state’s new law limiting antidiscrimination policies …

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Lea DeLaria: Get rid of ‘LGBTQ’ in favor of ‘queer’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Lea DeLaria and Natasha Lyonne in “Orange Is the New Black.” Netflix Orange Is The New Black star Lea Delaria didn’t pull any punches when talking to PrideSource when responding to a question about why she pulled out of the Michigan Womyn’s Music …

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Activists file suit challenging Tennessee counseling law

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) — Two gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit challenging a new Tennessee law that lets therapists decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. Bleu Copas is an Anderson County man who says he was discharged …

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Virginia asks Supreme Court to decide transgender bathroom battle

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Gavin Grimm Despite back to back victories in federal court, the rights of transgender students like Gavin Grimm of Gloucester County, Va. are not yet secure and may finally be decided by the highest court in the United States. The school board for …

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A boob is suing Ellen Degeneres for mocking her name on TV

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. What’s in a name? Well, for a woman from Georgia called Titi Pierce, the answer is a lawsuit filed against Ellen DeGeneres. Pierce is a real estate agent in Warner Robins, Ga., and one of her lawn signs was captured in a photograph …

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Meryl Streep does Donald Trump drag for charity

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Twitter Meryl Streep painted herself orange and took the stage at the Public Theater’s 2016 Gala in drag. The acclaimed actress knocked it out of the park with a parody of Cole Porter’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” with Christine Baranski. Meryl Streep dressed …

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Lawmakers differ on effective date of transgender proposal

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bil Browning BOSTON (AP) — State Senate President Stan Rosenberg says the most significant difference between two versions of a transgender rights bill under consideration by lawmakers is the timing of when the proposed law would take effect. The House has passed a …

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