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Eleven U.S. States to Drop Suit over Transgender Bathroom Order

Eleven U.S. States to Drop Suit over Transgender Bathroom Order

In their suit in May, the states said Democratic President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority.

Same-sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts

The researchers estimate that same-sex marriage legalization is tied to 134,000 fewer suicide attempts each year.

Judge Issues Injunction Against Pennsylvania District in Transgender Case

Judge Issues Injunction Against Pennsylvania District in Transgender Case

The ruling comes just after the new administration revoked guidance allowing transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the transgender school bathrooms issue one that is "best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level."

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Measures

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination

Local governments do not have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the court ruled.

Transgender Protection Guidance Rescinded

Transgender Protection Rescinded by President Trump

Transgender students are not legally protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. "States rights" to supersede gender protections.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS

White House Signals Reversal in Transgender Bathroom Policy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president believes the matter is an issue for the states to decide.

U.S. School an Antidote to Transgender Discrimination Complaints

LGBT Groups Urge Trump Administration to Keep Obama Transgender Policy

LGBT advocates are asking the administration to preserve former President Obama's guidance on transgender rights in public schools.

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Gay Workplace Discrimination Case

‘Religious Freedom’ Order Could Legalize Discrimination

Discrimination under the guise of religious freedom would be acceptable "without suffering adverse treatment from the Federal Government," according to a draft executive order.

SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

SCOTUS Nominee Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

"Since the moment he stepped foot in the Oval Office, President Trump has attacked equality."

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC

Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

The state introduced its own "bathroom bill" and is challenging spousal benefits for same-gender couples.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.

U.S. School an Antidote to Transgender Discrimination Complaints

U.S. School an Antidote to Transgender Discrimination Complaints

Pride School Atlanta, a private school in Georgia, provides LGBT youth a safe haven to attend school.

North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill

North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill

Republicans backpedaled on HB2 deal and left law in place.

U.S. Parents Accept Children's Transgender Identity by Age Three

U.S. Parents Accept Children’s Transgender Identity by Age Three

Doctors and parents are embracing their children's identity as soon as it becomes obvious.

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TD Bank Earns 100 percent on LGBT Workplace Equality Index

TD Bank receives a top ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Fourteenth Annual Scorecard.

Hilton Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Hilton Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Hilton earns a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for fourth consecutive year.

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Gay Workplace Discrimination Case

Texas Could Lose $8.5 Billion if Anti-LGBT Legislation is Passed: Study

A study found that Texas' economy could suffer greatly — like North Carolina’s did —if lawmakers sign anti-LGBT legislation.

Hate Group Senior Fellow Named Trump's Domestic Policy Adviser

Hate Group Senior Fellow Named Trump’s Domestic Policy Adviser

Ken Blackwell, Trump's domestic policy adviser, is a senior fellow at the anti-LGBT Family Research Council and believes gays "can be reformed" like arsonists or kleptomaniacs.

2016 Deadliest Year on Record for U.S. Transgender People, Campaigners Say

2016 Deadliest Year on Record for U.S. Transgender People, Campaigners Say

Transgender people and activists fear violence will only get worse under a Trump presidency.

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Federal Court Issues Historic Ruling Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Court agrees with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s position that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Civil Rights of 1964.

GLAAD Report: LGBT Characters at All Time High on U.S. Television

LGBT Characters at All Time High on U.S. Television

GLAAD said some TV characters and storylines still portrayed the LGBT community in a negative or stereotypical way and added that numbers only tell part of the story.

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

Statistically, the LGBT community is already more vulnerable to abuse and violence than the general population — and discrimination and other barriers complicate the reporting process.