LGBT

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Arizona Conservatives Attempt to Roll Back LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum in Schools

Republican lawmakers in Arizona have approved new laws revamping LGBTQ-inclusive education in schools, making it harder for educators to teach about historical events such as the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City that started the gay rights movement, discussions about sexual orientation or instruction of anything related to LGBTQ…

NCAA

NCAA Declares Full Support of Transgender Athletes; Pledges Its Events Will Be ‘Free of Discrimination’

In a blow to a growing number of states considering harsh and discriminatory bans on transgender rights, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has publicly come out in support of diversity and inclusion — backing transgender rights and saying that it will no longer hold championship events in locations that aren’t…

judge bans gay panic defense

Virginia Becomes 12th State in Country to Ban LGBTQ ‘Panic’ as a Defense in Assault and Murder Trials

“Gay panic” or “trans panic” is a common legal defense in many trials for violent crimes and murders where the perpetrator claims they were driven into a violent rage and temporarily went “insane” after discovering the sexuality or gender identity of the person they attacked, thereby allowing the assailant to…

Christian Colleges

Department of Education Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by LGBTQ Students Attending Religious Schools

Thirty-three students have filed a new class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that the government agency provides federal funding and support to religious schools that are then allowed to freely discriminate against LGBTQ students. The students involved in the suit say that they have faced discrimination at…

Arkansas fights transgender rights

Arkansas Lawmakers Pass One of the Most Biased — and Anti-Trans — Laws Ever in U.S. History

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Meanwhile, in a blatant show of hatred and disregard for transgender rights and freedoms, lawmakers in Arkansas have passed what the ACLU has described as the “single most extreme anti-trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.” Jo Yurcaba of NBC…

Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine Becomes First Trans Individual Confirmed to Cabinet-Level Position in US History

With her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine has made LGBTQ history, becoming the first-ever transgender person in history confirmed to a Cabinet-level government position. Dr. Levine was approved by the Senate with a vote of 52 to 48. In a statement following the…