Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced last month that the Pentagon has added sexual orientation as a protected class under its Military Equal Opportunity Policy.
On June 23, the United States Office of Personnel Management announced that federal health plans must remove blanket exclusion clauses prohibiting coverage of transition-related care for transgender individuals.
About 40 people protested for gay rights (specifically federal employment) in front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on July 4, 1965. This is considered by some to be the start of the LGBT civil rights movement. Organized by pioneers Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, these “Annual Reminders” took place in Philadelphia each […]
In April, in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner officially came out to the world as a transgender woman. Millions tuned in as Jenner revealed that he has been living under an assigned gender that wasn’t his own and that he has been a woman inside for all of his life. “It was […]
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments against the same–sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, KentucKy, and Tennessee.This is the first time the high court has taKen up the issue since 2013, when a vote of 5-4 determined the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. One of the lawyers opposing the ban, […]
Last month the Internet was on fire when a straight student at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, asked his gay best friend to their school’s junior prom. The proposal of Jacob Lescenski to Anthony Martinez went viral almost immediately when Martinez tweeted a picture of a banner saying, “You’re hella gay, I’m […]
Sylvia Ann Driskell, a 66-year-old self–proclaimed ambassador for God and Jesus Christ, is filing a lawsuit against every homosexual person on the planet for breaking “religious and moral laws.” Driskell, of Auburn, Nebraska, delivered her handwritten petition to the U.S. District Court of Omaha early last month. Hidden under numerous spelling and punctuation errors, Driskell’s […]
Recent medical advances have led to breakthroughs in solving some of the nation’s greatest medical challenges, including those disproportionately affecting the LGBT community.
by Adam Brooks. Drupal Connect, a website design and consultation company headquartered in Newport, RI, announced last month that they will be spearheading a massive nationwide fundraising campaign to aid in the fight against legislative discrimination against the LGBTQ community. President and CEO of Drupal Connect John Florez stated that his company has become increasingly […]
by Adam Brooks. In response to the higher frequency of anti-LGBT bills pending or signed into law across the country, tech industry leaders signed an unprecedented joint statement supporting the addition of non-discrimination protections for LGBT people to civil rights laws. “This unprecedented and historic effort by the giants of the tech industry should be […]