With the aim of honoring the LGBT pioneer, the International Court System is co-sponsoring a drive to have the United States Navy name a vessel after Harvey Milk.
Last month The Equality Act, an LGBT non-discrimination bill originally proposed in 1974, was introduced to Congress by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI).
Rhode Island bishop Thomas Tobin lauded a Texas county clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The positive vibes were palpable at Roger Williams National Memorial on the afternoon of June 26 in downtown Providence.
President Obama appointed Shannon Price Minter, a transgender attorney, to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships last month.
Last month, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that his openly lesbian Deputy Chief of Staff Marisa O’Gara is now also serving as the LGBT Liaison for the City of Providence.
hildren have the right to be protected from discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, but this language had been left out of the Children’s Bill of Rights
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, […]
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 […]
by Bradford Greer. “Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as […]