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Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

WASHINGTON—Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, responded to the results of a new national survey that show a majority of Americans support open service by transgender people in the U.S. military.  The results were released by University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office and were […]

The New York Times’ Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage

By: Carlos Maza/LGBT Program Director Media Matters for America— When you hear of a media outlet peddling debunked and misleading research in order to argue against providing transgender people with important medical care, you probably don’t think of The New York Times. But that’s exactly what happened in the August 23 Sunday edition of the paper. In an op-ed titled, “How Changeable Is Gender?” […]

Duggar Held Ashley Madison Acct. While Being FRC Action ED

By: The Seattle Lesbian— Move over Jared at Subway, Josh Duggar has an even bigger fish to fry this week (if that’s even possible). Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s eldest son, 27, has admitted publicly to infidelity and pornography addictions. “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” Josh wrote in a statement released Wednesday. “While espousing […]

Puerto Rico’s Same-Sex Mass Weddings

SAN JUAN—In a state of bliss, dozens of gay Puerto Ricans celebrated their union in a same-sex mass wedding yesterday on the island, in what many call a historic event like no other. Sixty-four couples got married at the “Paseo de la Princesa” in Old San Juan. The mass wedding was something that attorney, activist and president of […]

The De-Gaying of Xavier Dolan

Out director talks hot farm boys, directing Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon, and dropping the ‘gay film’ label By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Xavier Dolan is fulminating against the gay tag that typically accompanies his revered art films. Though indies such as Laurence Anyways, I Killed My Mother and Mommy have earned Dolan substantial queer […]

Target: Moving Away from Gender-Based Labeling in Toy Aisles

By: Chris Gilmore/TRT Reporter— In a groundbreaking announcement posted yesterday, Target unveiled a new plan to phase out “unnecessary” gender-based labeling from all of its toy departments in stores, a press release from their corporate headquarters read. “Right now, our teams are working across the store to identify areas where we can phase out gender-based signage […]

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  • Trans Women are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV & Here’s Why You Should Care

    Trans Women are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV & Here’s Why You Should Care

    By: Diane Anderson-Minshall*/Special to TRT— Let me tell you about a woman I met. Let’s call her Trina. On the surface, we have some similarities. A woman of color and a bottle blonde, Trina grew up feeling like she never fit in. Shuffled between family members, she left home early in an effort to be […]

  • Tearing Down the Walls: Beyond the Stonewall Rebellion

    Tearing Down the Walls: Beyond the Stonewall Rebellion

    The story of the Stonewall Rebellion and the rise of the gay liberation movement. By: Keegan O’Brien*— Forty-six years ago patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a popular New York City gay bar, fought back against abusive police, and in doing so launched the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement. With the historic Supreme Court ruling in June declaring gay […]

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