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Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

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

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 Family Research Council ED

Duggar Held Ashley Madison Acct. While Family Research Council 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 […]

Social Justice Group Launches U.S. Trans Survey for Transgender Americans

Social Justice Group Launches U.S. Trans Survey for Transgender Americans

National Center for Transgender Equality Launches Survey Devoted to the Lives and Experiences of Trans People  Washington, DC — On Wednesday, August 19th, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) opened the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS), the follow-up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, in attempt to gather a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of transgender people […]

Updated: Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Has Been Found

Updated: Rosie O’Donnell’s Daughter Has Been Found

After days of not hearing from her daughter and a public plea for help to locate her, Rosie O’Donnell posted via Twitter that Chelsea “has been found.” Kelli Carpenter, her other mother and Rosie’s ex-wife, also posted via FB that the teenager was in police custody and was not missing any longer. Police in New York had […]

Missouri Court of Appeals Allows Same-Sex Parent to Seek Custody

Missouri Court of Appeals Allows Same-Sex Parent to Seek Custody

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Today, the Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City, Missouri held that a woman who planned for and raised twin children with her long-term same-sex parent can seek custody of the children. In McGaw v. McGaw, two women in a committed relationship had twins through donor insemination and raised the children together as a […]

Puerto Rico's Same-Sex Mass Weddings

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 […]

Equality Florida to Court: Tell Florida Officials to Follow the Law  On Birth Certificates for Married Same-Sex Parents

Equality Florida to Court: Tell Florida Officials to Follow the Law On Birth Certificates for Married Same-Sex Parents

Florida officials responded to Equality Florida’s birth certificate lawsuit late Thursday by asking a federal judge to clarify the law. Equality Florida responded Friday by saying the law is already clear and urged District Judge Robert L. Hinkle to tell the state to start following it. “The law is crystal clear: same-sex couples won the […]