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North Dakota Finds Novel Way to Ban Most Conversion Therapy

North Dakota has found a way to largely ban conversion therapy without going through the full legislature.

An Out Politician Recounts How He Saved His Gay Neighbor’s Life By Donating His Kidney

Brian Sims didn't share that he donated his kidney at first to avoid seeming like it was done for political points. Now his heartwarming story is bringing attention to a live-saving issue.

Switzerland Looks Set to Be The Next Country to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage – Because Love, Always, Always Wins

Switzerland has taken a major step on the path to equality after its parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law to pass same-sex marriage. The council of states – the upper house of Switzerland’s legislature – voted by by 22 votes to 15 to approve landmark legislation to make…

Malik Brown Becomes Atlanta’s First Director of LGBTQ Affairs

Despite the fact that Georgia does not have any statewide protections for their LGBTQ citizens, the state’s capital city, Atlanta, has achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index every year since 2013, a distinction that gave the city an ‘All-Star’ status in 2018.     Elected as Atlanta’s mayor…

Joe Biden’s Win Means LGBTQ+ Folks Can See the Sun Again

If you have experienced a tornado, hurricane, or a crippling snowstorm, you know what it’s like the following day. You wake up and look to the skies that only hours earlier were dark, ominous, and dangerous. The morning sky is usually a brilliant blue, barren of clouds; the radiant sun…

Nevada Voters Turn Same-Sex Marriage Ban Into Legal Protections For Gay Couples

Nevada voters removed the state’s constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriages to require the state to recognize and perform them. The ban was moot following the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that brought marriage equality to the nation. While the state’s inability to declare a winner in the presidential race is causing…

How Safe is Gay Marriage? Advocates Fear Increasingly Conservative Court

The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and fresh criticism of the 2015 gay marriage ruling by two justices has renewed advocates’ concerns. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month ignited fears of…

Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’: Open Letter Calling For End to Hate in Country Signed By 50 Diplomats

Diplomats from 50 countries have called for an end to LGBTQ discrimination in Poland. The move follows a surge in anti-LGBTQ sentiment in the European Union member state, where some towns have this year been declared ‘LGBT-free zones.’ Taking the form of an open letter signed by ambassadors for the UK, the…

Tributes Flood In For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, An Equal Rights Pioneer And Fierce LGBT+ Champion. Thank You, RBG

Celebrities, politicians and LGBT+ activists are among those paying tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pioneering Supreme Court judge who has sadly died at the age of 87. The widely respected legal icon, affectionately known as RBG, died at her home on Friday evening (18 September) from complications of metastatic…

Senator Threatened With Execution While Fighting for LGBTQ+ Teens

Scott Wiener wants to close a loophole in California’s law that discriminates against queer youth, and right-wing extremists are now abusing him with death threats and accusations of pedophilia. A lawmaker in California is claiming he has been doxed and threatened with “public execution” for his attempts to close a loophole in…

A 22-Year-Old Became His City’s First Openly Gay Mayor. Now, He’s Running For Congress

Alex Morse became his city’s first openly gay mayor when he was elected almost a decade ago at the age of 22. Now, he’s running for Congress. Morse was elected mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts after beating an incumbent who was more than three times his age. Now 31, Morse is facing…

Colorado Becomes 11th US State to Ban ‘Gay and Trans Panic’ Defense

Colorado has become the 11th US state to ban the ‘gay and trans panic’ defense. The controversial legal strategy, which is mostly used in assault or murder cases, allows people to defend themselves by claiming they were driven to violence after discovering their victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity. On…

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