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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.

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…

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…

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…

Record Number of LGBT+ People Running for Office in The US, But Queer Lawmakers Are Still ‘Severely Underrepresented’

A record number of LGBT+ people are running for office this year in the US, but campaigners warned that queer lawmakers are still “severely underrepresented”. The LGBTQ Victory Institute, which is “dedicated to elevating openly LGBTQ leaders who can further equality at all levels of government”, released its Out For America…

Watch What Marriage Equality Meant to Two Texan LGBTQ+ Families

Five years ago this month, the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision forever changed what it means to be an LGBTQ+ American and the freedoms their families can enjoy.  To look more closely at its impact, Family Equality — a nonprofit supporting LGBTQ+…

The Supreme Court Ruling Isn’t The End. It’s The Beginning.

It won’t take six conservative justices to undo Gorsuch’s majority opinion, only five – and we all know the likelihood that whoever wins the presidential election will be able to appoint at least two new justices before 2025. About nine months ago I stated that Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and…

U.N. Calls for Global End to Conversion Therapy, Says It ‘May Amount to Torture’

The practice, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is currently banned in just five countries. The United Nations released a report documenting the global reach and impact of gay and transgender “conversion therapy,” calling for nations around the world to work to ban the scientifically…

Same-Sex Marriages Have Contributed $3.8 billion to The US Economy

45,000 jobs were supported by same-sex unions and they generated an additional $244 million in state and local taxes. From wedding rings to receptions, weddings aren’t cheap and there’s an entire industry just waiting to help lovebirds spend money. But how much have LGBTQ couples contributed to the spending? Same-sex…

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