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Maine governor stops bureaucrats from imposing transgender bathroom rules on schools

AUGUSTA, Maine, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The governor of Maine, Paul LePage, has stopped his administration from promulgating new rules that would punish schools that do not allow transgender students to use the restrooms, showers, and other accommodations of the opposite biological sex.   The Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC) and the Department of […]

New UN stamps promote LGBT rights

The United Nations Postal Administration has released six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.   The colourful stamps by artist and UNPA art director Sergio Baradat are also meant to celebrate the diversity of the gay community and marks the first time the global body’s post office has issued […]

CA Considers “All-Gender” Bathroom Bill

A new bill proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) AB 1732, would force businesses, government buildings and other public venues to stop identifying single-use restrooms as either male or female and identify themselves as “all-gender” instead.   On the California State Assembly Democratic Caucus website, Ting stated, “Restrooms are a necessity of life. Access […]

US LGBTQ group backtracks, will hold event with Israeli leaders

The National LGBTQ Task Force, a US umbrella organization, announced Tuesday it was reversing an earlier decision to cancel an event hosted by A Wider Bridge, an NGO that seeks to build ties between the US and Israeli gay communities.   “Having taken in a range of information and seeing what has happened over the […]

Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor sworn into office

Jackie Biskupski was sworn in Monday as Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor, a landmark the former state lawmaker acknowledged shortly after taking the oath of office.   Biskupski, 49, said the historic moment should not be taken lightly, and noted great strides have been made for LGBT people in the state.   “I […]

Judge drops student’s free speech lawsuit

A University of New Mexico student who was kicked out of class for objecting to a lesbian-themed film has lost her court case.   Monica Pompeo filed suit, claiming her First Amendment rights were violated when she was punished for an essay that called homosexuality “perverse” among other observations.   The lawsuit, filed in 2013, […]

Resolute Obama Marks 5 Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

A female Iraq veteran whose children can use her benefits and whose wife can receive her flag at her funeral.   A man who gave up his dream of joining the military because he was gay, and another who kept his relationship with a man secret so he could serve.   These were among the […]

ABC Developing Gay Rights Miniseries Chronicling ‘Triumphs’ of LGBT Movement

Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant are developing an eight-hour miniseries for ABC, which will chronicle the history of the gay rights movement.   Black and Van Sant helmed the 2008 Harvey Milk biopic Milk, which won Academy Awards for Best Writing (Black) and Best Actor (Sean Penn).   Van Sant […]

New York: Cross-Dressing Men May Use Ladies’ Lavatories

In a series of new regulations, New York City human rights officials have threatened sanctions to landlords, employers, and businesses who prevent cross-dressing men from using the ladies’ room, under provisions against transgender discrimination.   Yet knowing who is cross-dressing and who is not has also become more complicated, since the same new guidelines also ban […]