Tag: LGBTQ

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 […]

Doctor ousted for talking about risks of LGBT behavior

The decision by the board of directors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center regarding Dr. Paul Church, who also is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, was reported by Mass Resistance, a team of activists who have been monitoring the long-running case.   WND recently reported the board was holding a hearing on Church’s […]

Houston faith leaders gear up for new transgender fight

The coalition of pastors from Houston who defeated lesbian Mayor Annise Parker’s transgender-rights ordinance – a fight that included her subpoenas of sermons – now are volunteering to help pastors in Dallas oppose a similar measure.   “We will work with Dallas pastors to determine how to appropriately respond to the wholesale catering by city […]

First VA transgender clinic opens in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKYC) – The Cleveland VA Medical Center will open the first VA clinic specifically dedicated to the healthcare needs of transgender veterans.   It will provide transgender veterans with primary care, hormonal therapy, mental health care and social work services. All of the providers in the clinic have a special interest in transgender […]

Obama supports altering Civil Rights Act to ban LGBT discrimination

The White House endorsed legislation Tuesday that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.   White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration had been reviewing the bill “for several weeks.”   “Upon that review it is now clear that the […]

Houston ‘bathroom bill’: Voters reject LGBT ordinance

Houston voters have rejected moves to enact protections for transgender and gay people after a divisive campaign that has lasted more than a year. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance would have extended protection over housing, employment and other areas. Voters rejected the ordinance by a margin of 62% to 38%, Houston news channel KHOU reported. […]

Same-Sex Marriage in Post-Christian America

Gay Marriage is Now a Constitutional Right in the United States. What’s Next? By Rick Brinegar   On Friday, June 26, 2015 in a 5 to 4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed LGBT Americans’ “constitutional” right to wed. By prohibiting states from refusing to recognize the legitimacy of marriages between people of the same […]

Houston’s Proposed Bathroom Ordinance for Transgenders ‘Endangers Women and Girls,’ Group Says

A group opposed to a proposed ordinance that would allow transgendered people to use any bathroom they consider consistent with their gender identity has launched a radio campaign in Houston, Texas, to defeat the so-called “bathroom ordinance.”   Campaign for Houston, which was organized to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), kicked off its […]