Tag: LGBTQ

Gay rights: California becomes first state in the US to teach LGBT history in schools

California is to become the first state in the US to teach LGBT history in schools. The decision by the California State Board of Education follows a consultation period, during which several changes, as well as the inclusion of LGBT history, were decided upon.   The changes were praised by Equality California, which campaigns for […]

Look who’s targeting Target’s restrooms

It’s another case of creepy peepers snooping on women and girls in Target: A man named Sean Patrick Smith who identifies as a woman by the name of Shauna Patricia Smith was arrested on charges tied to taking photographs of women inside a dressing room at a Target retail store in Ammon, Idaho.   Target, which […]

National PTA Calls for Federal Designation of LGBTQs as ‘Protected Class’

A resolution passed by The National PTA at its 2016 Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando last weekend calls for “explicit federal statutory protections” for gay and transgender individuals in addition to those that “currently address discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, [and] disability.”   The National PTA supports “legislation that […]

Republicans to consider softening party’s official language on LGBT

With the Republican National Convention less than two weeks away, moderate Republicans are drafting an amendment that would soften the GOP’s official position on gays and lesbians, CBS News has learned.   The party’s official stance on LGBT issues will be debated during next week’s meeting of the RNC’s platform committee, a 112-member group of […]

Justin Trudeau joins Canada gay pride march

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the country’s first head of government to take part in Toronto’s annual gay pride parade.   Read More: Justin Trudeau joins Canada gay pride march – BBC News

Canada may adopt gender-neutral identification cards

Canada is exploring gender-neutral options on identity cards, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told local television station CP24 on Sunday at a Toronto gay-pride parade.   Last week, the Canadian province of Ontario said it would allow the use of a third gender, X, on a driver’s license, which is commonly used in North America to […]

Pentagon says transgender troops will be allowed to serve openly in US military

The Pentagon has announced it is lifting the ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said that the prohibition of transgender citizens will end “immediately”.   A recent study by the RAND Corporation revealed that out of the approximately 1.3 million active-duty service members, an estimated 2,450 were […]

Judge Blocks Mississippi Law Denying LGBT Equal Rights

A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling that it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people.   U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote that the title, text and history of the law show it is […]

Parents fuming over board’s forcing of LGBT issue

Angry parents are getting set to face off tonight with members of a Virginia school board who are considering how to punish students who disagree with its transgender policy.   More than a year ago, the Fairfax County Public Schools Board added “gender identity” its nondiscrimination policy, saying it was mandated to do so by […]

Judge issues injunction granting transgender teen access to boys’ bathroom

A federal judge has ordered a school board in rural Virginia to give a transgender student, who was born female but identifies as male, access to the boys’ bathroom while his discrimination lawsuit against the school board proceeds.   Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old rising senior at Gloucester High in Gloucester County, Va., sued the school […]