Category: LGBT

Mark Joseph Stern: Department of Wackadoodle

The DOJ’s new anti-gay legal posture just got shut down in federal court

Sam Riedel: Trump’s Newest Disaster

Discharging Transgender People in Active Military Service Citing Ludicrous and Impractical Data

Emma Kromm: Texas reversal on same-sex benefits

Texas Supreme Court justices have themselves expressed concern over increased political influence in the judicial selection system

Marjorie Cohn: Manning’s Ordeal

After overseeing the aggressive prosecution and near-seven- year incarceration of Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, President Obama—in one of his last acts in office—commuted all but four months of her remaining sentence but ignored the fact that he had taken no action on the war crimes that Manning revealed

Alex Kotch: North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law has cost the state more than $560 million so far

A look at the ways in which the law has cost North Carolina

Chase Strangio: Chelsea Manning Faces Indefinite Solitary Confinement & Extra Prison Time After Suicide Attempt

The perils and the damages of being forced to be punished through the denial of your core identity is something that has led to her depression

Toshio Meronek: How a queer liberation collective has stayed radical for almost 40 years

On May 22, some 80 people filed into a press event for the largest gay culture event in the world, the Frameline Film Festival, held every June in San Francisco. And like every year since 2007, there were queer protesters to meet them. The group Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention, or LAGAI, and its offshoot Read more…

Chris Kromm: NBA’s decision to pull All-Star game could have big political fallout in North Carolina

This week, the National Basketball Association made good on a threat to pull its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s passage of HB2

Sue Sturgis: How politicians helped create a climate of hate for LGBT people

Number of people killed in the June 12 massacre at Pulse, an LGBT dance club in Orlando, Florida, by a man who reportedly expressed animus toward LGBT people and who may have been a gay or bisexual person himself: 49 Number of people injured in the shooting, which took place on the club’s Latin-themed night Read more…

Soraya Chemaly: When It Comes to Orlando Massacre, Domestic Violence is the Red Flag We Aren’t Talking About

In a new article for Rolling Stone, journalist Soraya Chemaly writes, “The Washington Post reported Monday that ‘although family members said [Omar] Mateen had expressed anger about homosexuality, the shooter had no record of previous hate crimes.’ But that depends on how you categorize domestic violence.” Mateen’s ex-wife, Sitora Yusufiy, has come forward to describe Read more…

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