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New Ways Ministry: Gender is Not a Choice

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sunday Dec 31, 2017
Catholic organization New Ways Ministry released a rebuttal to claims parents should reject their transgender children.

Educators Split on Transgender Student Bathroom Use

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sunday Dec 31, 2017
The survey that revealed nearly half of district leaders support teachers coming out also showed a divide on transgender restroom use among students.

Openly Gay Soccer Player Reveals 20 Athletes Will Come Out Together

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sunday Dec 31, 2017
Liam Davis is spilling the details of a big surprise. The openly gay English soccer player told The Telegraph he heard about a group of players coming out as gay in one big announcement.

St Helena, Home of Famous Gay Tortoise, Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sunday Dec 31, 2017
In a 9-2 vote, British Overseas Territory St Helena's legislative council voted in favor of same-sex marriage. Weddings could happen within weeks.

Australian Woman Told To Pay $5,000 For Marrying Wife Before Marriage Equality Passed

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 31, 2017
A woman in Tasmania, Australia got retroactively billed for $5,000 in taxes after the country did not recognize her marriage.

Advocacy Group Calls On Japan To End Sterilization of Transgender People

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
An international human rights group is asking Japan to not require transgender people to be sterilized.

Nearly Half of Educators Support Teachers Coming Out to Students

By Brittany Ferrendi | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
A survey by Educator Political Perceptions found that 47 percent of K-12 teachers, school employees and district leaders would "completely support" LGB teachers from coming out ot their students.

Catholic Bishops Encourage Parents to Reject Their Transgender Children

By Brittany Ferrendi | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released an open letter demonizing transgender children and rejecting their identities as a "false idea."

Tex Man to Run for Office After Previously Suing for Marriage Equaility

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
Lawyer Mark Phariss was one of four people who sued the state in 2014 after it declared same-sex marriage unconstitutional in 2013, according to PinkNews. He now will run for a Texas senate seat in the 8th district.

Trans Activist Attacked in Her Home

By Michael d'Oliveira | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
On Dec. 20, Arianna Lint, transgender activist and founder of TransLatina Coalition, was attacked in her Fort Lauderdale home by an unknown assailant.

Florida Rep. Proposes LGBT Discrimination Law

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
A Florida state representative is trying to introduce a law that would allow for businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.

NM Transgender Woman Alleges Discrimination at State Congresswoman's Office

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
A former worker for Democratic Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham is suing her office for allegedly firing her because she is transgender.

Advocates Say FBI Hate Crime Statistics Lower Due To Underreporting

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
Minority advocacy groups claim newly released hate crime statistics are not telling the full scale of the issue.

Palm Beach County The First in Florida to Ban 'Conversion Therapy'

By Tucker Berardi | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
A 5-2 vote from Palm Beach County made history today by becoming the first county in Florida - as well as the largest county in the United States - to ban the practice of conversion therapy for minors.

Survey Shows Majority of Soccer Fans Would Support An LGBT Player

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
A majority of soccer fans would not mind having an LGBT player on their national soccer team.

First Middle Eastern LGBT Radio Station Begins in Tunisia

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Tunisia is now the first country in the Middle East to have a radio station devoted to LGBT issues.

AK Dept. of Health Ordered to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson directed state officials to allow for same-sex parents to receive birth certificates with both of their names listed.

Man Gets Death Penalty After He Tortured, Killed Boy He Thought Was Gay

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
A jury voted a Los Angeles man to get the death penalty after he was convicted of the first-degree murder of a child he thought was gay.

Children in Quebec Schools to Learn About Same-Sex Relationships in 2018

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Quebec will soon teach kids about same-sex relationships and sex education.

President of Ghana: Legalisation of Homosexuality 'Bound to Happen'

By Tucker Berardi | Sunday Dec 17, 2017
In certain terms, Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo said that while same-sex marriage is not on the country's agenda as of yet, the issue is sure to be addressed in the near future.

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