National and International

Moving Personal Story of Houston’s Lesbian Hero Cop

Moving Personal Story of Houston’s Lesbian Hero Cop

| October 4, 2017

  Josh Jackman of PinkNews reported this week: “A lesbian police officer who “lost everything” in Hurricane Harvey while she was protecting the people of Houston has been saved from homelessness by the LGBT community.” “Toni Mascione left her wife Christina and their three children – nine-year-old Isabella Michelle and five-year-old twins Gabrielle Alexander and […]

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US Votes Against United Nations Motion to Condemn Death Penalty for Homosexuality

US Votes Against United Nations Motion to Condemn Death Penalty for Homosexuality

| October 3, 2017

PinkNews reports: “The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to condemn the imposition of the death penalty for homosexuality – but the US voted against.” “On Friday, September 29, the United Nations body approved a motion opposing the use of the death penalty in an “arbitrarily or in a discriminatory manner”, including for homosexuality.” […]

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VIDEO: October is LGBT History Month – View This Year’s 31 Icons

VIDEO: October is LGBT History Month – View This Year’s 31 Icons

| October 3, 2017

Every year LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources. SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY’S FEATURED LGBT ICON. In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, […]

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Rachel Maddow’s Dominance of Cable News Continues to Grow

Rachel Maddow’s Dominance of Cable News Continues to Grow

| September 27, 2017

Rachel Maddow’s undaunting coverage of the Trump/Russia scandal has elevated her weeknight MSNBC show to #1 for an entire quarter in total viewers. Jason Easley, Politicus USA, reports that according to a press release “The Rachel Maddow Show” continued its cable news dominance, finishing as the #1 cable news program in total viewers and in […]

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Australian Artist Creates Same Sex Barbie Family to Support Marriage Equality Campaign

Australian Artist Creates Same Sex Barbie Family to Support Marriage Equality Campaign

| September 27, 2017

Meka Beresford reports via PinkNews:   “A doll artist in Australia has created a same-sex Barbie family in hopes to boost support for marriage equality in the country.” “The artist, who sells her dolls as part of her business All The Little Dolls, has created iconic Barbies pushing for a more realistic portrayal.” Talking to Daily […]

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Lesbian Community Loses Two Pioneers

Lesbian Community Loses Two Pioneers

| September 15, 2017

The lesbian community lost two pioneers this week. Influential bestselling author, activist and artist Kate Millett passed away on September 6 at age 82. Edie Windsor, who took her case for marriage equality to the Supreme Court, passed away on September 12. Millett’s 1970 book Sexual Politics became an instant best seller and cornerstone of […]

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Mattis Puts Freeze on Transgender Military Ban Pending Independent Recommendation

Mattis Puts Freeze on Transgender Military Ban Pending Independent Recommendation

| August 30, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced that implementation of President Trump’s ban on transgender women and men serving in the military is on hold pending recommendations from a panel of experts. “Once the panel reports its recommendations and following my consultation with the secretary of Homeland Security, I will provide my advice to the president […]

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Everywhere in the US You Can Get Fired for Being LGBT … Including Florida

Everywhere in the US You Can Get Fired for Being LGBT … Including Florida

| August 30, 2017

FastCompany reports that “states that protect LGBT employees from discrimination are still in the minority, but businesses are becoming more vocal advocates.” “If there were any lingering doubts that President Donald Trump does not intend to be known as the champion of LGBT rights that Candidate Donald Trump was vowing himself to be this time […]

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