June 1 marked the beginning of Pride Month, but it ultimately passed without the usual fanfare. While it was known globally that COVID-19 would upend Pride celebrations everywhere, what we could not foresee was the tragic and unjust murder of George Floyd and most recently, Tony McDade, a black transgender man shot by police in Tallahassee, Florida.
Bullying, especially of LGBTQ youth, is responsible for countless suicides and is generally detrimental to the mental health of impacted youth.
The fight for LGBTQ rights has been tougher than ever in 2019 and support for our community is stronger than it has ever been. Just as with any significant, important movement, there are highs as well as lows.
By 2020, Pennsylvania will join a growing number of pioneering states including Washington, Arkansas, Nevada and Maine allowing driver’s license holders to choose from three gender options, male, female and the gender-neutral option of X.
In a time when equality for the LGBTQ-plus community is a distant dream, a few U.S. lawmakers are pushing legislation that aims to prove America is willing to fight not only for LGBTQ equality but also for LGBTQ lives around the world. The introduction of two new bills — Promoting Read more…
In a time when equality for the LGBTQ community is a distant dream, a few U.S. lawmakers are pushing legislation that aims to prove America is willing to fight not only for LGBTQ equality but also for LGBTQ lives around the world.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on one of the most unsettled civil rights questions—are LGBTQ people protected by Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin and sex?
Supreme Court to Answer the Question of Whether LGBTQ People are Protected from Workplace Discrimination
This column was one of the more emotional columns I’ve written for the Philadelphia Gay News. I am writing this sitting in my hotel room at the Dearborn Inn in Michigan, after visiting the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation which houses the historical bus that Rosa Parks rode when she Read more…
In early December, SCOTUS heard oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The crux of the case is that bakery owner Jack Phillips sued the CCRC claiming his rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech have been denied when he refused to bake a custom wedding cake for a gay couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins.