LGBTQ


A North Carolina leader in women's rights explains why the Equality Act isn't just about LGBTQ people. It's about protecting all women. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Equality Act Isn’t Just About LGBTQ People. It Would Protect All Women.

On Women's Equality Day, a NC leader in women's rights calls for federal protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

A person backlit by the sun makes a shape of a heart with their fingers while standing beneath a rainbow flag.
Love Wins as City of Charlotte Covers LGBTQ Residents in Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Charlotte, North Carolina expanded its nondiscrimination ordinance to include housing and employment protections for LGBTQ residents. Advocates are ready to push for more.

This City Commissioner Started a War Over a Homophobic Hire. It Might End Up Protecting All LGBTQ Michiganders.

Should Michiganders be free to love in 2021 without discrimination? Kalamazoo thinks so, and this leader is on the frontlines.

Most People Think LGBTQ Americans Have Federal Protections—They Don’t
LGBTQ People Are Not Legally Protected From Discrimination, Contrary to Popular Belief

A recent survey from GLAAD found that most Americans incorrectly believe LGBTQ people are federally protected against discrimination.

Joyce, a lifelong Republican, sits with her son, who recently came out as transgender. Joyce says she is voting for Joe Biden, believing the Democratic candidate will help protect and strengthen LGBTQ+ rights, ensuring a safer future for her children. (Keystone Photo/Michele Haddon)
Now That She Sees Trump Through Her Son’s Eyes, She’s Voting for Biden

Bucks County mom changed her outlook on President Trump and public policy after seeing how his policies could affect her son.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee in the United States to speak about violence against transgender women of color in a public forum. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Biden Just Took a Stand for Trans Women in a Way That No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Echoing one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's primary campaign themes, Biden declared that he would "flat out" change the harmful executive orders President Trump has used to target transgender Americans.

For This Trans Salvadoran Woman, Voting for the First Time Affirms Her Identity

Alexa Elizabeth Rodriguez is a first-time voter in the 2020 presidential election. She’s been waiting for this moment for ten years.