Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


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How to Watch Global Pride, the World’s Largest LGBTQ Celebration

LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year, albeit a little short on its signature fanfare. Here's how to attend Global Pride, a virtual celebration, on Saturday.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCT. 8, 2019: Rally for LGBTQ rights outside Supreme Court as Justices hear oral arguments in three cases dealing with discrimination in the workplace because of sexual orientation (Image via Shutterstock)
These Are the Next Battles in the Fight for LGBTQ Worker Rights

The United States has to make a number of changes to strengthen unions and labor laws to ensure that LGBTQ workers are properly protected.

In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, supporters of LGBTQ rights hold placards in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It's a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
A Segregationist Tried to Derail Civil Rights. He Got Today’s Supreme Court Decision Instead.

A racist congressman from Virginia tried to stop the Civil Rights Act, but 56 years later his amendment got more legal protections for LGBTQ Americans. In a landmark decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination. The ruling has been a long time coming in the fight for...

The late Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Why the Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Workplace Protections Is a ‘Watershed Moment’

Two of the US Supreme Court’s most conservative justices joined with liberals to rule that federal laws protect LGBTQ employees.

LGBTQ community members join in support with Black Lives Matter protesters holding signs and chanting slogans on an intersection in West Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
While Marching for Black Lives, LGBTQ Protesters Faced Homophobic Slurs From Police

Officers have been accused of lobbing homophobic slurs, sexually harassing LGBTQ people, and intentionally misgendering transgender protesters.

The late Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trans ‘Hero’ Aimee Stephens Dies Waiting on Supreme Court’s Decision in Her Case

A Michigan woman fighting against transgender discrimination, Aimee Stephens, died this week. How her death has been covered shows just how important her work truly was.

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Trans Southerners Don’t Feel Safe Seeking Health Care. That’s a Huge Problem in a Pandemic.

The pandemic has emphasized and exacerbated the many health disparities that transgender people living in the South have been facing for years.