Tag Archive | LGBTQ

US: LGBT Rights Group to Honour Ty Herndon With Visibility Award

US: LGBT Rights Group to Honour Ty Herndon With Visibility Award

On Friday last, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), announced that Grammy-nominated artist, Ty Herndon, will be honoured with the HRC Visibility Award, at the 2018 HRC Nashville Equality Dinner on Saturday, March 17, 2018. “Ty Herndon is a fearless advocate for equality, and a country music trailblazer,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “He is changing hearts and […]

Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s ‘Building a Bridge’?

Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s ‘Building a Bridge’?

By Robert Shine of New Ways Ministry The blog Daily Theology had an interesting back-and-forth about [pro-LGBT] Fr. James Martin, SJ’s book, Building a Bridge. The conversation centered on whether academic theologians have sufficiently engaged a book that has been making sizable waves in the Church, as well as about who should be  doing public theology. “In […]

US: WA State Legislature Sends Bill on LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Governor Inslee

US: WA State Legislature Sends Bill on LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Governor Inslee

Last week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, urged Washington Governor Jay Inslee to sign SB 5722 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’.   Previously passed by both chambers, the Washington State Senate concurred with amendments that had been added by […]

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, the American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League unveiled a new television ad – entitled Patriots – featuring military, national security, and bipartisan officials voicing opposition to the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members. The television ad is part of the largest paid media campaign against […]

South Carolina: 6 Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called ‘Parody Marriages’

South Carolina: 6 Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called ‘Parody Marriages’

Sometimes legislators do something so discriminatory and full of hate that it’s hard to believe someone isn’t trying to pull your leg. But six Republican legislators in South Carolina [recently] introduced legislation that would define any marriage not between a man and a woman as a ‘parody marriage’. And they’re deadly serious.

Blockchain to make ‘pink economy’ visible, fight LGBT abuses – charity

Blockchain to make ‘pink economy’ visible, fight LGBT abuses – charity

Blockchain can help the LGBT community flex its economic muscle, and fight rights abuses globally – from Chechnya to Uganda – while safeguarding the identity of members, said the charity behind a new digital initiative. The LGBT Token scheme will use blockchain – the technology behind digital currencies such as bitcoin – to create a […]

US: ‘Portugal The Man’ Will Perform at 2018 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

US: ‘Portugal The Man’ Will Perform at 2018 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have announced that Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will speak, and Grammy Award-winning rock band, Portugal The Man, will perform at the 2018 HRC Los Angeles Dinner. Set to take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the JW Marriott LA LIVE, the event brings together more than 1,000 of HRC’s most active members and supporters […]