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(Reuters) – The government of US President, Donald Trump, is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition, by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female, and unchangeable once it is determined at birth, The New York Times reported yesterday, Sunday. The Department of Health and Human Services has undertaken […]
Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 78 cities across the nation earned perfect scores in the seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), meeting the most demanding and pioneering criteria since the report’s debut […]
Like many elderly US couples, Herb Parker and Herb Horowitz chose to spend their golden years in Florida, drawn by its year-round sunshine, outdoor activities, and relaxed atmosphere. ‘The Herbs’, as they are known to their friends, bought an apartment two decades ago near the beach in Hollywood, which sits between Miami and Wilton Manors, […]
(Reuters) – The United States will no longer grant diplomatic visas to the same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats, requiring that they be legally married to obtain them, in a reversal of Obama-era guidelines, senior US officials said on Tuesday. The new policy was circulated in a United Nations memo last month, and took effect […]
(Reuters) – A federal court has ruled the US State Department cannot deny a passport to a Navy veteran who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female. Navy veteran, Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for refusing to issue a passport because it […]
“We are pleased the court recognizes the importance of allowing this case to move forward, and of ensuring that outdated and irrational policies regarding people living with HIV are not allowed to stand.” On September 14th, a Virginia federal court ruled that a case filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, along with pro bono counsel […]
Ellen De Generes has announced that her first ever Netflix stand-up special, Relatable, will premiere on 18 December (teaser trailer above). Relatable, filmed at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, marks Ellen’s return to stand-up after a 15-year hiatus.