Protections for LGBTQI Individuals Go Global

On Wednesday, June 9, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) reintroduced the GLOBE Act to the House of Representatives, alongside Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who presented companion legislation in the Senate.

The GLOBE Act—short for Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality—aims to establish protections for LBGTQI individuals as a key facet of U.S. diplomacy by incorporating these efforts beneath the umbrella of human rights.

Lil Nas X, Gender Nonconformity and the Fight Against Transphobic Legislation

The fact that Lil Nas X’s recent queer, campy music video and song became an instant hit at the same time that anti-trans legislation swept the country demonstrates a serious contradiction—if the American public is increasingly supportive of trans rights and increasingly celebratory of gender nonconformity, why are Republican legislators hooking their talons into revoking trans rights?

Biden Is Returning the U.S. to an Era of LGBTQ Inclusion: “America’s Strength Is Found in Its Diversity”

In a landmark executive order applauded by LGBTQ advocates and organizations, President Joe Biden repealed the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military.

In his first 100 days, Biden is expected to take more actions towards reversing many of the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people, as well as expanding LGBTQ rights and protections.