Yesterday’s start of the new SCOTUS term kicked off with what many interpreted as a direct challenge to the historic Obergefell v. Hodges marriage equality decision.
Ms. spoke with the ACLU’s Chase Strangio about the anti-trans religious front’s recent pivot from a focus on trans people in bathrooms to trans people in sports, as well as the recent passing of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and what these events mean for the state of trans rights in the U.S..
When it comes to LGBTQ rights, President Trump says one thing but does another. The National Center for Transgender Equality cites at least 69 anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ actions since Trump took office.
Questions for 2020 Candidates:
* Do you support or oppose a constitutional amendment to outlaw same–sex marriage?
* Do you support including LGBTQ citizens in laws that prohibit workplace and housing discrimination? Have you, or would you, co–sponsor the Equality Act to do that?
* Do you support President Trump’s rollbacks of transgender rights in the military, health care, and access to homeless shelters?
The women’s suffrage movement allowed women to re-examine, question, and begin to systematically rebel against the many restrictions they had lived under for centuries—including oppressive gender and sexual norms.
There is still much work to be done to ensure that LGBTQ Americans can live safe, happy lives and receive equal protection in all areas of life. As the 2020 election draws nearer, now is the time to pay attention to the precarious position that our rights are in. Here’s what’s at stake for the LGBTQ community in 2020.
“A Pride without racial justice, a Pride without intersectional feminism, is no Pride at all. It is simply a mockery of the work of the trailblazers that came before us.”
As Pride Month comes to a close, a member of the Black community and the LGBTQ+ community reflects on celebration and mourning.
“Celebration of the victory of the Supreme Court win for my LGBTQ+ community is quieted by the deep pain of my Black community in continuing to mourn the killing of our brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, fathers and mothers at the hands of police; by receiving less equitable healthcare as we fight a global pandemic; by demanding clean water in Flint, Michigan; by continued discrimination in housing and employment; by the refusal of some to even allow us to birdwatch, jog, barbecue or simply exist without having the police called on us.”
LGBTQ people have more than their fair share of coronavirus cases. Greater equity would improve the lives of LGBTQ people, the profitability of businesses and the performance of our overall economy.
“Queen of the Capital,” a new documentary from director Josh Davidsburg, reveals a colorful queer community in the heart of the nation’s capital. The documentary follows drag queen Muffy Blake Stephyns on her quest to be crowned Empress of the Imperial Court of Washington, D.C.
From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, Pride month has long been a time for celebration, activism, and progress in the LGBTQ community. Here are eight monumental events in LGBTQ history that took place during Pride month and brought us to where we are now.