LGTBQ News

Gay Politics – Marriage Equality, Gay Rights, Anti-Discrimination

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes…

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Housing Works Union Supporters Look to National Labor Relations Board

A group of determined Housing Works employees walked into the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) offices in downtown Brooklyn on February 14 and filed for an election, marking the latest step in their months-long unionization effort at the organization. The workers at the Brooklyn-based non-profit — which serves clients at the intersection of homelessness and…

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ADF Targets Trans Athletes in Connecticut Lawsuit

The ongoing campaign against transgender student-athletes took another turn on February 12 when three Connecticut-based cisgender student-athletes and their parents, backed by the notorious anti-LGBTQ legal group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Connecticut alleging that the kids’ “dreams and goals” were thwarted because they had to compete with…

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DOJ Awards Federal Grant to Antigay Group Hookers for Jesus

PoliticsPolitics A 2018 manual of the Christian organization said that homosexuality is immoral. Daniel Reynolds The Department of Justice employee union has filed a whistleblower complaint over a questionable allocation of resources. A major grant, reserved for nonprofits fighting human trafficking, has been awarded to Hookers for Jesus in Nevada and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation…

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How Out Is Out Enough for Gay Candidates Like Pete Buttigieg?

CommentaryCommentary, Pete Buttigieg, Election, Politics High-profile LGBTQ candidates walk a tightrope when it comes to low-information voters. Pete ButtigiegElectionPoliticsBrian Gaither We live in a bubble if we believe everyone in America knows Pete Buttigieg is gay. Not everyone knows his marriage was featured in The New York Times. Nor did everyone see him and Chasten…

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What Homophobic Hell Will the GOP Unleash on a Gay Frontrunner?

CommentaryCommentary, Pete Buttigieg, Election, Politics Excitement — and anxiety — about Pete Buttigieg’s rise to the top. Pete ButtigiegElectionPoliticsJohn Casey If Pete wasn’t gay, I’d say with some confidence, that he could win the presidency. Or, because Pete is gay, I could say that’s quite a differentiator, and with his impressive approach. he just might win…

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Queer Love For Valentine’s Day

For valentines — or anyone who loves classic queer films — BAM Film is offering three great features as part of its its “Long Weekend of Love” program of nine offerings February 14-17. Donna Deitch’s “Desert Hearts” (February 14, at 7 p.m.) was an instant classic of lesbian cinema when it was released back in…

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South Dakota Senate Kills Bill Barring Trans Youth Care

A bill that would have criminalized doctors who provide gender-affirming care for transgender youth in South Dakota has died before reaching the State Senate floor, concluding a controversial legislative push that drew national disgust and a swift call to action by LGBTQ rights advocates. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on February 10 voted…

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Mauritania Sentences Eight Partygoers to Prison for Dancing

Ten individuals, who Human Rights Watch (HRW) identified as eight men and “two other people,” who were seen dancing at a restaurant in Mauritania last month were arrested and the eight men were sentenced on January 30 to two years in prison for “committing indecent acts” and “inciting debauchery.” Police originally targeted the 10 after…

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