New Report: LGBTQ Students Suffer Harassment and Discrimination, But School-based Supports Can Make a Difference

U.S. middle and high schools remain hostile environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students, according to GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey. However, the report, which documents school climate, its effects on student outcomes and the availability and benefits of school-based supports for LGBTQ students, also shows significant signs of improvement in(…)

HRC highlights California LGBTQ Potections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in New National Report

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its third annual national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBTQ equality across America, including in California. HRC’s State Equality Index reveals that in many states opponents of equality are ramping up efforts to sanction discrimination against LGBTQ people(…)

New Goup Launches to Stop LGBTQ Conversion Therapy

A new grassroots group, 50 Bills 50 States, launched this week seeking to protect LGBT youth from the practice of conversion therapy. The discredited therapy seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity using what many consider torturous techniques. Samuel Brinton, a survivor of conversion therapy and one of the group’s founders, said,(…)

urvey Shows 82% of LGBT Americans Fear Trump/Pence Administration

The first large-scale survey of LGBT people following the election of Donald Trump reveals a growing climate of fear about what a Trump presidency will mean for the 6% of all adults in the US who from part of the LGBT communities.In a survey conducted by the global LGBT consulting body Out Now – http://OutNow.LGBT – Mike Pence, the(…)

GLAAD Lnches Trump Accountability Project

GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today launched the Trump Accountability Project (TAP). TAP is a resource for journalists, editors, producers, and other news makers reporting on the Trump administration which catalogues the anti-LGBTQ statements and actions of Donald Trump and those in or being considered for his administration. The resource also catalogues other(…)

Baltimore Suspects Using Grindr to Lure and Rob Victims

The Baltimore Police Department is investigating a pattern of armed robberies over the past several weeks that have targeted males via social websites and dating apps. One such app, Grindr, has been the network of choice, according to police. Police say the suspects lured the victims to apartment buildings in Northeast Baltimore and robbed them.(…)