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6 Times Hillary Clinton Took Great Risks To Do The Right Thing For LGBTQs

  Hillary Clinton has taken some well-earned lumps for her caution on marriage equality and other issues. Clinton is an inherently cautious politician, but then again, if you were targeted by right-wing nutburgers (and a certain presidential candidate) who alleged you murdered a friend and were a secret lesbian, well, you might be a little gun-shy yourself. Add(…)

New Study Finds LGBTQ Students Feel Safer at Schools With Gay-straight Alliances

A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal safety compared to students in schools without GSAs. The new report is a meta-analysis of 15 independent studies surveying nearly 63,000(…)

LGBT Community Building Long Term Political Power with Record Number of Viable Candidates

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, LGBT elected officials and leaders are viewing this election cycle as a unique opportunity to advance equality by supporting LGBT candidates nationwide. US Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA), former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills noted the(…)

Judge: Lesbian Has No Parental Rights Because She Didn’t Marry Partner

A woman whose same-sex relationship ended before same-sex marriage became legal doesn’t have parental rights to a child born to her partner in 2008, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday. The decision, which comes a year after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the country, will stand as a key(…)

Kentucky Attorney General: Kim Davis Has Broken the Law Again

A county clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violated the state’s Open Records Act, the Kentucky attorney general’s office said Tuesday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the act by refusing to produce documents related to the gay marriage battle, the attorney general’s office said in an(…)