The Every Child Deserves a Family Act is a federal bill to eliminate discrimination in foster care and adoption based on gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status.
When Ellen publicly came out, her mom quickly became a visible ally to the LGBT community. Betty has continued to be a strong PFLAG mom for more than 15 years and is the spokeswoman for Care with Pride campaign, an initiative to educate and raise visibility on issues related to bullying.
by Chloe Schwenke Vice President of Global Programs On May 17, human rights activists and concerned individuals from around the world will once ag...
As two white gay dads raising two amazing African-American boys, our house is always hopping. Here are quotations from our 13-year-old, Mason, and our 10-year-old, Marcus.
When illness strikes or a child is born or adopted, workers should not have to worry about losing a job or critical income. The LGBT community must join the call for paid leave laws and ensure that all workers have the support and time to recover from illness and care for their loved ones.
It's simple: people work better together than alone. To believe that you can stand alone and navigate the world by yourself might be a liberating experience, but at the end of the day it usually adds up to a poor day at the races.
It is not, of course, only LGBT New Yorkers who must fear hate crimes. Indeed, across the city hate crime has been on the rise. Attacks on Jewish New Yorkers, African-Americans, Latinos, women and more continue to break our bones and harm our souls.
On May 17, commemorating the day that the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, millions of people from over 100 countries will come together to celebrate the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
My family left Syria in late 1967 after nationalization started taking place and moved to Detroit. It's really hard for me to wrap my head around what is going on in my homeland. People often ask me how I feel about Syria, and frankly, it confuses me.
When it comes to brand loyalty, the LGBT community has historically shown that we have no issue with demonstrating our pride in what we like and letting our wallets do the talking.
What I hope it does is bear witness to young people that there is a future here for them in Minnesota, that there is a place where all people can get married, where we are continually working to be more inclusive, more open, and a little more whole.
There are leaders within the LGBT community who are extremely frustrated that Obama has not issued an order eliminating discrimination in employment for our community. Those leaders are extremely shortsighted and do not fully understand the strategy of the Obama administration.
This was supposed to be the summer that the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee emerged from its prolonged funk. Then Bradley Manning happened.
Sometimes I think that we gay people forget how long it took some of us, if not the majority of us, to accept our own sexuality. Why is it that we expect our family, friends and the entire country to immediately accept it just because we have?