A proposal for a ballot initiative in California to kill all gay people in the state is an act of terrorism and should be investigated and prosecuted as such.
I was taught by my parents that it isn’t generally acceptable to discuss what goes on in a bathroom — it just isn’t polite. However, I think that needs to change because not knowing (ignorance) has fueled the childlike imaginations of the Texas GOP.
As we make more gains toward full equality, it seems the right-wing is cranking up the effort to deny it. Funny that our freedom is so frightening to them — or perhaps not. Fear is a powerful emotion. It can guide you out of trouble and keep you safe, but irrational fear has the opposite [...]
Last week — Thursday, Feb. 12, to be exact — the National Historic Landmarks Committee, chaired by Dr. Stephen Pitti of Yale University, unanimously approved the nomination of the Henry Gerber House, located at 1710 North Crilly Court in Chicago, to move forward as a National Historic Landmark. The nomination advances now to the National [...]
By Jennifer Pizer, national director Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project Q: I was reading about a bakery that didn’t want to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because it goes against the baker’s religion. Can’t the couple just go somewhere else? A: Private businesses, such as bakeries and grocery stores that [...]
Patti Fink recounts memorable moments from the 5th Circuit court hearing on marriage equality Real harm. Democratic process. Immutability. Legitimate state interest. Animus. Equality. Respect. Dignity. Personal liberty. Personal dignity. Equal dignity. These words filled the West Courtroom of the John Minor Wisdom Federal Courthouse in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 9, as attorneys for [...]
By Jael Humphrey Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal Q: My friend was recently incarcerated in prison in Florida and I’m worried about her safety because she’s transgender. Are there laws that can protect her? A: Unfortunately, the situation your friend is in is all too common — prisons incarcerate a transgender woman in a [...]
How HIV stigma is damaging our community today… and at least one way it could serve a higher purpose By Lawrence Ferber Editor’s Note: Some of the names and some details in this article have been changed. Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Hearing the words “I’m [...]
With every word I heard or read after the grand jury decision was read, I felt myself growing a little more sick to my stomach.
By Rizi Xavier Timane Every year on Nov. 20, transgender individuals and their allies around the world commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. But make no mistake: This is not a holiday, and the ceremonies we hold are certainly not celebrations. Rather, the Day of Remembrance is a solemn time when we can come together [...]