LGBTQ

POTUS to Sign Executive Order Banning Gender Identity Discrimination Among Federal Workers

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On Monday, President Obama plans to sign an executive order to ban job discrimination based on both gender and sexual orientation among federal workers and contractors, TIME reports. The order protects some 28 million workers and does not exclude religious organizations. “At a critical time...

‘Chicago Sun-Times’ Retracts and Apologizes for Publishing Op-Ed That Says OITNB’s Laverne Cox is Not a Woman

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I thought the Orange is the New Black star and LGBTQ activist Laverne Cox was commonly accepted as a woman, but I guess not. In response to Time magazine’s recent cover of Cox representing the transgender community, the National Review‘s Kevin D. Williamson wrote an op-ed...

Connecticut Gay Teen is Crowned Prom Queen

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After being initially nominated for both prom king and queen at Danbury High School, Connecticut teen Nasir Fleming has made local history by opting for the prom queen title. But despite the outpouring of support and excitement for Fleming, there are those haterswho criticize the...

Tyra Banks and VH1 Team Up For New Transgender Docuseries

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VH1 and America’s Next Top Model Tyra Banks are collaborating on the new docuseries TransAmerica. The eight-episode series takes an earnest look at a group of five millennial Chicago women – who all happen to be transgender – living, loving, and building their careers. The...

India Supreme Court Rules Transgender as Neutral Third Gender

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In a landmark Supreme Court ruling in India, transgender people will be identified as a neutral third gender, treated as a minority group, granted equal access to social welfare programs, and be provided with quotas for jobs and education. Justice KS Radhakrishnan says this is...