But the numbers the researchers were able to uncover despite those logistical challenges are still striking—and far from heartening for the LGBTQ community. Despite advances like the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, personal experiences of discrimination are apparently still widespread. One particularly timely example given the recent proliferation of so-called “bathroom bills”: over a third of LGBTQ people said that they or a loved one had “been verbally harassed in the bathroom or been told or asked if they were using the wrong bathroom.” … [Read more...] about Harvard Study: LGBT People of Color Suffer Double Discrimination
And even if President Trump’s rumored reversal of Obama’s 2014 executive order never materializes, LGBT advocates are still on high alert. There is a National Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Thursday morning that Tiven and others have cited as a possible platform for Trump to sign a “religious freedom” order that would carve out room for anti-LGBT discrimination—although such talk remains, for now, mere speculation. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
The group will perform at Ho Chi Minh Labor Palace every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition to Saigon, artists run a second venue at Bach Dang Trade Center of southern Binh Duong Province, as well as an auxiliary stage at East Saigon Urban Area in southern Dong Nai Province. … [Read more...] about LGBT+ artists ensure Lotto never a drag
On January 31st—the same day that the White House released a statement vowing that Trump would be “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights”— the Education and Justice Departments issued a joint letter rescinding a 2016 Obama administration guidance on transgender students. That policy had declared that the federal government considered restrictions on transgender students’ access to appropriate restrooms and locker rooms to be in violation of Title IX’s 1972 ban on sex discrimination in public education. … [Read more...] about White House Proclaims World AIDS Day, Leaves Out LGBT People & People of Color
Hall was an executive producer and appeared in the music video for Swift’s song "You Need to Calm Down." The song’s lyrics address anti-gay protesters, with Swift telling them to “control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / 'Cause shade never made anybody less gay.” … [Read more...] about Todrick Hall Says People Don’t Realize That Taylor Swift’s LGBT Support Is A Huge Deal