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Supreme Court declines emergency stay request from anti-LGBT Rowan County clerk

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a petition from Kentucky’s Rowan County clerk Kim Davis for an emergency stay on a court order requiring her to immediately start issuing marriage licenses to all eligible applicants, including same-sex couples. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) welcomed the news as affirmation that personal religious opinions of public officials […]

Russia cancels LGBT film festival

Russia’s long running avant-garde film festival, Moscow Premiere, a champion of Russian LGBT and anti-fascist cinema, was cancelled last week and replaced by a “positive, youth-orientated” alternative, reports Dazed. The new festival is being run by Yevgeny Gerasimov, a high-ranking member of Putin’s Kremlin. The organizer of Moscow Premiere said that there was no way he could work with Gerasimov. […]

Another British pro-rugby player comes out

Following in the footsteps of Keegan Hirst, Sam Stanley has become the second British pro rugby player to reveal publicly that he is gay. Stanley, 23, has represented England at five tournaments and is the brother of Samoan international Michael Stanley. Stanley said he has kept his five-year relationship with partner Laurence a secret. “I […]

Steve Garvey to greet fans at free prostate cancer screening event at Sept. 3 Padres game

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Padres legend and prostate cancer survivor Steve Garvey will greet fans at a free prostate cancer screening event hosted by Scripps Health and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (ERFFTC) at the Padres game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park on Sept. 3. The screenings will be open […]

‘Downton Abbey’ final season trailer released (VIDEO)

The producers of the British period drama, Downton Abbey have released the trailer for the final season of the show. “We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans,” director Gareth […]

Pride At Work to all unions: Stop supporting HRC

The LGBT workers’ organization, Pride At Work has asked all unions to stop supporting the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This weekend the organization approved a resolution that calls on member organizations to stop funding the HRC until the advocacy group addresses what Pride at Work sees as systemic issues and key problems with HRC’s Corporate […]

New national survey shows majority of Americans support open transgender military service

WASHINGTON – Friday, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, responded to the results of a new national survey that show a majority of Americans support open service by transgender people in the U.S. military.  The results were released by University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research […]

Staying positive

How difficult is it to be positive about life? Another suicide bomber strikes a marketplace in Iraq. Three indicted on child pornography charges. Four die in a drinking and driving accident. Another government scandal. Enough already! We live in a sea of troubled waters. It is time to steer your ship toward the peacefulness of […]

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s Reunion Party fundraiser was ‘biggest one yet’

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) and the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) hosted the “Reunion on the Bay” fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 8 on the Bay View Lawn at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at 1380 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego. Organizers say the fundraiser was […]

Gender Odyssey Family 2015: A conversation with trans activist Kate Bornstein

This article originally appeared on Seattle’s Child and is reproduced by permission. This year’s Gender Odyssey Family conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center, tackled an enormous range of issues around gender and the family: How to support a trans child; the unique concerns of trans folks who are parents; how to create support […]

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