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‘In a Heartbeat’ – this animated short film will make you cheer (VIDEO)

An animated short uploaded to YouTube today from filmmakers Beth David and Esteban Bravo, tells the story of a closeted boy running the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams. Titled In a Heartbeat the film was produced at […]

Laurel Foundation hosts nation’s first free summer camp for trans/GNC youth

PASADENA, Calif. — The Laurel Foundation, which has for 25 years sponsored camps for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, has expanded their mission to host the first free trans and gender non-conforming youth camp program July 30- Aug. 3. With support from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, kids from all over the nation, many for the […]

Supervisor sues major Christian university over alleged cover-up of anti-gay violence

AZUSA, Calif., — Azusa Pacific University (“APU”), a Christian university in Southern California, is being sued by an employee who allegedly suffered severe and unlawful retaliation after complaining about anti-gay violence and harassment. Mahesh Pradhan, a chef and supervisor at APU, alleges that he was subjected to repeated physical violence and verbal abuse by other APU […]

The Center’s 3rd annual ‘Casino Night’ is Aug. 19

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s 3rd annual Casino Night is coming up Aug.19, at 7 p.m. Casino Night is a fun-filled evening of mock gaming with food, drink (including the oh-so-popular bourbon bar), music and truly fabulous prizes! If you were there last year, you know this is a do-not-miss […]

ACLU of Montana challenges legal sufficiency of anti-LGBTQ ballot initiative

HELENA, Mont. — The ACLU of Montana today challenged in the Montana Supreme Court the legal sufficiency of a proposed anti-LGBTQ ballot initiative, I-183. The petition argues that the ballot and fiscal impact statements fail to adequately explain the initiative’s discriminatory impacts on transgender individuals and state and local budgets. “Any description of the true […]

DNC breakout stars unite in resistance for one-year anniversary of historic night (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released an inspiring video message featuring many of the breakout stars from the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Their message of hope and power marks the one-year anniversary of the final night of the convention, which featured the moving address by Gold Star father Khizr Khan and […]

Andrew Grey becomes first M/M author to receive RWA Centennial Award

NEW YORK, N.Y.  –  Andrew Grey will be the first male author to receive the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award, an honor for publishing 100 romance novels, and the only M/M author to be recognized. Riverdale Avenue Books just published ’s Grey’s novella, The Photographer’s Assistant. In The Photographer’s Assistant, Christian Coulliet is the […]

Transcanwork.org founder Michaela Mendelsohn speaks out on Trump’s trans military ban

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Michaela Mendelsohn, CEO of one of the largest El Pollo Loco franchises in the country and the founder of the California Transgender Work Project (CTWP) transcanwork.org – a program formed with the mission of promoting a trans positive work climate throughout the state of California, is speaking up about President Trump’s decision to ban transgender individuals from the […]

Commentary: Trump’s war on transgender service members

This week LGBTQ Americans received a one-two punch from the Trump administration. The first punch was President Trump’s ban against transgender service members. In his inimitable style of communicating to the American public the order came in the form of a tweet: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United […]

DOJ filing on Title VII: ‘Another step in a campaign against the civil rights of so many communities’ (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Friday on News One Now,  guest host Ray Baker interviewed Harper Jean Tobin, the policy director of the National Center for Transgender Equality about the Department of Justice having filed an unsolicited amicus brief on Wednesday stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not cover job discrimination based […]

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