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LGBTQ Americans report more financial struggles and anxiety over money than other Americans

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — LGBTQ Middle Americans are more likely to worry about the direction of the country, feel less financially secure, and struggle more with personal financial issues than other Americans, according to research by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). “Nearly half (47 percent) of Middle-income earners who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or […]

HRC endorses Ralph Northam for governor of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Friday that the Public Policy Committee of HRC’s Board of Directors has voted to endorse Dr. Ralph Northam for Governor of Virginia in the upcoming November 2017 election. With an estimated 185,366 eligible LGBTQ voters and hundreds of thousands more allied voters in Virginia, HRC’s get-out-the-vote effort […]

Trump-Pence-McConnell proposal to repeal ACA fails

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Obamacare repeal died in the GOP-controlled Senate early today. The final vote for the Health Care Freedom Act, designed to eliminate core components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), went down on a 49-51 vote, with Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John McCain of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joining with […]

San Diego’s first free food park launches Saturday in City Heights

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – This Saturday, San Diego’s fast-growing free food movement is coming to City Heights with its biggest installation yet. The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement District and Eat San Diego are partnering to build an entire free food park. It will be the first of its kind in San Diego. It started with a guy planting veggies at […]

Senate committee approves extending medical marijuana protections

WASHINGTON — Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved an amendment in a voice vote that would continue to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), would add a clause to the CJS budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that […]

GLAAD: Top three lies about Trump’s trans military ban

NEW YORK – GLAAD Thursday released a fact check calling out White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for peddling lies surrounding President Donald Trump’s announcement yesterday to ban transgender soldiers from openly serving in “any capacity” within the United States armed forces. Without any resources to justify the president’s clear discrimination, the Trump Administration […]

‘Sing if you’re glad to be gay’ – Tom Robinson performs updated version of classic anthem (VIDEO)

LONDON — Tom Robinson, the gay musician and longtime activist, has performed his song “Glad to be Gay” with updated lyrics to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales. Gay Star News interviewed Robinson about his experiences, where he premiered his updated version of the song. In the […]

National LGBTQ Task Force announces its largest ever donation to GLBT Community Project Fund

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director Russell Roybal has announced the Task Force would donate $300,000, the largest donation to date, to the GLBT Community Projects Fund at The Miami Foundation. Over 200 business leaders, LGBTQ activists and local community advocates welcomed the news with wild applause at the annual […]

Reflections on President Trump’s statements on banning Transgender men and women from military service

Trans woman and Retired Army Officer Veronica Zerrer, Major, USA (Ret) offers a perspective on President Trump’s statements on banning Transgender men and women from military service. President Trump says that Transgender people serving in the military will distract the force from fighting and winning wars. He says people like me are a burden that […]

Family Research Council claims Trump will issue anti-LGBTQ ‘Religious Exemptions’ executive orders next week

NEW YORK – GLAAD today released the following audio of Tony Perkins, the president of anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council (FRC), claiming that the Trump administration is set to reveal additional executive orders next week that could allow people to use “religious exemptions” as an excuse to openly use a violent and discriminatory agenda […]

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