More than 30 ‘religious freedom’ bills threaten jobs and economy in over a dozen states

Congress

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign  issued an updated primer on a wave of more than 30 bills threatening LGBT equality in the guise of “religious freedom” across the country. In addition, HRC is specifically spotlighting the harm these bills will do to jobs and economic activity in the states where they are being [...]

Anti-LGBT bullying at local San Diego school caught on camera (VIDEO)

NBC7 San Diego

A student has been arrested by school police after he was caught on cellphone video beating up a freshman at Morse High School in San Diego. In a report by NBC7 San Diego, the video appears to a show the freshman being confronted by a student in a red T-shirt. The video shows the freshman [...]

Facebook unveils new option allowing users to describe their own gender identity

Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook today rolled out a new, inclusive feature that will allow individuals to use their own words to describe their gender identity. The change builds on the “Custom Gender” option introduced last year by Facebook, which provides users a list of more than 50 gender identities they can choose from to describe [...]

Apple opposes anti-LGBT Arkansas ‘Conscience Protection Act’

Apple

LITTLE ROCK – This week, Apple Inc., the world’s second largest information technology company, issued the following statement condemning the anti-LGBT bill in Arkansas, HB 1228 – a bill that could allow any person to undermine state laws by citing their personal religious belief as an excuse to discriminate against others: “At Apple inclusion inspires [...]

First episode of web series examining issues facing LGBTQ community goes live (VIDEO)

First Person --

The first episode of WNET and PBS Digital Studios’ new web series, First Person, has gone live. In this episode, host Kristin Russo interviews artist Skylar Kergil to examine transgender visibility and transitions. The series is the first to come as a result of the previously announced strategic partnership between WNET’s Interactive Engagement Group and [...]

HRC unveils Website highlighting GOP candidates’ record on LGBT equality

HRC Republican Facts

WASHINGTON – As potential Republican candidates gather this week in Washington, D.C. for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new microsite 2016: Republican Facts that will serve as an online resource for documenting the record and rhetoric of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, and where they stand on [...]

Commentary: George Zimmerman escapes justice, again

George Zimmerman | Photo:  Sanford Police Department (Florida)

Since George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin were the only two people present on the night in 2012 when Martin died from a gunshot fired by Zimmerman, they were the only two people to know what transpired. The only story we have is that of Zimmerman. This story may pass as a true story for some, [...]

Former baseball player Jason Burch comes out

Burch (right) with JP Martinez, one of the teammates he came out to while with the Frederick Keys | PHOTO: Outsports

Jason Burch, a former Minor League baseball player, has come out as gay. Burch played in the Minors for four different MLB franchises from 2003-2008. He played in college for Nebraska. He was gay the whole time, telling teammates when they asked. Looking back, he wishes he had come out more publicly while playing, he [...]

Free mariachi festival on the San Diego Civic Concourse, April 25

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán | Photo: Marie Noelle Robert

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera is presenting the second ever mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished), featuring the world famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and composed by the same team from 2013’s wildly popular mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the [...]

Chinese parents encouraged to ask children if they’re gay after ‘Coming Home’ becomes viral sensation (VIDEO)

Coming Home

An unexpectedly huge hit, Coming Home, the story of a young man who comes out to his parents during the Chinese New Year holiday, has also had the unintended consequence of prompting many Chinese parents to ask if their child is, in fact, gay. BBC Trending first reported this unusual story after word leaked that [...]

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