‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder dies at 83

Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Comedic icon Gene Wilder died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn., reports Variety. The star of The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Stir Crazy died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said. In a statement Walker-Pearlman said, “We understand for all the emotional and […]

Nearly 20 California colleges on ‘Shame List’ of worst campuses for LGBT youth

Shame List

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride today releases its 2016 “Shame List,” highlighting for the first time a national list of “The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth.”  The national listing includes 102 campuses that openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth in policies, programs and practices as documented on the site listing.   Find the detailed list online […]

Anti-gay pastor charged with child molestation

Ken Adkins
Photo: Glynn County Detention Center

Controversial Georgia pastor, Ken Adkins, who publicly stated that the victims of the Orlando shooting “(got) what they deserve” has been charged with child molestation. Adkins, 56, turned himself over to Glynn County authorities Friday morning on charges of aggravated child molestation and child molestation stemming from allegations made by a young male former member […]

DOJ releases new training video for law enforcement on interacting with transgender community

DOJ Trans

The Department Justice’s (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) have released a new training video for law enforcement which provides information, tools and techniques to help ensure that interactions with members of the transgender community are respectful, professional and safe for all involved. The training uses three non-emergency and non-crisis situations to discuss ways for police […]

Federal judge blocks UNC from enforcing discriminatory provision of anti-LGBTQ HB2 law

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A federal judge has suspended enforcement of one of the discriminatory provisions of North Carolina’s HB2 law until plaintiffs have an opportunity to fully make their case in court. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder blocked the University of North Carolina (UNC) from enforcing the provision which prevents transgender people from using restrooms and other facilities […]

HRC: Trump’s courting of hate movement dangerous to LGBTQ people

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the following statement ahead of Hillary Clinton’s speech addressing Donald Trump’s campaign of prejudice, paranoia and bigotry. “Donald Trump has built an entire campaign based on division, fear and undermining equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Trump has threatened to undo crucial […]

Presidential Proclamation — Women’s Equality Day, 2016

President Barack Obama

Today, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day. A day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Below is a proclamation by President Barack Obama for Women’s Equality Day 2016. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Nearly one […]

LGBT media outlet target of hate crime (VIDEO)

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A New England LGBT Newspaper and Media Outlet has been the target of a hate crime. A newspaper box belonging to The Rainbow Times was blown up by a group of people around 1.20 a.m. Tuesday. Seven people were captured on surveillance video placing an unknown device inside the newspaper box , reports CBS Boston. […]

New nonpartisan poll shows LGBTQ equality is a winning message

Survey

A new national poll shows Americans are strongly rejecting laws like North Carolina’s HB2, which targeted transgender people and wrote discrimination into state law. The national survey released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute found that only 35 percent support such laws, while 64 percent of Americans oppose them. What’s more, only 30 percent […]

California Legislature passes bill to boost student voter registration

Voter registration

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—The California State Assembly Wednesday passed the Student Voting Act on concurrence, sending the bill to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. AB 2455, authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), will increase voter registration and civic engagement among California students by creating an online link between class enrollment […]

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