Q: A queer app for all genders is coming

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AUSTIN, Texas — The world’s first community-driven, gender-inclusive queer app, known simply as “Q,” is welcoming members on a Kickstarter campaign that has raised nearly $5,000. The app’s designer, Eric Cervini, decided to create Q while studying at Harvard last year. The campaign, Cervini says, is a response to the exclusion of many who identify [...]

2015 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York to honor Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison

GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will host the 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards  Monday, June 1 in New York. Honorees will be Matthew Morrison (Inspiration Award), Jon Stryker (Visionary Award), Desiree Raught (Educator of the Year Award), Johnson & Johnson (accepted by Jeff B. Smith) [...]

Neil Patrick Harris to narrate children’s book about two same-sex partners

Neil Patrick Harris

NEW YORK – Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and Little Simon have announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will narrate a new edition of Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s bestselling, groundbreaking children’s book And Tango Makes Three. The story, illustrated by Henry Cole, will be available [...]

Wanda Sykes to emcee National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony July 4

Wanda Sykes

Organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration have announced that entertainer and advocate Wanda Sykes will emcee the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony on July 4th at Independence Hall. Said Malcolm Lazin, National LGBT 50th Anniversary Chair: “We are tremendously excited to have Wanda Sykes, an outspoken and committed LGBT advocate, as the Master [...]

HRC applauds Girl Scouts for transgender inclusion

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While the Girls Scouts’ policy of including transgender girls isn’t anything new – a Denver troupe made headlines in 2012 for including a transgender girl – recent criticism from anti-LGBT groups, along with the increasing visibility of transgender youth and adults in the media, have brought the Girl Scouts’ policy back into the limelight, writes [...]

Senators take stand against ‘Conversion’ therapy

Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker

With the introduction of a resolution to draw attention to dangerous “conversion” therapy practices, two U.S. Senators are taking a stand for the LGBT community. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution of 2015. The resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that “conversion” therapy, or so-called “reparative” therapy, is a dangerous and discredited [...]

Entire trans* community is ‘Community Grand Marshal’ for San Diego Pride’s 2015 Parade

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Stephen Whitburn, executive director San Diego LGBT Pride announced Friday that the entire trans* community will be their Community Grand Marshal for Pride 2015 with the aim of recognizing and honoring their contributions with the theme Liberty and Justice For All. “Come join in on the fun,” said Whitburn,”Trans* and gender non-conforming individuals, their friends, [...]

Ireland approves marriage equality in historic vote

Yes Equality Ireland

The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in the world to pass marriage equality through a national referendum, and the 21st country to decide to afford same-sex couples full marriage rights. With votes counted from nearly all of Ireland’s 43 parliamentary constituencies, the measure will pass with more than 60 percent of voters [...]

TLC pulls ’19 Kids And Counting’ from lineup

The Duggars

TLC has pulled all airings of “19 Kids and Counting” from its lineup after tabloid reports of child molestation allegations against Josh Duggar proved to be true, reports The Huffington Post. TMZ first reported the decision stating that the fate of the show is uncertain, but there’s now so much heat in the wake of [...]

Appeals Court puts Michelle Lael-Norsworthy’s reassignment surgery on hold as California board recommends parole

Michelle Lael-Norsworthy | Photo: Transgender Law Center

Yesterday a federal appeals court put on hold a trial court order that transgender woman Michelle Lael-Norsworthy, who is currently being held in Mule Creek California State Prison, receive sex reassignment surgery. This came the same day a California board recommended parole  for Norsworthy  who was convicted of second-degree murder. According to a report by [...]

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