HHS Religious Freedom Division Will Hurt Trans People the Most

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to be housed within the HHS Office for Civil Rights. What that means, in effect, is that the federal department whose stated mission is to” enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans” will now…

On Being A 20 -Something Gay Man In A Youth Obsessed Culture

Before coming out as homosexual in 2014 I was beset with a myriad of self-esteem problems. I had stumbled out of high school having had no romantic relationships( guess why ), underachieving grades, and a general air of hopelessness. My best friends were not only effortlessly the top students at our school, but also incredibly…

Yale Just Raised The Bar For Transgender Rights With Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

In the middle of a national debate over who exactly can use the restroom where, Yale University’s entered the fray, announcing 332 gender-neutral bathrooms across the university’s campus in time for its commencement. The move is apparently the most recent by the university becoming increasingly more welcoming and inclusive to the LGBTQ + community. In…

Exclusive: listen to Studs Terkel on lesbian rights in freshly unearthed interview

We live in an era colored by massive victories for LGBT rights. As of last June, same-sex couples can legally wed anywhere in the United States. Children as young as 14 are coming out as queer in social media posts. The LGBT community is courted by legislators, with President Obama being the first to pose…

Texas Republican Wants to Out LGBT Kids in School

A Tea Party lawmaker would mandate educators tell parents about a student’s gender identity–even if the kid wants to keep it secret. The potential for abuse, and worse, is massive.”> AMARILLO, TexasA Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to force teachers and other school faculty to out LGBT students to their families, even if a…

Taylor Mac: Queer American Artist-Shaman-Historian of the Century. Attain That Two Centuries.

The acclaimed actor and musician is about to perform a 24 -hour-long queer history of American popular music. In a single take.”> At the beginning of the 24 th hour of Taylor Macs monumental 24-Decade History of Popular Music, the queer womb of pink textile that had stretched across the entire performance space at St.…