“Massachusetts has become the latest state to ban the use of conversion therapy on minors. Monday night, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law making the ban on the disproven method effective immediately…” – via OutRead More
“Fortunately, there was no knife and no pill, Buttigieg said. Because then he would not have met his husband, Chasten, who has made him a better person, he said – and their marriage has moved him closer to God…” – via USA TodayRead More
“Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make anal sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death. The new measures, that come into force on Wednesday, also cover a range of other crimes including punishment for theft by amputation…” – via BBCRead More
“Gay presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg cleared his first major hurdle, saying on Saturday that 65,000 people have donated to his exploratory committee. That qualifies him to take part in the first debate hosted by the Democratic National Committee in June…” – via LGBTQ NationRead More
“Donald Trump has feuded with other candidates, reporters and TV networks during his run for president. Now, the front-runner for the Republican nomination is feuding with Pope Francis…” – via NPRRead More
“Robbins told the gathering that Buttigieg’s 2015 public essay, “Why Coming out Matters,” helped persuade him – a gay teen from a conservative Indiana family – to come out. It also showed him that doing so wouldn’t mean giving up his love of politics…” – via USA TodayRead More
“The conversion therapy bill prohibits licensed therapists from subjecting minors to the discredited and harmful practice of trying to change their sexual orientation or gender identity…” – via AdvocateRead More
“The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift injunctions blocking the policy while challenges continue in lower courts. The four liberal judges on the court opposed the ruling. The policy prohibits "transgender persons who…” – via BBCRead More
“State lawmakers in Albany have officially passed two pieces of inclusive legislation: one protecting transgender residents from discrimination, and another banning gay conversion therapy for minors…” – via NewNowNextRead More
“There are greeting cards to celebrate and support people through all stages of life, from graduations to career changes to birthdays. But until recently, these sentimental notes haven't always included words of encouragement for transgender people…” – via GlamourRead More
“The Liberty University president blamed a Republican establishment ‘conspiracy’ for the leak of the Access Hollywood tapes and appeared on CNN to assure viewers that Trump was a ‘changed man.’”… – via SlateRead More
“A historic number of LGBTQ people will serve in the new U.S. Congress and their influence will shape the debate on equality legislation and issues moving forward”… – via AdvocateRead More
“This week I’ve seen millions of professed Christians do something no Christian does—at least, no Christians who give half a damn about Jesus; about emulating his example, about perpetuating his life, about, you know—actually doing as he did..
Christians don’t applaud tear-gassing mothers with children in their arms…” – via JohnPavlovitz.comRead More
“Republican Kim Davis, the Kentucky court clerk who became a conservative Christian heroine for refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates three years ago, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, according to unofficial results posted by the state board of elections.
Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. appeared to defeat Davis by more than 650 votes in the race for clerk in Rowan County, according to the unofficial results, with all precincts reporting…” – via CNNRead More
“There are a lot of different ways to read the results from elections across the country Tuesday.
There will be lots of spin in the coming days about what it all means, but here are seven ways to cut through the noise and put what happened in context:…” – via NPR NewsRead More