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Colorado House Kills 6 Republican Sponsored Anti-LGBT Bills

Colorado House Kills 6 Republican Sponsored Anti-LGBT Bills

All six GOP sponsored anti’LGBT bills were killed last night in committee after a grueling 12-hour overnight comment session. The bills, had they passed, would have made life immeasurably harder, possibly intolerable for LGBTQ Coloradans, especially youth. Although they had no chance in either House and a promise of a veto by the Governor, they […]

Trans Notes from a Small Island: United Through Pride

Trans Notes from a Small Island: United Through Pride

September in the Channel Islands has seen three firsts: the first pan-island Pride, the first Equality & Diversity Awards and the first award by a tribunal of compensation for hurt and distress from discriminatory behaviour in the workplace. Pride was a truly pan-island event this year with a whole week of celebrations in both the […]

Trans Notes from a Small Island: Jersey Equality Takes a Stride Forward

The States of Jersey have passed regulations this week that expand the island’s anti-discrimination legislation to encompass sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation and pregnancy and maternity (together called the “(Sex and Related Characteristics) (Jersey) Regulations”). The new regulations, due to come into force on 1 September 2015, provide protection for the island’s LGBTQ citizens. Although […]

“Queer? Oh dear!” India Supports Russian anti LGBT UN Resolution

“Queer? Oh dear!” India Supports Russian anti LGBT UN Resolution

In yet another shameful and discriminatory move, India has decided to stand by a Russian-drafted resolution in the United Nations that had proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of the UN staff. India joined 43 other nations in voting for this resolution, including its neighbours China and Pakistan. Thankfully, this resolution did not receive the […]

“In The Making” project is debunking the notion marriage equality = full LGBT equality

“In The Making” project is debunking the notion marriage equality = full LGBT equality

I am Curtis Lahaie, a senior at Harvard University, and I am one of the creators of In the Making, a photo project that reveals the remaining work in the LGBTQ Movement, even as nationwide marriage equality is on the horizon. Publicly supported by Harvard University President Drew Faust and shared on Tumblr over 80,000 […]