Facing Pressure, Minnesota High School Sports League Tables Transgender Athlete Proposal
A full-page anti-transgender ad in Minnesota's biggest newspaper cranked up the heat on Minnesota State High School League board members considering a proposal for transgender-inclusive guidelines in high school sports.
Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community, Promises Changes To "Real Names" Policy
In a Facebook post, the company's chief product officer apologized to "the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community."
Lawmakers Urge Obama To Include LGBT Protections In Immigration Executive Action
President Obama must act as soon as possible protect LGBT immigrants and their families, the lawmakers said in a letter. The Obama administration said it won't take executive action on immigration reform until after the November elections.
This Straight Mormon Guy Photobombed An Anti-Gay Rally
Justin Anderson, a self-described 22-year-old Mormon and LGBT ally, told BuzzFeed News he has no regrets and will speak out for LGBT rights in Utah again. "If I don't stand up for someone's rights, then who am I to ask someone to stand up for me when I need it?"
Most Gay And Bisexual Men Don't Get Tested For HIV; Half Are Not Treated
A new survey indicates most gay and bisexual men aren't being tested for HIV and are unaware of current prevention and treatment options, and a new study by the CDC shows half living with HIV in the U.S. are not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
Pennsylvania Governor Condemns Philly Anti-Gay Attack, But Mum On Push To Change Hate Crimes Law
Democratic lawmakers are renewing their calls to pass legislation that would add LGBT protections to the state’s hate crimes law. Move comes after a gay couple was brutally beaten in Philadelphia this month.