Lesbian Rights

Lesbian Rights

First National Study on LGBTQ History Released on National Coming Out Day

National
The release of the theme study coincides with National Coming Out Day, a commemoration first celebrated in 1988 on the anniversary of the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. ...
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New York High Court Rules Non-Biological Parents Can Seek Custody and Visitation

National
Non-biological, non-married, non-adoptive parents can seek custody and visitation of children who were born into their relationships with the consent of the child’s biological parent. ...
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Campaign Forms to Support the LGBTI Community in Indonesia

International
Increasing homophobic and transphobic rhetoric by political and religious leaders has caused hostility toward the LGBTI community in Indonesia. ...
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Lesbian Moms: Michigan Pediatrician Refuses to See Newborn

Krista and Jami Contreras with their daughter, Bay Windsor. Photo: Detroit Free Press
Top News Health
A lesbian couple in Michigan say their six-day-old baby was refused care because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Court Urged to Reverse Ruling Dismissing Puerto Rico Marriage Case

Top News Politics
The brief argues that marriage bans like Puerto Rico’s violate both the equal protection and due process guarantees of the United States Constitution. ...
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Report: LGBT Americans Still Face Wide-Spread Inequality

Report: LGBT Americans Still Face Wide-Spread Inequality
Top News National
Same-sex couples can marry in 35 states, but wearing a wedding ring can result in an LGBT worker being fired in 29 states. ...
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Thousands of Georgia’s Workforce Not Covered by Non-Discrimination Laws, Study

Employment Non-Discrimination Laws
Top News Politics
Over 151,000 of Georgia’s workforce isn’t covered by the state’s non-discrimination law because the law excludes sexual orientation in private sectors. ...
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Lady Gaga: If You’re Uncomfortable, ‘You’re on the Wrong Side of History’

Lady Gaga Serenades Her Friend and His Fiance After Proposing On Stage
Entertainment
Lady Gaga invited a guy onstage to propose to his boyfriend. She told the audience if they were uncomfortable, they were on "the wrong side of history." ...
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Case Dismissed: Puerto Rico Will Not End Marriage Ban

Top News Politics National
The United States District Court of Puerto Rico issued a ruling dismissing a lawsuit seeking to end the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in Puerto Rico. ...
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Majority of Young Catholics Believe Gays and Lesbians Should Be Accepted, Study

Young Catholics
Top News Faith and Religion
A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that 85 percent of Catholics between the ages 18 and 29 think gays and lesbians should be accepted by society. ...
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