High school is really hard for our community. It’s when we come of age and our sexual orientation and gender identity manifests. It’s where we cry ourselves to sleep wondering why we’re different. It’s where our suicide rates are off the charts compared to our straight, cisgendered friends. So it was a huge step towards […]Read more "Reversal of Bathroom Regs a Painful Betrayal"
Reports coming out that the Trump administration will release new policy on transgender student access to restrooms. This NYT article claims Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss is a holdout, but that she has caved to pressure put on her by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Read more "Hang in there Betsy! Do not enable transgender bullying."
President Trump is keeping Randy Berry, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons. (The “I” is for Intersex.) This is a big deal because Trump is keeping this position at the state department AND retaining Obama’s appointment. Berry, who is gay and married with kids, has twenty-four years of diplomatic experience. […]Read more "Trump keeps Obama’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons"
Huffpost has a story out in which a former Gorsuch clerk says the Supreme Court nominee is not personally homophobic. Goodbaum, now an attorney in Connecticut, recalled fondly their conversation on the week of the wedding: “He said, ‘This is a wonderful thing. You’ll see how your relationship grows.’” Goodbaum, who in 2009 served as […]Read more "Gorsuch’s Gay Clerk: “I have never felt the least whiff from him of homophobia or intolerance toward gay people.”"
Politico has an article out detailing how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner personally intervened to save President Obama’s LGBT employment protections. These protections make it illegal to fire an employee of a federal contractor because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. It also made it illegal to fire a federal civilian worker […]Read more "Thank Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for saving LBGT workplace protections."
NBC news is reporting Gorsuch supported gays while at Columbia. But if you pull up the actual Columbia newspaper article it’s a pro-con debate between Gorsuch and another student, Jason Myer. It’s clear that there was a publishing error where you turn the page and the names are switched on the second page. The pro-gay […]Read more "Gorsuch Pro-Gay News Too Good to be True"
Today the Trump White House issued a press release reaffirming prohibitions on sexual orientation discrimination in federal contracting: President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election. The President […]Read more "White House: President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace"