Category Archives: In The News

16 Year-Old Pansexual Couple Nominated For Homecoming

UPDATED  11/6/2014: Maria Carrillo High School juniors Shealynn Stillman and Charley Gittins were named the junior homecoming princesses during halftime of the Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa High School football game, Friday October 10th, 2014 in Santa Rosa California. — Two...

‘Three Generations’ Casts Cisgender Actress To Play M2F Trans Character

Three Generations, a new independent film exploring transgender identity within a family setting, will begin filming this week in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story centers around three generations within one family, a male-born transgender son, his...

Voting While Trans: Protecting Your Right PSA Released

The National Center for Transgender Equality just released a PSA titled “Voting While Trans” to prepare the transgender group, which is arguably the most vulnerable to discrimination by voter ID laws, to vote Tuesday. THe PSA features cameos by trans...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out

In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook makes public that he is gay. The fact likely makes Cook the highest-profile gay person in corporate America. “Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and...

Utah Supreme Court Lifts Hold On Same-Sex Adoptions

Utah’s Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the state’s high court placed a hold on several district judges’ rulings that ordered the Utah...

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They’re Still Really Bad

Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, but they still have a long way to go. A survey released Wednesday by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which advocates school safety for students, regardless...

WA School Principal Punishes Boys Crossdressing For Spirit Week – Students Stage Protest

When students at White Pass Junior and Senior High School in Randle, WA were told to dress up as their favorite celebrities for the “come as your favorite celebrity” day during Spirit Week, the chances that someone would show up...

Supermarket Guard Tells Lesbian Couple To Stop Kissing, Flash Mob Ensues

A 22-year-old student from the University of Sussex, in England, was shopping for groceries at Sainsbury’s in Brighton last Sunday when she gave her girlfriend a tiny kiss. The next thing Annabelle Paige knew, a security guard told her to...

Facebook’s ‘Parents of Transgender Children’ is a Blessing for Many

Mary Moss, one of the four administrators of the popular Facebook group Parents of Transgender Children, which deals with transgender kids. She credits the group for establishing a positive space for parents and caregivers of transgender children to learn and...

HBO Documentary Films Presents: Private Violence

Domestic abuse survivors and advocates confront victim blaming and the epidemic of domestic abuse in the new documentary film Private Violence. One in four American women is a victim of domestic violence, yet it is still one of the most...

The Story of Oct 11th, National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally-observed day of awareness established to inclusively celebrate those who openly identify as a gender identity or sexuality minority. The day is observed annually on October 11th by the LGBTQ+ community and it’s...

Mother of Trans 7-Year-Old Shares Her Child’s Story

Nicki Sullivan says her 7-year-old child, born a male, has always identified internally as a female. After seeking advice and support from GLSEN.org (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), last Monday Nicki’s son Eli attended school for the very first...

LDS Church Responds to Latest Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Rights

The leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have issued an official statement, via the Mormon Newsroom, in response to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision stating the Court will not hear any reviews of same-sex marriage cases, effectively...

‘Who We Become’ Documentary Sheds Light On Trans Community

A new documentary is set to examine many of the challenges transgender individuals face after coming to terms with their identity. Produced in partnership with New York’s Bronx Documentary Center, “Who We Become” introduces us to Jace, a transgender man...