How Has This Decade Felt for LGBTQ Americans? Like Whiplash.

How has the last decade felt if youre an Pose, Gentleman Jack, Danica Roem made history first in 2017 by becoming the first-ever out transgender state legislator, when she was elected to represent the 13th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. This year, Roem made history again as the first out trans person to be re-elected to a state legislature. In 2018, Kyrsten Sinema became the first out bisexual senator (in Arizona), and Jared Polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a U.S. state (Colorado). Some 80 LGBTQ candidates won their races in this November's elections. At the same time as these signs of progress, Proposition 8, which was passed in California in 2008 …

Stonewall House, New York Citys First Ever LGBT-Welcoming Senior Housing, Opens Its Doors

Diedra Nottingham is getting ready to move into her new apartment, and she could not be more excited. The 69-year-old lesbian will be one of the first tenants of LGBT-welcoming senior housing development in New York City. This historic building will be declared officially open today, Tuesday, with the first residents expected to move into the 145-unit building near Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn before Christmas, with the rest of the residents moving in throughout January. The Daily Beast exclusively reported on the construction of Stonewall House in March. It is the largest such development in the country, and its construction has been overseen by BFC Partners, the developer of Stonewall House, in partnership with Hurricane Maria when it struck …

Why Transparent Continued After the Jeffrey Tambor Scandal

We had to find our way back to joy. Thats how five groundbreaking seasons and a Jeffrey Tambor that threatened to derail the series entirely. We could have just said goodbye and backed away, Soloway told journalists at a Television Critics Association press conference Saturday morning in Beverly Hills. After Tambor, who played Maura Pfefferman, the trans matriarch of the shows central family, faced a statement at the time. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago…Ive already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass …

President Trumps Anti-LGBT Agenda Is Louder Than His Pride Message

After ignoring President Donald Trump had the gall Twitter announcement in July of 2017 that he was banning transgender people in the military to his Justice Departments federal court brief, filed at about that same time, defending discrimination against gay, lesbian and bisexual people in employment. But in the past several weeks the assault on LGBTQ rights has ramped up aggressively. The president trumpeted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expansion of a so-called conscience rule ending protections in federally-funded homeless shelters for transgender people. The Trump administration challenges to birthright citizenship of gay and conceived and born, sometimes with the help of egg donors and surrogates, in other countrieseven though one or both parents are U.S. citizensas …