Category Archives: Politics

Trump’s trans ban is a real threat, say legal activists

Some media outlets and observers think Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has put a freeze on President Trump's proposed ban on transgender service members, but legal activists say it's happening.

Trump names first openly gay appointee

President Trump on Friday night announced his nomination of Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Grenell is Trump's first openly gay nominee.

Trump: ‘I have great respect for the community’

President Trump was asked Thursday whether he had betrayed the LGBT community by proposing a ban on transgender service members.

Trump said ready to name gay supporter to post

President Trump met with Republican gay politico Ric Grenell July 12 and is reportedly considering him for the post of U.S. ambassador to Germany.

Trump guts important executive order

Lambda Legal calls "very disturbing" the news Monday that President Trump revoked an executive order that included important safeguards against discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors.

House committee holds hearing on bill to allow discrimination based on ‘religious’ and ‘moral’ beliefs

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he couldn't imagine "a more inappropriate day to hold" a hearing on a bill seeking to allow discrimination against LGBT people. The House committee hearing, on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting, featured the

Kasich gets a small boost, but debate does little to change GOP standings

Republican presidential candidates’ responses on LGBT questions during the August 6 debate appear to have had very little impact on the candidates’ overall standings in the polls. Ohio Governor John Kasich, who won some positive commentary for his remark that

President signs historic executive order

President Obama this morning (July 21) signed a long-sought executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and adding to existing protection (which includes sexual orientation) for federal

Mizeur falls, Maloney hits a bump, but 9 out of 12 advance in primaries

Nine of 12 openly LGBT candidates won their primary races Tuesday; but, lesbian Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur was not one them. And U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney was bested by his Republican opponent in a head-to-head ballot for the Independence

Rhode Island gay House speaker resigns post following raid on home and office

The openly gay speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Gordon Fox, abruptly resigned his leadership position Saturday following a raid by state and federal investigators on his home and State House office Friday.