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Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Democrats made the same-sex marriage bill one of their first major agenda items in the postelection session, moving quickly to enact it while their party still controls both chambers.

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The Respect for Marriage act doesn’t codify gay marriage

The Respect for Marriage act doesn’t codify gay marriage | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

If the Supreme Court reverses marriage equality, the landmark legislation offers protections for LGBTQ+ couples but falls short of a national mandate.

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Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex couples but also Black people, immigrants, Jews, Muslims and others to discrimination, liberal groups say. Rule against her and the justices will force artists

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How Marriage Equality in the US Shifted So Dramatically in Less Than a Decade

How Marriage Equality in the US Shifted So Dramatically in Less Than a Decade | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

A bipartisan bill legalizing same-sex marriage “didn’t just happen by magic.”

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Opinion | The Respect for Marriage Act doesn't go far enough for LGBTQ rights

Opinion | The Respect for Marriage Act doesn't go far enough for LGBTQ rights | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The more I focus on the details of the Respect for Marriage Act, the more my joy diminishes.

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Ads Attacking Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Air During Thanksgiving NFL Games–But Here’s What They Get Wrong

Ads Attacking Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Air During Thanksgiving NFL Games–But Here’s What They Get Wrong | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Contrary to claims made in the Heritage Foundation ads, the bill states religious organizations that oppose same-sex marriage will not lose their tax-exempt status.

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Here's What It Means to Identify as 'Autigender'

Here's What It Means to Identify as 'Autigender' | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

“Once I was alone or around other autistics, I didn’t have any gender, nor did I need to wear one.”

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Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Democrats made the same-sex marriage bill one of their first major agenda items in the postelection session, moving quickly to enact it while their party still controls both chambers.

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Microsoft's open-source design for Pride flag incorporates 40 communities

Microsoft's open-source design for Pride flag incorporates 40 communities | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Microsoft has created a kaleidoscopic new version of the Pride flag that represents 40 different LGBTQIA+ communities and can evolve to include even more.

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Young, Gay and Single Among the Nuns and Widows

Young, Gay and Single Among the Nuns and Widows | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

After graduating from college, I pictured myself scrolling through Grindr, not living with my grandmother.

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David Sedaris on coming out, all over again

David Sedaris on coming out, all over again | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The humorist has some thoughts about the term "queer" and how people today (or perhaps just humanities professors) identify themselves.

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How to Have Great Sex if You Deal With Gender Dysphoria

How to Have Great Sex if You Deal With Gender Dysphoria | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

For trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people, hooking up can sometimes feel fraught instead of hot. Here's what to do about it.

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Meteorologist Erick Adame’s Firing Over Online Sex Prompts Backlash

Meteorologist Erick Adame’s Firing Over Online Sex Prompts Backlash | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Spectrum News NY1 fired Erick Adame after someone took nude pictures of him performing on an adult webcam site and sent them to his employer and his mother.

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Kelley Robinson to lead Human Rights Campaign

Kelley Robinson to lead Human Rights Campaign | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Robinson, who comes to HRC from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said her identities shape how she will approach the job.

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Why the Far Right Is Fixated on Drag Queens

Why the Far Right Is Fixated on Drag Queens | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The ACLU’s Chase Strangio draws the connection between the global antidemocratic movement and rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and violence in the U.S.

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What Congress’s same-sex marriage bill actually does

What Congress’s same-sex marriage bill actually does | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

It doesn’t go as far as Obergefell, but it still offers important protections.

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Cities led the way in LGBTQ equality this year, HRC report says

Cities led the way in LGBTQ equality this year, HRC report says | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Municipalities are leading the way when it comes to adopting more LGBTQ-inclusive policies and services, with more than 100 cities this year earning perfect or near-perfect marks for equality on an annual assessment by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a leading LGBTQ advocacy organization. A record-breaking 120 cities nationwide this year scored a perfect 100…

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Beyond These Walls is a lifeline for trans people navigating life out of prison

Beyond These Walls is a lifeline for trans people navigating life out of prison | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Beyond These Walls, a trans-led group out of the Pacific Northwest, provides reentry services for LGBTQ individuals leaving prison.

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Watch: Conservative Think Tank Pays $1.3 Million to Air Anti-LGBTQ Ad During Thanksgiving Weekend

Watch: Conservative Think Tank Pays $1.3 Million to Air Anti-LGBTQ Ad During Thanksgiving Weekend | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The group behind the ad freely admits that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is similar to racism, but they still want to make sure it's allowed.

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Who Is Coming Out Really For? Queer People Don't Need to Label Their Identity For Anyone But Themselves

Who Is Coming Out Really For? Queer People Don't Need to Label Their Identity For Anyone But Themselves | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

In this reported op-ed, Sarah O'Neal explores queer privacy and who coming out as queer is really for.

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Opinion | Using the Word ‘Queer’ Instead of ‘Gay’

Opinion | Using the Word ‘Queer’ Instead of ‘Gay’ | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

As Ms. Paul writes, “queer” does in fact carry many connotations. I argue that the word is supposed to. We are comfortable outside the lines of the binary.

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Why Halloween is 'gay Christmas' to many LGBTQ Americans

Why Halloween is 'gay Christmas' to many LGBTQ Americans | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Growing up outside of Salem, Massachusetts, famous for its 1692 witch trials, Lee Roberts is more connected to Halloween than most.

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What's Spirit Day? | Here's why millions of people are wearing purple on Oct. 20

What's Spirit Day? | Here's why millions of people are wearing purple on Oct. 20 | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Millions of people around the world are preparing to take a stand against bullying and support youth who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It's part of an annual campaign called "Spirit Day." This year, Spirit Day is on Oct. 20. As part of the campaign, people will wear the color purple to raise awareness about the impacts of LGBT youth bullying. Bullying puts all youth at increased risk for depression and suicide. Fo

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What Ghost Stories Taught Me About My Queer Self

What Ghost Stories Taught Me About My Queer Self | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

On literary ghosts, queer invisibility, and coming of age, then and now.

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WATCH: Blinken urges global effort to expand LGBTQ rights

WATCH: Blinken urges global effort to expand LGBTQ rights | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the United Nations LGBTI Core Group on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting Monday.

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