Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek is running for governor.

Tina Kotek announced her intention to run for governor in 2022.

The Fair and Equal Michigan campaign died in the state’s supreme court.

The Fair and Equal Michigan campaign for equal rights in the face of discrimination has conceded defeat.

Danica Roem, Dawn Adams, and Mark Sickles were re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Good news, Virginia! All three LGBTQ state legislators have been re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Michigan gender marker change on driver’s license and ID cards.

The State of Michigan recently introduced a third gender option for driver’s licenses and state identification cards!

Rebecca Maurer was elected to the Cleveland city council ward 12.

Rebecca Maurer is the first LGBTQ person from Cleveland, Ohio to be elected to the city council. Her victory was a historic moment for not only herself but also all members of our community in this city and state.

Albany Diocese opens the door to same-sex marriage.

The Episcopal Diocese of Albany is the latest in a string of churches across New York State to allow same-sex marriages.

Vermont supreme court lesbian associate justice to serve in a federal circuit court of appeals.

The Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson has been confirmed to the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals!

Ariella Rosen and Becca Walker are openly gay women rabbis from the conservative movement who got married.

It’s a joyous day for LGBTQ Jews everywhere, as two Conservative lesbian rabbis have just been married.

Illinois catholic high school fired but rehired lesbian coach.

Lesbian coaches have faced discrimination in the past, but what makes this particular story different is that not only was a lesbian hired and then fired by their school, but the support received led her to be rehired.

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What’s Next For Marriage Equality In Texas?

Texas lawmaker is wondering if the supreme court ruling prevails on Texas marriage law.

It’s hard to say if the Texas Abortion ban will lead to same-sex marriage being canceled in that state, but it is a possibility.

Foster care services denied to Kelly Easter, a lesbian in Tennessee.

Tennessee resident Kelly Easter was denied custody of refugee children by a foster care agency because she is lesbian.

Lesbian moms are suing Nebraska services for legal parentage.

Two lesbian moms take the first step towards recognition of their status as legal parents.

Pendleton Heights Gay-Straight Alliance club.

A group of students members from the Gay-Straight Alliance at Pendleton Heights High School in Indiana have sued their school officials and South Madison Community School Corporation for violating their right to free speech.

The Cherokee Nation marriage license won’t be open to same-sex couples.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee will not recognize same-sex marriages at the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina. The tribe’s decision has disappointed many people who want them to join other tribes and states that legalized marriage equality.

President Joe Biden nominates two lesbian judges to serve on the federal bench.

President Joe Biden’s latest judicial appointments are historic for LGBTQ+ people because they include two women from our community. It is a major milestone in progress towards equality and justice.

School district approved new policy for transgender students.

The Loudoun County School Board passed a major policy in August that will go into effect for the upcoming school year, impacting all Loudoun County Public Schools. It means schools will protect LGBTQ+ students from discrimination and harassment.

Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance was approved.

The nondiscrimination ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council two weeks ago is a major victory for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina and an important step in Charlotte’s continuing effort to make all citizens feel welcome, included, and protected.

Effort to override Governor Edwards's veto on Louisiana's trans sports ban failed.

In the latest round of state-level battles over transgender rights, a Louisiana Republican-led effort to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a sports ban for trans people failed in the House.

The U.S. Department of State announce a gender neutral passport with a new option for gender non conforming persons.

The U.S. Department of State announced that U.S passports will now offer a third gender marker option.

Will Michigan voters vote on the nondiscrimination bill to protect LGBTQ people in the 2022 ballot?

Michigan’s LGBTQ residents are in limbo. The Michigan board of canvassers has yet to certify a petition for the November ballot that would expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQ protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

California law now prohibits five more states in its state-funded travel ban.

California will ban taxpayer-funded travel to five more states that have recently passed measures seen as discriminatory against LGBTQ Americans, Assemblyman Evan Low announced.

Supreme court LGBTQ discrimination.

The Supreme Court of the United States announced it will not hear an appeal from a Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for same-sex weddings. The decision means the case is closed.

Chantale Wong appointed as U.S. Ambassador.

President Biden appoints the first LGBTQ person of color in history to serve as a U.S. ambassador, and she is also the first lesbian ever nominated for that position!

SCOTUS' decision on trans student's rights Gavin Grimm.

On Monday, trans student Gavin Grimm won his fight against discrimination again after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal that challenged his case. This decision is an important victory for trans rights as over 30 states have introduced anti-trans bills.

President Biden designated the Pulse nightclub as National Memorial.

The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida is where 49 LGBTQ people were killed by a lone terrorist in 2016. As the nation celebrated Pride month, President Biden ordered that the nightclub be turned into a national memorial.

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