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.

Monday, 28 September 2020 18:30

The Fight For LGBTQ Rights In Louisiana

LGBTQ rights in Louisiana.

Louisiana is one of the most conservative states in the country, so it's no surprise that they are fighting hard against LGBTQ rights. However, there are many people who have been working tirelessly to change this for years. This blog post will cover what has happened recently!

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.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:02

LGBTQ Rights In North Carolina

North Carolina is a state that has made some big changes in recent years. In 2012, they enacted House Bill 2 which was widely known as "the bathroom bill" because it restricted trans people from using public bathrooms according to their gender identity. Now, North Carolina is making progress towards more equality for LGBTQ people.

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