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Michigan 5th Circuit Rules for Mississippi Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Law

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted a court order against a "religious freedom" law in Mississippi that would enable sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination, citing a lack of standing for plaintiffs in litigation against the statute. READ MORE.

HHS Nixes Plan to Eliminate LGBT Questions from Elder Survey

The Department of Health & Human Services has reversed itself on a plan to eliminate questions allowing LGBT elders to identify their sexual orientation from a federal health survey amid pressure from LGBT advocates and members of Congress. READ MORE.

D.C. to Allow Gender-neutral Driver's Licenses

At the direction of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the city's Department of Motor Vehicles will begin allowing residents to choose a gender-neutral "X" identifier on driver's licenses and other city identification documents on June 26. READ MORE.

Score One for 'Dykes on Bikes'

The long-standing organization of lesbian motorcycle enthusiasts filed a brief recently with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the effort of an Asian-American group that sought to trademark the name "The Slants." READ MORE.

National Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- In a move hailed by LGBT rights groups, Oregon became the first state in the US on Thursday to allow residents to mark their gender as "not specified" on applications for driver's licenses, learner's permits and identity cards. READ MORE.

5 Key Findings About LGBT Americans

Americans' views toward those who identify as LGBT have changed substantially in recent years, and a majority of U.S. adults now say homosexuality should be accepted by society, according to a report by Anna Brown with the Pew Research Center. READ MORE.

And What's This About Pleasant Ridge?

Did you know that 31 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds in the U.S. describe themselves as "not 100 percent heterosexual?" Well, they do. READ MORE.

Michigan LGBT Va. Democrats Honor Northam, Roem

Lieutenant Gov. Ralph Northam and Danica Roem are among those who the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia honored on Saturday at their meeting in Richmond. READ MORE.

AT&T Live Proud Campaign Benefits GLAAD

During LGBT Pride Month, AT&T has launched their fifth annual Live Proud campaign which celebrates self-expression and being bold. READ MORE.

72 Congressional Dems Blast Trump for No Pride Proclamation

Congressional Democrats sent a pair of letters - one from U.S. House members, the other from U.S. senators - to President Trump late Friday lambasting for him for not issuing a proclamation recognizing June as Pride month. READ MORE.

Trump Admin Issues New Title IX Guidance for Transgender Kids

After revoking Obama-era guidance assuring transgender kids in school have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity, the Department of Education has issued new rules indicating the Trump administration may seek to adjudicate situations in which schools are allowing student harassment based on gender identity. READ MORE.

Texas Governor Signs Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Adoption Bill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law legislation that would enable taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to refuse to place a child with LGBT families out of religious objections. READ MORE.

Tillerson: I Haven't Raised Chechnya Anti-gay Abuses with Russia

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admitted in congressional testimony he hasn't brought up reports of Chechnya anti-gay abuses in Chechnya with Russian officials, condemning the violence only after repeated questions from Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). READ MORE.

Rep. Maloney Introduces Data Collection Bill on Anti-LGBT Violence

Amid observances of the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) reintroduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at improving data collection on violence and suicide among LGBT people. READ MORE.

Here's How Trump Has Undermined LGBT Rights (So Far)

Critics of President Trump claim he's a disaster for LGBT equality. The White House asserts Trump is "respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights." So, who's right? READ MORE.

Equality March Draws Thousands from Across Country

Carrying rainbow flags and signs reading "Love, not hate, makes America great" and "Resist Trump," tens of thousands of LGBT people and their supporters marched from the White House to the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol on Sunday in the Equality March for Unity and Pride. READ MORE.

Michigan Our History of Marching on Washington

As thousands descend on Washington, D.C. for the Equality March for Unity and Pride, it's important to remember that the LGBT community has quite a bit of experience executing national demonstrations. Here, the Los Angeles Blade takes a look back through the photographic archives of their publication at five previous major LGBT demonstrations in D.C. READ MORE.

One Year Later, Pulse Shooting Underscores Challenges of Extremism

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 wounded, national security experts say lessons of the attack have gone unheeded as similar incidents inspired by violent extremism continue across the globe. READ MORE.

National In Memoriam: Michigan Honors Pulse Nightclub Victims in Orlando

LGBTQ Pride celebrations worldwide will honor Pulse nightclub victims in Orlando with many vigils and gatherings. One year later, the community will never forget the tragedy that look the lives of 49 people and injured nearly 60 more when gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call then opened fire before police rushed into the building and shot him dead. READ MORE.

State Dept. Allows Embassies, Consulates to Acknowledge Pride Month

A State Department spokesperson on Friday said embassies and consulates have received guidance that allows them to recognize Pride month. READ MORE.

HRC Launches Summer of Action

The Human Rights Campaign launched a nationwide summer of action anchored by more than 250 grassroots events from coast to coast. The theme of these events - "Unite. Resist. Enlist." - reflects the goal of HRC's summer of action: to empower and mobilize millions of equality voters to fight back against attacks that undermine the LGBTQ community. READ MORE.

Miss Gay America Presents Documentaries About Art of Female Impersonation

Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1972-37 years before "RuPaul's Drag Race" - The Miss Gay America Pageant is the world's first, longest running and most prestigious female impersonator competition. The 45th Miss Gay America Pageant season kicked off in March with the Miss Gay Heart of America pageant in Columbus, Ohio. READ MORE.

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