This callous move affects a population significantly more likely to experience homelessness than the general population. On Wednesday, Trump's Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) released a proposal for a revised rule that would pave the way for homeless shelters to refuse accomodation to homeless people on the basis of gender identity. The proposed rule would rescind the Obama-era Equal Access Rule, which provided accomodation in accordance with a person's gender... READ MORE:
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Virginia's National Guard not only said they'd enforce the trans military ban in the Commonwealth, but also backed the deceptive anti-LGBTQ reasoning for the ban given by the Trump administration. On Tuesday, Major General Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia's National Guard, told ThinkProgress that the Virginia National Guard would comply with the transgender military ban instituted by the Trump administration earlier this year. This decision might seem unsurprising, but... READ MORE:
This "religious freedom" bill is the latest in a long string of bills intended to protect companies who support anti-LGBTQ discrimination. A couple of weeks ago, word had it that the bill working its way through the Texas legislature, known as the "Save Chick-Fil-A" bill, was all but dead. However, this week has shown that there's still life in the old beast after all. And for LGBTQ people in Texas and the US as a whole, this is not good news. As with bills in Virginia's own bicameral... READ MORE:
Utah Republican Mike Lee previously authored the First Amendment Defense Act, which attempted to legalize many forms of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. A U.S. Senator is speaking out in opposition after the House of Representatives passed the historic Equality Act Friday afternoon. The legislation expands existing civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ people in areas including employment, housing, banking and credit, education, public accommodations, federally-funded programs, and jury service.... READ MORE:
Richmond's favorite online purveyor of budget-conscious unmentionables is making an effort to connect with its trans and gender non-conforming customers. CheapUndies,com recently published an "Underwear Guide For Trans Women," a step motivated by "many requests," according to an email from CheapUndies owner Edward Upton. The guide, which can be found on the site's "articles" page along with a historical examination of corsets, a guide to layering for outdoor winter activities, and an... READ MORE:
Confirmed: Trump Is Using the State Dept to Wage War on Legally Married American Same-Sex Families |
Last week, we reported on a legally-married same-sex couple who are in court – again. After having won their case months ago, the federal government appealed. They are battling the U.S. State Dept., which is insisting one of their twin boys is not a U.S. citizen, even though both twins are their biological children. Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks married in 2010. Andrew is an American citizen, Elad is not. The State Dept. is refusing to grant U.S. citizenship to one of the two twins,... READ MORE: