Barbra Streisand

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 6

1. Writer Michelangelo Signorile ponders why the murder rate of gay and bisexual men went up by more than 400 percent in the U.S. from 2016 to 2017 — and why so many of the murderers convicted are tied to neo-N...
Rose McGowan

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 5

1. In the Costa Rican presidential race, Pentecostal singer Fabricio Alvarado, who campaigned heavily against legalizing same-sex marriage in the "laid-back" Central American nation, has won the first round of ...
Billy Porter

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 2

1. A group of LGBTQ activists is campaigning for Amazon to refuse to build its second U.S. headquarters, known as HQ2, in any state that doesn't have legal protections in place for LGBTQ people. This would take...
Kristen Stewart

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 1

1. Transgender inmates in Canada's federal prison system will now be housed in the prison corresponding with the gender with which they self-identify, according to a report in The Globe and Mail. "We are overjo...
Clay Aiken

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Jan. 31

1. President Trump delivered his first State of the Union speech last night, omitting any references to LGBTQ rights. In Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy's response, however, he specifically mentioned transgender ri...
Publix

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Jan. 30

1. Publix, the ubiquitous Southern grocery chain known for its hospitable service, hearty subs and sweet tea, may be denying its employees access to the HIV preventative medication PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxi...
Joe Kennedy

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 29

1. LCD Soundsystem, featuring transgender synth player Gavin Russom, won a Grammy last night for best dance recording for their song "Tonight." Also, "Dear Evan Hansen," written by openly gay songwriter Ben Pas...
Ellen DeGeneres

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 26

1. According to the results of a new Harris Poll, there has been an "alarming erosion" of support for LGBTQ people in the U.S. over the past year. Thirty percent of non-LGBTQ respondents in a national poll repo...
Elton John

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 25

1. Sam Brinton, an executive at the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention program for LGBT youth, wrote an eye-opening op-ed for The New York Times detailing his harrowing experience in the early 2000s as a midd...
Audra McDonald

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 24

1. In Brazil, an LGBT person is murdered an average of every 19 hours, according to a report issued by watchdog group Grupo Gay de Bahia, who said there were 387 LGBT's killed in the South American nation last ...
Laverne Cox on Cosmopolitan

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 23

1. The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Among the LGBT notables were "Call Me by Your Name," which got nods for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Actor for lead Timothée Chalamet...