5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 16

1. Ding dong, the bill is dead! Which old bill? The anti-transgender Texas bathroom bill, that is.2. In Alabama, the fight to fill Jeff Sessions' vacated seat after he leveled up to the federal government: ...
President Donald Trump

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 15

1. The Trump administration may be looking into rolling back guidelines related to transgender prisoners. A US Department of Justice filing indicates that the president plans to re-evaluate policies regarding t...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 9

1. An Oakland Athletics player received a two-game, without-pay suspension after directing a gay slur at a fan during Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. More than $50,000 of his lost salary will be...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 8

1. Martin Shkreli, who is known for increasing the price of the AIDS drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent, was found guilty of fraud this week. The charges stem from financial issues, however, and not the drug price ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 4

1. The Haitian Senate said "no" to same-sex marriage this week, claiming the ban is necessary to "protect young people." Citizens who enter into same-sex marriages will be punished, according to the bill.2....

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 3

1. Nearly 250 faith leaders gathered on the steps of Texas' capitol this week to denounce the state legislature's proposed transgender "bathroom bills."2. The Russian LGBT Network just released a 30-page re...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 2

1. It's official: the Department of Defense confirmed that White House officials reached out to begin drafting guidance that would ban transgender Americans from serving in the military.2. Janet Mock writes...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 31

1. Kansa Gov. Sam Brownback was nominated as the ambassador at large for international religious freedom — and his constituents back home are happy to get him out of his current office. Speaking of religious fr...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: LGBT Americans facing the winds of Dixie

Opportunity and possibility are often associated with the future and what is to come, but the past is filled with just as many chances to achieve greatness or grow into a better person. A few years ago, Pizza H...