Jersey Mom criticizes school for HIV question

Parent Janet Mendes is criticizing a New Jersey middle school for allegedly asking sixth-graders if they were HIV positive. According to Mendes, the query was posed before students of Hackensack Middle School w...

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 23

1. The Trump Administration will allow anti-trans discrimination in health care. According to the Advocate, "The administration will reverse a mandate of the ACA which bars discrimination against trans patients...

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

1. Steve Grasz, Trump’s nominee for federal judge for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, has been deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association due to a history of anti-LGBT stances, only the third nomi...

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

1. The president hasn't issued the "religious freedom" executive order that the religious right end of the political spectrum wants — and its leaders blame Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for the disappointment....

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 7

1. Ebony Morgan, a black transwoman, was fatally shot in Lynchburg, Virginia, this weekend. Morgan is the 15th transwoman killed this year. 2. A California legislator put forth a bill that would require work...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: An uber-racist ride

It is rare that I take the time to give a negative review of a service. Normally, I’ll simply stop shopping somewhere if I’m not satisfied with their service. But, after a recent trip to California, I felt the ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 23

1. Texas A&M has its first openly gay student body president, who took the position after the top vote-getter was disqualified after failing to report campaign expenses and was accused of voter intimidation...

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

1. Helen Fitzpatrick, director of LGBTQ affairs for Philadelphia, is reportedly out of a job. Fitzpatrick plans to resign because of accusations she's not doing enough to curb racism in the city's "gayborhood."...

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

1. Singer Lily Allen is under fire for using the phrase "fags hate Trump" in a recent social media post, though some say it's OK if the slur is used in an affirming way. 2. Not too long ago, we wrote about G...

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

1. "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" is coming to Netflix. The video streaming service will reboot the series with five new cast members, though the show's original creator, David Collins, will be involved. 2...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 17

1. Shiloh Quine, a transgender inmate in California, is recovering from her gender reassignment surgery. The surgery was funded by the state as part of its renewed focus on ensuring inmates get adequate healthc...