Top 10 National Stories of 2018

No. 10: Ric Grenell confirmed as ambassadorU.S. Ambassador to Germandy Richard Grenell (Photo public domain)After months of Democratic opposition, the U.S. Senate confirmed Richard Grenell this y...

LGBT Veterans Honored at D.C. Wreath Laying Ceremony

Close to 100 people, including LGBT veterans and active duty LGBT service members, assembled at the gravesite of gay Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich in D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery on Sunday to pay tribute to...
Gina Rodriguez

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 9

If it's Friday, that means a Friday Funday edition of 5 LGBTQ Things! We're all overwhelmed with troubling, stressful headlines on a daily basis, so enjoy a dose of good news, inspirational stories and pop cult...
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...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 28

1. According to existing laws in Finland, transgender individuals must undergo sterilization procedures before legally changing their gender. But those laws may be about to change.2. Today in the internatio...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 9

1. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) makes his case for supporting human rights in a piece for the New York Times.2. Human Rights Campaign condemned Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week for signing House Bill 11...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 10

1. LGBT couples in Hawaii are petitioning for equal access to in-vitro fertilization treatment and surrogacy programs. Under state law, heterosexual couples are able to obtain financial assistance for the proce...

They/them/their: The rise of gender-neutral pronouns

As transgender rights and issues finally became part of the national conversation in 2015, those in and outside of the LGBT community began to process new ways not only of thinking, but also speaking. One of th...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 30

1. A Wisconsin school canceled a reading of transgender teenager Jazz Jennings' book “I Am Jazz” after the anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel threatened a lawsuit.2. In advance of World AIDS Day tomorrow, Queerty sa...

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

1. Don't miss this Reddit thread where a straight guy is realizing that his best friend might be his boyfriend.2. Ginny Deerin, a lesbian running for mayor in Charleston, South Carolina, was the target of a...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 26

1. "What joy. Now it is Italy's turn.” The Telegraph reports on how the legalization of same-sex marriage by popular vote in Ireland is reverberating in Italy.2. “Every time someone takes a sip of Guinness,...