Demi Lovato

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

1. According to Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, dozens of transgender volunteers have been seeking to join the military since Jan. 1, when the Pentagon officially open...
Dave Chappelle

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

1. Following several federal court decisions, as of Jan. 1, transgender Americans may openly enlist in the military, despite President Trump's attempt to bar them from service by tweeting last July that he woul...

Photo Gallery: Transgender equality march

On July 26, President Donald Trump let loose several tweets that effectively barred transgender service members from being in the US armed forces. Many in the LGBT community saw this move as yet another attempt...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 13

1. The U.S. House is set to vote today on an amendment that would bar transgender people from receiving transition-related health care, such as gender confirmation surgery.2. Congrats, Malta! They're now th...

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

1. Three teenagers are in custody after allegedly chasing and attacking a trans woman with a hatchet at a Charlotte park last week.2. Tinder just got more trans-friendly. They've released an update that inc...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 13

1. Pentagon officials are finalizing a plan to lift the ban on transgender individuals in the military. An announcement is expected this week and the services would have six months to assess the impact of the c...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 1

1. The Pentagon is adding non-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and bisexual troops. Transgender people are prohibited from serving openly in the military but officials say they continue to look into ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 18

1. WaPo has a great profile on Annise Parker, Houston's openly gay mayor, as she moves through her final year as mayor.2. "My main concern was who was gonna take my spot? When you're in a place like that, y...

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

1. The White House says they are open to lifting the ban on transgender Americans to serve in the military.2. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, will be on the upcoming seaso...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 12

1. “They are easily the most active antigay legal group.” The New York Times has a profile on conservative Christian organization Alliance Defending Freedom, who crafted many of the “religious freedom” bills fr...