Betrayed: 21 Moments the Pope Turned His Back on LGBTQ Worshippers

Throughout history, the relationship between the Vatican and the LGBTQ community has been complex and often contentious. Here are 21 instances where actions or statements from the papacy have sparked anger and controversy among LGBTQ individuals and their allies: 1. Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Popes have consistently spoken against same-sex marriage, including Pope Francis … Read more

Queer Farmers Call to Boycott Tractor Supply After The Company Rejected Diversity Hiring

Queer farmers are joining forces to boycott Tractor Supply Company, a major American retail chain, for discontinuing its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and these farmers are urging you to do the same. The Company in Question Tractor Supply Company is a major American retail store that specializes in products for home improvement, agriculture, … Read more

Washington LGBTQ Kids “Forced to Come Out” Amid DAMAGING New Law

The state law, covering different areas of parental consent and access to counseling records and education, has already faced backlash from multiple organizations.  Blocking Order Denied A new law in Washington state focused on parental rights is moving forward after a judge refused to issue an emergency blocking order.  The Focus on Parental Rights The … Read more

Massachusetts Sends a Strong Message to Those Celebrating Pride

Just before Pride Month kicked off, anti-LGBTQ+ groups delivered a bold message to those planning to celebrate in Massachusetts. Before Pride Even Began On May 27th, days before the beginning of Pride Month, more than 200 Pride Flags were stolen in Carlisle, Massachusetts.  The Press Release Carlisle Police Chief Andrew Amendola released a press release … Read more

Dating App Creates LGBTQ+ Virtual Lover to Celebrate Pride Month

EVA AI, a digital companion app that simulates having a romantic partner with artificial intelligence, recently introduced four new LGBTQ+ characters as part of their Pride Month update.  Digital Companions EVA AI is a digital companion app that uses artificial intelligence to simulate having a relationship with a virtual partner, providing personalized companionship through text, … Read more

New Law Could Devastate LGBTQ+ Youth in the USA

A ban has been proposed for teenagers under 16 from using social media, but now LGBTQ+ advocates are arguing that this ban may actually cause more harm than good. Proposed Ban The Australian government has proposed new regulations that will require teens under the age of 16 to obtain parental consent to use social media … Read more

Biden’s LGBTQ+ Protection Rights In Schools Have Been BLOCKED By Four States

A Kansas judge has blocked the Biden administration’s expanded Title IX protections for LGBTQ+ students in four states, increasing tension in a legal battle over the scope of anti-discrimination rules in education.  Context of the Ruling A federal judge in Kansas has just blocked the Biden administration’s Title IX rule that attempted to expand protections … Read more

“Trans Indoctrination” – Parents Slam Teacher for Reading LGBTQ Book to Kids

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Hoping to introduce young children to diverse gender identities and experiences, gender identity education is spreading throughout teacher’s lesson plans, and some conservatives are calling it indoctrination.  Controversial Inclusion Lessons A primary school teacher has been accused of “trans indoctrination” after a video surfaced from her classroom and highlighted her lesson on transgender individuals. Sparking … Read more

Anti-LGTBQ+ Groups Spoil the Party at Pride As Targeted Attacks Increase Across America

In the first week of LGBTQ+ Pride Month celebrations, homophobic social media and anti-gay groups are targeting the community.  And So It Begins All throughout the United States, Republicans and other anti-gay groups have started their own campaign against Pride Month.  Slashing Banners In Washington, 14 Pride banners were destroyed while social media faced an … Read more

Massachusetts Anti-LGBTQ Rally Does the Unthinkable During Pride

Just before the Massachusetts Pride event, an anti-LGBTQ+ rally made a daring statement. Now, similar hate crimes across the United States continue to rise. Stolen Flags Between the last Sunday and Monday of May in Carlisle, Massachusetts, over 200 pride flags were stolen from a central display just before the city’s local pride event and … Read more

Minnesota’s Clear: “Censorship Has NO Place in our Libraries”

Just before Pride month, Minnesota lawmakers gave schools funding with new provisions to end the constant back-and-forth between banning books in schools by creating legislation that bans banning books. A Lack of Funding Despite their attempts and pleas to receive more state funding, Minnesota school districts are only getting minimal new funding after the state’s … Read more

California’s Push for Progress as LGBTQ and Diversity Issues Lead the Ballot

From same-sex marriage to climate programs and forced labor, here’s what’s on the ballot.  Hot Button Topics The California ballot this year is targeting many hot button issues in the upcoming election, including same-sex marriage, shoplifting, and forced labor.  Official Propositions The secretary of state in California assigned official proposition numbers to the suggested measures … Read more

Tennessee Governor Silently Strips Away Women and Trans Rights

Governor Bill Lee signed more controversial bills focused on protecting the near absolute ban on abortion in Tennessee. Limiting Freedom Republican Governor Bill Lee recently approved multiple bills in Tennessee, all targeted at access to abortion as a minor, and limiting their ability to access gender-affirming care.  His Silent Stance The Governor did not sign … Read more

Transgender Transfer: Biden’s Judicial Nominee Makes Unpopular Call on All-Female Prison

President Biden’s judicial nominee, Sarah Netburn, has been facing intense scrutiny after putting forth her recommendation for a transgender inmate to be moved to an all-female prison. Difficult Questions Nominated for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Netburn is more than familiar with drama, but after her recommendation, she found … Read more

21 Signs America Is Ready for an LGBTQ President

Is America ready to break new ground with an LGBTQ president? As society evolves and progresses, the signs are everywhere, pointing to a nation prepared for this historic milestone. Are you ready to see history in the making? 1. Increasing LGBTQ Representation in Politics From city councils to Congress, more LGBTQ politicians are being elected … Read more

We WILL Say Gay: 20 Ways LGBTQ+ Is Fighting Back In America

The battle for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States has witnessed significant milestones, yet resistance persists, shaping the landscape of equality. How can progress continue in the face of these ongoing challenges? 1. Legislation Banning Transgender Athletes Several states have implemented laws that prevent transgender athletes from competing in sports aligned with their gender identity, … Read more

“I Don’t Want Him To Be Gay” – UFC Star Refuses to Send Son To School Amid Fears of Indoctrination

Bryce Mitchell announces he will be homeschooling his son to avoid the alleged indoctrination in public schools. Mitchell’s Headlining Video Bryce Mitchell posted a video on Instagram while holding his infant son, alarming many with his brash remarks about public education in the United States.  Setting the Scene Known for his mixed martial arts career, … Read more

18 Worrying Signs That America Is A Sexist Country

Misogyny isn’t just a relic of the past; it’s a pervasive issue that continues to affect women across the United States today. How can we combat a problem that’s so deeply entrenched in our society? Here are 18 incidents that highlight the systemic anti-women attitudes still prevalent in America. 1. Tallahassee Yoga Studio Shooting In … Read more

Louisiana’s LGBTQ Crackdown Backfires as Library Board Fights Back

Three former St. Tammany Library Board of Control members, Bill McHugh, Anthony Parr, and Rebecca Taylor, have filed a federal lawsuit against the St. Tammany Parish Council after they were removed for trying to protect LGBTQ+ books. Book Ban Controversy The lawsuit follows a year-long effort by the far-right St. Tammany Library Accountability Project to … Read more

Transgender and Nonbinary Runner Set to Go to the Paris Olympics

From Record-Breaking Performances to LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Nikki Hiltz Prepares for Paris Olympics.  Victory Lap Transgender and nonbinnary runner, Nikki Hiltz took a victory lap this week, showered with bracelets and cheering from the fans witnessing her successful Olympic trial.  Making Waves Nikki Hiltz is making waves in more than one way. They are one of … Read more

Divine Division: Kentucky Bishop Comes Out for Trans Brother, Fracturing Church Unity

A 39-year-old Catholic hermit from Kentucky, Brother Christian Matson, has made headlines after coming out as transgender with the public support of local church leader Bishop John Stowe of the Diocese of Lexington. Finding Catholicism Originally, Matson was raised Presbyterian, but he converted to Catholicism in 2010, finding his new religious identity four years after … Read more

No Pride: Park Rangers Forbidden to Join Gay Parades in Uniform

The National Park Service (NPS) officially prohibits uniformed employees from public events that could stir up controversy.  Prohibition of Pride Participation Right before the start of Pride month in June, the National Park Service (NPS) prohibits uniformed employees from joining in and participating in events that may not fit the organization’s innocent and “uninvolved” reputation.  … Read more

New Hampshire Trans Rights Crisis: Governor Urged to Veto Four Controversial State Bills

Four bills affecting trans people are set to pass into law in New Hampshire, causing conflict between LGBTQ advocates and Republican lawmakers. Four Controversial Bills This year, Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire have passed four controversial bills through the State House and Senate that directly affect trans people. Now, advocacy groups are calling on Governor … Read more

Surge in Anti-LGBTQ Hate: Targeted Crimes Reported Across 50% of States in Pride Month

There was a shocking amount of vandalism during Pride Month 2024. Specifically, anti-LGBTQ vandalism was reported in almost 25 states, leaving community members scared and upset. New Vandalism Trend There was an alarming increase of anti-LGBTQ vandalism during this Pride Month. Pride flags and other important LGBTQ symbols were vandalized in over 40 cities during … Read more

200% Surge in LGBTQ Elected Officials in US Government

The number of LGBTQ+ elected officials in the United States has surged by nearly 200% since 2017. This dramatic increase, detailed in a report by the LGBTQ Victory Institute, marks a significant shift in political representation. This change has had and will continue to have effects on our policies, education, and representation in America. New … Read more

Illinois Ends Pride Month with Two New Laws

On the last day of Pride Month, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two new pieces of legislation to support LGBTQ+ rights. SB 2930 and HB 5507 show the Illinois’ commitment to inclusivity and equality for all of its residents. Celebrating Pride Month With New Laws As Pride Month ends, Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker celebrated … Read more

Trump’s Surprise VP Candidate Flip-Flops on Gay Rights

Republican Governor of North Dakota confirmed as possible running mate for former president Trump, calling attention to his ever-changing stances.  A Surprising Pick Gov. Doug Burgum, the Republican Governor of North Dakota may not be well known on the national-stage, but he has recently been announced as a top choice for Trump’s vice presidential running … Read more

Why Is Bi-Curiosity on the Rise in America?

Feeling curious? Bi-curiosity among young Americans is on the rise, sparking a national debate. Why are more young adults identifying as bisexual than ever before? 1. Increased Social Acceptance With greater societal acceptance of diverse sexual orientations, many young adults feel freer to explore their bi-curiosity. Are you aware of how much public opinion has … Read more

Right the Wrong: Biden Issues Historic Pardon to LGBTQ+ Military Personnel

Thousands of former service members are set to regain both their benefits and dignity with Biden’s most recent push for equality.  Righting a Historic Wrong President Joe Biden announces that he is “righting a historic wrong” by pardoning thousands of former U.S. service members that were previously convicted of violating the now-repealed military ban on … Read more

Here to Serve: 21 Reasons LGBTQ and Military DO Mix

Have you ever wondered how LGBTQ individuals fit into the military today? Although the past was marked by exclusion and discrimination, times have changed, and here’s why LGBTQ members are now an integral part of the armed forces. 1. Diverse Perspectives Enhance Problem-Solving Imagine how different perspectives can improve strategy and innovation. LGBTQ service members … Read more

“Under Attack” – Biden Campaign Ramps Up LGBTQ Support in Pittsburg

The Biden campaign announces their plan to attend over 200 Pride events this month to bolster support for the LGBTQ+ community.  Biden’s Pride Month Commitment In honor of the upcoming presidential election, Biden’s campaign announced their commitment to attending as many Pride month celebrations as possible.  Extensive Event Attendance Biden announced that his campaign plans … Read more

LGBTQ+ Migrants Face ‘Triple’ Threat Crossing the Mexican Border

While navigating violence and discrimination, queer migrants face new challenges while crossing the border in Mexico. Major Migratory Corridor Mexico has officially become one of the biggest migratory corridors in the entire world. Many members of the LGBTQ+ community are attempting to cross the border into safety, but are meeting even more pushback.  The Daily … Read more

“Ostracized” – North Carolina Parent’s Gender-Neutral Bathroom Request for Non-Binary Kids Sparks Backlash

A small town in North Carolina is making national headlines after a parent made a simple request on behalf of their six-year old children. Gender Neutral Bathrooms a Hot Topic in North Carolina Again North Carolina parent, Mortellus (who uses they/them pronouns), was shocked to find that a month after touring a new elementary school … Read more

LGBTQ+ vs. Women’s Rights in America, Why They Just Can’t Agree to Disagree

As society strives toward greater equality, the overlapping yet distinct struggles of the LGBTQ+ and women’s rights movements can sometimes align beautifully, and other times, collide messily. Let’s critically examine these intricate dynamics and challenge ourselves to think deeply about their implications. 1. Bodily Autonomy Women’s movements have long fought for bodily autonomy, particularly concerning … Read more

Rage Against the Inequality Machine: 10 Ways LGBTQ Families Are STILL Fighting for Parenting Rights

As society progresses towards greater acceptance and inclusion, LGBTQ families still face significant challenges and barriers to parenting rights. Understanding these concerns is essential for advocating for equitable policies and support systems. Here, we examine pressing concerns facing LGBTQ families and parenting rights in today’s society. 1. Legal Recognition Many LGBTQ families lack legal recognition … Read more

21 Mental Health Problems Rife in the LGBTQ Community

Mental health is a critical issue in the LGBTQ community, where members face unique challenges and pressures. Are you aware of how these challenges might be affecting you or someone you know? 1. Anxiety Disorders Many LGBTQ individuals experience anxiety at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts, often due to social stigma and discrimination. Anxiety … Read more

Lia Thomas Fallout: 19 Controversial Truths About Transgender Athletes in Sport

Are the latest rulings on transgender athletes striking the right balance between inclusivity and fairness? Here’s a closer look at the complexities and key voices shaping this critical debate. 1. Lia Thomas and Women’s Competitions Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’s victories in women’s NCAA events have ignited intense debates about fairness in women’s sports. Critics argue … Read more

Trans Parent Raising Gender-Nonconforming Twins Faces Hate Campaign in North Carolina

A parent from North Carolina is furious after their kid’s school leaked information that revealed the 6-year-old twins are being raised in a gender-nonconforming home, leading to an online campaign of hate against the “satanic” family. Gender-Nonconforming Mortellus, a trans nonbinary parent, is raising twins in a gender-nonconforming household without the traditional binary restrictions commonly … Read more

Gay Couple Sues NYC Over Fight for IVF Equality

A New York City Gay Couple has filed a class-action lawsuit against New York City officials for the city’s health plan discriminating against gay men by excluding them from in vitro fertilization (IVF) coverage. Action Against NY Officials Former New York County Assistant District Attorney Corey Briskin and his husband, Nicholas Maggipinto, have filed a … Read more

America’s Battle of Beliefs: Does Religious Freedom Override LGBTQ Rights?

The tension between religious freedom and LGBTQ+ rights is a heated and deeply personal battleground. Where do you stand when one person’s freedom is another’s discrimination?  1. Defining Religious Freedom Religious freedom is a fundamental right, protecting individuals’ ability to worship or not as they see fit. But when religious practices intersect with public life, … Read more

Queer Wanderlust: 18 Most Gay-Friendly Cities on the Globe

In an era where acceptance and diversity are increasingly celebrated, many destinations around the world welcome LGBTQ+ travelers with open arms. From vibrant city neighborhoods to tranquil beach resorts, these places offer a sense of community, safety, and unparalleled hospitality. Whether you’re looking for the party of a lifetime, cultural enrichment, or a relaxing escape, … Read more

Bisexuality: 18 Tell-Tale Signs You Might Be

Exploring your sexuality can be a journey full of discoveries, questions, and exciting revelations. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering about your attractions to more than one gender, you might be bisexual. Here are 18 signs that could suggest bisexuality is a part of your colorful spectrum. 1. You Appreciate Beauty in All You find … Read more

NFL Star Loses It With Anti-LGBTQ+ and Misogynistic Rant

Harrison Butker, the Kansas City Chiefs’ placekicker, ignited a firestorm of controversy during Benedictine College’s 2024 graduation ceremony with a speech that many deemed misogynistic and anti-LGBTQ+. Graduation Season For a lot of young people, May marks a significant conclusion to their academic journeys. Uniforms and school attire is traded in for a cap and … Read more

Dividing Church and State: Your Taxes Funding Private Conservative Catholic Schools

The expansion of Christian nationalist private schools, which are primarily funded by taxpayer dollars through state voucher programs, is raising concerns about the separation of church and state as they continue to promote conservative ideologies and religious teachings. Expansion of Christian Nationalist Schools Around the country, Christian nationalist groups are opening private schools supported by … Read more

USA Ranked: 15 Most Diversity-Embracing Countries in the World

In our interconnected world, diversity and inclusion are increasingly recognized as strengths that contribute to a nation’s cultural, social, and economic vibrancy. Here’s a look at the 15 most diversity-welcoming countries across the globe. 1. Canada Canada’s immigration policy is one of the most welcoming, with a strong emphasis on multiculturalism as a core national … Read more

Forced Out: The Exodus of Teachers Facing Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

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Teaching is seen as one of the noblest professions in the world. Educators work tirelessly to shape young minds into sharp thinkers that will create a better future. What could be more rewarding than having a hand in cultivating a better tomorrow? Pulling Back While there are plenty of benefits to working in education, the … Read more

Leveling the Playing Field: Why Are We Still Fighting for Gender Equality in Athletics?

The battle for gender equity in sports is a heated and divisive issue, drawing sharp lines between advocates for equality and those who maintain that differences in biology and audience investment justify the status quo. Here are the polarizing points that illustrate the struggle for—and against—gender equity in athletics. 1. Equal Pay Supporters argue that … Read more

Former Seattle Police Chief Denies Allegations From Female Officers and Comes Out as Gay

After facing allegations from 4 female police officers, Diaz shares his side of the story with a radio talk show host.  Denial of Allegations Adrien Diaz, the former Seattle Police Chief denies the multiple allegations made by four female police officers.  Claims of Discrimination and Harassment The allegations include instances of discrimination, harassment, and maintaining … Read more

I Dream I’m Gay: 15 Reasons to Explain Your Curiosity

Dreams can be mysterious and puzzling, leaving us to wonder about their deeper meanings. If you’ve dreamed about being gay, you might be curious about what it signifies. 1. Exploring Identity Dreaming about being gay could reflect your subconscious exploring different aspects of your identity. It’s a safe space for self-discovery without societal judgments. 2. … Read more

18 Most LGBTQ-Welcoming Countries on the Planet

Around the globe, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has seen varied progress. While some nations have made significant strides towards equality and acceptance, others are still catching up. Let’s explore the 18 most LGBTQ+-friendly countries in the world and see which country ranks the highest. 1. Canada Canada is renowned for its progressive stance on … Read more

Texas’ Attorney General in Hot Water Over ‘Relentless Attack’ of Trans Youth

Ther͏e’s a big legal showdown happening over suppor͏t for transgender kids in Texas, and it’s dropped the state’s Attorney General, Ken Paxton, in hot water. Let’s take a look at ͏the full story. PFLAG Challenges Paxton’s Records Demand A national group cal͏led PFLAG (Paren͏ts, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), which helps families with … Read more

Excluded: Mississippi Anti-Trans Bathroom Law Fuels Division

Throughout human history, bathrooms have been a commonplace installment. Whether in the home, a bar, or even at the local shopping mall, bathrooms are made to be widely accessible. This is the way things have always been. Bathroom Politics That is, until recently. In the past few years bathrooms, much like many other niche areas … Read more

Parents Shun Queer Representation in Kid’s Kindness Book

The world seems to be getting worse. Environmental disasters, economic nosedives, and phones making everyone seem more self-centered. In cases like this, many ask: What seems to be missing from the world? Answers Everywhere And for each person that asks this question, there is an equal number of people claiming to have the answer. Some … Read more

20 Stark Realities of Dating a Trans Partner

When dating someone who is transgender, it’s important to be mindful of certain considerations to foster a healthy and supportive relationship. How can you approach these nuances with respect and understanding to ensure a strong and loving connection? 1. Understand Gender Identity Educate yourself about gender identity and the experiences of transgender individuals. Recognize that … Read more

Texas Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crime Rates Soar Above the Rest

What is the bare necessity that we all need? After stripping away all the flash and glitz of money, brand clothing, and interpersonal connection we all crave, what’s left? The answer is quite simple: we all need a place where we are safe. Nowhere Is Safe Without a home to protect us, we are exposed … Read more

18 Ways TV Thrilled Queer Audiences With Its Audacity

Queer fans aren’t just watching their favorite TV shows; they’re shaping them. From Twitter campaigns to fanfic forums, LGBTQ+ audiences have powerfully influenced plotlines and casting decisions to better reflect their realities. Ever wonder how much impact a fanbase can truly have? 1. ‘Supergirl’ Introduces Trans Superhero Following calls for broader transgender representation, “Supergirl” introduced … Read more

25 States Where Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment Is Rocketing

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In the current climate, it’s more important than ever to recognize where anti-LGBTQ sentiments are not just surviving, but thriving. Are you aware of the states where this troubling trend is on the rise? 1. Texas Texas has seen a significant rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation, including severe restrictions on transgender youth participation in sports and … Read more

Proud or Prejudiced? America States According to LGBTQ Rights

The landscape of LGBTQ+ rights in the United States is diverse and complex, with each state offering varying levels of legal protections. This detailed guide provides an overview of specific laws and rights across different regions. New England – Comprehensive Protections States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut These states have legalized same-sex … Read more

No Drag for Military: Gay Congressman Lashes Out at GOP Ruling

Mark Pocan, a gay democrat congressman, is in the headlines this week for criticizing Marjorie Taylor Greene and the GOP for attempting to create a ban against drag shows on military bases.  Defense Authorization Debate A proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seeks to ban drag performances on military bases and sparked … Read more

Florida’s Historic Election of Gay Latino Politician

It’s no secret that the US is quite divided when it comes to political opinions. Being one of the most populated countries in the world, over 300 million fight for their personal political agenda across all democratic platforms. A War of Two Camps While there is a nuance to every idea, nearly all public debates … Read more

21 LGBTQ Lies Hollywood Is Sticking With

Hollywood has long shaped not only our entertainment but our perceptions of people and society. Despite progress, the film and television industry still clings to outdated and simplistic portrayals of the LGBTQIAP+ community. But what are the persistent myths that need debunking? 1. Gay Characters Are Always Flamboyant Many films and shows continue to depict … Read more

LGBTQ Fight Back Against Persistent Discrimination in America

In recent years, the LGBTQ community in America has experienced significant progress and positive shifts, marking important milestones in the ongoing fight for equality and acceptance. From landmark legal victories to increased visibility and representation, this article explores eight inspiring developments that reflect the resilience and pride of LGBTQ individuals across the nation. 1. Marriage … Read more

Anti-LGBT Moves: 21 Ways America Is Going Backwards in Progress

Despite strides toward equality, several recent actions across the United States signal significant setbacks for LGBTQ rights. Here are 21 ways America is seeing a regression in LGBTQ progress, both politically and socially: 1. “Don’t Say Gay” Bills Several states have passed laws restricting discussion of homosexuality and transgender issues in schools, often dubbed “Don’t … Read more

Rise in Hate: 20 LGBTQ Crime Hotspots in America

As we champion equality and justice, it’s crucial to stay informed about the areas where LGBTQ individuals face the highest risks. Are you aware of the places where hate crimes against the LGBTQ community are alarmingly frequent? 1. Houston, Texas Houston has seen a disturbing number of hate crimes targeting LGBTQ individuals, reflecting broader statewide … Read more