Michael Podell: An Interview With Award-Winning Trans Escort Viktor Belmont

Viktor isn't just a trans man, he's a trans gay male escort. It's a whole extra layer of stigma to deal with, and one that Viktor handles with aplomb.

Read more: Escort, Transgender, Transgender Issues, rentboy.com, Sex Workers, Stigma, Gay Voices News

Holly R. Cashman: Is ‘Heckler’ the Right Word for Jennicet Gutiérrez?

It is shameful and embarrassing when people who have acquired a position of power thanks to the activism of others (or even their own past activism) choose to criticize others who use the same tactics to fight for their rights or very existence.

Read more: Jennicet Gutiérrez, Immigration Reform, Transgender, Incarceration, President Barack Obama, Gay Pride, Gay Voices News

Ravishly: From Queer to Cis: My Story of Privilege and Guilt

Is this a thing that happens? Do people come out -- or come back out -- as cis? How do you celebrate that? Unbake a cake? Re-wrap the gifts? Or do you mourn it? Do you shake your head at the person you thought you knew before shuffling back to your respective safe spaces, crestfallen?

Read more: Pride, Lgbtq, Transgender, Cis-Gender, Coming Out, Genderqueer, Gender, Gay Voices News

Pat Cordova-Goff: An Open Letter Those Who Dismissed Jennicet Gutierrez As A ‘Heckler’

While President Obama claimed, "You're in my house," he seemed to be more comfortable with reading a speech about trans issues than listening to a trans women speak of her own issues.

Read more: Lgbtq, Transgender, Womyn, President Barack Obama, Obama Heckler, Transfeminism, Stonewall, Barack Obama, Trans Women, Jennicet-Gutierrez, Lgbtq+, Gay Voices News

Marriage equality wins!

In a 5-4 ruling today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all Americans have a constitutional right to marry. Tonight, marriage equality supporters in Leon County will gather at 101 Restaurant, 215 West College Avenue, #101, for a reception and social to celebrate this historic ruling!

Friday, June 26, 2015
6:00 to 8:00pm
101 Restaurant
215 West College Avenue, #101

If you are outside of Tallahassee, learn more about Day of Decision gatherings in your area at this link: http://www.eqfl.org/lovemustwin

The Tallahassee gathering is co-sponsored by Equality Florida, Capital Equality Democratic Caucus, Human Rights Campaign, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, Tallahassee PRIDEFEST, The Family Tree: LGBT Community Center, Tallahassee Prime Timers, Freedom to Marry, Lambda Legal, and The National Center for Lesbian Rights.

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Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus applauds and celebrates the Supreme Court decision bringing marriage equality to all 50 states!  With this ruling, LGBT families no longer have to worry about the recognition of their marital status depending on where they are in the country.

We ask all Americans to join us in celebration as we take this next step on the path to equality!

While we celebrate this decision, we must not turn away and neglect the equally if not more important issues of economic justice that still need to be addressed for the LGBT community.  Whether it be housing and employment protections for gays and lesbians, full acceptance and celebration of the transgender community for who they are, or the broader societal issues that inordinately impact the LGBT community such as access to health care, a living wage and fair treatment for immigrants.  We ask you to remember that marriage equality is not the goal, but just a step along the path and we invite you to join with us to travel the path to the end where we will find full justice and equality for everyone.

What Pagans Can Teach The World About Transgender Acceptance

Members of the transgender and queer communities and their allies take to the streets in San Francisco Friday for the annual Trans March. Among them w...

Read more: Voices, Pagan, Paganism, Pagan Trans Acceptance, Transgender, Transgender Issues, San Francisco Trans March, Lgbt, LGBT Pride, Reclaiming, Caya Coven, Whatsworking, Pagan Transgender, Religion News

What Pagans Can Teach The World About Transgender Acceptance

Members of the transgender and queer communities and their allies take to the streets in San Francisco Friday for the annual Trans March. Among them w...

Read more: Voices, Pagan, Paganism, Pagan Trans Acceptance, Transgender, Transgender Issues, San Francisco Trans March, Lgbt, LGBT Pride, Reclaiming, Caya Coven, Whatsworking, Pagan Transgender, Religion News

Thalia Zepatos: The Marriage Movement’s Secret Weapon: Radical Cooperation

There is no doubt in our minds that we would not be where we are today if so many organizations hadn't decided to put aside proprietary rules and treat each other not as competitors for donors, credit, or a scoop but rather as partners in a single mission--one that we could only win by working together.

Read more: Lgbt, LGBT Rights, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Poll, Polling, Politics, Freedom to Marry, Messaging, Market Research, Message Testing, Focus Groups, Campaigns, Politics News

K. Sujata: LBTQ Civic Leaders

Knowledge is a first step to understanding and understanding can be a step to acceptance. But those are very huge steps and they certainly haven't been taken yet. And until they are, there is much work to be done to serve the LGBTQ community.

Read more: Glbtq, Chicago, Philanthropy, Strategic Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Transgender, Caitlyn Jenner, Chicago News

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