LGBTQIA+ World News

By T. Boucher Japanese MP calls LGBT community ‘unproductive’ LGBT persons are unproductive because they can’t have children – a reason for one MP to challenge using taxes for supporting same-sex marriage, which is not legal in Japan. Russia LGBT activists detained during St Petersburg rally The 25 activists detained in St. Petersburg all “acted […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

by J. Shoemaker LGBT Adults in US Less likely to have jobs, health insurance According to a long-term study with around 10,000 participants, sexual minorities may be twice as likely to be unemployed, equally as unlikely to be insured. LGBT Parents face bias in US adoption process Proposed amendment would allow child welfare providers to […]

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Meet the New News Committee! (part 1 of 2)

Hello! The new GLBTRT News Committee began work in June, with official duties to commence July 1, 2018. Thank you for your patience during this transition (as chair, I’m still trying to figure this website out, for example :-D). We hope to bring you exciting original content and continue providing great information as often as […]

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LGBTQIA US News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher Connecticut Recruiting LGBT Families to Adopt, Foster Kids With 4,300 children in state care, Connecticut’s child welfare system is actively recruiting LGBT families for fostering and adoption.  This move copies initiatives in New York City and San Francisco. Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws Apple should soon be deciding whether […]

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LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer Oklahoma Passes Adoption Law That L.G.B.T. Groups Call Discriminatory If you “…violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies” you can now be legally denied a foster child or adoption in Oklahoma. U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates Transgender inmates are potentially at risk because the Trump administration […]

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LGBTQIA World News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher Ukraine’s LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds A good number of the Ukrainian military personnel recruited since the 2014 invasion by Russia are LGBT persons.  Many have hopes that their service will alleviate some of the discrimination that is normative in Ukrainian society. Cheers and applause as same-sex […]

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Podcast! Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way

By A. Faulkner A new podcast from Public Libraries Online.  Joel A. Nichols, author of the winner in this year’s “Public Libraries” magazine feature article contest, for the article “Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way”, discusses how libraries can provide the best possible service to their LGBTQ communities.  Check it out at Public Libraries […]

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LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer Over 200 Members of Congress File Federal LGBTQ-Rights Bill Since it is completely legal to openly discriminate against gay people in the majority of the U.S, this bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 100 DAYS: HRC Launches Timeline of Trump’s Unprecedented Attacks on LGBTQ […]

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