A 'Straight Pride Parade' May Be Coming to Boston This August, and the Organizers Are Getting Totally Roasted
Republican Lawmaker Just Backtracked on His Support for an Anti-LGBT Bill After His Daughter Totally Shamed Him on Facebook
Decades ago, the first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, encouraged LGBTQ people to come out to their loved ones, forcing those loved ones to confront "how they will hurt you in the voting booth."
Now, thanks to the courage of one Kansas state Congressman's daughter, it's affecting how legislators back policy as well.
Devout Trump critic and host of MSNBC's Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski found herself in hot water after referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a "wannabe dictator's butt boy."
The term is widely considered to be antigay and the network tried to censor her usage of it, but failed.
In February, a 30-year-old woman in New York City became the first male-to-female transgender person to breastfeed a baby.
When the transgender woman told doctors at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York that she wanted to breastfeed her pregnant partner’s baby, they put her on a regimen of drugs that included an anti-nausea medication licensed for use in Britain and Canada but banned in the United States.
In modern Olympics history, no openly gay athlete had ever won a gold medal until Eric Radford did so this week. The 33-year-old Radford earned the gold medal in Team Figure Skating in Pyeongchang along with his partner, Meagan Duhamel. Adam Rippon (who was the first openly gay athlete to ever be named to the US Winter Olympics team) took home the bronze medal.
"This is amazing! I literally feel like I might explode with pride," Radford told the Twitter world. He and Duhamel won the gold for Canada while skating to Adele's Hometown Glory.
A gay Alabama man took to social media to share his experience at the polls. The man, who wrote his story on Reddit but declined to provide his name or any other identifying information, said the clerk at his voting location attempted to turn him away after noticing him place his arm around his boyfriend, who had accompanied him to the polling location.
"It is disgusting that the people in charge of maintaining the integrity of the voting process are the ones that are manipulating it," the man, under the username TenenBobOmb, wrote later on the /askgaybros subreddit in a thread titled "Just voted for Doug Jones. Voting clerk saw me put my arm around my boyfriend and tried to keep me from voting."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday morning during her regular press briefing that President Donald Trump has no problem with businesses hanging anti-gay signs that explicitly state they do not serve LGBT customers.