I’m a queer/LGBTQ student, and I’ve been out at school for a little while. My school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) wants to participate in GLSEN’s upcoming National Day of Silence and we’ve been looking forward to having a lot of people join us. Most of the teachers and students are encouraging, but we’ve run into some issues when we try to advertise and participate in the Day of Silence. What can we do?
Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed for the second time that Puerto Rico’s ban on marriage for LGBT people is unconstitutional and ordered the case be reassigned to a new judge, District Court Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí issued a judgment striking down that ban.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit today once again affirmed that Puerto Rico’s marriage ban is unconstitutional and ordered the District Court of Puerto Rico to enter judgment in favor of Lambda Legal’s plaintiffs and, in light of the egregious disregard of its prior order, ordered that the case be reassigned to a different district court judge.
The University of North Carolina system today announced that it has chosen to follow House Bill 2, a sweeping anti-LGBT law that would prevent transgender students, employees, and visitors from using the restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.
April 15th is GLSEN's annual Day of Silence. A powerful annual expression of strength and solidarity, this year this witness takes place as elected representatives in North Carolina, Mississippi and elsewhere move aggressively to enact hateful anti-LGBTQ legislation that will serve only to heighten the very anti-LGBTQ bullying that Day of Silence seeks to combat.
On April 5, 2016, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed HB1523, an anti-LGBT bill that invites a broad range of individuals, private businesses, and medical and social services agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs about marriage, non-marital sexual relationships, and conformity with gender stereotypes. This FAQ is designed to help answer questions about this new law.