Last year, my school’s GSA decided to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence because we believed that it sent a very important message about the oppression that the LGBTQ+ community faces every day. We wanted to publicize the event in our school with posters and PA system announcements because we believed that anyone in our school not involved with the club should have a right to participate as well—but our administration wouldn’t allow it.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards today issued an executive order that extends non-discrimination protections for state workers, those who work for state contractors, and those who receive state services or benefits to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.