Ahead of GLSEN's National Day of Silence—when thousands of students across the country take a stand against bullying in support of LGBT students—we are reminded of the many LGBT youth who feel like they do not have a voice because of the bullying and discrimination they experience in school.
Today, the Senate introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill that included many important provisions but did not include critically important protections for same-sex binational couples and their families.
Last year on GLSEN’s Day of Silence, I went to school wearing a T-shirt that read, “Jesus is Not a Homophobe.” The shirt is a representation of my identity – I’m gay. Wearing the shirt was a statement, yes. But at first, my school told me I wasn’t allowed to wear it, and threatened me with suspension if I did.
The First Circuit Court of Hawai‘i yesterday issued a ruling in favor of a lesbian couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against Aloha Bed & Breakfast after the business turned them away because of their sexual orientation.
Lambda Legal and the HIV Law Project yesterday submitted a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Bureau of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to overturn an Immigration Judge’s ruling ordering the deportation of an HIV-positive immigrant convicted of solicitation for oral sex.
On the heels of a Lambda Legal lawsuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled that because the DeSoto County school district promised it would not interfere with Amber Hatcher, 16, and other students' rights to participate GLSEN’s Day of Silence this year, on April 19, 2013, an injunction was not necessary.