LZ: The real lesson of Indiana’s anti-LGBT law

LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists… Read more »

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn’t Guarantee LGBT Vote

When I was in college at University of the Pacific, a dear friend who was struggling with his sexual orientation was the victim of a hate crime. After seeing the hurt my friend suffered, I committed to work as an ally to build safe communities free from harassment and threats of violence in our communities,… Read more »

‘LGBT community has long way to go’

Conchita at Eurovision’s Greatest Hits gig in London to celebrate 60 years of the song contest Conchita Wurst believes there’s still a long way to go for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) equality. The 26-year-old won the Eurovision song contest last year with Rise Like A Phoenix. She says: “The most important thing will be… Read more »

Equality groups ready for counterattack against wave of anti-gay bills across US

LGBT and civil rights groups are mobilising for a nationwide battle to safeguard the gains of the marriage equality movement, in the face of a gathering backlash that is spreading anti-gay bills across the country. Republican-controlled legislatures have introduced more than 85 anti-gay bills in 28 separate states, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the… Read more »

Oakland pitcher Sean Doolittle and girlfriend buy tickets to fill stadium on LGBT Night

a new report from the Human Rights Campaign shows, many legislative proposals are being considered at the state level that might reverse some of those recent changes. According to HRC, more than 85 such bills have been filed in 28 states for the 2015 state legislative sessions. Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial “religious… Read more »

LGBT, civil rights groups: Show ‘Indiana is open for business — for everyone’

Jeremy Greenwood (right), and Colleen Gannon, both Indianapolis, held signs at the rally on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, where several thousand opponents of the state’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) held a rally on Saturday, March 28, 2015.(Photo: Charlie Nye / The Star) Nearly a dozen LGBT and civil… Read more »

LGBT Members Plan Actions For Change

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The LGBT community is celebrating and planning Saturday after what they call a week-long battle. The meeting comes after Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a Religious Freedom Bill into law late this week. LGBT members say, having their voices heard by legislators is only fuel to change more in the state. This summer, the group will take the momentum from the revamped law passed and use… Read more »