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LGBT issues

"The L Word" star Leisha Hailey has harsh words for Southwest Airlines

A day after getting booted off a Southwest Airlines jet for "excessive" PDA, "The L Word" star Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend Camila Grey were insisting that they shared "an innocent kiss" and did not deserve such poor treatment by the airline.

Two steps forward for Turkey and LGBT

Turkey has taken one small step forward for LGBT recognition with, for the very first time, a government minister meeting LGBT representatives.

Another day in the life of homophobic Russia

In the latest news from homophobic Russia: Moscow police have stopped investigating the bashing of a lesbian journalist; Moscow authorities refuse to register LGBT NGOs; and another Russian region wants to outlaw LGBT and pro-gay organizing.

In Brazil, rising Christian evangelism spurs LGBT rights pushback

While Brazil remains the largest Catholic country in the world by number of faithful, devout evangelicals are growing every year and now total around 24 million and some estimates are that by 2045 they will be half of the population.

COMMENTARY: Repeal of DADT ignores transgender troops

While our lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) servicemembers now have a policy in place to protect them from discrimination, the repeal of DADT doesn’t protect our transgender servicemembers.

Bill would outlaw LGBT discrimination in housing and credit

The Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act would amend the Fair Housing Act to prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or source of income. It would also amend the Equal Opportunity Credit Act to prohibit LGBT discrimination in credit decisions.