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Corporations, Sponsors Allowed Larger Pride Contingents

Corporations, Sponsors Allowed Larger Pride Contingents

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE 
 | After saying repeatedly in public meetings that all contingents in New York City’s LGBTQ Pride Parade would be limited to no more than 200 marchers, the group that produces the annual march and related events allowed 13 organizations, including 11 of its sponsors, to field contingents that had more than […]

Gays, Blacks, and the Fate of North Carolina Politics in 2016

BY NATHAN RILEY | North Carolina tells the tale of close ties between the fate of the Democratic Party and the LGBT community. Queers are the reason Democrats have a fighting chance in this red state. Charlotte is a banking and financial capital, a hub of colleges and universities, and a beacon of liberalism in a […]

In North Carolina, US Judge Bans H.B. 2 Enforcement at UNC

In North Carolina, US Judge Bans H.B. 2 Enforcement at UNC

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction brought by attorneys for three transgender plaintiffs who are challenging North Carolina’s notorious “bathroom” law, H.B. 2, based on their claim that it violates their rights under Title IX of the 1972 federal Education Amendments Act. The Richmond-based Fourth Circuit Court of […]

Amidst Raleigh Protest, Bathroom Barrier Breached

Amidst Raleigh Protest, Bathroom Barrier Breached

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As the North Carolina Legislature convened on April 25 for the first time since enacting that state’s anti-LGBT HB 2 last month, hundreds of activists descended on the Capitol in Raleigh and one prominent transgender leader leader took a profoundly personal step to challenge the new law. Mara Keisling, the executive director […]

De Blasio, Cuomo Ban Public Employee Travel to North Carolina

De Blasio, Cuomo Ban Public Employee Travel to North Carolina

BY ANDY HUMM | North Carolina –– in a hurriedly-called special session March 23 –– passed an omnibus law attacking transgender rights, taking away, for the most part, the right of municipalities to legislate on employment and public accommodations discrimination while existing state law provides no protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and banning anyone from […]

In the Game?

In the Game?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” So began Jason Collins’ cover essay in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, in which he became the first player in what are considered the four major North American male professional leagues — the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, Major […]

First Male Athlete from Big Four US Professional Sports Comes Out

First Male Athlete from Big Four US Professional Sports Comes Out

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” So begins Jason Collins’ cover story in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, in which he became the first player in the four major North American male professional leagues –– the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, […]