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On Pride’s Eve, the State of Transgender Equality

On Pride’s Eve, the State of Transgender Equality

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | With the debate over transgender equality having recently moved to center stage across the US — raising the distinct possibility that the community’s opponents have overplayed their hand politically — it’s worth noting the anniversary of a major nationwide victory for transgender rights that has been widely overlooked. Celebrations last June […]

House Approves LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act

House Approves LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a win both for advocates working to end anti-LGBT violence and for President Barack Obama, the House of Representatives has approved reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The House action came in a 286 to 138 vote on February 28. Eighty-seven Republicans joined 199 of the 200 Democrats in […]