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Uganda and Nigeria have passed draconian anti-LGBTQ laws, grossly restricting the human rights of non-heterosexual persons and stirring up an international firestorm.
As a social movement makes progress and wins victories, there can be an increased pushback from reactionary forces.
Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year headed to the NFL draft in May, is projected to be selected in the third to fifth rounds of the upcoming lottery.
The U.S government, silent for so long on the rights of LGBTQ people to equality, has now come out strongly in support of gay athletes.
"I was greatly offended that the VA store would sell items promoting an entertainment group that clearly stands for racism and bigotry."
On January 13, CeCe McDonald was finally released from St. Cloud Minnesota Correctional Facility. She had been held in a men's prison for 19 months for defending herself.
On Jan. 1, the struggle for a safer and more inclusive world for transgender students took a step forward with the implementation of a California state law .
Reaping the harvest of decades of struggle for equal rights 18 states now recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry, most recently New Mexico and Utah.
Beginning June 1, Illinois will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, finally granting them the long overdue benefits and recognition that they have been unfairly denied.
For many transgender people—especially transgender women—the reality of daily struggle is rarely more than a heartbeat away.