LGL Signs Global LGBT Rights Letter to President Obama

In December 2014 LGBT* rights activists, from all regions of the world, came together and signed a joint letter to US President Barack Obama. Twenty four representatives of the world’s leading LGBT* rights organizations, including the national LGBT* rights association LGL, called on the President to actively contribute to the overall effort to bring justice and

US: Obama signs Executive Order banning anti-LGBT workplace discrimination

Barack Obama has signed on July 21 an Executive Order banning workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The new order only applies to federal contractors, unlike the broader Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which remains stalled in the House of Representatives. However, it has been praised by some for its lack of a religious

Hillary Clinton: US must lead the way on gay rights

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the United States must lead the way on gay rights worldwide. “This is going to be an ongoing struggle and the United States must be on the front lines”. Traveling the world, Clinton said she had noticed an ‘increasing backlash’ against the LGBTI community. As Chicago Sun-Times

US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender

A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity. Landon Wilson, a cryptologic technician who served in Afghanistan, told the Washington Post he was discharged in December, after officers discovered he was transgender. Three years ago the US repealed ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’, which forbade openly gay and lesbian service

Co-founder could not overcome controversy over his donation to Prop 8 anti-gay marriage referendum. After less than two weeks on the job, Brendon Eich has resigned as CEO of Mozilla Corp. His undoing was a $1,000 donation supporting the Proposition 8 campaign in 2008, an anti-gay marriage referendum that was successfully overturned last year. News

New Year’s Eve arson attack on Seattle gay bar Neighbours

Seattle Police are investigating after someone doused a stairwell with gasoline and ignited it in one of the city’s most popular gay nightclubs just after midnight on New Year’s Eve, forcing patrons to evacuate the building. Seattle Police are hunting a suspected arsonist after a fire was lit in one of the city’s most popular

Uzra Zeya, representative of the US government: “I was honored to represent the United States government at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe’s Annual Conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday.  Before an audience of more than 250 activists from 45 countries across Europe, I affirmed the strong U.S. commitment to advance

Christian group: ‘Better to die than live in pro-gay world’

The Family Leader has admitted the Western world is getting more and more LGBT friendly A Christian political organization has said it is better to die than live in a world welcoming of gay people. The Family Leader, a US social conservative group, made the claim after noting nine recent wins for the LGBT community. ‘All

‘Ex-gay’ group Exodus International shuts down

A prominent US Christian group that purported to rid gay people of same-sex attraction through prayer has said it is shutting down. Three-decade old Exodus International made the announcement alongside an apology from President Alan Chambers to people “hurt” by its treatment. He acknowledged “the shame and guilt you felt when your attractions didn’t change.