by on January 12, 2018
North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, May 9, 2016. Despite his campaign promises, North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper failed to fully repeal the state’s now infamous HB2 “bathroom bill.” Instead, a “compromise” bill, HB142, was passed. Al Drago / CQ-Roll Call,Inc. At least 129 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced across 30 states during the 2017 state legislative season, according to a new report published by LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Tw...
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by on February 4, 2018
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke on Saturday night at a gala for the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order barring state agencies from doing business with companies that “promote or tolerate discrimination,” a move he portrayed as standing up to the federal government. “Today I’m signing an executive order prohibiting New York state government from doing...
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by on February 5, 2018
The attorney for a teenager accused of fatally stabbing one classmate and wounding another in the Bronx in September says there is video, seen above, proves his client acted in self-defense. The video is only nine seconds long. According to the attorney for Abel Cedeño, the video was recorded on a cellphone by another student who was inside the third period history class at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation last September. The attorney said it captures the moments bef...
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by on May 21, 2018
A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter." Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the abuse he suffered at the hands of a Chilean priest. Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: "You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. Th...
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