Tag: gay rights

Transgender teen sues school over restroom rights

Photo of Virginia high school student, Gavin Grimm

If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that transgender rights represent the next major front in the battle for LGBT equality. Members of the transgender community experience some of the greatest struggles of anyone, with enduring considerably higher rates of discrimination, suicide, and HIV/AIDs infections than other communities.   Some of the smallest matters… Read More

Federal Court Finds Missouri’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Missouri recently tried to ban same-sex marriage but was challenged by the federal court. A judge ruled that the ban violates the Constitution.   Ortie D. Smith, federal judge, claimed specifically that the ban violates the Fourteenth Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause. The clause was added in 1868 and states that no state can deny… Read More

Review: “The Normal Heart,” A Searing Human Drama

There is a scene, late in the running of “The Normal Heart,” where a young medical volunteer named Tommy (Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory”) eulogizes a fallen friend. Standing at the pulpit of a largely empty church, with twilight creeping wanly through the stained-glass windows, Tommy speaks to the motley group of frightened… Read More

Self Evident Truths Project: Giving a Face to the Faceless of the LGBTQ Rights Community

From far away, most everyone looks the same. We are faceless blobs with more or less the same shapes and outlines. When we get closer, our distinguishing features are clearly seen, with our most distinguishable feature being our faces. The color of someone’s eyes, the shape of their nose, and the curve of their mouth… Read More