Stonewall Happened in 1969. Webster Schott, a Straight Ally, Was Writing About Gay Rights Years Before.

“The right to have sex without state intrusion must inevitably be confirmed and codified by the Court.” In 2018, the statement isn’t groundbreaking. But the writer, Webster Schott, is 90 years old and he wrote those words in November 1967 for The New York Times. The legendary Stonewall Riots wouldn’t happen until almost two years … Continue reading Stonewall Happened in 1969. Webster Schott, a Straight Ally, Was Writing About Gay Rights Years Before.

Ron Blake Was Raped in 2015; Now He’s On A Mission to Share His Story and Get on the ‘The Late Show’

It was late on Nov. 2, 2015 when Ron Blake was sitting on his couch in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” had just started, and per usual, he opened the show with a monologue taking jabs at politics and pop culture. Blake doesn’t remember what it was exactly, but Colbert made a … Continue reading Ron Blake Was Raped in 2015; Now He’s On A Mission to Share His Story and Get on the ‘The Late Show’

Shedding Light on Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community

Eating disorders only affect straight, white, teenage girls. Well, that’s the stereotype that most people buy into, delaying diagnosis in males, older people, and the LGBT community. “It’s definitely a misconception,” said Myra Hendley, a program therapist at the Eating Recovery Center of the Carolinas in Greenville, South Carolina. “That’s not to say that body isn’t a … Continue reading Shedding Light on Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community

Charity and Sylvia – The 200-Year-Old Same-Sex Marriage

The legalization of same-sex marriage may be brand new to American history, but that doesn’t mean it’s anything unique. Rachel Hope Cleves, a professor of history at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, has been studying the love story of two seemingly ordinary women: Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake. After meeting in Vermont … Continue reading Charity and Sylvia – The 200-Year-Old Same-Sex Marriage

Becoming Mommy: Lesbian couples share their journeys into motherhood

It was two years ago that Kara Matus stepped into the NICU to visit her tiny twin daughters, little miracles named Reese and Cameron. The nurses asked her, “Where’s dad?” She replied, “I’m dad.” Matus’s wife, Jaclyn, gave birth to their daughters thanks to the growing field of reproductive medicine, and many other lesbian couples … Continue reading Becoming Mommy: Lesbian couples share their journeys into motherhood

The Boycott of Florida Orange Juice: How the breakfast juice turned toxic to the gay community

  For a time in American history, public enemy No.1 was a seemingly innocuous item: Orange juice. But not just any orange juice: the juice that came from Florida. And thanks to the bigotry of Anita Bryant, her mission to “Save Our Children” turned the nation against the gay community. The Oklahoma beauty queen turned … Continue reading The Boycott of Florida Orange Juice: How the breakfast juice turned toxic to the gay community

Caribbean Tourism is a Big Business; Billions Are Spent Each Year

This summer, Floridian ports will be jam packed with visitors from around the world eager to hit the seas and head to the Caribbean. In this region, chock-full of beaches, outdoor adventures, luxury hotels, and bars, the LGBT community is rising up for equality. “You can't quantify the entire region with one brushstroke, and have … Continue reading Caribbean Tourism is a Big Business; Billions Are Spent Each Year

Finding Life: Local filmmaker explores local gay and lesbian adoptions

A local filmmaker’s documentary of adoption in LGBT families is now available to the public. Carlton Smith’s “Finding Life” was recently picked up by Amazon and Google Play, allowing subscribers to watch his film following the lives of eight same-sex couples and their experience with adopting their children. “I’ve only shared it to those who … Continue reading Finding Life: Local filmmaker explores local gay and lesbian adoptions

The Trans Woman Behind the Right to Have Surgery in Prison

In January, a California prisoner, Shiloh Quine, made headlines when she became the first prisoner to receive sex reassignment surgery. However, her story begins much earlier and through the journey of another transgender woman, Michelle-Lael Norsworthy. "I am so happy that she got it," Norsworthy said of Quine. "Anybody who disagrees with an inmate getting … Continue reading The Trans Woman Behind the Right to Have Surgery in Prison

HRC Releases Ultimate Guide to Raising Trans Children

The Human Rights Campaign teamed up with two national pediatrics groups to produce a comprehensive guide on transgender children to help family, friends, and physicians. The 24-page guide, Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children, was produced with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP). It goes over basic … Continue reading HRC Releases Ultimate Guide to Raising Trans Children