A new study has found that adolescents with lesbian moms had higher levels of self-esteem and lower levels of conduct problems compared with peers in families that have a mom and a dad. Importantly, this is the first study to compare adolescent–parent relationships and well-being in families where the parents — both lesbian and straight — were all continuously coupled. >>>
A new analysis from the Williams Institute shows that LGBT people are much more likely to struggle with issues of hunger than the general population. Contrary to cultural stereotypes that LGBT people (especially white gay men) are financially well off, many are unsure where their next meal is coming from.
As president of Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends, Randall Thacker has met many members of the LGBT community who have faced pain, frustration and confusion when reconciling their sexuality with their Mormon faith. >>>
LGBT activists are calling on the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure that following the Olympic Charter's principle of non-discrimination, Principle 6, becomes a requirement for future Olympic hosts. >>>
Facebook has 1.2 billion users – and now it has nearly as many gender categories to match. The social media website unveiled a new feature today that allows users to jettison male or female and describe themselves by dozens of “gender” labels. >>>
Scientists have found evidence to support the existence of a male genome which may influence homosexuality. Dr Michael Bailey, from Northwestern University, studied 400 sets of twins to determine if some men are genetically inclined to be gay.
Lambda Legal, the US’s oldest LGBT rights law group, released a video about Robina Asti – a 92 year old transgender woman fighting for survivor benefits from Social Security after her husband’s death. >>>
Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old from Colorodo Springs, Colorodo has become a trailblazer for the transgender community, and she's still learning to read. This brave girl won a case to use the girls' bathroom "in what advocates described as the first such ruling in the next frontier in civil rights." >>>
Colorado officials say a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl by preventing her from using the girls' bathroom, in what advocates described as the first such ruling in the next frontier in civil rights. >>>
“It really is time for smoking to come out of the closet as the top issue health issue affecting LGBT people today,” a leading LGBT health researcher tells BuzzFeed. New statistics released alongside the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco and Health reveal high costs of smoking within the nation’s LGBT communities.