President Obama will sign an executive order Monday that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT individuals.*****
TwoXChromosomes, the Reddit community that was constructed as a safe space and discussion board for cisgendered women, transgendered women and any female-identified individuals to address gender-related issues, has recently been met with a bout of misogynistic messages and internet trolls after being made a "default" subreddit. Previously, posters had to seek out the community whose motto is "women supporting women," but the new setting directs all users of the massive internet forum toward 2X content.*****
"Keeping Up With the Kardashian's" star and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner is one busy man.*****
Twitter feud over biological sex and gender identity*****
Zachary Kerr’s work in the transgender community at just 19-year-old, has changed lives. Kerr facilitates educational programs through Greater Boston’s PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), demonstrates fearlessness in the face of adversity, and is a role model to thousands of transgender individuals who struggle daily with their identity.*****
The film, which premiered at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, DC, reveals the story of five religious Latino families who learned to look beyond binding church teachings, in order to accept their daughters, sisters, brothers and sons, whose gender identities or sexual orientations are outside of the norm.*****
Late May of this year, 22-year-old Victor Diego, a gay, transgender man who goes by the name of Vivian Diego and works as a waitress at Eva Longoria's Hollywood Boulevard restaurant, Besos, was faced with the unthinkable. He left work at 2:30 a.m. after working a lengthy shift. As he made his way home, he was accosted by four men, and beaten until he lost consciousness.*****
UCLA Williams Institute just released a new report estimating that 1.4 Million, or 4.3 percent, of the Latino adults in the U.S. identify themselves as LGBT.*****
16-year-old Cassidy Lynn Campbell was crowned homecoming queen at Marina High School in Southern California and was overwhelmed with tears of joy.*****
DJ Mister Cee, who resigned from his job as radio host on New York's Hot97, returned to the station a day later to discuss accusations that he was soliciting sex from a transvestite prostitute and to come clean about his personal life.
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