The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin is a national call to action. Our hearts go out to Trayvon’s family and friends for the loss they have experienced. We stand in solidarity with them as they demand answers and justice.
GracePointe Church in Nashville has been in a three-year discernment process about the role of LGBT people in the church. Now, TIME Magazine reports that the church has come out in support of LGBT people and their full participation in the church.
Leaders from the Church of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormons, held a press conference today, stating that the church would, in undetermined cases, support non-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. However, in return, the church stated that it would not change its beliefs about LGBT people, and would continue to support broad religious exemptions that undermine those laws.
On Friday evening, the United States District Court for the 11th Circuit in Alabama struck down the ban on marriage equality in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade found that the Alabama Constitution and the Alabama Code containing these prohibitions are unconstitutional because they violated the due process clause and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for its 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. This year, the Time magazine cover story titled "The Transgender Tipping Point" received a nomination for Outstanding Magazine Article, and given the other numerous stories about transgender people receiving nominations this year, it would seem the headline was accurate.