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Florida Rep. Proposes LGBT Discrimination Law

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 30, 2017
A Florida state representative is trying to introduce a law that would allow for businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.

NM Transgender Woman Alleges Discrimination at State Congresswoman's Office

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
A former worker for Democratic Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham is suing her office for allegedly firing her because she is transgender.

Advocates Say FBI Hate Crime Statistics Lower Due To Underreporting

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
Minority advocacy groups claim newly released hate crime statistics are not telling the full scale of the issue.

Palm Beach County The First in Florida to Ban 'Conversion Therapy'

By Tucker Berardi | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
A 5-2 vote from Palm Beach County made history today by becoming the first county in Florida - as well as the largest county in the United States - to ban the practice of conversion therapy for minors.

Survey Shows Majority of Soccer Fans Would Support An LGBT Player

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 24, 2017
A majority of soccer fans would not mind having an LGBT player on their national soccer team.

First Middle Eastern LGBT Radio Station Begins in Tunisia

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Tunisia is now the first country in the Middle East to have a radio station devoted to LGBT issues.

AK Dept. of Health Ordered to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson directed state officials to allow for same-sex parents to receive birth certificates with both of their names listed.

Man Gets Death Penalty After He Tortured, Killed Boy He Thought Was Gay

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
A jury voted a Los Angeles man to get the death penalty after he was convicted of the first-degree murder of a child he thought was gay.

Children in Quebec Schools to Learn About Same-Sex Relationships in 2018

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Quebec will soon teach kids about same-sex relationships and sex education.

President of Ghana: Legalisation of Homosexuality 'Bound to Happen'

By Tucker Berardi | Sunday Dec 17, 2017
In certain terms, Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo said that while same-sex marriage is not on the country's agenda as of yet, the issue is sure to be addressed in the near future.

NJ Lesbian Sheriff Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Her Department

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 17, 2017
A New Jersey police officer is filing a discrimination lawsuit which alleges her supervisors created a hostile work environment for her.

The Rise and Fall of the GLBT Newspaper Florida Agenda

By Norm Kent | Sunday Dec 17, 2017
Bobby Blair had a dream: He wanted to take a small paper and transform it into a worldwide LGBT phenomenon. He tried. He crashed. He burned. And took a lot of people down with him in the process.

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

By Jose Cassola | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
Five years ago, David Richardson was the first openly gay state representative elected in Florida. Now the elected official is looking to become the first openly gay Congressman in the Southeast.

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

By Christiana Lilly | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., would allow agencies, such as adoption and foster childcare charities, to turn away people because they don't meet their religious standards.

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

By John McDonald | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
Julian's Fountain of Youth cut its ribbon last week in Fort Lauderdale.

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon decide if a lesbian couple can both be labeled as the biological parent now that that they are divorced.

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
After having its ban on transgender military service overturned twice, the Department of Justice is appealing a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline to allow those soldiers to serve.

5 Big-Name LGBT-Friendly Businesses to Support During the Holidays

By Brittany Ferrendi | Thursday Dec 14, 2017
Last year, SFGN covered five LGBT-friendly stores to support while doing your holiday shopping. This year, we're bringing five more into the spotlight so you can feel twice as good about your purchase.

Trans Activists, Journalists Discuss Coverage Issues

By John McDonald | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Transgender life stories and community issues were discussed last Thursday evening inside a petite gallery space on Wilton Drive.

Northern Ireland Has Its Own Civil Law Cake Battle

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
This week, the U.S. Supreme court heard arguments on a 2012 discrimination case involving a bakery denying service to a gay couple due to religious beliefs. But there's a similar battle in Northern Ireland.

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