Youth LGBTQ+ conversion therapy ban proposed by Michigan lawmakers
Michigan lawmakers introduced a package of bills Thursday that would prohibit conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth.
Montana GOP bars transgender lawmaker from 2023 session
Transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr was barred from participating on the House floor as Republican leaders voted Wednesday to silence her for the rest of 2023 session after she protested GOP leaders’ decision earlier in the week to silence her.
Nearly 1,500 books were banned in first half of school year: Report
PEN America recorded more book bans during the fall 2022 semester than in each of the prior two semesters.
CVS 'gender transition' guide says employees must use preferred pronouns, can use bathroom reflecting identity
In the guidelines obtained exclusively by FOX Business, employees are told they may be entitled to a medical leave of absence "under the Family and Medical Leave Act, state law, and/or CVS Health policy."
Walt Disney World to host world’s largest LGBTQ+ conference amid criticism from DeSantis
The decision to hold the conference in Florida was made in 2019, according to a spokesperson for Out & Equal.
Michigan Senate votes to add LGBTQ+ protections to Elliott Larsen Act
The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to expand the state's Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect LGBTQ+ people.
Efforts to enhance Michigan LGBTQ+ protections advance past senate committee
Sexual orientation and gender identity are a step closer to being included in Michigan's Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act, which protects people from discrimination in Michigan. It currently does not include LGBTQ+ protections.
Black Americans weigh in on what’s needed to overcome racial inequality
Many say key institutions would need to be rebuilt, and that voting is one of the most effective ways to bring about change.
3 Michigan cities get perfect score on Municipal Equality Index for supporting LGBTQ+ people
Three Michigan cities received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's 2022 Municipal Equality Index.
Black History Month 2023 theme highlights Black resistance in America
Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses the theme for Black History Month.
Slavery reparations: How the US can follow one town's effort to right dark past
Should Black Americans be compensated for generations of oppression? From local communities to the steps of Congress, a PBS documentary airing on this MLK Day highlights the debate over reparations for slave descendants.
What is King-Lee Day? History of the holiday still celebrated in 2 states
King-Lee Day was created to recognize two famed public figures: one, a civil rights leader and prolific orator and the other, a Confederate general.
Grandpa wears makeup in viral J&B Whisky commercial with a message
Spoiler alert! Tissues may come in handy for this Christmas ad from J&B Whisky’s latest campaign, which features a makeup-wearing grandfather and an unexpected twist.
Biden signs gay marriage bill at White House ceremony
President Joe Biden signed gay marriage legislation into law Tuesday before a crowd of thousands, a ceremony that reflected growing acceptance of same-sex unions.
Senate passes landmark same-sex marriage bill
The Senate has passed landmark bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages.
Colorado gay bar shooting suspect facing murder, hate crime charges
The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a sanctuary for the local LGBTQ community.
West Michigan library may close after voters reject millage over LGBTQ books
About 84% of the library's budget comes through a local tax that voters just rejected after conservative groups campaigned against renewing the millage.
Racism is a 'public health threat,' Biden says in new HIV/AIDS strategy
In its new HIV/AIDS strategy released Wednesday on the annual commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Biden administration is calling racism “a public health threat” that must be fully recognized as the world looks to end the epidemic.
What is critical race theory? Many struggle to define topic
Critical race theory has become a lightning rod for Republicans and an issue in the Virginia governor's race.
‘Loved and accepted just the way you are,’ Biden says on National Coming Out Day
The president released a statement to formally recognize National Coming Out Day, which began in 1988 to remember the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.