Daily News Roundup, January 18, 2018

It’s Thursday, January 18, 2018 and here are the stories we’re talking about: Police investigate whether killing of student Blaze Bernstein was a ‘hate crime’ “Victims of homophobia kept me in the closet”, says Ricky Martin Trump sends letter to Log Cabin Republicans 300+ parents of trans children send letter opposing judicial nominees Lesbian YouTube star Chrissy Chambers wins ‘revenge porn’ case against ex-boyfriend, gets engaged to celebrate New report from MAP shows LGBTQ people battle daily discrimination Hospital fire in […] Read More

300+ Parents of Trans Children Send Letter Opposing Judicial Nominees

The National Center for Transgender Equality shared a letter, signed by more than 300 parents of trans youth, urging Senators to reject the nominations of Kyle Duncan and Matthew Kacsmaryk. Kacsmaryk is Deputy General Counsel to the First Liberty Institute, which litigates heavily for “religious freedoms” and against LGBTQ communities. As general counsel of Becket Fund, Duncan oversaw the successful Hobby Lobby challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s  mandate. Below is the letter: Dear Senators, We’re writing to you as parents, because we […] Read More

New report from MAP shows LGBTQ people battle discrimination daily, even when ordering lunch

According to a write-up by Jasmine Andersson for Pink News, a new report has revealed that LGBT people are suffering from bias and discrimination even in the minutiae of their daily routines in the United States. According to the report, laws protecting people from discrimination in public places based on sexual orientation and gender identity exist in only 19 states and the District of Columbia. A total of 34 percent of LGBT people who have experienced discrimination avoid public places such […] Read More