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NJ Lesbian Sheriff Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Her Department

NATIONAL | By Ryan Lynch | 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

NATIONAL | By Norm Kent | 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

POLITICS | By Jose Cassola | 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

POLITICS | By Christiana Lilly | 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

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | 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

FAMILY | By Ryan Lynch | 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

NATIONAL | By Ryan Lynch | 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

BUSINESS | By Brittany Ferrendi | 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

LOCAL | By John McDonald | 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

INTERNATIONAL | By Donyae Lewis | 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.

Russia Allows Rainbow Flags at 2018 FIFA World Cup

SPORTS | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 10, 2017

Russia will allow rainbow flags to be displayed during the 2018 FIFA World Cup despite a anti-gay propaganda law that makes the display of these symbols in public illegal.

Man's Fall From Cliff Ruled a Hate Crime 30 Years Later

CRIME | By Donyae Lewis | Dec 10, 2017

With his clothes folded neatly into a pile and student I.D. left out along with other miscellaneous items, young gay teen Scott Johnson fell to his death from a cliff in Sydney, Australia. The year was 1988.

God Goes Gender-Neutral... in Sweden

RELIGION | By Donyae Lewis | Dec 10, 2017

Is God a man? Or a woman? Or neither? Or both? Humans may never truly know the answer to that. But the Church of Sweden recently decided their God is going gender-neutral.

Marines' Punishment Included Forced Masturbation to Gay Pornography

INTERNATIONAL | By Donyae Lewis | Dec 10, 2017

A trial is currently underway for two British Royal Marine corporals who are accused of administering hazing punishments that included being whipped and forced to strip and masturbate to gay pornography.

First Openly Lesbian NBA Referee to Get Award

SPORTS | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 9, 2017

Violet Palmer, the first female referee in NBA history, will be awarded for her contributions as being an out women of color.

MSNBC News Anchor Apologizes after Homophobic Blog Posts Revealed

NATIONAL | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 9, 2017

MSNBC Anchor Joy Reid publically apologized Monday after a Twitter user found homophobic remarks on her blog.

Ad Campaign Points Up Dangers of SCOTUS Discrimination Case

FAMILY | By Donyae Lewis | Dec 9, 2017

"[T]he impact of such a decision wouldn't be limited to LGBT people; it could be used to allow discrimination against people of color, women, minority faiths, people with disabilities, and others."

Transgender Professor Awarded $1.1 Million in Discrimination Case

NATIONAL | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 9, 2017

A former University of Oklahoma professor was awarded over $1 million in damages after a jury found she was discriminated against for being transgender.

Sri Lankan Government Plans to Decriminalize Homosexuality

INTERNATIONAL | By Donyae Lewis | Dec 4, 2017

The country of Sri Lanka is making a progressive and monumental shift as they work to revise their laws to protect LGBT people.

Grindr Making Changes To Protect People In Anti-Gay Countries

PERSONAL TECH | By Donyae Lewis | Dec 3, 2017

The popular gay dating app will be teaming up with global free speech organization Article 19 to set safety precautions that will hopefully protect LGBT people living in the Middle East or Africa.

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