LGBT http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21644/all en Transgender Canadians barred from airline flights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/120210/transgender-ban-flying-air-canada HAMILTON, Canada — Transgender people are effectively barred from flying on Canadian flights due to an obscure rule change that came to light last week.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/120210/transgender-ban-flying-air-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Transgender rights Politics Canada Culture & Lifestyle Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:35:23 +0000 Bilbo Poynter 5691295 at http://www.globalpost.com New Jersey Assembly passes gay marriage bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120216/new-jersey-assembly-passes-gay-marriage-christie-veto <p> Same-sex marriage is legal in the District of Columbia and seven states, including Washington state, which passed its legislation just this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120216/new-jersey-assembly-passes-gay-marriage-christie-veto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Politics United States Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:05:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5692131 at http://www.globalpost.com Dharun Ravi declines to testify in Tyler Clementi webcam trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120312/dharun-ravi-testify-tyler-clementi-defense-rests-trial <p> The most serious charge Ravi faces is bias intimidation, which is considered a hate crime in New Jersey, according to the Christian Science Monitor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120312/dharun-ravi-testify-tyler-clementi-defense-rests-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT United States Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:46:59 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5695767 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's assault on 'gay' free speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120316/gay-rights-russia-battle-free-speech MOSCOW — Russian LGBTs say the message they are receiving from both the state and the Russian Orthodox Church is simple: Homosexuality may be legal, but stay out of public life.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120316/gay-rights-russia-battle-free-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Russia Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Khristina Narizhnaya 5696418 at http://www.globalpost.com Defense of Marriage Act: Green-card seekers sue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120403/defense-marriage-act-green-card-lawsuit-immigration-equality-doma <p> &quot;The families in today&#39;s lawsuit meet every qualification for immigration benefits, with the sole exception that they happen to be lesbian or gay,&quot; Rachel Tiven, executive director of Immigration Equality, said, according to the AP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120403/defense-marriage-act-green-card-lawsuit-immigration-equality-doma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Politics Culture & Lifestyle United States Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:59:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5699094 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-gay ads on London buses stopped by Mayor Boris Johnson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120413/anti-gay-ads-london-buses-stopped-mayor-boris-johnson <p> &ldquo;London is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and intolerant of intolerance,&rdquo; Johnson told the Guardian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120413/anti-gay-ads-london-buses-stopped-mayor-boris-johnson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Travel/Tourism World Leaders United Kingdom Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:19:43 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5700383 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay marine, sailor get engaged at California base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120427/gay-marine-sailor-get-engaged-at-california-base Though same-sex marriage was banned in California by Proposition 8, the two could get married in seven other US jurisdictions.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120427/gay-marine-sailor-get-engaged-at-california-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Americas Military War Politics United States Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:13:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5702118 at http://www.globalpost.com Homophobia linked to latent same-sex attraction: study (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/science/120429/homophobia-linked-same-sex-gay-attraction-study-video Participants that researchers identified as harboring latent same-sex attraction - 20 percent of the self-identified 'highly straight' group - were more likely to support harsh, anti-gay policies. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/science/120429/homophobia-linked-same-sex-gay-attraction-study-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Science Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:43:06 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5702335 at http://www.globalpost.com Reverend Billy Graham urges North Carolina to vote against gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120503/billy-graham-north-carolina-gay-marriage-amendment Billy Graham has urged North Carolina voters to ban gay marriage in the state's constitution, speaking out on the issue and planning to run full-page ads in 14 papers throughout the weekend. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120503/billy-graham-north-carolina-gay-marriage-amendment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Americas Politics World Religion United States Thu, 03 May 2012 20:27:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5703034 at http://www.globalpost.com Joe Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120506/joe-biden-gay-marriage-meet-the-press Vice President Joe Biden said that he is "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage during an interview with David Gregory on "Meet the Press" on Sunday. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120506/joe-biden-gay-marriage-meet-the-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Americas Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle United States Sun, 06 May 2012 20:10:51 +0000 Talia Ralph 5703300 at http://www.globalpost.com Against Me! singer Tom Gabel's lyrics chronicle long struggle with gender identity (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/against-me-tom-gabel-lyrics-transgender <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Against Me! punk rock band singer Tom Gabel, who came out as transgender to Rolling Stone, has been singing about his identity struggle for years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Talia Ralph </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Against Me! singer Tom Gabel has come out as transgender, and plans to begin the transition from male to female,<a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-gabel-of-against-me-comes-out-as-transgender-20120508"> the punk rock musician told Rolling Stone</a>&nbsp;Tuesday.</p> <p> Gabel&#39;s announcement is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender. The 31-year-old singer has been dealing with gender dysphoria for years, and has confronted gender identity in her lyrics for years, <a href="http://www.spin.com/articles/against-me-singer-tom-gabel-comes-out-transgender">Spin Magazine reported</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Here, we round up some of Gabel&#39;s most poignant hints that she was transgendered.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/against-me-tom-gabel-lyrics-transgender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Hollyworld United States Wed, 09 May 2012 17:43:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5703645 at http://www.globalpost.com Truvada, an HIV treatment pill, one step closer to being approved for prevention by FDA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120509/truvada-hiv-approval-fda-prevention Truvada, a pill long used to treat HIV, may be approved for use by healthy people to prevent the disease that causes AIDS. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120509/truvada-hiv-approval-fda-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Americas Health United States Wed, 09 May 2012 22:32:08 +0000 Talia Ralph 5703708 at http://www.globalpost.com DNC should move out of North Carolina in wake of Amendment One, say Democrats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120510/petition-move-dnc-out-north-carolina-amendment-one The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina in September — but some Democrats angered by the state's passage of Amendment One want to move the convention elsewhere. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120510/petition-move-dnc-out-north-carolina-amendment-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections LGBT Americas Elections Politics World Religion United States Thu, 10 May 2012 18:17:44 +0000 Talia Ralph 5703810 at http://www.globalpost.com ‘Gaydar’ is real, study says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/gaydar-real-study-plos-university-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A study published today in the science journal PLoS ONE suggests that ‘gaydar’ – the ability to detect whether someone is gay – may be a real skill. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samantha Stainburn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0036671">study published today</a> in the science journal PLoS ONE suggests that &lsquo;gaydar&rsquo; &ndash; the ability to detect whether someone is gay &ndash; may be a real skill, learned through exposure to a variety of gay and straight people, according to <a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/05/16/study-finds-gaydar-up-to-80-percent-accurate-on-sexuality">US News &amp; World Report</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/gaydar-real-study-plos-university-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Science Weird Wide Web Wed, 16 May 2012 21:18:08 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5704495 at http://www.globalpost.com Dr. Robert Spitzer, founder of the 'gay cure,' apologizes for his reparative therapy study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120518/dr-robert-spitzer-retracts-gay-cure-reparative-therapy-study Dr. Robert Spitzer, who some consider to be the father of modern psychiatry, has recanted his 2003 study that supported the use of reparative therapy to “cure” homosexuality. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120518/dr-robert-spitzer-retracts-gay-cure-reparative-therapy-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT Culture & Lifestyle Science Health United States Fri, 18 May 2012 21:00:01 +0000 Talia Ralph 5704789 at http://www.globalpost.com