Donald Trump

  • Bridget Everett's 'P*ssy Grabs Back' Raises Funds for Planned Parenthood

    (EDGE) Comic cabaret singer and one-woman wrecking force Bridget Everett has released a new musical track, "Pussy Grabs Back," and is dedicating all proceeds from the sale of the single to Planned Parenthood.

  • Bush-Era Official Accused of 'Gay Witch Hunts' Hired by Trump Admin

    (EDGE) A top official for the George W. Bush administration, who was reportedly involved in purging gay employees at the time, has been hired to the Trump administration, according to ProPublica.

  • Caitlyn Jenner Invited to Trump’s Inauguration

    An unidentified source has toldLGBTQ News that Caitlin Jenner, former Olympian and transgender reality television star, has been invited to Donald Trump’s Presidential inauguration.

  • Church Forgives Gay Organist Accused of Painting Pro-Trump, Anti-Gay Graffiti on Church

    (EDGE) The bizarre case of the gay Indiana church organist who admitted to painting pro-Trump, anti-semitic and anti-gay graffiti on the church where he works, took an interesting turn last week. Although he has been dismissed from his position, officials from St. David's Episcopal Church have offered the troubled 26-year-old organist turned vandal "a path to reconciliation and possible future re-employment."

  • Clinton Blasts Trump for Actions Against LGBT Rights

    (WB) Hillary Clinton lambasted President Trump on Thursday evening for actions his administration has taken against LGBT rights as the 100-day mark of his time in office approaches, saying gains made by the LGBT community “may not be as a secure as we once expected.”

  • Clinton Focuses on Healing, Trump on Emails in Final Hours

    (AP) With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump struck strikingly different tones as they moved into the final hours of a volatile, nearly two-year-long presidential campaign.

  • Clinton Pledges to Work with Trump

    (CNN) A somber Hillary Clinton made her concession speech Wednesday, telling supporters and campaign staff members in New York City that she was proud of their effort and pledged to work with President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Clinton Strong, Trump Baffles in First Debate

    Hillary confident, while opponent meanders

  • Clinton, Trump Close To Capturing Nominations

    As the U.S. Presidential campaign enters the summer season, both major political parties are turning their attention to the national conventions.

  • Clinton, Trump Spar Over Orlando

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday that LGBT people should support his proposal to ban Muslims from the U.S. because Islamic groups promote violence against gays.

  • Coalition Urges Senators to Reject Latest Trumpcare Bill

    (EDGE) A coalition of 115 groups that includes numerous LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS service organizations sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressing opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill that many fear will take healthcare away from millions of Americans, including LGBTQ individuals and those living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Column: Build That Wall!

     

    We hear the chanting. We hear the rhetoric. We are beginning to realize the need and the importance. We are beginning to understand that to do nothing is no longer an option. The problem is on the rise. The invaders are causing havoc and destruction. The chanting is growing louder and louder, Build the Wall, Build the Wall. 

  • Column: Dear Mr. TrumPutin

    Congratulations! Up until now, it has been surprisingly easy to get to this point and I'm sure your ego is extremely happy.  You are entitled to enjoy your fifteen minutes of elation.

  • Column: Local Prominent Trump Supporter Pushes Back Against Advocate

    When I was speaking Los Angeles recently calling on President Donald Trump to keep his pledge to respect state’s rights on the question of medicinal marijuana I was interviewed by a local blogger named Jeff4Justice. I should have sensed a ringer when his first three questions were disjointed and benign but then he unloaded his "gotcha question" asking about my sexual orientation. “Are you bi-sexual?” he barked.

  • Column: Trump Fans Told My Mom to Go Fuck Herself

    On August 20th, Donald Trump visited Fredericksburg, Virginia. My mother and sister were verbally assaulted. “Go fuck yourselves!” men screamed at them as they stood outside peacefully with an anti-racism sign. Obscene gestures and shouts of “Idiots!” and “Go home!” from car windows. The latter was possibly a racist attack on my Latina sister. “Build that wall!” most certainly was.

  • Congress Members Demand Proof Trump Had Pentagon Support on Trans Troop Ban

    114 members of Congress pushed for evidence from President Donald Trump that he has support from head military officials on his ban of transgender military members.

  • Democratic Senator to Bring Transgender Soldier to Donald Trump’s State of The Union Address

    At Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address, Joe Kennedy will bring a transgender military veteran of 19 years.

  • Disheartened by Trump, Inspired by Adam

    First things first: these three women really love Adam Lambert. They love his music, his fashion, his philanthropy and his support of the LGBT community. They love his message of “resisting with unity, visibility, truth, inclusion, acceptance and most importantly, love.”

    If you’ve forgotten the story of the outspoken Lambert, it largely begins with American Idol.

    Lambert, 36, rose to fame on the reality TV show in 2009 as a runner up to winner Kris Allen. During the season, photos of him kissing another man surfaced, causing quite a stir. (It’s doubtful many would care much today). After the kiss, Lambert would confirm what many already knew or suspected – that he’s gay.

    Since American Idol, Lambert has enjoyed a fair amount of musical success, but is also known for giving to charity and motivating his fans to do the same. He has donated to and raised money for many LGBT-related groups, including The Trevor Project, and has performed concerts for causes like HIV/AIDS awareness. His post-reality TV professional life is full of LGBT advocacy and activism.

    He’s visited Florida many times and was the headline performer at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival in 2013, when he was also given the key to the city.

    ‘Vital’ Straight Allies

    The Glambert Angels are led by founders Carter Setterlund of Ontario, Canada, (an LGBT ally since a trip to Key West in 1989); Jen Olszanowski from Douglassville, Pennsylvania, (ally and member of gun reform group Moms Demand Action); and Ana Sliman of Great Mills, Maryland, (ally and social justice and animal activist).

    After the three women met on Lambert’s fan website, they started gifting his music to different individuals and groups.

    However, now their main focus is to promote and encourage LGBT allies to be active for youth causes. Their website has a resource page for allies.

    “Allies have always been vital to the advancement of equality and activism for the LGBTQ community,” Setterlund said. “But now … we do feel that it is even more so crucial for allies to make the move from being passive allies to being active and vocal allies.” 

    Setterlund believes LGBT equality cannot be achieved without the support of straight allies. She cites the changes brought about by the Civil Rights Movement and Women’s Rights Movement as examples.

    “[They] weren't made solely by black individuals or solely by women. Everyone who believes in equality needs to stand in solidarity,” she said.

    The urgency has been ramped up by the election of Trump, she said.

    “Much of the progress that has been made in regard to LGBTQ equality is being eroded by the Trump Administration,” Setterlund said. “After Trump and [Vice President Mike] Pence won the 2016 election, we knew that we needed to lend our support to those that were going to be affected by this administration.”

    The Trump Administration has not only signed a transgender military ban, but has cut back on health care protections for trans people. Soon after his term began, the president also rescinded protections for transgender students, which had allowed them to use bathrooms that matched with their gender identity.

    “We wondered if the Trump Administration even took the time to consider what this would do to trans children. How this would make them feel? How would this increase bullying of trans youth? Because we knew that this would have such a negative impact, we wanted to do what we could to show trans youth that they do matter,” Setterlund said.

    Support, Action

    Setterlund said the Portland, Maine-based Trans Youth Equality Foundation have been in desperate need of sponsorships so trans youth could attend its summer camp.

    “Back in 2015, when we were contacting LGBTQ youth organizations to gift Adam's music to, we discovered that several of these organizations were struggling to remain open,” Setterlund said.

    The Glambert Angels have funded four TYEF scholarships so far.

    “They do many of the typical summer camp activities, but these camps also provide guidance, education and support,” Setterlund said. “The camps give youth a chance to talk about the biases they face and the effect it has on them. Most of the campers have never met another trans child. These camps are places where the children feel totally accepted – the camps are vital and need support, both financially and in the way of volunteers.”

    For more, search for Glambert Angels online or go to Facebook.com/GlambertAngels.

  • Donald Trump Plans To Stop Protections for Transgender Prisoners

    Transgender inmates in the US may soon be facing a change in policy by President Donald Trump.

  • Donald Trump to Allow Doctors to Deny Transgender People Service

    President Donald Trump will soon let doctors deny service to transgender patients service as part of religious exemption.