10 Reasons Laverne Cox Deserves To Be On the Cover of Entertainment Weekly’s LGBT Issue

Laverne Cox

By Alex Temblador Today we woke up and saw a beautiful and breathtaking Lady of Liberty on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s LGBT Issue: Laverne Cox. Titled “America’s Transformation,” the cover features Laverne Cox, actress and advocate for LGBT rights. This is a great honor for Cox considering that this is Entertainment Weekly’s first LGBT […]


India’s Acceptance, One Gay Matrimonial Ad at a Time

Harish Iyer

By Alex Temblador In the United States, the acceptance of gay marriage and homosexuality is usually measured by polls and Supreme Court rulings. However, is same-sex marriage acceptance measured the same way all across the globe? Well, for India, a gay matrimonial ad in a newspaper might just be the kind of acceptance that shows […]


How Jenner Being Awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award Could Change Sports Forever

Caitlyn Jenner

By Alex Temblador Since the beginning of this year, Caitlyn Jenner has been on a whirlwind of an adventure. She announced that she was transgender, underwent an amazing transition, and introduced the world to Caitlyn, her true identity, on the cover of Vanity Fair. We could not be any happier for her… or so we […]


Becoming Us, A Docu-series Platform For Trans Families

Becoming Us

By Alex Temblador Transgender characters on television isn’t particularly new. TransGeneration, The Real World, America’s Next Top Model, and Orange is the New Black are all television shows that featured transgender characters or transgender participants on reality shows. However, a new TV series has arrived on ABC Family that is a little different from the […]


Marriage Discrimination Banned in Guam

Guam marriage discrimination

By The Seattle Lesbian  Friday, District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood granted summary judgment for plaintiffs and banned enforcement of all laws in the U.S. Territory denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry.  Judge Tydingco-Gatewood’s ruling followed oral argument in the lawsuit challenging Guam’s marriage ban that private attorneys brought on behalf of Loretta […]


Updated: LGBT Discrimination Guide For Federal Workers

LGBT Discrimination laws

By The Seattle Lesbian  Wednesday, four Federal Government agencies with roles in ensuring fairness in the federal workplace released a guide on the rights and processes available to applicants and employees who allege sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination. The guide is being reissued after more than a decade and has been substantially revised to […]


Op-Ed By The Vice President On Ireland’s Vote For Marriage Equality

Vice President Biden visits Yokota

  The momentum builds to the Supreme Court decision in the United States on marriage equality.  It is a very exciting time around the world. The following is an op-ed by Vice President Biden featured in the Advocate, the Washington Blade, and Irish Central and The Seattle Lesbian. Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters […]


Mother of Transgender Child Angry About Petition to Strip Jenner’s Olympic Medals

Jenner medals

By Lisa J. Keating This morning, I came across a petition on Change.org aiming to strip Caitlyn Jenner of her Olympic medals. The petitioner is a woman named Jennifer Brandford. There is no information about who this person is and what vested interest she has by starting this petition. I’m very curious what Ms. Bradford will […]


Meet Midnighter: 1st Openly Gay Superhero to Headline A Comic Book Series


By Alex Temblador Comic books have a long history. The first comic book came out in 1933 and the comic book industry began in 1938. However, today comic books made history with DC Comics’ release of Midnighter. It’s the first time that a comic book will headline a gay superhero, a stunning move forward for […]