Trump Cites Familiar Argument in Ban on Transgender Troops

Years of study have not produced much evidence to support President Trump’s claims that transgender members make it harder for the military to focus on “decisive and overwhelming victory.”

Sidebar: Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy

July 17, 2017 By ADAM LIPTAK Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the greatest judicial champion of gay rights in the nation’s history, will turn 81 on Sunday. Rumors that he would retire in June turned out to be wrong, but he will not be on the Supreme Court forever....

Federal Court Lifts Injunction on Mississippi Anti-Gay Law

By RICHARD FAUSSET June 22, 2017 A federal appeals court on Thursday lifted an injunction on a Mississippi law that grants private individuals and government workers far-reaching abilities to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...

Pride 2017: Defiant on the Dance Floor: L.G.B.T.Q. Night Life in New York, 2017

A year after the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, dance parties and events have roared back in New York City, in a celebration of community.

Pride 2017: Same-Sex Parents Still Face Legal Complications

Laws covering parenting can be contradictory around the country, especially with adoptions. Custody issues can emerge even years after a child is born.

Pride 2017: Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away

Pride 2017 By KIM SEVERSON June 19, 2017 People in the L.G.B.T.Q. community have had many gains to celebrate over the last decade. Marriage became legal. Caitlyn Jenner and others pushed open doors for transgender people. Oregon elected an openly bisexual...