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Britain’s Top LGBT+ Rights Group Draws Fire Over Trans Rights

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)—Britain’s leading LGBT+ rights group was attacked on Thursday for stifling debate as opinion split over whether the rights of trans women were compatible with those of other women. The debate has raged in recent months and was rekindled when a group of high-powered campaigners wrote to the Times newspaper to lambast…

New York Islanders Become First Professional Sports Franchise to Participate in Network’s National Coming Out Day Campaign

LGBT Network President/CEO David Kilmnick and New York Islanders Co-Owner Jon Ledecky announced a major anti-bullying partnership in over 200 Long Island and New York City Schools. This historic announcement was made on National Coming Out Day (NCOD) October 11. Over 85 percent of LGBT students report daily verbal harassment in schools, with one-in-three LGBT…

Florida’s Most Famous Gayborhood Invests in Homes for Gay Seniors

MIAMI (Thomson Reuters Foundation)—Builders are preparing to break ground on Florida’s first affordable housing project for elderly LGBT+ residents, one of several specialist homes emerging nationwide, from Los Angeles to Chicago, with the backing of gay community centers. The notion that the LGBT+ population in the United States is wealthy and can afford to retire…

LGBT Network Has Record-Breaking National Coming Out Day Campaign

The LGBT Network launched its largest community organizing effort in the organization’s 25-year history – National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Campaign on Thursday October 11th #weartheribbon. More than 430 organizations, businesses, schools, athletic teams, government officials and others, along with a record half million people participated in the LGBT Network’s 17th annual NCOD Campaign across…

LGBT Network Cohosts 7th Annual Trans-Latinx March

On Monday, July 9th, the LGBT Network joined hundreds, marching to celebrate diversity and raise awareness in the Jackson Heights community. While the Jackson Heights neighborhood has one of the largest LGBT Communities in New York City, the trans community remains vulnerable to discrimination, hate and violence. Transgender individuals face prejudice not only from the…

Over 200 youth rocked the first ever LGBT Network Queens/NYC Youth Summit

On, April 20th, over 200 youth flooded CUNY School of Law in Long Island City to make history at the first ever LGBT #GetJustice Youth Summit! The LGBT activism and advocacy conference educated and empowered students, educators, professionals, health and human service providers, and other members of the community. The Summit offered attendees an in-depth…

LGBT Network Opens Community Center in Long Island City

On February 1st, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Public Advocate Tish James and dozens of other dignitaries, city agencies, the NYPD, FDNY and LGBT Network President David Kilmnick to officially open the new 4,000 sq. ft. Queens LGBT Center in Long Island City Queens with…

Gay Indian prince throws open palace doors to vulnerable LGBT people

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The only openly gay prince in India – where same sex relations are illegal – is throwing open his palace doors to lesbians, gays, transgender and other Indians shunned for their sexuality. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, heir apparent to the throne of Rajpipla in western Gujarat state, said it was…

Heterosexual employees can’t claim reverse discrimination when federal law doesn’t shield gays, lesbians – judge

As advocates for LGBTQ employees push to reverse appellate rulings that they’re not protected against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a Louisiana federal judge held that a heterosexual employee who was fired after she posted an anti-LGBTQ comment on Facebook cannot claim reverse discrimination or retaliation at the hands of her LGBTQ…