LGBT Issues News
Spike in mentally ill LA jail inmates leads to new policies
The Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles is one of the world's largest jail complexes, and it is home to about 4,000 mentally ill inmates
Ellen DeGeneres reflects on 'coming out' episode 20 years later
The talk show host dedicated an emotional episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres" show to the anniversary of this cultural milestone.
Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop
The top court for the United Methodist Church says an openly lesbian bishop can stay on the job for now.
Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban conversion therapy nationwide
This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 , which will ban treatments nationwide that target the LGBTQ community and claim to be able to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. The treatment, which is often referred to as
'Let It Fall': Lisa Phillips, an LAPD officer, remembers the day the riots broke out
In 1989, the year Lisa Phillips got her badge, she was one of only a handful of women in her graduating class with the Los Angeles Police Department. Phillips said that back then, she was living two lives: one, as openly gay; and the other, as a police officer who shared little to nothing of her
Denver moves to reduce jail sentences to avoid deportations
Denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to help some immigrants avoid deportation
Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage
A private North Carolina college is calling on faculty and staff to sign and live in accordance with a document which opposes same-sex marriage and abortion
Amazon's Alexa gets makeover as virtual fashion assistant
The "GMA" team of insiders analyzes some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
Heineken releases politically-charged commercial
Advertising executive Donny Deutsch weighs in on Heineken's new commercial that addresses feminism and transgender rights.
Heineken's political ad gets a very different response than Pepsi's ad
The beer company's "World's Apart" ad, which features strangers from opposing views coming together, is receiving praise over Pepsi's Kendall Jenner protest ad.