A petition, which has already received more than 5,000 signatures, is asking the liberal news commentators to stop making cheap jokes at the expense of the transgender community, citing such humor as contributing to the perpetuation of exclusion, harassment, and violence against transgender people.
All Out, an online political mobilizing network dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ rights worldwide through social media platforms, is the latest to join the fight against corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi.
A petition from Change.org and spearheaded by New Jersey’s Francesco Pascuzzi is making the Internet rounds asking that the organization behind the Miss Universe pageant not host the 2013 event in Russia.
An openly gay 11-year-old, Marcel Neergaard, of Tennessee has started a petition on MoveOn.org, together with his parents, to revoke the ‘education reformer of the year’ award given to an anti-gay figure.
A Chicago resident has put out a petition trying to ban Illinois politicians from participating in the 44th annual Pride parade because of the recent failure to pass the state’s gay marriage bill.
Transgender student Issak Oliver Wolfe has been receiving positive support from his community in York County, Pennsylvania during his transition, but his school principal has put the 18-year-old in a situation he calls humiliating.
Jacob Rudolph, who gained Internet notoriety in January after his father posted a video of the boy coming out to his high school, created a petition to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in New Jersey. The petition has garnered over 100,000 signatures since its launch in the last week of February, and supports legislation put forward by Democratic Senator Raymond J. Lesniak.
A new online petition has already received over 1,000 signatures online in calling on the European Council to ban Russia over its treatment and statements on LGBT issues. The organizers of the online petition have said they hope to garner at least 3,000 signatures in an effort to put pressure on the Council.
For the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, over 65 LGBT groups joined The Pledge for Full LGBT Equality appealing for full and equal protection under federal nondiscrimination laws nationally for 2014.