By Carlos A. BallGrimm’s lawsuit, and other cases like it such as the challenge to North Carolina’s so-called transgender bathroom law (also known as House Bill 2), is of great importance, because it addresses the question of whether transgender individuals are legally entitled to do something that everyone else is permitted to do, namely to use bathrooms (and similar facilities such as changing rooms) that match their gender identity. But cases like Grimm’s raise an even more fundamental and important question: whether federal law protects sexual and gender-identity minorities from discrimination to begin with.
By Michael Bronski Image from Flickr user Laverrue As we move into LGBTQ Pride month we are being met with a deluge of public discussions, events, breaking news stories, and potentially groundbreaking legal decisions that impact not only the queer...
National Coming Out Day reading recommendations from Beacon Press.
The Supreme Court's opinion in the DOMA case illustrates how it is the marriage equality side that truly has had the best interests of children at heart all along.
Opponents of marriage equality find themselves arguing both that the marriage debate is about children and that marriage doesn't matter to kids of LGBT parents.
Two cases being argued before the Supreme Court this week have the potential to tip the judicial scales in favor of greater legal equality for LGBT families.
It's time for the Supreme Court to hear a case that challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
A selection of excerpts from new and backlist Beacon LGBT titles.
The author of From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation discusses the Prop 8 ruling.
Links to analysis and a roundup of Beacon titles on LGBT rights.
A weekly review at some of Beacon's largest publicity hits this week.
Link Roundup: Take a look at how our authors have been celebrating and promoting their freedom this week.
As current events continue to shape world on a daily basis, our authors have become prominent voices in speaking for topics that that range from human rights to environmental conservation. Take a look at some of the attention our authors have been getting this past week.
Read Chapter 2 of Carlos Ball's new book From the Closet to the Courtroom.
Has President Obama lived up to Candidate Obama's campaign promises on LGBT rights?
Universal Issues and Unifying Words