LGBTQ

Judge Hears Arguments in Democratic Party Leadership Dispute

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Montgomery heard arguments Tuesday in the ongoing legal fight over control of the Alabama Democratic Party. U.S. District Judge Austin Huffaker Jr. heard arguments centering on whether new 2019 bylaws — which led to the election of new party leaders — violated an agreement that settled a 1989 lawsuit over Black representation…

LGBTQ Supporters Protest Against Bills Involving Transgender Youth

On Tuesday, LGBTQ Alabamians and supporters gathered outside the Alabama State House to protest the House Bill 1, Senate Bill 10, and House Bill 319, pertaining to transgender children and student athletes. “Our hope is to come out here, be in their faces while they’re pulling into the parking lot,” said one protester, “so they know that we don’t want…

Chick-fil-A No Longer Seeking Lease at Texas Airport After Legal Battle Over Anti-LGBTQ Donations

Chick-fil-A says it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio International Airport, even though the Texas city relented and agreed to let it do so after more than a year of legal wrangling. The San Antonio City Council blocked the chain from opening a restaurant at the San Antonio International Airport early last year, because Chick-fil-A’s…

Vigil Honors Hate Crime Victims

The annual Vigil for Victims of Hate and Violence brought dozens of supporters out to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Montgomery Sunday. The vigil honors Billy Jack Gaither, who was reportedly beaten and burned for being a homosexual in Sylacauga 1999. Since that day, a vigil has been held every year– to remember Gaither and other victims of hate crimes….

Local Churches release statements regarding United Methodist Church Proposed Split

Last weekend the United Methodist Church made headlines, when a group proposed that the 13 million member strong denomination split. The proposal is centered around same sex marriage and the inclusion of LGBTQ clergy, which is prohibited by the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist. A group of 16 representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups around the country released…

Law Enforcement Raids Pride Event

This weekend marks fifty years since police raided the New York City Stonewall Inn. It launched the modern gay rights movement. Saturday night, law enforcement raided an LGBTQ event in downtown Montgomery Entertainment with drag performers was minutes from getting started last night when witnesses say law enforcement officers came in and shut things down. “It was all at like…

Alabama (& 28 other States) Rank Low in Laws Protecting LGBTQ Persons

Many of the low ranking states are in The South.

The Human Rights Campaign is out with a ranking of the states based on the laws they have protecting LGBTQ persons. And Alabama is among the states ranked as not providing “basic equality” Those states are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South…