LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other people often have special concerns or interests when travelling. This page lists three things: events and activities of special interest to, or targeted towards, LGBT travellers; destinations where being out as LGBT is acceptable; and destinations where it might be dangerous to travel if one's transgender status or nonheterosexual orientation is known. Some individuals and groups add other letters to explicitly include other groups "Q" for "queer" and "questioning", "I" for "intersex", "A" for "asexual", etc. Cities of all sizes hold gay pride parades or simply pride parades , festivals, and events.
Nine Texas colleges with religious ties — including four in the Dallas area — rank among the "absolute worst" for LGBT students, a national gay rights group said Monday. But schools can seek exemptions if they believe following the law would violate their religious beliefs. Most schools on the "shame list," as Campus Pride calls it, have asked for or received waivers from the U. Department of Education. They've typically done so in private, said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride , an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. His group used open-records laws to bring that information to light. The Education Department started posting the information on its site this year.
Yet surveying the various panel discussions left me confused. Gay people were once policed as criminal subversives, depicted in the popular culture as deviants, and pathologized by the medical establishment as mentally ill. Now most of America views homosexuality as benign. Only 30 years ago, 57 percent of Americans believed consensual gay sex should be illegal. Today, same-sex marriage has been achieved nationally, gays can serve openly in the military, and most gay people live in states that protect them from discrimination.
DALLAS AP — An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced when nude photos of him were anonymously sent to city hall. Cross Coburn was ousted as a councilmember in Groves, Texas, which is 92 miles kilometers east of Houston, during a recall election earlier this month. The lawsuit filed Nov.