The San Diego LGBT Community will celebrate Black History Month on February the 10th with the fourth San Diego Bayard Rustin Honors celebration. Rustin was a mentor to Martin Luther King and a champion of civil rights. In 2013 Bayard Rustin – who died in 1987 – was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom […]
The LGBT History Month Launch is a November tradition in the Diversity Calendar and it’s always held in a prestigious venue, but with 2017 being the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act we took it up a notch and held it in the Speaker’s Chamber at the Houses of Parliament. As guests of […]
US relationship counsellor Shannon Bradley-Colleary reveals in an article in the Huffington Post how her Bible Belt grandmother had a reality check when one of her daughters came out as a lesbian way back in 1988. Revealing her grandmother’s letter to her homophobic chaplain, in which she says ‘Denial was my middle name’, she shows […]
Stuart Milk is a global LGBT human rights activist and political speaker. He’s also the nephew of the late US civil rights campaigner Harvey Milk. Stuart’s Uncle Harvey was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, and was responsible for passing a gay rights ruling for the city of San […]
In a one-off Channel 4 documentary Dr Christian Jessen goes undercover to both investigate and undertake controversial gay ‘cures’ in the UK and the USA. Christian is shocked to find that not only are there people who believe that homosexuality is a disorder which should be cured, but that there is a growing number of […]
Profit before morals? How Nokia, Citi, Coca-Cola and Nike Treat Gay Employees in Russia – An investigation into whether multinational companies treat LGBT employees with the same equality principles as in their home countries yields surprising results. Many companies just do not want to talk about it
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The empowerment of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community is driven by accurate information. Below you will find the most helpful resources on the web, all in one place. From existing organizations to media outlets, legal services, GLBT-friendly politicians and colleges, you can find everything you need to become an empowered and active member of the GLBT community
The Numbers Game
Stats via Advocate and dosomething.org
1.42-percent of GLBT people have reported that they live in an environment that is either unwelcoming or dangers
2.Youth who identify at GLBT are more than TWICE as likely to be abused by classmates than their peers.
3.FOURTEEN states in the U.S. have granted marriage equality, while 35 states currently define any marriage outside that of a man and woman as illegal.
4.NINE million Americans define themselves at GBLT, which is almost FOUR-PERCENT of the adult population.
5.The GLBT community is a racially and ethnically diverse cross-section of the American population, with 25 PERCENT of all GLBT’s identifying as being non-white.
6.20-Percent of same-sex couples and SIX-PERCENT of kids in foster care are being raised by members of the GLBT community.
7.71,000 LGB are currently serving in the military with more than 1 MILLION veterans
8.90,000 same-sex couples have been married in the U.S. and another 120,000 have formed civil unions or domestic partnerships.
9.The annual divorce rate for same-sex couples and different-sex married couples is similar — about 2%.