Supreme Court of the United States (2010)

The Year In LGBT Rights: Many Wins, So Many More To Go

It’s hard to believe that only a year has passed, but it’s true: on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two of the most important civil rights decisions in recent memory, when United States v….

Chrysler Group celebrates its products, people and culture at Detroit's Motor City Pride

Chrysler Takes To The Streets For Detroit’s Motor City Pride

In the automotive industry, Chrysler has become a leader on LGBT issues, and like other U.S. automakers, it consistently aces HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. Over the weekend, the company’s LGBT-friendliness was on view at Detroit’s Motor City Pride celebration. Chrysler sponsored…

Porsche Macan

Porsche Adds Protections For Gay & Lesbian Employees; Hyundai & Kia Only Two Automakers Left On Our Not-Gay-Friendly List

Good news from Nick Twork, Manager of Product Communications for Porsche Cars North America. Porsche has new protections and benefits for its lesbian and gay employees!

2013 Ford F-150

The Best-Selling Cars Among LGBT Consumers Are…

Yesterday, Auto News published an article about the increasing visibility of lesbians and gay men in auto ads. (Transfolk? Not so much, though you can glimpse them here and there.)

Hijra flashmob performing for a seatbelt safety campaign in India

The Most Trans-Friendly Seatbelt Safety Video That You’re Likely To See This Week

For decades, Americans have tended to lump the transgendered into two categories: transsexuals like Renée Richards and Christine Jorgensen, who’ve undergone sex reassignment surgery, and drag queens like RuPaul and Dame Edna, who wear the clothing of the “opposite” sex to entertain audiences and who may or may not be homosexual. (Drag kings are an entirely different ball of wax and, to be honest, have often been considered merely “eccentric” rather than transgender.)

LGBT rights in Texas

Toyota Moves To Texas: Are Its LGBT Employees Doomed To Lose Benefits? [UPDATED]

This week, Toyota announced plans to pack up its corporate headquarters in Torrance, California — its U.S. base of operations since 1956 — and move to Plano, Texas. The shift could prove a smart one for Toyota, but how will its LGBT employees fare in the Lone Star State?

Panorama of Paris, featuring the Pont des Arts (bridge of arts) and just behind, the pont Neuf (new bridge) and the île de la Cité. The institut de France (french institute) stands on the right, at the end of the pont des arts. The towers of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral can also be seen on the far behind. (Photo by Benh LIEU SONG)

Homophobic Uber Cab Driver In Gay Paris Gets Le Boot

Paris is a city of contrasts. On the one hand, it’s the magnificent City of Light. On the other, locals eat mayonnaise on their fries. (Which they refuse to call “French fries”, even though you’d think it would be a source of national pride. Then again, they don’t call their frites “freedom fries” either, so maybe it’s a draw.)

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Ford Continues Support Of Homophobic St. Patrick’s Day Parade, While Guinness, Heineken Pull Out

It’s St. Patrick’s Day — a day of shamrocks, green beer, and, depending on where you live, a heaping helping of homophobia.

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LGBT News: Chicago Cabbies Vow To Out Aldermen, Chrysler Crusades Against Bullying

We’re following two LGBT-related news items today — one of them odd, the other, just awesome. Just for kicks, let’s start with the odd.

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One’s Leading Homophobe, Bernie Ecclestone, Completely Agrees With Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Formula One racing CEO Bernie Ecclestone has told CNN that he’s totally in favor of Russia’s new laws prohibiting LGBT “propaganda” (whatever that means).