Justice Department argues businesses can legally discriminate against transgender employees

“The court of appeals misread the statute and this Court’s decisions in concluding that Title VII encompasses discrimination on the basis of gender identity,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco said.

Today in Trump’s America: Protests erupt as Trump seeks to “define transgender out of existence”

The report sparked an outcry from Democrats and civil rights groups, who vowed to fight back against the policy with legal action and protests.

The Trump administration’s attempt to rewrite gender is not enough to erase trans existence

Trans people will exist regardless of what any government says.

Stories that Pay Off: Navigating the challenges of coming out at work

Transitioning at work, inclusivity in corporate America, discrimination in the office and more.

This Week in Food and Travel: The problem with the Weight Watchers rebrand

Weight Watchers' rebrand, women in the restaurant industry, issues of race in New York City's gay community and more.

The bar wanted a poster for drag night. But this one apparently wasn’t white enough.

Recent events surrounding allegations of racism at gay bars in New York City suggest there’s still much more to be accomplished when it comes to inclusivity.

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Congress passes spending bill nixing amendment that discriminated against LGBTQ adoption

If it had passed, the amendment would have allowed adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against parents based on their religious beliefs.

New Jersey GOP lawmaker under fire for saying orphanages are better than letting LGBTQ people adopt

“There are many others who would like to adopt who can acquire a child,” Smith told a student about why he thinks LGBT people are not as worthy as heterosexual people to adopt.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: John Legend on criminal justice reform; Wade Davis on the NFL and LGBTQ issues

In this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we talk with John Legend about unemployment among formerly incarcerated people and with Wade Davis about the lack of out gay players in the NFL.

The State Department has quietly updated its language on gender markers for passports

It's a move that advocates for the transgender community say is confusing and frightening.

Pro Tips: Drag queens on packing for multiple cities — and the items they always carry on

We talked to drag queens for their best packing tips — from transporting fragile items to always having extra outfits and wigs.

This week in food and travel: Chefs on the impact of ICE raids on their businesses

How ICE raids impact foods businesses, and other restaurant, travel and food news from the week.

Inside MeMe’s Diner, the New York restaurant that’s become a gathering spot for queer people

MeMe’s Diner is New York’s queer-owned and alcohol-optional space for LGBTQ communities.
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Hong Kong now grants visas to same-sex expat couples — but doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage

Hong Kong's top court ruled that the same-sex spouses of working expats will now be able to get a visa to live in the semiautonomous city.

Nearly half of LGBTQ employees are not out at work. One out leader hopes to change that from within.

More than 30% of LGBTQ individuals surveyed reported feeling depressed or unhappy at work.

This is the future of LGBTQ travel

We asked a panel of LGBTQ travel experts to envision what travel looks like in 2030, from inclusive beach getaways to international escapes.

Why a gay bar denied entry to a blind queer person — and how to improve spaces for disabled people

Even the most progressive spaces can sometimes still have trouble with inclusivity.
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Mic Daily: Contamination at Camp Lejeune, Trump doubles down on family separations and more

Every day, 'Mic' brings you important stories from around the world that fuel conversation.

The second episode of ‘Pose’ sheds light on transphobia in the gay community

Though 'Pose' is set in the 1980s, the second episode tackles something all too familiar in 2018.

LGBTQ equality in corporate America: Where are all the queer CEOs?

The age of marriage equality has pressured companies to become more inclusive, but leadership is still often dominated by straight white men.

This week in food and travel: Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Every industry has its challenges, but this week we’ve been reminded of how difficult the food world can be, for both everyday restaurant workers and well-known figures.

A large percentage of LGBT people rely on food stamps. If Trump’s bill passes, more will go hungry.

The myth of gay affluence overshadows the fact that LGBT people are disproportionately food insecure.

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’ is the history lesson this generation of queer people desperately needs

The new FX show features the largest cast of LGBTQ characters on any mainstream scripted television series — ever.

Queer in the kitchen: A frank look at the challenges for LGBTQ chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs

In an industry that's known for hospitality, restaurants and bars can still be uncomfortable places for marginalized individuals.

Antarctica will hold its first-ever Pride Month event in June

Ten employees of McMurdo Station kicked off the celebration by posing with a rainbow flag in April — while there was still daylight in Antarctica.

GLAAD just published its annual report on LGBTQ representation in film for 2017 — and it’s bleak

It was the straightest year in film since 2012, when GLAAD starting tracking this data.

‘Deadpool 2’ has 2 out queer characters — a first for superhero movies — but don’t get your hopes up

Other superhero movies have featured characters who are queer in their source material, but this is the first time it's been mentioned on-screen.

Troye Sivan’s new song “Bloom” is the rare pop anthem that’s explicitly about gay sex

"It's about flowers," Troye Sivan said unconvincingly.

Janelle Monáe comes out as queer in ‘Rolling Stone’ cover story

Sorry, vultures: She still won't say whether she's dating Tessa Thompson IRL.