CNN: Trump Appointee Resigns From Americorps After Racist, Sexist, Anti-Muslim And Anti-LGBT Comments Revealed

(Photo: Carl Higbie) Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government’s volunteer service organization after a CNN KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio, reports CNN. Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and conservative media personality, was a surrogate for Trump…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Condemns Republican Administration’s Attack on Safe, Accessible Healthcare

(Photo:  Lorri L. Jean)   In response to the Republican Administration’s directive to the Department of Health and Human Services to allow healthcare workers to refuse perform, accommodate, or assist with health-care services based on personal objections, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement:   “We join with the true…

More Stars Have Joined Women’s March Los Angeles Lineup

(Photo: Viola Davis) Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, and Allison Janney will be among the thousands of men and women participating in the Los Angeles Women’s March in downtown L.A. on Saturday, reports Variety. Elizabeth Banks, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, Kamala Harris, and Mary Steenburgen will also take…

Trump: Healthcare Workers Can Refuse To Treat LGBT People

The Trump administration will announce an overhaul of the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don’t want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections, reports Politico. Under a proposed rule — which…

HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings. Twenty-Seven States Are In The Lowest-Rated Category.

(Photo: HRC President Chad Griffin) The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute have released their annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive state-by-state report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws.…

MLK Day: King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism

(Photo: Martln Luther King Jr.) Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, reports US News & World Report. In Washington, King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, criticized Trump, saying, “When a president…

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan, 46, Has Died

(Photo: Dolores O’Riordan) The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, 46, has died suddenly at a hotel in London, her publicist has confirmed, reports the Daily Mail. The Irish rock star, who has recently been performing with a band called D.A.R.K, was staying in London while recording. Her publicist did not comment on how she died, other than…

Arrest Made In Murder of Local Trans Activist Viccky Gutierrez

(Photo: Viccky Gutierrez) The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a suspect in the murder of an L.A. transgender woman, reports The Advocate. The LAPD-FBI Fugitive Task Force detained Kevyn Ramirez, 29, this past Thursday for the death of Viccky Gutierrez, who is believed to have died in a fire of suspicious origin this week. “West Bureau Homicide investigators…

Anna Wintour, Vogue, Cut Ties With Mario Testino And Bruce Weber Amid Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

(Photo: Mario Testino, via twitter) The New York Times is reporting numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against famed fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber, reports New Now Next. A total of 15 former and active male models who worked with Weber, 71, have come forward to tell the Times personal stories about “unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behavior”…