Kansas Governor Sam Brownback would like to establish a new religious protection law to block LGBT rights.
The Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska decided that same-sex spouses of city employees will receive the same benefits as others.
The Municipal Council of Kansas City approved an ordinance to extend pension benefits to same-sex couples.
Since June 1st, the marriage equality law has come into effect in Illinois where same-sex couples can also apply for joint health insurance.
The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, will reimburse gay public workers because they pay federal tax that straight workers do not pay.
Kristene Chapa, one of the girl shot in Texas, is better and can now communicate.
Following the refusal of the governor of the New Jersey, Chris Christie, to sign a law allowing the marriage equality, 7 gay and lesbian couples decided to file a lawsuit against the State.
Every once in a while, I like to compile a list of news and articles I have come across in my research which may not have made it to become the basis for an Exploring Gender of the week. These articles can range through many sources, all revolving around some aspect of the trans* community but may also intersect with some other part of the LGBTQ* community as well. So here are the articles which have stood out over the past few weeks about a new trans* awareness campaign in DC, voter ID laws, a report on LGBTQ* characters on TV, and a follow up on health insurance for the trans* community: