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Tragic! Here We Go: Church of England Votes to Welcome and Affirm Transgender People; Top Bishop Declares Homosexuality is ‘Not a Sin’

The General Synod of the Church of England has officially passed a motion welcoming and affirming transgender people to the church. A top bishop also declared that being LGBT is "not a sin." (more…)

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Here We Go: Homosexual Mega-Donor Says Next Goal is to ‘Punish the Wicked’ People Who Have Opposed Homosexual Marriage

A prominent LGBT activist who has donated more than anyone else to LGBT causes has said that "wicked" people who advocate for laws protecting the religious freedom of conservative Christians to act in accordance with their views on marriage and sexuality need to be "punished." (more…)

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U.S. Military Chiefs Ask for 6-Month Delay on Policy Allowing Transgender People to Enlist

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. (more…)

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Texas Close to Passing Bill Requiring Transgender People to Use Public Bathrooms According to Gender on Birth Certificates

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. (more…)

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731 People in New York Have Changed Gender on Their Birth Certificates in the Last 2 Years, the Youngest is a 5-Year-Old Child

New York City health officials say they've changed the gender listed on 731 birth certificates since January 2015. (more…)

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New Study Claims Transgender People Attend Church More Than Heterosexuals

A new study released this week shows that nearly half of transgender people who identify as Christians call themselves "evangelical" and "born again" and are the group most likely to attend religious services regularly. (more…)

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Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Who Signed State’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Says He Can’t Find Work Because People Think He’s a Bigot

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, who was defeated in his reelection campaign this past November, now says he's having trouble finding jobs in the private sector because of the backlash against the state's controversial "bathroom bill." (more…)

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Texas Senate Committee Approves Bill Restricting Access to Public Bathrooms for Transgender People

A Texas Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would restrict access to public bathrooms for transgender people after hundreds of people lined up to testify on legislation that critics said promotes discrimination. (more…)

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Texas Introduces Bill That Limits Public Bathroom Access for Transgender People

A Texas Republican state senator introduced legislation on Thursday to limit public restroom access for transgender people, despite warnings from a business group that the measure would hurt the Texas economy because it was discriminatory. (more…)

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President-elect Trump Picks Ken Blackwell, Who Happens to be Black and Is Against Homosexuality and Homosexual Marriage, as His Domestic Policy Adviser; We at BCNN1 See This as a Good Thing and a Signal That Some of the Foolishness That President Obama Has Done in This Country Regarding the Government Sanctioning Homosexuality and Homosexual Marriage Has Not Been Accepted by All, But Amy Ellis Nutt and Others See This as a Negative

Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. (more…)

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Airbnb to Meet With Civil Rights Leaders for Ideas to Combat Discrimination

Facing growing complaints of racial bias, Airbnb is scheduled to meet with civil rights leaders in Washington, D.C., this week, to seek ideas on how the popular home-sharing service can combat discrimination. (more…)

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