Stonewall named national monument
US President Barack Obama attended the dedication of the Stonewall Inn in New York City on Monday as the country’s first national monument to LGBT rights. The inn was the starting point of legendary riots in 1969 that sparked the modern gay rights movement. Meanwhile, the Washington Post writes about the contested history of the riots, including the theory they were partly sparked by the death of Judy Garland.
Why bi men stay in the closet
In a new study, researchers at Columbia university look at why bi men don’t disclose their sexual orientation, especially to female partners. Men reported experiencing extreme stigma for being bi, and being worried it would destabilize romantic relationships.
How Brexit could threaten international LGBT rights
At BuzzFeed, J Lester Feder writes that Britain’s planned exit from the European Union could be a threat to LGBT rights worldwide. Not only could the move bring the EU’s gay rights advocacy to a halt, but also signal Britain’s lack of commitment to gay communities in the Commonwealth.
US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion restrictions
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 decision that Texas laws restriction abortion clinics are unconstitutional. The laws demanded clinics meet high regulatory standards that effectively made them impossible to run. The court ruled that these standards had nothing to do with health, and everything to do with antagonism towards women’s constitutional right to abortion.
Everywhere to go this summer
The New York Times has written a handy list of all the LGBT events worth checking out in the United States this summer, from Cape Cod’s Bear Week to Portland Latino Gay Pride.