The White House has recently appointed Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as their primary LGBT liaison, making her the first openly transgender person in this role.
With the advances of the LGBT cause hanging in a balance, President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland for the post of Supreme Court justice.
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren called on delaying Republican senators to "do their job" on selecting a nominee for the US Supreme Court.
The Human Rights Campaign released a report warning of an alarming wave of anti-trans state bills nationwide for this year.
The Center for American Progress has called for humanitarian parole to help reunite LGBT people separated by discriminatory laws in their countries.
As far as the Republican Party is concerned, you can't really expect much from the Republican candidates when it concerns LGBT issues.
With the US presidential election this November, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in favor of advancing LGBT rights further.
The US Marine Corps is instituting some major changes to address the gender gap, even as the US military opens its frontline combat positions to women.
A couple of LGBT surveys have come out this year, detailing the current state of the LGBT struggle as well the state of the LGBT community itself in the US.
A targeted backlash from legislators and activists against the LGBT community via a number of anti-transgender 'bathroom bills' is coming.