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Virtual-Creating-Change-rescheduled-for-March-19-20

  Virtual Creating Change rescheduled for March 19-20

-- From a press release

Jan. 20, 2022—Washington, D.C.: The National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change conference, which was recently changed to a virtual format due to the on-going impact of the COVID pandemic, will now be held March 19-20. Over ...


 
Failure-to-enact-Freedom-to-Vote-is-a-blow-to-vulnerable-groups

  Failure to enact Freedom to Vote is a blow to vulnerable groups

-- From a press release

From Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund: "The failure to enact the Freedom to Vote, John R. Lewis Act is a profound blow to our Democracy. The inability to ensure ...


 
Revrys-Black-History-Month-of-LGBTQ-First-Films-and-Series-celebrates-Black-stories

  Revry's Black History Month of LGBTQ-First Films and Series celebrates Black stories

-- From a press release

Los Angeles - This Black History Month, Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Over 35% of Revry's audience is ...


 
Sinema-under-fire-from-LGBTQ-groups-for-voting-rights-stance

  Sinema under fire from LGBTQ+ groups for voting-rights stance

Some LGBTQ+-rights organizations have criticized U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona)—a member of the community—after her stance on voting rights. Sinema and fellow Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, have ...


 
NCAA-updates-trans-related-policies-

  NCAA updates trans-related policies

The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees (IOC), POLITICO reported. Under the new guidelines, approved ...


 
Gilead-Patients-received-fake-HIV-drugs-

  Gilead: Patients received fake HIV drugs

Gilead Sciences Inc said an unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers sold pharmacies more than $250 million of counterfeit versions of its HIV treatments over the last two years, endangering patients, Reuters reported. The drugmaker ...


 
Nominations-announced-for-33rd-Annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards

  Nominations announced for 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

-- From a press release

New York, NY - Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-Foundation-releases-new-data-on-the-LGBTQ-wage-gap

  Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases new data on the LGBTQ+ wage gap

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-celebrates-advances-in-LGBTQ-policies-one-year-into-Biden-Harris-administration

  Human Rights Campaign celebrates advances in LGBTQ+ policies one year into Biden-Harris administration

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — One day before the one year anniversary of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrates the advances that have been made in LGBTQ+ ...


 
Fashion-icon-Andre-Leon-Talley-dies-at-73

  Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley dies at 73

Andre Leon Talley—the fashion icon and former creative director of Vogue magazine—died Jan. 18 at age 73. Details were not immediately revealed. In addition to his agent, Talley's Instagram account confirmed Talley's passing, noting that ...


 
LGBTQ-rights-activist-Jim-Obergefell-announces-political-run

  LGBTQ+-rights activist Jim Obergefell announces political run

Jim Obergefell—the LGBTQ+-rights activist and named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide—announced Jan. 18 that he is launching a bid for the Ohio state House, CNN.com reported. "I took a history-ma ...


 
Texas-anti-trans-youth-sports-law-goes-into-effect

  Texas' anti-trans youth sports law goes into effect

A new Texas law bars transgender student athletes from competing on school sports teams that align with their gender identity, Houston Public Media reported. House Bill 25 is one of several laws that went into effect ...


 
Natl-Black-Justice-Coalition-celebrates-openly-LGBTQ-SGL-NAACP-Image-Award-nominees-

  Nat'l Black Justice Coalition celebrates openly LGBTQ+/SGL NAACP Image Award nominees

-- From a press release

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the historic number of openly Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the NAACP Image Awards. The Image ...


 
Rabbi-taken-hostage-in-Texas-LGBTQ-friendly-synagogue-expresses-thanks

  Rabbi taken hostage in Texas LGBTQ-friendly synagogue expresses thanks

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who was among the four hostages freed Jan. 15 from a Dallas-area synagogue, said there was "no question" the experience was traumatic, and thanked the community and world for the prayers and love, ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Music-festivals-Murray-Bartlett-Reese-Witherspoon-author-David-Sedaris

  SHOWBIZ Music festivals, Murray Bartlett, Reese Witherspoon, author David Sedaris

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival revealed the lineup for this year's festival, taking place June 16-19 on the Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, a press release noted. Highlights will include performances by Tool, J. Cole, Stevie ...


 
NATIONAL-Lambda-Legal-Penn-citys-change-couple-on-the-run-Bayard-Rustin

  NATIONAL Lambda Legal, Penn. city's change, couple on the run, Bayard Rustin

Lambda Legal filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc. on behalf of a former employee who was fired after they and other Dallas Arboretum ...


 
Veterans-Administration-health-records-now-display-gender-identity

  Veterans Administration health records now display gender identity

-- Press release from The American Veterans for Equal Rights

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs began including gender identifiers in its national medical record system in December 2021 to help VA providers better understand and meet the health care needs of Veterans. Providing this ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-Action-Fund-ED-urges-action-on-voting-rights

  National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund ED urges action on voting rights

-- From a press release

"The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund urges the U.S. Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Voting rights are a cornerstone of our democratic process and ...


 
Plaintiff-in-historic-Florida-marriage-equality-lawsuit-found-dead

  Plaintiff in historic Florida marriage-equality lawsuit found dead

In Florida, Jorge Diaz-Johnston was recently found dead in a Jackson County landfill, ABC News reported. Diaz-Johnston, 54, was reported missing on Jan. 3 near his workplace and police are investigating his death as a homicide, ...


 
Amariey-Lej-20-year-old-Black-trans-woman-killed-in-Pennsylvania-

  Amariey Lej, 20 year old Black trans woman, killed in Pennsylvania

-- From a NBJC press release

WILKINSBURG, PA- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Amariey Lej, a 20-year-old Black transgender woman. Amariey was shot and found lying in the streets of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 2022. Lej ...


 
SAG-nominees-include-Gucci-Power-of-the-Dog-Squid-Game

  SAG nominees include 'Gucci,' 'Power of the Dog,' 'Squid Game'

Nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced Jan. 12 by actors Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens via Instagram Live, according to ...


 
NBJC-celebrates-Mj-Rodriguez-on-Golden-Globes-win

  NBJC celebrates Mj Rodriguez on Golden Globes win

—From a press release

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) congratulates Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez on earning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama during the 2022 Golden Globe Awards. Rodriguez won for her role as Blanca ...


 
COVID-Insurers-to-cover-at-home-tests

  COVID Insurers to cover at-home tests

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Biden administration announced the change Jan. ...


 
Minneapolis-City-Councilor-Andrea-Jenkins-elected-City-Council-President

  Minneapolis City Councilor Andrea Jenkins elected City Council President

—From an HRC press release

MINNEAPOLIS — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) congratulates Andrea Jenkins, a Minneapolis City Councilor and Human Rights Campaign board member, on her election to the role of City Council President. Jenkins, who became the first ...


 
LGBTQ-and-BIPOC-Youth-Led-Study-on-Youth-and-Young-Adult-COVID-19-Vaccination-Finds-Surprising-Results

  LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results

—From a news release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County in partnership with El Centro AMISTAD and Unwoven Ventures with the leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth created ...


 
Clay-Aiken-announces-another-political-run

  Clay Aiken announces another political run

Former American Idol star Clay Aiken announced he's running for Congress in North Carolina, seeking the Democratic nomination in the 6th District, WOKV.com reported. In a video posted online, the openly gay father reintroduces himself, saying, ...


 
Billy-Masters-Andy-Cohen-SJP-and-more

  Billy Masters: Andy Cohen, SJP and more

The virus hit us both like a freight train. Thankfully, we were both triple vaccinated and the vaccinations did their job, which kept us out of real danger and out of the hospital… [We're] still isolating and waiting to see until we test ...


 
Trans-actress-Rodriguez-makes-history-at-quiet-Golden-Globes

  Trans actress Rodriguez makes history at quiet Golden Globes

On Jan. 9, Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Blanca on the FX show Pose, according to media reports. The awards were announced on social media, as the Globes were not broadcast or live-streamed ...


 
Non-binary-skater-makes-history-as-part-of-US-Olympic-team

  Non-binary skater makes history as part of U.S. Olympic team

Timothy LeDuc, a figure skater who identifies as non-binary, and partner Ashley Cain-Gribble won the pairs event at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 9 in Nashville, MSN.com reported. This was their second time ...


 
NATIONAL-California-report-AIDS-foundation-CEO-QueerArt-intersex-bill

  NATIONAL California report, AIDS foundation CEO, QueerArt, intersex bill

California law enforcement officials conduct body searches on Black and transgender people more often than on white and cisgender people, according to a new report from California's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board, LGBTQ Na ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Non-binary-skater-Cardi-B-David-Bowie-West-Hollywood-series

  SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series

U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc is hoping to make history as the first out non-binary Winter Olympian in Beijing, out.com noted. The 31-year-old Iowa native and their skating partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, already have a gold ...


 
VIEWPOINT-For-LGBTQ-community-the-movement-behind-Jan-6-is-an-existential-threat

  VIEWPOINT For LGBTQ community, the movement behind Jan. 6 is an existential threat

The stakes could not be higher. The LGBTQ movement has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams in democratic societies worldwide. Where we have had access to freedom of speech and assembly, remarkable advances have followed. This is ...


 
Laws-targeting-TGNC-youth-already-proposed-in-several-states

  Laws targeting TGNC youth already proposed in several states

In the first week of 2022, officials in at least seven states have already proposed laws that would limit the rights of transgender and non-binary youth, The Hill reported. Legislators in Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, ...


 
Transgender-Jeopardy-contestant-passes-1-million-mark

  Transgender 'Jeopardy!' contestant passes $1-million mark

Transgender Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider passed the $1-million mark on an episode that aired Jan. 7, becoming the first woman (cis or trans) to do so, The New York Times noted. Schneider—who's from Oakland, California—marked he ...


 
Ahmaud-Arberys-killers-sentenced-to-life

  Ahmaud Arbery's killers sentenced to life

On Jan. 7, three white men who chased and murdered Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison in a Georgia courthouse for the 25-year-old's murder in 2020. According to CNN.com, Travis McMichael, 35; his father, ...


 
Bobblehead-Hall-of-Fame-unveils-Pete-Buttigieg-figure

  Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils Pete Buttigieg figure

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in Milwaukee, unveiled the first bobblehead of United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, during 2012-20, earning him the nickname ...


 
Michigans-first-out-gay-man-dies-at-91

  Michigan's first out gay man dies at 91

Jim Toy—the person widely considered to be Michigan's first openly gay man and one of its most prominent LGBTQ activists—passed away at age 91, MLive.com reported. Toy died on New Year's Day, said Washtenaw County Commissioner ...


 
CDCs-COVID-guidelines-new-Chicago-Cook-County-policy-kicks-in-Jan-3

  CDC's COVID guidelines; new Chicago/Cook County policy kicks in Jan. 3

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he anticipates "further clarification" on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) updated guidelines to end the COVID-19 isolation period after just five days for people who are not exhibiting ...


 
Billy-Masters-Lindsay-Wagner-Andy-Cohen-and-more

  Billy Masters: Lindsay Wagner, Andy Cohen and more

"You spread misinformation about the safety of vaccines. You're a danger to public health. Get fucked."—Meghan McCain's tweet to commentator Candace Owens, after Owens did what Meg calls a "post-[Trump] ...


 
NATIONAL-Vermont-judges-trans-bishop-Jared-Polis-gay-mayor

  NATIONAL Vermont judges, trans bishop, Jared Polis, gay mayor

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced his appointments of three Vermont Superior Court judges—Elizabeth Novotny, of Jericho; Heather Gray, of Quechee; and Justin Jiron, of Underhill, a press release noted. Novotny is a Vermont lawyer with more ...


 
SHOWBIZ-JoJo-Siwa-Jeopardy-champ-director-dies-Frank-Ocean

  SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Jeopardy! champ, director dies, Frank Ocean

TikTok fans of LGBTQ entertainer Jojo Siwa said her new teenage girlfriend, Katie Mills, is a supporter of anti-LGBTQ Republican former President Donald Trump, per LGBTQ Nation. Mills also once questioned if transgender women are "actually" ...


 
Beloved-icon-Betty-White-dies-at-99

  Beloved icon Betty White dies at 99

Betty White—a beloved TV icon whose career spanned decades—has died at age 99. White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on Jan. 17, 1922. "Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would ...


 
LGBTQ-travel-expert-Jeff-Guaracino-dies-at-48

  LGBTQ travel expert Jeff Guaracino dies at 48

Philadelphia native, author and Visit Philadelphia President/CEO Jeff Guaracino died Dec. 28, following a long battle with cancer. He was 48. Guaracino worked to boost the economies of both his hometown and Atlantic City as head ...


 
LGBTQ-activists-raising-money-to-help-trans-trailblazer-Gavin-Grimm-

  LGBTQ activists raising money to help trans trailblazer Gavin Grimm

LGBTQ advocates and allies are raising money to help transgender trailblazer Gavin Grimm remain housed after a health crisis that left him unable to work, Metro Weekly reported. Grimm—whose name has become synonymous with transgender rights—rose ...


 
Jury-reaches-verdict-in-Ghislaine-Maxwell-case

  Jury reaches verdict in Ghislaine Maxwell case

On Dec. 29, jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004, CNN.com reported. The trial, which took place ...


 
Former-Democratic-leader-Harry-Reid-dies-at-82

  Former Democratic leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate leader who spearheaded epic legislative battles through three decades in Congress, has died at age 82 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer, according to media reports. Reid rose from ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"A little prick is better than no prick at all."—Billy Masters. That was my motto when it came to getting the vaccine against the coronavirus. Ironically, the more people got little pricks, the more we all ...


 
SHOWBIZ-The-film-Licorice-Pizza-Aaron-Sorkin-WNBA-player-Mariah-Carey

  SHOWBIZ The film 'Licorice Pizza,' Aaron Sorkin, WNBA player, Mariah Carey

Alana Haim, who stars in the film Licorice Pizza (now out in theaters), talked with out.com about how the movie incorporates queer representation by including unsung queer political figure Joel Wachs. "Joel Wachs was such an ...


 
NATIONAL-Gay-mayor-COVID-data-trans-journalist-dies-Bette-Midler

  NATIONAL Gay mayor, COVID data, trans journalist dies, Bette Midler

Robert Garcia, the out mayor of Long Beach, California, is running for a Congressional seat in 2022, per LGBTQ Nation. He will seek to represent 47th District in the House of Representatives, a seat currently held ...


 
Rufus-Gifford-confirmed-as-State-Dept-chief-of-protocol

  Rufus Gifford confirmed as State Dept. chief of protocol

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rufus Gifford as chief of protocol for the State Department, The Washington Blade reported. Gifford now again has the rank of ambassador and a lead role in diplomatic engagement for President ...


 
FDA-approves-injectable-PrEP

  FDA approves injectable PrEP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Apretude (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 77 pounds for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to ...


 
Legislation-to-address-disparities-facing-LGBTQ-seniors-people-with-HIV-AIDS-

  Legislation to address disparities facing LGBTQ+ seniors, people with HIV/AIDS

On Dec. 16, Pride Action Tank, OUTreach and Equality Illinois hosted a virtual "breakfast" to discuss issues facing LGBTQ+ seniors and persons with HIV/AIDS as well as legislative policies created to address them. "Advocating for Change" ...


 
SPORTS-Sin-City-Classic-announces-Ken-Scearce-Leadership-Award

  SPORTS Sin City Classic announces Ken Scearce Leadership Award

The Sin City Classic Sports Festival Presented by Lexus, called the largest annual LGBTQ+ sporting event in the world, announced the creation of the Ken Scearce Leadership Award. The Sin City Classic organizers created the award ...


 
CDC-study-shows-Black-and-Latinx-LGBTQ-men-remain-most-affected-by-HIV-AIDS-

  CDC study shows Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ men remain most affected by HIV/AIDS

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men continue to be more affected by HIV/AIDS than white members of the LGBTQ+ community. Howard Brown ...


 
Utah-billionaire-leaves-Mormon-Church-donates-to-LGBTQ-group

  Utah billionaire leaves Mormon Church, donates to LGBTQ group

Billionaire Jeff Green resigned from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, writing in a letter to the church's president that he believes the institution has "hindered global progress in women's rights, civil rights and ...


 
Creating-Change-conference-pivots-to-virtual-event

  Creating Change conference pivots to virtual event

--From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release

DECEMBER 22, 2021.…WASHINGTON, DC……..The National LGBTQ Task Force today announced that the 34th annual Creating Change conference, slated for January 12-16 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, will now ...


 
New-Jersey-legislature-votes-to-codify-marriage-equality-

  New Jersey legislature votes to codify marriage equality

On Dec. 20, New Jersey lawmakers took steps to protect marriage equality, with both houses of the state legislature voting to enshrine the right to same-sex marriage into state law, PhillyVoice.com reported. Sponsors of the legislation ...


 
GLAAD-planning-in-person-ceremonies-for-2022

  GLAAD planning in-person ceremonies for 2022

GLAAD announced that the GLAAD Media Awards will return to in-person ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 after being virtual in 2020 and 2021. The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los ...


 
Billy-Masters-Rex-Smith-West-Side-Story-and-more

  Billy Masters: Rex Smith, 'West Side Story' and more

"It was pretty damn good!"—Rex Smith's response when Billy showed a risqué photo of Rex at his most beautiful and asked, "What was it like walking around looking like that?" I love when someone that gorgeous ...


 
Actor-poet-arts-activist-Jerrie-Johnson-talks-new-Amazon-show-Harlem-other-work

  Actor, poet, arts activist Jerrie Johnson talks new Amazon show 'Harlem,' other work

Jerrie Johnson's mission to book a series regular role six months after finishing graduate school came to fruition when they (Johnson uses they/them pronouns) were cast as Tye, a lesbian dating app creator/CEO (who uses she/her ...


 
COVID-US-Sens-Elizabeth-Warren-and-Cory-Booker-test-positive-

  COVID U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker test positive

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker separately revealed they have tested positive for COVID. Fully vaccinated (including getting a booster shot), the 72-year old Massachusetts progressive declared on social ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Drag-Race-judges-Nash-Bridges-Dolly-Parton-JK-Rowling-Britney

  SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race' judges, 'Nash Bridges,' Dolly Parton, J.K. Rowling, Britney

The guest judges for the 14th season of RuPaul's Drag Race have been revealed, according to out.com. Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Andra Day, Loni Love, Christine Chiu, Ava Max, Nicole Byer, Ts Madison, Alec ...


 
NATIONAL-New-Jersey-Audre-Lorde-LGBTQ-book-youth-items

  NATIONAL New Jersey, Audre Lorde, LGBTQ book, youth items

In the face of growing anxiety over the Supreme Court's conservative bent, state lawmakers in New Jersey are moving to pass marriage-equality legislation, Gay City News reported. According to Garden State Equality, the New Jersey Assembly's ...


 
MUSIC-Out-singer-VINCINT-plans-a-Getaway

  MUSIC Out singer VINCINT plans a 'Getaway'

Out and proud singer Vincint Cannady (aka VINCINT) continues to change the game in the world of pop music. He got his start from performing in gospel groups before becoming a finalist in the singing competition ...


 
FDA-allows-abortion-pills-to-be-sent-via-mail

  FDA allows abortion pills to be sent via mail

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Dec. 16 that it is lifting a requirement that patients seeking medication abortion had to pick up the medication in person—and allowing pills to be sent by mail ...


 
VIEWS-Remembering-our-sister-friend-bell-hooks

  VIEWS Remembering our sister-friend bell hooks

bell hooks died on Dec. 15, 2021, at 69, in Kentucky. As a Black Appalachian, bell hooks was inarguably one of the nation's prominent feminist scholars and authors, and a friend to everyone she met. Last ...


 
Out-actress-Kelly-McGillis-to-join-flag-football-teams-in-Key-West-tourney

  Out actress Kelly McGillis to join flag-football teams in Key West tourney

Teams of women and girls from around the world are to meet for sporting events and activities Jan. 24-31, 2022, during the 30th annual Kelly McGillis Classic International Women's & Girls' Flag Football Championship, according to ...


 
Author-feminist-bell-hooks-dies-at-69

  Author/feminist bell hooks dies at 69

Acclaimed author and activist bell hooks died Dec. 15 at age 69. The writer (real name: Gloria Jean Watkins) was born in 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, per NBC News. Her first published work, a book of ...


 
Wisconsin-LGBTQ-rights-activist-Dick-Wagner-dies-at-78

  Wisconsin LGBTQ+-rights activist Dick Wagner dies at 78

Longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist and onetime Dane County, Wisconsin, Supervisor Dick Wagner has died at age 78, NBC15.com reported. According to a friend, Wagner was found at tiny Kerr-McGee Triangle Park, which he helped create in the ...


 
Trans-people-three-times-more-likely-to-face-food-insufficiency-during-pandemic

  Trans people three times more likely to face food insufficiency during pandemic

--From a press release

During the pandemic, an estimated 25% of transgender adults in the U.S. reported not having enough to eat in the past week, compared to 8% of cisgender adults, according to a new report by the Williams ...


 
USA-Gymnastics-USOPC-reach-380M-settlement-with-abuse-victims

  USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with abuse victims

On Dec. 13, a federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis confirmed a $380-million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee with hundreds of victims of former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, ...


 
Golden-Globe-nominations-unveiled-in-low-key-event

  Golden Globe nominations unveiled in low-key event

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)—which has taken a critical drubbing over its lack of diverse membership as well as its questionable standards and conduct—announced nominations for its 2022 Golden ...


 
Leading-groups-join-call-for-LGBTQ-inclusive-books-books-on-race-racism

  Leading groups join call for LGBTQ-inclusive books, books on race, racism

--From a GLAAD press release

GLAAD joins over 600 groups and individuals in a powerful statement of support against efforts to ban LGBTQ-inclusive books and books about race and racism. The statement, created by the National Coalition Against Censorship, is the ...


 
SPORTS-Pena-upsets-lesbian-fighter-Nunes-in-MMA-action

  SPORTS Pena upsets lesbian fighter Nunes in MMA action

Julianna Pena achieved a huge upset Dec. 11, when she made Amanda Nunes submit to claim the women's bantamweight title in the UFC 269 co-main event at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, according to USA Today. Pena ...


 
Billy-Masters-Jussie-Smollett-Bob-Mackie-Luke-Evans-and-more-

  Billy Masters: Jussie Smollett, Bob Mackie, Luke Evans and more

Billy Masters: Jussie Smollett, Bob Mackie, Luke Evans and more "It's the Mariah Menu. It's not just the Mariah Meal. It's a whole menu."—Mariah Carey explains her deal with McDonald's. Sure, you could say, "I'll have ...


 





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