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Survey-Americans-hold-complex-views-on-gender-identity-and-trans-Issues

  Survey: Americans hold complex views on gender identity and trans+ Issues

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — As the United States addresses issues of transgender rights and the broader landscape around gender identity continues to shift, the American public holds a complex set of views around these ...


 
-CTA-launches-celebration-to-mark-75-years-of-service-to-Chicago-

  CTA launches celebration to mark 75 years of service to Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) turns 75 this year. In the coming months, as the CTA moves closer to its historic destination—a Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Daley Plaza, on Oct. 1—the public can participate in various ...


 
HRC-on-how-the-end-of-Roe-v-Wade-impacts-the-LGBTQ-community-

  HRC on how the end of Roe v. Wade impacts the LGBTQ+ community

-- From a press release. Video below.

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in light of the dangerous Supreme Court decision in Dobbs ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Elliot-Page-NPH-Madonna-Chita-Rivera-Jennifer-Lopez

  SHOWBIZ Elliot Page, NPH, Madonna, Chita Rivera, Jennifer Lopez

Elliot Page talked with talk-show host Seth Meyers about how her Netflix show The Umbrella Academy incorporated the actor's own personal transition into season three of the series, Deadline noted. "With Steve Blackman, the showrunner of ...


 
Rugby-league-bans-trans-women-from-international-competition

  Rugby league bans trans women from international competition

Rugby has banned transgender players from women's international competition until further notice, following global swimming's decision to restrict trans athletes' participation at the elite level, Reuters reported. The International Rugby ...


 
North-Carolina-to-issue-accurate-birth-certificates-for-transgender-people-without-requiring-surgery

  North Carolina to issue accurate birth certificates for transgender people without requiring surgery

-- From a press release

(Greensboro, NC — June 23, 2022) — Transgender people born in North Carolina will now be able to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates without the need for surgery under a consent judgment issued ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-celebrates-50-year-Anniversary-of-Title-IX

  Human Rights Campaign celebrates 50-year Anniversary of Title IX

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a press release recognizing the 50-year anniversary of Title IX. HRC Interim President Joni Madison said in a statement: "Title IX has had a transformative impact on our ...


 
HRC-report-Wage-for-LGBTQ-women-is-79-cents-to-the-average-mans-dollar

  HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

-- From a press release

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


 
Gloria-Allen-screening-gathering-to-take-place-June-23

  Gloria Allen screening/gathering to take place June 23

A film screening/community gathering to honor the late trans icon Gloria Allen (also known as Mama Gloria) will take place Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m., at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. ...


 
Clela-Rorex-first-County-Clerk-to-issue-same-sex-marriage-licences-has-died

  Clela Rorex, first County Clerk to issue same-sex marriage licences, has died

-- From a press release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County and the family of Clela Rorex are saddened to announce the death of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pioneering ally, Clela Rorex. On March 27,1975 Clela issued the first ...


 
Governing-body-restricts-trans-swimmers-HRC-responds

  Governing body restricts trans swimmers; HRC responds

On June 19, swimming's world governing body, FINA, voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in women's events and will look into creating an "open competition" category, Yahoo! News reported. FINA members voted 71.5% in ...


 
TELEVISION-Rutherford-Falls-returns-for-season-two-with-double-the-diversity

  TELEVISION 'Rutherford Falls' returns for season two with double the diversity

Peacock's hit comedy Rutherford Falls is back with season two. (It started June 16.) The story follows two lifelong friends—Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding)—as they navigate ...


 
WORLD-Pride-disruption-trans-journalists-Tunisian-play-marriage-bills

  WORLD Pride disruption, trans journalists, Tunisian play, marriage bills

Turkish police officers carrying clear-plastic riot shields, wielding batons and deploying pepper powder balls as well as tear gas violently broke up a Pride parade that Middle East Technical University students organized in the capital of ...


 
Autopsy-shows-manner-of-death-in-Elise-Malarys-death-is-undetermined

  Autopsy shows manner of death in Elise Malary's death is undetermined

The Cook County medical examiner's officer revealed that trans activist Elise Malary died from drowning but that the manner of death could not be determined, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Malary's body was found in Lake Michigan ...


 
Northwestern-University-Libraries-and-Center-for-Applied-Transgender-Studies-launch-trans-studies-journal-

  Northwestern University Libraries and Center for Applied Transgender Studies launch trans studies journal

Northwestern University Libraries (NUL) and the Center for Applied Transgender Studies (CATS) are now publishing the Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies. The Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies (BATS)—the first journal ...


 
New-report-looks-at-LGBTQ-restaurant-workers-and-job-risks-they-face

  New report looks at LGBTQ+ restaurant workers and job risks they face

-- From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit representing tipped subminimum wage restaurant workers, released a new report on the harsh realities of being a LGBTQ+ restaurant worker. The report shows that the subminimum wage encourages rampant ...


 
PASSAGES-Legendary-Chicago-transgender-activist-icon-mentor-Mama-Gloria-Allen

  PASSAGES Legendary Chicago transgender activist, icon, mentor Mama Gloria Allen

Legendary Chicago Black transgender activist, icon and mentor "Mama" Gloria Allen died June 13 in her residence at Chicago's LGBTQ senior living facility Townhall Apartments in Lake View. The cause of death is unknown at this ...


 
PASSAGES-Transgender-icon-Mama-Gloria-dies-at-76

  PASSAGES Transgender icon Mama Gloria dies at 76

-- From a press release

Chicago transgender icon and activist Gloria Allen, who founded and ran a charm school for homeless trans youth and was the subject of the award-winning documentary "Mama Gloria" and the critically acclaimed play "Charm," has died ...


 
Marchers-aim-to-reclaim-pride-shed-light-on-issues-facing-LGBTQ-community-

  Marchers aim to 'reclaim pride,' shed light on issues facing LGBTQ+ community

About a hundred people marched through streets in Lake View on June 12 to call attention to social-justice issues affecting LGBTQ+ people while centering the Black trans community. "Some people don't understand. They're, like, 'Why such ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Jodie-Comer-Queer-As-Folk-trans-film-Tom-of-Finland-photos

  SHOWBIZ Jodie Comer, 'Queer As Folk,' trans film, Tom of Finland photos

Jodie Comer—the Emmy- and BAFTA-winning actress perhaps best known for playing LGBTQ+ assassin Villanelle on BBC America's Killing Eve—will make her Broadway debut next spring in Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller, Deadline noted. ...


 
Local-trans-icon-June-LaTrobe-dies

  Local trans icon June LaTrobe dies

June M. LaTrobe—a Chicago trans icon known for her activism—has passed away. She turned 81 on June 1. Being an advocate for the trans community, LaTrobe participated in many events (such as protests) and often took ...


 
Texas-court-issues-emergency-stop-to-Gov-Abbotts-anti-trans-youth-directive

  Texas court issues emergency stop to Gov. Abbott's anti-trans youth directive

-- From a press release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Travis County District Court granted a temporary restraining order on Friday to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating PFLAG families ...


 
300K-youth-in-the-US-identify-as-transgender

  300K youth in the U.S. identify as transgender

-- From a press release

New estimates show 300,000 youth ages 13-17 identify as transgender in the US About 1.3 million adults—0.5% of the adult US population—identify as transgender Approximately 1.6 million people ages 13 ...


 
PFLAG-National-ACLU-Lambda-Legal-file-pro-trans-youth-lawsuit-against-Texas-governor

  PFLAG National, ACLU, Lambda Legal file pro-trans youth lawsuit against Texas governor

The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Texas, along with Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP, filed a new lawsuit in Texas state court on behalf of PFLAG National and three Texas families on June 8, per a press release. ...


 
Rolling-into-Texas

  Rolling into Texas

by Joey Amato

Palestine—just a hop, skip and a jump from Dallas—offers a blue dot of small-town charm I had a trip to Texas planned prior to the introduction of the anti-transgender bills in state Congress. I considered cancelling ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Variety-list-Billy-Porter-Jamie-Lee-Curtis-Janelle-Monae

  SHOWBIZ Variety list, Billy Porter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janelle Monae

In honor of Pride Month, Variety published "55 Queer Artists and Decision-Makers to Know in 2022." A few of those on the list include Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey; actor Sara Ramirez (And Just Like That…; Grey's ...


 
WORLD-Grindr-ads-British-mayor-Billie-Jean-King-Australian-awards

  WORLD Grindr ads, British mayor, Billie Jean King, Australian awards

In Australia, a retail worker-turned-Greens politician credited catchy ads on gay hookup app Grindr for his stunning victory in Brisbane, The Daily Mail noted. Stephen Bates defeated Liberal-National Party incumbent Trevor Evans in the inner-city seat ...


 
HRC-Showtime-launch-third-year-of-QUEER-TO-STAY-an-LGBTQ-small-business-initiative

  HRC, Showtime launch third year of QUEER TO STAY, an LGBTQ+ small business initiative

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, and SHOWTIME announced the third consecutive year of "QUEER ...


 
MUSIC-Transgender-RuPaul-Drag-Race-alum-Peppermint-composes-Letter-to-past-lovers

  MUSIC Transgender 'RuPaul Drag Race' alum Peppermint composes 'Letter' to past lovers

Miss Peppermint is a drag artist who made a name for herself while slaying on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Eventually coming in second place, Peppermint made herstory by being the first out trans ...


 
Scores-of-LGBTQI-groups-call-on-policymakers-to-protect-abortion-rights

  Scores of LGBTQI+ groups call on policymakers to protect abortion rights

-- From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights released an open letter signed by 91 organizations representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community voicing ...


 
President-Biden-issues-LGBTQI-proclamation

  President Biden issues LGBTQI+ proclamation

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for the LGBTQI+ community. In "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month, 2022," Biden said, in part, "I often say that America can be defined ...


 
GLAAD-True-LGBTQ-allyship-extends-to-all-aspects-of-business-including-political-giving

  GLAAD: True LGBTQ allyship extends to all aspects of business, including political giving

-- From a press release

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (New York, NY)—GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announces GLAAD's Recommendations for Corporate Allies to educate corpo ...


 
Trans-swimmer-Lia-Thomas-answers-critics-in-interview

  Trans swimmer Lia Thomas answers critics in interview

Two months after becoming the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship, transgender former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas responded to some of the criticism she has received for competing in ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-survey-Gays-Against-Guns-TIME-100-candidates-crimes

  NATIONAL Trans survey, Gays Against Guns, TIME 100, candidates, crimes

Transgender women experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, poor health services and low pay are less likely to receive necessary HIV prevention support or treatment, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study based on responses from ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Laverne-Cox-PBS-special-Ricky-Martin-queer-books-authors

  SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, PBS special, Ricky Martin, queer books/authors

Nouveau Productions and PBS announced a new collaboration for Pride Month, per a press release. The special True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs will offer a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community ...


 
Okla-governor-signs-anti-trans-strict-abortion-measures

  Okla. governor signs anti-trans, strict abortion measures

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has recently signed a couple controversial measures into law. According to ABC News, Stitt has signed a bill requiring public school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on ...


 
State-Farm-drops-GenderCool-Project-Illinois-General-Assembly-LGBTQ-Caucus-Equality-Illinois-respond

  State Farm drops GenderCool Project; Illinois General Assembly LGBTQ Caucus, Equality Illinois respond

This week in response to an outcry from a hateful few, Illinois-based insurer State Farm dropped their support for The GenderCool Project, which provides LGBTQ-affirming books to schools across the country on a voluntary basis. We ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-purchases-South-Side-building-in-expansion-move

  Brave Space Alliance purchases South Side building in expansion move

In its ongoing efforts to provide safe spaces for transgender and gender non-confirming BIPOC, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) closed on a 7,000-square-foot building on 71st Street and Jeffrey Avenue, in the South Shore community, to expand ...


 
Artist-Rick-Sindt-explores-queer-desire-and-pornography-in-Skin-Remembers-

  Artist Rick Sindt explores queer desire and pornography in 'Skin Remembers'

Rick Sindt, a Chicago-based artist who recently moved to St. Louis, explores the discovery and development of queer attraction in his exhibit "Skin Remembers." Sindt transforms pornographic stills, repurposing them into images of intimacy. Sindt recently ...


 
Indiana-institutes-anti-trans-sports-ban-overrides-Holcombs-veto

  Indiana institutes anti-trans sports ban, overrides Holcomb's veto

The Indiana General Assembly overturned Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's veto of House Bill 1041, which prohibits transgender girls from playing girls school sports, according to the IndyStar. The House voted to override the veto 67-28; the ...


 
Ricky-Gervais-courts-controversy-with-graphic-anti-trans-jokes

  Ricky Gervais courts controversy with graphic anti-trans jokes

(WARNING: There is graphic language in this article.) Yet another Netflix special is courting controversy because of a comedian making anti-trans jokes. Ricky Gervais' Netflix comedy special SuperNature has drawn criticism for a string of grap ...


 
WORLD-Nigeria-protest-Flag-in-the-Map-Belgium-McDonalds

  WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's

Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ+ community marched in a dangerous demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last month seeking to ban ...


 
Comedian-criticized-for-letting-Chappelle-open-and-tell-anti-trans-jokes-91UPDATE93

  Comedian criticized for letting Chappelle open and tell anti-trans jokes [UPDATE]

Comedian John Mulaney surprised his audience—and drew criticism from some fans—when Dave Chappelle appeared as the opener and reportedly told "transphobic jokes," per Variety. Chappelle's opening set occurred during a ...


 
For-International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-Biphobia-HRC-highlights-grants

  For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia HRC highlights grants

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, is commemorating International Day Against ...


 
Judge-blocks-part-of-Alabama-law-criminalizing-care-for-trans-youth

  Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth

On May 13, U.S. District Judge Liles Burke blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors, USA Today reported. ...


 
Texas-court-okays-child-abuse-inquries-into-families-of-trans-kids

  Texas court okays child-abuse inquries into families of trans kids

On May 13, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously cleared the way for the state child-welfare agency to resume investigating parents and doctors who provide gender-affirming care for trans youth—actions Gov. Greg Abbott has equated to child ...


 
Judge-Dallas-hospital-must-start-gender-affirming-treatment-for-trans-youth

  Judge: Dallas hospital must start gender-affirming treatment for trans youth

In Texas, Dallas County Judge Melissa Bellan temporarily removed all barriers for transgender youth seeking medical treatments from Children's Medical Center Dallas—providing a major win for doctors fighting to restore ...


 
HRC-calls-for-passage-of-the-Womens-Health-Protection-Act

  HRC calls for passage of the Women's Health Protection Act

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, joined a growing number of organizations calling for the ...


 
NATIONAL-Rainbow-flagpole-Washington-Blade-Don-Lemon-Black-leaders

  NATIONAL Rainbow flagpole, Washington Blade, Don Lemon, Black leaders

Four years after the Trump Administration abruptly nixed plans to bring a rainbow flag to federal land adjacent to NYC's Christopher Park, the Biden Administration is planning to install a permanent flagpole at the park, Gay ...


 
33rd-Annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards-in-New-York-honor-Judith-Light-Wilson-Cruz-and-more

  33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York honor Judith Light, Wilson Cruz and more

-- From a press release

New York - Friday, May 6 — GLAAD announced recipients for 16 of this year's 30 categories for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 6. Additional categories were announced in Los Angeles on April ...


 
Virginia-trans-teen-killed-at-party

  Virginia trans teen killed at party

The life of Black transgender girl Ariyanna Mitchell, 17, ended violently at a party in Hampton, Virginia, on April 2—and the accused killer asked her if she was a boy or a girl before shooting her, ...


 
NBJC-celebrates-and-remembers-trans-journalist-activist-Monica-Roberts-on-her-birthday

  NBJC celebrates and remembers trans journalist/activist Monica Roberts on her birthday

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the life and accomplishments of Monica Roberts, a revered transgender journalist, activist, and founder of the award-winning publication TransGriot. ...


 
LGBTQ-lawmakers-in-16-states-have-or-will-introduce-laws-to-protect-trans-kids-

  LGBTQ+ lawmakers in 16 states have or will introduce laws to protect trans kids

Equality California, California state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), LGBTQ Victory Institute and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California announced the national, queer-led rollout of trans refuge state legislation in 16 ...


 
DoJ-files-suit-challenging-Alabamas-trans-youth-law-

  DoJ files suit challenging Alabama's trans youth law

The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) filed a complaint alleging that Alabama's controversial law banning gender-affirming care for youth is unconstitutional, according to AL.com. In the complaint filed in federal court ...


 
NATIONAL-Campus-Pride-HIV-and-the-military-IVF-suit-Billie-Jean-King

  NATIONAL Campus Pride, HIV and the military, IVF suit, Billie Jean King

Campus Pride—along with 36 other national/regional organizations such as GLSEN, PFLAG National and TransAthlete.com—requested that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) incorporate non-binary students into ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Russian-ruling-concert-pianist-trans-politician

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Russian ruling, concert pianist, trans politician

A trans woman opened up about her horrific experiences of conversion therapy in the wake of the UK government's reviled U-turn that will see LGB conversion therapy banned but trans conversion therapy remain legal, PinkNews reported. ...


 
Okla-governor-bans-non-binary-gender-identities-on-birth-certificates

  Okla. governor bans non-binary gender identities on birth certificates

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill explicitly barring the use of non-binary gender markers on state birth certificates—a ban experts say is the first of its kind in the nation, according to an NPR item. ...


 
Georgia-guv-signs-anti-LGBTQ-measures-Kansas-has-pro-LGBTQ-result

  Georgia guv signs anti-LGBTQ+ measures; Kansas has pro-LGBTQ+ result

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law legislation curbing talk of so-called "divisive concepts" (including discussions about race) in the state's classrooms and barring transgender athletes from participating on school ...


 
More-than-half-of-transgender-students-in-higher-education-report-poor-mental-health

  More than half of transgender students in higher education report poor mental health

-- From a press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds there are an estimated 218,000 known transgender students ages 18 ...


 
Biden-Harris-administration-reports-on-efforts-to-support-global-LGBTQ-rights-HRC-applauds-result

  Biden-Harris administration reports on efforts to support global LGBTQ+ rights, HRC applauds result

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, has commended the release of a report from the Biden-Harris ...


 
Equality-Illinois-endorses-95-pro-equality-candidates-for-June-28-primaries

  Equality Illinois endorses 95 pro-equality candidates for June 28 primaries

-- From a press release

"Equality Illinois is excited to announce our primary election endorsements today as we continue to make our state fairer and more just for LGBTQ+ people," said Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. "In recent years, ...


 
LGBTQ-and-allied-organizations-rally-against-bigotry-and-hate

  LGBTQ+ and allied organizations rally against bigotry and hate

A statewide coalition of LGBTQ+ and allied organizations held a press conference and rally April 27 in Chicago's Federal Plaza in response to the wave of nationwide bigotry and hate against the queer and trans community, ...


 
Kansas-lawmaker-makes-anti-trans-comment-Victory-Fund-responds

  Kansas lawmaker makes anti-trans comment; Victory Fund responds

A Kansas state lawmaker has complained publicly about having to share women's restrooms with a "huge" transgender colleague who she described as a potential threat to young children who visit the Statehouse, CBS News reported. Republican ...


 
Reader-owner-steps-down-paper-can-now-go-nonprofit-route

  Reader owner steps down; paper can now go nonprofit route

Chicago Reader co-owner Len Goodman and three board members stepped down April 26 amid protests from employees, freeing the embattled alternative newspaper to transition to a nonprofit organization, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Reader has been ...


 
Petition-started-for-trans-inmate-Strawberry-Hampton-IDOC-responds-91UPDATE93

  Petition started for trans inmate Strawberry Hampton; IDOC responds [UPDATE]

A petition on change.org has been started for Strawberry Hampton, a transgender woman who's currently in Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, about 30 miles north of Springfield. According to WBEZ, Hampton sued the Illinois Department of ...


 
NATIONAL-Missouri-lawmaker-Michigan-controversy-gymnasts-Julius-Bar

  NATIONAL Missouri lawmaker, Michigan controversy, gymnasts, Julius' Bar

A lawmaker in Missouri delivered an intense condemnation of one of his Republican colleagues over an effort to keep transgender athletes out of youth sports, HuffPost reported. State Rep. Ian Mackey (D), who is gay, issued ...


 
WORLD-Soldiers-Everywhere-Is-Queer-soccer-items

  WORLD Soldiers, Everywhere Is Queer, soccer items

Video below

The South Korean Supreme Court ruled that soldiers of the same sex who have consensual sex in a private space cannot be charged with assault under the Military Criminal Act, The Hankyoreh reported. Previously, the court ...


 
Pro-LGBTQ-rally-rescheduled-for-April-27-at-Federal-Plaza

  Pro-LGBTQ+ rally rescheduled for April 27 at Federal Plaza

Weeks after a pro-LGBTQ+ rally in the Loop was disrupted, the event has been rescheduled for Wed., April 27, at Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., at 5:30 p.m. The past few months have been extremely ...


 
HRC-condemns-Florida-Gov-DeSantis-for-signing-Stop-WOKE-Act

  HRC condemns Florida Gov. DeSantis for signing 'Stop WOKE' Act

-- From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned Governor Ron DeSantis for signing ...


 
HRC-Real-threat-to-womens-sports-not-trans-athletes-but-underfunding-lack-of-resources

  HRC: Real threat to women's sports not trans athletes but underfunding, lack of resources

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC—As states across the country continue to debate and pass anti-transgender sports bans — bills that would prevent transgender girls from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity — a new Human ...


 
Florida-advises-against-gender-affirming-care-for-minors-LGBTQ-groups-respond

  Florida advises against gender-affirming care for minors; LGBTQ+ groups respond

On April 20, Florida's department of health said children younger than 18 years old should not be permitted to receive any form of gender-affirming care, including medications like puberty blockers and hormones and "social gender transition" ...


 
COVID-Masks-now-optional-on-Illinois-and-Chicago-public-transit

  COVID Masks now optional on Illinois and Chicago public transit

On April 19, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has changed face-mask requirements on public transit. According to a press release Windy City Times received, "To align with the ending of the enforcement of the federal mask mandate ...


 
Chicago-Fashion-Week-taking-place-April-24-May-1

  Chicago Fashion Week taking place April 24-May 1

FashionBar, LLC announced Chicago Fashion Week will take place April 24-May 1 on the third floor of Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Some of the shows will include "Emerging Students" (April 26), "Trans, Media ...


 
Travel-confusion-reigns-as-judge-overturns-mask-mandate

  Travel confusion reigns as judge overturns mask mandate

On April 18, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle—a Donald Trump appointee—struck down the Biden Administration's COVID mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods. A Biden Administration official ...


 
National-Black-Justice-Coalition-honors-National-Transgender-HIV-Testing-Day-

  National Black Justice Coalition honors National Transgender HIV Testing Day

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, April 18th, is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD). On this day, local, state, federal, and national organizations unite to recognize the importance of routine HIV ...


 





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