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Supreme-Court-allows-Idaho-ban-on-gender-affirming-care-for-minors

  Supreme Court allows Idaho ban on gender-affirming care for minors

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a request by Republican Idaho Attorney General Raul Labrador to lift a lower court's temporary injunction preventing the state from enforcing its felony ban on gender-affirming care for minors, The ...


 
Appeals-court-overturns-W-Va-trans-sports-ban

  Appeals court overturns W. Va. trans sports ban

On April 16, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with teen trans runner Becky Pepper-Jackson and overturned a West Virginia law that banned transgender athletes from competing on girls' and women's sports teams in ...


 
Fed-appeals-panel-ruling-helps-trans-athlete

  Fed appeals panel ruling helps trans athlete

A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday (April 16) that West Virginia's law barring transgender female students from participating on female student sports teams violates federal law. In a 2 to 1 decision, the panel ...


 
News-is-Out-Word-In-Black-Comcast-NBCUniversal-welcomes-16-Journalism-Fellows-to-cover-Black-LGBTQ-communities

  News is Out, Word In Black, Comcast NBCUniversal welcomes 16 Journalism Fellows to cover Black, LGBTQ+ communities

Philadelphia (April 15, 2024) — Today, News is Out and Word In Black, together announced the 16 fellows selected for The Digital Equity Local Voices Lab, a new initiative powered by Comcast NBCUniversal to place journalists ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-woman-killed-Tenn-law-S-Carolina-coach-Evan-Low-Idaho-schools

  NATIONAL Trans woman killed, Tenn. law, S. Carolina coach, Evan Low, Idaho schools

Twenty-four-year-old Latina trans woman and makeup artist Meraxes Medina was fatally shot in Los Angeles, according to the website them, citing The Los Angeles Times. Authorities told the Times they found Medina's broken fingernail and a ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Jerrod-Carmichael-9-1-1-actor-Kayne-the-Lovechild-STARZ-shows-Cynthia-Erivo

  SHOWBIZ Jerrod Carmichael, '9-1-1' actor, Kayne the Lovechild, STARZ shows, Cynthia Erivo

Gay comedian/filmmaker Jerrod Carmichael criticized Dave Chappelle, opening up about the pair's ongoing feud and calling out Chappelle's opinions on the LGBTQ+ community, PinkNews noted, citing an Esquire article. Carmichael ...


 
UKs-NHS-releases-trans-youth-report-JK-Rowling-chimes-in

  UK's NHS releases trans youth report; JK Rowling chimes in

An independent report issued by the UK's National Health Service (NHS) declared that children seeking gender care are being let down, The Independent reported. The report—published on April 10 and led by pediatrician and former Royal ...


 
US-womens-soccer-team-caught-in-anti-LGBTQ-controversy

  U.S. women's soccer team caught in anti-LGBTQ+ controversy

On April 9, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) narrowly defeated Canada to win the SheBelieves Cup trophy. However, there were boos on the field for the USWNT—due primarily to an LGBTQ+-related controversy involving one player: ...


 
Coach-activist-Tara-VanDerveer-retires-from-Stanford-after-38-seasons

  Coach/activist Tara VanDerveer retires from Stanford after 38 seasons

Stanford University women's basketball coach and gender-rights advocate Tara VanDerveer has retired after 38 seasons, media outlets reported. In 45 years as a head coach at Idaho (1978-80), Ohio State ...


 
NAIA-bans-trans-athletes-from-womens-sports

  NAIA bans trans athletes from women's sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on April 8 that athletes will only be allowed to compete in women's sports if they were assigned female at birth, CBS Sports reported. The NAIA's Council of ...


 
HRC-president-responds-to-NAIA-vote-to-ban-transgender-women-from-playing-sports-

  HRC president responds to NAIA vote to ban transgender women from playing sports

--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, responded to the National Association of ...


 
Lambda-Legal-NAIA-proposed-transgender-sports-ban-disappointing-harmful-reversal

  Lambda Legal: NAIA proposed transgender sports ban disappointing, harmful reversal

Lambda Legal: NAIA Proposed Transgender Sports Ban a Disappointing and Harmful Reversal "The NAIA announcement sends a dangerous message, is inconsistent with the law and science, and undercuts the organization's ...


 
KFF-survey-shows-extent-of-LGBT-related-discrimination

  KFF survey shows extent of LGBT-related discrimination

KFF—an independent source of health policy research, polling and journalism—released "LGBT Adults' Experiences with Discrimination and Health Care Disparities: Findings from the KFF Survey of Racism, Discrimination, and Health." This ...


 
LGBTQ-Catholic-group-mourns-the-passing-of-Bishop-Thomas-Gumbleton

  LGBTQ Catholic group mourns the passing of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

--From a press release

April 5, 2024. DignityUSA joins members of the Archdiocese of Detroit and millions of people around our country and the world in mourning the death of Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. Bishop Gumbleton received DignityUSA's Risk Taker/Justice ...


 
Ella-Matthes-award-winning-publisher-editor-of-Lesbian-News-Magazine-dies-at-81

  Ella Matthes, award-winning publisher, editor of Lesbian News Magazine, dies at 81

--From an ILDKMedia press release

Los Angeles, CA - Ella Matthes, longtime publisher and editor of Lesbian News Magazine, passed away from a heart attack on March 16, 2024 at The Little Company of Mary hospital in Norwalk, California. She was ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Outfest-Chita-Rivera-figure-skaters-letter-playwright-dies

  SHOWBIZ Outfest, Chita Rivera, figure skaters, letter, playwright dies

For more than four decades, Outfest has been telling LGBTQ+ stories through the thousands of films screened during its annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival—but that event may have a different look this year because ...


 
NATIONAL-mpox-Trans-Day-of-Visibility-police-items-Best-Buy-Gentilis-death

  NATIONAL mpox, Trans+ Day of Visibility, police items, Best Buy, Gentili's death

The CDC has concluded that mpox cases are on the rise in the United States, increasing to almost double what they were at the same time last year, according to ABC News. There is a national year-to-date estimate of 511 cases ...


 
DoJ-accuses-Utah-of-bias-against-incarcerated-trans-woman

  DoJ accuses Utah of bias against incarcerated trans woman

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Utah, including the Utah Department of Corrections (UDOC), alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ...


 
Munar-starts-as-head-of-Columbus-LGBTQ-health-organization

  Munar starts as head of Columbus LGBTQ+ health organization

Former Howard Brown Health CEO and President David Munar will now head the Columbus, Ohio-based LGBTQ+ health provider Equitas. Munar began his new position as Equitas CEO on April 1, Columbus Dispatch reported. "I am honored ...


 
Biden-administrations-LGBTQ-health-expert-discusses-equity-goals

  Biden administration's LGBTQ+-health expert discusses equity goals

Adrian Shanker, who advises Biden administration officials on a broad range of issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ health, has ensuring access to competent medical care for all LGBTQ Americans as a key part of his job description. ...


 
White-House-issues-proclamation-on-2024-Transgender-Day-of-Visibility-

  White House issues proclamation on 2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation's commitment to forming a more perfect ...


 
NATIONAL-Political-candidates-flag-controversy-HRC-gala-New-York-Times-Disney

  NATIONAL Political candidates, flag controversy, HRC gala, New York Times, Disney

In California, of the historic 30 LGBTQ+ legislative candidates who ran in the March 5 primary, more than half are moving on to the fall ballot, The Bay Area Reporter noted. Based on the still unofficial ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Dionne-Warwick-OUTshine-Ariana-DeBose-Showgirls-Harlem

  SHOWBIZ Dionne Warwick, OUTshine, Ariana DeBose, 'Showgirls,' 'Harlem'

Video below

Iconic singer Dionne Warwick was honored for her decades-long advocacy work for people living with HIV/AIDS at a star-studded amfAR fundraising gala in Palm Beach, per the Palm Beach Daily News. Warwick received the "Award of ...


 
Lambda-Legal-Launches-Speak-OUT-awareness-campaign-uplifting-trans-nonbinary-voices

  Lambda Legal Launches "Speak OUT" awareness campaign uplifting trans, nonbinary voices

--From a press release. VIDEO BELOW

(NEW YORK, NY — March 28, 2024) In advance of Transgender Day of Visibility, Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest legal nonprofit working to achieve full equal rights for LGBTQ people and everyone living with ...


 
Nex-Benedicts-autopsy-report-released

  Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The full autopsy report for Nex Benedict (he/they)—a 16-year-old transgender and Indigenous student from Oklahoma's Owasso High School who died in February a day after a school fight—has been released. The Oklahoma Office of the Chie ...


 
Wyoming-is-latest-state-to-ban-gender-affirming-care-for-minors

  Wyoming is latest state to ban gender-affirming care for minors

On March 22, Wyoming became the latest state to prohibit gender-affirming care for minors, The Hill noted. In doing so, it joined 23 other states that passed laws restricting or banning the treatment. Legislators in both ...


 
No-charges-filed-in-Nex-Benedict-fight-campaigns-call-for-Walters-removal

  No charges filed in Nex Benedict fight; campaigns call for Walters' removal

In Oklahoma, Tulsa County District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler announced that no charges will be filed in connection with the fight that happened the day before transgender, nonbinary high school student Nex Benedict died by suicide, NBC ...


 
Congressional-Equality-Caucus-on-FY24-bills-passing-the-house

  Congressional Equality Caucus on FY24 bills passing the house

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), released the following statement after the House successfully passed the final funding bills for Fiscal Year ...


 
JP-Karliak-morphs-into-non-binary-character-for-Disneys-X-Men-97

  JP Karliak morphs into non-binary character for Disney+'s X-Men '97

series X-Men '97, a revival of the popular X-men: The Animated Series that's both continuing the ongoing mutant storyline and breaking new ground along the way. The character of Morph now looks more like the comic ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Queer-musicians-Marvel-situation-Elliot-Page-Nicole-Kidman

  SHOWBIZ Queer musicians, Marvel situation, Elliot Page, Nicole Kidman

Queer musician Joy Oladokun released the single "I Wished on the Moon," from Jack Antonoff's official soundtrack for the new Apple TV+ series The New Look, per a press release. The soundtrack, ...


 
NATIONAL-Va-marriage-bill-AARP-online-counseling-Idaho-items-late-activist

  NATIONAL Va. marriage bill, AARP, online counseling, Idaho items, late activist

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed bills protecting same-sex marriages at a state level, surprising some, WRIC reported. The bills—passed out of both chambers along mostly party lines—will require clerks ...


 
Alyssa-Naeher-wins-National-Womens-Soccer-League-Impact-Save-of-the-Week

  Alyssa Naeher wins National Women's Soccer League Impact Save of the Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO (March 20, 2024) — Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher earned National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Deloitte Impact Save of the Week honors, the league announced today. Seven minutes into the eight minutes of added ...


 
Lollapalooza-announces-lineup-SZA-Skrillex-among-headliners

  Lollapalooza announces lineup; SZA, Skrillex among headliners

Lollapalooza has released its line-up for the event that's taking place Aug. 1-4 at Grant Park. Headliners include SZA, Blink-182, Skrillex, The Killers, Hozier, Melanie Martinez and Stray Kids, among others. Some of the other acts ...


 
RuPaul-finds-Hidden-Meanings-in-new-memoir

  RuPaul finds 'Hidden Meanings' in new memoir

RuPaul Andre Charles made a rare Chicago appearance for a book tour on March 12 at The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. Presented by National Public Radio station WBEZ 91.5 FM, the talk coincided with ...


 
Almost-8-of-US-residents-identify-as-LGBTQ-

  Almost 8% of U.S. residents identify as LGBTQ+

The proportion of U.S. adults identifying as LGBTQ+ continues to increase. LGBTQ+ identification in the U.S. continues to grow, with 7.6% of U.S. adults now identifying as LGBTQ+, according to the newest Gallup poll results that ...


 
NATIONAL-Missouri-measure-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day-judge-Texas-schools

  NATIONAL Missouri measure, HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, judge, Texas schools

In Missouri, a newly proposed law could charge teachers and counselors with a felony and require them to register as sex offenders if they're found guilty of supporting transgender students who are socially transitioning, CNN noted. ...


 
Oprah-Niecy-Nash-Betts-honored-at-GLAAD-Media-Awards

  Oprah, Niecy Nash-Betts honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Oprah Winfrey and Niecy Nash-Betts were honored at the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards that took place in Los Angeles at The Beverly Hilton on March 14. Winfrey received the Vanguard Award, introduced by iconic Chicago ...


 
College-athletes-sue-NCAA-over-transgender-policies

  College athletes sue NCAA over transgender policies

Former Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines was among a group of college athletes who filed a lawsuit against the NCAA on March 14, accusing it of violating their Title IX rights by allowing trans swimmer Lia Thomas ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lady-Gaga-P-Valley-Wendy-Williams-Luke-Evans-Queer-Eye-Transition

  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, 'P-Valley,' Wendy Williams, Luke Evans, 'Queer Eye,' 'Transition'

Lady Gaga came to the defense of Dylan Mulvaney after a post with the trans influencer/activist for International Women's Day received hateful responses, People Magazine noted. On Instagram, Gaga stated, "It's appalling to me that a ...


 
UPDATE-Nex-Benedicts-death-ruled-a-suicide-family-responds

  UPDATE: Nex Benedict's death ruled a suicide; family responds

A medical examiner's report concluded that the cause of death of Oklahoma student Nex Benedict (he/they) was suicide, media reports confirmed. Benedict—a 16-year-old transgender student—died Feb. 8, a day after ...


 
Womens-History-Month-doesnt-do-enough-to-lift-up-Black-lesbians

  Women's History Month doesn't do enough to lift up Black lesbians

Fifty years ago, in 1974, the Combahee River Collective (CRC) was founded in Boston by several lesbian and feminist women of African descent. As a sisterhood, they understood that their acts of protest were shouldered by ...


 
Longtime-LGBTQ-rights-activist-David-Mixner-dies-at-77-

  Longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist David Mixner dies at 77

On March 11, longtime LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activist David Mixner—known for working on Bill Clinton's presidential campaign but then splitting from him over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT)—died at age 77, The Advocate reported. ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-remembers-co-founder-David-Mixner

  LGBTQ+ Victory Fund remembers co-founder David Mixner

--From a press release

Today, LGBTQ+ Victory Fund President & CEO Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement on the passing of LGBTQ+ civil rights activist and LGBTQ+ Victory Fund co-founder David Mixner: "Today, we lost David Mixner, a founding ...


 
Florida-settles-Dont-Say-Gay-lawsuit-

  Florida settles 'Don't Say Gay' lawsuit

On March 11, the state of Florida settled a multi-year lawsuit against the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law, which limits how LGBTQ+ topics can be discussed and presented in schools, The Hill reported. The settlement agreement ...


 
Trans-golfer-banned-from-competing

  Trans golfer banned from competing

Transgender golfer Hailey Davidson spoke out on Instagram after the NXXT Women's Pro Tour suddenly announced on March 8 (International Women's Day) that participants must be "a biological female at birth" in order to compete—banning D ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Jinkx-Monsoon-Xavier-Dolan-Frida-Lena-Waithe-out-singer

  SHOWBIZ Jinkx Monsoon, Xavier Dolan, 'Frida,' Lena Waithe, out singer

Two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is headed back to the New York stage, joining off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey beginning April 2, according to Playbill. The casting makes Monsoon the first drag ...


 
NATIONAL-Altercation-mpox-research-Univ-of-Fla-George-Santos-tech-battle

  NATIONAL Altercation, mpox research, Univ. of Fla., George Santos, tech battle

Video footage uploaded to Facebook showed an altercation between a state trooper and two prominent Philadelphia LGBTQ+ leaders, the Washington Blade reported, republishing an article from Philadelphia Gay News. Celena ...


 
LPAC-celebrates-historic-wins-for-LGBTQ-candidates-in-Super-Tuesday-primaries

  LPAC celebrates historic wins for LGBTQ+ candidates in Super Tuesday primaries

From a press release: Washington, DC—Today, LPAC,the nation's leading organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ women and nonbinary candidates to public office, proudly announces the outstanding victories of 67% of endorsed candidates ...


 
AMA-launches-toolkit-to-increase-screenings-for-HIV-STIs-hepatitis-tuberculosis

  AMA launches toolkit to increase screenings for HIV, STIs, hepatitis, tuberculosis

Press release

CHICAGO — With disruptions in clinical care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis across the U.S., the American Medical Association ...


 
Sinema-retiring-from-the-US-Senate

  Sinema retiring from the U.S. Senate

Kyrsten Sinema—the bisexual U.S. senator from Arizona who recently switched from being a Democrat to an independent—announced that she will not run for re-election this year, ...


 
Without-compromise-Holly-Baggett-explores-lives-of-iconoclasts-Margaret-Anderson-and-Jane-Heap-

  Without compromise: Holly Baggett explores lives of iconoclasts Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap

Jane Heap (1883-1964) and Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), each of them a native Midwesterner, woman of letters and iconoclast, had a profound influence on literary culture in both America and Europe in the early 20th Century. Heap ...


 
Federal-investigation-initiated-in-Nex-Benedict-case

  Federal investigation initiated in Nex Benedict case

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has started an investigation into the Oklahoma school district where Nex Benedict, a transgender 16-year-old sophomore, went to school and was bullied before his death, The Advocate ...


 
Court-blocks-Texas-attorney-generals-demand-for-PFLAG-data

  Court blocks Texas attorney general's demand for PFLAG data

From a press release: AUSTIN, Texas—Travis County District Court Judge Maria Cantú Hexel on March 1 blocked the latest effort by the Texas Attorney General's Office to persecute Texas families with transgender youth, temporarily haltin ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Queer-actors-icons-duet-Hunter-Schafer-Oscars-Elizabeth-Taylor

  SHOWBIZ Queer actors, icons duet, Hunter Schafer, Oscars, Elizabeth Taylor

Queer actor Kal Penn is set to star in Trust Me, I'm a Doctor—a film that chronicles the final days of actress/model Anna Nicole Smith, whose overdose death in 2007 at age 39 sparked a tabloid ...


 
NATIONAL-School-items-HIV-AIDS-activist-dies-Nex-Benedict-inclusive-parade

  NATIONAL School items, HIV/AIDS activist dies, Nex Benedict, inclusive parade

In a new survey, the Pew Research Center asked public K-12 teachers, teens and the U.S. public about the ongoing scrutiny placed on classroom curricula, mainly regarding race and LGBTQ+ identities, ABC News noted. Among other ...


 
Anti-LGBTQ-Republican-McConnell-to-step-down-from-leading-US-Senate

  Anti-LGBTQ+ Republican McConnell to step down from leading U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) will step down from Senate leadership in November, having served in that capacity longer than any senator in history, The Advocate noted. McConnell has been a senator since 1985 and has ...


 
Activists-and-others-urge-removal-of-Oklahoma-schools-superintendent-after-Nex-Benedict-death

  Activists and others urge removal of Oklahoma schools superintendent after Nex Benedict death

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Today more than 350 national, state, and local organizations advocating for equality across the U.S., alongside notable public figures, issued an open letter to Oklahoma legislative leadership urging justice ...


 
APA-adopts-policy-supporting-transgender-gender-diverse-and-non-binary-individuals

  APA adopts policy supporting transgender, gender diverse and non-binary individuals

From a press release: WASHINGTON—The American Psychological Association (APA) has adopted a landmark policy affirming evidence-based care for transgender, gender diverse and nonbinary children, adolescents and adults, noting that recent ...


 
There-she-goes-again-Author-Alison-Cochrun-discusses-writing-journey

  There she goes again: Author Alison Cochrun discusses writing journey

By Carrie Maxwell When Alison Cochrun began writing her first queer romance novel in 2019, she had no idea it would change the course of her entire life. Cochrun, who spent 11 years as a high ...


 
Dorian-Film-Awards-All-of-Us-Strangers-takes-top-prizes

  Dorian Film Awards: 'All of Us Strangers' takes top prizes

February 26, 2024 - Los Angeles, Ca. - For its 15th Dorian Film Awards, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics fully embraced All of Us Strangers, writer-director Andrew Haigh's fantastical and tear-inducing tale of two ...


 
SAG-Awards-honor-Streisand-few-LGBTQ-actors

  SAG Awards honor Streisand, few LGBTQ+ actors

Queer entertainers made their mark—although not a major one—at the 2024 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, held Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. The event was live-streamed on Netflix for the first time. Indigenous and Two-Spirit actor ...


 
911-calls-videos-show-cascade-of-failures-in-Nex-Benedicts-death-GLAAD-responds-

  911 calls, videos show cascade of failures in Nex Benedict's death, GLAAD responds

"It is haunting to hear Nex Benedict, in their own words, describe how school and state leaders failed, at every level of leadership, to keep them safe from bullying and harm. Less than 24 hours later, ...


 
Federal-jury-finds-man-guilty-of-killing-trans-woman-in-landmark-case

  Federal jury finds man guilty of killing trans woman in landmark case

In a groundbreaking case, a federal jury in Columbia, South Carolina found Daqua Lameek Ritter guilty of killing transgender woman Dime Doe after deliberating for almost four hours, The State reported. It is the first time ...


 
Unprecedented-Alabama-Supreme-Court-ruling-undermins-access-to-family-building-healthcare-GLAD-responds-

  Unprecedented Alabama Supreme Court ruling undermins access to family-building healthcare, GLAD responds

--From a press release

Feb. 23, 2024 (Boston) — Today, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement from Polly Crozier, GLAD's Director of Family Advocacy, on the Alabama Supreme Court decision ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Kristen-Stewart-Rock-Hudson-Talia-Keys-True-Detective-Marvel-comic

  SHOWBIZ Kristen Stewart, Rock Hudson, Talia Keys, 'True Detective,' Marvel comic

At the Berlin Film Festival, Kristen Stewart defended her photo shoot for a Rolling Stone magazine cover that went viral and divided audiences on social-media platforms, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The existence of a female body ...


 
NATIONAL-Chuck-Schumer-anti-marriage-bill-drag-event-back-on-military-doctor

  NATIONAL Chuck Schumer, anti-marriage bill, drag event back on, military doctor

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced his support for the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA)—and, as a result, several LGBTQ+-advocacy organizations dropped their opposition to it, The Hill ...


 
HIV-criminal-laws-disproportionately-impact-Black-men-in-Mississippi

  HIV criminal laws disproportionately impact Black men in Mississippi

--From a press release

A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that at least 43 people in Mississippi were arrested for HIV-related crimes between 2004 and 2021. Half of all arrests in the state ...


 
Oklahoma-non-binary-student-dies-after-being-assaulted

  Oklahoma non-binary student dies after being assaulted

Officials acknowledged there are unresolved questions about a 16-year-old non-binary Oklahoma student who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, NBC News noted. Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, ...


 
Owasso-High-School-student-of-Bridge-v-Oklahoma-State-Board-of-Education-case-dies-groups-respond

  Owasso High School student of Bridge v. Oklahoma State Board of Education case dies, groups respond

--From press releases

Oklahoma City, Okla. — In response to the death of 16-year-old Owasso High School student Nex Benedict following an assault in the school restroom, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Oklahoma ...


 
Brittney-Griners-jersey-retired-at-Baylor-University

  Brittney Griner's jersey retired at Baylor University

On Feb. 18, Baylor University retired Brittney Griner's #42 jersey. Griner—a two-time AP national player of the year, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the NCAA women's career blocks leader (with 748)—attended a Bears home game ...


 
Oprah-Winfrey-Niecy-Nash-Betts-to-be-honored-at-the-35-annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards-in-LA-March-14

  Oprah Winfrey, Niecy Nash-Betts to be honored at the 35 annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA March 14

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA -Feb. 20, 2024 - GLAAD announced that global media leader, producer, philanthropist, actress and author Oprah Winfrey will receive GLAAD'sVanguard Award and Emmy-winning actress and producer Niecy ...


 
GLAAD-releases-report-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-in-video-games

  GLAAD releases report on LGBTQ+ inclusion in video games

LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD has released a report on queer inclusion in the world of video games. Among the key findings in "Gaming: The State of LGBTQ Inclusion in Video Games" is that 17%—nearly one in ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Elton-John-Hannah-Gadsby-video-game-Jennifer-Lopez-queer-thriller

  SHOWBIZ Elton John, Hannah Gadsby, video game, Jennifer Lopez, queer thriller

Video below

Sir Elton John has sold his Atlanta home and is now auctioning off more than 900 of his personal items that were kept in the 13,500-square-foot condo, The Daily Mail noted. The massive collection includes rare ...


 
NATIONAL-Utah-board-member-Baths-founder-dies-Fla-protests-DoJ-equity-plan

  NATIONAL Utah board member, Baths founder dies, Fla. protests, DoJ equity plan

Utah's Republican governor and lieutenant governor urged the State Board of Education to take action against a conservative board member whose social-media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the ...


 
Tenn-legislators-back-bill-that-lets-officials-refuse-to-perform-same-sex-weddings

  Tenn. legislators back bill that lets officials refuse to perform same-sex weddings

Defying a national ruling that authorized marriage equality, Tennessee lawmakers approved a measure that would allow public officials to refuse to perform weddings of same-sex couples, The Hill reported. Tennessee's House Bill 878/Senate Bill 596 says ...


 




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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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