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276000-transgender-adults-in-the-US-are-enrolled-in-Medicaid

  276,000 transgender adults in the U.S. are enrolled in Medicaid

-- From a press release

More than 40% lack guaranteed access to coverage for gender-affirming care under state law An estimated 276,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at ...


 
A-Secret-I-Cant-Tell-book-updated-and-reissued

  "A Secret I Can't Tell" book updated and reissued

-- From a press release

NEW YORK, NY — NOVEMBER 14, 2022 — In 2020 the United States Supreme Court ruled that 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. But now Florida's "Don't ...


 
Mpox-Working-Group-sends-letter-to-Congress-calling-for-900-million-in-funding

  Mpox Working Group sends letter to Congress calling for $900 million in funding

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with 39 other leading public health, HIV/AIDS, medical ...


 
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  WORLD Japan ruling, Kenya groups, World Cup, Almodovar

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A district court in the Tokyo Prefecture ruled that Japan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is legal, according to The Washington Blade. In a statement to Reuters, plaintiffs' attorney Nobuhito Sawasaki said, "This is actually a ...


 
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  NATIONAL Trans officials, marriage equality, Karl Schmid, Pelosi, Buttigieg

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Once all of the newly elected officials are seated, there will be nine transgender state legislators (up from eight this year) and nine non-binary state legislators across the country, NBC News noted, citing The Victory Institute. ...


 
World-AIDS-Day-GLAAD-releases-2022-State-of-HIV-Stigma-Study

  World AIDS Day: GLAAD releases 2022 State of HIV Stigma Study

-- From a press release

(New York, NY - December 1, 2022) GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is releasing its third annual State of HIV Stigma ...


 
Body-Hack-presents-Nuestros-Lazos-Festival-for-and-by-trans-and-queer-people-of-color

  Body Hack presents Nuestros Lazos Festival for and by trans and queer people of color

-- From a press release

This December, Body Hack joins forces with Kiki House of Prince, for the first time to create a spectacular festival complete with panels, workshops, the long awaited Maxi Kiki Ball and a dope afterparty, done Body ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-renaming-of-Monkeypox

  GLAAD responds to renaming of Monkeypox

-- From a press release

(New York, NY) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement recommending a new ...


 
Record-120-US-cities-excel-in-protecting-LGBTQ-rights-per-HRC-LGBTQ-Equality-Index

  Record 120 U.S. cities excel in protecting LGBTQ+ rights per HRC LGBTQ+ Equality Index

-- 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, in partnership with The ...


 
State-of-LGBTQ-Equality-in-nine-Illinois-municipalities-detailed-in-HRC-Index

  State of LGBTQ+ Equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in HRC Index

-- 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, in partnership with The ...


 
Landmark-step-toward-equality-Senate-passes-bipartisan-Respect-for-Marriage-Act

  Landmark step toward equality: Senate passes bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act

-- From press releases

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today celebrated the bipartisan passage of the Respect ...


 
Taskforce-Community-Services-holds-Thanksgiving-Dinner

  Taskforce Community Services holds Thanksgiving Dinner.

On the evening of November 21, Taskforce Prevention and Community Services held a Thanksgiving dinner for clients and supporters at its office at 9 N. Cicero. The event also featured a raffle and impromptu vogue session. ...


 
Trans-Giving-brings-Trans-Awareness-Week-to-meaningful-close

  Trans-Giving brings Trans Awareness Week to meaningful close

On the evening of Nov. 20, the close of Transgender Awareness Week was acknowledged with Trans-Giving, an event both celebrating transgender lives and accomplishments, and remembering those lost to anti-trans violence in 2022. The sold-out dinner, ...


 
WORLD-Church-of-England-World-Cup-news-court-rulings-Justin-Trudeau

  WORLD Church of England, World Cup news, court rulings, Justin Trudeau

The Church of England is defending the scrutinized guidance for its 4,700 primary schools on LGBTQ+ issues, claiming that it doesn't allow students as young as 5 to self-identify as the opposite sex, The Christian Post ...


 
Transgender-Day-of-Resilience-Town-Hall-panelists-tackle-allyship-discrimination-and-immigration

  Transgender Day of Resilience: Town Hall panelists tackle allyship, discrimination and immigration

Brave Space Alliance (BSA), Life Is Work (LIW) and Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC) hosted three free events across the city that they named—TDOR Weekend: A New Era, Together— to celebrate ...


 
Trans-Day-of-Remembrance-2022-Chicagoans-remember-Elise-Malary

  Trans Day of Remembrance 2022: Chicagoans remember Elise Malary

Dozens of community members and advocates gathered in Andersonville the afternoon of Nov. 20, braving cold temperatures to honor the memory of activist Elise Malary. The event, a collaboration between local organizations that included Chicago Therapy ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-releases-statement-on-forensic-audit-of-organizational-finances-

  Brave Space Alliance releases statement on forensic audit of organizational finances

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - The Board of Directors ("Board") of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has sent a report to the Illinois Attorney General Office's Charitable Trust Bureau outlining the findings of ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-mass-shooting-in-Colorado-Springs

  GLAAD responds to mass shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

(New York, NY - November 20, 2022) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs that killed ...


 
HRC-responds-to-fatal-shooting-at-LGBTQ-nightclub-in-Colorado-Springs-

  HRC responds to fatal shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

Colorado Springs, CO — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, responded to media reports of a fatal shooting at Club Q in Colo ...


 
NATIONAL-Respect-for-Marriage-Act-lesbian-judge-gay-official-resigns

  NATIONAL Respect for Marriage Act, lesbian judge, gay official resigns

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said that debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) is suspended and will continue on Nov. 28, when the Senate reconvenes after Thanksgiving, LGBTQ Nation reported. The RFMA ...


 
WORLD-Brazilian-musician-top-LGBTQ-cruises-Elon-Musk-anti-trans-attack

  WORLD Brazilian musician, top LGBTQ+ cruises, Elon Musk, anti-trans attack

Brazilian musician Pedro Sampaio revealed that he dates men and women, Out noted. Sampaio has 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, more than 5 million followers on Instagram and several music videos with more than 50 ...


 
VIEWPOINT-The-geopolitics-of-being-Brittney-Griner

  VIEWPOINT The geopolitics of being Brittney Griner

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was arrested a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. On Feb. 17, the Russian Federal Customs Service detained Griner at Sheremetyevo International Airport for allegedly transporting cannabis-derived ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-Foundation-Marks-10-Years-of-Tracking-Violence-Against-Transgender-and-Gender-Non-Conforming-People-Recording-32-Fatalities-in-2022

  Human Rights Campaign Foundation Marks 10 Years of Tracking Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People, Recording 32 Fatalities in 2022

From a press release: WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil ...


 
AG-Raoul-files-amicus-brief-supporting-transgender-athletes-rights

  AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights

AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul was one of an interstate coalition of attorneys general filing an amicus brief challenging an Indiana ...


 
Siah-Berlatsky-writes-a-love-letter-with-new-play-Malapert-Love

  Siah Berlatsky writes a love letter with new play Malapert Love

Transgender playwright Siah Berlatsky has created an original work called Malapert Love that is currently being presented by the team of The Artistic Home. The world premiere opened on November 10, 2022, at The Den Theatre ...


 
WORLD-Indian-judge-marriage-items-LGBTQ-friendly-countries

  WORLD Indian judge, marriage items, LGBTQ+-friendly countries

A judge who could pave the way to legalizing marriage equality in India took charge as chief justice, Bloomberg reported. As a judge on the top court, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud was a member of the five-member ...


 
HISTORY-MADE-Oregons-Tina-Kotek-one-of-first-lesbian-governors-in-US-history-

  HISTORY MADE: Oregon's Tina Kotek one of first lesbian governors in U.S history

-- From a press release

SALEM — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, hailed the victory of HRC-endorsed Tina Kotek in her bid to become the governo ...


 
History-made-More-LGBTQ-people-elected-to-congress-than-ever-before

  History made: More LGBTQ+ people elected to congress than ever before

-- From an HRC press release

Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — hailed the victory of at least ...


 
WORLD-Gay-governor-Tokyo-partnership-policy-Daniel-Radcliffe-Korean-first

  WORLD Gay governor, Tokyo partnership policy, Daniel Radcliffe, Korean first

On Oct. 30, the first openly gay governor of Brazil was re-elected in a runoff election, The Washington Blade noted. Rio Grande do Sul Gov. Eduardo Leite, a member of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, ...


 
NATIONAL-Pageant-ruling-AOC-gay-journalists-Dwyane-Wade-trans-activist

  NATIONAL Pageant ruling, AOC, gay journalists, Dwyane Wade, trans activist

A federal appeals court ruled that the operator of the Miss United States of America pageant (not to be confused with the Miss USA pageant) can't be forced to allow openly transgender women into its competitions, ...


 
Officials-visit-Brittney-Griner-for-first-time-in-months

  Officials visit Brittney Griner for first time in months

Officials from the U.S. embassy in Moscow met with Brittney Griner on Nov. 3, according to Reuters. It was the first visit in months for the out lesbian WNBA star who is jailed in Russia and could soon be transferred to ...


 
QPOC-and-transgender-elders-become-focus-of-grad-school-students-masters-thesis

  QPOC and transgender elders become focus of grad school student's master's thesis

When we think about how LGBTQ+ age, helping people feel connected and "seen" is just one of the many ways a community can care for LGBTQ+ elders. It can contribute to their mental health as they ...


 
NATIONAL-Birth-certificates-university-items-drag-show-standoff-Models-of-Pride

  NATIONAL Birth certificates, university items, drag-show standoff, 'Models of Pride'

Following a lawsuit from ACLU, ACLU of West Virginia and the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Vital Registration Office has introduced more accessible and safer policies ...


 
WORLD-World-Cup-Ukraine-president-purge-survivors-Eddie-Izzard

  WORLD World Cup, Ukraine president, purge survivors, Eddie Izzard

Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Qatar's ambassador to the UK, said LGBTQ+ couples visiting the country for the World Cup can "hold hands" but should be mindful of "public displays of affection," according to PinkNews. He told ...


 
Young-trans-playwright-queers-Shakespeare-in-new-production-Malapert-Love

  Young trans playwright queers Shakespeare in new production 'Malapert Love'

The Artistic Home will debut Malapert Love on Nov. 5-Dec. 11 in Wicker Park at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. The gender-bending, Shakespearean romantic comedy was written by 18-year-old Siah Berlatsky, who's ...


 
44B-Musk-Twitter-deal-raises-questions-about-content-moderation-HRC-responds

  $44B Musk/Twitter deal raises questions about content moderation, HRC responds

-- 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, issued a statement following Elon Musk completing his purchase ...


 
Indiana-court-upholds-decision-to-separate-trans-child-from-allegedly-abusive-parents

  Indiana court upholds decision to separate trans child from allegedly abusive parents

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to remove a transgender child from the parents' custody due to allegations of abuse and their refusal to support the teen's gender identity, The Los Angeles ...


 
Florida-Board-of-Education-approves-strict-trans-bathroom-rule

  Florida Board of Education approves strict trans bathroom rule

On Oct. 19, the Florida Board of Education approved a strict rule preventing public and charter schools in the state from allowing trans+ youth to use the restroom or locker room consistent with their gender identity ...


 
NATIONAL-Michigan-bill-trans-woman-killed-school-musical-Alabama-drag-queen

  NATIONAL Michigan bill, trans woman killed, school musical, Alabama drag queen

Michigan House Republicans recently introduced legislation that could have the potential to throw parents and doctors in prison for life for offering gender-affirming care to children under the age of 18, MLive.com reported. Under House Bill ...


 
SHOWBIZ-P-Valley-Dan-Levy-trans-non-binary-panel-Christina-Aguilera-Spirit-Day

  SHOWBIZ 'P-Valley,' Dan Levy, trans/non-binary panel, Christina Aguilera, Spirit Day

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Starz has renewed the show P-Valley (the network's most-watched series) for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter noted. The renewal for the series from creator/showrunner Katori Hall arrives more than two months after the sophomore season ...


 
Report-Anti-trans-violence-doubled-between-2017-and-2021

  Report: Anti-trans violence doubled between 2017 and 2021

The number of homicides of transgender people in the country nearly doubled between 2017 and 2021, and were mostly driven by gun violence, according to a new report from Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. Known transgender homicides ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-MONTH-Putting-an-end-to-the-myths-of-Stonewall

  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Putting an end to the myths of Stonewall

For years, people have debated what actually happened that night in June 1969 when Stonewall was raided and a new, more militant struggle for equality was born. Due to the debates, and insistence of some to ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-scores-members-of-Congress-on-LGBTQ-support

  Human Rights Campaign scores members of Congress on LGBTQ+ support

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today released its Congressional Scorecard measuring support for ...


 
HRC-celebrates-National-Coming-Out-Day-and-the-significance-of-chosen-family

  HRC celebrates National Coming Out Day and the significance of chosen family

-- From a press release. Video below

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, is commemorating the 34th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by ...


 
ATT-celebrates-National-Coming-Out-Day-early-with-performances-panel

  AT&T celebrates National Coming Out Day (early) with performances, panel

AT&T—in partnership with Center on Halsted and with the participation of do312.com—held "Turn Up the Love," a pre-celebration for National Coming Out Day that took place Oct. 8 at its flagship store at 600 N. Michigan ...


 
Thousands-take-part-in-Chicago-Marathon-non-binary-participants-noted

  Thousands take part in Chicago Marathon; non-binary participants noted

Thousands of individuals ran, walked, rode in wheelchairs and relied on other forms of movement as they took part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon throughout the city on Oct. 9. And for the first ...


 
NATIONAL-Health-advisor-Supreme-Court-Monica-Roberts-bar-promoters

  NATIONAL Health advisor, Supreme Court, Monica Roberts, bar promoters

Spahr Center Executive Director Adrian Shanker has been appointed senior advisor on LGBTQI+ health equity in the office of the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Advocate reported. ...


 
WORLD-Trans-women-elected-Zambia-protest-Spice-Girl-public-figures-come-out

  WORLD Trans women elected, Zambia protest, Spice Girl, public figures come out

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On Oct. 2, two transgender women won seats in the Brazilian Congress, The Washington Blade reported. Voters in Sao Paulo elected Municipal Councilwoman Erika Hilton, a Black former sex worker who is a member of the ...


 
The-life-of-trans-icon-Gloria-Allen-celebrated-at-event

  The life of trans icon Gloria Allen celebrated at event

A celebration of the life of noted transgender activist, mentor and teacher Gloria Allen was held on Oct. 6 at Center on Halsted. Allen—who wasaffectionately called "Mama Gloria" by her friends and colleagues, saw her efforts ...


 
CDPH-report-New-HIV-AIDS-diagnoses-at-lowest-points-since-the-1980s-other-STIs-rise

  CDPH report: New HIV, AIDS diagnoses at lowest points since the 1980s; other STIs rise

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The number of Chicagoans newly diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in 2020 was at the lowest level in four decades, according to a comprehensive new HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) report from the ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-announces-CEO-change

  Brave Space Alliance announces CEO change

CHICAGO, IL - The board of directors of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has announced that BSA's founder, LaSaia Wade, will no longer serve as CEO of the organization, effective Oct. 3. Board chair Channyn Lynne Parker ...


 
Iceland-releases-extensive-LGBTQ-action-plan

  Iceland releases extensive LGBTQ+ action plan

Iceland has published its extensive action plan on LGBTQ+ issues for the years 2022 to 2025, PinkNews reported. The strategy includes an end to discrimination for queer blood donors, training in LGBTQ+ issues for police, "appropriate ...


 
NATIONAL-Gay-political-contest-trans-man-killed-Kansas-Pride-researcher-dies

  NATIONAL Gay political contest, trans man killed, Kansas Pride, researcher dies

In New York, two gay candidates, Democrat Robert Zimmerman and Republican George Santos, are running to fill the seat vacated by Democrat Tom Suozzi in New York's 3rd Congressional District—marking the first time in U.S. history ...


 
WORLD-Fertility-strategy-trans-youth-charity-French-PM-Mexican-spots

  WORLD Fertility strategy, trans youth charity, French PM, Mexican spots

The British government committed to a 10-year strategy to end discrimination against "female same-sex couples" seeking fertility services, according to Human Rights Watch. The first-ever Women's Health Strategy for England ...


 
Celebration-of-trans-icon-Gloria-Allens-life-on-Oct-6

  Celebration of trans icon Gloria Allen's life on Oct. 6

A celebration of life for the late Chicago trans icon "Mama" Gloria Allen will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., inside the third-floor theater. Allen founded ...


 
Trans-US-Army-doctor-wife-charged-with-helping-Russia-in-war-against-Ukraine

  Trans U.S. Army doctor, wife charged with helping Russia in war against Ukraine

A U.S. Army major doctor and their physician wife were arrested for an alleged criminal plot to give Russia confidential medical information about people connected to the U.S. military and government, CNBC reported. Federal prosecutors claim ...


 
Newsom-signs-bill-making-California-a-sanctuary-state-for-trans-youths

  Newsom signs bill making California a sanctuary state for trans youths

On Sept. 29, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that aims to protect transgender youths and their families from bans against gender-affirming care, the Los Angeles Times reported. Senate Bill 107, by state ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-holding-Womens-Connection-Summit-of-Hope-on-Oct-6

  AIDS Foundation Chicago holding Women's Connection Summit of Hope on Oct. 6

-- From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is hosting a Women Connection Summit of Hope in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to address the needs of cis and transgender women who have been recently released from ...


 
Andersonville-Arts-Weekend-to-take-place-Sept-30--Oct-2

  Andersonville Arts Weekend to take place Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with The Bramble Arts Loft and Connect Gallery, is welcoming back its 18th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend, with the neighborhood transformed into ...


 
WORLD-Malta-PM-Kenya-official-Kharkiv-Pride-sex-education-campaign

  WORLD Malta PM, Kenya official, Kharkiv Pride, sex-education campaign

Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela has promised reforms for the country's LGBTQ+ community, including free gender-affirming surgery for trans people, according to PinkNews. In an interview with ONE Radio, he said, "I believe that social reform ...


 
Elle-Lett-keynotes-Transgender-Health-Equity-in-Troubled-Times-at-symposium

  Elle Lett keynotes 'Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times' at symposium

Statistician, epidemiologist, physician-in-training and Boston Children's Hospital post-doctoral fellow Elle Lett kicked off the eighth annual Midwest LGBTQ+ Health Symposium with a keynote, "Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times," on ...


 
Texas-district-court-issues-third-directive-benefiting-trans-youths-

  Texas district court issues third directive benefiting trans youths

On Sept. 16, the Travis County District Court issued a third injunction blocking Texas from implementing a directive targeting trans youth and their families across the state. The directive ordered the Department of Family and Protective ...


 
Montana-judge-strikes-down-anti-trans-birth-certificate-rule

  Montana judge strikes down anti-trans birth-certificate rule

A Montana state judge blocked a 2021 state law that would have banned transgender people from changing the gender listed on their birth certificates unless they have undergone gender-affirming surgery, Axios reported. District Court Judge Michael ...


 
WORLD-Death-in-Bali-Chile-constitution-Wales-items-Israel-petition

  WORLD Death in Bali, Chile constitution, Wales items, Israel petition

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Bowing to pressure from activists, prosecutors in Peru launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a transgender man from Peru who died in custody in Bali after he was arrested for alleged cannabis possession, Gay ...


 
Broadway-musical-Chicago-to-open-Sept-12-with-Angelica-Ross-as-Roxie-Hart

  Broadway musical Chicago to open Sept. 12 with Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

-- From a press release

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome actress and human rights advocate Angelica Ross ("Pose," "American Horror Story") making her Broadway debut in the ...


 
Oklahoma-being-sued-over-anti-trans-restroom-law

  Oklahoma being sued over anti-trans restroom law

Three Oklahoma students are suing the state over its law that bars transgender students from using the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity, KOSU reported. The 42-page suit challenges that Senate Bill 615 is unconstitutional. A ...


 
Report-Trans-activist-Brady-Davis-expected-to-run-for-aldermanic-seat-

  Report: Trans activist Brady-Davis expected to run for aldermanic seat

Politico Illinois Playbook reported that Precious Brady-Davis—a longtime trans-rights activist who currently is the associate regional communications director at the environmental organization Sierra Club—is expected to run to represent the ...


 
THEATER-Theo-Ubique-to-launch-25th-anniversary-season-with-Refuge

  THEATER Theo Ubique to launch 25th-anniversary season with 'Refuge'

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre will open its 25th-anniversary season with the Midwest premiere of Refuge, a new play with music and puppetry from creators Satya Jnani Chavez and Andrew Rosendorf, with translations by Mari Meza-Burgos. Refuge ...


 
NATIONAL-Convicted-killer-school-groups-Gloria-Casarez-Gay-Days

  NATIONAL Convicted killer, school groups, Gloria Casarez, 'Gay Days'

A Philadelphia jury convicted Abdullah El-Amin of third-degree murder for taking the life of trans woman Mia Green, per The Philadelphia Gay News. He faces a lengthy prison term when sentenced in November. Green, 27, was ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lady-Gaga-VMAs-Emmys-daytime-soap-anti-trans-comments

  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, VMAs, Emmys, daytime soap, anti-trans comments

Lady Gaga might perform a virtual concert on the popular online video game Fortnite sometime soon, according to Out Magazine, citing Kotaku. In a previous press release by Fortnite developer Epic Games, the studio announced that ...


 
MUSIC-KOKUMO-talks-about-moving-to-New-York-City-other-endeavors

  MUSIC KOKUMO talks about moving to New York City, other endeavors

The multifaceted artist KOKUMO, The Queen of Queer Soul has recently released a new album, Wildflowa': Da' Prelude Ta' Freedom Mixtape, featuring 16 tracks focusing on traumatology, Afro-Elysium and other ...


 
Chicago-Fire-offer-free-transportation-options-for-Columbus-Cincinnati

  Chicago Fire offer free transportation options for Columbus, Cincinnati

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Aug/ 29, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced transportation options for season ticket holders and fans to attend two upcoming Fire away matches. Free round-trip bus rides will be available for the Fire's road match ...


 
WORLD-Trans-activist-killed-abduction-BlueCity-OutRight-trans-golfer

  WORLD Trans activist killed, abduction, BlueCity, OutRight, trans golfer

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The murder of a prominent transgender activist in Argentina has sparked outrage across the country, The Washington Blade reported. Clarín, an Argentine newspaper, reported Alejandra Ironici, 45, was found dead in her home in Santa Fe. ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-South-Side-location-holds-open-house

  Center on Halsted's South Side location holds open house

On Aug. 25, the new Center on Halsted's South Side site, at 6323 S. Cottage Grove Ave., opened its doors for an open house to welcome community members and potential partners. The hub, which is in ...


 
Court-upholds-injunction-blocking-Ark-ban-on-healthcare-for-trans-youth

  Court upholds injunction blocking Ark. ban on healthcare for trans youth

On Aug. 25, a federal appeals court has said that Arkansas cannot enact Act 626, its law banning gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth because the law relies on sex discrimination, LGBTQ Nation reported. The three-judge panel ...


 






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