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GLAAD-responds-to-increase-in-suicide-attempts-among-trans-youth-in-Arkansas

  GLAAD responds to increase in suicide attempts among trans youth in Arkansas

--From a press release

(New York, NY - April 19, 2021) — GLAAD is responding to reports of an increase in suicide attempts among transgender youth in Arkansas, which on April 6 became the first U.S. state to outlaw gender-affirming ...


 
NATIONAL-More-trans-deaths-bullied-teen-Manhunt-trans-writer-Biden

  NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden

A Black transgender woman in Missouri was shot to death—and investigators swiftly tracked down a suspect they believe shot her after meeting on an online dating website, LGBTQ Nation reported. Dominique Lucious was found dead April ...


 
Poll-Most-Americans-oppose-anti-trans-laws-

  Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws

A new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll showed that two-thirds of U.S. residents oppose laws that would limit transgender rights, PBS reported. About one half of one percent of U.S. adults are transgender, according to a recent Gallup ...


 
Equality-Florida-HRC-condemn-Florida-House-passage-of-trans-sports-ban-

  Equality Florida, HRC condemn Florida House passage of trans sports ban

--From a press release

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House has voted 77-40 to ban transgender girls from playing sports alongside their peers. The vote comes just hours after transgender students and advocates held a press conference in the Florida ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-theme-announced

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

--From a collective press release

LGBTQI+ networks from around the world have announced the theme for this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" We are inspired by this very ...


 
More-than-45000-trans-youth-put-at-risk-of-losing-access-to-gender-affirming-care-

  More than 45,000 trans youth put at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care

--From a Williams Institute press release

An estimated 45,100 transgender youth ages 13 and older in the U.S. are at risk of being denied gender-affirming medical care due to proposed and enacted state bans, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School ...


 
NCAA-issues-statement-hitting-back-at-anti-trans-discrimination-

  NCAA issues statement hitting back at anti-trans discrimination

The NCAA, which regulates college athletics in the United States, supported transgender athletes April 12, saying it won't hold championship events in locations that aren't "free of discrimination," NBC News reported. As Republicans in more than ...


 
Trans-non-binary-youth-influencers-launch-book-collection-with-A-Kids-Book-About

  Trans, non-binary youth influencers launch book collection with "A Kids Book About"

--From a press release

Chicago, IL - April 12, 2021 - While many teens took e-learning as an opportunity to level-up their gaming skills, a group of young people chose instead to write a collection of books about their lives. ...


 
WORLD-Trans-women-arrested-death-threats-Russian-film-leader-apologizes

  WORLD Trans women arrested, death threats, Russian film, leader apologizes

Two transgender women facing charges of "attempted homosexuality" (as well as public indecency and not carrying identification) in a high-profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without a trial after a ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-singer-Pose-Kate-Winslet-Lil-Nas-X-Broadway

  SHOWBIZ Trans singer, 'Pose,' Kate Winslet, Lil Nas X, Broadway

Trans femme indie-punk artist Evan Greer (she/her) released a dystopian new music video for the song "Surveillance Capitalism," a press release noted. She is using it to launch StopSpotifySurveillance.org with Fight for the Future, where she ...


 
GLAAD-Media-Awards-honors-creative-forces-of-change-in-media-culture

  GLAAD Media Awards honors creative forces of change in media, culture

--From a press release, video below

Los Angeles, CA, Thursday, April 8, 2021 — GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, tonight hosted a virtual ceremony to announce the award recipients of the 32nd Annu ...


 
New-study-shows-discrimination-stigma-family-pressure-drive-transgender-detransition-

  New study shows discrimination, stigma, family pressure drive transgender "detransition"

--From a press release

BOSTON—A new study published in LGBT Health found that 13.1% of currently identified transgender people have detransitioned at some point in their lives, but that 82.5% of those who have detransitioned attribute their decision to at ...


 
Equality-Illinois-celebrates-Black-trans-womans-electoral-victory-in-Decatur-Illinois

  Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois

From a press release

A statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans: "We are extremely proud of Alana ...


 
Suburban-LGBTQ-candidates-mostly-prevail-in-April-6-elections-

  Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections

Illinois LGBTQ candidates mostly prevailed in their respective suburban elections on April 6—with two victories marking rare wins by transgender candidates. ...


 
Arkansas-legislature-overrides-governor-on-anti-trans-measure-

  Arkansas legislature overrides governor on anti-trans measure

On April 6, the Arkansas state legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on a bill that would ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender youths in the state, ABC News reported. The "Save Adolescents ...


 
Athlete-Ally-releases-Athletic-Equality-Index-of-LGBTQ-Inclusion-at-NCAA-D1-Schools

  Athlete Ally releases Athletic Equality Index of LGBTQ-Inclusion at NCAA D1 Schools

--From a press release

LGBTQI+ student athletes are under attack. Here's how schools can step in. LGBTQI+ student athletes already have a lot on their mind between navigating COVID-19, coursework and their sport. They shouldn't have to also worry about ...


 
MOVIES-The-Sound-of-Identity-about-trans-opera-star-out-June-1-

  MOVIES 'The Sound of Identity,' about trans opera star, out June 1

Winner of the 2020 Outshine Film Festival's prestigious Programmers Award of Excellence, The Sound of Identity is a feature documentary that Shout! Studios will present on digital and on demand June 1. Profiling international opera star ...


 
WIU-LGBTQA-Resource-Center-celebrates-10th-Anniversary

  WIU LGBTQA Resource Center celebrates 10th Anniversary

--From a WIU press release

MACOMB, IL — In 2011, the LGBT*QA Resource Center was established at Western Illinois University to serve as a home, and to raise awareness for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning+ community at WIU. Ten years ...


 
32nd-Annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards-April-8-

  32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards April 8

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, April 1, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that CHIKA, Rebecca Black, and Niecy Nash's wife Jessica Betts will ...


 
President-Biden-recognizes-Transgender-Day-of-Visibility

  President Biden recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility

--From a Center on Halsted press release

In a proclamation recognizing March 31, 2021 as Transgender Day of Visibility, President Biden wrote, "Vice President Harris and I affirm that transgender Americans make our Nation more prosperous, vibrant, and strong. I urge my fellow ...


 
Pentagon-reverses-Trump-era-ban-on-trans-military-service-GLAAD-responds

  Pentagon reverses Trump-era ban on trans military service, GLAAD responds

--From a GLAAD press release

New York, NY - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, celebrates news that the Pentagon will issue ...


 
NABJs-LGBTQ-Task-Force-announces-new-scholarship-named-for-trans-journalist-Monica-Roberts

  NABJ's LGBTQ+ Task Force announces new scholarship named for trans journalist Monica Roberts

--From a LGBTQ+ Task Force press release

As communities worldwide celebrate transgender and non-binary people on Transgender Day of Visibility, the National Association of Black Journalists' LGBTQ+ Task Force is proud to announce a new scholarship named ...


 
465-feminist-leaders-sign-open-letter-in-solidarity-with-trans-women-and-girls-

  465+ feminist leaders sign open letter in solidarity with trans women and girls

--From a GLAAD press release

More than 465 feminist leaders sign open letter standing in solidarity with transgender women and girls in honor of Women's History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility. The letter, organized by GLAAD & Raquel Willis, comes ...


 
Chella-Man-talks-media-endeavors-the-fashion-world-upcoming-book-AAPI-visibility

  Chella Man talks media endeavors, the fashion world, upcoming book, AAPI visibility

The multi-talented 22-year-old, Deaf, genderqueer, transgender, Jewish, AAPI, artist and activist Chella Man has done more in his short life than most people achieve in their lifetimes. This includes a successful YouTube channel; TedX talk, modeling ...


 
OP-ED-The-closet-doors-are-opening-

  OP-ED The closet doors are opening

(NOTE: The International Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31.) I recently learned that according to a new report, the number of people in this country who identify as LGBTQ has increased by 60% since 2012. ...


 
Nearly-half-of-all-LBQ-women-have-been-physically-or-sexually-assaulted-

  Nearly half of all LBQ women have been physically or sexually assaulted

--From a press release

New study examines the social, economic, physical, and psychological well-being of cisgender and transgender LBQ women and girls A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds about 5% of cisgender and ...


 
New-Equality-Map-Bans-on-transgender-youth-participation-in-sports

  New Equality Map: Bans on transgender youth participation in sports

(March 29, 2021) — Across the country, state legislatures have introduced bills that would ban transgender youth from participating in K-12 school sports, and in some cases in college as well. This year alone, at least ...


 
Talking-Transgender-Day-of-Visibility-with-Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois

  Talking Transgender Day of Visibility with Planned Parenthood of Illinois

With Transgender Day of Visibility on Wed., March 31, Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), one of the largest providers of gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) and general care for transgender patients ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-trans-attacks-Native-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day-tower-Mary-Trump

  NATIONAL Anti-trans attacks, Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, tower, Mary Trump

Rayanna Pardo, a 26-year-old Latinx trans woman, was struck by a car and killed while fleeing from a small mob in Los Angeles on March 17, out.com reported. Security video showed Pardo being chased and assaulted ...


 
Mara-Keisling-leaving-national-trans-group-

  Mara Keisling leaving national trans group

After 18 years leading the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Mara Keisling is not renewing her contract, according to LGBTQ Nation. Current Deputy Executive Director Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen will succeed her. In a statement on the ...


 
Another-anti-trans-sports-bill-signed-this-time-in-Tennessee-

  Another anti-trans sports bill signed, this time in Tennessee

Transgender students in Tennessee will be required to compete in school sports according to their sex at birth after Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed a controversial bill into law March 26, according to The Tennessean. Tennessee ...


 
Congressional-Equality-Caucus-announces-leadership-of-Transgender-Equality-Task-Force

  Congressional Equality Caucus announces leadership of Transgender Equality Task Force

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is excited to announce the leadership of the Transgender Equality Task Force for the 117th Congress. The Task Force will work with the Caucus to amplify transgender issues ...


 
Arkansas-governor-signs-anti-trans-sports-bill-

  Arkansas governor signs anti-trans sports bill

On March 25, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a bill into law that will ban transgender girls and women from participating in K-12 and collegiate level sports that align with their gender identity, The Hill ...


 
Senate-confirms-Levine-as-first-out-trans-federal-official-

  Senate confirms Levine as first out trans federal official

On March 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services—making her the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by that governmental ...


 
Dr-Rachel-L-Levine-confirmed-as-HHS-Assistant-Secretary-for-Health-Lambda-responds

  Dr. Rachel L. Levine confirmed as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Lambda responds

--From a Lambda Legal press release

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Rachel L. Levine to lead the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, a critical ...


 
Transgender-people-four-times-more-likely-than-cisgender-people-to-be-victims-of-violence

  Transgender people four+ times more likely than cisgender people to be victims of violence

--From a press release from The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law

Transgender people are over four times more likely than cisgender people to experience violent victimization, including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated or simple assault, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Tamron-Hall-Killing-Eve-speedskater-DJ-dies-Pariah

  SHOWBIZ Tamron Hall, 'Killing Eve,' speedskater, DJ dies, 'Pariah'

On the March 16 episode of Tamron Hall, Hall highlighted groundbreaking transgender trailblazers in Hollywood, a press release noted. Pose/American Horror Story actress and tech CEO Angelica Ross opened up about her difficult coming-out experience in ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-trans-violence-pilot-dies-Dr-Rachel-Levine-panic-defense-Amazon-

  NATIONAL Anti-trans violence, pilot dies, Dr. Rachel Levine, panic defense, Amazon

Diamond "Kyree" Sanders, a 23-year-old Black transgender woman, was shot and killed in Ohio March 23—making her at least the 10th known trans victim of violence this year, out.com noted. Police in Clifton rushed Sanders to ...


 
Chicago-LGBTQ-Workers-Center-leaders-talk-organization-anti-discrimination-hotline-summit

  Chicago LGBTQ Workers Center leaders talk organization, anti-discrimination hotline, summit

In 2018, the National LGBTQ Workers Center launched with the goal of dismantling workplace oppression and discrimination. "We are a collective of trans and queer BIPOC workers," National LGBTQ Workers Center Chicago Chapter President Angelina Nordstrom ...


 
Laverne-Cox-to-speak-at-Indiana-University-virtual-event-on-April-9-

  Laverne Cox to speak at Indiana University virtual event on April 9

Emmy-nominated actress and Indiana University (IU) alumna Laverne Cox will speak during a live virtual event at 8 p.m. on April 9 as part of "The Style of the State," a multidisciplinary IU symposium on art, ...


 
Commissioner-Morrison-introduces-ordinance-expanding-gender-identity-options-on-forms

  Commissioner Morrison introduces ordinance expanding gender identity options on forms

--From a press release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — March 16, 2021 — Today, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (District 15), the first openly LGBTQ Cook County Board member, introduced the Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms ...


 
Elliot-Page-makes-cover-of-Time-

  Elliot Page makes cover of Time

Oscar-nominated transgender actor Elliot Page is on the latest cover of Time magazine—and he wants to be an advocate for others, NBC News reported. "My privilege has allowed me to have resources to get through and ...


 
WORLD-Adoption-ban-trans-soldier-Belgium-killing-archbishop

  WORLD Adoption ban, trans soldier, Belgium killing, archbishop

Same-sex couples will be barred from adopting children in Poland even as single parents, under a new law announced by a nationalist ruling party that has made anti-gay policies a major part of its governing platform, ...


 
NATIONAL-Biden-tracker-Task-Force-trans-journalist-Cuomo-West-Virginia

  NATIONAL Biden tracker, Task Force, trans journalist, Cuomo, West Virginia

GLAAD announced the launch of its Biden Equality Accountability Tracker—a real-time record of the Biden administration's executive orders, announcements, legislative support and speeches that impact LGBTQ people and rights, a ...


 
GLAAD-Athlete-Ally-respond-to-trans-inclusion-letter-

  GLAAD, Athlete Ally respond to trans-inclusion letter

Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, and LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD, responded to a letter from at least 5005 National Collegiate Athletic Association student-athletes sent to the ...


 
WORLD-Court-rulings-trans-kids-books-activist-dies-Naomi-Campbell

  WORLD Court rulings, trans kids' books, activist dies, Naomi Campbell

A Chinese court upheld a ruling that a textbook description of homosexuality as "a psychological disorder" was not a factual error but merely an "academic view," according to the South China Morning Post. The Chinese LGBT ...


 
NATIONAL-Lesbian-bar-closes-COVID-survey-trans-lawsuit-Andy-Towle

  NATIONAL Lesbian bar closes, COVID survey, trans lawsuit, Andy Towle

The Toasted Walnut—a lesbian bar in Philadelphia's Gayborhood that was refuge to queer women for the past five years—will close for good, according to an Eater Philly item that cited Billy Penn. The bar had been ...


 
TELEVISION-Pose-to-end-after-season-three-

  TELEVISION 'Pose' to end after season three

The FX show Pose—the groundbreaking series focused on New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ+ drag ball culture scene in the 1980s and ‘90s—will end after its third season, Deadline reported. ...


 
PrEP-options-likely-to-change-following-Truvada-patent-expiration

  PrEP options likely to change following Truvada patent expiration

Among the myriad challenges facing HIV/AIDS advocates and healthcare providers has been increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among persons at risk for HIV transmission. A PrEP intervention, which usually consists of taking the oral ...


 
Most-states-are-considering-anti-transgender-bills-

  Most states are considering anti-transgender bills

Legislators in more than half the states are debating bills to limit access to sports or medical care for transgender people, according to an article by The Hill. Across the nation, at least 35 bills have ...


 
Dr-Rachel-Levine-confirmation-hearing-today-to-be-first-trans-Senate-confirmed-appointee

  Dr. Rachel Levine confirmation hearing today, to be first trans Senate-confirmed appointee

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today Dr. Rachel Levine will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about her experience and qualifications to be the next U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health. If moved ...


 
Victory-Institute-condemns-Rand-Paul-attack-on-Dr-Rachel-Levine-trans-youth

  Victory Institute condemns Rand Paul attack on Dr. Rachel Levine, trans youth

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute condemned Senator Rand Paul's transphobic attack on Dr. Rachel Levine during her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He attacked trans you ...


 
LGBTs-rise-to-56-of-US-population-

  LGBTs rise to 5.6% of U.S. population

Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT, according to the organization. The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-transforming-Illinois-criminal-justice-system

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation transforming Illinois criminal justice system

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Building on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, Governor JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation that transforms Illinois' criminal justice system. This landmark legislation ...


 
NATIONAL-Virginia-items-Marriott-CEO-Black-LGBTQ-icons-trans-kids-book

  NATIONAL Virginia items, Marriott CEO, Black LGBTQ+ icons, trans kids' book

Virginia lawmakers are about to roll back a state law that allows faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies to refuse service to LGBTQ families, VirginiaMercury.com reported. The legislation has spurred heated ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-groups-Moroccan-refugee-LGBT-Rights-Ghana-trans-heroine

  WORLD Canadian groups, Moroccan refugee, LGBT+ Rights Ghana, trans heroine

From $400,000 in funding for a national initiative aimed at expanding two-spirit advocacy, to $239,000 to improve LGBTQ youth housing access in the Prairies, 76 Canadian community groups are being sent nearly $15 million from the ...


 
Male-only-Michigan-campsite-bans-trans-men-

  Male-only Michigan campsite bans trans men

In Michigan, the owners of Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground in Orleans—about 50 miles northwest of Lansing—announced they will ban trans men from their male-only park when they officially open this spring, PrideSource.com reported. "Camp ...


 
CDC-establishes-school-reopening-guidelines-

  CDC establishes school-reopening guidelines

On Feb. 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that teachers and students should return to the classroom and can do so safely—even in areas with high rates of viral transmission—if certain mitigation ...


 
Quigley-statement-on-HUD-announcement-of-enforcement-of-Fair-Housing-Act-

  Quigley statement on HUD announcement of enforcement of Fair Housing Act

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, released a statement after the ...


 
HUD-to-enforce-act-prohibiting-discrimination-on-sexual-orientation-gender-identity-

  HUD to enforce act prohibiting discrimination on sexual orientation, gender identity

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD's Office ...


 
GLAAD-Senators-vote-against-response-to-riot-but-introduce-anti-trans-bill

  GLAAD: Senators vote against response to riot but introduce anti-trans bill

--From a press release

Five of the eight senators objecting to Electoral College votes and voting against the second Trump impeachment trial have cosponsored a new bill targeting transgender youth, adding to history of anti-LGBTQ votes and views GLAAD: "More ...


 
NATIONAL-Black-History-Month-anti-trans-bills-Penn-politician-HIV-measure

  NATIONAL Black History Month, anti-trans bills, Penn. politician, HIV measure

In honor of Black History Month, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced its acquisition of the Ubuntu Biography Project, a press release noted. The Ubuntu Biography Project, created by Stephen A. Maglott, celebrates the legacies ...


 
Questions-surround-Chicago-transgender-womans-death

  Questions surround Chicago transgender woman's death

During the overnight hours of Jan. 16-17, 34-year-old Sherry Nicholas died at the Jackson Park Supportive Living facility on Chicago's South Side, where she was a resident. She is the second known Chicago transgender woman to ...


 
HRC-responds-to-Rand-Pauls-questions-about-trans-children-

  HRC responds to Rand Paul's questions about trans children

On Feb. 3, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona to be Secretary of Education. During the event, U.S. Sen. Rand ...


 
Golden-Globe-nods-announced-LGBTQ-shows-characters-and-actors-included-	-

  Golden Globe nods announced; LGBTQ shows, characters and actors included

Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards—which honor the best in television and film—were announced Feb. 3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts of the event for a fourth time. The Golden ...


 
Pete-Buttigieg-is-first-LGBTQ-Senate-confirmed-cabinet-member-

  Pete Buttigieg is first LGBTQ Senate-confirmed cabinet member

--From a Victory Institute press release

Washington, DC — Today the United States Senate confirmed Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, making him the first out LGBTQ person ever confirmed for a cabinet position. Buttigieg is one of dozens of high-profile LGBTQ ...


 
Draw-With-Me-follows-trans-teen-whos-Jennifer-Lopezs-nibling-director-reflects

  'Draw With Me' follows trans teen who's Jennifer Lopez's nibling; director reflects

Draw With Me—an official Oscar entry for Documentary Short Subject—is the story of talented teen artist Brendon Scholl, who identifies as trans non-binary and whose art has been a vital outlet for self expression. The movie—created ...


 
NATIONAL-Puerto-Rico-action-firefighter-HIV-drug-trans-candidate-Janelle-Monae

  NATIONAL Puerto Rico action, firefighter, HIV drug, trans candidate, Janelle Monae

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro R. Pierluisi declared a state of emergency to combat violence committed against the transgender community, out.com reported. Pierluisi signed an executive order in response to the surge in violent killings of transgender ...


 
WORLD-Trans-honoree-Sophie-dies-famous-Africans-come-out-Leo-Varadkar

  WORLD Trans honoree, Sophie dies, famous Africans come out, Leo Varadkar

In India, the list of Padma awards recipients this year included a transgender individual from Karnataka who has, over the past many decades, practiced and single-handedly popularized rural folk arts, according to NDTV. For Manjamma Jogathi, ...


 
Chicago-trans-trailblazer-Gloria-Allen-to-receive-SAGE-award-in-memory-of-Carmen-Vazquez-

  Chicago trans trailblazer Gloria Allen to receive SAGE award in memory of Carmen Vazquez

--From a SAGE press release

[NEW YORK, N.Y.] — SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, will present Gloria Allen, known as "Mama Gloria," with the Carmen Vázquez SAGE Award for Excellence in ...


 
CDC-issues-mask-mandate-for-travelers-

  CDC issues mask mandate for travelers

Starting in February, travelers and commuters will be required to wear face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation as part of a sweeping new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...


 
GLAAD-announces-award-nominees-Windy-City-Times-receives-Barbara-Gittings-Award

  GLAAD announces award nominees, Windy City Times receives Barbara Gittings Award

--From a GLAAD press release

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Actress Josie Totah (Peacock's Saved By The Bell), actor and ...


 
Pete-Buttigieg-set-to-become-first-LGBTQ-Senate-confirmed-cabinet-member

  Pete Buttigieg set to become first LGBTQ Senate-confirmed cabinet member

--From a press release from the LGBTQ Victory Institute

Washington, DC — Today the United States Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recommended the full Senate confirm Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation by a vote of 21 to 3. The recommendation paves the ...


 
Elliot-Page-and-wife-announce-divorce-

  Elliot Page and wife announce divorce

Elliot Page—the Oscar-nominated actor who recently came out as transgender—and his wife, Emma Portner, are getting divorced, CNN.com reported. A statement read, "After much thought and careful consideration, we have ...


 
Bidens-repeal-of-trans-military-ban-impacts-over-15500-adults-in-the-military-

  Biden's repeal of trans military ban impacts over 15,500 adults in the military

--From a Williams Institute press release

A summary of current data on transgender military service in U.S. Today, President Biden signed an executive order ending the ban on transgender military service. The directive instructs the Department of Defense to reinstate the 2016 ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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