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Biden-nominates-Dr-Rachel-Levine-first-trans-person-nominated-for-Senate-confirmed-position-

  Biden nominates Dr. Rachel Levine, first trans person nominated for Senate-confirmed position

--From press releases

From Victory Institute: Washington, DC — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to be the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health — a historic nomination that makes her the first out trans ...


 
Biden-picks-transgender-assistant-health-secretary-

  Biden picks transgender assistant health secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health—positioning her to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, a Seattle Times ...


 
SHOWBIZ-LGBTQ-movies-Color-Purple-Nick-Jonas-gay-coach

  SHOWBIZ LGBTQ movies, 'Color Purple,' Nick Jonas, gay coach

The film Draw with Me has launched its virtual theatrical release at ArenaScreen through Feb. 9, and was the subject of the first-ever panel at the United Nations on Transgender Health, a release stated. Featuring Jennifer ...


 
Research-on-military-trans-ban-shows-urgency-of-Biden-acting-on-pledge

  Research on military trans ban shows urgency of Biden acting on pledge

--From a press release by The Palm Center

President-elect Joseph Biden has promised to reverse the military's ban on service by transgender Americans on "day one" of his presidency. Research recently released by the Palm Center explains why lifting the ban is an urgent ...


 
Trans-woman-man-killed-in-Chicagos-Gresham-area-

  Trans woman, man killed in Chicago's Gresham area

A transgender woman and a man were killed in a shooting Jan. 6 in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 800 block ...


 
Vulnerable-communities-slow-to-adopt-key-strategy-to-stop-HIVs-spread

  Vulnerable communities slow to adopt key strategy to stop HIV's spread

--From a UCLA press release

LOS ANGELES — Taking a daily pill to prevent HIV transmission is one of the most effective biomedical strategies available to combat the virus' spread, yet use of this health regimen remains low among vulnerable communities ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Laverne-Cox-lesbian-coach-Jim-Parsons-Brokeback-theater-items-

  SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items

Laverne Cox is teaming with Meryl Streep and Rashida Jones to executive-produce a new documentary exploring one of the most critical issues at the intersection of race, feminism, and power: the sex industry, out.com noted. Sell/Buy/Date ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-bias-rule-nixed-trans-deaths-lesbian-archivist-dies

  NATIONAL Anti-bias rule nixed, trans deaths, lesbian archivist dies

Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration officially nixed regulations barring federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from discriminating against LGBTQ ...


 
WORLD-Greece-appointee-India-trans-items-top-LGBTQ-issues

  WORLD Greece appointee, India trans items, top LGBTQ issues

The center-right government of Greece announced the country's first out minister, out.com reported. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed Nicholas Yatromanolakis as the new deputy minister of culture. The 44-year-old native ...


 
National-LGBTQ-organizations-call-for-Trumps-removal-from-office

  National LGBTQ organizations call for Trump's removal from office

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, along with leading LGBTQ legal, health, youth, justice and equality organizations, is callin ...


 
New-reports-from-Palm-Center-look-at-military-transgender-ban-Bidens-position

  New reports from Palm Center look at military transgender ban, Biden's position

—From a press release

President-elect Joseph Biden has promised to reverse the military's ban on service by transgender Americans on "day one" of his presidency. Research recently released by the Palm Center explains why lifting the ban is an urgent ...


 
Legislators-partner-with-Chicago-group-for-trans-womens-funeral-expenses-

  Legislators partner with Chicago group for trans women's funeral expenses

Several LGBTQ and allied legislators are partnering with Chicago-based trans organization Brave Space Alliance (BSA) to establish a dedicated fund to support the funeral expenses of local trans women who have been murdered. The lawmakers are ...


 
Chicago-trans-woman-Eshay-Key-25-dies-in-Christmas-shooting-

  Chicago trans woman Eshay Key, 25, dies in Christmas shooting

Column by Sue Kerr

Just a week after writing about the ugly shooting death of a 19-year-old Black gender nonconforming young adult while they were at a Christmas party, I was hopeful there would be no more deaths to cover ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-movie-best-worst-LGBTQ-films-sports-items-Whitney

  SHOWBIZ Trans movie, best/worst LGBTQ films, sports items, Whitney

Shout! Studios entered into an exclusive deal with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions (KKP) and Scatena & Rosner Films (SNR) to distribute the new LGBTQ-focused documentary The Sound of Identity, a press release noted. The movie chronicles ...


 
NATIONAL-Aimee-Stephens-GNC-teen-murdered-Katie-Hill-Amazon

  NATIONAL Aimee Stephens, GNC teen murdered, Katie Hill, Amazon

A consent decree ordered that Michigan business Harris Funeral Homes—which fired the late Aimee Stephens for being transgender and led her to sue the business in litigation that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court—must ...


 
WORLD-Lithuania-outlook-HIV-AIDS-and-COVID-lawyer-arrested-trans-youth

  WORLD Lithuania outlook, HIV/AIDS and COVID, lawyer arrested, trans youth

Lithuania appears set to legalize same-sex civil partnerships next year, but same-sex marriage could be up to a decade away, according to Tomas Raskevicius—the country's only openly LGBT+ lawmaker, Reuters reported. "We're going to submit t ...


 
200-athletes-support-trans-women-and-girls-playing-sports-

  200 athletes support trans women and girls playing sports

On Dec. 21, sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team co-captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA trailblazer and legend Candace Parker joined nearly 200 fellow athletes in women's sports to ...


 
Bechdel-Fest-8-to-highlight-femme-female-identifying-non-binary-trans-queer-actors

  Bechdel Fest 8 to highlight femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans, queer actors

Broken Nose Theatre (BNT) will present Bechdel Fest 8: Realign—the company’s annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans and queer actors talking about things other than men. ...


 
NATIONAL-Equality-Virginia-trans-case-Hitler-video-Pentagon

  NATIONAL Equality Virginia, trans case, Hitler video, Pentagon

Equality Virginia discussed proposed guidelines for transgender rights in schools in during a virtual town hall that guided participants through crafting public comments in support of the guidelines which solidify protections for trans students and school ...


 
Pose-star-headlining-virtual-talent-benefit-Dec-16-

  'Pose' star headlining virtual talent benefit Dec. 16

Dominique Jackson—an activist and co-star of the FX series Pose—is headlining the #REFUGEE RAINBOW EXTRAVAGANZA Talent Show "Still Here, Still Queer" on Wed., Dec. 16, 5-6 p.m. CT. ORAM (Organization for Refugee, Asylum and Migration) is ...


 
Reports-Biden-asks-Buttigieg-to-be-transportation-secretary-

  Reports: Biden asks Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Reuters reported. The appointment of Buttigieg, 38—who competed in the Democratic presidential primary—is another step in ...


 
Biden-to-name-Buttigieg-Sec-Transportation-first-open-LGBTQ-Cabinet-Secretary

  Biden to name Buttigieg Sec. Transportation, first open LGBTQ+ Cabinet Secretary

--From press releases

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic candidate for president, to serve as the next Secretary of Transportation. ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-acting-challenge-NYE-parties-Charlize-Theron-Diana-Ross

  SHOWBIZ Trans acting challenge, NYE parties, Charlize Theron, Diana Ross

Michael D. Cohen, with support from Nickelodeon, is launching the Trans Youth Acting Challenge, according to a press release. Trans and non-binary kids can submit audition self-tapes online (preferably through their parents), and the top 12 ...


 
NATIONAL-Federal-rule-anti-LGBTQ-crimes-restroom-case-Karamo

  NATIONAL Federal rule, anti-LGBTQ crimes, restroom case, Karamo

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a final rule that dramatically expands the ability of federal contractors to claim religious exemptions from federal nondiscrimination ...


 
Chicago-trans-icon-Gloria-Allen-among-Creating-Change-honorees-

  Chicago trans icon Gloria Allen among Creating Change honorees

Community leaders Gloria Allen, Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, Javier Hernandez and Gayle Rubin will all be honored at the 33rd annual Creating Change Conference, run by the National LGBTQ Task Force. Held virtually Jan. 28-31, 2021, the ...


 
WORLD-Dutch-apology-Swiss-govt-Victory-Institute-Queer-Japan

  WORLD Dutch apology, Swiss gov't, Victory Institute, 'Queer Japan'

The Dutch government issued a formal apology to transgender and intersex citizens who were required to undergo sterilization surgeries to legally change their gender and agreed to compensate some of those who underwent the procedures, The ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-deaths-Elizabeth-Taylor-Kamalas-successor

  NATIONAL Trans deaths, Elizabeth Taylor, Kamala's successor

Chae'Meshia Simms, a Black transgender woman, was killed in Richmond, Virginia, advocate.com reported, citing The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Simms's body was found in a car that had crashed into a garage Nov. 23; she had suffered a ...


 
Actor-formerly-known-as-Ellen-Page-comes-out-as-trans-

  Actor formerly known as Ellen Page comes out as trans

Elliot Page has come out as transgender. The star of movies like Juno and TV shows like The Umbrella Academy, formerly known as Ellen Page, posted about his transition on social media on Dec. 1, according ...


 
Prominent-lesbians-of-color-will-join-Biden-administration

  Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29. Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as a Biden senior adviser ...


 
Laverne-Cox-in-shock-but-okay-after-transphobic-attack-

  Laverne Cox 'in shock' but okay after transphobic attack

Transgender actress/activist Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) said she was "definitely in shock" and "triggered" but okay after an anti-trans attack while walking with a friend in a Los Angeles park, USA Today reported. ...


 
Lawsuit-filed-regarding-trans-exclusion-for-health-benefits-

  Lawsuit filed regarding trans exclusion for health benefits

Lambda Legal and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger PLLC filed a federal lawsuit challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois' (BCBSIL's) administration of a blanket exclusion of gender-affirming care in an ...


 
New-study-Military-transgender-ban-hurts-readiness

  New study: Military transgender ban hurts readiness

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A new study has found that the current ban on military service by transgender Americans has harmed the armed forces, contradicting claims by the Trump administration that the ban was needed to ...


 
Black-transgender-artist-Heather-Hills-releases-single-video-from-Trans-Trenderz

  Black transgender artist Heather Hills releases single, video from Trans Trenderz

--From a press release

(New York, NY) Electro-pop/rap artist, Heather Hills, has released the new single and video, "Get Dun," on the Trans Trenderz label. "Get Dun" is not for those expecting trauma porn. "I got a cute beat and ...


 
Day-Without-Art-Transmissions-launches-online-Nov-30

  Day With(out) Art: Transmissions launches online Nov. 30

--From a press release

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 — Visual AIDS, the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS and HIV awareness through dialogue, art exhibitions and public forums, announces their ...


 
PPIL-extends-Gender-Affirming-Hormone-Therapy-program-statewide

  PPIL extends Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy program statewide

During this year's Transgender Awareness Week (which culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20), Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is highlighting its Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) ...


 
WORLD-Trans-deaths-China-census-Rob-Halford-Hungary-measure

  WORLD Trans deaths, China census, Rob Halford, Hungary measure

Globally, at least 350 transgender people have been killed this year (2020)—a figure that has risen since last year's total of 331, Forbes noted. The annual list, released for Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) by ...


 
MOVIES-Trans-focused-Born-to-Be-to-be-released-Nov-20-

  MOVIES Trans-focused Born to Be to be released Nov. 20

Born To Be—a hit documentary on the country's first hospital center for transgender medical care—will open in Philadelphia on Friday, Nov. 20 (also the Transgender Day of Remembrance) with Gene Sickle Film Center Virtual Cinema. The ...


 
Mama-Gloria-about-Chicagos-elder-trans-activist-icon-to-screen-

  Mama Gloria, about Chicago's elder, trans, activist icon, to screen

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Luchina Fisher's Mama Gloria, an important and timely documentary about Chicago's trailblazing Black trans elder icon and activist Gloria Allen, will hold nationwide screenings during Transgender Awareness ...


 
Victory-Institute-calls-for-LGBTQ-cabinet-appointee

  Victory Institute calls for LGBTQ cabinet appointee

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute called on President-elect Joe Biden to appoint at least one out LGBTQ person to a Senate-confirmed Cabinet position and said it will provide the transition team with a list ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Rock-Hudson-The-CW-Jillian-Michaels-Isis-King

  SHOWBIZ Rock Hudson, The CW, Jillian Michaels, Isis King

Among Kino Lorber's December DVD and Blu-ray releases is a three-movie set (with the 1953-54 features Seminole, Golden Blade and Bengal Brigade) starring the late actor Rock Hudson, a press release noted. Co-stars in the films ...


 
Jill-Rose-Quinn-first-trans-elected-official-in-Illinois-wins-for-Cook-County-Circuit-Court-Judge

  Jill Rose Quinn first trans elected official in Illinois; wins for Cook County Circuit Court Judge

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Jill Rose Quinn won her election to be a judge on the Cook County Circuit Court, becoming the first out transgender person ever elected in the state ...


 
Sarah-McBride-of-Delaware-first-trans-State-Senator-in-US-history-

  Sarah McBride of Delaware first trans State Senator in U.S. history

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Sarah McBride won her election for the Delaware state Senate, becoming the first out transgender person ever elected to a state senate seat anywhere in the United ...


 
Jennifer-N-Pritzker-Erin-E-Solaro-wed

  Jennifer N. Pritzker, Erin E. Solaro wed

--From a press release

Jennifer N. Pritzker and Erin E. Solaro were married in a private ceremony in Chicago on Oct. 31, 2020. Ms. Pritzker is President & CEO of TAWANI Enterprises Inc., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, Retired, and Founder ...


 
NATIONAL-Texas-board-intersex-portfolio-hate-crimes-beauty-queen-dies-

  NATIONAL Texas board, intersex portfolio, hate crimes, beauty queen dies

A Texas regulatory board reinstated protections that bar social workers from refusing services to LGBTQ people and people with disabilities, NBC News reported. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, or BHEC, on Tuesday unanimously reversed an ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Being-Earnest-

  THEATER REVIEW Being Earnest

Playwright book and lyrics by Paul Gordon, music by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska At Skylight Music Theatre online at SkylightMusicTheatre.org. Tickets: $25. Runs through Dec. 31, 2020. Two things to remember when proposing to transform a ...


 
LETTER-Pope-Francis-appoints-Americas-first-African-American-cardinal

  LETTER Pope Francis appoints America's first African American cardinal

Pope Francis has appointed 13 new cardinals world wide. Archbishop Gregory is listed as elevated to cardinal by his Holiness. The archbishop served in Chicago for 10 years under Cardinal Joseph Bernadine, being transferred to Atlanta ...


 
Undocumented-LGBTQ-activists-speak-on-importance-of-voting

  Undocumented LGBTQ+ activists speak on importance of voting

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA. - Queer and undocumented filmmaker Armando Ibañez is releasing the videos of 9 undocumented LGTQ+ activists speaking on the importance of the 2020 elections to undocumented communities as part of the #VotaJota digital ...


 
V-for-Vendetta-at-Music-Box-Oct-30-includes-talk-with-Wachowski-

  'V for Vendetta' at Music Box Oct. 30. includes talk with Wachowski

The 15th-anniversary theatrical re-release of V for Vendetta, which now includes bonus content—a 13-minute, pre-recorded conversation with director James McTeigue and writer/producer Lana Wachowski—will run at the Music Box Theatre ...


 
Trans-films-at-Chicago-International-Film-Festival-

  Trans films at Chicago International Film Festival

The 56th Chicago International Film Festival illuminates varying gender norms—in childhood, adolescence and old age—now through Sunday, Oct. 25 as part of the Festival's "Out-Look" LGBTQ+ programming. Three feature films ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lovecraft-Tony-nominees-RuPaul-Megan-Thee-Stallion

  SHOWBIZ 'Lovecraft,' Tony nominees, RuPaul, Megan Thee Stallion

The HBO show Lovecraft Country recently introduced a new character, Yahima—a Two-Spirit person who was quickly murdered and never mentioned again. But now, showrunner Misha Green has gone on Twitter to apologize for what she calls ...


 
NATIONAL-Autistic-trans-guide-trans-death-AIDS-Quilt-intersex-study

  NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the AWNNetwork released a collaborative guide, "Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital"—a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind publication filled with tips and ...


 
WORLD-French-plan-gay-panic-defense-trans-youth-case-Northern-Triangle

  WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle

The French government unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against LGBTQ people, and the initiative emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia, RFI.fr reported. The three-year plan aims to make ...


 
Equality-Illinois-condemns-transphobic-posts-by-State-Rep-Deanne-Mazzochi

  Equality Illinois condemns transphobic posts by State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Newly exposed discriminatory comments show it's deja vu in DuPage County following racist and homophobic remarks by State Rep. Amy Grant last month. The Patch reported that voters learned that state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi ...


 
Court-declines-to-review-ruling-ordering-medically-care-for-Idaho-trans-prisoner-

  Court declines to review ruling ordering medically care for Idaho trans prisoner

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery ...


 
Transphobic-ad-attacks-US-House-candidate-Gina-Ortiz-Jones

  Transphobic ad attacks U.S. House candidate Gina Ortiz Jones

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office, condemned the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) for releasing a transphobic ...


 
-Equality-Illinois-distributes-115000-in-COVID-relief-grants-to-LGBTQs

  Equality Illinois distributes $115,000+ in COVID relief grants to LGBTQs

--From a press release

Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people; through a grant the Illinois COVID Response Fund (ICRF) and community organizations, has awarded over $115,000 in COVID relief grants ...


 
Collaborate-Arts-Institute-to-mark-10th-anniversary

  Collaborate Arts Institute to mark 10th anniversary

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), 7409 N. Greenview Ave., is celebrating its 10th-anniversary season with fall offerings that include the annual Collaborative Works Festival, two recitals as part of the Lieder Lounge series and the ...


 
WORLD-India-couple-Japan-items-pro-trans-writers-Nigeria-job-fair

  WORLD India couple, Japan items, pro-trans writers, Nigeria job fair

In India, a same-sex couple approached the Delhi High Court seeking legal recognition of their marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, India.com reported. The petitioners, an Indian citizen and an overseas citizen, are two gay men ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-equality-minister-and-trans-journalist-die-HRC

  NATIONAL Marriage equality, minister and trans journalist die, HRC

LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of ...


 
World-Rugby-bans-trans-women-players-

  World Rugby bans trans women players

International body World Rugby ruled Oct. 9 that transgender women may not participate in elite and international women's rugby, Reuters reported. In new guidelines, World Rugby said the naturally acquired physical benefits that trans women receive ...


 
PASSAGES-Transgender-advocate-journalist-Monica-Roberts-dies

  PASSAGES Transgender advocate, journalist Monica Roberts dies

--From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release

"This week, the LGBTQ+ community lost one of our fiercest voices in Monica Roberts, an activist who not only lifted up the stories of trans people and inspired generations of countless transgender and non-binary people but ...


 
City-passes-ordinance-recognizing-nonbinary-Chicagoans

  City passes ordinance recognizing nonbinary Chicagoans

Chicago City Council passed a new ordinance Oct. 7 ensuring that non-binary Chicagoans will not be marginalized in City rules and forms. The new rules take effect within 60 days. The measure, introduced this past spring ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Whitney-Houston-all-trans-Brokeback-Sam-Smith-Chicago-Med

  SHOWBIZ Whitney Houston, all-trans 'Brokeback,' Sam Smith, 'Chicago Med'

A hologram of the late Whitney Houston was used in a livestream show—allegedly without permission from her estate, NME.com reported. Hologram USA founder Alki David had originally worked on Houston's likeness in 2016. The hologram appeared ...


 
WORLD-Egypt-arrests-Trans-Legal-Mapping-Report-designer-dies

  WORLD Egypt arrests, Trans Legal Mapping Report, designer dies

In Egypt, authorities are accused of using dating apps and social media to track down and arrest queer folks in their latest attempt to "clean the streets," Out.com noted. Human Rights Watch interviewed 15 people who ...


 
Jessica-Halem-to-open-Transforming-Care-Conference

  Jessica Halem to open Transforming Care Conference

--From a press release

The Equitas Health Institute's virtual 2020 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ HIV & Health Equity opens Wednesday, October 14 with Jessica Halem's presentation of "Mourn the Dead & Fight Like Hell for the Living." As a ...


 
19-of-transgender-adults-in-the-US-are-parents-

  19% of transgender adults in the U.S. are parents

--From a Williams Institute press release

The first nationally representative sample of transgender people in the U.S. finds no difference in mental and physical health between transgender and cisgender parents An estimated 19% of transgender adults in the U.S. are parents, according ...


 
Oct-3-vigil-to-honor-Ramos-Vargas

  Oct. 3 vigil to honor Ramos Vargas

Chicagoans will gather in Humboldt Park the evening of Saturday, Oct. 3 to honor the memory of Michelin Ramos Vargas, a transgender woman who was murdered in Puerto Rico on Sept. 30. The event begins at ...


 
LGBTQs-likely-key-percentage-of-electorate

  LGBTQs likely key percentage of electorate

--From a press release

New York, NY, October 1, 2020 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, released the findings of GLAAD's 'State of LGBTQ Voters' poll which ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-MONTH-United-States-Naval-Academy-evolves-with-LGBTQ-acceptance

  LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: United States Naval Academy evolves with LGBTQ acceptance

By Jeremy Rodriguez

Before graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1985, Paula Neira had difficulties accepting she was trans. "I was fighting this internal battle, but asking for help would've gotten me kicked out," Neira said. ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-MONTH-Nizah-Morris-case-a-seventeen-year-saga-for-transparency-

  LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Nizah Morris case a seventeen-year saga for transparency

This month marks the 65th birthday of Nizah Morris. It's difficult to believe that Nizah would be a senior citizen if she were alive today. She was born on Oct. 19, 1955. So much has changed since her tragic death in ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-incidents-governors-It-Gets-Better-Keith-Haring-Gloria-Trevi

  NATIONAL Trans incidents, governors, It Gets Better, Keith Haring, Gloria Trevi

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourned the loss of Aerrion Burnett, a 37-year-old Black trans woman from Independence, Missouri who was found dead of a gunshot wound Sept. 19, a press release noted ...


 
WORLD-Iran-report-Uruguay-Pride-parade-anti-gay-terrorist

  WORLD Iran report, Uruguay Pride parade, anti-gay terrorist

A new survey—"Hidden Wounds: A Research Report on Violence Against LGBTI in Iran," published by the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network, 6Rang—is shedding light on the atrocities LGBTQ+ Iranians face on a daily basis, Out.com reported. ...


 
National-LGBT-Media-Association-For-Joe-Biden-push-relentlessly-until-Nov-3

  National LGBT Media Association: For Joe Biden, push relentlessly until Nov. 3

Statement from National LGBT Media Association: Among the many compelling reasons to make sure that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not reelected on November 3, perhaps the 26 most compelling are the transgender Americans—most of ...


 
Trans-Puerto-Rico-icon-dies-at-73-

  Trans Puerto Rico icon dies at 73

Soraya Santiago—the first person from Puerto Rico known to have undergone gender reassignment surgery and a longtime icon for the U.S. territory's LGBTQ community—has died of cancer, ABC News reported. She was 73. Santiago had frequented ...


 
Creating-Change-Conference-to-hold-Oct-10-day-long-event-Queering-Racial-Justice

  Creating Change Conference to hold Oct. 10 day-long event, "Queering Racial Justice"

--From a press release

Sept. 21, 2020….Washington, DC…. The National LGBTQ Task Force and Creating Change will hold a day-long event (12:30 ET to 6:30 ET) exploring how Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC) activism is leading the resistance to state ...


 





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