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National-AIDS-Memorial-names-2022-2023-Pedro-Zamora-Young-Leaders-Scholarship-recipients

  National AIDS Memorial names 2022-2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship recipients

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National AIDS Memorial has announced its 2022/2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders scholars, its largest and most diverse class ever, providing ...


 
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, ...


 
Chicago-Teachers-Union-Lightfoots-CPS-team-must-remove-Jones-HS-principal-address-racially-hostile-environment

  Chicago Teachers Union: Lightfoot's CPS team must remove Jones HS principal, address racially hostile environment

-- From a Chicago Teachers Union press release

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2022 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement after learning of another incidence of intolerance at Jones College Prep High School, which has been dogged by complaints of antisemitism, racism and ...


 
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 ...


 
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 ...


 
Trevor-Project-returns-donation-from-controversial-tech-company

  Trevor Project returns donation from controversial tech company

The Trevor Project—a leading nonprofit devoted to the mental well-being of LGBTQ+ youth which wants "a world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves," according to its website—has returned a donation from ...


 
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 ...


 
GLAAD-releases-third-annual-20-Under-20-list

  GLAAD releases third annual 20 Under 20 list

-- From a press release

New York, NY—GLAAD revealed its third annual 20 Under 20 list, spotlighting 20 young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and younger, who are accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ people while shaping the future of media and activism. GLAAD's ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-weekend-of-anti-LGBTQ-violence-poll-suggests-2-3-of-GOPs-back-discussion-of-LGBTQs-in-schools

  GLAAD responds to weekend of anti-LGBTQ+ violence, poll suggests 2/3 of GOPs back discussion of LGBTQ+s in schools

-- From a press release

(Monday, September 26, 2022) GLAAD condemns a wave of violence against the LGBTQ community across the country and calls for increased protections and support for LGBTQ people and youth, as new data reveals that a vast ...


 
DoJ-announces-22M-to-address-prevent-sexual-assault-on-campuses-

  DoJ announces $22M to address, prevent sexual assault on campuses

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced nearly $22 million in upcoming grant awards to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses; provide services to youth victims and children ...


 
Pritzker-appoints-Isoye-to-chair-the-Illinois-State-Board-of-Education

  Pritzker appoints Isoye to chair the Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appointed Dr. Steven Isoye, a former educator and superintendent, to chair the Illinois State Board of Education, effective immediately. Isoye follows in the footsteps of Darren Reisberg, a member of the LGBTQ+ ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-bill-drag-queen-dies-Dutch-queen-visits-university-sued

  NATIONAL Marriage bill, drag queen dies, Dutch queen visits, university sued

A bipartisan group of senators trying to pass same-sex marriage protection legislation pushed a vote until after the November election—a move the officials say increases their chances of success but avoids forcing the GOP on record ...


 
SCOTUS-sides-with-New-York-universitys-LGBTQ-club-for-now

  SCOTUS sides with New York university's LGBTQ+ club for now

On Sept. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of five to four, declined a request from Yeshiva University in New York to block a New York County Supreme Court order that requires the university ...


 
Campus-Pride-releases-absolute-worst-most-unsafe-campuses-for-LGBTQ-people

  Campus Pride releases 'absolute worst, most unsafe campuses for LGBTQ+ people'

-- From a press release

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Campus Pride released The Worst List documenting the "Absolute Worst, Most Unsafe Campuses for LGBTQ+ Youth." The Worst List is an annual listing of colleges and universities that have chosen to openly ...


 
Miami-Dade-school-board-rejects-LGBTQ-History-Month-over-Dont-Say-Gay-fears

  Miami-Dade school board rejects LGBTQ History Month over 'Don't Say Gay' fears

On Sept. 7, the Miami-Dade School Board struck down a proposal that would have recognized October as "LGBTQ History Month" out of concern that it would violate the state's Parental Rights in Education law, known by ...


 
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 ...


 
Indiana-Supreme-Court-upholds-firing-of-gay-Catholic-school-teacher

  Indiana Supreme Court upholds firing of gay Catholic-school teacher

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled on Aug. 31 that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indiana was within its rights to direct the termination of a Catholic-school teacher who was married to a person of the same ...


 
LGBTQ-youths-adult-allies-gather-at-Action-Camp-2022-

  LGBTQ+ youths, adult allies gather at Action Camp 2022

LGBTQ+ young people and adult allies gathered under the sun and stars Aug. 1-5 for the 10th Annual Action Camp, co-hosted by the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago's (PHIMC's) Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance&# ...


 
Vietnam-ends-LGBTQ-conversion-therapy

  Vietnam ends LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

Vietnam has said that being LGBTQ+ is "not an illness" and ordered medical providers to end controversial practices like "conversion therapy," UPI reported. The government's health ministry said that being a member of the LGBTQ+ community ...


 
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 ...


 
Campus-Pride-unveils-Best-of-the-Best-colleges-universities-for-LGBTQ-students

  Campus Pride unveils 'Best of the Best' colleges, universities for LGBTQ+ students

Campus Pride—a resource for LGBTQ+ leadership development, diversity inclusion and advocacy within higher education—announced the annual Best of the Best Colleges and Universities for LGBTQ+ students in the United States, recognizing ...


 
Florida-school-to-refer-to-students-by-biological-sex-and-ask-LGBTQ-students-to-leave

  Florida school to refer to students by 'biological sex' and ask LGBTQ+ students to leave

A religious school in Florida said it will only refer to students by their sex assigned at birth, while pupils who are LGBTQ+ "will be asked to leave the school immediately," NBC News reported. A June ...


 
Penn-governor-ends-conversion-therapy-for-LGBTQ-youth

  Penn. governor ends conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-2 "to protect Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy," according to a press release from his office. "Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the ...


 
GLAAD-publishes-back-to-school-guide

  GLAAD publishes back-to-school guide

LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD is publishing a new back-to-school guide on how to respond to book bans and school censorship, titled "Back To School [Redacted]." The organization also announced that it has joined two national efforts ...


 
Sexual-misconduct-report-findings-force-Chicago-charter-school-leader-to-leave

  Sexual-misconduct report findings force Chicago charter-school leader to leave

A Chicago Public Schools inspector general's report substantiating allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a student forced Tim King, the head of a prominent charter school network, to resign recently, WBEZ reported. King, who founded Urban ...


 
NU-sued-by-student-on-schools-Qatar-campus

  NU sued by student on school's Qatar campus

On July 28, Northwestern University was slapped with a civil-rights lawsuit in Illinois Northern District Court, according to Law.com. The lawsuit was brought by Disparti Law Group on behalf of a student of the university's Qatar ...


 
Utah-school-district-removes-LGBTQ-books-from-libraries-

  Utah school district removes LGBTQ+ books from libraries

A Utah school district removed 52 books from its library shelves due to parent complaints mainly concerning LGBTQ+-focused material, LGBTQ Nation noted. A spokesperson for Alpine School District tells The Salt Lake Tribune that the district ...


 
NATIONAL-Lesbian-activist-dies-school-report-Robin-Roberts-Joe-Rogan

  NATIONAL Lesbian activist dies, school report, Robin Roberts, Joe Rogan

Rita Addessa—a civil-rights activist and the first executive director of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF, later the Pennsylvania Lesbian and Gay Task Force)—passed away July 9 at Penn Hospice in Philadelphia at age ...


 
Florida-school-districts-sued-over-Dont-Say-Gay-law

  Florida school districts sued over 'Don't Say Gay' law

Florida teens and their families, along with advocacy groups, have sued to block a law that restricts classroom discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity, NBC News reported. The Parental Rights in Education law—dubbed the "Don't ...


 
Queer-teen-artist-activist-talks-Girl-Scout-Gold-Award-LGBTQ-inclusion-future-plans

  Queer teen artist/activist talks Girl Scout Gold Award, LGBTQ+ inclusion, future plans

When Molly Kasch became a Brownie at age 8, she never dreamed she would earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award 10 years later for her "Scouting the Rainbow" project. The award "is the highest achievement ...


 
New-988-National-Suicide-Prevention-Hotline-number-launches

  New 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline number launches

On July 16, Vibrant Emotional Health—the nonprofit that operates the lifeline on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—launched ...


 
Wis-Supreme-Court-allows-pro-TGNC-student-policy-to-remain-in-effect

  Wis. Supreme Court allows pro-TGNC+ student policy to remain in effect

-- From a press release

MADISON — The Supreme Court of Wisconsin allowed a school policy, which protects the right of students to use different names or pronouns at school without being forcibly outed by school faculty, to stay in effect ...


 
Hulus-Love-Victor-draws-to-a-proud-conclusion-with-season-three

  Hulu's 'Love, Victor' draws to a proud conclusion with season three

Love is in the air for Pride Monthas the television show Love, Victor concludes with its third season. The gay rom-com Love, Simon came out in 2018 and inspired the Love, Victor Hulu series two years ...


 
Floridas-Dont-Say-Gay-law-takes-effect

  Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law takes effect

Florida's Parental Rights in Education law—which some have nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" law—went into effect July 1, and some of the state's public school districts have begun rolling out new policies to limit LGBTQ issues ...


 
Indiana-Univ-establishes-Kinsey-Kelley-Center-for-Gender-Equity-in-Business-

  Indiana Univ. establishes Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

A new research center at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington will address issues of gender inequity, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment in the workplace, through an innovative partnership between the Kinsey Institute and the Kelley School of ...


 
NATIONAL-Bidens-proposal-VP-Harris-Elizabeth-Taylor-outbreak-candidates

  NATIONAL Biden's proposal, VP Harris, Elizabeth Taylor, outbreak, candidates

Lambda Legal issued a press release lauding the Biden administration for issuing proposed regulations that will help protect LGBTQI+ youth against unlawful discrimination. The proposed rules, issued by the U.S. ...


 
Bidens-historic-executive-order-strengthens-protections-for-the-2M-LGBT-youth-in-US

  Biden's historic executive order strengthens protections for the 2M LGBT youth in U.S.

-- From a press release

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that includes actions to protect LGBTQI+ youth from conversion therapy, expand LGBTQI+ access to comprehensive health care, support LGBTQI+ youth in schools, end ...


 
DCFS-enhances-training-for-foster-parents-staff-expands-resources-housing-options-for-LGBTQI-youth

  DCFS enhances training for foster parents, staff; expands resources, housing options for LGBTQI+ youth

-- From a press release

Illinois DCFS enhances training for foster parents and staff, expands resources and housing options to support LGBTQI+ youth in care during Pride Month CHICAGO — June is Pride Month and the Illinois Department of Children and ...


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

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

-- From a press release

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


 
NATIONAL-Mysterious-death-Tennesee-law-lesbians-of-color-Guam

  NATIONAL Mysterious death, Tennesee law, lesbians of color, Guam

Gay bilingual mental-health counselor Julio Ramirez died in April after he fell unconscious in a taxi following a night out at gay bars in Hell's Kitchen—and then his bank accounts were allegedly drained days later, leaving ...


 
Trevor-Project-45-of-LGBTQ-youth-considered-suicide-in-the-past-year

  Trevor Project: 45% of LGBTQ youth considered suicide in the past year

The Trevor Project recently released its 2022 survey on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. According to an introduction from Trevor Project CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley, the survey demonstrates that rates of suicidal thoughts ...


 
Batavia-public-school-rally-to-call-for-equity-in-education

  Batavia public school rally to call for equity in education

-- From an Equality Illinois press release

BPS Parents for Equity and Justice and Batavia Public School (BPS) students to host a rally and call to action in response to ongoing inequities in the treatment of all marginalized groups and the district's reluctance ...


 
NATIONAL-Idaho-groups-Clay-Aiken-Radio-Milwaukee-Louisville-school

  NATIONAL Idaho groups, Clay Aiken, Radio Milwaukee, Louisville school

In northern Idaho, two groups with different agendas plan to hold events on the same day (June 11) at Coeur d'Alene City Park—and both organizations have issued statements, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The ...


 
GLSEN-holds-Respect-Awards-in-New-York

  GLSEN holds Respect Awards in New York

On May 16, the pro-LGBTQ+ education organization GLSEN held its New York Respect Awards in Gotham Hall. At its first in-person Respect Awards in three years, the organization introduced new Executive Director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers in their ...


 
Florida-schools-censoring-students-even-before-Dont-Say-Gay-law-goes-into-effect

  Florida schools censoring students even before Don't Say Gay law goes into effect

-- From a press release

TALLAHASSEE, FL — As the school year ends, students across Florida are experiencing the inevitable censorship of Florida's anti-LGBTQ Don't Say Gay law recently signed by Governor DeSantis. The law's harmful impacts are not limited to ...


 
LGBTQs-4X-more-likely-than-non-LGBTQs-to-choose-a-college-away-from-home

  LGBTQs 4X more likely than non-LGBTQs to choose a college away from home

-- From a press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds LGBTQ people were four times more likely than non-LGBTQ people ...


 
Queer-college-salutatorian-plans-to-help-community-through-food

  Queer college salutatorian plans to help community through food

Back in March, Jose Cueva got an unexpected phone call from the president of Kennedy-King College: Cueva's perfect 4.0 GPA meant he would be graduating as salutatorian. "I was in shock; I wasn't expecting that," Cueva ...


 
Florida-legislature-passes-anti-Disney-bills-in-wake-of-Dont-Say-Gay-fight

  Florida legislature passes anti-Disney bills in wake of 'Don't Say Gay' fight

On April 21, the Florida legislature passed a pair of bills aimed at Disney—weeks into the company's feud with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over its objections to a new law (the "Don't Say Gay" statute) that ...


 
Kane-County-high-school-promposal-criticized-as-racist

  Kane County high school 'promposal' criticized as racist

A recent promposal involving students at Kane County's Central High School has been criticized as racist, ABC 7 Chicago reported. A photo of the promposal that's being shared on social media shows two teens holding a ...


 
Columbia-College-to-confer-honorary-degrees-on-journalist-Center-CEO

  Columbia College to confer honorary degrees on journalist, Center CEO

At its upcoming 2022 commencement exercises, Columbia College Chicago will confer honorary degrees on journalist/alumnus Danny Fenster and Center on Halsted CEO Modesto "Tico" Valle. The honorary degree recipients will ...


 
CircEsteems-youth-led-Spring-Circus-on-May-7-14-and-21

  CircEsteem's youth-led 'Spring Circus' on May 7, 14 and 21

CircEsteem's Spring Circus is back in-person for the first time since 2019. The CircEsteem Spring Circus will take place on May 7, 14 and 21 at CircEsteem, 4730 N. Sheridan Rd., at 2 and 6 p.m. ...


 
HRC-Foundation-launches-inaugural-LGBTQ-School-Inclusion-Efforts-report-

  HRC Foundation launches inaugural 'LGBTQ+ School Inclusion Efforts' report

-- From a press release. Video below

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization released the 2021 Annual Report from ...


 
Youth-Outlooks-Joliet-Lockport-drop-in-center-to-open-April-19-

  Youth Outlook's Joliet/Lockport drop-in center to open April 19

Youth Outlook—which offers safe, supportive and affirming services for LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and the community—announced that its newest drop-in center, for those in Joliet/Lockport, will open Tuesday, April 19. ...


 
Ohio-unveils-more-severe-Dont-Say-Gay-measure

  Ohio unveils more severe 'Don't Say Gay' measure

In Ohio, two Republican state lawmakers introduced a bill that closely resembles Florida's controversial "Don't Say Gay" law. House Bill 616 would ban the teaching or providing of "any curriculum or instructional materials on sexual orientation ...


 
Race-Forward-launches-HEAL-Together-event-talks-anti-CRT-book-bans-silencing-of-LGBTQIA-movements

  Race Forward launches H.E.A.L. Together, event talks anti-CRT, book bans, silencing of LGBTQIA movements

-- From a press release

NEW YORK — Before an audience of over 850 attendees, Race Forward and partners kicked off their much-anticipated H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together initiative. The campaign promotes equitable ...


 
Out-gay-NU-dean-to-receive-Frederick-Douglass-Medal

  Out gay NU dean to receive Frederick Douglass Medal

University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf will present the Frederick Douglass Medal during a ceremony on Thursday, March 31, to E. Patrick Johnson, dean of the School of Communication at Northwestern University and the Annenberg University ...


 
Arizona-Gov-Ducey-signs-anti-trans-bills-pro-LGBTQ-groups-vow-to-file-suit

  Arizona Gov. Ducey signs anti-trans bills; pro-LGBTQ+ groups vow to file suit

On March 30, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a series of bills targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda, NBC News reported. The measures will ...


 
DeSantis-signs-Floridas-Dont-Say-Gay-bill

  DeSantis signs Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill

On March 28, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned public-school teachers in from holding classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity after signing the controversial "Parental Rights in Education" ...


 
Louisiana-files-own-Dont-Say-Gay-bill

  Louisiana files own 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Louisiana became the latest state to file a Florida-style "Don't Say Gay" bill when state Rep. Dodie Horton (R-Haughton) introduced new legislation March 17 on the house floor, according to WWNO.org. The bill, HB 837, would ...


 
Barrington-LGBTQ-students-allegedly-targeted-by-pellet-gun-shootings

  Barrington LGBTQ+ students allegedly targeted by pellet-gun shootings

Two Barrington High School students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community were allegedly targeted in a pellet-gun shooting on campus this week, The Chicago Tribune reported. Officials said the incident is likely related to the ...


 
Groups-ask-appeals-court-for-new-order-blocking-investigations-of-trans-Texas-youth

  Groups ask appeals court for new order blocking investigations of trans Texas youth

On March 17, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of Texas asked the Texas Third Court of Appeals for an emergency order to ensure that the statewide temporary injunction granted March 11 remains in effect ...


 
Celebrities-voice-support-for-LGBTQ-students-at-religious-schools

  Celebrities voice support for LGBTQ+ students at religious schools

-- From a press release

Alan Cumming, Dominique Jackson, Michael Urie, and Margaret Cho are among the celebrities shining a light on how taxpayer dollars are being used to fund LGBTQ+ discrimination at faith-based schools and colleges. In a new PSA, ...


 
VIEWS-Queer-kids-are-under-attack-and-we-must-speak-out

  VIEWS Queer kids are under attack and we must speak out

LGBTQ+ kids are under attack. Last week, legislation was passed in Florida that restricts elementary school teachers from addressing gender and sexuality in the classroom. But cisgender and heterosexual identities ...


 
US-Rep-Quigleys-projects-in-support-of-LGBTQ-equality-health-care-public-safety-become-law-get-funding

  U.S. Rep Quigley's projects in support of LGBTQ equality, health care, public safety become law, get funding

-- From a press release

Chicago, Ill. Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, announced that the House and Senate included all ten ...


 
Congressman-Davis-praises-HHS-LGBTQ-foster-care-guidance

  Congressman Davis praises HHS' LGBTQ+ foster-care guidance

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-Massachusetts) and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-Illinois) recently released a statement applauding new Department of Health and ...


 
CPS-to-drop-mask-mandate-March-14-no-state-COVID-deaths-for-March-6-7

  CPS to drop mask mandate March 14; no state COVID deaths for March 6-7

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced masks will be optional for staff and students at schools and on school buses beginning Monday, March 14—setting up another showdown with the Chicago Teachers ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-issues-updated-COVID-19-executive-order-regarding-schools

  Gov. Pritzker issues updated COVID-19 executive order regarding schools

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — With Illinois continuing to see vast improvement in recent weeks of COVID-19 hospitalizations and transmission, Gov. JB Pritzker released an updated executive order lifting the school exclusion requirements ...


 
Florida-students-stage-walkouts-in-response-to-Dont-Say-Gay-bill

  Florida students stage walkouts in response to 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Across Florida, students staged school walkouts in response to legislation—nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" bill—that would prohibit discussing sexual orientation and gender identity in the state's primary schools, NBC News ...


 
PHIMC-grants-50K-to-support-Illinois-Safe-Schools-Alliance-program

  PHIMC grants $50K to support Illinois Safe Schools Alliance program

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) announced it is one of the 2022 recipients of the Hollister Confidence Fund grant program, a 501(c)(3) charity that supports ...


 
ACLU-Lambda-Legal-sue-to-block-Texas-from-investigating-parents-who-support-trans-kids

  ACLU, Lambda Legal sue to block Texas from investigating parents who support trans kids

-- From a press release

AUSTIN, Texas The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and Lambda Legal today asked a Texas state court to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating parents who work ...


 
Report-claims-gay-men-excel-academically-but-lesbians-dont

  Report claims gay men excel academically but lesbians don't

A paper published in the American Sociological Review on Feb. 20 concludes that gay men excel academically as opposed to their straight counterparts, NBC News noted. Joel Mittleman—a University of Notre Dame sociologist and the paper's ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-honors-Pedro-Zamoras-50th-birthday-naming-11-scholars

  National AIDS Memorial honors Pedro Zamora's 50th birthday, naming 11 scholars

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 28, 2022) — The National AIDS Memorial is honoring the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora on what would have been his 50th birthday by formally announcing the latest recipients of ...


 
MAP-reports-on-efforts-to-ban-medical-care-for-trans-youth

  MAP reports on efforts to ban medical care for trans youth

In 2021 alone, legislatures in 22 states have introduced bills to ban best practice medical care for transgender young people. Movement Advancement Project's (MAP's) report, Efforts to Ban Health Care for Transgender Youth, provides an ove ...


 
Indiana-anti-trans-youth-bill-advances

  Indiana anti-trans youth bill advances

On Feb. 22, the Indiana Senate refused to amend a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, putting it on the fast track to ...


 






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