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  NATIONAL $1M donation, church departures, Harvey Milk, abortions, Grindr

In Ohio, Dayton-based insurance company CareSource is donating $1 million to United Church Homes to support the development of a senior living facility at the site of the former Longfellow School that will also aim at ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  Hong Kong lesbian romance premieres at local film festival

Hong Kong Lesbian Romance Premieres At Film Festival by Vernon Hester �As part of the semi-annual Asian Pop-Up Cinema Film Festival, which ran from September 10 through November 6, The First Girl I Loved had its ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  Brittney Griner sent to Russian penal colony

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved from a detention center outside of Moscow to a Russian penal colony to begin serving out her nine-year sentence on drug smuggling charges, NPR reported. A statement from ...


 
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  Wednesday morning election results: LGBT+ governor, congressional candidates

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a popular Democrat in a deeply blue state, coasted to victory Tuesday as predicted, becoming the first lesbian to be elected governor of any state. Another lesbian candidate for governor, Tina ...


 
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  Maura Healey shatters lavender ceiling in Massachusetts; no U.S. state had elected a lesbian governor

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Maura Healey won the Massachusetts gubernatorial race — becoming the first out LGBTQ governor of Massachusetts and one of the first out lesbian governors in U.S. history. Tina ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  $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 ...


 
Memorial-for-Urvashi-Vaid-to-be-livestreamed-Nov-3

  Memorial for Urvashi Vaid to be livestreamed Nov. 3

A memorial celebration of the life of Urvashi Vaid will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT at B'Nai Jesherun, 258 W. 88th St., New York City. In-person RSVPs are at capacity. However, the event will ...


 
Griners-appeal-of-prison-sentence-is-denied-by-Russian-court

  Griner's appeal of prison sentence is denied by Russian court

A Russian court has denied an appeal from WNBA player Brittney Griner's appeal of a nine-year prison sentence on drug charges, according to NBC News. Griner had been hoping for a reduction to the sentence after ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH bell hooks: A voice of love, activism and intersectionality

When bell hooks died on Dec. 15, 2021, it was a gut punch. There was no time when bell hooks' extraordinary writing and feminist and lesbian theorizing was not part of the queer community. There was ...


 
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  Griner sends message to fans

From a Russian prison, WNBA superstar Brittney Griner released a message to fans and supporters on her 32nd birthday, which was Oct. 18, Out Magazine noted. "Thank you everyone for fighting so hard to get me ...


 
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  BOOKS Lesbian co-author discusses 'No More Police: A Case for Abolition'

"We don't need all the answers to start down the road toward where we want to go: a world where everyone has safety, food, clean water, shelter, education, health, art, beauty, and rest."—No More Police: A ...


 
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  WORLD Brittney Griner, Montenegro Pride, Nobel Prize winners, Brazilian film

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(NOTE: This week's news contains some graphic details. Please be advised.) Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson said that lesbian WNBA star Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who are being ...


 
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  NATIONAL Cleveland's ban, LGBT center, Black Public Media, Folx Health

The Cleveland City Council passed a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth and impose criminal penalties for mental health professionals who provide it, cleveland.com reported. The ban, which Councilman Brian Mooney proposed, applies to talk, ...


 
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  PASSAGES Kathleen Joan DeBold

-- From www.kfhpa.com/obituary/Kathleen-DeBold

Kathleen Joan DeBold, celebrated DC LGBT activist, died suddenly on October 9, 2022 in Ocean City, MD. Kathleen was born on November 16, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY, to Francis Charles and Joan Marie DeBold. During childhood, ...


 
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 ...


 
Queer-rapper-Chi-Waller-talks-about-her-journey-music-and-Chicago-connections

  Queer rapper Chi Waller talks about her journey, music and Chicago connections

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Many people have taken the past couple of years to take stock of themselves and take their lives in new directions (often called pivoting, of course). Queer rapper Chi Waller has certainly done the same thing. ...


 
OutHistory-reveals-discovery-in-LGBTQ-history-identity-of-pioneering-LGBTQ-author-Jennie-June

  OutHistory reveals discovery in LGBTQ+ history: identity of pioneering LGBTQ+ author Jennie June

-- From a press release

New York, NY—Oct. 10, 2022—In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, the website OutHistory announced a groundbreaking discovery: the probable identity of Jennie June, the pioneering LGBTQ+ author who bravely defended ...


 
White-House-press-secretary-recounts-her-story-for-National-Coming-Out-Day-

  White House press secretary recounts her story for National Coming Out Day

On Oct. 11, Karine Jean-Pierre, the first openly gay White House press secretary, shared her experience of coming out in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), per Yahoo! News. In part, she said, "Like ...


 
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 ...


 
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  Rainbow Railroad set to hold fundraising event with out singer Patricia Barber

Rainbow Railroad will hold its fourth annual fundraising event, "When I Am Free"—featuring renowned lesbian jazz singer, composer and pianist Patricia Barber—on Wed., Oct. 26, at Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., 6:30-9:30 p.m. This event ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-MONTH-Urvashi-Vaid-A-Voice-for-Liberation-and-Justice

  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Urvashi Vaid: A Voice for Liberation and Justice

When Urvashi Vaid died at 63 in May 2022 after a valiant fight with breast cancer, thousands of LGBTQ+ people who had been touched by her decades of activism mourned her passing. Over a half-century of ...


 
Lambda-Legal-names-Jenny-Pizer-as-new-permanent-chief-legal-officer-

  Lambda Legal names Jenny Pizer as new permanent chief legal officer

Lambda Legal announced that Jennifer C. Pizer has been named permanent chief legal officer (CLO). Pizer has served as the organization's acting CLO since June, leading a department of 26 attorneys and 11 paraprofessionals with offices ...


 
New-arrest-connected-to-killing-of-northern-Illinois-LGBTQ-police-officer-

  New arrest connected to killing of northern Illinois LGBTQ+ police officer

Another person has been arrested in connection with the killing of one police officer and the wounding of a second at a northern Illinois hotel in late December 2021, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The announcement came ...


 
TELEVISION-Lea-DeLaria-celebrates-premiere-of-The-Lesbian-Bar-Project

  TELEVISION Lea DeLaria celebrates premiere of 'The Lesbian Bar Project'

On Oct. 6, Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black) premiered her executive-produced docuseries The Lesbian Bar Project at The Metrograph in NYC, presented by Jagermeister and The Roku Channel. Ahead of the docuseries' launch on ...


 
Slain-LGBTQ-police-officer-to-be-honored-in-Bradley-on-Oct-6

  Slain LGBTQ+ police officer to be honored in Bradley on Oct. 6

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Bradley Police Department to honor Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic's 50th birthday, The Daily Journal reported. "What was supposed to be a day ...


 
Velma-officially-a-lesbian-in-new-Scooby-Doo-movie

  Velma officially a lesbian in new 'Scooby Doo' movie

Confirming what many in the LGBTQ+ community already knew, the animated character Velma has officially come out as lesbian. Clips from the brand-new Prime Video movie Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! that show the Mystery Inc. member ...


 
Russian-court-sets-Brittney-Griners-appeal-date

  Russian court sets Brittney Griner's appeal date

Brittney Griner's date in front of an appeals court has been set. ...


 
SPORTS-Soccer-legend-leaves-drug-company-womens-team-in-gold-medal-game

  SPORTS Soccer legend leaves drug company; women's team in gold-medal game

Lesbian soccer legend Abby Wambach told ESPN that she intends to fully sever ties with a concussion drug company that is backed by former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and is at the center of a Mississippi ...


 
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  MONKEYPOX/MPXV More than 100 groups call for increased action

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling for more funding and action to help stop the monkeypox (MPXV) outbreak. More than 100 LGBTQ+, health ...


 
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  Hannah Gadsby signs deal with Netflix

Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby signed a multi-title deal with Netflix, per a press release. The deal includes a new, hour-long special from Gadsby, recorded on the Australian leg of their Body of Work ...


 
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  ART Chicago artist part of German exhibit 'Queering the Crip'

"Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer"—called the first international exhibit exploring the multiple historical, cultural and political intersections of queerness and disability—will take place through Jan. 30, 2023 at Berlin's ...


 
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  WORLD Bias claims, Qatar policy, AHF pledge, drag queen dies at 28

People of color have accused several LGBTQ+ venues in the heart of the Gay Village in Manchester, England, of racism and racial prejudice, VICE noted. Ten Black, Asian and Latinx people who identify as lesbian, gay, ...


 
Out-comic-writer-Sam-Jay-talks-career-ahead-of-Wicker-Park-performance

  Out comic/writer Sam Jay talks career ahead of Wicker Park performance

Stand-up comic and Emmy-nominated writer Sam Jay will be performing at The Den Theatre, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, on Sept. 23-24. The first Black lesbian writer in Saturday Night Live's history, Jay is a ...


 
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  Artemis Singers to present 'Samhain - Encounters through the Veil' Oct. 29

-- From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present a unique, timely concert, "Samhain - Encounters through the Veil," about the time of year when we reflect on those who have gone before and honor t ...


 
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  BOOKS 2022 #BannedTogether virtual auction taking place Sept. 22-25

On Sept. 22-25, non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) will hold its second annual #BannedTogether virtual auction to raise $10,000 to send 800 LGBTQ+-inclusive books to elementary schools across the United States and Canada. The ...


 
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  COMEDY Cameron Esposito at The Den Theatre on Dec. 30-31

The Den Theatre is welcoming back LGBTQ+ comedian Cameron Esposito, performing two stand-up shows on Dec. 30-31, 2022 on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Esposito (a onetime Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree) ...


 
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  Human Rights Campaign makes history with new president

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) announced that Kelley Robinson (she/her) will become the organization's ninth president—and the first Black, queer woman to lead the ...


 
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  Dozens arrested at EuroPride march in Serbia

Serbian police arrested more than 60 people as thousands of LGBTQI+ activists turned out for Belgrade's EuroPride march on Sept. 17—despite a governmental ban, The Guardian reported. The event had been intended as the culmination of ...


 
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  LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Lightfoot

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor. Since her historic victory in 2019, Lightfoot has remained the nation's highest-ranking out LGBTQ+ may ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Watermelon Woman,' 'Dragula,' Indigo Girls, 'Dahmer' series

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Cheryl Dunye shared a photo on Facebook confirming that her 1996 groundbreaking lesbian-themed film Watermelon Woman is now officially part of the National Film Registry Library. According to the library's website, some of the other movies ...


 
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  Biden meets with Brittney Griner's wife

On Sept. 16, President Joe Biden met with Cherelle Griner, wife of Brittney Griner, and reassured her that he is working to gain the WNBA star's freedom, ESPN reported. Biden sat down in the Oval Office ...


 
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  Artemis Singers/Reeling Fest screening lesbian mockumentary, 'Vulveeta,' Sept. 23

-- From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, is a Community Partner of Reeling: The 40th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival for their screening of Vulveeta, a mockumentary about the reunion ...


 
BOOKS-Kemi-Adeyemi-on-Feels-Right-Black-Queer-Women-and-the-Politics-of-Partying-in-Chicago

  BOOKS Kemi Adeyemi on 'Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago'

Author and University of Washington Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Assistant Professor Kemi Adeyemi is out with a new book, Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago. The book, set to ...


 
Maura-Healey-on-track-to-become-one-of-first-lesbian-governors-in-history

  Maura Healey on track to become one of first lesbian governors in history

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Maura Healey earned the Democratic nomination in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. She is now on track to become one of the first out lesbian governors in U.S. ...


 
Report-LGBTQ-rights-activists-sentenced-to-death-in-Iran

  Report: LGBTQ+-rights activists sentenced to death in Iran

Human-rights groups have said that two LGBTQ+-rights activists have been sentenced to death in Iran, the BBC reported. A court in Urmia found Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Choubdar, 24, guilty of "corruption on Earth." ...


 
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  WCT co-founder Tracy Baim to host LGBTQ+ history event at UpRising

Windy City Times co-founder and Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim will host "Chicago's LGBTQ Past, Present and Future; A Special October LGBTQ History Month Program" on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m., at UpRising Bakery and Cafe ...


 
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  Local LGBTQ+ icon Dr. C.C. Carter returns to Chicago in a new position

Dr. Carla "C.C." Carter is back. After being away for a few years and embarking on a few adventures (like graduating from seminary school), Carter—an acclaimed writer, poet, and performer—is back in Chicago as managing director ...


 
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  Dennis Rodman planning to visit Russia for Brittney Griner

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is reportedly planning to visit Russia to help imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner, NBC News reported. "I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman told NBC News ...


 
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  Latonya Maley named executive director of Affinity

The board of directors of Affinity Community Services—a Black- and queer-led organization on Chicago's South Side dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities—has named Latonya Maley (she/they) as the ...


 
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  Suspect arrested in rape/murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian

The family of Sheila Lumumba—who was raped and murdered in Nyeri County, Kenya, in April—stated that a suspect has been charged in connection with their death, according to openDemocracy. A man was arraigned in court in ...


 
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  Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'The L Word,' drag queens, Tanya Tucker, Wanda Sykes, David Bowie

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Showtime announced that Grammy and Emmy nominee Margaret Cho, Joey Lauren Adams and Emmy nominee Joanna Cassidy will guest-star in the third season of the series The L Word: Generation Q, along with previously announced Grammy-nominated ...


 
Sky-lose-historic-game-Cubs-fall-White-Sox-split

  Sky lose historic game; Cubs fall; White Sox split

In what was openly lesbian WNBA legend Sue Bird's final regular-season game against the Chicago Sky (25-9), things certainly were memorable for her and the Seattle Storm (21-13). The Storm defeated the Sky 111-100 at Wintrust ...


 
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  PASSAGES Trailblazing lesbian activist Pat Norman dies

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died Aug. 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas, according to The Bay Area Reporter. Norman, born ...


 
WCT-co-founder-Tracy-Baim-stepping-down-from-The-Chicago-Reader

  WCT co-founder Tracy Baim stepping down from The Chicago Reader

The board of directors of the Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), publishers of the Chicago Reader, announced that Tracy Baim (who co-founded Windy City Times in 1985) is stepping down as president and publisher at ...


 
PASSAGES-Lesbian-writer-activist-Elana-Dykewomon-dies-at-72

  PASSAGES Lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon dies at 72

Tributes have poured in following the death of Oakland-based esteemed lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon, who passed away Aug. 7 at age 72, according to EuroWeekly. She received the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction in 1998 ...


 
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  Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years

On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Announces-2022-Inductees

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the only city-sanctioned LGBT Hall of Fame in the world, was founded in 1991 to honor Chicago's people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to ...


 
HRC-commends-White-House-Monkeypox-MPV-Coordinator-appointments-calls-for-greater-federal-response-

  HRC commends White House Monkeypox (MPV) Coordinator appointments; calls for greater federal response

-- 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, commended the Biden Administration for appointing Robert Fenton and ...


 
PASSAGES-Janan-Lindley-wife-of-longtime-activist-former-bar-owner-Marge-Summit

  PASSAGES Janan Lindley, wife of longtime activist/former bar owner Marge Summit

Janan Lindley died in hospice at home with her wife, Marge Summit, by her side July 29 of cancer. She was 82. Lindley was born June 20, 1940 and was raised in New Orleans. She studied at Loop College and from ...


 
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  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 ...


 
Lesbian-fighter-Amanda-Nunes-recaptures-UFC-title

  Lesbian fighter Amanda Nunes recaptures UFC title

On July 30, Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all time—recaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ES ...


 
Biden-reportedly-offers-arms-dealer-in-exchange-for-Griner-Whelan

  Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, as part of a potential deal ...


 
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  NCLR applauds Biden administration's restoration of key civil rights protections in health care regulations

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds today's issuance of new proposed federal regulations that will restore essential nondiscrimination protections in health care, as required by federal ...


 
HRC-commends-World-Health-Organization-for-declaring-Monkeypox-a-global-health-emergency

  HRC commends World Health Organization for declaring Monkeypox a global health emergency

-- 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, commended the World Health Organization (WHO) for taking the step to ...


 
TELEVISION-In-the-kitchen-with-Kristen-Kish-newest-host-of-Iron-Chef

  TELEVISION In the kitchen with Kristen Kish, newest host of 'Iron Chef'

Iron Chef premiered on Japanese television in October 1993. This over-the-top culinary competition took the world by storm. Over the course of seven seasons and 309 episodes, viewers were wowed by renowned chefs facing off against ...


 
Pro-Russian-woman-tennis-player-says-shes-in-same-sex-relationship

  Pro Russian woman tennis player says she's in same-sex relationship

Russia's highest-ranked women's tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, said in a video interview released July 18 that she is dating a woman, according to ESPN. The 25-year-old French Open semifinalist's comments come as the Russian parliament discus ...


 






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