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Twitter-suspends-Indiana-politician-for-misgendering-trans-official

  Twitter suspends Indiana politician for misgendering trans official

Twitter suspended the account of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., after he intentionally misgendered Health and Human Services official, Dr. Rachel Levine—the first transgender person to hold an office that ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Angela-Davis-revolutionary-

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Angela Davis, revolutionary

By Victoria A. Brownworth

"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time," said Angela Davis, 78, the country's most famous living revolutionary. She was born ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-women-in-sports-Grindr-crime-Berlin-Patient-trans-death

  NATIONAL Trans women in sports, Grindr crime, 'Berlin Patient,' trans death

Sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA stars Layshia Clarendon and Brianna Turner joined more than 150 fellow athletes in women's sports to support ...


 
CTA-proposes-reduced-fare-changes

  CTA proposes reduced fare changes

During a time when the prices of just about everything seems to increase, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing the opposite, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The CTA has proposed slashing some fares to boost ...


 
Author-Margaret-Atwood-in-anti-trans-controversy-

  Author Margaret Atwood in anti-trans controversy

The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood has been called transphobic after she shared an article complaining about gender-neutral language on Twitter. According to PinkNews, the opinion piece—which Toronto Star columnist ...


 
Celebrities-support-trans-employees-in-Netflix-walkout-with-video

  Celebrities support trans employees in Netflix walkout with video

As the Netflix walkout in response to the company's continued support of Dave Chappelle's special The Closer was underway at the streamer's Los Angeles headquarters Oct. 20, a video that includes activists and Netflix talent alike ...


 
Colorado-becomes-first-state-to-require-trans-care-as-essential-health-benefit-

  Colorado becomes first state to require trans care as essential health benefit

Colorado has become the first state in the country to include transition-related care for transgender people as part of the requirements for essential healthcare in the state, The Washington Blade reported. As part of the change, ...


 
WORLD-Plus-magazine-The-Guardian-Dutch-princess-anti-trans-ruling

  WORLD Plus magazine, The Guardian, Dutch princess, anti-trans ruling

The largest circulated HIV publication in the country, Plus, unveiled its 25 Amazing People of the Year, per a press release. Just a few of the individuals are actor Billy Porter; Mandisa Nikita Dukashe: South African ...


 
Attorneys-general-file-pro-transgender-brief-

  Attorneys general file pro-transgender brief

A coalition of 20 attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and New York counterpart Letitia James, filed an amicus brief in the case of Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools, opposing the plaintiffs' efforts ...


 
Chicago-Plumbing-Code-allows-all-gender-multiple-occupancy-restrooms-

  Chicago Plumbing Code allows all-gender multiple occupancy restrooms

--From a Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) press release

CHICAGO — The Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) applauds passage Thursday by the Chicago City Council of the plumbing code modernization ordinance that will allow businesses and building owners to ...


 
Dozens-of-celebrities-companies-set-to-take-part-in-Spirit-Day-on-Oct-21

  Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

--From a press release

New York, NY, Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a preliminary list of celebrities, shows ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliances-Out-N-Brave-panel-on-beauty-coming-out

  Brave Space Alliance's 'Out 'N Brave' panel on beauty, coming out

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

Coming out is one of the most terrifying yet liberating experiences that an LGBTQ+ person must endure to achieve happiness. Brave Space Alliance (BSA)—Chicago's South Side, Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ resource ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Month-Pauli-Murray-architect-of-history-

  LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray, architect of history

By Victoria A. Brownworth

(Note: The pronouns she/her are used in keeping with Murray's own writings, but Murray was a transmasculine and gender-nonconforming lesbian.) Some say Pauli Murray is the most important U.S. activist many have never heard of. An ...


 
Trans-employees-plan-Oct-20-walkout-at-Netflix-91UPDATE93

  Trans employees plan Oct. 20 walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]

Netflix's trans employee resource group is planning a company-wide walkout Wed., Oct. 20, to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special The Closer, according to The Verge. "Trans Lives Matter. ...


 
Netflix-suspends-trans-employee-who-tweeted-about-Chapelle-special

  Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Chapelle special

Netflix suspended a transgender employee who criticized the new Dave Chappelle stand-up special The Closer, writing on Twitter that Chappelle's jokes were harmful to transgender people and the LGBTQ community, NBC News noted. The company denied ...


 
Achy-Obejas-bilingual-poetry-book-Boomerang-Bumeran-explores-immigration-liberation

  Achy Obejas' bilingual poetry book Boomerang/Bumeran explores immigration, liberation

By Max Lubbers

Achy Obejas is a Cuban-American writer, translator and activist. Boomerang/Bumerán, her newest book, confronts questions of immigration, love and liberation. Like a boomerang, these ideas return throughout the collection, even ...


 
Texans-protest-anti-trans-youth-measures-at-capitol-in-Austin

  Texans protest anti-trans youth measures at capitol in Austin

GLAAD and Equality Texas issued a release highlighting a week of protest at the Texas state capitol in Austin—where measures targeting transgender children are being considered during the legislature's third special session of the year. Three ...


 
Pritzker-Military-Museum-Library-to-screen-TransMilitary-doc-QA-with-special-guests

  Pritzker Military Museum, Library to screen TransMilitary doc, Q&A with special guests

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (September 27, 2021) On Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m., the Pritzker Military Museum & Library will host the screening of the 2018 SXSW Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary TransMilitary. The program will ...


 
NATIONAL-Danica-Roem-Dont-Ask-Dont-Tell-abortion-appeal-Lambda-Legal

  NATIONAL Danica Roem, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' abortion appeal, Lambda Legal

Transgender Virginia legislator Danica Roem is facing a conservative marriage-equality opponent and former Trump administration member in her re-election race this November, Yahoo! News noted. Roem, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Delegates in ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Transgender-Talent-celebrity-deaths-film-festival-Whitney-Houston

  SHOWBIZ Transgender Talent, celebrity deaths, film festival, Whitney Houston

Transgender Talent—the trans-owned and operated management and production company—is looking to help Hollywood get better at portraying transgender and non-binary characters on screen with the launch of a new consulting ...


 
THEATER-Ex-Jagged-Little-Pill-performers-accuse-production-of-anti-TGNC-behavior

  THEATER Ex-'Jagged Little Pill' performers accuse production of anti-TGNC behavior

Two former cast members of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill—including Tony-nominated featured actress Celia Rose Gooding—released statements accusing the production of committing "harm to the trans and non-binary community, both onstage ...


 
Trans-woman-Disaya-Dior-Monaee-Smith-a-victim-of-violence-dies

  Trans woman D'isaya Dior Monaee Smith, a victim of violence, dies

D'isaya Dior Monaee Smith was shot and killed Sept. 6 at the Prestige Motel in Dolton, Illinois. She was 27. A Human Rights Campaign report showed that, in 2020, a record 44 transgender, nonbinary or gender-nonconforming ...


 
Brittany-Devon-meets-a-Platonic-Girlfriend

  Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'

Queer, genderfluid actor Brittany Devon has created a brand new project to explore with Platonic Girlfriend. It is the story of a relationship between straight woman Alice and a queer, nonbinary person named Dev. Devon stars ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-transformative-energy-legislation-for-Illinois

  Gov. Pritzker signs transformative energy legislation for Illinois

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Delivering on principles previously laid out, Governor JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation into law that puts the state on a path toward 100% clean energy, invests in training a diverse workforce for the jobs ...


 
AstonRep-Theatre-Company-announces-2021-22-season-

  AstonRep Theatre Company announces 2021-22 season:

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2021) — AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to welcome back live audiences this fall, kicking off with a revival of Yasmina Reza's frenetic dark comedy God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton and ...


 
NATIONAL-Teachers-GLAAD-talks-HRC-9-11-items-Dr-Rachel-Levine

  NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine

In North Carolina, a former teacher won a lawsuit against Charlotte Catholic High School and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte after he lost his job following an announcement on Facebook that he planned to marry ...


 
WORLD-False-report-Indian-activist-dies-fashion-exhibit-LGBT-Awards

  WORLD False report, Indian activist dies, fashion exhibit, LGBT Awards

In Spain, a man who claimed eight hooded men carved an anti-gay slur on his butt using a knife in a horrific hate crime later said the act was consensual, according to out.com. According to police ...


 
Dutch-study-Transgender-people-face-twice-the-odds-for-early-deaths

  Dutch study: Transgender people face twice the odds for early deaths

A long-term Dutch study revealed that transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), according to the U.S. News & World ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Idol-alums-Zendaya-Gaga-Queer-As-Folk-women-rappers

  SHOWBIZ 'Idol' alums, Zendaya, Gaga, 'Queer As Folk,' women rappers

American Idol alum David Archuleta said that God urged him to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, NBC News noted. The Nashville resident told Today.com he wasn't sure if the community would embrace ...


 
WORLD-Anti-TGNC-vote-VeryGayRaptor-Brazilian-governor-Scottish-poll

  WORLD Anti-TGNC vote, #VeryGayRaptor, Brazilian governor, Scottish poll

In Australia, the government voted down workplace protections for transgender, non-binary and intersex people, OutInPerth.com reported. The senate was considering the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment ...


 
MUSIC-Laura-Jane-Grace-gives-good-advice-to-future-trans-and-queer-artists

  MUSIC Laura Jane Grace gives good advice to future trans and queer artists

For one hour and 48 minutes, Laura Jane Grace will take listeners on a journey with the new Audible project Black Me Out. This transgender musician covers a great deal of territory in the session, from ...


 
Get-Out-LGBTQ-travelers-show-how-to-travel-safely-this-fall

  Get Out! LGBTQ travelers show how to travel safely this fall

By Ed Salvato, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association

Just when we thought it was safe to hit the road, we were walloped by the Delta variant, the latest plot twist in the 18-month-and-counting pandemic story. The surprising data that fully vaccinated people could transmit ...


 
Gender-affirming-care-associated-with-lower-suicide-risk-for-transgender-people

  Gender-affirming care associated with lower suicide risk for transgender people

--From a Williams Institute press release

A summary of current data on suicide risk and prevention among transgender people in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month Transgender people who need and receive gender-affirming medical care have a lower prevalence of suicide thoughts and ...


 
NATIONAL-Marsha-P-Johnson-Utah-five-year-study-Pride-fests-cancelled

  NATIONAL Marsha P. Johnson, Utah, five-year study, Pride fests cancelled

In New York City, visitors to Christopher Park have been greeted by the bust of the late trans activist Marsha P. Johnson, ActionNewsNow.com reported. The bust was erected on what would have been Jonhson's 76th birthday—and ...


 
Virginia-school-district-settles-with-Gavin-Grimm

  Virginia school district settles with Gavin Grimm

A Virginia school district that discriminated against a transgender individual by making him go to the bathroom in a converted supply closet will have to pay $1.3 million in attorney's fees and other costs accrued over ...


 
Report-features-eight-Illinois-child-welfare-agencies-working-with-HRC-Foundation-

  Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released a new report ...


 
Trans-woman-and-cancer-survivor-makes-her-debut-at-SEA-BLUE-Prostate-Cancer-Walk-Run

  Trans woman and cancer survivor makes her debut at SEA BLUE Prostate Cancer Walk & Run

Among all the men, Iris Farley—a prostate cancer survivor and trans woman—will be running in Us TOO's SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run on Sept. 26 in Lincoln Park. Farley, a Chicago resident, is the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-RuPaul-GALECA-toast-Elliot-Page-Chippendales-bi-model

  SHOWBIZ RuPaul, GALECA toast, Elliot Page, 'Chippendales,' bi model

RuPaul revealed a new wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a press release noted. The all-new Rainbow Runway experience invites guests to "meet" and take cues from the most commercially successful drag queen of all ...


 
WORLD-Trapped-in-Afghanistan-lesbian-pioneer-anti-gay-crimes-Valencias-bid

  WORLD Trapped in Afghanistan, lesbian pioneer, anti-gay crimes, Valencia's bid

Among the Americans trapped in the suburban areas of Kabul, Afghanistan, under Taliban control was Josie Thomas, 32, a transgender government contractor for the U.S. State Department and former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, The Washington Blade ...


 
Appellate-Court-of-Illinois-vindicates-transgender-woman-in-fight-against-Hobby-Lobby

  Appellate Court of Illinois vindicates transgender woman in fight against Hobby Lobby

--From a Lambda Legal press release

CHICAGO — The Second District Appellate Court of Illinois Friday found that Hobby Lobby violated the Illinois Human Rights Act when it barred Meggan Sommerville, a transgender woman and employee of more than 20 years, from ...


 
NATIONAL-DC-attack-NC-law-conversion-therapy-trans-woman-shot

  NATIONAL DC attack, NC law, conversion therapy, trans woman shot

A gay Asian man and his parents were beaten in Washington D.C. near Vice President Kamala Harris' home by a man shouting slurs, LGBTQ Nation reported. Patrick Joseph Miller Trebat was arrested at the scene on ...


 
Report-details-healthcare-disparities-for-North-Carolina-LGBTQs-especially-Black-transgender

  Report details healthcare disparities for North Carolina LGBTQs, especially Black, transgender

--From a press release

ASHEVILLE, NC — The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) released a new report about LGBTQ health in North Carolina, as a supplement to The Report of the 2019 ...


 
Illinois-Appellate-Court-upholds-trans-bias-ruling-against-Hobby-Lobby-

  Illinois Appellate Court upholds trans bias ruling against Hobby Lobby

--From a press release

CHICAGO — In a case of first impression, the Illinois Second District Appellate Court of Illinois issued an opinion on Aug. 13 upholding the decision of the Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC) decision under the Illinois ...


 
GLAAD-highlights-how-Olympians-used-Tokyo-Games-to-call-for-LGBTQ-acceptance

  GLAAD highlights how Olympians used Tokyo Games to call for LGBTQ acceptance

--From a press release

(August 11, 2021) GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is highlighting how this year's historic number of out LGBTQ athletes repeatedly stood ...


 
Canadian-becomes-first-out-trans-athlete-to-win-Olympic-medal

  Canadian becomes first out trans athlete to win Olympic medal

Canadian soccer star Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to ever win an Olympic medal following their team's gold medal-winning win over Sweden on Aug. 6, NBC News reported. Canada's 3-2 win in penalty kicks ...


 
Angelica-Ross-gets-Fierce-for-Market-Days

  Angelica Ross gets 'Fierce' for Market Days

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Angelica Ross was destined for great things in the future. After struggling with jobs for many years herself, Ross created TransTech Social Enterprises as an incubator for finding transgender talent in the ...


 
THEATER-TimeLine-announces-leadership-changes-new-venue

  THEATER TimeLine announces leadership changes, new venue

TimeLine Theatre Company announced that Managing Director Elizabeth K. Auman will be transitioning her responsibilities away from day-to-day management of the company in order to focus exclusively on the project ...


 
Wis-man-attacks-trans-couple-but-wont-be-charged-with-a-hate-crime

  Wis. man attacks trans couple but won't be charged with a hate crime

In Wisconsin, a La Crosse official said incomplete state laws prevented them from charging a man with a hate crime after he attacked a transgender couple in a public park, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. La ...


 
Olympics-Transgender-weightlifter-exits-competition-early

  Olympics: Transgender weightlifter exits competition early

New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was knocked out of the women's 87+-kilogram competition early after failing on all three of her attempts, according to Yahoo! Sports. Hubbard was the only one of the 13 ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-womens-updates-Virginia-case-Lambda-Legal-GLAAD-gay-mens-chorus-

  NATIONAL Trans women's updates, Virginia case, Lambda Legal, GLAAD, gay men's chorus

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (DAO) announced updates on the murders of trans women Michelle "Tameka" Washington and Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells at a press conference, Philadelphia Troy Bailey, who was ...


 
Pritzker-signs-bill-decriminalizing-HIV-transmission-other-pro-LGBTQ-measures

  Pritzker signs bill decriminalizing HIV transmission, other pro-LGBTQ measures

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a legislative package on July 27 at Center on Halsted that, effective immediately ends the decades-long law criminalizing HIV transmission in Illinois. Illinois is now the second such state to repeal ...


 
LGBTQ-advocates-celebrate-two-Illinois-marriage-certificate-modernization-bills

  LGBTQ advocates celebrate two Illinois marriage certificate modernization bills

--From a press release

Trans and non-binary people who were married in Illinois will now be able to obtain marriage certificates that reflect their authentic selves thanks to legislation signed today by Governor JB Pritzker, according to Equality Illinois and ...


 
WORLD-Marriage-in-Chile-Polish-website-Toronto-news-Reclaim-Pride-march

  WORLD Marriage in Chile, Polish website, Toronto news, 'Reclaim Pride' march

On July 21, Chile's Senate approved an equal-marriage bill, DW.com reported. The regulations were presented during the second government of the socialist Michelle Bachelet (2014-2018) and last June 1, during ...


 
NATIONAL-California-cases-trans-woman-killed-Pride-staircase-sports-law

  NATIONAL California cases, trans woman killed, Pride staircase, sports law

Proponents of Proposition 8 have to file a brief on or before Aug. 16 to show they have standing to appeal a district court decision to release tapes of the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial that ...


 
Chicago-arcade-bar-hosting-LGBTQ-event-July-29

  Chicago arcade bar hosting LGBTQ+ event July 29

Emporium Arcade Bar-Wicker Park, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.—in partnership with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center's (PRCC) Trans Empowerment Program—is inviting members of the LGBTQIA+ community to hang out Thursday, July ...


 
Federal-judge-blocks-Arkansas-anti-trans-healthcare-law

  Federal judge blocks Arkansas anti-trans healthcare law

Judge James M. Moody Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas temporarily blocked an Arkansas law that would have banned physicians in the state from providing transition-related healthcare—e.g., hormones and puberty ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-donating-to-ACLU-to-help-fight-anti-trans-laws

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker donating to ACLU to help fight anti-trans laws

Chicago philanthropist and business owner Col. Jennifer Pritzker plans to donate $101,000 and additional six-figure future support to the ACLU from her TAWANI Foundation to fight Tennessee's anti-transgender laws in court, a press release announced. T ...


 
AMA-Foundation-begins-fellowship-program-to-address-LGBTQ-health-disparities

  AMA Foundation begins fellowship program to address LGBTQ+ health disparities

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The American Medical Association Foundation (AMA Foundation) today announced the University of Wisconsin—Madison as the inaugural institution of its National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program to begin transforming the health ...


 
Trans-model-makes-history-with-SI-Swimsuit-cover

  Trans model makes history with SI Swimsuit cover

On July 19, Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit announced this year's cover models: rapper Megan Thee Stallion, tennis player Naomi Osaka and model/actress Leyna Bloom—each making history in her own way. A press release sent to Windy ...


 
NATIONAL-Amazon-condo-collapse-T-shirt-controversy-GLSEN-

  NATIONAL Amazon, condo collapse, T-shirt controversy, GLSEN

At least two Amazon employees have resigned in recent weeks to protest the company's decision to continue to sell a book they say frames young people who identify as transgender as mentally ill, NBC News reported. ...


 
GLAAD-Studio-Responsibility-Index-shows-more-LGBTQ-character-screen-time-not-so-for-trans

  GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index shows more LGBTQ character screen time, not so for trans

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, July 15, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its ninth annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a study that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of ...


 
National-Black-Justice-Coalition-commemorates-International-Non-Binary-Peoples-Day

  National Black Justice Coalition commemorates International Non-Binary People's Day

--From a press release

Statement from David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, issued the following statement in commemoration of International non-binary people's Day: "Non-binary people have existed throughout human ...


 
Pose-makes-history-with-Emmy-nominations-

  'Pose' makes history with Emmy nominations

On July 13, the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) unveiled the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards—and the FX show Pose made history. Not only is Pose ...


 
NATIONAL-Spa-incident-NJ-items-AIDS-gala-Tenn-lawsuits

  NATIONAL Spa incident, N.J. items, AIDS gala, Tenn. lawsuits

Tensions rose between protesters and counterprotesters in Los Angeles over a spa incident involving a transgender woman, The Hill reported. Recently, a cisgender woman complained to staff at Wi Spa in Koreatown after a transgender woman ...


 
Protest-organizer-now-eyeing-Arlington-Heights-after-Pride-flag-rejection-

  Protest organizer now eyeing Arlington Heights after Pride flag rejection

The individual who organized a June 30 protest in Elk Grove Village against what many perceived to be an anti-trans+ law as well as the lack of a Pride flag flying there is now looking at what is happening in a ...


 
Quigley-again-calls-for-end-to-detention-of-trans-migrants

  Quigley again calls for end to detention of trans migrants

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding Member of the Transgender Equality Task Force, led thirty House Democrats in calling for an end to ...


 
WORLD-Historic-ruling-Pope-Francis-photo-contest-Methodist-Church

  WORLD Historic ruling, Pope Francis, photo contest, Methodist Church

In a first-of-its-kind decision in Latin America, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Honduran state guilty of the extrajudicial execution of transgender activist Vicky Hernandez, which occurred June 28-29, 2009, according to The Washington ...


 
NATIONAL-Panic-defense-subway-attack-NJ-items-Pride-rallies

  NATIONAL Panic defense, subway attack, N.J. items, Pride rallies

A bill that bans the so-called LGBTQ panic defense in Virginia took effect July 1, according to The Washington Blade. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam on March 31 signed the measure that transgender state Del. Danica Roem ...


 
Cook-County-commissioner-discusses-transgender-affirming-ordinance

  Cook County commissioner discusses transgender-affirming ordinance

The Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms Ordinance—a new regulation that, in many instances, eliminates requirements that Cook County residents identify their sex assigned at birth on county forms—unanimously passed a ...


 
Pritzker-administration-awards-nearly-95M-to-equity-focused-healthcare-

  Pritzker administration awards nearly $95M to equity-focused healthcare

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker today announced $94.3 million will be awarded in the state's inaugural round of Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives funding. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services will ...


 
Lake-View-marchers-address-inequities-with-pride-

  Lake View marchers address inequities with pride

About 200 marchers gathered in Lake View on June 27 for the 2021 Pride Without Prejudice—an event highlighting systemic issues concerning many LGBTQ community members. Among the issues the gathering addressed were racism, transgender rights, policing ...


 
Op-Ed-Elevating-T-in-LGBTQ-State-government-transgender-equity-in-21st-century

  Op-Ed: Elevating 'T' in LGBTQ: State government, transgender equity in 21st century

By Illinois state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz

In recent decades, our laws, pop culture and morality have shifted dramatically for same-sex couples. Our LGBTQ+ neighbors are interwoven into the fabric of our communities now more than ever. We celebrate this recognition and indeed ...


 
US-Supreme-Court-sides-with-trans-student-in-restroom-case

  U.S. Supreme Court sides with trans student in restroom case

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a decision that allowed a transgender student to use the bathroom that corresponded to his gender identity—a victory for the LGBTQ community that had wondered if ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-unveils-mural

  Brave Space Alliance unveils mural

On June 25, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) unveiled a mural honoring influential community members who have championed advocacy for Chicago's trans community. The mural, by Saul Palos Rodriguez, features the late Lois L. Bates, Sky Cubacub, ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Wanda-Sykes-on-TV-trans-jazz-musician-book-award-Red-Table-Talk

  SHOWBIZ Wanda Sykes on TV, trans jazz musician, book award, 'Red Table Talk'

Wanda Sykes has been tapped for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of Robert and Michelle King's legal drama The Good Fight, on Paramount+, Deadline noted. She will play Allegra Durado—a brilliant, strategic attorney ...


 





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