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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-includes-talk-with-Wachowski-

  'V for Vendetta' at Music Box; 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 ...


 
NATIONAL-Lambda-Litfest-BiWeek-whistleblower-Equality-Awards-Blade

  NATIONAL Lambda Litfest, #BiWeek, whistleblower, Equality Awards, Blade

The 4th annual Lambda Litfest (Oct. 5-9) has been transformed into a specially curated, virtual event celebrating Black LGBTQIA+ excellence and abundance, a press release noted. The opening night will set the stage by bringing panelists ...


 
Equality-Illinois-announces-general-election-endorsements

  Equality Illinois announces general election endorsements

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans, today announced endorsements for the November 3, 2020 general election. "Equality Illinois is ...


 
Equality-Illinois-endorses-thirteen-LGBTQ-candidates-for-general-election

  Equality Illinois endorses thirteen LGBTQ candidates for general election

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer Illinoisans, today announced endorsements of a record number of LGBTQ candidates running for the Illinois General Assembly in a general ...


 
Trans-candidate-McBride-makes-history-again-

  Trans candidate McBride makes history again

Sarah McBride—who, in 2016, was the first openly transgender person to address the Democratic National Convention—made history again with a primary victory, setting her up for her likely win as ...


 
Out-Illinois-State-coach-dives-into-new-position

  Out Illinois State coach dives into new position

Logan Pearsall, an accomplished college diver who has since transitioned into master's level diving, was competing at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He was doing a challenging inward dive from a one-meter ...


 
MOMBIAN-True-stories-trans-tales-and-more-in-new-picture-books

  MOMBIAN True stories, trans tales and more in new picture books

New books can be a delightful relief in these days of quarantine. Here are some of the many new LGBTQ-inclusive picture books that just came out last month. (See Mombian.com for even more.) The Fighting Infantryman, ...


 
WORLD-Argentina-pro-trans-move-Canada-survey-Uganda-groups-sports-items

  WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people, LGBTQ Nation noted, citing Pagina 12. Fernandez signed a decree that reads, "Every [trans] person has a right ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Star-Trek-Julianne-Moore-benefit-album-To-Wong-Foo

  SHOWBIZ 'Star Trek,' Julianne Moore, benefit album, 'To Wong Foo'

The producers of Star Trek: Discovery announced that next season they will be introducing the first nonbinary and trans characters in the history of the Star Trek franchise, Advocate.com noted. Nonbinary character Adira, played by Blu ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-Trump-ruling-crime-items-Equality-California-Texas-school-

  NATIONAL Anti-Trump ruling, crime items, Equality California, Texas school

A federal judge slapped a hold on a Trump administration rule that allows healthcare providers to refuse services to LGBTQ people on religious grounds, Bloomberg reported. In a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said ...


 
Wade-among-Streetwises-most-inspiring-Chicagoans

  Wade among Streetwise's most inspiring Chicagoans

LaSaia Wade—the founder and executive director of Brave Space Alliance—has been chosen as one of Streetwise newspaper's 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans of 2020. Brave Space Alliance is a South Side organization that aims to empower and ...


 
Black-trans-disabled-Chicagoan-on-long-quest-for-affordable-housing

  Black trans disabled Chicagoan on long quest for affordable housing

When Garnet Williams was set to enter their final year at Columbia College in 2014, they began to experience pain in their lower back. Because of this pain, Williams' life has changed dramatically these past six ...


 
Filmmakers-look-back-at-pioneering-movie-Transsexuals

  Filmmakers look back at pioneering movie 'Transsexuals'

Chicago-based Media Burn Archive presented an online screening of the rarely-seen 1971 documentary Transsexuals Aug. 27, and hosted members of its original crew, who presented insights on both its production ...


 
NATIONAL-Marsha-P-Johnson-Anchorage-electoral-items-gay-author-dies

  NATIONAL Marsha P. Johnson, Anchorage, electoral items, gay author dies

Marsha P. Johnson—the iconic transgender activist who was a central figure in New York City's LGBTQ+-liberation movement—will get a monument in her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, CNN.com reported. Throughout ...


 
MUSIC-Trans-singer-Kyler-ONeal-debuts-music-video-talks-poetry

  MUSIC Trans singer Kyler O'Neal debuts music video, talks poetry

Kyler O'Neal is a transgender contemporary, folk artist. She officially released her debut music video for her single Satan's Tears on Sept. 1, and that is currently available for streaming on YouTube and Vimeo. Windy City ...


 
Trans-judicial-candidate-Jill-Rose-Quinn-weds

  Trans judicial candidate Jill Rose Quinn weds

Democratic judicial candidate Jill Rose Quinn who will likely be Illinois' first openly transgender judge after the Nov. 3 elections added to her 2020 highlights by marrying partner Stephanie Marder this past weekend. Quinn told Windy City Times ...


 
Family-of-Layleen-Polanco-settles-civil-suit-with-New-York-City

  Family of Layleen Polanco settles civil suit with New York City

--From a AVP press release

August 31, NEW YORK, NY — The family of Layleen Polanco, a 27-year-old Afro-Latinx trans woman who died while being held in solitary confinement in Rikers Island in June 2019, has settled their civil suit with ...


 
Annual-event-spotlights-trans-lives-lost

  Annual event spotlights trans lives lost

On Aug. 30, Valerie Griffin celebrated the life of her daughter—Dejanay Stanton, a trans woman of color—with an annual summer get-together billed as "The Main Event Part 2." The event, in its second year, was also ...


 
Edgar-LaHood-join-pro-Biden-Republicans

  Edgar, LaHood join pro-Biden Republicans

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, former U.S. Rep. and onetime U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and ex-Illinois Republican Party chair Pat Brady are among the moderate members of the GOP who plan to vote for ...


 
WORLD-Foreign-aid-policy-India-trans-council-torture-claims-rainbow-flag

  WORLD Foreign aid policy, India trans council, torture claims, rainbow flag

The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women's empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, ProPublica reported. The draft policy released by the U.S. Agency for ...


 
NATIONAL-Adoption-agency-case-Chick-fil-A-LGBTQ-candidates-Cher

  NATIONAL Adoption-agency case, Chick-fil-A, LGBTQ candidates, Cher

The U.S. Supreme Court set Wed., Nov. 4, as the date when it will hear oral arguments on whether a taxpayer-funded, religious-affiliated adoption agency can lawfully reject same-sex couples—a case that could have significant impact on ...


 
Black-Trans-Lives-Matter-mural-formally-unveiled-in-Andersonville-UPDATED

  Black Trans Lives Matter mural formally unveiled in Andersonville (UPDATED)

On Aug. 22, community members gathered on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue in Andersonville to check out the new mural that stretches across the street reading "Black Trans Lives Matter." Speakers included many ...


 
Screening-talk-regarding-1971-film-Transsexuals-Aug-27-

  Screening, talk regarding 1971 film 'Transsexuals' Aug. 27

Chicago-based Media Burn Archive will present a free virtual screening of the 25-minute 1971 documentary film Transsexuals on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. CT. The filmmakers noted in a press release that the film's title ...


 
Night-three-of-DNC-highlights-women-gun-violence-anti-trans-crime

  Night three of DNC highlights women, gun violence, anti-trans crime

Emma Gonzalez, a bisexual student who became one of the leaders of a youth movement against gun violence after a 2018 shooting at her high school in Parkland, Florida, was one of the first voices heard ...


 
Trans-advocate-Jamison-Green-talks-about-increasing-visibility

  Trans advocate Jamison Green talks about increasing visibility

Jamison Green would really like to go hiking again. He last went on a serious hike three years ago, before he and his wife left the Bay Area. He's been an outdoorsman his whole life and he lives in an area ...


 
Research-results-show-potential-impact-of-anti-trans-HUD-regulation

  Research results show potential impact of anti-trans HUD regulation

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law unveiled research results on the heels of news that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposed rule that aims to revise the Equal ...


 
LETTER-Whats-in-a-name-And-striving-for-racial-equality

  LETTER What's in a name? And striving for racial equality

What's in a name? Dear community: The growing debate over the name change of Boystown is reflective of a broader cultural tectonic shift on race, gender, sexual orientation and trans issues that take place in many ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-record-label-Ruby-Rose-gay-producer-dies-Kamala-supporters

  SHOWBIZ Trans record label, Ruby Rose, gay producer dies, Kamala supporters

Black trans record label Trans Trenderz announced new signings—and it also held the virtual event The Ghostly Beats Conference Aug. 14-15, a press release noted. Launched in 2016 after a successful mixtape of the same name ...


 
AUTOS-2020-Cadillac-XT6-is-the-stylish-transport-for-you-and-your-posse

  AUTOS 2020 Cadillac XT6 is the stylish transport for you and your posse

Cadillac has long hosted fashion shows with acres of flat sheetmetal, glistening chrome, and cabins drenched with all the finest materials. This once meant block-long sedans, but people aren't buying ...


 
World-Rugbys-proposed-ban-on-transgender-women-sparks-outcry

  World Rugby's proposed ban on transgender women sparks outcry

Citing recent research, a 38-page World Rugby transgender working group draft document is proposing a ban on transgender women from playing women's rugby. An anonymous leaked the draft document to The Guardian. Windy City Times was ...


 
Lambda-Legal-notes-two-pro-trans-victories

  Lambda Legal notes two pro-trans victories

Lambda Legal issued a press release celebrating victories in two cases involving transgender people. —Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ...


 
BIPOC-TGNC-artists-take-part-in-Black-Trans-Lives-Matter-mural

  BIPOC/TGNC artists take part in 'Black Trans Lives Matter' mural

Answering a callout on the weekend of Aug. 8-9 to paint the message "BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER," BIPOC/TGNC artists took part on the artwork, located between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue. A local Andersonville artist offered ...


 
Call-for-BIPOC-TGNC-artists-for-mural-painting-Aug-8-9

  Call for BIPOC/TGNC artists for mural painting Aug. 8-9

In partnership with the 40th Ward and Ald. Andre Vasquez, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has issued an immediate callout for volunteer artists for this weekend (Aug. 8-9) to paint the message "BLACK TRANS LIVES ...


 
Byers-advances-in-Kansas-may-be-first-trans-person-elected-to-state-legislature

  Byers advances in Kansas; may be first trans person elected to state legislature

--LGBTQ Victory Fund press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Stephanie Byers won her primary for a Kansas state House seat and is on-track to become the first out trans person ever elected to public office in ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-trans-killings-surveys-Trans-Care-book-gay-bar-news

  NATIONAL Anti-trans killings, surveys, 'Trans Care' book, gay-bar news

Gay City News reported that an individual who the NYPD said was fatally stabbed at a Bronx apartment building on July 26 was a Black transgender woman, according to Princess Janae Place, an organization that supports ...


 
WORLD-Human-Rights-Watch-items-Indian-prince-British-Vogue-

  WORLD Human Rights Watch items, Indian prince, British Vogue

A Human Rights Watch report says that gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its civil war, Out.com noted. (The report is based ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Janet-Mock-Pose-Joan-Jett-Sam-Smith-Digging-Up-Dorothy

  SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy'

Transgender writer/director/author Janet Mock is teaming with actor Jeremy Pope (who has received an Emmy nod for his role in the Ryan murphy miniseries Hollywood) on a new drama called Scandalous!, Out.com noted, citing Deadline ...


 
STREAMING-THEATER-REVIEW-Alas-A-Monologue-from-Matei-Visniecs-Cabaret-of-Words-

  STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Alas: A Monologue from Matei Visniec's Cabaret of Words

Playwright: Matei Visniec, translation by Daniela Silindean. At: Trap Door Theatre streaming online . Tickets: TrapDoorTheatre.com; $10 suggested donation. Runs through: Sept. 4 Romania's location amid the quasi-feudal Balkan states ...


 
Documentary-about-Miss-Continental-pageant-released

  Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released

Independent nonprofit filmmakers The Reporters Inc. have released The Queens—a feature-length documentary celebrating the transgender women of the internationally revered Miss Continental female impersonator pageant. Nearly a decade in the ...


 
Pritzker-announces-new-approach-for-juvenile-justice

  Pritzker announces new approach for juvenile justice

On July 31, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced the 21st Century Illinois Transformation Model—a new plan that aims to transform the state's juvenile-justice system over the next four years. The model ...


 
US-House-of-Representatives-votes-to-end-Trump-Pence-transgender-military-ban-

  U.S. House of Representatives votes to end Trump-Pence transgender military ban

--From a MMAA press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), the nation's largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, released the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives' vote ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-teacher-Billy-Porter-TGNC-home-gay-police-officer

  NATIONAL Trans teacher, Billy Porter, TGNC home, gay police officer

Michigan honored a transgender educator as teacher of the year, LGBTQ Nation reported. The Michigan Department of Education announced at a virtual meeting that Owen Bondono—who teaches ninth-grade language arts at Oak Park High School, near ...


 
-SHOWBIZ-John-Waters-Billy-Eichner-Trans-Nonbinary-Kids-Mix-RuPaul

  SHOWBIZ John Waters, Billy Eichner, 'Trans & Nonbinary Kids Mix,' RuPaul

Gay filmmaker John Waters (Serial Mom; Hairspray) is the latest face of the French fashion brand Saint Laurent, Out.com noted. He appears in a suit from the brand with black shades, shot by David Sims. "My ...


 
VIEWPOINTS-In-support-of-the-fair-tax

  VIEWPOINTS In support of the fair tax

Passage of the fair tax will improve the lives of the state's LGBTQ community. As CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer Illinoisans, I can attest that ...


 
HUD-may-reverse-protections-for-homeless-transgender-people-accessing-shelters

  HUD may reverse protections for homeless transgender people accessing shelters

--From a Williams Institute press release

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released a proposed rule that aims to revise the Equal Access rule, which requires HUD-funded housing services to be provided without discrimination based on sexual orientation or ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-PHOTOGRAPHY-Peter-Bussian-focuses-on-New-Yorks-trans-community

  NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community

Peter Bussian is a visual artist who continually promotes international themes in his work. He's been published in The New York Times, LA Times, Paris Match and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. Several galleries in ...


 
WORLD-Israels-lawmakers-Poland-Pride-flag-Global-Pride-grants

  WORLD Israel's lawmakers, Poland, Pride flag, Global Pride grants

Israel swore in its latest openly gay lawmaker recently—marking a record for the country considered a regional pioneer on LGBT rights despite opposition from religious conservatives, VOA News reported. Yorai Lahav Hertzanu ...


 





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