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Nex-Benedicts-autopsy-report-released

  Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The full autopsy report for Nex Benedict (he/they)—a 16-year-old transgender and Indigenous student from Oklahoma's Owasso High School who died in February a day after a school fight—has been released. The Oklahoma Office of the Chie ...


 
Family-of-2004-murder-victim-holds-event-in-Lake-View-reward-announced

  Family of 2004 murder victim holds event in Lake View; reward announced

The year 2004, for the family and friends of Lake View resident Kevin Clewer, will forever be marked by tragedy. On March 24 of that year, Clewer, 31, was found in his apartment at 3444 N. Elaine Pl.; he was the ...


 
WORLD-Leaked-messages-Panama-action-author-dies-at-32-Japan-court-out-athletes

  WORLD Leaked messages, Panama action, author dies at 32, Japan court, out athletes

Hundreds of messages from an internal chat board for an international group of transgender health professionals were leaked in a report and framed as revealing serious health risks associated with gender-affirming care, including cancer, according to ...


 
LGBTQ-people-attacked-by-mobs-in-Greece

  LGBTQ+ people attacked by mobs in Greece

Just weeks after a landmark law granted same-sex couples in Greece the right to marry, nearly 200 people dressed in black chased a transgender couple through the town square in Thessaloniki, the country's "second city" and ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-politics-Australian-murders-Finnish-study-Anatomy

  WORLD Canadian politics, Australian murders, Finnish study, 'Anatomy'

Canadian conservatives are divided over an anti-trans policy that Alberta Premier Danielle Smith handed down in her province, The Guardian reported. The policy includes a ban on hormonal treatment, puberty ...


 
NATIONAL-School-items-HIV-AIDS-activist-dies-Nex-Benedict-inclusive-parade

  NATIONAL School items, HIV/AIDS activist dies, Nex Benedict, inclusive parade

In a new survey, the Pew Research Center asked public K-12 teachers, teens and the U.S. public about the ongoing scrutiny placed on classroom curricula, mainly regarding race and LGBTQ+ identities, ABC News noted. Among other ...


 
911-calls-videos-show-cascade-of-failures-in-Nex-Benedicts-death-GLAAD-responds-

  911 calls, videos show cascade of failures in Nex Benedict's death, GLAAD responds

"It is haunting to hear Nex Benedict, in their own words, describe how school and state leaders failed, at every level of leadership, to keep them safe from bullying and harm. Less than 24 hours later, ...


 
Federal-jury-finds-man-guilty-of-killing-trans-woman-in-landmark-case

  Federal jury finds man guilty of killing trans woman in landmark case

In a groundbreaking case, a federal jury in Columbia, South Carolina found Daqua Lameek Ritter guilty of killing transgender woman Dime Doe after deliberating for almost four hours, The State reported. It is the first time ...


 
HIV-criminal-laws-disproportionately-impact-Black-men-in-Mississippi

  HIV criminal laws disproportionately impact Black men in Mississippi

--From a press release

A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that at least 43 people in Mississippi were arrested for HIV-related crimes between 2004 and 2021. Half of all arrests in the state ...


 
Owasso-High-School-student-of-Bridge-v-Oklahoma-State-Board-of-Education-case-dies-groups-respond

  Owasso High School student of Bridge v. Oklahoma State Board of Education case dies, groups respond

--From press releases

Oklahoma City, Okla. — In response to the death of 16-year-old Owasso High School student Nex Benedict following an assault in the school restroom, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Oklahoma ...


 
Yemeni-court-sentences-13-men-to-death-for-being-LGBTQ

  Yemeni court sentences 13 men to death for being LGBTQ+

In the Arabian Peninsula country of Yemen, a court has reportedly sentenced 13 people to death who had been charged with homosexuality, The Washington Blade noted. Agence France-Presse reported that the court in Ibb Governorate, which ...


 
Smollett-asks-state-supreme-court-to-overturn-conviction

  Smollett asks state supreme court to overturn conviction

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review and overturn an appellate ruling upholding his conviction for a hate-crime hoax that took place more than five years ago, The Chicago Sun-Times noted. ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-news-fighting-fentanyl-anti-LGBTQ-crimes-Grindr

  NATIONAL Marriage news, fighting fentanyl, anti-LGBTQ+ crimes, Grindr

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would affirm marriage equality in the state, The Washington Blade noted. House Bill 174, introduced by state Del. Rozia Henson (D-Prince William County), passed in the Democratic-controlled ...


 
Seattle-LGBTQ-bars-push-back-against-raids

  Seattle LGBTQ+ bars push back against raids

In Seattle, a group of Capitol Hill gay bars and clubs are teaming with neighborhood queer community leaders Dan Savage and Terry Miller in calling for the state's liquor control board and Seattle police officials to ...


 
Ohio-man-sentenced-for-firebombing-pro-LGBTQ-church

  Ohio man sentenced for firebombing pro-LGBTQ+ church

On Jan. 29, 2024, Ohio resident Aimenn D. Penny was sentenced to 216 months (18 years) in prison followed by three years of supervised release for attempting to burn down a pro-LGBTQ+ church, according to a ...


 
WORLD-Arrest-in-Brazil-athlete-dies-Ghana-attack-World-Economic-Forum

  WORLD Arrest in Brazil, athlete dies, Ghana attack, World Economic Forum

A 30-year-old man was arrested in Brazil on Jan. 18 for his alleged role in the stabbing murder of prominent NYC art dealer Brent Sikkema, Gay City News reported. Authorities took Cuban resident Alejandro Triana Trevez ...


 
Club-Q-shooter-faces-more-than-50-federal-hate-crime-charges

  Club Q shooter faces more than 50 federal hate-crime charges

On Jan. 16, the shooter who killed five people—Daniel Davis Aston, Kelly Loving, Derrick Rump, Raymond Green Vance and Ashley Paugh—and injured 40 others at the Colorado Springs LGBTQIA+ nightclub Club Q pled not guilty to ...


 
WORLD-Brianna-Ghey-archbishops-HIV-George-Michael-Albanian-women

  WORLD Brianna Ghey, archbishops, HIV, George Michael, Albanian women

A boy and a girl, each 16, were found guilty of murdering a transgender teenager in northwest England earlier this year in a knife attack, per a Yahoo! News item that cited the AP. Brianna Ghey, ...


 
Jussie-Smollett-loses-appeal-might-head-back-to-jail

  Jussie Smollett loses appeal, might head back to jail

Embattled out gay actor Jussie Smollett could soon be back behind bars after an Illinois appeals court backed the ex-Empire actor's disorderly conduct convictions stemming from a faked 2019 hate crime and lying to Chicago cops, ...


 
NATIONAL-Trevor-Project-anti-trans-crimes-priest-sentenced-hate-crimes-unit

  NATIONAL Trevor Project, anti-trans crimes, priest sentenced, hate-crimes unit

The Trevor Project announced the extension of its partnership with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, reaffirming its commitment to providing specialized assistance to LGBTQ+ people who call 9-8-8, The Advocate reported. Interim Senior Vice President ...


 
PASSAGES-Chicagoan-Lisa-Love

  PASSAGES: Chicagoan Lisa Love

Chicagoan Lisa Love was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. She was 35, and at the time was the 33rd transgender, nonbinary or gender non-conforming American to be killed in 2023, ...


 
Longtime-Edgewater-framing-business-owner-contemplates-whats-next

  Longtime Edgewater framing business owner contemplates what's next

The large spit stains were still crusty and dry on Wall to Wall Framing's window on Saturday. They're evidence that remains more than two weeks after the incident that brought attention to the custom-frame shop's years-long ...


 
Suspect-arrested-in-gay-Philadelphia-journalists-death-

  Suspect arrested in gay Philadelphia journalist's death

Police arrested 19-year-old Robert Davis, who they say shot and killed gay journalist/LGBTQ+-rights activist Josh Kruger in his home earlier this month, The Advocate reported, citing The Philadelphia Inquirer and other sources. On Oct. 26, Davis ...


 
Former-NBA-player-denies-assault-of-another-man-said-sex-was-consensual

  Former NBA player denies assault of another man, said sex was consensual

Former NBA player Dwight Howard has denied sexually assaulting another man—but said they had consensual sex, The Advocate reported. In court documents, Howard said the encounter consisted of "consensual sexual activity" and that he caused no ...


 
Several-dozen-people-arrested-over-gay-wedding-in-Nigeria-

  Several dozen people arrested over 'gay wedding' in Nigeria

Nigerian security personnel arrested more than 70 young people after accusing them of organizing a same-sex wedding, The South China Morning Post reported. Same-sex marriage is illegal in Nigeria under a 2014 law. Gombe, where the ...


 
Indivisible-Illinois-hosts-online-discussion-about-rise-in-hate-crimes-in-Illinois-

  Indivisible Illinois hosts online discussion about rise in hate crimes in Illinois

Advocates, elected officials and researchers shared ways people can prevent and respond to hate crimes during a Oct. 19 online meeting hosted by Indivisible Illinois, a grassroots coalition of Illinoisans who organize around "urgent and long-term ...


 
UPDATE-Suspect-arrested-for-arson-at-San-Diego-queer-womens-bar

  UPDATE: Suspect arrested for arson at San Diego queer women's bar

San Diego resident Ryan Habrel has been arrested for committing arson at Gossip Grill, a queer women's bar in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood, according to LGBTQ San Diego County News. ...


 
Police-investigating-shooting-of-gender-nonconforming-Chicagoan

  Police investigating shooting of gender nonconforming Chicagoan

Gender nonconforming Chicagoan Dominic Dupree (also known as Dominic Palace) was shot to death October 13 in his vehicle in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. They were 25. In an email statement to this publication, the Chicago ...


 
Creepcast-creators-discuss-their-spooky-new-season

  'Creepcast' creators discuss their spooky new season

Longtime theater buddies Sylas Dean and the monomynous Stew have hit gold with CreepTime the Podcast, their very fun, very informative look at often unacknowledged stories involving true crime. Loyal fans, known as Creepers, tune in ...


 
Attorney-General-Kwame-Raoul-highlights-resources-to-address-hate-crimes

  Attorney General Kwame Raoul highlights resources to address hate crimes

--From a press release

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul released the following statement strongly condemning the heinous acts committed in Plainfield this past weekend and reminding residents to report hate crimes in Illinois, including to his office's Civil Rig ...


 
Club-Q-shooting-survivors-to-speak-at-Chicagos-Beer-Culture-Summit

  Club Q shooting survivors to speak at Chicago's Beer Culture Summit

Last November, Jessica Fierro traveled back to Colorado after speaking at the annual Chicago Beer Culture Summit. Just one week later, her family changed forever at Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs. Her daughter's ...


 
Gay-Philadelphia-journalist-fatally-shot

  Gay Philadelphia journalist fatally shot

In Philadelphia, Josh Kruger, 39—an award-winning gay journalist and former city communications specialist—was fatally shot inside his residence, Philadelphia Gay News reported. Kruger's body was discovered outside his row home ...


 
GLAAD-GOP-primary-debate-includes-question-on-anti-LGBTQ-violence-candidates-duck

  GLAAD: GOP primary debate includes question on anti-LGBTQ+ violence, candidates duck

--From a press release

GLAAD: "Instead of addressing the critical issue of the safety and rights of all Americans, GOP primary candidates ignored the rise in violence and hateful rhetoric aimed at the LGBTQ community and our allies. Several chose ...


 
NATIONAL-Bisexual-politicians-DADT-NBJC-awards-crimes-Buttigieg

  NATIONAL Bisexual politicians, DADT, NBJC awards, crimes, Buttigieg

For Bi Visibility Day (Sept. 23), The Advocate ran a piece titled "35 Bisexual Politicians You Should Know." Just a few on the list include trans Montana state Rep. Zooey Zephyr, Nevada Assemblymember Cecelia Gonzalez, U.S. ...


 
PASSAGES-Chicago-musician-producer-and-DJ-Don-Crescendo

  PASSAGES: Chicago musician, producer and DJ Don Crescendo

Queer Chicago musician, producer and DJ Rodney Donovan Taylor, a.k.a. Don Crescendo, was fatally stabbed on the evening of Sept. 12 in his Avondale neighborhood apartment building. He died Sept. 15 at Illinois Masonic Hospital after ...


 
Arrests-fights-punctuate-battles-across-Canada-over-gender-diversity-in-schools

  Arrests, fights punctuate battles across Canada over gender diversity in schools

Arrests were reported in the Canadian cities of Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver and Victoria, among others, on Sept. 20 as opposing groups clashed on how schools address issues of gender identity and how teachers refer to transgender ...


 
Chicago-musician-producer-and-DJ-Don-Crescendo-killed-in-Avondale-stabbing

  Chicago musician, producer and DJ Don Crescendo killed in Avondale stabbing

Chicago's LGBTQ+ nightlife community and allies have rallied around the family and close friends of local longtime musician, producer and DJ Rodney Donovan Taylor, a.k.a. Don Crescendo, in the wake of his death by stabbing last ...


 
Illinois-appeals-court-hears-Jussie-Smollett-request

  Illinois appeals court hears Jussie Smollett request

On Sept. 12, an Illinois appeals court heard oral arguments regarding embattled gay actor Jussie Smollett lying about a racist and homophobic attack, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The actor himself—sporting a casual beige jacket and ...


 
Protest-action-to-be-held-at-site-of-Sept-9-Jason-Aldean-concert-in-Tinley-Park

  Protest action to be held at site of Sept. 9 Jason Aldean concert in Tinley Park

The Revolution Club Chicago has announced a protest action against 46- year-old country music star and Nashville resident Jason Aldean outside of his Highway Desperado Tour appearance Sept. 9 at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre. The protest ...


 
Gilbert-Baker-Foundation-reacts-to-death-of-shop-owner-who-flew-the-rainbow-flag

  Gilbert Baker Foundation reacts to death of shop owner who flew the rainbow flag

--From a press release

In response to the murder of Laura Ann Carleton over flying the Rainbow flag in her shop in California, the Gilbert Baker Foundation released the statement below. Facebook refused to post the statement as it did not "...meet their standards." ...


 
Breaking-down-the-origins-and-impact-of-the-gay-trans-panic-defense

  Breaking down the origins and impact of the 'gay/trans panic defense'

The final episode of the Max documentary series "Last Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York" reveals that the man behind the brutal murders and ...


 
WORLD-Ethiopia-London-attack-monument-vandalized-British-royals

  WORLD Ethiopia, London attack, monument vandalized, British royals

Ethiopian LGBTQ+-rights activists said that authorities are targeting venues frequented by LGBTQ+ people in the nation, particularly in the capital city, Addis Ababa, per The Advocate. In addition, LGBTQ+ Ethiopians ...


 
Man-pleads-guilty-to-hate-crime-at-UpRising-Bakery

  Man pleads guilty to hate crime at UpRising Bakery

Alsip, Illinois resident Joseph I. Collins, 25, pled guilty on Aug. 16 to committing a hate crime last summer at UpRising Bakery and Cafe, a Lake in the Hills business that was preparing to host a ...


 
Gay-opera-star-husband-plead-guilty-to-sexual-assault-

  Gay opera star, husband plead guilty to sexual assault

David Daniels—one of the opera world's most well-known countertenors—and husband Scott Walters pled guilty in a Houston district court to drugging and raping a young vocalist, grad student Samuel Schultz, in 2010, NPR reported. Schultz was ...


 
Teen-suspect-arrested-in-killing-of-gay-dancer

  Teen suspect arrested in killing of gay dancer

The New York Police Department arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old O'Shae Sibley, who was attacked last weekend at a Brooklyn gas station. According to The Advocate, Sibley, a professional dancer, had been ...


 
Suspect-arrested-in-the-murder-of-OShae-Sibley-GLAAD-comments

  Suspect arrested in the murder of O'Shae Sibley, GLAAD comments

--From a press release

(New York, NY - August 4, 2023) GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is responding to news that the 17-year-old suspect in the stabbing death of 28-year-old O'Shae Sibley has been arrested in New ...


 
Dancer-OShae-Sibley-murdered-amid-rising-violence-against-LGBTQs-GLAAD-highlights-trend

  Dancer O'Shae Sibley murdered amid rising violence against LGBTQs; GLAAD highlights trend

--From a press release

At least five LGBTQ people have been murdered in recent weeks, following a dramatic spike in anti-LGBTQ hate and harassment during Pride month. GLAAD: "[O'Shae] Sibley's shocking murder follows a disturbing rise in violence and harassment ...


 
Kevin-Spacey-found-not-guilty-of-sexual-assault-charges

  Kevin Spacey found not guilty of sexual-assault charges

Two-time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been cleared of all charges after a month-long trial in London on claims of sexual assault. Spacey had tears in his eyes as the jury at Southwark Crown Court found ...


 
NATIONAL-Rufus-Gifford-school-items-NC-situation-Texas-judge

  NATIONAL Rufus Gifford, school items, N.C. situation, Texas judge

Rufus Gifford, the highest-ranking openly LGBTQ+ official at the State Department, is leaving his post as chief of protocol to become finance chair for President Joe Biden's re-election campaign, The Advocate reported. Gifford, who is married ...


 
Elton-John-husband-called-as-defense-witnesses-in-Spacey-trial

  Elton John, husband called as defense witnesses in Spacey trial

Superstar singer Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, have been called as witnesses for the defense in Kevin Spacey's trial, Deadline reported. The couple appeared via video link on July 17 from Monaco in ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Sheryl-Lee-Ralph-The-Other-Two-Colton-Ford-celebrity-splits

  SHOWBIZ Sheryl Lee Ralph, 'The Other Two,' Colton Ford, celebrity splits

Emmy-winning actor, author, singer, philanthropist and community activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with The DIVA Foundation, unveiled the new documentary short "Unexpected" at the 2023 Essence Film Festival in New Orleans, a press release noted. The ...


 
Prime-Minister-Trudeau-condemns-Canadian-university-stabbings

  Prime Minister Trudeau condemns Canadian university stabbings

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the June 28 stabbings of a professor and two students in a gender-studies class at the University of Waterloo after police revealed the motive was hate-related, calling it "heinous violence," ...


 
WORLD-Australia-case-Turkey-march-Elton-John-Mexico-City-China

  WORLD Australia case, Turkey march, Elton John, Mexico City, China

In Australia, the judge overseeing an inquiry examining the 30-year-old unsolved murder of former AC/DC manager Crispin Dye criticized New South Wales (NSW) Police after the revelation of explosive evidence in the case, The Advocate noted. ...


 
Colorado-Springs-shooter-pleads-guilty-gets-life-in-prison

  Colorado Springs shooter pleads guilty, gets life in prison

On June 26, the suspect in a mass shooting that killed five people at Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ nightclub Club Q last year pled guilty to the crimes and received life in prison. The sentencing of Anderson ...


 
Chicagos-DFSS-launches-emergency-financial-assistance-for-gender-based-violence-human-trafficking-survivors

  Chicago's DFSS launches emergency financial assistance for gender-based violence, human trafficking survivors

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) today announced the official launch of the Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) for Gender-based Violence and Human Trafficking (GBV/HT) Survivors ...


 
Oregon-man-pleads-guilty-to-Idaho-hate-crime-charges

  Oregon man pleads guilty to Idaho hate-crime charges

On June 15, an Oregon man pled guilty to being charged with two federal hate crimes that took place in Boise, Idaho, per a U.S. Department of Justice release. According to court records, on Oct. 8, ...


 
Violent-clash-takes-place-at-Calif-school-board-meeting-over-LGBTQ-rights

  Violent clash takes place at Calif. school-board meeting over LGBTQ+ rights

On June 6, protesters clashed and fights erupted outside a meeting of the Glendale Unified School District board, which was scheduled to vote on recognizing June as Pride Month, ABC7 reported. After the skirmishes, police in ...


 
State-Rep-Kelly-Cassidy-denounces-violent-acts-stemming-from-political-speech

  State Rep. Kelly Cassidy denounces violent acts stemming from political speech

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, along with members of the House Dobbs Working Group responded to increasing acts of violence and threats stemming from political attacks on reproductive rights and the LGBTQ community ...


 
VIEWPOINT-The-Panama-Papers-Rogue-capitalism-robs-your-wallet

  VIEWPOINT The Panama Papers: Rogue capitalism robs your wallet

On April 03, 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists [ICIJ] started publishing almost 12 million files of leaked documents revealing the details of tax havens sheltering more than a ...


 
Report-reveals-abuses-against-LGBTQ-transgender-community-people-living-with-HIV-in-the-criminal-legal-system

  Report reveals abuses against LGBTQ+, transgender community, people living with HIV in the criminal legal system

--From a press release

(NEW YORK, NY — April 20, 2023) Today, Lambda Legal, in partnership with Black and Pink National, released Protected and Served? 2022 [ https://www.protectedandserved.org/2022-report ] , a report that reveals ...


 
WORLD-Grindr-in-Egypt-police-report-queer-tango-Human-Rights-Watch-Gay-Games

  WORLD Grindr in Egypt, police report, queer tango, Human Rights Watch, Gay Games

Dating app Grindr is warning its users in Egypt that police are allegedly using fake accounts to entrap those seeking dates on the platform, after a spike in recent arrests of LGBTQ+ people, MSN noted via ...


 
ELECTIONS-2023-Mayoral-candidate-Brandon-Johnson-discusses-religion-LGBTQ-issues-holistic-approach-

  ELECTIONS 2023 Mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson discusses religion, LGBTQ+ issues, holistic approach

Chicago mayoral candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas seem to have little in common. Johnson, a Cook County commissioner, has embraced a more progressive platform that employs everything from a more holistic approach to crime to ...


 
NATIONAL-Drag-shows-LGBTQ-honors-Bragman-memorial-Fred-Karger

  NATIONAL Drag shows, LGBTQ+ honors, Bragman memorial, Fred Karger

Video below

Dozens of supporters turned out outside the Crazy Aunt Hellen's restaurant in D.C. in anticipation of a drag show's planned protest by the far-right group Proud Boys—but police said members of the far-right, neo-fascist organization didn' ...


 
Ex-Colts-player-accused-of-attacking-son-and-his-boyfriend

  Ex-Colts player accused of attacking son and his boyfriend

Former Indianapolis Colts lineman and radio personality Joseph "Joe" Andrew Staysniak was arrested on Feb. 21 after a domestic incident in which he was accused of assaulting his son and choking his son's boyfriend in the ...


 
ILGA-Europe-report-2022-was-the-deadliest-year-for-anti-LGBTI-violence

  ILGA-Europe report: 2022 was the deadliest year for anti-LGBTI violence

ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)-Europe's "Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Europe and Central Asia"— announced Feb. 20 in Brussels, Belgium—reveals ...


 
WORLD-Pope-Francis-non-binary-minor-athlete-dies-at-35-Taiwan

  WORLD Pope Francis, non-binary minor, athlete dies at 35, Taiwan

Pope Francis made headlines when he told the Associated Press on Jan. 24 that "being homosexual is not a crime," although he also described being gay as sinful, Gay City News noted. The pontiff called on ...


 
NATIONAL-Missing-student-Utah-bill-Atlanta-Pride-crime-items-Castro-bar

  NATIONAL Missing student, Utah bill, Atlanta Pride, crime items, Castro bar

A New York City law student has been missing for weeks—and his brother said his last known location was The Q, a gay bar in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, NBC News reported. Jordan Taylor, 29, a ...


 
Equality-Illinois-responds-to-violence-murder-of-Black-and-Brown-trans-people-on-the-south-side

  Equality Illinois responds to violence, murder of Black and Brown trans people on the south side

--From a press release

Statement by Myles Brady Davis, Director of Communications at Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ people, regarding the violences and murders of Black and Brown trans people on the south side of Chicago: ...


 
Pope-says-being-gay-no-crime-cites-anti-LGBTQ-laws-in-70-countries-LGBTQ-leaders-respond

  Pope says being gay no crime, cites anti-LGBTQ laws in 70 countries. LGBTQ leaders respond

--From press releases

(January 25, 2023) — Pope Francis called laws that criminalize same-sex relationships "unjust," stating that "being homosexual is not a crime" in an interview with the Associated Press today. The Pope also called for the Roman ...


 
Rogers-Parks-R-Public-Houses-door-destroyed-by-homophobic-vandal

  Rogers Park's R Public House's door destroyed by homophobic vandal

The lesbian-owned restaurant and bar R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis Ave., was targeted by a hammer-wielding man yelling anti-LGBTQ slurs at about 5:40 p.m. during happy hour on Monday, Jan. 16. Owners (and married couple) ...


 
LGBTs-nine-times-more-likely-than-non-LGBTe-to-be-victims-of-violent-hate-crimes

  LGBTs nine times more likely than non-LGBTe to be victims of violent hate crimes

-- From a Williams Institute press release

About one out of 10 violent victimizations against LGBT people are hate crimes, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. LGBT people are nine times more likely than non-LGBT ...


 
NATIONAL-Queer-to-Stay-gay-pol-dies-drag-show-attacks-Dont-Say-Gay-lawmaker

  NATIONAL 'Queer to Stay,' gay pol dies, drag-show attacks, 'Don't Say Gay' lawmaker

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime announced the 25 recipients of "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative" to support and uplift small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the trans+ community ...


 
NATIONAL-1M-donation-church-departures-Harvey-Milk-abortions-Grindr

  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 ...


 
The-Northalsted-Business-Alliance-makes-statement-on-Club-Q-Shooting-in-Colorado-Springs-

  The Northalsted Business Alliance makes statement on Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

The Northalsted Business Alliance shares its thoughts and prayers with our LGBTQ+ family in Colorado suffering from yet another senseless gun tragedy. We mourn the five lives lost and stand with those injured and traumatized ...


 
OnePulse-releases-statement-on-Club-Q-mass-shooting

  OnePulse releases statement on Club Q mass shooting

-- From a press release

Orlando, FL — onePULSE Foundation, the not-for-profit established following the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor and preserve the legacy of those killed and create a sanctuary of hope, today released the following statement: "We are ...


 




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