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Trans-focused-documentary-part-of-South-Side-Film-Festival

  Trans-focused documentary part of South Side Film Festival

The documentary Mama Gloria—which features Chicago transgender icon Gloria Allen—was part of the South Side Film Festival line-up on Nov. 28. Born in 1945, Allen grew up amid the celebrated Black "sissy" balls on Chicago's South ...


 
NATIONAL-Asylum-case-TDOR-items-activist-dies-trans-hockey-team

  NATIONAL Asylum case, TDOR items, activist dies, trans hockey team

Mattie Tux Horton—a transgender woman from Zimbabwe who lives in Rockville, Maryland—won her asylum case in late October after living in the United States for the past five years, The Washington Blade reported. Although she has ...


 
House-of-Chanel-creates-charitable-foundation-to-promote-community-service-across-ballroom-scene-beyond

  House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across ballroom scene, beyond

Almost 50 years after the founding of House of Chanel, the ballroom house is creating the Chanel Cares Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. The foundation will organize community engagement projects, including an upcoming ...


 
Community-mourns-the-losses-of-transgender-people-celebrates-the-living-at-TDOR-event

  Community mourns the losses of transgender people, celebrates the living at TDOR event

During the Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience (TDOR) on Nov. 20, community members gathered for a town hall and memorial to remember the losses and lives of trans people in Chicago and beyond. Hosted by Brave Space ...


 
The-National-Black-Justice-Coalition-mourns-death-of-Angel-Naira-

  The National Black Justice Coalition mourns death of Angel Naira

--From a press release

ALIQUIPPA, PA — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Angel Naira, a 36-year-old Black transgender woman. Naira was shot to death in her home in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, on November 11, 2021. She ...


 
Christina-Kahrl-Monica-Roberts-named-to-LGBTQ-Journalists-Hall-of-Fame

  Christina Kahrl, Monica Roberts named to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2021) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced that BaseballProspectus.com co-founder and San Francisco Chronicle sports editor Christina Kahrl and TransGriot founder Monica Roberts ...


 
NATIONAL-NY-governor-GLSEN-report-flower-shop-political-items

  NATIONAL N.Y. governor, GLSEN report, flower shop, political items

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a pair of LGBTQ-related bills aimed at protecting sex-trafficking survivors as well as requiring utility and telephone companies to respect customers' preferred pronouns, The New York Post reported. One of ...


 
Activist-projects-names-of-trans-dead-on-Netflix-HQ

  Activist projects names of trans dead on Netflix HQ

--From a press release

LOS GATOS — On the Trans Day of Remembrance, the names of trans people who died this year were projected onto Netflix's Silicon Valley headquarters. The words of light were visible from Winchester Boulevard, over the ...


 
DNC-makes-statement-on-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance

  DNC makes statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

--From a Democratic National Committee press release

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20): "This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the lives lost due to anti-trans ...


 
NBJC-commemorates-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance-in-what-may-be-deadliest-year

  NBJC commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance in what may be deadliest year

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Since January of 2021, at least 46 transgender or gender-nonconforming/non-binary people in the United States have had their lives taken from them - putting 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-partners-plan-Memorial-Luncheon-Town-Hall-on-trans-violence

  Brave Space Alliance, partners plan Memorial Luncheon, Town Hall on trans violence

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Nov. 19, 2021 — Brave Space Alliance and other community partner organizations will host a memorial luncheon and town hall to honor the memory of transgender people who have been murdered over the ...


 
LGBTQ-equality-in-nine-Illinois-municipalities-detailed-in-Human-Rights-Campaign-Index

  LGBTQ+ equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in Human Rights Campaign Index

--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, in partnership with The ...


 
CTAs-Red-Purple-Bypass-at-Belmont-to-go-into-service-Nov-19

  CTA's Red-Purple Bypass at Belmont to go into service Nov. 19

The Chicago Transit Authority announced the new Red-Purple Bypass—the first major improvement for CTA customers as part of the historic $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project—will go into service on the Brown ...


 
THEATER-AstonReps-God-of-Carnage-through-Dec-12

  THEATER AstonRep's 'God of Carnage' through Dec. 12

AstonRep Theatre Company is running a revival of Yasmina Reza's frenetic dark comedy God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton and co-directed by directed by Derek Bertelsen and Robert Tobin. God of Carnage is running through ...


 
184-LGBTQ-candidates-won-elected-office-in-2021-trans-cisg-women-best-win-loss-records

  184 LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2021; trans, cisg women best win/loss records

--From a press release

Washington, DC — At least 184 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office throughout 2021, more than in any other odd-numbered election year in U.S. history. The previous record was 169 candidates set in 2019. Transgender women ...


 
IOC-announces-framework-for-trans-intersex-athletes

  IOC announces framework for trans, intersex athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a new framework for transgender and intersex athletes, dropping controversial policies that required competing athletes to undergo "medically unnecessary" procedures or treatment, NBC News ...


 
SAGE-Board-of-Directors-dedicates-1M-to-support-trans-elders

  SAGE Board of Directors dedicates $1M to support trans elders

--From a press release

[New York, NY] SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, is proud to announce the Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) Elder Program Equity Fund. Trans Awareness Week is ...


 
Chicago-Therapy-Collective-to-honor-Trans-Day-of-Resilience

  Chicago Therapy Collective to honor Trans Day of Resilience

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Chicago Therapy Collective will release an original music video cover of Wildfires (Sault, 2020) in honor of Trans Day of Resilience (TDOR) 2021 and the racial justice uprisings of 2020. According to ...


 
NATIONAL-Navy-items-lesbian-bar-founder-QueerArt-trans-guide

  NATIONAL Navy items, lesbian bar founder, QueerArt, trans guide

A Navy ship named for slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened and launched in San Diego Bay, Navy Times noted. The replenishment oiler USNS ...


 
WORLD-China-clinic-lesbian-couple-Mr-Gay-World-Ghana-bill

  WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill

China launched its first medical clinic to treat transgender children and adolescents, NBC News reported. The Chinese state-backed media outlet The Global Times recently reported that the clinic opened at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University ...


 
Veterans-Day-event-features-Col-Pritzker-Kinzinger-and-Duckworth-

  Veterans Day event features Col. Pritzker, Kinzinger and Duckworth

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), 104 S. Michigan Ave., hosted a free Veteran's Day program that was livestreamed live via YouTube. Transgender Col. (IL) Jennifer Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired ...


 
National-groups-to-NCAA-include-protections-for-trans-athletes-in-new-rules

  National groups to NCAA: include protections for trans athletes in new rules

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Athlete Ally sent a letter to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert and NCAA governance calling on the ...


 
Chicago-groups-to-mark-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance

  Chicago groups to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

To mark the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)—on Saturday, Nov. 20—some Chicago groups will hold events: —Brave Space Alliance (BSA)—the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South ...


 
Oklahoma-governor-orders-halt-to-non-binary-birth-certificates

  Oklahoma governor orders halt to non-binary birth certificates

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has issued an executive order to stop the Oklahoma State Department of Health from issuing non-binary birth certificates, KFOR.com reported. "Neither this statute nor Oklahoma law otherwise [provides] OSDH or others any ...


 
Death-of-Marquiisha-Quii-Lawrence-in-South-Carolina-makes-2021-deadliest-year-for-trans-people

  Death of Marquiisha 'Quii' Lawrence in South Carolina makes 2021 deadliest year for trans people

--From a press release

GREENVILLE, SC- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Marquiisha 'Quii' Lawrence, a 28-year-old Black transgender woman. Lawrence was shot and killed in her home in Greenville, South Carolina, on November 4, 2021. ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-Foundation-releases-data-on-COVID-19-LGBTQ-health-equity

  Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases data on COVID-19 & LGBTQ+ health equity

--From a Human Rights Campaign Foundation 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 rights organization ...


 
Lawsuits-filed-in-Indiana-and-Tennessee-regarding-trans-students

  Lawsuits filed in Indiana and Tennessee regarding trans students

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against an Indiana school district on behalf of two transgender high school students, according to Newsweek. Also, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and the ACLU of ...


 
TV-General-Hospital-star-blasted-for-anti-trans-post-91UPDATE93

  TV 'General Hospital' star blasted for anti-trans post [UPDATE]

Ingo Rademacher, a star of ABC's General Hospital since joining the show in 1996 as Jasper "Jax" Jacks, has been slammed by castmates for posting a transphobic social-media message, Deadline noted. Rademacher had previously been known ...


 
NATIONAL-Creating-Change-trans-patient-case-queer-artist-DC-activist-dies

  NATIONAL Creating Change, trans patient case, queer artist, D.C. activist dies

The National LGBTQ Task Force has opened registration for the Creating Change Conference, the largest LGBTQ+ activist conference in the country, per a press release. The conference will be held in person in host city New ...


 
Cook-County-Board-unanimously-passes-resolution-recognizing-Transgender-Awareness-Week

  Cook County Board unanimously passes resolution recognizing Transgender Awareness Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. — Nov. 4, 2021 — Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Commissioner Kevin Morrison's resolution honoring and recognizing Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of ...


 
Actress-Angelica-Ross-transfers-leadership-of-trans-talent-incubator-to-EC-Pizarro-III-

  Actress Angelica Ross transfers leadership of trans talent incubator to E.C. Pizarro III

By Max Lubbers

In 2017, E.C. Pizarro III listened as Angelica Ross presented about TransTech Social Enterprises, an incubator to build and promote transgender talent in technology fields. He approached her afterward, volunteering to design artwork for TransTech. Now, ...


 
Combining-creativity-with-consulting-trans-rights-activists-launch-Better-World-Collaborative-

  Combining creativity with consulting, trans-rights activists launch Better World Collaborative

With years of activism behind them, transgender-rights advocates Crispin Torres and Rebecca Kling have sat through countless workshops. But they'd often leave their seats—or Zoom calls—feeling disappointed. Workshops don't need ...


 
GLAAD-releases-latest-Accelerating-Acceptance-Study

  GLAAD releases latest Accelerating Acceptance Study

--From a press release

New York, NY - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its seventh annual Accelerating Acceptance Study, a nationa ...


 
Believe-Out-Loud-multi-faith-statement-decries-Texas-anti-trans-youth-law

  Believe Out Loud multi-faith statement decries Texas' anti trans youth law

--From a press release

DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 2, 2021) — A national coalition of 37 organizations and more than 171 individuals have endorsed a multi-faith statement of solidarity with transgender children in Texas, after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into ...


 
Baldwin-calls-for-reversal-of-previous-administrations-transgender-prison-policy

  Baldwin calls for reversal of previous administration's transgender prison policy

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand ...


 
Trans-Netflix-employees-file-labor-suit

  Trans Netflix employees file labor suit

Two transgender Netflix employees have filed labor charges against the streaming giant in the wake of the Dave Chappelle controversy concerning his special The Closer, alleging the company retaliated against them for speaking out against the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Non-binary-actor-holiday-TV-specials-John-Waters-Grammys

  SHOWBIZ Non-binary actor, holiday TV specials, John Waters, Grammys

Video below

Non-binary actor E.R. Fightmaster (TV's Shrill and Work in Progress) is joining the cast of ABC's long-running medical drama series Grey's Anatomy as a recurring member: Dr. Kai Bartley, the show's first non-binary doctor, out.com. ...


 
Precious-Brady-Davis-announces-MWRD-candidacy

  Precious Brady-Davis announces MWRD candidacy

Prominent local trans figure Precious Brady-Davis announced her candidacy for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) commissioner. The announcement comes in the wake of President Joe Biden appointing out now-former Commissioner ...


 
Trans-ex-Netflix-employee-talks-Chappelle-Closer-controversy

  Trans ex-Netflix employee talks Chappelle, 'Closer' controversy

Exclusive

The Closer, Dave Chappelle's latest special for Netflix, has caused considerable controversy—especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community, many of whom say the production contains transphobic jokes. Among those who ...


 
Texas-governor-signs-anti-trans-sports-bill

  Texas governor signs anti-trans sports bill

Texas' transgender student-athletes will be restricted from playing on K-12 school sports teams that align with their gender identity under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Oct. 25, The Texas Tribune reported. House Bill ...


 
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 ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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