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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 ...


 
WORLD-Caribbean-ruling-Pussy-Riot-Russian-raid-Canadian-warning-anti-trans-bar

  WORLD Caribbean ruling, Pussy Riot, Russian raid, Canadian warning, anti-trans bar

The top court in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines dismissed a challenge to colonial-era anti-gay laws, Reuters reported. Javin Johnson and Sean Macleish—two gay men who had pushed to decriminalize ...


 
NATIONAL-Chuck-Schumer-anti-marriage-bill-drag-event-back-on-military-doctor

  NATIONAL Chuck Schumer, anti-marriage bill, drag event back on, military doctor

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced his support for the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA)—and, as a result, several LGBTQ+-advocacy organizations dropped their opposition to it, The Hill ...


 
Oklahoma-non-binary-student-dies-after-being-assaulted

  Oklahoma non-binary student dies after being assaulted

Officials acknowledged there are unresolved questions about a 16-year-old non-binary Oklahoma student who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, NBC News noted. Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-to-host-trans-youth-family-summit

  Center on Halsted to host trans youth & family summit

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., has announced that its Trans Youth & Family Summit 2024 will take place March 16. This year marks the sixth annual event, which partners between Youth Services' Pride Youth ...


 
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  WORLD South Africa murder, lesbian couple, Brianna Ghey, Eurovision

In South Africa, LGBTQ+-rights groups condemned the brutal murder of Diego Jacobs, a queer man in Cape Town, The Washington Blade reported. Reports indicate Jacobs, 21, was brutally murdered (reportedly by a former neighbor) on Feb. ...


 
NATIONAL-Utah-board-member-Baths-founder-dies-Fla-protests-DoJ-equity-plan

  NATIONAL Utah board member, Baths founder dies, Fla. protests, DoJ equity plan

Utah's Republican governor and lieutenant governor urged the State Board of Education to take action against a conservative board member whose social-media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-report-releases-new-data-on-experiences-of-Black-queer-youth

  Human Rights Campaign report releases new data on experiences of Black queer youth

--From a press release

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


 
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  Col. Jennifer Pritzker comments on military museum move

Local transgender philanthropist Col. Jennifer Pritzker commented to Windy City Times about the impending move of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), which she founded in 2003, to Wisconsin. "At the end of the day, ...


 
THEATER-Dot-Marie-Jones-talks-Goodman-production-Glee-Bros

  THEATER Dot-Marie Jones talks Goodman production, 'Glee,' 'Bros'

Running through Feb. 18 at the the Goodman Theatre, the production Highway Patrol works with a script conceived entirely from Emmy-winning actor Dana Delany's (TV's China Beach) digital archive of hundreds of tweets and direct messages ...


 
Coalition-of-LGBTQ-advocates-health-care-providers-release-Project-RAINBOW-report

  Coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates, health care providers release Project RAINBOW report

--From a press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of more than two dozen LGBTQ+ advocate organizations and health care providers are releasing a new report aimed at addressing the challenges and discrimination that ...


 
Republicans-file-bill-to-ban-trans-women-from-US-Olympic-teams

  Republicans file bill to ban trans women from U.S. Olympic teams

Republicans in both houses of Congress have launched another effort to ban transgender women and girls from female sports teams—and this time, they are attempting to ban trans women from competing on U.S. Olympic teams ahead ...


 
New-US-Trans-Survey-highlights-importance-of-gender-affirming-care-and-societal-acceptance

  New US Trans Survey highlights importance of gender-affirming care and societal acceptance

After surveying 92,329 people in 2022, the early insights gleaned from the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) have been released—and they highlight just how much impact gender-affirming care can have. The USTS, which was last completed ...


 
Quantum-Leap-reboot-springs-into-LGBTQ-representation

  Quantum Leap reboot springs into LGBTQ+ representation

Through the magic of television, Quantum Leap is once again jumping into the past to bounce back into the future—and in a recent episode, "The Family Trasure," non-binary artist and performer Wilder Yuri and writer Shakina ...


 
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  NATIONAL Texas court, police chief, Gentili memorial, Philly controversy

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging Senate Bill 14, the ban on gender-affirming care that went into effect last September, KERA reported. SB 14 blocks trans minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care, such as ...


 
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  GLAAD remembers Cecilia Gentili, transgender Latina, actress, activist, health care activist, journalist

--From a press release

(New York, NY - February 6, 2024) GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is responding to the death of transgender actress and advocate Cecilia Gentili and elevating voices of transgender and political leaders honoring ...


 
Iowa-governor-introduces-bill-to-out-trans-people-on-official-documents

  Iowa governor introduces bill to out trans people on official documents

By Lu Calzada

As states around Illinois continue to introduce anti-LGBTQ bills—and in some cases, pass anti-LGBTQ resolutions into law—Iowa recently added one more blow for Midwestern LGBTQ+ Americans. Governor Kim Reynolds introduced HB 649 Feb. 1, and it ...


 
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  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 ...


 
HRC-State-Equality-Index-Anti-LGBTQ-2023-state-legislative-season-most-destructive

  HRC State Equality Index: Anti-LGBTQ+ 2023 state legislative season "most destructive"

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the education arm of the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federatio ...


 
Looking-back-at-Chicago-LGBTQ-communitys-stand-against-Anheuser-Busch-

  Looking back at Chicago LGBTQ+ community's stand against Anheuser-Busch

As conservatives across the country boycotted Anheuser-Busch products for Bud Light's partnership with trans woman Dylan Mulvaney in 2023, LGBTQ+ bars in Chicago removed their products for a different reason. Following the deeply negative response to ...


 
Extreme-anti-trans-legislation-to-be-law-in-Ohio-after-GOP-supermajority-overrides-governors-veto

  Extreme anti-trans legislation to be law in Ohio after GOP supermajority overrides governor's veto

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled Ohio Senate voted today to complete the legislature's override of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of dangerous anti-trans legislation. The bill bans transgender athletes from participating ...


 
National-Center-for-Transgender-Equality-and-Transgender-Legal-Defense-and-Education-Fund-to-merge

  National Center for Transgender Equality and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to merge

--From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), two leading national trans civil rights organizations, officially announced their intent ...


 
WORLD-World-leaders-Namibia-attack-Taiwan-electoral-win-Irish-LGBTQ-groups

  WORLD World leaders, Namibia attack, Taiwan electoral win, Irish LGBTQ+ groups

In the wake of Gabriel Attal being named France's newest prime minister, PinkNews published a list of every out LGBTQ+ world leader to date. They include ex-San Marino head of state Paolo Rondelli, former Iceland Prime ...


 
NATIONAL-Wis-report-gender-dysphoria-HIV-research-Stonewall-exhibit-gay-CEOs

  NATIONAL Wis. report, gender dysphoria, HIV research, Stonewall exhibit, gay CEOs

A new annual report from Wisconsin's Office of Children's Mental Health shows that the state's minors—especially girls, children of color and LGBTQ+ youth—continue to struggle with anxiety, depression and thoughts ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-trans-Haitian-advocate-intersex-report-activist-attacked

  WORLD Conversion therapy, trans Haitian advocate, intersex report, activist attacked

Norway is the latest country to outlaw conversion therapy after its parliament passed a bill that criminalizes the practice, Mamba noted. The bill, under development since 2019, received approval in the Storting (the Norwegian parliament) last ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-Health-Equity-Act-school-policy-drag-items-Don-Lemon-Danica-Roem

  NATIONAL Trans Health Equity Act, school policy, drag items, Don Lemon, Danica Roem

The Trans Health Equity Act—a law that requires Maryland's Medicaid program to cover gender-affirming treatments—took effect Jan. 1, The Washington Blade noted. In May 2023, Democratic Gov. Wes Moore signed the act. The law covers hormone ...


 
11th-Circuit-allows-Alabama-transgender-adolescent-medical-ban-to-take-effect-NCLR-responds

  11th Circuit allows Alabama transgender adolescent medical ban to take effect, NCLR responds

--From a press release

Today Jan. 11, 2024, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order allowing Alabama's ban on medical care for transgender adolescents to take effect. This order grants a request by the state of Alabama to ...


 
Williams-Institute-41000-transgender-immigrants-live-in-California

  Williams Institute: 41,000 transgender immigrants live in California

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that there are 174,200 transgender immigrants in the United States and 41,000 transgender immigrants in California, comprising over one-quarter (27%) of the state's ...


 
Ohio-House-overrides-governors-pro-trans-veto

  Ohio House overrides governor's pro-trans veto

On Jan. 10, Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 65-28 to override GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's Dec. 29 veto of a bill that bans gender-affirming healthcare for minors. Democrats say transgender people and parents of transgender ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-candidates-Philly-official-anti-LGBTQ-laws-bisexual-study

  NATIONAL Trans candidates, Philly official, anti-LGBTQ+ laws, bisexual study

An Ohio transgender woman announced her candidacy for the state's legislature, challenging an anti-LGBTQ+ Republican, The Dallas Voice noted. "If you're gonna attack our communities, then you're gonna have to compete against someone from our c ...


 
WORLD-Activist-honored-marriages-in-Estonia-Madrid-law-trans-sports-item

  WORLD Activist honored, marriages in Estonia, Madrid law, trans sports item

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The National AIDS Commission (NAC) recently honored Caleb Orozco—a leading figure in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Belize—for his instrumental contributions to the national HIV response, BNN reported. According ...


 
USA-Boxing-adds-policy-regarding-trans-competitors

  USA Boxing adds policy regarding trans competitors

Boxing's highest national governing body, USA Boxing, added a transgender athlete policy to its rulebook that requires genital-reassignment surgery and strict hormone testing for adults before competition, NBC News noted. ...


 
Coalition-petitions-for-march-rally-for-reproductive-and-LGBTQ-rights-prior-to-DNC-convention-

  Coalition petitions for march, rally for reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights prior to DNC convention

The Bodies Outside of Unjust Laws: Coalition for Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ+ Liberation coalition group held a press conference Jan. 2 at Chicago's City Hall just outside the city's Department of Transportation offices. The groups announced ...


 
Republican-Ohio-governor-vetoes-anti-trans-youth-bans-in-health-and-sports

  Republican Ohio governor vetoes anti-trans youth bans in health and sports

After speaking with healthcare providers and the families of transgender children, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed an anti-LGBTQ+ measure that would have banned transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care ...


 
Ohio-Governor-DeWine-vetoes-ban-on-transgender-medical-care-NCLR-responds

  Ohio Governor DeWine vetoes ban on transgender medical care, NCLR responds

--From a press release

December 29, 2023 - Today Ohio Governor Mike DeWine vetoed HB 68 bill that would have banned medical care for transgender adolescents, stating: "It is the parents who know their child best." Across the country, federal ...


 
NATIONAL-Womens-college-banned-books-military-initiative-Oregon

  NATIONAL Women's college, banned books, military initiative, Oregon

After backlash regarding a decision to update its anti-discrimination policy and open enrollment to some transgender applicants, a Catholic women's college in Indiana will return to its previous admission policy, per The National Catholic Reporter. In ...


 
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, ...


 
NATIONAL-School-items-Miami-attack-Elliot-Page-Fire-Island

  NATIONAL School items, Miami attack, Elliot Page, Fire Island

In Virginia, new and returning members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County School Board were inaugurated—with some school board members opting to use banned books on the topics of slavery and LGBTQ+ ...


 
Chicago-trans-man-sues-former-employer-union-over-gender-affirming-medical-care-denials

  Chicago trans man sues former employer, union over gender-affirming medical care denials

Chicago trans man Morgan Mesi, 34, filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 14 that alleges he was denied medically necessary and critical gender-affirming healthcare by the health care plan that is run jointly by his former employers ...


 
WORLD-Morocco-court-rulings-asylum-items-Troye-Sivan

  WORLD Morocco, court rulings, asylum items, Troye Sivan

Moroccan advocacy groups have criticized continued attacks and unequal treatment against the country's LGBTQ+ community, The Washington Blade reported. On Nov. 15, a minor was sentenced to six months in prison for being gay and fined ...


 
LGBTQ-baseball-executives-announce-cancer-battles

  LGBTQ+ baseball executives announce cancer battles

Openly gay Major League Baseball (MLB) executive Billy Bean announced he has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and that he needs a donor for a bone-marrow transplant, Gay City News noted. USA Today initially reported ...


 
Angelica-Ross-talks-politics-Hollywood-Buddhism-and-more-

  Angelica Ross talks politics, Hollywood, Buddhism and more

Angelica Ross had already made her imprint on society in various ways. She is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, which helps transgender and gender-nonconforming people become part of the tech industry; an activist who hosted ...


 
NATIONAL-Dr-Rachel-Levine-World-AIDS-Day-trans-deaths-Philly-bar-art

  NATIONAL Dr. Rachel Levine, World AIDS Day, trans deaths, Philly bar art

United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Liles C. Burke ruled that emails and other records from U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine are relevant to a lawsuit challenging Alabama's ban ...


 
Wisconsin-governor-vetoes-anti-trans-youth-healthcare-ban

  Wisconsin governor vetoes anti-trans youth healthcare ban

In an expected move, Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill that aimed to outlaw gender-affirming care for minors, CBS News reported. Evers has sworn to strike down any proposals from the GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature ...


 
Trans-actress-gay-actors-Kokomo-City-receive-Spirit-Award-nominations

  Trans actress, gay actors, 'Kokomo City' receive Spirit Award nominations

The nominations for the 39th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced—and LGBTQ+ actors, directors and productions definitely made their mark. Trans actress Trace Lysette was announced as one of the nominees for Best Lead ...


 
MOVIES-Director-Daniel-Peddle-on-the-sequel-to-the-classic-doc-The-Aggressives

  MOVIES Director Daniel Peddle on the sequel to the classic doc 'The Aggressives'

In 2005, Daniel Peddle released The Aggressives—a groundbreaking documentary filmed during the late '90s and early '00s in New York City that profiled several masculine-presenting/transmasculine people of color. Fast-forward to ...


 
WORLD-Queer-teen-dies-trans-activist-honored-HIV-drugs-mpox-British-lesbian

  WORLD Queer teen dies, trans activist honored, HIV drugs, mpox, British lesbian

In India, queer makeup artist Pranshu reportedly died by suicide—at age 16—after being subjected to relentless attacks online, PinkNews noted. On social media, LGBTQIA+-rights advocacy collective Yes, We Exist claimed ...


 
She-was-hereand-she-is-here-Street-to-be-renamed-after-Elise-Malary

  'She was here...and she is here': Street to be renamed after Elise Malary

By Alec Karam

The memory of the late activist Elise Malary will soon become a permanent part of Andersonville's Catalpa Avenue. The renamed "Elise Malary Way" will encompass the Catalpa Plaza area, a planned pedestrian plaza between Ashland Avenue ...


 
LGBTQ-couple-the-first-in-South-Asia-to-have-marriage-recognized

  LGBTQ+ couple the first in South Asia to have marriage recognized

Transgender woman Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandey became the first LGBTQ+ couple to have their marriage legally recognized in South Asia after they received a legal certificate in Nepal's Lamjung district on Nov. 29, The Guardian ...


 
Martina-Navratilova-continues-anti-trans-comments

  Martina Navratilova continues anti-trans comments

Lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been in the news lately for anti-trans comments, although she has been making them for quite some time. She recently sparked controversy with her remarks on a tribute by UK ...


 
Fla-students-walk-out-after-school-boards-anti-trans-actions

  Fla. students walk out after school board's anti-trans actions

In Florida, hundreds of students at Coconut Creek's Monarch High School held a walkout on Nov. 28 after their principal and several other school officials were reportedly reassigned over a transgender student's participation on the girls ...


 
Pope-Franciss-community-of-transwomen

  Pope Francis's community of transwomen

It's a rare opportunity to meet the pope. It's even rarer if you're a transgender Catholic. However, on Nov. 19, in Torvaianica, Italy, a community of transwomen, many of them sex workers, were welcomed and seated ...


 
Trans-women-banned-from-playing-cricket

  Trans women banned from playing cricket

Transgender women have been barred from playing in international women's matches under a new policy from the International Cricket Council (ICC), the BBC reported. Any player who has gone through male puberty will not be eligible ...


 
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 ...


 
YEPP-rises-to-occasion-at-fall-fundraiser

  YEPP 'rises' to occasion at fall fundraiser

Members and guests of Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) gathered Nov. 17 at Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., for the organization's fall fundraiser, Rise Up: Our Celebration of Resistance. The evening marked both the ...


 
Chicagoans-gather-to-mark-the-2023-Trans-Day-of-Remembrance-

  Chicagoans gather to mark the 2023 Trans Day of Remembrance

Brave Space Alliance, Chicago Therapy Collective and Life is Work joined forces to celebrate Trans Day of Remembrance under the banner New Era Together Nov. 19 at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., on the West ...


 
Scotland-announces-five-year-plan-to-help-nonbinary-people

  Scotland announces five-year plan to help nonbinary people

Scotland's government has announced a five-year action plan to improve the lives of non-binary people, Yahoo! News reported. Among other things, the first-of-its-kind plan in the UK (and, quite possibly, in the world) includes actions to ...


 
PASSAGES-Mexicos-first-out-nonbinary-magistrate-Jesus-Ociel-Baena-Saucedo

  PASSAGES: Mexico's first out nonbinary magistrate Jesus Ociel Baena Saucedo

On Nov. 13, Mexico's first out nonbinary magistrate and LGBTQ+ activist Jesus Ociel Baena Saucedo was found dead in their state of Aguascalientes home alongside their partner Dorian Herrera. They were 38. According to state prosecutor ...


 
Illinois-attorney-general-part-of-effort-against-Oklahoma-anti-trans-youth-law

  Illinois attorney general part of effort against Oklahoma anti-trans youth law

--From a press release

Chicago — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is opposing a state law in Oklahoma that severely limits the ability of transgender youth to access critical, lifesaving gender-affirming care. Raoul, along with a coalition of attorneys general, ...


 
LGBTQ-organizations-to-host-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance-A-New-Era-Together-20

  LGBTQ+ organizations to host Transgender Day of Remembrance: A New Era Together 2.0

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — On Sunday, Nov. 11, Brave Space Alliance, Chicago Therapy Collective, and Life is Work will host Transgender Day of Remembrance: A New Era Together 2.0, an event dedicated to honoring the memory of ...


 
HRCs-2023-survey-of-cities-towns-shows-record-support-for-LGBTQ-residents-Chicago-scores-100

  HRC's 2023 survey of cities, towns shows record support for LGBTQ+ residents; Chicago scores 100

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—Te Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), in partnership with the Equality Federation, an advocacy accelerator rooted in social justice that builds power in a network of state-based LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations ...


 
Rainbow-Wave-238-LGBTQ-candidates-win-public-office-in-2023-all-time-high-for-an-odd-year-election

  Rainbow Wave: 238 LGBTQ+ candidates win public office in 2023, all time high for an odd year election

--From a press release

Washington, DC — 238 out LGBTQ+ candidates have won elections in 2023, as of 3 p.m. ET, surpassing the record 185 who won in 2021 — the last odd-year election. LGBTQ+ Victory Fund is awaiting final ...


 
IDHS-head-Dulce-Quintero-reflects-on-making-history-being-an-advocate

  IDHS head Dulce Quintero reflects on making history, being an advocate

Dulce Quintero has always believed in helping people—and decades of doing so has resulted in an especially noteworthy achievement. Recently, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appointed Quintero, a member of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, as ...


 
NATIONAL-Election-results-campus-items-Puerto-Rican-icons-healthcare-suit

  NATIONAL Election results, campus items, Puerto Rican icons, healthcare suit

Historic developments took place during the Nov. 7 elections that happened in some states. LGBTQ+ Victory Fund candidate Rue Landau won an at-large seat on the Philadelphia City Council—making her the first out LGBTQ+ candidate to ...


 
Pope-Trans-people-can-be-baptized-and-act-as-godparents

  Pope: Trans people can be baptized and act as godparents

Pope Francis has stated that trans people may be baptized and act as godparents or witnesses to marriage under the same conditions as any other adult—as long as a scandal does not result, according to PinkNews. ...


 
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, ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-talks-about-philanthropy-Republican-ties

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker talks about philanthropy, Republican ties

Col. Jennifer Pritzker is someone who firmly believes in giving. There's the transgender activist who has been supportive of many LGBTQ+-related causes. And, of course, there's the Jennifer Pritzker who spent almost three decades in the ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-deaths-endorsements-Sakia-Gunn-museum-news-Maddow

  NATIONAL Trans deaths, endorsements, Sakia Gunn, museum news, Maddow

A man was arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in northwest Miami-Dade, Florida, NBC Miami reported. Anthony Quinn Peyton II, 25, was charged with second-degree murder in the Oct. 23 killing of ...


 
Republican-governors-ask-NCAA-to-ban-trans-women-from-womens-sports

  Republican governors ask NCAA to ban trans women from women's sports

Nine Republican governors have signed a letter to the NCAA asking the organization to ban trans women from competing in college women's sports, LGBTQ Nation reported. Among those signing the letter were Govs. Kristi Noem of ...


 
IDHS-Secretary-Dulce-Quintero-to-receive-inaugural-ALMA-del-Lider-Award-at-ALMAs-2nd-Annual-Community-Reception

  IDHS Secretary Dulce Quintero to receive inaugural "ALMA del Lider" Award at ALMA's 2nd Annual Community Reception

--From a press release

[Chicago, IL] — On November 30, the Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) will present Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Dulce Quintero with the inaugural ALMA del Líder ...


 
NATIONAL-Queer-senator-HRC-dinner-LGBTQIA-deaths-vandalism-Florida

  NATIONAL Queer senator, HRC dinner, LGBTQIA+ deaths, vandalism, Florida

Laphonza Butler—the first Black LGBTQ+ U.S. senator, who was appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom—won't run for election next year, The Advocate reported. "Butler said that she intended to be 'the loudest, proudest champion of Calif ...


 
WORLD-Spirit-Day-popes-meeting-conversion-therapy-Elite-actor-tourism

  WORLD Spirit Day, pope's meeting, conversion therapy, 'Elite' actor, tourism

Spirit Day—an annual observance celebrated every third Thursday of October that is dedicated to taking a stand against bullying and showing support for the LGBTQ+ youth—was marked globally, GLAAD noted. ...


 
Ninth-Circuit-temporarily-blocks-Idaho-restroom-ban-as-court-challenge-proceeds-

  Ninth Circuit temporarily blocks Idaho restroom ban as court challenge proceeds

--From a press release

(Boise, ID, October 26, 2023) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today temporarily blocked enforcement of an Idaho school facilities law that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment. The law was ...


 
In-a-first-NBA-referee-comes-out-as-transgender-nonbinary

  In a first, NBA referee comes out as transgender, nonbinary

NBA referee Che Flores (they/them) came out as transgender and nonbinary in an interview with GQ, The Advocate noted. Flores is the first out trans or nonbinary referee in the NBA, and potentially the other major ...


 




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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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