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|FDA pushed to end discriminatory tissue donation policy|
--From a press release - Chicago, IL. — U.S Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Joe Neguse (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), and U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Elizabeth Warren ...
|NATIONAL Asylum case, TDOR items, activist dies, trans hockey team|
Mattie Tux Hortona transgender woman from Zimbabwe who lives in Rockville, Marylandwon her asylum case in late October after living in the United States for the past five years, The Washington Blade reported. Although she has ...
|WORLD Queer mountaineers, race-car driver, Australian bill, German reforms|
At the end of this year's mountaineering season, a group of climbers raised LGBTQ+ symbols on top of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, as part of the Pink Summits campaign, a press release ...
|Three white men found guilty in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery|
On Nov. 24, a jury found three white men guilty of murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, who was Black, early last year, according to media reports. Father and son Gregory ...
|AFC commemorates passing of the HIV decriminalization law with World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 |
--From a press release - The World AIDS Day Community Celebration of the Historic Passage of HB1063, which ended criminal penalties against people living with HIV, will be hosted by AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC). It will also commemorate World AIDS Day ...
|Four LGBTQ leaders to be inducted into LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame|
--From a press release - Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Institute announced it will induct four political leaders into the 2021 class of the LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame, which honors the LGBTQ elected officials, appointed officials and candidates who made ...
|Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges|
On Nov. 19 in Wisconsin, a Kenosha County jury composed of seven women and five men acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, finding the teenage gunman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two ...
|Thailand, Switzerland go in opposite directions regarding marriage equality|
Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled a law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country is constitutional, The Washington Blade reported. The Foundation for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights and Justice, ...
|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 ...
|Biden nominates second lesbian as federal judge|
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recommended that President Joe Biden elevate the Manhattan federal judge overseeing the sex-abuse trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Reuters reported. Biden ...
|Lightfoot signs order helping those returning from incarceration|
Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside Ald. Walter Burnett and community leaders, signed an executive order to create a first-of-its-kind Interagency Reentry Council, a press release noted. This newly established ...
|More than a quarter of LGBT state, local employees face discrimination at work|
--From a Williams Institute press release - More than one-quarter of LGBT state and local employees have experienced discrimination at work About half of LGBT people who work in education and law enforcement are not out to their supervisors Over 600,000 LGBT employees ...
|Fraternal Order of Police head says he will resign|
John Catanzara—the controversial head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, Chicago's largest police union—said Nov. 15 he will retire from the Chicago Police Department, The Chicago Tribune reported. He made the announcement after h ...
|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 ...
|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 ...