Posted inFrom Philadelphia Gay News

LGBTQ leaders call for action after murder of trans woman of color

“Violence against trans people, especially our trans siblings of color, continues to be an epidemic in this country and we must all do our part to end it,” Office of LGBT Affairs Executive Director Celena Morrison said at a Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) press conference held at Mazzoni Center. The conference was prompted by Read More

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News is Good: Lesbian Herstory Archives immortalized, “Spoiler Alert” premieres

News is Good is a weekly column featuring positive news about the LGBTQ+ community. Too much of what we see in mainstream media coverage focuses on the challenges we face and not the celebrations. Here are five things we’re excited about this week. Lesbian Herstory Archives named an official NYC Landmark. The Lesbian Herstory Archives’ […]

Posted inFrom Washington Blade

Japanese court rules same-sex marriage ban is constitutional

A district court in the Tokyo Prefecture ruled on Wednesday that Japan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is legal. The court added that the absence of a legal system to protect same-sex families infringed upon their human rights. In a statement to Reuters, Nobuhito Sawasaki, an attorney for the plaintiffs told the wire service, “This Read More

Posted inFrom Dallas Voice

U.S. diplomat says negotiations to release Brittney Griner have stalled

WNBA star remains in Russian penal colony By Brody Levesque Washington Blade Courtesy National LGBT Media Association (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) In remarks published Monday, Elizabeth Rood, the U.S. chargée d’affaires in Moscow, told Russia’s state-owned RIA news agency that talks to free jailed Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan were continuing through the “designated channel.” Read More

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Club Q another example of how anti-LGBTQ rhetoric leads to the death of queer, trans folks

It was 7:15 a.m. and I had just landed after traveling across the country from working with my military unit. My phone started ringing. “Did you see it? and “How are you feeling?” were the messages that started pouring in. Then I saw the news: “Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Club Q Shooting.” I was struck with Read More