Posted inFrom Washington Blade

Lesbian, transgender women across Africa forced into heterosexual marriages

Lesbian, queer and transgender women across Africa are still forced into heterosexual marriages, and many of them have to keep their sexual orientation and/or gender identity a secret because they are afraid of being victimized or even killed. Guadalupe Dansokho, a lesbian woman from Senegal, was forced to marry a man. The couple divorced in […]

Posted inFrom Washington Blade

Survivors of Club Q, Pulse massacres to testify before Congressional committee

Survivors of last month’s mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a survivor of the 2016 massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., are set to testify before the House Oversight Committee this Wednesday. The hearing is slated to address the escalating violence and threats against LGBTQ people, which led to […]

Posted inFrom Washington Blade

Criminalization of sex work not only violates human rights; it adds to HIV and LGBTQ+ stigma

I have accomplished many goals in my life that fill me with pride. I am an international advocate for Aidsfonds in the Netherlands — promoting the work of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. I am active in politics, with a focus on advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and the destigmatization for people with […]

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News is Good: Brittney Griner is home, Respect for Marriage act passes

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. WNBA star Brittney Griner is released from Russian prison. After a […]

Posted inFrom Philadelphia Gay News

Analysis: Did domestic terrorism groups target a North Carolina drag show?

The rumor started swift and unrelenting Saturday night when domestic terrorists shot out two electrical substations in Moore County, North Carolina, some 90 miles outside Charlotte. Had the power outage been fueled by white nationalists determined to stop a drag show in the area? Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields has said a motive for the […]

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