A controversial bill that would further limit access to comprehensive sexual education and anti-LGBTQ discrimination preventative classes in schools in Poland was vetoed last week by President Andrzej Duda. The measure, similar in nature to an earlier measure also vetoed by Duda, would have implemented restrictions on curriculum and school activities, giving the country’s central Read More
Bisexuals are too often underrepresented in LGBTQ+ gift guides or excluded altogether so here’s a bisexual-specific gift guide to support and love on the bisexual people in your life this holiday season. As a bisexual person, here’s some gifts I would love to receive that not only validate my sexuality, but make me feel loved Read More
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 Read More
The LGBTQ+ community stretches far and wide and it’s important to know what’s happening beyond our own borders. Here are some important developments happening with the international LGBTQ+ community.
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. Sundance Film Festival to include 19 films with LGBTQ+ stories. The famed […]
BART Director Janice Li made history Thursday when she became the first queer woman of color to be elected president of the regional transit agency’s board.
Part one of a three-part series. At 69, Aviva Rosen says she is getting old. “That 70 milestone is just months away, and leaving my 60s and heading into my 70s feels like a real sea-change,” Rosen said. “I’m not sure I’m ready. I’m not ready to retire and I’m not ready to not-retire. Money Read More
What’s more dangerous to kids — a man in makeup or an angry man with a gun You know what the scariest thing about drag queen story hour is? The part where hooded men wearing body armor show up with assault rifles. That’s what happened at a holiday-themed storytelling event on Dec. 3 featuring drag queens Read More
President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law. “Today’s a good day,” said Biden during a signing ceremony that took place on the White House’s South Lawn. “Today America takes a big step towards equality.” The ceremony took place five days after the Respect for Marriage Act passed in the Read More
CHICAGO, IL â€” December 13, 2022 â€” In its continual efforts of creating and protecting “brave spaces” for transgender and queer Black people to affirm their dignity, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) is providing a free name
The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration and good cheer for everyone. It’s also a time when people tend to enjoy festive drinks, wine, champagne, and other alcoholic beverages. During the holidays, when so many people are drinking as part of their celebrations, it can be difficult to navigate certain spaces and Read More
The Barbados High Court on Monday struck down a colonial-era law that criminalized consensual same-sex sexual relations. The ruling specifically struck down Sections 9 and 12 of the Barbados Sexual Offenses Act. Men who were found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex sexual relations under Section 9 could have faced up to life in prison. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1600841306560937986 WNBA star Brittney Griner is released from Russian prison. After a […]
(New York, NY – December 8, 2022) â€” GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S.
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 Read More
For longtime Chicago activist Jeff Berry, becoming the first executive director of the Reunion Project a national alliance centering aging persons living with HIV, which Berry co-founded in 2015 was a significant
Russian authorities have released WNBA star Brittney Griner. Griner was released in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer who was serving a 25-year prison sentence in the U.S. Griner is serving a nine-year prison sentence after a Russian court convicted her on the importation of illegal drugs after Russian customs officials found vape Read More
As of Dec. 7, 2022, there are 436 LGBTQ+ winning candidates, 332 of whom picked up endorsements by Victory Fund. LGBTQ+ candidates will fill offices of all kinds, from local school boards to the national stage, in the coming weeks and months. Here is an update on who has won, including those we have profiled […]