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Over 100 LGBTQ-themed books in a Florida school district labeled with advisory warning

A southwest Florida district put parental “advisory notice” on over 100 books, many of which are race or LGBTQ-themed.  A great number of books in Collier County Public Schools, either digital or physical, now have warning labels writing “Advisory notice to parents,” according to an NBC report, The label, tweeted by nonprofit free-speech-promoting group PEN Read More

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Over 100 LGBTQ-themed books in a Florida school district labeled with advisory warning

A southwest Florida district put parental “advisory notice” on over 100 books, many of which are race or LGBTQ-themed.  A great number of books in Collier County Public Schools, either digital or physical, now have warning labels writing “Advisory notice to parents,” according to an NBC report, The label, tweeted by nonprofit free-speech-promoting group PEN Read More

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Biden on freeing Brittney Griner: ‘I’m hopeful. We’re working very hard.’

President Biden made brief comments on Friday expressing optimism about securing the release of Brittney Griner the day a Russian judge sentenced the lesbian basketball player to nine years in a penal colony. “I’m hopeful. We’re working very hard,” Biden said in response to a shouted question from a reporter following a bill signing at Read More

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LGBTQ+ changemakers: Mayor Remy Drabkin

Welcome to the first in our LGBTQ+ Changemakers series. There are LGBTQ+ people all over the country who are making a difference through visibility and ingenuity.  Mayor Remy Drabkin is one of those people. Drabkin, a lesbian, is the owner of Remy Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and one of the founders of Wine Country […]

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Obergefell wins Democratic primary in Ohio legislative race

The lead plaintiff in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that extended marriage rights to same-sex couples across the country has won his Democratic primary for the Ohio House of Representatives. Following Tuesday’s primary elections in several states across the country, Jim Obergefell has secured the Democratic nomination in his bid to become the next Read More

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Griner sentenced to 9 years

Brittney Griner plays for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. She has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17. Houston native and Baylor graduate Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court. She was also fined 1 million rubles or about $16,000. The 31-year-old WNBA star was convicted of drug possession. President Read More

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Va. students warn against ‘don’t say gay’ policies

More than 600 students from across Virginia signed a letter from the Pride Liberation Project that calls for the Virginia Department of Education to clarify that teaching students about LGBTQ people and events is not “sexually explicit.” Senate Bill 656, which Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed earlier this year, requires parents be notified when instructional Read More