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The Attic launches new arts program to foster young LGBTQ performers

The Attic Youth Center (The Attic), Philadelphia’s only organization exclusively serving LGBTQ youth, announced the formation of the Jake Snipes Performing Arts Program, an initiative that will prioritize arts-based programming to provide LGBTQ+ youth with tools to build self-confidence, self- esteem, and growth. The program will also foster opportunities for creative expression to help LGBTQ+ […]

Posted inFrom Washington Blade

LGBTQ, intersex Gambians continue to suffer persecution

LGBTQ and intersex Gambians continue to face persecution, even though President Adama Barrow ousted Yahya Jammeh in 2016 after 22 years in power. Jammeh during his rule enacted several laws that specifically targeted LGBTQ and intersex Gambians. The former president who is currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea introduced the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2014 […]

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Hungarian parliament passes ‘snitch on your gay neighbor’ law

The National Assembly of Hungary last week approved legislation that included a provision for citizens to anonymously report on same-sex couples who are raising children. The wording of the provision specifies that Hungarians may report those who contest the “constitutionally recognized role of marriage and the family” and those who contest children’s rights “to an identity […]

Posted inFrom Tagg Magazine

Danielle Moné Truitt on Playing a Queer Character on Law & Order: Organized Crime

Actress Danielle Moné Truitt is the woman behind Law & Order: Organized Crime’s Sergeant Ayanna Bell—aka, the Law & Order franchise’s most groundbreaking co-lead character yet, for being both a Black woman and queer. And while Truitt herself is straight, within her journey to this role—a personal breakthrough, too—there is a peripherally queer theme: It […]

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Ada Bello, LGBTQ pioneer who made Philadelphia home, dies at 89

Living a life spanning nearly nine decades means you see many welcome and unwelcome changes that shape the life you know. Philadelphia resident, academic, and LGBTQ-activist Ada Bello, who passed away March 31 at Chestnut Hill Hospital after battling COVID and pneumonia, saw those changes firsthand. Born on November 6, 1933 in Havana, Cuba, Bello […]

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N.J. governor declares ‘safe haven’ for transgender, nonbinary people

By Sophie Nieto-Munoz  While other states pass bans on transgender health care, New Jersey will be a “safe haven” for those seeking gender-affirming care, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday directing all state departments and agencies to protect those providing or receiving gender-affirming health care services. Under the order, state officials will […]

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