Washington, D.C. â€” Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-51) introduced legislation today that would prohibit discrimination in the military and protect transgender service members. The Ensuring Military Readiness Not Discrimination Act, commonly
Welcome to our weekly column, News is Good, where we feature 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 a few things we’re excited about this week. https://www.tiktok.com/@seattlekraken/video/7215706756293414186 The Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars donned their rainbow colors […]
In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, we’re celebrating trans individuals who have had an impact on making the world a better place for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. From the worlds of science and technology to art and activism, these 15 trans people have changed the way we view the world. Lorena Borjas […]
Young people took to the streets Saturday, March 25, for a Youth 4 Trans Liberation March, which started at Turk and Taylor streets in the Tenderloin and ended outside San Francisco City Hall.
Trans Pride is set to return to the Washington, D.C. area May 19 and 20, 2023. Planning for this year’s program is underway, led by community members who were once a part of a local Pride organization and are now looking to branch out on their own to create a stand-alone program for the trans, […]
Just over half of trans American youth ages 13-17 have lost or could soon face barriers to gender-affirming care, according to a report from the national Human Rights Campaign.
In the continued fight for trans lives, trans equality and trans visibility, organizers in Philadelphia and around Pennsylvania are holding events for International Trans Day of Visibility on March 31. Philly Trans March (PTM) will host Rise for Trans Lives: a TDOV demonstration at City Hall on March 31 at 6 p.m. PTM and participants […]
The Chicago Blackhawks organization again hosted its annual Pride Night celebration, in partnership with BMO, on March 26, as the team took on the Vancouver Canucks. (The Canucks prevailed 4-2.) As media outlets previously reported, the
U.S. Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-Fla.) during an exclusive interview with the Washington Blade on March 24 called for President Joe Biden to “speak out about” the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation across the country. The congressman said the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education “should be heavily involved in investigating what’s going on in Florida […]
On March 22, the American Library Association (ALA) released new data documenting 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022 the highest number of attempted book bans since the ALA began compiling data about censorship
Transphobic British gender-critical activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull hastily abandoned her “Let Women Speak” event-rally in Auckland after thousands gathered to noisily protest her presence on Friday (local time.) Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, quickly departed from the planned Speak Up For Women NZ event at Albert Park in Auckland without addressing those gathered after being […]
CHICAGO Advocates celebrated passage by the Illinois House of legislation that will reduce barriers for businesses serving their communities and customers by allowing for the adoption of gender-neutral multiple-occupancy
Welcome to our weekly column, News is Good, where we feature 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 a few things we’re excited about this week. Washington Blade Editor Kevin Naff publishes new book […]
With legal pundits widely expecting the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a ruling this year allowing businesses to refuse to serve LGBTQ customers, a nationwide survey continues to find that a vast majority of Americans oppose such discrimination.
On March 22, Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill that bans licensed professionals from practicing conversion therapy the discredited practice that attempts to turn LGBTQ+ people heterosexual on minors, Q
Eight Philadelphia mayoral candidates let their city know that they are not participating in the national war on drag performers. Drag queens Brittany Lynn and VinChelle brought drag performers from around the city together for a PGN photo op with the mayoral candidates at City Hall. Other performers in the March 21 photoshoot included Dominique […]
The State Department’s annual human rights report that was released on Monday details the prevalence of so-called conversion therapy and the treatment of intersex people around the world. The report notes LGBTQ and intersex rights groups in Kenya have “reported an increase in so-called conversion therapy and ‘corrective rape’ practices, including forced marriages, exorcisms, physical […]
On March 21, Uganda’s parliament passed a law making it illegal to identify as LGBTQ+, Reuters reported. The development hands authorities broad powers to target LGBTQ+ Ugandans who already face legal discrimination and mob violence. In
Award-winning UpRising Bakery and Café (UpRising) in Lake in the Hills faces possible closure March 31 after many months of revenue losses and ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ harassment. This stems from the harassment owner Corinna Sac received when
Celena Morrison called it “affirming” to have the City of Philadelphia put forth guidelines to support transgender city employees. Morrison, who has served as executive director for the Office of LGBT Affairs since 2020, is the first openly trans person to lead a government office. “I always say it is great when you have the […]