(Editor’s Note: One in four people in America has a disability, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Queer and disabled people have long been a vital part of the LGBTQ community. Take two of the many queer history icons who were disabled: Michelangelo is believed to have been autistic. Marsha P. Johnson, Read More
Brittney Griner’s date in front of an appeals court has been set.
Slovenia has become the first country in Eastern Europe to legalize same-sex marriage and the adoption of minor children by same-sex couples. After considerable debate Tuesday in the Slovenian Parliament, 48 lawmakers passed legislation that guarantees the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Twenty-nine MPs opposed the legislation, while one abstained. This past July, the Read More
In a rally ceremony that resembled a political convention on Sept. 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his signing a degree that Russia had annexed four regions of Eastern Ukraine that were overrun by Russian military forces and Russian-backed separatists. “The people made their choice,” said Putin in the formal signing ceremony at the Kremlin’s St. Read More
Demi Lovato at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood back in March. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — iHeartRadio unveiled a starry rotating lineup for the winter 2022 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, including sets by Jack Harlow, Dua Lipa, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Lizzo and Charlie Puth. Read More
The results of a poll run by the Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Desert News found 72% of Utah’s residents agree that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by law as valid, with the same rights as cis-gender marriages. “For a state that less than 20 years ago passed laws and a constitutional Read More
Mahsa Amini didn’t have to die. While visiting Tehran, Iran with family, Amini was dragged off the street for not wearing her hijab properly and taken to the police station for some “re-education.” She was never seen alive again. Amini’s death on September 16 has propelled protests throughout Iran, with women illegally removing their hijabs Read More
Jacob Nathaniel Pring, a D.C.-area LGBTQ rights advocate whose career included working as a mortgage loan officer and Lyft driver by day while organizing social events and parties at night and on weekends at D.C. gay bars and other venues, including “Gay Day” at the National Zoo, died Sept. 26, at his home in Springfield, Read More
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 five things we’re excited about this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQIeBB9XMe8 Billy Eichner’s gay rom-com “Bros” hits theaters. The […]
Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption by an overwhelmingly large margin in a government-backed referendum on Sunday, Sept. 25, according to number of sources. The referendum also boosted rights for women, Cuba’s national election commission said today (Monday, Sept. 26). National election commission president Alina Balseiro Gutierrez said in an interview broadcast on state-run television Read More
Welcome to the first installment of our new 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 five things we’re excited about this week. Kelley Robinson to lead […]
After two years of not-quite-the-real-thing Folsom Street fairs, the massive kink and leather-focused street party is back in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.
The National Center for Transgender Equality and the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey team are seeking volunteers to assist with outreach efforts for the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey, which is, they say, the largest survey of trans people in the U.S. and the U.S. Territories. According to a press release, “The survey will be launched soon, Read More
President Joe Biden on Wednesday reiterated his administration’s commitment to LGBTQ and intersex rights abroad. “The future will be won by those countries that unleash the full potential of their populations, where women and girls can exercise equal rights, including basic reproductive rights and contribute fully to building stronger economies and more resilient societies, where Read More
President Joe Biden The White House announced today (Monday, Sept. 19) that the Biden administration has secured the release of Mark Frerichs, the U.S. civil engineer and former Navy diver who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in January 2020 by the Haqqani network, a group closely aligned with the Taliban. Frerichs has been held in Afghanistan Read More
The Biden administration on Tuesday will hold a meeting with a group of more than a dozen bisexual activists. The meeting, which coincides with Bisexual Awareness Week, will take place at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in D.C. The Washington Blade has learned National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson, Read More
The LGBTQ+ Changemakers series features LGBTQ+ people all over the country who are making a difference through visibility and ingenuity. The High Priestess of Love, The Queen of the Shameless Plug, The Empress of Pride, The Goddess of DC, The iconic, the legendary, Rayceen Pendarvis is an unstoppable force for good. An event host, community advocate, […]
For the first time, gay and bisexual men who don’t inject drugs accounted for less than half of new HIV cases in San Francisco last year.
Last month, Amazon Prime debuted Abbi Jacobson’s explicitly queer take on the classic sports film, A League of Their Own. As a casual baseball fan and lover of queer media, this eight-episode dramedy stole my heart. Never again will I root as hard for a sports team as I did for the Rockford Peaches. As Read More
A federal judge in Texas ruled last week that employers in the state are no longer required to provide coverage for the HIV prevention medication PrEP, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A Christian-owned company called Braidwood Management is one of the plaintiffs in the suit against the federal government, claiming that compulsory Read More