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Trans immigrant activist declines invitation to attend White House Pride reception

The co-executive director of an organization that advocates on behalf of transgender and gender non-conforming immigrants has declined an invitation to attend the White House’s Pride Month celebration on Wednesday. Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Co-Executive Director Jennicet Gutiérrez on Tuesday told the Washington Blade during a telephone interview that she “very consciously” decided “not Read More

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Sir Lady Java is a transgender pioneer who fought discrimination

Almost 50 years before “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Pose,” Sir Lady Java was a pioneering transgender activist fighting against a Los Angeles law that restricted drag performance. Photo: Sir Lady Java Almost 50 years before “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Pose,” Sir Lady Java was a pioneering transgender activist fighting against a Los Angeles law that Read More

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Disney Drag Brunch sells out 2 shows at Troy’s in Arlington, despite protesters

A handful of right-wing protesters gathered outside Texas Live in Arlington this afternoon (Sunday, June 12)  as supporters of HELP Center for LGBT Health and Wellness and the Arlington Museum of Art  gathered inside at Troy’s for the Disney Drag Brunch. Today’s protest comes on the heels of last weekend’s protest outside of Mr. Misster Read More

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Idaho police arrest armed extremists protesting Pride event

Heavily armed Coeur d’Alene police officers and Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies in riot gear arrested half a dozen armed protestors, and a few self-labeled “street preachers” who were attempting to disrupt the “Pride in the Park” in Coeur d’Alene City Park which returned after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. Creating concern for law Read More

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8 brands giving back big time for Pride

Whenever June rolls around, your social media feeds begin to fill up with brands and businesses looking to join in on the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. With so many brands competing for your pink money, how do you know who is actually working with the community to make a difference, or simply participating in […]

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ law looms over Pride in Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — This year’s Pride celebration in Wilton Manors will take place against the backdrop of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed earlier this year. The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival will take place in Wilton Manors on June 18. “This Pride Month is different than previous Read More

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LGBTQ lawmakers in Latin America pledge to end conversion therapy in region

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Openly LGBTQ lawmakers from across Latin America who gathered in Argentina’s capital last week agreed to work together to ban so-called conversion therapy in the region. The second meeting of the Global Equality Caucus’ Latin America chapter took place in Buenos Aires. Those who attended agreed the effort to ban conversion Read More