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U.S. diplomat says negotiations to release Brittney Griner have stalled

WNBA star remains in Russian penal colony By Brody Levesque Washington Blade Courtesy National LGBT Media Association (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) In remarks published Monday, Elizabeth Rood, the U.S. chargée d’affaires in Moscow, told Russia’s state-owned RIA news agency that talks to free jailed Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan were continuing through the “designated channel.” Read More

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Club Q another example of how anti-LGBTQ rhetoric leads to the death of queer, trans folks

It was 7:15 a.m. and I had just landed after traveling across the country from working with my military unit. My phone started ringing. “Did you see it? and “How are you feeling?” were the messages that started pouring in. Then I saw the news: “Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Club Q Shooting.” I was struck with Read More

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Tucker Carlson repeats anti-LGBTQ lies, denying link between Club Q shooting and hateful rhetoric

Shortly after five people were murdered and dozens injured over the weekend when a gunman opened fire in a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub, Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended his and his allies’ escalating use of incendiary anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. During his show on Monday night, Carlson inveighed against individuals and groups that responded to the Read More

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Philly leaders and organizations set for Trans Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which takes place annually on Nov. 20 is a time when the community unites to remember and honor those who lost their lives to transphobic violence. Each individual or community might celebrate TDOR differently, through social events, vigils, information sessions, speakouts, or a combination. “Too often, community is left out Read More

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Senate to revisit Respect for Marriage Act after Thanksgiving break

Just before midnight on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-Ny.) announced that consideration of the Respect for Marriage Act and an associated amendment will resume on November 28, when the chamber reconvenes following the Thanksgiving break. The historic legislation would preserve the more than 1,100 rights and benefits enjoyed by married same-sex couples regardless Read More

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Va. lawmaker introduces bill to ban trans athletes from school sports teams

A Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban transgender athletes from school sports teams that correspond with their gender identity. State Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach) introduced House Bill 1387 on Tuesday An HB 1387 summary notes it would require “each interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural or club athletic team or sport sponsored by a public elementary Read More

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Local groups collaborate to address LGBTQ intimate partner violence

When it comes to providing care and resources for people who experience domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV), the unique needs of the LGBTQ community sometimes get overlooked. Collaboration between organizations is one way to ensure that the right services get to the people who have experienced IPV. Nhakia Outland, founder and executive director Read More