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20th edition of Emily Post’s ‘Etiquette’ offers updated advice on pronouns and much more

Some families manage bakeries, nurseries, or vineyards. For Daniel Post Senning, great-great grandson of Emily Post and an Emily Post Institute co-president, and Lizzie Post, great-great granddaughter of Emily Post and an Emily Post Institute co-president, etiquette is the family business. The Emily Post Institute, based in Waterbury, Vt., conducts seminars and trainings. It partners Read More

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J.D. Vance signals opposition to same-sex marriage bill

J.D. Vance, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio who was able to obtain the Republican presidential nomination thanks in part to backing from gay conservative entrepreneur Peter Thiel, signaled on Tuesday he’d vote against legislation pending before Congress seeking to codify same-sex marriage into law. Vance made the comments during a debate with Democratic Read More

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Slovenia legalizes marriage, adoption for same-sex couples

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

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Putin slams LGBTQ people in Ukraine annexation speech

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

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Biden notes LGBTQ, intersex rights in UN General Assembly speech

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

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White House officials to meet with bisexual activists

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

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Serbia president announces EuroPride is cancelled

During a routine Saturday press conference Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that the international EuroPride event scheduled to be held in the Serbian capital city of Belgrade from Sept. 12-18 was cancelled. In his remarks the Serbian leader told reporters that his government had come under intense pressure from far right-wing groups and the leadership of the Serbian Read More

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Singapore to decriminalize homosexuality

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday announced his country will decriminalize consensual same-sex sexual relations. Lee made the announcement during his speech at a rally that marked National Day, which commemorates Singapore’s independence from Malaysia. “Private sexual behavior between consenting adults does not raise any law and order issue. There is no justification Read More

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Anthony Fauci, leader in HIV/AIDS and COVID epidemics, confirms plan to retire

Anthony Fauci, who’s as leading epidemiologist advised seven presidents and had a major role in the HIV/AIDS and COVID epidemics, has confirmed his plan to step down for his role in the U.S. government. Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases and now chief medical adviser to President Biden, Read More

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Over 100 LGBTQ-themed books in a Florida school district labeled with advisory warning

A southwest Florida district put parental “advisory notice” on over 100 books, many of which are race or LGBTQ-themed.  A great number of books in Collier County Public Schools, either digital or physical, now have warning labels writing “Advisory notice to parents,” according to an NBC report, The label, tweeted by nonprofit free-speech-promoting group PEN Read More