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  MOMBIAN True stories, trans tales and more in new picture books

New books can be a delightful relief in these days of quarantine. Here are some of the many new LGBTQ-inclusive picture books that just came out last month. ( See Mombian.com for even more. ) The ...


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  Trans candidate McBride makes history again

Sarah McBride—who, in 2016, was the first openly transgender person to address the Democratic National Convention—made history again with a primary victory, setting her up for her likely win as the highest-ranking openly transgender legislator in ...


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  WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people, LGBTQ Nation noted, citing Pagina 12. Fernandez signed a decree that reads, "Every [trans] person has a right ...


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  NATIONAL Anti-Trump ruling, crime items, Equality California, Texas school

A federal judge slapped a hold on a Trump administration rule that allows healthcare providers to refuse services to LGBTQ people on religious grounds, Bloomberg reported. In a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said ...


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  Wade among Streetwise's most inspiring Chicagoans

LaSaia Wade—the founder and executive director of Brave Space Alliance—has been chosen as one of Streetwise newspaper's 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans of 2020. Brave Space Alliance is a South Side organization that aims to empower and ...


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  Filmmakers look back at pioneering movie 'Transsexuals'

Chicago-based Media Burn Archive presented an online screening of the rarely-seen 1971 documentary Transsexuals Aug. 27, and hosted members of its original crew, who presented insights on both its production and recent restoration. Transsexuals was created ...


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  Black trans disabled Chicagoan on long quest for affordable housing

When Garnet Williams was set to enter their final year at Columbia College in 2014, they began to experience pain in their lower back. Because of this pain, Williams' life has changed dramatically these past six ...


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  Family of Layleen Polanco settles civil suit with New York City

--From a AVP press release

August 31, NEW YORK, NY — The family of Layleen Polanco, a 27-year-old Afro-Latinx trans woman who died while being held in solitary confinement in Rikers Island in June 2019, has settled their civil suit with ...


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  Annual event spotlights trans lives lost

On Aug. 30, Valerie Griffin celebrated the life of her daughter—Dejanay Stanton, a trans woman of color—with an annual summer get-together billed as "The Main Event Part 2." The event, in its second year, was also ...


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  NATIONAL Adoption-agency case, Chick-fil-A, LGBTQ candidates, Cher

The U.S. Supreme Court set Wed., Nov. 4, as the date when it will hear oral arguments on whether a taxpayer-funded, religious-affiliated adoption agency can lawfully reject same-sex couples—a case that could have significant impact on ...


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  WORLD Foreign aid policy, India trans council, torture claims, rainbow flag

The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women's empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, ProPublica reported. The draft policy released by the U.S. Agency for ...


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  Screening, talk regarding 1971 film 'Transsexuals' Aug. 27

Chicago-based Media Burn Archive will present a free virtual screening of the 25-minute 1971 documentary film Transsexuals on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. CT. The filmmakers noted in a press release that the film's title ...


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  Research results show potential impact of anti-trans HUD regulation

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law unveiled research results on the heels of news that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) released a proposed rule that aims to revise ...


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  Trans advocate Jamison Green talks about increasing visibility

Jamison Green would really like to go hiking again. He last went on a serious hike three years ago, before he and his wife left the Bay Area. He's been an outdoorsman his whole life and ...


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  SHOWBIZ Trans record label, Ruby Rose, gay producer dies, Kamala supporters

Black trans record label Trans Trenderz announced new signings—and it also held the virtual event The Ghostly Beats Conference Aug. 14-15, a press release noted. Launched in 2016 after a successful mixtape of the same name ...


World-Rugbys-proposed-ban-on-transgender-women-sparks-outcry

  World Rugby's proposed ban on transgender women sparks outcry

Citing recent research, a 38-page World Rugby transgender working group draft document is proposing a ban on transgender women from playing women's rugby. An anonymous leaked the draft document to The Guardian. Windy City Times was ...


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  Lambda Legal notes two pro-trans victories

Lambda Legal issued a press release celebrating victories in two cases involving transgender people. —Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ...


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  Call for BIPOC/TGNC artists for mural painting Aug. 8-9

In partnership with the 40th Ward and Ald. Andre Vasquez, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) has issued an immediate callout for volunteer artists for this weekend ( Aug. 8-9 ) to paint the ...


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  NATIONAL Anti-trans killings, surveys, 'Trans Care' book, gay-bar news

Gay City News reported that an individual who the NYPD said was fatally stabbed at a Bronx apartment building on July 26 was a Black transgender woman, according to Princess Janae Place, an organization that supports ...


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  Byers advances in Kansas; may be first trans person elected to state legislature

--LGBTQ Victory Fund press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Stephanie Byers won her primary for a Kansas state House seat and is on-track to become the first out trans person ever elected to public office in ...


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  U.S. House of Representatives votes to end Trump-Pence transgender military ban

--From a MMAA press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America ( MMAA ), the nation's largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, released the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives' vote to overturn the Trump-Pence ...


-SHOWBIZ-John-Waters-Billy-Eichner-Trans-Nonbinary-Kids-Mix-RuPaul

  SHOWBIZ John Waters, Billy Eichner, 'Trans & Nonbinary Kids Mix,' RuPaul

Gay filmmaker John Waters ( Serial Mom; Hairspray ) is the latest face of the French fashion brand Saint Laurent, Out.com noted. He appears in a suit from the brand with black shades, shot by David ...


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  NATIONAL Trans teacher, Billy Porter, TGNC home, gay police officer

Michigan honored a transgender educator as teacher of the year, LGBTQ Nation reported. The Michigan Department of Education announced at a virtual meeting that Owen Bondono—who teaches ninth-grade language arts at Oak Park High School, near ...


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  HUD may reverse protections for homeless transgender people accessing shelters

--From a Williams Institute press release

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released a proposed rule that aims to revise the Equal Access rule, which requires HUD-funded housing services to be provided without discrimination based on sexual orientation or ...


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  WORLD Israel's lawmakers, Poland, Pride flag, Global Pride grants

Israel swore in its latest openly gay lawmaker recently—marking a record for the country considered a regional pioneer on LGBT rights despite opposition from religious conservatives, VOA News reported. Yorai Lahav Hertzanu ( from the centrist ...


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  Former state National Guard enlistee alleges anti-trans discrimination

Former Illinois Army National Guard enlistee Liam Papworth has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights ( IDHR ) against Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb and UChicago Medicine, alleging anti-trans medical discrimination. Papworth told this ...


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  Affinity ED steps down shortly after being named

Effective July 9, Affinity Executive Director McKensie Mack is no longer with the organization, a press release stated. In June, Mack was named as the new leader of Affinity, a social-justice organization serving the needs of ...


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  Report show LGBTQ elected officials nationwide increased by 21 percent in past year

--From a press release

Washington, DC — There are 843 known* openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States — a 21 percent increase in the past year — according to LGBTQ Victory Institute's Out for America 2020 digital report, ...


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  Illinois' neutral marker on birth certificates applauded on Int'l Non-Binary People's Day

--From a press release

A person born in Illinois is able to correct the gender marker on their birth certificate to a gender neutral designation, according to LGBTQ advocates and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Individuals who were born ...


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  SHOWBIZ Seth Rudetsky, LGBTQ films, Janelle Monae, trans singer

Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series—the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art ...


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  NATIONAL Marriage video, non-binary person killed, memo, Buttigieg, Fauci

U.S. District Judge William Orrick, a federal judge in San Francisco, ordered videos of a landmark 2010 trial that led to the striking down of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage be released next month, Politico ...


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  NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community

Peter Bussian is a visual artist who continually promotes international themes in his work. He's been published in The New York Times, LA Times, Paris Match and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. Several galleries in ...


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  NATIONAL Brayla Stone, anti-LGBTQ attacks, Virginia Values Act, Fire Island

Brayla Stone, a 17-year-old Black trans girl, was murdered in Sherwood, Arkansas, near Little Rock on June 25, a National Black Justice Coalition ( NBJC ) press release noted. Her killer has yet to be identified ...


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  Grassroots march focuses on Black, Brown trans lives

Organized by a host of grassroots organizations focused on assisting marginalized communities around the city, the Pride Without Prejudice/Reclaim Pride march kicked off at the Belmont Red Line station at noon on June 28. The march ...


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  Lambda files suit over Trump anti-trans policies

Lambda Legal announced June 22 that it is suing the federal government over rollbacks the Trump administration announced June 12 to protections against healthcare-related discrimination previously afforded LGBTQ Americans, especially transgender community members. Lambda filed the ...


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  Groups respond to Indianapolis archdiocese's anti-trans guidelines

Pro-LGBTQ organizations responded to news about the Indianapolis archdiocese issuing new guidelines warning that transgender students may not be able to enroll in its Catholic schools. The archdiocese's "Policy and Complementary Norms on Sexual Identity in ...


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  TELEVISION Marvel's first openly trans actor on Pride, BLM and Hollywood

Zach Barack made cinematic history as Marvel's first openly trans actor in the 2019 film Spider-Man: Far from Home. He talked with Windy City Times about his experiences in Hollywood, his stand-up comedy, current social issues ...


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  Organizations respond to murder of trans Chicagoan

A number of organizations released statements on the May murder of a Chicago Latinx transgender woman who, at the time of her death, had been misgendered by both authorities and local media. Selena Reyes-Hernandez, 37, was ...


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  Local transgender man on being affected by healthcare rollback

Oli Rodriguez is a transgender man who hopes to carry a child and become a father in the near future. Following news that President Donald Trump rolled back protections inscribed in the Affordable Care Act, however, ...


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  At least two marches centering on Black trans Chicagoans planned for June 28 SEE UPDATE

UPDATE: ACTIVATE:CHI march and rally cancelled. http://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/rally-cancelled/68818.html . The grassroots activist organization ACTIVATE:CHI announced June 19 that it is collaborating with a number of local organizations and businesses, among them Chicago Pride and Northalsted Business Alliance, ...


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  NATIONAL Trans youth guide, march items, Dallas Pride flag, Key West

The Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic ( HLAC ) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) published a first-of-its-kind legal resource guide for transgender youth in the United States, a press release ...


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  SHOWBIZ Lee Daniels, 'Walking Dead' star, Sylvester, Richard Simmons

Openly gay producer/director Lee Daniels ( TV's Empire; producer of the movie Monster's Ball ) said he was the original director of the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain, but couldn't get the film made as "nobody wanted ...


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  TV: Sam Feder, Laverne Cox discuss trans documentary 'Disclosure'

Disclosure is a new original documentary debuting on Netflix in time for Pride season. Through a series of movie and television clips plus personal interviews, Disclosure gives a history of the depiction of the transgender community ...


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  Bail denied for teen charged with murder of Chicago trans woman

On June 16, bail was denied for high school senior Orlando Perez, who is accused of fatally shooting a transgender woman in her Southwest Side home May 31, The Chicago Tribune reported. Perez—who is 18 and ...


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  Comprehensive legal resource for transgender youth launched by Harvard, NCLR

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic ( HLAC ) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights published a first-of-its-kind legal resource guide for transgender youth in the United States. The ...


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  NATIONAL Justice in Policing Act, trans women killed, marches, W.Va. politician

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund issued a statement in support of the Justice in Policing Act, a press release noted. Executive Director Rea Carey said, in part, "The Justice in Policing Act is a ...


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  WORLD Global Pride, trans woman attacked, Poland items, singer comes out

Organizers of the June 27 virtual event Global Pride said that former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and artists Laverne ...


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  Trump administration removes ACA healthcare protections for transgender people

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced June 12 that it was rolling back health protections for transgender Americans that had previously been inscribed in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rollback creates numerous ...


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  Transgender advocates outline challenges during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic will likely intensify challenges experienced by transgender Americans, especially transgender persons of color, according to local advocates. In a May 29 forum presented by Chicago House and Social Service Agency, transgender activists and ...


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  Ketchum wins seat on Wheeling City Council, first out trans person elected in WV

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Rosemary Ketchum won a seat on the Wheeling City Council and became the first out trans person ever elected in West Virginia. Currently there are just 26 ...


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  WORLD Trans woman's death, NZ trans politician, cyberattack

In Colombia, trans woman Alejandra Monocuco died with coronavirus symptoms after paramedics learned she was HIV-positive and allegedly refused to treat her, PinkNews reported. She lived in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Bogota and was a ...


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  NATIONAL Court ruling, Trevor Project, trans man killed, George Floyd statements

A federal district court ruled that the U.S. Social Security Administration's ( SSA's ) refusal to consider the claims for survivor's benefits by same-sex spouses who were unable to be married for nine months because of ...


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  SHOWBIZ Trans movie, Diana Ross, GLAAD study, celebrities take stand

The Netflix original documentary Disclosure will launch Friday, June 19, a press release noted. Directed by Sam Feder and executive produced by Laverne Cox, Disclosure shows how the fabled stories of Hollywood deeply influence how Americans ...


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  EXCLUSIVE Trans Minneapolis city councilmember talks about violence, George Floyd

In 2017, Phillipe Cunningham ( a DePaul University graduate ) made history when he became one of the first openly transgender men to be elected to public office in the United States. He defeated a two-decade ...


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  Chicago House to present Impact of COVID-19 on trans communities May 29

CHICAGO, IL — Transgender people, who traditionally experience barriers accessing safe and affirming health care and having their concerns listened to and understood, are facing new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To address the specific ...


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  WORLD New HIV news, Catholic event, conversion therapy, Hungary anti-trans bill

A global trial stated that a new HIV drug injected every two months effectively reduces the rate of infection, and provides longer and stronger protection, than taking pills, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The four-year trial—conducted ...


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  Chicago artists virtually unveil mural honoring LGBTQ community

CHICAGO, IL — Chicago artists Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi have virtually unveiled a new mural that highlights queer artists of color who use their life's work to improve community well-being and create social change. "Rebirth" ...


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  U.S. Supreme Court backs Idaho trans woman's reassignment surgery

The United States Supreme Court denied Idaho's application to stop a transgender inmate's reassignment surgery, East Idaho News reported. The court order said that two justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, would have granted the request ...


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  Trevor Project releases report on mental health of trans, non-binary youth

The Trevor Project's research team has published a new peer-reviewed article titled "Understanding the Mental Health of Transgender and Nonbinary Youth" in the Journal of Adolescent Health ( JAH ). Among the key findings: —When accounting ...


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  Brave Space Alliance announces board of directors

Brave Space Alliance—a Black- and trans-led "LGBTQ center on the South Side of Chicago that is dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South ...


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  'Matrix' co-creator cites Chicago LGBTQ organization in tweet

Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski cited Chicago LGBTQ organization Brave Space Alliance in a tweet, Variety noted. The transgender director was not happy that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump were quoting her movie. Tesla and SpaceX CEO ...


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  Report: HHS rule will negatively affect 1.5M transgender Americans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to announce a final rule in the coming weeks that reverses federal protections prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in health care. The Williams Institute ...


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  VIEWS LGBTQ discrimination is a disgrace

Named plaintiff in landmark Supreme Court gay marriage case talks cases now before court

Re the New York Times article, "Aimee Stephens, 59, Plaintiff in Transgender Rights Case" ( obituary, May 14 ): Our world has long been gripped by questions of mortality and legacy, perhaps more than ever in ...


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  NATIONAL Harvey Milk, trans woman killed, 'Queer the Census,' NYC Pride

LGBTQ-rights icon Harvey Milk would have turned 90 on May 22—and San Francisco is coming together ( virtually ) that day, a press release noted. Openhouse, SF Queer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum will present ...


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  Navy grants first waiver for trans service member

The U.S. Navy granted a waiver allowing a transgender service member to serve "in their preferred gender" for the first time since the military enacted an anti-transgender ban, CNN.com reported. "The acting Secretary of the Navy ...


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  NATIONAL Early release, Zara settlement, arrests in Puerto Rico, D.C. gay bars close

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Timothy J. Shea, the city's lead prosecutor, informed his office's Hate Bias Task Force that he objected to a decision by a judge to grant the early release of ...


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  Trans-rights advocate Aimee Stephens dies

Aimee Stephens—the Michigan transgender funeral home worker whose firing led to a U.S. Supreme Court case that could decide the employment rights of millions of transgender and gender-nonconforming people—has died at age 59. According to NBC ...


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  WORLD Blood-donation ban, Kenyan refugees, trans activist, club COVID-19 outbreak

The top court in Brazil ruled the country's ban on men who have sex with men ( MSM ) from donating blood is unconstitutional, The Washington Blade noted, citing Reuters. Seven of the 11 judges who ...


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  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, Quibi shows, Alexandra Billings, 'Queer Eye,' podcasts

Lady Gaga announced that her sixth studio album, Chromatica, will be released Friday, May 29, via Interscope Records, a press release noted. The album features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink, and is executive-produced ...


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  WORLD Turkish president, Honduras killing, Pope Benedict, Tom of Finland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Turkey's top Muslim cleric, who caused a firestorm by claiming homosexuality "brings disease and causes this generation to decay," NBC News reported. In his first sermon during the holy month ...


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  NUNN ON ONE TELEVISION Trans actress' dreams come true on 'Supergirl'

Actress Nicole Maines represents a new generation of transgender activists who are growing both artistically and publicly. Maines was assigned to being male at birth and at three years old showed that was incorrect. Later in ...


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  NATIONAL Colorado governor, Texas judge, trans woman killed, Indiana, festivals

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis defended his decision to lift some restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus and permit some businesses to reopen, Politico reported. In an interview on CNN's State of the Union, ...


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  Transgender adults with underlying health conditions at risk for COVID-19

An estimated 319,800 U.S. adults who identify as transgender have one or more medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or HIV, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. The Centers for Disease ...


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  Online seminar for families of transgender individuals May 3

Are you a family member of a transgender person? Do you want to be supportive but sometimes have a hard time understanding? An online seminar for families of transgender individuals, planned for May 3, 2020 from ...


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  NATIONAL Trans students, HIV+ men released, LGBTQ judge, centers, Joe Biden

North Carolina's transgender students are worried that their privacy and safety are being put at risk as schools switch to teaching students online during the coronavirus pandemic, The Herald reported. North Carolina's public schools use a ...







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