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Tennessee-governor-signs-anti-trans-bathroom-bill

  Tennessee governor signs anti-trans 'bathroom bill'

On May 14, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed House Bill 1233 (Senate Bill 1367)—an anti-transgender "bathroom bill"—into law, The Advocate reported. The statute will deny trans students and staff in ...


 
US-House-GOPs-select-Stefanik-to-succeed-Cheney

  U.S. House GOPs select Stefanik to succeed Cheney

On May 14, House Republicans voted to elevate Rep. Elise Stefanik to the number-three leadership position of conference chair, CNN.com reported. The development happened after the party, on May 12, ousted U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney from ...


 
Quigley-advocates-for-trans-immigrants-during-ICE-hearing

  Quigley advocates for trans immigrants during ICE hearing

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding member of the Transgender Equality Task Force, questioned Acting Director of Immigration ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-expands-vaccine-exemption-with-Bridge-Phase-May-14

  Mayor Lightfoot expands vaccine exemption with Bridge Phase May 14

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., and BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareño announced a full expansion of the Vaccine Exemption when Chicago enters the Bridge Phase of reopening tomorrow, ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-confirms-Illinois-will-enter-Bridge-Phase-of-reopening-May-14

  Gov. Pritzker confirms Illinois will enter Bridge Phase of reopening May 14

--From a press release

CHICAGO —Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, May 14. The Bridge ...


 
Biden-to-nominate-Lhamon-to-lead-the-DoEs-Office-for-Civil-Rights

  Biden to nominate Lhamon to lead the DoE's Office for Civil Rights

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Catherine Lhamon to lead the Department of Education's (DoE's) Office for Civil Rights, NBC News reported. If confirmed, Lhamon would have a highly visible role in determining how the federal ...


 
GOP-ousts-Liz-Cheney-from-leadership-role

  GOP ousts Liz Cheney from leadership role

On May 12, U.S. House Republicans voted quickly to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as their number-three leader over her repeated criticism of Donald Trump—a massive shakeup that ties the party tighter to Trump and threatens ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-announces-1B-in-Rebuild-Illinois-grants-for-Local-infrastructure-projects

  Gov. Pritzker announces $1B in Rebuild Illinois grants for Local infrastructure projects

--From a press release

CHAMPAIGN — As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, ...


 
Unprecedented-18-anti-LGBTQ-bills-enacted-in-2021

  Unprecedented 18 anti-LGBTQ bills enacted in 2021

--From a Human Rights Campaign press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With an unprecedented number of anti-LGBTQ measures sweeping through state legislatures across the country, 2021 has officially surpassed 2015 as the worst year for anti-LGBTQ legislation in ...


 
NATIONAL-Military-bill-LGBTQ-teen-trans-deaths-Pride-items-childrens-book

  NATIONAL Military bill, LGBTQ teen, trans deaths, Pride items, children's book

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that directs the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs in the Garden State to assist former Armed Forces service members who were denied an honorable discharge due to ...


 
POLITICSUS-Rep-Cheri-Bustos-to-step-down

  POLITICS U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos to step down

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Illinois) announced she would retire from Congress after this term, Politico reported. Bustos had stepped down from leading the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after shepherding the ...


 
WORLD-Caribbean-group-hate-crime-Queen-of-the-Pacific-volcano-wedding

  WORLD Caribbean group, hate crime, 'Queen of the Pacific,' volcano wedding

A Caribbean advocacy group launched a fund to help LGBTQ people who have been impacted by the eruption of a volcano on the island of St. Vincent, The Washington Blade reported. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for ...


 
NATIONAL-Black-trans-candidate-travel-case-trans-death-CEO-fired

  NATIONAL Black trans candidate, travel case, trans death, CEO fired

RuPaul's Drag Race alum Honey Mahogany—who currently holds a vice-chair seat in her local County Central Committee—announced that she will be seeking the role of chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party when current Party Chair ...


 
Coalition-of-aldermen-announces-Chicago-City-Councils-Democratic-Socialist-Caucus

  Coalition of aldermen announces Chicago City Council's Democratic Socialist Caucus

Chicago, Illinois (May 1, 2021) — Today, five aldermen announced the formal creation of the Democratic Socialist Caucus of the Chicago City Council. The founding members of the caucus - Aldermen Daniel La Spata (1), Jeanette ...


 
Victory-Institute-launches-LGBTQ-political-history-website

  Victory Institute launches LGBTQ political history website

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute — the only organization dedicated to identifying and supporting LGBTQ public leaders — released its new website "Pride & Progress: A history of LGBTQ political power in the United ...


 
Former-current-Chicago-aldermen-facing-multiple-charges

  Former, current Chicago aldermen facing multiple charges

On April 29, former 22nd Ward Ald. Ricardo Munoz was indicted on federal charges alleging he spent cash from a political fund he controlled on sports tickets, travel, meals and other personal expenses, The Chicago Tribune ...


 
LGBTQ-appointments-in-100-days-of-Biden-Harris-administration-off-to-a-historic-start

  LGBTQ appointments in 100 days of Biden/Harris administration off to a historic start

--From a press release

Washington, DC — One-hundred days into his presidency, President Joe Biden has appointed at least 200 known LGBTQ appointees to his administration, exponentially more than any other president at this point in their administration. Among them ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-announces-launch-of-Open-Chicago-

  Mayor Lightfoot announces launch of Open Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the launch of Open Chicago, the latest initiative to safely and fully reopen the city. Open Chicago's initial programming will feature activated, re-imagined, and pop-up spaces for Chicago ...


 
HRC-celebrates-advancements-in-LGBTQ-rights-over-Pres-Bidens-first-100-days

  HRC celebrates advancements in LGBTQ rights over Pres. Biden's first 100 days

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today marks the 100th day of President Joseph R. Biden's presidency. In response, Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign, released the following statement celebrating the many steps the Biden Administration has ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-Action-Fund-reacts-to-joint-address-by-President-Biden

  National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund reacts to joint address by President Biden

Statement from Kierra Johnson, ED, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund: "Tonight, the President laid out a broad agenda that would improve the lives of diverse LGBTQ people in this country in so many ways, from ...


 
Yet-another-governor-signs-anti-trans-bill

  Yet another governor signs anti-trans bill

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges, The Seattle Times noted. Bills seeking to ban transgender girls from competing ...


 
Hate-mail-threatening-Obamas-Biden-Harris-sent-to-DuSable

  Hate mail threatening Obamas, Biden, Harris sent to DuSable

The Secret Service is investigating six threatening letters sent to the DuSable Museum of African American History that mention President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Obama family, among others, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
More-than-400-major-US-corporations-register-unprecedented-support-for-Equality-Act

  More than 400 major U.S. corporations register unprecedented support for Equality Act

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (https://www.hrc.org/resources/business-coalition-for-equality) announced it has grown to include more than 400 major U.S. corporations (including dozens ...


 
New-Center-for-Applied-Transgender-Studies-responds-to-trans-misinformation

  New Center for Applied Transgender Studies responds to trans misinformation

Combatting bad information and promoting accurate education on transgender issues are the focuses at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, which officially opened March 31. The independent, nonprofit, research organization ...


 
AMA-to-states-Stop-interfering-in-health-care-of-transgender-children

  AMA to states: Stop interfering in health care of transgender children

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On April 26, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged governors to oppose state legislation that would prohibit medically necessary gender transition-related care minor patients, calling such efforts "a ...


 
WORLD-Namibia-ruling-US-embassies-Kenya-refugee-camp-trans-teen

  WORLD Namibia ruling, U.S. embassies, Kenya refugee camp, trans teen

Namibia's High Court ruled against a gay couple battling to obtain travel documents for their twin daughters, born to a surrogate in South Africa, after authorities refused to do so on the basis the infants were ...


 
Dozens-of-companies-sign-HRCs-Business-Statement-on-Anti-LGBTQ-State-Legislation

  Dozens of companies sign HRC's 'Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation'

As of April 25, more than 85 companies have signed the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC's) Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation, stating their clear opposition to harmful legislation aimed at restricting the access of LGBTQ ...


 
Alabama-governor-signs-anti-trans-measure

  Alabama governor signs anti-trans measure

Continuing the thread of anti-transgender measures that almost two dozen states have considered or are considering, Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law April 23 that requires all Alabama athletes in K-12 public ...


 
Caitlyn-Jenner-declares-gubernatorial-run

  Caitlyn Jenner declares gubernatorial run

Former Olympic champion, reality-TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner is running to be governor of California, as a recall of the sitting Democratic Gov. Gavin Newson moves forward. In a press release posted to Twitter, ...


 
Trump-era-LGBTQ-housing-discrimination-reversed-Quigley-praises-HUD-action

  Trump-era LGBTQ housing discrimination reversed, Quigley praises HUD action

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) , a Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and ...


 
Senate-passes-COVID-19-Hate-Crimes-Act-NMAC-responds

  Senate passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, NMAC responds

--From a press release

April 22, 2021 - Following is a statement from NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata on Senate passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. "NMAC applauds the Senate passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in an ...


 
HUD-removes-anti-trans-Trump-era-policy

  HUD removes anti-trans Trump-era policy

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is withdrawing a Trump-era policy that would have allowed taxpayer-funded homeless shelters to deny access to transgender people, a Minneapolis Star-Tribune ...


 
Quigley-HUD-Secretary-talk-importance-of-LGBTQ-nondiscrimination-protections

  Quigley, HUD Secretary talk importance of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, questioned Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge during a hearing held ...


 
Cook-County-States-Attorney-to-present-panel-on-transgender-women-of-color-safety

  Cook County State's Attorney to present panel on transgender women of color, safety

The Cook County State's Attorney office will present a Transgender Women of Color Panel, a discussion about safety issues for transgender women of color, on April 27, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. central time. Panel members will ...


 
Kansas-North-Dakota-governors-veto-anti-trans-measures-91UPDATE93

  Kansas, North Dakota governors veto anti-trans measures [UPDATE]

Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, each vetoed anti-trans measures. ...


 
Illinois-Senate-passes-proposal-removing-gendered-language-from-marriage-certificates

  Illinois Senate passes proposal removing gendered language from marriage certificates

--From a press release

On April 21, on its third reading, the Illinois Senate passed (by a bipartisan vote of 44-13) a proposal that amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to allow the removal of gendered language ...


 
Hall-of-Fame-honors-21-LGBTQ-elected-and-appointed-leaders

  Hall of Fame honors 21 LGBTQ elected and appointed leaders

--From a press release

Washington, DC — On Sunday, May 2 during a virtual event, LGBTQ Victory Institute will launch its LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame to honor the LGBTQ elected officials, appointed officials and candidates who made a lasting ...


 
Lightfoot-calls-resignation-rumors-homophobic-racist-and-misogynistic-

  Lightfoot calls resignation rumors 'homophobic, racist and misogynistic'

On April 18, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called rumors that she's resigning "homophobic, racist and misogynistic," The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot tweeted, "1/ Good morning from my mansion in Sauganash. ...


 
NATIONAL-More-trans-deaths-bullied-teen-Manhunt-trans-writer-Biden

  NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden

A Black transgender woman in Missouri was shot to death—and investigators swiftly tracked down a suspect they believe shot her after meeting on an online dating website, LGBTQ Nation reported. Dominique Lucious was found dead April ...


 
WORLD-Peru-items-Kenya-UK-government-Poland-city

  WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

The first lesbian elected to Peru's Congress promised to put up a "strong battle" for LGBTQ+ rights in the South American nation as two social conservatives go head to head for a presidential run-off vote in ...


 
Simmons-moves-to-gather-data-on-how-COVID-19-has-harmed-LGBTQ-communities

  Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — To better determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed LGBTQIA+ communities in Illinois, State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) passed legislation out of an Illinois Senate committee Thursday that ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-theme-announced

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

--From a collective press release

LGBTQI+ networks from around the world have announced the theme for this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" We are inspired by this very ...


 
Groups-respond-to-death-of-queer-refugee-after-attack-on-Kenyan-camp-

  Groups respond to death of queer refugee after attack on Kenyan camp

LGBTQ+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya have had to deal with a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and locals—and, now, one individual has passed away after an arson-related attack in ...


 
Bennett-Noriega-named-to-Illinois-Commission-on-Discrimination-and-Hate-Crimes-

  Bennett, Noriega named to Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes

On April 13, Gov. JB Pritzker announced appointments in his administration—including noted LGBTQ Chicagoans Jim Bennett and Mona Noriega to the Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes. Bennett currently serves ...


 
Illinois-first-state-to-extend-Medicaid-postpartum-benefits-to-12-months-

  Illinois first state to extend Medicaid postpartum benefits to 12 months

Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval ...


 
LGBT-media-to-boycott-Georgia

  LGBT media to boycott Georgia

--From a press release

The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA), composed of the 12 largest LGBT publications in the nation, passed a resolution banning meeting in the state of Georgia. The nation's largest LGBT media association today resolved to not ...


 
WORLD-Trans-women-arrested-death-threats-Russian-film-leader-apologizes

  WORLD Trans women arrested, death threats, Russian film, leader apologizes

Two transgender women facing charges of "attempted homosexuality" (as well as public indecency and not carrying identification) in a high-profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without a trial after a ...


 
NATIONAL-College-items-Easter-rally-mental-health-study-Chuck-Schumer

  NATIONAL College items, Easter rally, mental-health study, Chuck Schumer

The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam—a group of NCAA-trained facilitators at colleges across the country—published an open letter condemning the actions taken by 28 states across the country to introduce, pass and ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-announces-Chicago-Blueprint-for-Fair-Housing

  Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago Blueprint for Fair Housing

--From a press release

MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR HOUSING New Assessment Outlines Actions the City will take over the next five years to advance fair housing to reduce residential segregation CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced ...


 
Attorneys-general-challenge-Tennessee-abortion-law-

  Attorneys general challenge Tennessee abortion law

A group of 20 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a case challenging a Tennessee law that requires women to have two in-person appointments at least 48 hours apart before having an abortion, The Hill ...


 
Kinzinger-calls-on-Gaetz-to-resign-

  Kinzinger calls on Gaetz to resign

In the midst of an investigation that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) had sex with a minor and violated sex-trafficking statutes, fellow Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) has called on him to step down, The Hill reported. ...


 
Russian-leader-Putin-officially-bans-same-sex-marriage-

  Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage

On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of constitutional amendments that, among other things, formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country, The Washington Blade reported. ...


 
Ald-Pat-Dowell-announces-secretary-of-state-run-

  Ald. Pat Dowell announces secretary of state run

Pat Dowell, alderman and committeeman of Chicago's Third Ward, formally announced her candidacy for Illinois secretary of state, and has established a campaign website (www.IllinoisForDowell.com). The elections (primary and general) ...


 
Equality-Illinois-celebrates-Black-trans-womans-electoral-victory-in-Decatur-Illinois

  Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois

From a press release

A statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans: "We are extremely proud of Alana ...


 
Mercury-Theater-to-reopen-new-artistic-director-named-

  Mercury Theater to reopen; new artistic director named

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., has announced its reopening—along with new leadership. New Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter returns to the theater where he collaborated on the hit productions of Little Shop of Horrors ...


 
Suburban-LGBTQ-candidates-mostly-prevail-in-April-6-elections-

  Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections

Illinois LGBTQ candidates mostly prevailed in their respective suburban elections on April 6—with two victories marking rare wins by transgender candidates. ...


 
COVID-Chicago-to-follow-national-vaccine-eligibility-call

  COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call

As Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago on April 6, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will meet President Joe Biden's call to open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. adults by April 19, The Chicago Tribune ...


 
Arkansas-legislature-overrides-governor-on-anti-trans-measure-

  Arkansas legislature overrides governor on anti-trans measure

On April 6, the Arkansas state legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on a bill that would ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender youths in the state, ABC News reported. The "Save Adolescents ...


 
WORLD-Uzbek-activist-hate-crimes-report-Ghana-arrests-Chely-Wright

  WORLD Uzbek activist, hate-crimes report, Ghana arrests, Chely Wright

Uzbek activist Miraziz Bazarov was hospitalized after he was attacked by unknown men hours after his public event was disrupted by dozens of aggressive men in Tashkent, RFERL.org reported. Physicians at the Tashkent Traumatology Hospital said ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-wont-follow-Illinois-regarding-vaccine-eligibility

  COVID Lightfoot won't follow Illinois regarding vaccine eligibility

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city won't open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older along with the rest of the state in two weeks because of a "quantum leap" in COVID cases, according to ...


 
April-2-is-National-Out-to-Win-Day

  April 2 is National Out to Win Day

On April 2, LGBTQ Victory Institute will hold its third annual National Out to Win Day, which aims to inspire LGBTQ people to consider a run for office, a press release noted. LGBTQ people make up ...


 
President-Biden-recognizes-Transgender-Day-of-Visibility

  President Biden recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility

--From a Center on Halsted press release

In a proclamation recognizing March 31, 2021 as Transgender Day of Visibility, President Biden wrote, "Vice President Harris and I affirm that transgender Americans make our Nation more prosperous, vibrant, and strong. I urge my fellow ...


 
Cook-County-exceeds-10000-COVID-19-deaths

  Cook County exceeds 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

--From a Cook County press release

The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the County's 10,000th death due to COVID-19 infection this morning, just over a year after the virus claimed its first victim here. "We mourn with the 10,000 families in our community ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-trans-attacks-Native-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day-tower-Mary-Trump

  NATIONAL Anti-trans attacks, Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, tower, Mary Trump

Rayanna Pardo, a 26-year-old Latinx trans woman, was struck by a car and killed while fleeing from a small mob in Los Angeles on March 17, out.com reported. Security video showed Pardo being chased and assaulted ...


 
LGBTQ-legislator-faces-charges-over-Georgia-elections-law

  LGBTQ legislator faces charges over Georgia elections law

Georgia state troopers arrested and forcibly removed state Rep. Park Cannon, an LGBTQ lawmaker, from the Gold Dome on March 25 as she interrupted Gov. Brian Kemp during the signing of a massive elections bill that ...


 
WORLD-Pride-in-London-racist-drag-shows-Korean-defector-Alan-Turing

  WORLD Pride in London, racist drag shows, Korean defector, Alan Turing

Pride in London announced that its five most senior members, including its co-chairs, will step down following damning accounts of racism and bullying, PinkNews reported. The non-profit has been deluged by demands for new leadership after ...


 
Congressional-Equality-Caucus-announces-leadership-of-Transgender-Equality-Task-Force

  Congressional Equality Caucus announces leadership of Transgender Equality Task Force

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is excited to announce the leadership of the Transgender Equality Task Force for the 117th Congress. The Task Force will work with the Caucus to amplify transgender issues ...


 
Victory-Institute-condemns-arrest-of-Rep-Park-Cannon-in-Georgia-State-Capitol

  Victory Institute condemns arrest of Rep. Park Cannon in Georgia State Capitol

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute — the only national organization dedicated to creating a pipeline of LGBTQ public leaders — condemned the arrest of out LGBTQ Georgia state Representative Park Cannon and called on ...


 
Rep-Mike-Quigley-114th-co-sponsor-of-Medicare-for-All-after-campaign-by-IL-5-residents-

  Rep. Mike Quigley 114th co-sponsor of Medicare for All after campaign by IL-5 residents

--From a press release

Chicago, Illinois: On March 8, 2021 a group of IL-5 residents launched a campaign called "Medicare4Mike" to call on Representative Mike Quigley to support Medicare for All. Residents gathered outside of Rep. Quigley's office every weekday ...


 
Senate-confirms-Levine-as-first-out-trans-federal-official-

  Senate confirms Levine as first out trans federal official

On March 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services—making her the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by that governmental ...


 
Dr-Rachel-L-Levine-confirmed-as-HHS-Assistant-Secretary-for-Health-Lambda-responds

  Dr. Rachel L. Levine confirmed as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Lambda responds

--From a Lambda Legal press release

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Rachel L. Levine to lead the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, a critical ...


 
Illinoisans-among-latest-Victory-Fund-endorsed-candidates

  Illinoisans among latest Victory Fund-endorsed candidates

LGBTQ Victory Fund—the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office—endorsed 23 LGBTQ candidates, including New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson in his race for New ...


 
Treto-chosen-as-secretary-of-IDFPR-

  Treto chosen as secretary of IDFPR

Mario Treto Jr.—a member of the LGBTQ community who has been part of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker's cabinet as director of the Illinois Division of Real Estate for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ...


 
Evanston-makes-history-by-paying-reparations-to-Black-families-

  Evanston makes history by paying reparations to Black families

On March 22, the Evanston City Council voted eight to one to adopt a resolution that will allow it to become the first city in the nation to implement a program to fund reparations for its Black residents, approving plans to ...


 
Victor-Reyes-may-become-New-Mexicos-first-out-LGBTQ-Congressmember-in-March-30-race

  Victor Reyes may become New Mexico's first out LGBTQ Congressmember in March 30 race

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, called on Democratic Party of New Mexico officials to choose out LGBTQ candidate Victor Reyes to be ...


 





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