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Added on: 07/18/2023
07/17/2023
In recent months, state legislatures across the nation have introduced hundreds of laws targeting Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning plus communities, including several…

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Added on: 07/17/2023
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the criticism targeting the Canadian education system, which has sparked concerns among Muslim communities for including LGBTQ rights in classes….

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Added on: 07/17/2023
07/16/2023
White Christian nationalists are exporting their American culture wars to Africa and getting people killed with “kill the gays” laws, and we see what they are doing….

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Added on: 07/15/2023
07/14/2023
A recent report has revealed a shocking increase in hate and extremism during Pride Month 2023, compared to previous years. Research conducted for and published by GLAAD…

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Added on: 07/14/2023
07/13/2023
Since Waco judge Dianne Hensley received a public warning from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for refusing to perform same-sex marriages in 2019, she’s waged a…

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Added on: 07/12/2023
The Montana State Library Commission voted to cut all ties with the American Library Association on Tuesday, citing an inability to continue associating with an organization led…

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Added on: 07/11/2023
A lot of Raelle Kaplan’s childhood consisted of acting. The plaid blouses and the white leather sandals at school, when all they wanted to wear were oversize…

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Added on: 07/10/2023
07/09/2023
When the US evangelical preacher and anti-LGBTQ+ crusader Scott Lively landed in Uganda in 2009 to warn of the “gay agenda”, he was arriving after a series…

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Added on: 07/10/2023
07/09/2023
A record number of bills aimed at restricting the rights of LGBTQ people have become law in the past three years, but the majority of those that…

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Added on: 07/08/2023
07/07/2023
The United Methodist Church stands to lose one-fifth of its U.S. congregations due to differences over LGBTQ+ issues and amid expectations that the church will become more…

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Added on: 07/04/2023
07/03/2023
Navajo Nation Council Delegate Seth Damon of Bááháálí, New Mexico is sponsoring a bill to have the Navajo Nation recognize marriages between two people of any genders….

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Added on: 07/03/2023
07/02/2023
A campaign Twitter account for Ron DeSantis’ 2024 presidential bid is being criticized for marking the end of Pride Month on Friday by sharing a video slamming…

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Added on: 07/02/2023
07/01/2023
In a major decision affecting LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday carved out a significant exception to public accommodations laws–laws that in most states bar…

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Added on: 07/01/2023
06/30/2023
The Supreme Court Friday ruled in favor of a Christian web designer in Colorado who refuses to create websites to celebrate same-sex weddings out of religious objections….

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Added on: 06/30/2023
06/29/2023
Gillian Branstetter, a trans rights advocate, has watched in distress over the last year as lawmakers have eliminated fundamental protections for transgender people across the US. But…

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Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
It starts years before they made it to the U.S.-Mexico border in October 2022 and turned themselves into authorities, in Yuma, Arizona, asking for asylum. Reydi’s story…

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Added on: 06/28/2023
06/27/2023
Seated on a parade float winding its way through Montrose, the heart of Houston’s LGBTQ+ community, John Lawrence and Tyron Garner temporarily assumed the status of queer…

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Added on: 06/27/2023
Hal Dempsey wanted to “escape Missouri.” Arlo Dennis is “fleeing Florida.” The Tillison family “can’t stay in Texas.” They are part of a new migration of Americans…

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Added on: 06/26/2023
On June 3, James Hensley, a 21-year-old from Corbin, Kentucky, joined a small group of local queer activists downtown for what was supposed to be a celebration…

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Added on: 06/25/2023
Pew Research Center has been tracking Americans’ attitudes toward same-sex marriage, gender identity and other LGBTQ+ issues for more than a decade. In that time, we have…

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Added on: 06/25/2023
06/24/2023
When Walmart approached Gay Pride Apparel founders Sergio Aragon and Jesus Gutierrez to launch an exclusive Pride Month collection this June, it felt like a “full circle”…

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Added on: 06/10/2023
06/10/2023In the late 1880s, a formerly enslaved man named William Dorsey Swann started hosting private balls known as drags, a name possibly derived from “grand rag,” an antiquated term for masquerade balls. Held in secret in Washington, D.C., these parties soon caught authorities’ attention. As the Washington Critic reported in January 1887, police officers who raided one such gathering were surprised to encounter six Black men “dressed in elegant female attire,” including “corsets, bustles, long hose and slippers.”
In the late 1880s, a formerly enslaved man named William Dorsey Swann started hosting private balls known as drags, a name possibly derived from “grand rag,” an…

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Added on: 06/08/2023
06/07/2023
Democratic politicians across California condemned a volatile anti-gay protest outside a suburban Los Angeles school board meeting on Tuesday, as the school board heard public comment on…

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Added on: 06/07/2023
06/06/2023
For the first time in its four-decade history, America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization has declared a national state of emergency for…

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Added on: 06/05/2023
06/05/2023
A federal judge has ruled that Tennessee’s law restricting drag performances in public or where children were present was unconstitutional, striking a blow to efforts in U.S….

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Added on: 06/01/2023
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Ash is an unstoppable force in activism without ever trying to be. Her fearless, relatable, and hilarious approach has made her a sought-after speaker, regularly crushing it…

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Added on: 05/31/2023
05/30/2023
Leaders in Congress are forcefully condemning a sweeping new anti-gay law in Uganda, calling on the Biden administration to reconsider assistance to the East African nation. “Uganda’s…

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Added on: 05/29/2023
05/28/2023
Repressive social backlash and extreme anti-LGBTQ sentiment are complicating Pride celebrations in the US this year, even potentially inciting violence against queer people and gatherings meant to celebrate the LGBTQ…

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Added on: 05/27/2023
05/26/2023
Vermont’s Republican governor, Phil Scott, is going against his party by protecting access to gender-affirming care and abortion instead of restricting or banning the procedures. Without much…

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Added on: 05/24/2023
05/23/2023
Target, which rolled out its Pride Collection at the start of May, is pulling some products from its stores after facing customer backlash, saying it was acting…