LGBTQ leaders to NM governor prioritize anti-discrimination laws / Public News Service

New Mexico’s brief 30-day legislative session begins today with a focus on budget issues. Nonetheless, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer supporters who question it are urging the governor to address equality issues, even as other states consider more restrictive laws. Three of the issues came up at the Roundhouse last year, says Marshall Martinez, … Read more

‘Johnny the Walrus’ loved by critics, but makes some Amazon employees and customers very sad

As I write this, johnny the walrus is he best seller book on Amazon. While critics have applauded the book, it so angered transgender activists and their allies that Amazon employees organized a forum on the “trauma” caused by this children’s book. The video of the meeting was released by TikTok notebooks on the same … Read more

Heartstopper’s Mr. Ajayi in the context of ‘Don’t Say Gay’

Heartstopper’s Mr. Ajayi in the context of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ **no spoilers for heartstopper Go ahead, just a bit of discussion about the basic plot. ** If Alice Oseman’s Graphic Novel Became a Netflix Series heartstopper It hasn’t been your last feel-good watch, you’d do well to add it to the top of your list. … Read more

NJ Sex Education Curriculum Championed by Department of Education Head of State

Silent on most education policy issues, the head of the state Department of Education vigorously defended New Jersey’s sex education standards Thursday, with a moving rebuttal to comments that they encroach on parental liberties. “I want to take a moment to correct the record, if I may,” Angelica Allen-McMillan, acting commissioner of the state Department … Read more

The risks for AAPI people

While all LGBTQIA+ people, regardless of ethnicity, face mental health risks, new data indicates that some marginalized groups face unique problems due to their cultural background. One such group is Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Recent research has found higher rates of depression, suicidal thoughts, economic hardship, and discrimination within the AAPI LGBTQIA+ community, … Read more

What LGBTQ equality looks like in US states over 10 years

In 2010, no state outlawed conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors, prohibited health insurers from excluding transgender-related coverage or offered gender-neutral options on licenses and birth certificates. Ten years later, at the start of a new decade, approximately 20 states have these protections. Advance? Or evidence of a slow pace on the road to LGBTQ equality? … Read more

36th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival marks a successful return to BFI Southbank

The 36th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival (March 16-27), the United Kingdomis leading LGBTQIA+ cinema event, closed on March 27 and celebrated being presented again in B.F.I. Southbank after two years of being delivered online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, the festival had 25,023 attendances throughout B.F.I. Southbank and in B.F.I. … Read more

17 essential books on queer history

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, which occurs every October, here are books that aim to shed light and clarify significant historical moments that informed and shaped the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer rights movement. A comprehensive introduction to the history of the gay and lesbian civil rights movements, this book chronicles the … Read more

The real list of Trump’s “unprecedented steps” for the LGBTQ community

HRC President Alphonso David: “The RNC is hallucinating and advancing misleading and false rhetoric. Yes, Trump has taken many “unprecedented” steps, but those steps have been to undermine and remove the rights that protect LGBTQ people, not to empower us. Nominating a small handful of gay people out of thousands of nominations and making very … Read more

Supreme Court Gives Huge Victory to LGBTQ Employees : NPR

Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in front of the Supreme Court on October 8 as the court presents oral arguments in cases involving workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide title toggle title Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in front of the Supreme Court on … Read more

RWJUH Somerset Unveils Orthopedic Center Expansion Plans

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, revealed plans for a two-story, 76,600-square-foot vertical expansion on top of the hospital’s existing Emergency Department (ED) building and Orthopedic Pavilion. The space will house the new Orthopedic Center of Excellence, which will include 35 completely private patient rooms and a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym … Read more

Blade Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

On April 22, a DC Superior Court judge sentenced one of four men charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of transgender woman Deeniquia “Dee Dee” to seven years in prison. Dodds on a street in northeast Washington on July 4, 2016. for the murder Judge Milton C. Lee sentenced Shareem Hall, … Read more

Brett Parson waives his right to attend arraignment after pleading not guilty

On April 22, a DC Superior Court judge sentenced one of four men charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of transgender woman Deeniquia “Dee Dee” to seven years in prison. Dodds on a street in northeast Washington on July 4, 2016. for the murder Judge Milton C. Lee sentenced Shareem Hall, … Read more

Disney ramps up corporate activism in trying to repeal new ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law

The Disney logo is seen in the pedestrian zone in Munich. (Photo by Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto via … [+] fake pictures) NurPhoto via Getty Images 4-21-22 – This story was updated with information on the Flordia governor and legislature’s response to Disney’s defense efforts. The Walt Disney Company recently increased its level of corporate activism. When … Read more

Russia: Reject Anti-LGBT ‘Traditional Values’ Bill

To update: In October 2020, the Russian Government Commission for Legislative Activities, the body responsible for reviewing the bill, rejected the bill “aimed at strengthening the institution of the family”, on the grounds that the changes outlined in the bill places too much emphasis on parental rights. at the expense of children’s rights. (Moscow) – … Read more