LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

CDC director says there are ‘no banned words’ at the agency

After many news agencies had reported that the CDC was banned from using seven terms including “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based,” the CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald announced that there are no banned words.  The New York Times also reported that some CDC officials reported the banned words were not actually banned, but were instead suggestions to help secure Republican funding of the 2019 budget.

The world’s first gay prince is opening a LGBTQA center on palace grounds

The Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, who was interviewed by Oprah twice this year, is the world’s first openly gay prince. “My mental health condition has also improved since I always wanted to live a truthful life,” said the prince.

The most heartwarming LGBTI moments that proved 2017 wasn’t that bad after all

This is the time of the year to reflect on the past year. reminds us that all was not bad, in fact, there were important gains in LGBTQ rights over the last year.


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