Transgender rights activist and blog writer Monica Roberts killed in accident

Transgender rights activist and blog writer Monica Roberts was killed in a hit and run as she took out her trash.  She lived in Houston, TX, and was known for her activism and ground-breaking blog TransGriot.  She was 58 years old. https://abc13.com/society/trans-rights-advocate-identified-as-hit-and-run-victim/6873285/ https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2020/10/08/monica-roberts-pioneering-acclaimed-transgriot-blogger-has-died You can read the blog at this link: https://transgriot.blogspot.com/

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“Meals on Heels” at Oasis in San Francisco

Oasis, a club in San Francisco famous for drag performances and parodies of television shows, came up with a plan to deliver meals and a drag show during the COVID pandemic.  In addition to adding a YouTube channel and a once a week sound stage performance, D’Arcy Drollinger, the club’s owner, has added “Meals on […]

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Track champion Caster Semenya loses appeal to defend her title at Olympics

South African track champion Caster Semenya lost her final appeal to defend her title at next summer’s Tokyo Olympics.  According to the New York Times, Semenya, who has elevated testosterone levels due to a rare genetic condition, will “continue to fight for the human rights of all female athletes ‘until we can all run free the […]

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Impact of COVID on the LGBTQ+ community

The University of Arizona Health Science Center’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has issued an update about the impact of COVID on the LGBTQ+ community. The update includes tips, precautions and resources to help us continue to weather this pandemic. Read the full resource here: https://www.soazseniorpride.org/nov2017wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/COVID-LGBTQ-resources.pdf

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RRT News and Reviews committee member Miranda Dube discusses how she founded Librarians for Survivors

As part of a graduate school assignment, Miranda researched what resources were available in the library for patrons who experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. Her conclusion as to, “how libraries in my state were providing services for survivors- and the answer really boils down to this- they weren’t.” Read this interview with Miranda to hear […]

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Sign up for Global Pride Live event on Facebook

Sun 27 at 5 PM – Jun 28 at 4:59 PM UTC+12 From the Washington Blade: Global Pride 2020 will amplify Black voices on Saturday, June 27 during the international event.  Organizers will use the platform to acknowledge the international response to the death of George Floyd and the resurging demand for racial justice by working […]

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