Fluid identities celebrated in the Philippines; lesbian role brings award to Kenyan actress; Bohemian Rhapsody to be edited for Chinese audience (and censors). In the Philippines they think about gender differently. We could too. Fespaco: Banned lesbian love story Rafiki wins award ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is going to China. But will gay-themed biopic be censored?
Dangers asylum-seekers find at home; Taiwan offers legal protections but not marriage – and no one’s happy; Cuba gets religion; Sissies unite in Sydney! Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage Cuba’s evangelical alliance leads crusade against gay marriage Sissy Ball: Sydney’s queer […]
In Palm Springs, the nation’s first all-LGBTQ city council tests the modern meaning of diversity Members of the gay and lesbian community make up the majority of the electorate that selected a bisexual woman, a transgender woman, and three gay men to form the city council. Trump administration launches global effort to end criminalization of […]
The Museum and Library Services Act is stalled in the House of Representatives, and the end of the Lame Duck session is rapidly approaching! If you want to push your legislators to pass the act, use the ALA’s handy website: https://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/tweet?2&engagementId=493395 Or contact your congressperson directly!
In 2011 California was the first state to adopt a statewide curriculum including the history of the LGBTQ community. Now in 2018 Illinois is trying to become the second state in the country to introduce a similar bill with the help of Equality Illinois. “Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 as the Illinois Federation for […]
By K. Van Abel Senate Bill To Require Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data By 2030 Census Democratic senators have introduced a bill which would require questions about household members gender identity and sexual orientation to be asked in the 2030 Census and as early as the 2020 American Community Survey. A ‘Rainbow Wave’? 2018 Has […]
by J. Shoemaker LGBT Adults in US Less likely to have jobs, health insurance According to a long-term study with around 10,000 participants, sexual minorities may be twice as likely to be unemployed, equally as unlikely to be insured. LGBT Parents face bias in US adoption process Proposed amendment would allow child welfare providers to […]
By Jeremy Selvidge 11th Circuit Rules Title VII Does Not Prohibit Anti-Gay Discrimination Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that employer discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is not prohibited by Title VII. In Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, the court cited precedent in dismissing Jameka Evans’s claim […]
By Jeremy Selvidge On Wednesday, Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General of the United States. His confirmation has prompted statements of concern from leading LGBTQ+ activists, including HRC’s Chad Griffin and Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, who claim that Sessions’ record of opposition to LGBTQ+ protections and civil […]
By Jeremy Selvidge A new California law that went into effect on January 1 prohibits state agencies from requiring travel to states that have enacted anti-LGBT legislation. The measure, introduced last year by Assembly member Evan Low, passed last fall. Under the new law, non-essential taxpayer-funded travel to four states—Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kansas—is […]