A Gay History of Children’s Book Authors in New York Times

Remember reading children’s books all snuggled up with a copy of Frog and Toad, by Arnold Lobel? Or reading school stories to the likes of Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie De Paola? George and Martha, by James Marshall were one of my favorites. One thing that you may not have noticed while reading […]

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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?

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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 […]

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Thirteen couples sue Japan; Turkey’s state of emergency may be over, but not the ban on LGBTI events; German Health Minister works to ban conversion therapy; Instagram denies removing account showing gay Muslims. In Valentine’s Day lawsuit, Japanese gay couples sue for marital rights Turkey: End Ankara Ban on LGBTI Events German minister calls for […]

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N.J. to become fourth state with gender-neutral birth certificate option As of February 1st, New Jersey residents will have three options for gender on birth certificates: “female, male, or undesignated/nonbinary.” Other states with similar options include California, Oregon, and Washington.  Biden Foundation teams up with LGBTQ groups on family acceptance campaign The campaign, “Advancing Acceptance” will […]

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Jean Wyllys left Brazil in fear for his life; gay sex is illegal in Myanmar, but…boat parade! ; in Japan transgender persons must have original sex organs removed; and an Egyptian journalist is jailed for interviewing a gay man. Brazil’s sole openly gay congressman leaves country after death threats Myanmar’s first LGBT pride boat parade […]

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Michigan-based Gale debuts first encyclopedia of LGBTQ history Gale has just released a comprehensive encyclopedia focusing on LGBTQ history around the world.  In two weeks, five states advance LGBTQ rights Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, and New York have all passed legislation or issued executive orders that expand protections offered to LGBTQ populations.  New York Passes […]

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New rule bans LGBTQ employment discrimination in House of Representatives Rep. David Cicilline proposed a new rules package that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Although many states and cities already have laws that protect LGBTQ individuals from this type of discrimination, federal law has not caught up yet.  Retirement […]

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