LGBTQIA+ US News

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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LGBTQIA+ World News

Anti-LGBT comments are more about Japan’s low birth rate; Drag Queen Story Hour gets negative feedback in the UK; Blued halts new user registration after reported HIV contraction. Japanese lawmaker under fire for LGBT comment Taunton Library drag queen children’s story event sparks outrage Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV report

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Homophobia in Brazil pushes people to marry; Bermuda looks to keep people from marrying; Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ law stinks. Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration Bermuda appeals to London high court to enforce gay marriage ban Russia: ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Endangers Children

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LGBTQIA+ US News

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut Boxer Patricio Manuel is the first transgender male to fight professionally in the U.S. winning his match and making history.  School Districts Expand Gender Options To Include Transgender And Nonbinary Students Almost all schools in the Washington D.C. area have policies that protect gender identity against discrimination. They […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

The 2018 blue wave included quite a few LGBT wins — even though voters are still wary of gay and trans candidates A survey of 1,500 voters conducted by the Washington Post revealed that even liberal voters tend to shy away from openly queer political candidates. LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st […]

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Advocacy: Book Burning in Iowa

Orange City Public Library is not currently responding to a recent Facebook Live video in which library-owned LGBTQIA books were burned by a local “pro-life, pro-family” activist during the city’s annual “OC Pride” event. It might be kind to offer letters of support to both local librarians and LGBTQIA organizations. Please note, no one has […]

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Queer Comics Database

Queer comics database is a great tool for discovering comic books and graphic novels that have LGBTQ characters. It’s a fun way to use reader’s advisory and find some hidden gems. It also contains 193 titles of comics. To quote the database, “Our mission is to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation.” The database […]

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LGBTQIA Entertainment Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer The Queen Biopic Is Finally Going To Happen, For Real This Time The film, directed by Bryan Singer of X-Men and The Usual Suspects fame, will star Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. Celebrities, politicians, and more respond to Trump’s transgender military ban In addition to emergency rallies attracting tens of […]

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As One Free Online Viewing until 06/30

By A. Faulkner In celebration of Pride Month, AS ONE’s World Premiere video will be available to the public for viewing in its entirety.  The official description reads: “In this chamber opera for two singers and string quartet by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict […]

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