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Va. school seeks Supreme Court review in continued fight against Gavin GrimmGavin Grimm speaks at the SMYAL 2017 Fall Brunch in D.C. on Nov. 6, 2017. A federal judge in Norfolk, Va., has declined a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board. (Washington Blade photo by Tom Hausman)Gavin Grimm’s fight to get his Virginia high...
A new Roaring ‘20s awaits at pandemic’s endWe’re all at home. We’re all bored. And we’re sitting on a giant, gay spring. And on top of that, it’s cold out. Pretty tough for a people that basically emerge from the womb wearing a tank top. But now that the vaccine rollout has been upgraded from sputtering to a slow...
LGBTQ activists in Myanmar join protests against military coup287 Shares Drag queens protest in Yangon, Myanmar. (Courtesy photo)LGBTQ activists in Myanmar have joined the growing protest movement against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratically elected government.Min Khant Zin, a drag queen who works at a gay bar in Yangon, the country’s largest city, told the...
Brothers who fled Chechnya arrested, returned to homelandGrozny, Chechnya. (Photo by Alexxx1979; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)The State Department has expressed concern over the fate of two brothers from Chechnya who were arrested in Russia and returned to their homeland from which they fled.“We are troubled by reports of two Chechen siblings in the LGBTQI+ community who were detained in Russia and returned...
Biden name-checks LGBTQ service members in Pentagon speechBiden thanks LGBTQ service members in Pentagon speech. (Screen capture via CSPAN)President Biden name-checked LGBTQ service members in a speech at the Pentagon geared toward expressing gratitude at the start of a new administration civilians and troops who for the Defense Department.Biden also referenced the end to the transgender military ban, which...
DOD: Transgender enlistments able to happen now under Biden policyJohn Kirby, Pentagon spokesperson, said transgender enlistment can happen now in the armed forces. (Screen capture via CSPAN)Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby gave assurances Friday the U.S. military is currently allowing transgender people to enlist in the military service as a result of an executive order President Biden signed reversing Trump’s...
Puerto Rico governor says gender violence declaration is LGBTQ-inclusive280 Shares Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi (Photo public domain)Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi on Friday clarified his state of emergency declaration over gender violence on the island includes LGBTQ people.“It’s been too long, this pattern of male chauvenism-related violence, femicides, homophobic and transphobic violence,” he said during an interview with ABC News’ “GMA3.” “We want to...
Biden memorandum to ‘reinvigorate’ US leadership on global LGBTQ rights360 Shares President Joe Biden speaks at the U.S. Department of State. (Screen capture via CSPAN)President Biden on Thursday announced his administration will issue a memorandum that commits the U.S. to promoting LGBTQ rights abroad.Biden in a speech he delivered at the State Department said “to reinvigorate our leadership on LGBTQI...
Va. House passes bill to repeal marriage amendmentThe Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to repeal the state’s constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage and replace it with one that affirms marriage equality.Delegates voted 60-33 to repeal the Marshall-Newman amendment that voters approved in 2006. A federal judge in 2014 ruled both the amendment and a previous 1975...
Marjorie Taylor Greene backs legislation to ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies372 Shares Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has co-sponsored legislation to ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies. (Screen capture via YouTube)Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), the new QAnon-affiliated member of Congress under scrutiny for spreading wild and blatantly false conspiracy theories on social media, has come out in favor...
Va. Senate committee approves HIV decriminalization billThe Virginia Capitol (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Jan. 27 that would decriminalize HIV transmission in the state.Senate Bill 1138, introduced by state Sens. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) and Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), would repeal sections of the Virginia Code that imposes penalties, including incarceration, upon...
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A gov’t that represents all Americans gives us hopeInaugural poet Amanda Gorman (Pool photo courtesy of the United States Senate Press Photographers Gallery)Like so many of us, I’ve often felt like going back to bed and pulling the covers over my head during these past four years, especially, during the pandemic and in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection....
Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province caned for having sexBanda Aceh is the capital of the Aceh province of Indonesia. (Photo by Rachmat04; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province were publicly caned on Thursday after their neighbors caught them having sex.The Associated Press reported the two men who are 27- and 29-years-old respectively were each caned 77...
Gay ex-liberal leader arrested on Capitol riot charges187 Shares Brandon Straka was arrested in Nebraska. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)Brandon Straka, a gay former hairdresser and aspiring actor in New York City who in 2018 launched a ‘Walk Away from the Democrats’ social media campaign that went viral, was arrested in Nebraska on Jan. 25 on civil disorder...
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