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Dos grupos firman acuerdo para ayudar personas trans, no binaria de Puerto Rico(Imagen de Nicolas Raymond; cortesía Flickr)Dos organizaciones han firmado un acuerdo de colaboración que promoverá la calidad de vida y la salud de la comunidad transgénero y no binaria en Puerto Rico.La colaboración de Arianna’s Center, ubicada en el sur de la Florida, y Waves Ahead de...
Visit Key West Like a Queen: Drag Icons Give Their Tourist TipsDrag is nothing new to Key West. Visitors to the popular LGBTQ vacation destination have long relished the opportunity to see world-class diva impersonations, slick modern musical numbers and raucous late-night stage shows along the island’s bustling Duval Street. Then, an Epiphany happened.International drag sensation Epiphany came to the...
Mizeur considering a run against anti-LGBTQ Md. congressmanFormer Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)Former Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur on Friday said she is considering a run for Congressman Andy Harris’ seat for what she deemed his “resume of conduct unbecoming.”“As you know, the events of January 6th made me consider a challenge...
Biden immigration directives ‘have given us’ hopePresident Biden after his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. (POOL PHOTO courtesy of the United States Senate Press Photographers Gallery)The Biden administration has begun to reverse some of its predecessor’s hardline immigration policies that activists say have made LGBTQ asylum seekers and migrants even more vulnerable.The Department of Homeland Security as of Thursday will...
WAPAVA offers living archive of local theaterDrew Cortese as corrupt King Richard in Folger Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ (2014), one of almost 1,000 recordings in the WAPAVA archive. (Photo by Jeff Malet) While a book or movie has a way of hanging around, theater doesn’t. When a production ends, it’s done. Fortunately, there’s a way of meeting or revisiting a...
Reclaiming our queer city in a post-Trump eraFormer President Donald Trump (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)By the time this gets to print, it will be all over. That was a long four years. But, at the same time, it went by incredibly fast. At the beginning of the Trump presidency, I used this column to write an open...
Former Md. Senate president Mike Miller diesDemocrat paved way for passage of marriage, trans rights bill The post Former Md. Senate president Mike Miller dies appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights. Published at Sat, 16 Jan 2021 03:19:13 +0000 Source: Former Md. Senate president Mike Miller dies
Obama alum Ned Price tapped as first-ever out gay State Dept. spokesperson659 Shares Ned Price was tapped as State Dept. spokesperson. (Photo public domain)Ned Price, who had served in the Obama years in a senior communications role for the White House National Security Council, has been tapped for the role of State Department spokesperson, the Washington Blade has confirmed.Price,...
Harvard, Stanford, Yale: Denounce sedition of your graduates400 Shares From left, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y. (Photos of Hawley and Stefanik public domain; Washington Blade photo of Cruz by Michael Key)Jan. 6, 2021 will go down as one of the most disgraceful days in United States history. It is normally the date...
Northam cites nondiscrimination law in State of the Commonwealth addressVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday in his State of the Commonwealth address highlighted his signing of historic legislation that banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.“We took important steps forward in treating everyone with dignity and respect,...
Fallece activista trans en GuatemalaDebby Linares (Foto cortesía de su página de Facebook)CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA — Debby Linares, reconocida activista guatemalteca que luchó por los derechos de la población LGBTQ en su país, con énfasis en mujeres trans, falleció el 25 de diciembre del 2020 por complicaciones relacionadas al coronavirus.Linares es reconocida por haber sido fundadora del movimiento...
Equality Virginia outlines 2021 legislative agendaEquality Virginia Executive Director Vee Lamneck (Photo courtesy of Vee Lamneck)Equality Virginia Executive Director Vee Lamneck on Monday announced HIV decriminalization is among their organization’s legislative priorities during the 2021 legislative session that begins this week.“Virginia is one of 37 states with outdated laws targeting and punishing people based on their HIV positive status,” they said...
LGBTQ Trump supporters tiptoe away from president after U.S. Capitol attackLGBTQ Trump supporters are minimizing their previous support for him.In the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol instigated by President Trump, his one-time LGBTQ supporters are now distancing themselves from him without outright renouncing their previous support.Many LGBTQ Trump supporters didn’t respond to the Washington Blade’s request...
Activists around the world react to Capitol siegeSupporters of President Trump stand in front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)Activists around the world say the U.S. Capitol siege demonstrated white supremacy remains a pervasive problem in the U.S.Naomi Fontanos, executive director of Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA), an LGBTQ advocacy group in...
Calendar: Jan. 8-14A David Bowie Night virtual glam dance party is planned for Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. (Screen capture via YouTube)Friday, Jan. 8The Smithsonian’s Asian Art Museum hosts a free online meditation workshop today at noon to start the new year in a more balanced state. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum’s collection. Everyone...
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