Save The Date! SF Transgender Film Festival: November 7-10, 2019

THE WORLD’S FIRST AND LONGEST RUNNING TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) returns with their 2019 Festival – their biggest festival ever.   This year’s Festival centers trans and gender non-conforming resilience and is a response to this moment in America and the escalation of government sponsored hate, discrimination, erasure of protections andviolence against our communities. But this year’s films also show a way forward through magic, street smarts, sass, and demonstrate a way to thrive, through love, connection and the power of art. SFTFF provides an antidote to the Trump Administrations ongoing attacksagainst trans and gnc communities, by creating an event for gatheringsafely and joyfully in community. All genders welcome. Advance tickets are definitely recommended for these very popularprograms. The full program lineup is available on www.SFTFF.org. 

SNL’s LGBTQ Equality Town Hall Spoof. WATCH!

Billy Porter of Pose appeared as himself alongside SNL cast member Alex Moffat (who portrayed moderator Anderson Cooper) in order to introduce each candidate as if they were competing in a drag ball, reports Vox. An audience member asked Colin Jost’s Pete Buttigieg, “How do you respond to people who say you’re not gay in…

BREAKING: Shep Smith Leaves Fox News

(Photo: Shepard Smith) In a stunning announcement, Shepard Smith said on his Friday show that after more than two decades at Fox News, he was stepping down as chief news anchor, and leaving the network, reports CNN. “This is my last newscast here,” Smith said, adding that he was “eternally grateful” to Fox for the…

LGBTQ Nation: 6 Key Moments From The CNN/HRC Town Hall

Last night, CNN and HRC hosted the LGBTQ Town Hall with the top 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates at UCLA. LGBTQ Nation has some of the stand-out moments, including Elizabeth Warren slaying a question on religion-based bigotry and activist Blossom C. Brown drawing attention to the erasure of black trans women. READ MORE HERE: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/10/6-key-moments-cnn-hrc-lgbtq-town-hall/

Prez Candidate Julián Castro Walks With LGBTQ Refugees Seeking Asylum From Mexico To The United States

(Photo: Julián Castro) On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro walked from Mexico to Texas over a bridge with a group of 12 asylum seekers in defiance of Trump’s zero-tolerance policies punishing refugees escaping violence in Central and South America, reports LGBTQ Nation. Eight of the refugees were gay men and lesbians from Cuba, Guatemala…

UPDATE: Supreme Court “Deeply Divided” Over LGBTQ Job Bias Cases

The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Tuesday on a major civil rights question: whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination on the basis of sex, reports USA Today. The court’s rulings in three cases, which are not expected until next year, seemed to hinge on President Donald Trump‘s two nominees. Associate Justice…

Judge Rules It’s Okay To FORCE Conversion Therapy On Minors To “CURE” Them From Being Gay

A Florida judge has rejected a Tampa ordinance aiming to ban traumatising conversion therapy for minors, claiming that it would limit parental rights over their child’s healthcare, reports Pink News. Medical experts consider interventions to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity to be pseudo-scientific, ineffective and harmful. The ordinance would have blocked professionals from…