DNC on Anti-Trans Legislation: STOP Attacking The Most Vulnerable Members Of The LGBTQ Community

Republican lawmakers across the country have introduced legislation targeting transgender Americans, including transgender children — a record number of bills, according to the Human Rights Campaign. In response, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following joint statement: “The Democratic Party respects and validates transgender people and believes discrimination against…

Christian University SUES Former Boss Jerry Falwell Jr Over Affair With Pool Boy

(Jerry Falwell Jr. Photo: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons) Liberty University is suing  the virulently anti-gay, Christian conservative Jerry Falwell Jr for $10 million, claiming he withheld scandalous information from trustees while negotiating a new contract for himself, reports Pink News. Falwell, a key Trump ally and one of the most powerful…

Tony Hoang, The New Executive Director Of Equality California, Speaks Out. WATCH!

Photo: Tony Hoang  Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, and Equality California Institute announced today that Managing Director Tony Hoang will lead the organization as the next Executive Director when Rick Chavez Zbur steps down at the end of 2021. The organizations’ boards of directors unanimously selected Hoang after an extensive year-long succession…

NCAA Backs Trans Athletes, Will Only Hold Championships Where There Is No Discrimination

When lawmakers began pushing bills banning transgender athletes from sports in several states, college athletes were taken by surprise — The National Collegate Athletic Association (NCAA) has a decade-old policy permitting transgender athletes to participate in sports on the college level under certain requirements, reports The Hill. After several states enacted these bans, the NCAA issued a statement supporting the participation…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Celebrates Opening Of New Youth Housing

Two years after opening its flagship Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates the grand opening of its newest building: the Michaeljohn Horne & Thomas Eugene Jones Youth Housing. Located directly across the street from the revolutionary Campus and next door to the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, the nearly 13,000-square-foot,…

Silence Equals Death

Angered by Asian American attacks, Californians rally to demand change A grassroots anti-hate rally brought out a very large crowd in San Jose last month, reports CBS San Francisco. Rally participants said they were fed up and that they would no longer stay silent. Gay state assemblyman Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) fired up the crowd by…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD DEMONSTRATORS JOIN NATIONWIDE CALL TO STOP ASIAN HATE  Demonstrators gathered on all four corners of the Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard intersection in West Hollywood at the end of last month for a nationwide call to Stop Asian Hate. The protest was a condemnation of the recent rise in hate crimes…

First Presidential Proclamation Issued On Trans Day Of Visibility

President Joe Biden issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility – today, March 31, 2021, reports NBC News. The day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face everyday. In his proclamation, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and…

“Glee” Cast To Honor Late Actress Naya Rivera At The GLAAD Awards

(Photo: Naya Rivera, via Wikipedia Commons) The cast of the hit show Glee will be reuniting at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony, the LGBTQ advocacy organization announced this week, reports LGBTQ Nation. They will be honoring their late fellow cast member Naya Rivera. The out actress was 33 when it was announced that she died in…

Carlsbad Police Investigate HORRIFIC Hate Crime Against Trans USMC Vet

(Shane Devereaux) Carlsbad police are investigating whether a fight Saturday night is a “possible hate crime,” according to Lt. Kevin Lehan. A GoFundMe page created by friends of Shane Devereaux notes the transgender Marine veteran was out with his girlfriend and was left with serious injuries, reports CBS8.  Friends said the couple were approached by three men…

BREAKING: Lance Bass Signs Lease to Former Rage Nightclub Space

(Facebook screen grab – (L-R) Lance Bass, named business partner, John Cole and Monte Overstreet) Lance Bass, of NSYNC boyband fame, who is also part owner to Rocco’s WeHo, signed a lease and he has been handed the keys to the former Rage Nightclub space located at 8911 Santa Monica Boulevard, reports WEHO Times. The…

UK Reveals New £50 Note Featuring Gay Mathematician Alan Turing

The Bank of England has just released the design for the new £50 bill that features Alan Turing, reports LGBTQ Nation. Turing was a gay mathematician whose theories were highly influential in the development of computer science, and his work during World War II helped Allied forces crack coded Nazi messages and defeat Axis forces,…