Trans Herstory: Mj Rodriguez Wins Best Actress Award

(Photo: Mj Rodriguez) Mj Rodriguez is a trailblazer once again, reports the Advocate. The Pose star became the first transgender woman to win Best Actress – Television at the Imagen Awards, an annual event honoring positive representations of Latinx people in media. Rodriguez, who portrays Blanca on the acclaimed FX drama, recognized the historic nature…

Octavia Spencer Will Receive GLSEN’s Inspiration Award

Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year, reports Page Six. GLSEN announced Tuesday that the star of Hidden Figures and The Help will receive the honor at the group’s Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills. GLSEN Executive…

Update: Modesto DENIES “Straight Pride” Permit

The hopes of the National Straight Pride Coalition have been dashed for now as Modesto City leaders announced on Friday the group will have to find another venue to hold their march and parade, reports CBS Sacramento. The straight pride event was planned in Modesto’s Graceada Park for Aug. 24. City spokesperson Thomas Reeves says…

CA “Straight Pride” Leader’s Freudian Slip, Admits He’s Part Of A “Totally Peaceful, Racist Group.” WATCH!

(Photo: Don Grundmann) One of the organizers of Modesto, California’s “straight pride” parade became an even bigger laughingstock after accidentally admitting he’s a leader of “a totally peaceful, racist group,” reports LGBTQ Nation. Don Grundmann’s gaffe literally had the room laughing after his fiery woe-is-me diatribe before the city council went sideways. One councilor had…

PROTEST This Friday At West Hollywood Equinox Over Trump Fundraiser

Stephen Ross — the chair of Related Companies, which owns Equinox and SoulCycle — is hosting a fundraiser for President Trump this Friday. And in response, a protest has been planned for the same day, reports The Advocate. Gonzalo Garcia and Adam G. Bass have organized a demonstration Friday in front of the Equinox in West Hollywood from 4…

Israeli Army Expands Integration Of Trans Troops

Israel’s army (IDF) is taking into account a slow but steady growth in number of transgender soldiers going through sex change processes before or during their military service, and is making more effort to integrate them into the system, reports Ynet News. As of today, there are dozens of transgender troops serving in the military…

Father Who Murdered Gay Son Gets House Arrest, Bail Reduction

(Photo: Giovanni Melton, RIP) In November last year a Vegas man shot and killed his 14-year-old son after an argument about the teen’s sexual orientation. Wendell Melton had reportedly pulled a gun on his son, Giovanni,  a previous time after catching the teen with his boyfriend, reports Towleroad. This week, Giovanni’s mother Veronica expressed anger after…