BREAKING: Trans Protest At Koreatown Spa, Round 2: Violent Clashes

Los Angeles police on Saturday declared an unlawful assembly after a protest of a local area spa over its acceptance of transgender customers turned violent, reports Newsweek. Police ordered the area around the business, Wi Spa, to be cleared and said that anyone remaining would be arrested. Alleged members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group were said…

California Budget Includes $3 Million To Train Teachers On LGBTQ Issues

Gov. Gavin Newsom California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, approved a final state budget on Monday that includes $3 million for LGBTQ cultural competency training for public school teachers, reports NBC News. That makes the state the first in the country to allocate funding in this specific way, according to Equality California, an LGBTQ advocacy…

Teacher Who Refused To Use Trans Students’ Chosen Names LOSES Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled against an Indiana teacher who said he was forced to resign after refusing to call transgender students by their chosen names, reports East Bay Times. The judge on Monday rejected former music teacher John Kluge’s allegations of religious discrimination and retaliation by the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. In May 2017,…

Transgender Pose Star Mj Rodriguez Makes Emmy Awards History!

Mj Rodriguez. Photo: TheKalenAllen “Pose” co-star Mj Rodriguez made Emmy history Tuesday by becoming the first transgender performer to be nominated for a leading-performance Emmy Award in a primetime series, reports CBSLA. The nomination marked the third time a transgender performer has received an Emmy nomination. Previously, Laverne Cox received multiple nominations for “Orange is…

Thousands Protest In Spain After Mob Beats Young Gay Man To Death

Samuel Luiz, RIP Spanish police have arrested three people in connection with the killing of a young gay man whose death in a brutal homophobic attack over the weekend shocked the country and sparked nationwide protests, reports The Guardian. Samuel Luiz, a 24-year-old nursing assistant, was out with friends in the Galician city of A Coruña…

PROTECT TRANS WOMEN

Woman’s transphobic rant sparks violent protests outside Koreatown spa Demonstrations over transgender rights sparked clashes between protestors and counter-protestors in Koreatown at the beginning of the month after a video went viral of a woman upset that a trans woman disrobed in the women’s section of a popular spa, reported KTLA. The video that sparked…

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WEST HOLLYWOOD REVOLVER VIDEO BAR AND MICKY’S NIGHTCLUB RE-OPEN Revolver Video Bar and Micky’s Nightclub have re-opened after being closed for well over a year during the pandemic. Revolver opened on Wednesday, June 16th and Micky’s opened on July 1st to the delight of its loyal customers who were concerned that the two gay bars would be…

Adam Lambert, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Manila Luzon To Participate in LA LGBT Center’s Second Annual Telethon

  Manila Luzon. Photo: VSROSS, via Wikimedia Commons Following its successful live telethon in 2020 which raised an incredible $1.3 million benefiting the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will produce a second edition of Love in Action on Saturday, August 14, from 7–9 p.m. PT. The two-hour fundraising show, presented…

BREAKING: Protesters CLASH Over Trans Rights At Koreatown Spa

Demonstrations over transgender rights sparked clashes between protestors and counter-protestors in Koreatown on Saturday after a video went viral of a woman upset that a trans woman disrobed in the women’s section of a popular spa, reports KTLA. Footage of the encounter between the two sides showed people shoving each other, attempting to take away…

California BANS Taxpayer-Funded Travel To States Discriminating Against Trans People. Thank You Assemblyman Evan Low!

Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell California this week banned taxpayer-funded travel to five states that recently adopted measures viewed by Democratic leaders as discriminatory against transgender Americans, reports The Sacramento Bee. California’s power to restrict travel to certain states comes from a 2016 law written by the current leader of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell. He…

Animated Gay-Spy Comedy “Q-Force” With Sean Hayes & Wanda Sykes. WATCH!

Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Laurie Metcalf, Matt Rogers, Wanda Sykes and creator/executive producer Gabe Liedman will join Sean Hayes in the voice cast of Q-Force, Netflix’s animated gay-spy comedy from Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills, Mike Schur’s Fremulon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Liedman and Universal TV, reports Deadline. Q-Force centers on Steve Maryweather, aka Agent Mary, was once the Golden Boy of the American…