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  • From Brooklyn to Wichita, public libraries create LGBTQ-affirming spaces

    10/16/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Kevin Truong
    Drag queens reading children’s books and puppets talking about gender identity are examples of the unique programming libraries are using to foster acceptance. For Lindsay Amer, bringing a live performance of their popular children’s web series to the Brooklyn Public Library made perfect sense. “I feel like libraries are kind of like the YouTube of the real world,” Amer, who uses gender-neutral they/them pronouns, told NBC News. “They’re publicly accessible, they have all of this information that’s kind of just stock piled there, and anyone can get into it and really dive deep.” Amer is the creator and host of...
  • P.T. Barnum Had Nothing on the Democrats' Freak Show

    10/01/2018 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/18 | Joan Swirsky
    "California Senator Dianne Feinstein has done something even President Donald Trump could not do: Awaken the sleeping giant of the Republican electorate to defeat the Democrats in the 2018 midterms--she has mobilized a somnambulant Republican base an The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus that I attended in my youth showcased acts like the freak show in which people with all sorts of bizarre physical features would attract millions of morbidly curious wide-eyed visitors. But even Tom Thumb and the Siamese twins, the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy, and the head of Medusa that “turned men into stone” had...
  • In U.S., 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

    08/20/2018 8:32:02 AM PDT · by fwdude · 33 replies
    Gallup ^ | June 22, 2017 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states could not prohibit same-sex marriages, 10.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse. That is up from 7.9% in the months prior to the Supreme Court decision in 2015, but only marginally higher than the 9.6% measured in the first year after the ruling.
  • How Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Fighting Trump’s White House on Transgender Rights

    08/07/2018 12:53:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | RAMIN SETOODEH
    “I met with Paul Ryan,” she says. “I’ve met with just about everybody. Publicly, they aren’t supportive of transgender rights.” What do they say to her? “I’ve never had anybody not be nice to my face,” says Jenner, who did not want to elaborate on conversations that were confidential. [cut] Jenner says Trump never reached out. (A source with knowledge of her thinking says Jenner would like to meet with the president after the midterm elections, but not in front of the press.) “He’s not been doing a very good job, but it’s not over yet,” she says. Jenner believes...
  • Democrats hold up photos of Mueller guilty pleas during Strozk hearing

    07/12/2018 8:51:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A group of Democrats, possibly legislative aides, on Thursday held up large photos of the five individuals who have pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe during FBI agent Peter Strzok’s testimony.
  • Caitlyn Jenner puts on an affectionate display with rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins during night

    07/08/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 111 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/8/18 | dailymailreporter
    Full title..................Caitlyn Jenner puts on an affectionate display with rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins during night out in Malibu.......................The duo, who are both transgender, have been reportedly dating since late last year. It has even been speculated they are engaged, and plan to marry. Caitlyn recently caught some slack from her friends and family after missing her son Brody's Bali wedding to Kaitylnn Carter.
  • The most creative signs and colorful costumes from the San Francisco Pride Parade

    06/24/2018 6:51:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2018 | Alix Martichoux
    Market Street transformed into a rainbow-colored celebration Sunday as 50,000 marchers — and about twice as many spectators — gathered for the 48th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco. Depending on where you were on the route, the gathering may have resembled a protest or a party. The dress code for the event: anything goes.
  • Caitlyn Jenner 'to marry transgender student 47 YEARS her junior'

    05/01/2018 7:34:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 92 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1 MAY 2018 | Vicki Newman
    Caitlyn Jenner has said time and time again that she's "just friends" with blonde bombshell Sophia Hutchins. But now, it's being reported that they're getting married! After their close friendship was described as a "mother and daughter" relationship, it's now said they've been dating in recent weeks. And things are getting serious very quickly - despite their 47-year age gap. If Caitlyn, 68, married 21-year-old transgender student Sophia, it would be her fourth marriage.
  • Transgender inmate sues prison over witchcraft rights

    04/27/2018 2:13:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 27, 2018 | by Associated Press
    A transgender inmate is suing a North Carolina prison, saying it’s blocking her from practicing witchcraft. The Charlotte Observer reports 40-year-old Jennifer Ann Jasmaine says in the lawsuit that chaplains at the all-male Lanesboro Correctional Institution have violated her constitutional rights by restricting when, where and how she can practice Wicca, the religion based on ancient pagan beliefs. Jasmaine also says Lanesboro refused to provide her with the foods Wiccans are supposed to eat. By contrast, Jasmaine said Christian inmates at Lanesboro are allowed to worship six times a week, while Native Americans can conduct their rituals three times weekly....
  • Friends, family, public flock to funeral of physicist Stephen Hawking

    03/31/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 03/31/18 | Reuters
    (Jane Hawking and her son Timothy arrive at Great St Marys Church, where the funeral of theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking is being held) Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as "an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos". Hawking, crippled since a young man by a degenerative disease, beat the odds stacked against him to became the most celebrated scientist of his era. His work ranged from the origins of the universe itself, through time travel and probing black holes in space. He achieved international...
  • (Hate-Filled) Transgender Proudly Admits to Drugging Attendees at (Phoenix) Conservative Conference

    03/24/2018 2:02:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 24, 2018 at 12:19pm | Rebekah Baker
    A transgender woman claimed to be drugging attendees of a conservative conference in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday morning. The biological male and Starbucks employee — identified on Twitter as “Lauren” — claimed to be slipping estrogen pills into the drinks of unsuspecting customers at the conference. “I love my job at the phoenix convention center starbucks and i love slipping my spare estradiol pills in the coffee of anyone wearing a #WesternConservativeConference lanyard,” Lauren tweeted. Estradiol is an estrogen steroid hormone and the major female sex hormone.
  • Was FBI Planning A Trump Assassination Scenario?

    01/23/2018 11:14:10 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 91 replies
    The term troubling doesn’t do this justice. According to a report out today based on an FBI source related to those now-infamous 50,000+ missing FBI communications, top FBI officials were very unhappy with Trump’s 2016 Election victory and were contemplating doing anything to see his presidency terminated – including physical harm:
  • Ginuwine Refused To Kiss A Trans Woman On Live TV And Now The Internet Is At War

    01/09/2018 4:29:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 87 replies
    BET ^ | 1/8/2018 | Uncredited
    Singer Ginuwine has sparked a heated debate on Twitter after a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother UK. In the latest episode, Ginuwine seemingly rejected fellow housemate India Willoughby. The controversy stems from a conversation between Willoughby and the “Pony” singer, in which she asked whether he would date a trans woman. “You would date me, yeah,” Willoughby, who is a trans woman herself, asked. “Not if you were trans,” Ginuwine replied. After Ginuwine replied that he would not date a trans woman, Willoughby attempted to plant a kiss on the singer. When her advance was rejected, Willoughby stormed off....
  • These Immigrant Groups Are Banding Together to Resist Trump

    12/20/2017 10:35:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | December 20, 2017 | by Jonathan Jayes-Green and Jung Woo Kim
    In this op-ed, Jung Woo Kim and Jonathan Jayes-Green explain how Black and AAPI immigrants have been impacted by recent changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) policies in the United States. Kim manages membership development for the Korean Resource Center and volunteers for National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC). He resides in Los Angeles, California and is a DACA recipient. Jayes-Green is a queer undocumented Afro-Panamanian and a co-founder of the UndocuBlack Network, a multigenerational network of Black undocumented people organizing their communities and building power.
  • Second U.S. judge halts Trump's proposed transgender military ban

    11/22/2017 6:53:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 22, 2017 | AP
    BALTIMORE — Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump's administration. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday in Baltimore, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that transgender service members have "demonstrated that they are already suffering harmful consequences" due to the proposed ban including threat of discharge, stigma and the cancellation or delay of surgeries related to their gender transitions. The six plaintiffs in the lawsuit he reviewed have all been receiving hormone therapy. In a strongly-worded passage from his 53-page decision, Garbis...
  • LGBTQ Characters on U.S. TV at Record Highs

    11/10/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Reuters
    LOS ANGELES — The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and advocacy group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBTQ acceptance. In it annual report on diversity on the small screen, GLAAD found 329 regular and recurring LGBTQ characters across all broadcast, cable and streaming TV platforms, including the first asexual and non-binary characters. GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said TV was a critical place for the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and their lives....
  • Danica Roem Elected Virginia's First Transgender State Legislator

    11/07/2017 9:40:44 PM PST · by rxsid · 20 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 11/07/2017 | Sophia Barnes
    Danica Roem Elected Virginia's First Transgender State LegislatorDanica Roem, a journalist turned public works advocate, has won Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat, making her the state’s first transgender legislator.Roem beat out the district’s 26-year incumbent, conservative values and government transparency champion Bob Marshall. The race attracted national attention as Marshall, a conservative who proposed a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use, faced off against the transgender stepmother who plays in a metal band.
  • First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia

    11/07/2017 5:52:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/17 | Jesse Byrnes
    Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia's first openly transgender elected official and one of just few in the nation, according to The Washington Post. "Danica will bring a reporter’s eye to Richmond, and we eagerly anticipate her results-oriented approach to deliver for her constituents in the 13th," Virginia House Democratic Caucus Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said in a statement. "As a journalist, Danica Roem has covered the issues critical to Virginians and listened to a wide range of perspectives. During her campaign, Danica expanded...
  • Danica Roem Elected Virginia's First Transgender State Legislator

    11/07/2017 9:06:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | Sophia Barnes
    Danica Roem, a journalist turned public works advocate, has won Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat, making her the state’s first transgender legislator. Roem beat out the district’s 26-year incumbent, conservative values and government transparency champion Bob Marshall. The race attracted national attention as Marshall, a conservative who proposed a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use, faced off against the transgender stepmother who plays in a metal band.
  • Transgender Woman Says She Was Jailed With Men, Assaulted

    11/07/2017 1:00:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NBC News "Out" ^ | November 7, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — A transgender woman was physically and sexually assaulted during stays at a Pennsylvania jail, because staff refused to place her with female inmates, the woman said in a lawsuit filed Monday. Jules Williams, 37, has identified as female since she was a teenager and is in possession of a birth certificate and state ID reflecting that identification, attorney Alec Wright said. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is also representing Williams, said she was raped multiple times over four days by another inmate in 2015 and was also physically and verbally abused during several periods of incarcerations from...