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Political Notes: Additional queer female icons to be featured on US quarters

Political Notes: Additional queer female icons to be featured on US quarters

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 10, 2023

The female namesake of an LGBTQ health clinic in the nation's capital and a lesbian poet and activist are among the latest American women chosen to be featured on U.S. quarters.

Lesbian Congressmember Craig 'physically okay' after attack in her D.C. apartment building

Lesbian Congressmember Craig 'physically okay' after attack in her D.C. apartment building

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Feb 9, 2023

Lesbian U.S. Congressmember Angie Craig (D-Minnesota) is "physically okay" after suffering an attack Thursday morning in the elevator of her Washington, D.C. apartment building, according to a statement from her chief of staff.

Biden administration aims to improve LGBTQ data

Biden administration aims to improve LGBTQ data

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 31, 2023

The Biden administration is moving forward on a plan aimed at improving the federal government's knowledge about the needs of LGBTQ Americans.

FDA draft would allow monogamous gay and bisexual men to donate blood

FDA draft would allow monogamous gay and bisexual men to donate blood

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2023

The United States Food and Drug Administration released a draft of new blood donation guidance Friday that would allow gay and bisexual men in sexually monogamous relationships to donate blood — but not if they are on PrEP.

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2023

A grand jury in Boise, Idaho indicted a man on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly trying to run over two women after yelling homophobic slurs.

Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's 'last princess,' dies

Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's 'last princess,' dies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 19, 2022

Hawaii's "last princess" and lesbian heiress Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa died peacefully in her Honolulu home December 11.

Analysis: Web designer's court case could gut LGBTQ rights

Analysis: Web designer's court case could gut LGBTQ rights

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 14, 2022

There were times during the U.S. Supreme Court's oral argument in this session's highly significant LGBTQ case when some listeners might have thought they were hearing a modern day dramatic interpretation of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

FDA may allow more gay men to donate blood

FDA may allow more gay men to donate blood

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 14, 2022

Gay and bisexual men may soon be allowed to donate blood without a fixed period of sexual abstinence, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced late last month in response to a Wall Street Journal report about the policy change.

Biden signs marriage bill

Biden signs marriage bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 13, 2022

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday, marking the first significant piece of LGBTQ rights legislation to become law in a decade.

LGBTQ Agenda: Report highlights how lack of IDs impacts trans people

LGBTQ Agenda: Report highlights how lack of IDs impacts trans people

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 13, 2022

A new report highlights issues faced by trans people and others who lack government-issued identification.

House approves Respect for Marriage Act, sending it to Biden

House approves Respect for Marriage Act, sending it to Biden

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 8, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday morning passed the Respect for Marriage Act on a 258-169 bipartisan vote. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden, who has pledged to sign it.

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Dec 8, 2022

Russian authorities have released WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Dec 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a case that could carry broad implications for whether and in which circumstances states may enforce certain nondiscrimination rules against purveyors of goods.

Political Notes: Mixed results for out candidates with Bay Area ties

Political Notes: Mixed results for out candidates with Bay Area ties

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2022

For two out candidates with Bay Area ties, the November 8 election brought mixed results for their political bids.