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HRC president terminated after dispute with board on his role in Cuomo affair

HRC president terminated after dispute with board on his role in Cuomo affair

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Sep 7, 2021

Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David has been terminated as head of the nation's leading LGBTQ group following a public dispute with the board over his role in the Andrew Cuomo scandal.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer, sex worker rights advocates sound off on OnlyFans flip-flop

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer, sex worker rights advocates sound off on OnlyFans flip-flop

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 31, 2021

Subscription service OnlyFans' decision to ban sexually explicit content effective October 1 — and its abrupt reversal last week — elicited strong reactions in the LGBTQ and sex work communities.

US Senate expected to take up out judicial nominees

US Senate expected to take up out judicial nominees

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 30, 2021

When Congress returns after Labor Day, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will begin deliberation of the first nomination of an LGBTQ person to serve on a federal appeals circuit court bench.

Political Notes: Drag performers protest voter suppression laws

Political Notes: Drag performers protest voter suppression laws

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 23, 2021

Drag performers across the country will be taking part in a day of action this weekend to protest voter suppression laws being adopted by Republican-led statehouses throughout the South and Midwest.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins other AGs in filing amicus brief in trans ID case

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins other AGs in filing amicus brief in trans ID case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 19, 2021

California AG Rob Bonta joined the attorneys general of 14 states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting three transgender Alabamans who've been denied driver's licenses that correspond to their gender identity.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bay Area lesbian filmmaker leads GLAAD social media efforts

LGBTQ Agenda: Bay Area lesbian filmmaker leads GLAAD social media efforts

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 17, 2021

In the wake of a devastating index of LGBTQ user safety online GLAAD has hired a lesbian Bay Area tech pioneer and filmmaker as its new social media safety program director.

Political Notes: US census officials shine light on LGBTQ community

Political Notes: US census officials shine light on LGBTQ community

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 16, 2021

In a historic first for the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal agency reported out data about how LGBTQ households have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in its August 11 Household Pulse Survey.

US's first gay ambassador James C. Hormel dies

US's first gay ambassador James C. Hormel dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 13, 2021

James Catherwood Hormel, a philanthropist and the first openly LGBT person to represent the United States as an ambassador, died in San Francisco Friday, August 13, with his husband at his side and his favorite Beethoven concerto playing. He was 88.

HRC announces independent review of president ensnared in NY AG report

HRC announces independent review of president ensnared in NY AG report

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Aug 12, 2021

The Human Rights Campaign has announced an independent review of President Alphonso David, after he was ensnared in the damning report from the New York attorney general finding Governor Andrew Cuomo violated the law by sexually harassing 11 women.

LGBTQs face generational wealth gap

LGBTQs face generational wealth gap

  • by Finbarr Toesland
  • Aug 11, 2021

It's no secret that LGBTQ+ people face a range of financial challenges that heterosexual people simply don't need to contend with.

LGBTQ Agenda: For the Pollacks, CBD business is all in the family

LGBTQ Agenda: For the Pollacks, CBD business is all in the family

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 10, 2021

Jordyn Pollack helped alleviate his transition-related anxiety with CBD products, and now selling them has become the family business through Ziggy's Naturals.

Damning NY AG report on Cuomo ensnares HRC president

Damning NY AG report on Cuomo ensnares HRC president

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Aug 4, 2021

The damning report finding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo violated the law by sexually harassing as many as 11 women on his staff has ensnared the president of the nation's leading LGBTQ advocacy group, Alphonso David of the Human Rights Campaign.

LGBTQ Agenda: Analysis shows benefits of Equality Act; S. Florida group confronts congresswoman

LGBTQ Agenda: Analysis shows benefits of Equality Act; S. Florida group confronts congresswoman

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 3, 2021

LGBTQ rights groups are continuing to call attention to the Equality Act even as it remains stalled in the Senate more than five months after the House of Representatives passed the landmark bill.

Lufthansa says staff has discretion over mask policy

Lufthansa says staff has discretion over mask policy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2021

In response to a gay passenger's complaint he was ordered to take off a rainbow-colored mask on a Lufthansa flight, the German-based airline is clarifying that its staff have discretion over enforcement of its face covering policy.