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Biden nominates 2nd lesbian to federal appeals court bench

Biden nominates 2nd lesbian to federal appeals court bench

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 18, 2021

President Joe Biden on November 17 nominated a second lesbian to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Federal hate crime charged in Oregon Grindr beating

Federal hate crime charged in Oregon Grindr beating

  • Nov 17, 2021

U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors allege Daniel Andrew McGee tried to kill a gay man he met through Grindr over the summer. He was taken into FBI custody November 15 and charged with a federal hate crime.

LGBTQ Agenda: Studies look into LGB suicide risk

LGBTQ Agenda: Studies look into LGB suicide risk

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 16, 2021

A National Institute of Mental Health study shows no racial difference in suicidality among gay and bisexual men in the U.S., but did find white lesbian and bisexual women were at higher risk than Black lesbian and bisexual women.

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Are Bisexuals Just Greedy?' answers tough questions with a smile

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Are Bisexuals Just Greedy?' answers tough questions with a smile

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 9, 2021

Fiona Dawson, a bisexual filmmaker, is coming out with a new illustrated book to address misconceptions about LGBTQ people. "Are Bisexuals Just Greedy? And 20 Other Rather Direct Questions Asked of the LGBTQ+ Community."

Political Notes: Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid

Political Notes: Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2021

A lesbian former Bay Area councilwoman Sunday officially kicked off her second campaign for an Oregon congressional seat. Jamie McLeod-Skinner is one of at least four out candidates running for Congress in 2022 on the West Coast.

LGBTQ candidates score milestones in elections across US

LGBTQ candidates score milestones in elections across US

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 3, 2021

LGBTQ candidates scored some milestones in the Noivember 2 elections, according to preliminary returns.

US Supreme Court rebuffs Catholic hospital appeal in case involving trans man

US Supreme Court rebuffs Catholic hospital appeal in case involving trans man

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 2, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave LGBTQ legal activists a significant sigh of relief. It also appeared to take some heed of the fact that a Texas abortion ban under scrutiny could have significant implications for same-sex marriage.

LGBTQ Agenda: Tour finds queer history clues in the Met's art collection

LGBTQ Agenda: Tour finds queer history clues in the Met's art collection

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 2, 2021

From Ancient Egypt to a baroque-era Mardi Gras party, read about artistic depictions of women and LGBTQs at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as described by classicist Andrew Lear.

Lesbian confirmed by US Senate to federal appeals court

Lesbian confirmed by US Senate to federal appeals court

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 1, 2021

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the appointment of the first openly LGBTQ woman for a seat on a federal appeals circuit bench.

US State Department issues 1st gender-neutral passport

US State Department issues 1st gender-neutral passport

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Oct 27, 2021

The State Department on Wednesday issued the first U.S. passport with an "X" gender marker.

LGBTQ Agenda: North Carolina lieutenant governor doubles down, compares inclusive curriculum to 'pornography'

LGBTQ Agenda: North Carolina lieutenant governor doubles down, compares inclusive curriculum to 'pornography'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 26, 2021

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson (R) is doubling down on statements that led the state's governor and LGBTQ advocacy groups to call for his resignation.

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray was an architect of history

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray was an architect of history

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 20, 2021

Some say Pauli Murray is the most important American activist you've never heard of.

LGBTQ Agenda: Eight new members join presidential AIDS council

LGBTQ Agenda: Eight new members join presidential AIDS council

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 19, 2021

Eight new members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS joined three who are returning from the Trump-era. The council is responsible for making recommendations regarding the development and implementation of the HIV National Strategic Plan.

Bonta joins other AGs in amicus brief in Connecticut trans student athlete case

Bonta joins other AGs in amicus brief in Connecticut trans student athlete case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 15, 2021

California Attorney General Rob Bonta and 20 other attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a Connecticut case supporting the freedom of transgender student athletes to participate in sports in line with their gender identity.