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Online Extra: Biden issues Pride Month statement, while Trump criticized for ignoring it

Online Extra: Biden issues Pride Month statement, while Trump criticized for ignoring it

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 1, 2020

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former vice president Joe Biden celebrated Monday as the start of Pride Month, while President Donald Trump faced criticism for again failing to recognize the annual LGBT celebration.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: HRC report shows foster care agencies more accepting of queer youth

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: HRC report shows foster care agencies more accepting of queer youth

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 1, 2020

The federal government and foster care agencies are taking divergent paths in the area of recognizing the LGBTQ identities of foster youth.

Online Extra: LGBTQ organizations respond to latest racial violence

Online Extra: LGBTQ organizations respond to latest racial violence

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 29, 2020

In response to the latest racial violence and killings of transgender people across the country, leaders of 75 LGBTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. issued a joint statement Friday recommitting themselves and their organizations to addressing racism.

Online Extra: Richard Grenell to step down as US ambassador to Germany

Online Extra: Richard Grenell to step down as US ambassador to Germany

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • May 28, 2020

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell plans to step down from his post.

Online Extra: Pentagon's annual LGBTQ Pride event canceled over coronavirus concerns

Online Extra: Pentagon's annual LGBTQ Pride event canceled over coronavirus concerns

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • May 28, 2020

It's another cancellation as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Online Extra: Appeals court likely to wait for high court in Grimm case

Online Extra: Appeals court likely to wait for high court in Grimm case

  • by Lisa Keen
  • May 27, 2020

One judge likened the use of separate restrooms for transgender students to separate restrooms for blacks.

Updated: Online Extra: Trans woman at center of Supreme Court case dies

Updated: Online Extra: Trans woman at center of Supreme Court case dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 12, 2020

A transgender woman who is at the center of one of the LGBT discrimination cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court has died.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: VideoOut raising money to put coming out stories online

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: VideoOut raising money to put coming out stories online

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 7, 2020

A nonprofit is raising money on GoFundMe to put 50 coming out stories online to inspire and educate LGBT people — particularly in places without long-established queer communities.

Online Extra: Supreme Court hears ACA case that could impact LGBTs

Online Extra: Supreme Court hears ACA case that could impact LGBTs

  • by Lisa Keen
  • May 7, 2020

While LGBT people nervously await the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions regarding two big employment discrimination cases, the court this month heard arguments in other cases that could have significant impact.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: LGBTQs who are nonreligious face dual stigma, study finds

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: LGBTQs who are nonreligious face dual stigma, study finds

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 5, 2020

A study released Tuesday (May 5) by American Atheists shows that people who identify as nonreligious experience discrimination and stigma nationwide, particularly LGBTQ people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or humanist.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

Online Extra: LGBT electeds sound off on COVID-19 in virtual town hall

Online Extra: LGBT electeds sound off on COVID-19 in virtual town hall

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 30, 2020

Six LGBT elected officials from across the nation came together in a Zoom town hall April 30 to discuss how the community should respond to the twin health and economic crises caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Online Extra: Schiff talks federal coronavirus response, draws parallels to impeachment

Online Extra: Schiff talks federal coronavirus response, draws parallels to impeachment

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 29, 2020

Congressman Adam Schiff, who made headlines as the lead House impeachment manager during the trial of President Donald Trump earlier this year, participated in an April 29 virtual town hall with the Commonwealth Club.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Trump administration may nix federal LGBTQ protection from health care non-discrimination regs

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Trump administration may nix federal LGBTQ protection from health care non-discrimination regs

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving to promulgate proposed changes to non-discrimination regulations that would effectively strip LGBTQs from protection under federal law.