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New details emerge in death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

New details emerge in death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 26, 2024

New details have emerged in the case of the 16-year-old nonbinary student who died a day after a physical confrontation in an Oklahoma public school restroom.

LGBTQ Agenda: Investigation continues into death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

LGBTQ Agenda: Investigation continues into death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

LGBTQ advocates and allies are calling the nation's attention to Oklahoma, where a 16-year-old nonbinary student died a day after a physical confrontation in a school restroom, according to multiple news reports and government agencies.

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 14, 2024

Several factors, including discrimination, homelessness, and violence, help explain why transgender women have a higher risk for HIV, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LGBTQ Agenda: Survey says more than 1 in 4 Gen Z adults are not straight

LGBTQ Agenda: Survey says more than 1 in 4 Gen Z adults are not straight

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2024

A survey released last month shows 28% of Generation Z adults identify as something other than straight.

LGBTQ Agenda: Two leading trans organizations to merge this year

LGBTQ Agenda: Two leading trans organizations to merge this year

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 30, 2024

Two national transgender rights groups are on track to merge later this year to create a new organization called Advocates for Trans Equality, according to a news release.

Lesbian US Senator Butler meets with SF youth

Lesbian US Senator Butler meets with SF youth

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 27, 2024

Lesbian U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler, during her first official community event in San Francisco as California's junior senator, met with youth leaders Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco's Don Fisher Clubhouse near City Hall.

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas man writes to SF about Nextdoor reviewer's 'sodomite' comment

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas man writes to SF about Nextdoor reviewer's 'sodomite' comment

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2024

A Texas man has not heard back from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission after he complained that a Nextdoor reviewer used the term "sodomite" when replying to his post.

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Bang Like a Porn Star' book will be removed from Missouri library

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Bang Like a Porn Star' book will be removed from Missouri library

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

The author of a book on gay male sexuality is speaking out after his work was caught in an imbroglio over its inclusion in a Missouri public library.

Lesbian federal appellate bench nominee Berner faces US Senate Judiciary Committee

Lesbian federal appellate bench nominee Berner faces US Senate Judiciary Committee

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 13, 2023

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from two attorneys aspiring to become federal appellate judges — including lesbian Nicole Berner who played a major role in an Israeli Supreme Court case that ruled a child can legally have two mothers.

US Supreme Court rejects appeal of conversion therapy ban

US Supreme Court rejects appeal of conversion therapy ban

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 12, 2023

LGBTQ legal activists expressed relief Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a therapist who challenged Washington state's law prohibiting conversion therapy for minors.

LGBTQ Agenda: A Republican and a Democrat talk about changing conservative minds in fight for equality

LGBTQ Agenda: A Republican and a Democrat talk about changing conservative minds in fight for equality

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 12, 2023

Two changemakers from conservative parts of the country said that forging relationships across America's social and political divides is crucial to advancing the cause of LGBTQ equality.

Gay Assemblymember Low launches South Bay House bid

Gay Assemblymember Low launches South Bay House bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2023

Gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) is vying to become the Bay Area's first LGBTQ and first Chinese American elected to Congress.

LGBTQ Agenda: State of HIV Care report finds workforce burnout, PrEP awareness are persistent issues

LGBTQ Agenda: State of HIV Care report finds workforce burnout, PrEP awareness are persistent issues

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 5, 2023

Released ahead of World AIDS Day, HealthHIV's annual report on the state of HIV care in America found that the situation is improving but that workforce burnout and the effects of HIV criminalization are persistent challenges.

Campaign launches for Matthew Shepard US postage stamp

Campaign launches for Matthew Shepard US postage stamp

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 1, 2023

A campaign is underway in support of seeing a U.S. postage stamp be issued in honor of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming college student whose death 25 years ago rocked the nation.