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LGBTQ, local officials react to Chauvin guilty verdicts in murder of George Floyd

LGBTQ, local officials react to Chauvin guilty verdicts in murder of George Floyd

LGBTQ organizations and San Francisco officials reacted Tuesday to the trio of guilty verdicts in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

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By John Ferrannini | April 20, 2021

Bad Lemon, a group of musicians, singers, and producers, came out with its first single last month — a "fight song" for queer youth experiencing bullying.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

North Dakota is set for addition to the list of states California bans state-funded travel to now that lawmakers in the Peace Garden State have adopted anti-LGBTQ legislation.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

A number of Californians are among the inaugural class being inducted into the LGBTQ Hall of Fame May 2 by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.

By John Ferrannini | April 6, 2021

In a memorandum coinciding with the trans visibility day March 31, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced new departmental policies "governing open service of transgender individuals in the military."

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2021

Nearly a year after Idaho adopted anti-transgender legislation, landing the Gem State on both San Francisco's and California's banned travel lists for their employees, Arkansas now faces the same ignominious fate.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | March 24, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine made history on Wednesday by becoming the first openly transgender person to obtain Senate confirmation as a presidential appointee.

By John Ferrannini | March 19, 2021

Updated: Days after advocates held rallies in San Francisco and elsewhere call for the release of trans people in federal immigration custody, one woman was let out March 25.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | March 17, 2021

The Senate Judiciary Committee held the first-ever hearing in that body on the Equality Act Wednesday.

By Liz Highleyman | March 2, 2021

Distribution of a third vaccine to combat COVID-19 has begun across the country, following federal authorization last week.

By John Ferrannini | March 2, 2021

The National LGBTQ Task Force is starting its third annual sex-ed leadership project this week to help teach advocates at the local level how to push for policy changes.

By Cynthia Laird | February 26, 2021

As Black History Month draws to a close, Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Friday introduced a resolution honoring the contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people.

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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