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Openly gay Ritchie Torres declares victory in NY primary

Openly gay Ritchie Torres declares victory in NY primary

(Reuters) – US Representative Carolyn Maloney, who has represented a New York City district in Congress since 1993, declared victory in a hard-fought Democratic primary on Tuesday, defeating progressive challenger Suraj Patel. Maloney announced the win in New York’s 12th congressional district after the New York State Board of Elections certified the results from the […]

Nigeria: First lesbian love story goes online to beat censors

Nigeria: First lesbian love story goes online to beat censors

Two women lie in bed, stroking each other’s hair, and talking about coming out to their parents in Nigeria, where they could be jailed for 14 years for having a lesbian relationship. The trailer for Nigeria’s first lesbian feature film, ‘Ife’ – which means love in the Yoruba language – has been watched thousands of […]

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Black LGBT+ people are getting struck hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, according to a study published on Tuesday, and are more likely to have lost jobs or had work hours reduced than their straight, white peers. The study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advocacy group found Black LGBT+ people were […]

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand authorities have added the gender neutral title Mx for voters who do not identify as male or female, seeking to boost LGBT+ participation in next month’s election. Nearly 1,000 people have chosen the gender neutral title since ‘Mx’ was added to voter sign-up forms alongside the existing Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms and ‘other’, […]

Video: ‘I’m Fighting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban’

Video: ‘I’m Fighting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban’

Nic Talbott is fighting to overturn President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people enlisting in the United States military Nic Talbott has dreamt of enlisting in the US Army since he was young, but in July 2017, the Trump administration banned transgender people serving openly. This is how he’s fighting back.

US: LA LGBT Center Mourns Dr. Benjamin E. Teller

US: LA LGBT Center Mourns Dr. Benjamin E. Teller

In response to the July 29 passing of Dr. Benjamin E. Teller, who was appointed as the Center’s first Medical Director, and subsequently served as a member of the Center’s Board of Directors from 1976–1980, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “It hurts my heart that the wonderful Dr. Benjamin E. Teller […]

El Salvador: Police sentenced in first trans murder conviction

El Salvador: Police sentenced in first trans murder conviction

A court in El Salvador has sentenced three police officers to 20-year prison sentences, for the murder of a transgender woman, the nation’s first convictions in a homicide case involving a trans victim. The verdict was a welcome development in the conservative Central American country, where gay and trans people face rampant discrimination and abuse, […]

Yemeni blogger jailed by Saudi court for supporting equal rights

Yemeni blogger jailed by Saudi court for supporting equal rights

(Reuters) – A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni blogger to 10 months in prison, a fine of 10,000 riyals (€2,274.42) and deportation, for a social media post supporting equal rights for people in same-sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group said Mohamad al-Bokari fled Yemen in June 2019, and was living […]

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

In the six years since she was kicked out by family, student Aramis Huff has struggled to find somewhere to call home. If her mother was outright abusive, the outside world hasn’t been much kinder to the 24-year-old Black woman who identifies as queer: Huff says she has faced repeated rejection from potential roommates due […]

Reissue Of Eleven-Year-Old Trans Story Using Original Pronouns

Reissue Of Eleven-Year-Old Trans Story Using Original Pronouns

Icon Empire Press will be reissuing the short story created by Canadian author, Robert Joseph Greene, entitled ‘Halo’s Golden Circle’ using the original pronouns. The fictional story tells of the halo which is used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures. The story was written as if it’s the missing […]