Tag Archive | US

Music: Pontea – Come Over

Music: Pontea – Come Over

Los Angeles born, R&B/Soul/Pop artist, Pontea, has just released her debut EP, Unpredictable, and today we feature a great track from the album, called Come Over. Come Over has a clear, pared-back style, with muted keyboards and stabby, rhythmic beats that allow her amazing voice to shine through unencumbered. Pontea was always interested in music. […]

San Francisco Giants baseball 15th Annual LGBT Game

San Francisco Giants baseball 15th Annual LGBT Game

On Monday, 26 June, the SF Giants (major league baseball) held their 15th Annual LGBT Night Game at AT&T Park. This was the 525th consecutive sold-out game for the Giants, with 41,000+ fans in the ball park, including several thousand LGBT individuals. Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 got some great exposure at this game. First, the […]

Trump’s Ban On Transgenders In Military In Exchange For Border Wall Funding?

Trump’s Ban On Transgenders In Military In Exchange For Border Wall Funding?

According to the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) National Political Director, Faiz Shakir, Donald Trump’s recent proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military was to secure funding for his US/Mexico border wall. Mr Shakir writes: “Despite Trump’s false claim that his pronouncement was the result of consultation with “my Generals” and concerns over […]

Trump transgender ban alarms some senior military officers

Trump transgender ban alarms some senior military officers

U.S. President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military has alarmed some senior military officers who were caught off guard by it. Trump’s declaration, which came via early morning tweets on Wednesday, appeared to pre-empt an ongoing Pentagon review looking into allowing openly transgender recruits to join the military, […]

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief, filed by the US Department of Justice, arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from […]

US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said today, Wednesday 26 July, that he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. Trump’s announcement, in a series of Twitter posts, drew swift condemnation from rights […]

Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

In Anchorage, Alaska, anti-equality activists claim to have submitted 8,500 signatures, in an attempt to qualify for a ballot measure. The measure is aimed at gutting protections for transgender residents and visitors, in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The city clerk must verify that at least 5,753 signatures are from registered Anchorage […]