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US: Comix influence contemporary artists: soaring beyond the superheroes

US: Comix influence contemporary artists: soaring beyond the superheroes

Comic Art Exhibition From April 16 to October 6 Why call this new museum show Beyond the Cape? Compared to so many other exhibitions around the world about comic books, this original and unconventional take soars beyond just superheroes. Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art shows how some of the most currently sought-after contemporary artists are influenced by […]

Chicago: Gay Black Newcomer Lori Lightfoot Becomes Mayor

Chicago: Gay Black Newcomer Lori Lightfoot Becomes Mayor

(Reuters) – Chicago, known for its machine politics and corruption, woke up Wednesday to voters choosing an anti-establishment candidate, who may shake up a city that made history by electing its first African-American woman for mayor. Voters in the third-largest US city on Tuesday elected Lori Lightfoot, who has never held office, in a runoff […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights. The justices refused to hear an appeal by […]

US: HRC Announces Huge Support For Reintroduction of Equality Act

US: HRC Announces Huge Support For Reintroduction of Equality Act

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have announced that an unprecedented 161 leading businesses have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. With a combined operation in all 50 states, headquarters in 26 states, more than $3.7 trillion in revenue, and more than 8.5 million employees across the United States, these companies know how important […]

Queerbio: The Violet Quill Authors Group

Queerbio: The Violet Quill Authors Group

The Violet Quill was an informal group of gay authors of fiction, mostly resident in New York City, formed in 1980. Their purpose was to act as an interest and support group for each other, with the hope of reflecting the uniqueness of the LGBTQ community, and improving the profile and respect of the American […]

US: Some 4.5 percent of US adults identify as LGBT – study

US: Some 4.5 percent of US adults identify as LGBT – study

(Reuters) – An estimated 4.5 percent of US adults identify as LGBT, and they tend to be younger and poorer than the population at large, according to an analysis of polling data released on Tuesday. The Williams Institute at the at the UCLA School of Law examined previously released results from the Gallup Daily Tracking […]