MASS SHOOTING - Police have identified the gunman who opened fire at a Colorado gay club on Saturday night, killing five people and injuring at least 25 more, as Anderson Lee Aldrich.
MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL - The nearly 17-million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – also known as the Mormon church – announced that it supports the Respect for Marriage Act,
EQUAL RIGHTS LAW - Voters in the state of Nevada are on the verge of passing a constitutional amendment that would provide equal rights to everyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
LGBTQ POLITICS - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is reportedly being considered as Donald Trump’s running mate in his possible 2024 presidential run, signaling that Trump plans to run a more combative – but just as anti-LGBTQ – campaign than in 2016 or 2020.
LGBTQ POLITICS - The race for Congress in a newly redrawn district in Southern California is a study in contrasts.
TRANSGENDER HEALTH - When Kathie Moehlig’s 11-year-old son decided to transition in 2012, she says not one doctor in San Diego was willing to treat him.
EQUALITY - A federal court of appeals has ruled yet again that former Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis – who refused to provide marriage licenses to gay couples after marriage equality was legalized – does not have qualified immunity.
LGBTQ WATCH - In several anecdotes, an upcoming book on Donald Trump’s presidency by New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman – entitled Confidence Man – shows his obsession with the possibility of LGBTQ people working for him, including when he asked whether an imaginary trans student was “With cock or without cock?”
LGBTQ ACTIVITIES - This past August, Camp Mulberry, now in its seventh year, offered free summer camp programs specifically for transgender/gender diverse youth aged 9-17.
PRONOUNS & POLITICS - In southern Oregon this week, a battle over pronouns spilled from social media into a school board meeting where parents and other “concerned citizens” demanded the ouster of a nonbinary first-grade teacher.
LGBTQ POLITICS - In a historic first for the country, two gay candidates are running against each other in a general election for Congress – and they are absolute polar opposites.
LGBTQ - Out Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg very politely slammed a Republican official who called him a “weak little girl” in a homophobic tweet earlier this week.
LGBTQ - Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he will vote against the Respect for Marriage act, which would codify the right to same-sex marriage into federal law, on the basis of so-called “religious liberties.”
TRANSPHOBIA - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is continuing to use extreme transphobia to attack President Joe Biden, this time sharing misinformation claiming that “children’s hospitals across the country” are performing gender affirming genital surgeries on minors as well as an image of what appears to be a severed hand.
LGBTQ POLITICS - Six out, Democratic LGBTQ candidates running for the Florida state legislature all won their primaries this Tuesday. All of them oppose the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.
SAME SEX MARRIAGE - The Senate is likely to delay a vote on the Respect for Marriage Act until September, according to out Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
LGBTQ POLITICS - Donald Trump denounced LGBTQ equality in a speech at the America First Policy Institute’s first annual summit yesterday as he signaled his intent to run again in 2024.
LGBTQ - Out Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was asked about how the majority of House Republicans opposed last week’s Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) bill and about Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) claim that the bill was a “stupid waste of time.”