LGBTQ+ - The Laurel Foundation honors Cher and Chaz Bono as co-recipients of The Laurel Foundation’s prestigious Youth Empowerment Award.
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.