Tag: Lgbt

Kataluna Enriquez To Become First-Ever Transgender Contestant Competing in Miss USA

In another historic example of inclusion and representation, newly crowned Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez will become the first-ever transgender pageant winner to compete for the Miss USA title. Dan Avery of NBC News reported on Enriquez’s win at the Miss Nevada pageant on Sunday, June 27, a precursor to the…

Gavin Grimm

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Bathroom Access Within Schools

Pride Month is ending on an even happier note following Monday’s Supreme Court announcement that schools can’t force transgender students to use bathrooms that don’t align with their gender identity. Orion Rummler of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the case of Gloucester County School Board v. Grimm began seven…

Sha'Carri Richardson

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Officially Becomes Fastest Woman in America

Sha’Carri Richardson is about to become a household name. On June 20, the 21-year-old sprinter from Dallas, Texas ran the 100-meter U.S. Olympic qualifying heat with a time of 10.64 seconds. Richardson’s finish was the sixth-fastest in history for a woman, and the fourth-fastest time ever for an American woman….

LGBTQ protection in schools

US Education Department Issues Statement Confirming Title IX Protects LGBTQ Students Against Discrimination

Following an executive order from President Joe Biden directing federal agencies to defend LGBTQ students against discrimination, the Education Department has issued an official statement saying that Title IX does indeed ensure equal protection for LGBTQ students under federal law. Jo Yurcaba of NBC News reported that the Department of…

Jacksonville Florida's Acosta Bridge

Jacksonville, Florida City Officials Restore Pride Month Lights on Local Bridge Following Community Backlash

It’s been a colorful week of back and forth for city officials in Jacksonville, Florida. On Monday, June 7, the city debuted a decorative rainbow-light colored theme in downtown Jacksonville to help usher in Pride Month celebrations. The lights mimicked similar red, white and blue displays from previous months that…

military LGBTQ Pride

In Shocking Decision, Pentagon Upholds a Trump-Era Ban on LGBTQ Pride Flags Flown at Military Bases

Despite a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion in the White House and across Washington D.C. following the election of President Biden, the increased level of acceptance hasn’t permeated all aspects of government life. In a disappointing new statement from the Pentagon, the United States Department of Defense has ruled…