Tag: LGBTQ

Champions of Pride Part Two: Entertainers

Pride Month is a time to reflect on the trailblazers, freedom fighters, and history makers who fought valiantly to increase inclusion and representation for the LGBTQ community, and who have paved a way for a better tomorrow for future generations. In Part Two of our four-part series celebrating Champions of…

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: April 7

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Sexual Assault Awareness…

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People on the Move: Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, New Executive Director of LGBTQ Advocacy Group GLSEN

The nationwide LGBTQ+ advocacy group Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Melanie Willingham-Jaggers. They will be the first Black, nonbinary individual to lead the group in its 32-year history. Founded in 1990 by a group of educators focused on helping…

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Michigan Man Kills Boyfriend of 10 Years in Fight Over Video Game

In a disturbing example of domestic violence, a Michigan man has been accused of killing his longtime boyfriend over a fight involving a video game. Elisha Fieldstadt of NBC News reported that Docquen Jovo Watkins “is being held without bond in the Oakland County Jail on a second-degree murder charge.”…

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In First Full Week of 2022, Lawmakers in At Least 7 States Propose New Anti-Trans Legislation

Although 2021 was dubbed by many, including the Human Rights Campaign. as the “worst year in recent history for LGBTQ state legislative attacks,” many equality and advocacy experts warn 2022 appears to be getting off with an equally hate-filled start.  Matt Lavietes of NBC News reported that “throughout the first…

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American Figure Skater Timothy LeDuc Poised To Become First Nonbinary Individual To Compete at the Winter Olympics

In the coming days, Timothy LeDuc and their figure skating partner Ashley Cain-Gribble could make Olympic LGBTQ history. Jo Yurcaba of NBC News reported that on Thursday, Jan. 6, “LeDuc, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, and their partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, will compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with the hope…