Tag: LGBTQ

Zoe Spears

Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman Zoe Spears

Zoe Spears, a transgender woman, was found shot to death on a sidewalk in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C. on June 13. She was found at the same intersection as another murdered transgender woman, Ashanti Carmon, who was friends with Spears. Prince George’s County police announced Thursday that they…

Texas daycare

Texas Daycare Rejects Child Because She Has Two Moms

Brittney Ready and her wife Stacey wanted to enroll their youngest daughter Callie in the daycare program of Parkview Christian Academy of Waco, Texas, hoping that she would receive the same religious views at school as she did at home. But that’s not what happened. In a public Facebook post, Brittney…

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin Protests Puerto Rico’s Governor: #RickyRenuncia

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló (D) has thousands of people all over the world protesting him after leaked messages between Rosselló and administration officials showed Rosselló using the word “faggot” repeatedly to refer to political rivals. Officials also referred to rivals as with other derogatory terms and implied that they were…

Wholesome LGBTQ Ads Rejected Because of “prostitution”

Salty is a dating and relationships newsletter for women, transgender and non-binary people. The company wanted to put ads for the newsletter on Facebook and Instagram but were denied. Salty said that the two social platforms rejected at least four of its ads for promoting “escort services” even though none of the…

Androgynous David Bowie Barbie Released

David Bowie was one of the brave celebrities and performers that first flouted gender norms and inspired many transgender people growing up in the United States and across the world. He died in 2016 at 69 years old. Over the decades of his career, Bowie was an icon for both…

American Medical Association Supports Transgender Rights in Supreme Court Filing

The American Medical Association (AMA) and other mental and health care organizations are supporting transgender individuals in demanding specific laws against workplace discrimination. A joint amicus­ brief the American Medical Association Litigation Center filed alongside 13 other organizations asked the United States Supreme Court to recognize the workplace discrimination transgender…

2019 Black Census Reports Issues Most Pressing In Black LGBT Communities

As public conversation over President Trump’s proposed (and rejected) inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census continues, another census is reflecting intersectional concern over critical issues facing the Black LGBT community. Related story: Republicans Are Not Giving Up on the 2020 Citizenship Question As part of the  2019…