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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

LGBTQ History Month: Why we celebrate in October and Pride Month in June

October is LGBTQ History Month, a 31-day celebration to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer achievement and influence on the world and a time to learn more about the history of…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2021

Netflix employees protest ‘transphobic’ Dave Chappelle comedy show

About 100 people have protested outside Netflix's headquarters over the airing of a comedy special by Dave Chappelle, which they say was transphobic. Netflix staff and transgender activists staged the walkout outside…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2021

Dr. Rachel Levine makes history as the nation’s first openly transgender four-star admiral

Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine made United States history Tuesday as the first openly transgender four-star officer in any of the nation's eight uniformed services, the Department of Health and…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2021

The Book Club That Helped Spark the Gay-Rights Movement

In the late nineteen-thirties, Gonzálo Segura, known to his friends as Tony, enrolled at Emory University to study biochemistry. He graduated in 1942, and subsequently took a job at Foster D. Snell,…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

“Look into their eyes”: portrait exhibit presents real people behind the letters LGBTQ+

Around 1979, Dr. Nancey Johnson Bookstein was outed by a fellow faculty member on the quad of the CU School of Medicine. The woman asked her “Well, how’s it like to be…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2021

Bullying and queerphobia literally change queer people’s genetics, affecting their offspring

Numerous studies have shown how bullying and queerphobia affect LGBTQ people’s physical health, emotional well-being and social functioning. But scientific research on the effects of ongoing trauma suggest that anti-LGBTQ environments can…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

Pete Buttigieg hits back at Fox News host’s criticism of his paternity leave

US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has been on paternity leave since mid-August with newborn twins, called right-wing attacks on his paternity leave “strange” and from “a side of the aisle that…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

LGBTQ + Mariachi Uniting Communities

A Los Angeles group which prides itself as the first and only LGBTQ+ Mariachi in the world is breaking barriers, uniting communities and promoting acceptance.

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports

The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that bans transgender women and girls from participating in female school sports after three previous attempts failed, all but assuring Republican Governor Greg Abbott…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2021

Astronaut Sally Ride will be the first LGBT + person in the US quarter.

(US Mint / Getty) Astronaut Sally Ride will become the first LGBT + person to appear in US currency, as part of the new American Women Quarters Program. According to the United…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2021

Medical student creates app for improving transgender individuals’ experience with health care

Rutgers is endorsing the beta launch of TranZap, a web-based application designed by a Rutgers medical student for the transgender community to leave reviews for health care providers, according to a press…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2021

Wyoming librarians may face criminal charges for stocking LGBTQ books

Local prosecutors in Wyoming may consider charging librarians for having books in the library’s collection that include information about reproduction, sex, or being gay. The books were flagged by conservative parents and…

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