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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Montana bars birth certificate changes, even with surgery.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration says transgender people can not change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that temporarily blocked the Republican state's…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

Starbucks to pay travel costs for trans employees getting gender-affirming care

Starbucks has announced plans to cover travel costs for employees who must travel more than 100 miles to access gender-affirming care in the wake of multiple state-led attempts to criminalize this care.…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

A crutch to continue to prejudice’: Montreal’s LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox

David Hawkins wasn't alive during the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s, but decades later, his organization is still working on dispelling harmful myths associated with the disease. "All these…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year testifies to Congress about LGBTQ inclusion

When it comes to his Montgomery County High School classroom, French and English teacher Willie Carver likes to let the students take the lead. "When I see any human being, I see…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Queer camp counselor was told not to come back. So they opened their own camp.

Shira Berkowitz loved being a counselor at an overnight summer camp in Minnesota. In 2007, Berkowitz, then 22, was primed to become the program director for ninth-graders, but then a message arrived:…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Mexico seeks to bring those excluded due to LGBT-phobia into labor force.

In a country where discrimination prevails despite legal advances, Contrata LGBTIQ has become one of the first Mexican initiatives to integrate the LGBT community, including migrants, into the labor force. One case…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Judge strikes down Tennessee’s transgender bathroom sign law.

A federal judge struck down a Tennessee law Tuesday that would have required businesses in the state to post warning notices on their public restrooms if they have policies allowing transgender patrons…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

MEN HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN IS GAY, CLAIMS ‘STRAIGHT’ RIGHT-WING PODCASTER NICK FUENTES

‘America First’ leader, extreme right-wing, white nationalist, and anti-LGBTQI podcaster Nick Fuentes has a reason for being an involuntary celibate heterosexual. Fuentes, who considers himself the “straightest guy” recently said that any…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.  Afghan refugees flew out of Islamabad to Nova Scotia around April 30, according to gay…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Gender Queer’ to stay on school library shelf, Hudson Board of Education decides.

After months of discussion and debate, the Hudson City Schools Board of Education has decided to keep a popular LGBTQ+ book on the library shelves. Hudson students, parents and community members attended…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Kansas’ first transgender lawmaker reflects on ‘emotionally charged’ legislative session.

State Rep. Stephanie Byers of Wichita has endured a session in which Republicans tried to pass bills curbing rights of trans kids and a fellow lawmaker complained about sharing a restroom with…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Buttigieg on abortion-LGBTQ+ rights as new poll shows 64% support Roe

CHICAGO – U. S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivering remarks at a symposium at The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics on Wednesday blasted Republicans for the reignited culture wars especially…

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