So much news today! The Democrats’ sit-in in the House over gun legislation, SCOTUS rulings on affirmative action, the status of many undocumented people in the US, the Dollar General case, as well as rulings related to Freddie Gray’s death and trans kids using bathrooms at school, and more.
Things aren’t going great for Donald Trump’s campaign this week, the dangerous SCOTUS ruling that says evidence obtained illegally can be used in court, Tamara Dominguez’s murderer charged, and more.
Dolly Parton on peeing in peace, gay prom for real, Laverne Cox running shit at DC pride, the sound of the gender binary smashing, a cat rock band, a wedding at LA Pride, and more good gay news!
Votes on gun control and a failure to vote on LGBT employment protections, more news in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, reading the Stanford rape victim’s letter in Congress, and more.
Here are just a few of the many, many LGBTQ Latinxs in our community who are speaking up and speaking out to make sure that queer Latinxs are not erased.
“She was very loved, and was very kind,” her co-worker told a New Orleans newspaper. “And that’s what makes this more difficult. In addition to losing a friend, we lost an LGBT leader.”
Links, updates, and further reading on the Pulse shooting, the aftermath, the victims, the gunman, gun control, politics, some resources and centering queer Latinx voices.
One thing is clear — this was a homophobic attack.
How her extended family is trying to save Sarah from a Christian “pray away the gay” camp, new ads in NY affirming trans people’s bathroom rights, a lesbian chef attacked in Charlotte, NC, and more.
There’s a whole lot of patriarchy left to shatter in this cruel world, including at every level of our government. And we need people to crash through glass ceilings in politics who aren’t just straight women.
Jasmine Richards, founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Pasadena, was sentenced to 90 days for “lynching”; meanwhile, Brock Turner, convicted rapist, was sentenced to 6 months in jail; Home Depot’s founder endorses Trump; four people are arrested for the death of trans man, Amos Beede and more news.
Everyone still (STILL!) hates HB2, The Sims is getting gender expansive, Justin Trudeau is ringing in Pride, and this dog looks like a fox!
Kate Brown opens up about her queerness in a commencement speech, a US Rep has no time for transphobia, Stephen Colbert just slammed Trump’s bathroom buffoonery, a whole lot of celebs like you, and more good news!
The lawsuit in response to the Obama administration’s guidelines on trans bathroom usage in schools, Desmond Tutu’s daughter can’t officiate as a priest after marrying her wife, backlash against the Safe Schools Coalition in Australia and more.
Where does the GOP set the bar for what it considers “bigotry,” or sexism, or just plain offensive bullshit?
A lesbian couple wins their lawsuit for being wrongfully arrested; Purvi Patel, the woman convicted for feticide, appeals her case; three men are wanted in the attack of a trans woman in Brooklyn; Bill Cosby is set to go on trial for sexual assault and more news.
Texas has made a huge (and hilarious) mistake, two girls in Tallahassee were elected prom king and queen, Zoe Quinn won her lawsuit, Trevor Noah dropped some truth bombs about bathroom bills, Australia’s Labor party wants someone to tackle LGBT discrimination, and more good gay news!
House Democrats were in an uproar yesterday when Republicans sneakily scrambled to keep their anti-LGBT bill intact.
Mexico’s President is pushing for marriage equality, what happened at the Dem convention in Nevada, the first openly gay secretary of the US Army, and more.
Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau backs an important bill that would ban trans discrimination, immigration and LGBT activists are on a hunger strike to protest the detention of trans women, a UK court rejects an Indian lesbian couple’s request to stay in the country, LGBT activists in Lebanon stage a rare protest and more news.