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Feb 01 2022
Should books about LGBTQ+ issues with sexually explicit details be available in K-12 school libraries?
At issue are recent novels such as "Lawn Boy," "Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)," "All Boys Aren't Blue" and other books that detail LGBTQ+ youth coming-of-age stories through sometimes sexually explicit passages. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott directed state officials to review allNBC News (Online) Newsweek The Epoch Times
Jun 01 2022
During Pride Month, we celebrate our stories: stories of our elders who fought so hard to realize the progress many never got to see, stories of our chosen families, our own stories of coming out, of falling in love, of finding healing in community.
As the interim president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, I get to hear so manyGuest Writer - Left
Jun 16 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden issued an executive order Wednesday to stymie what what his administration calls discriminatory legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community by Republican-controlled states, declaring before a signing ceremony packed with activists, “pride is back at the White House.”
The order seeks to discourage “conversion therapy” — a discredited practice thatNewsNation
Jun 07 2022
Disney is going all-out in joining leftists’ June celebration of Pride Month, making same-sex themes central to a new “Toy Story” feature film spin-off and adding more than 100 hours of LGBTQ titles to family-targeted streamer Disney Plus.
After advance screenings, critics say animated space adventure “Lightyear” — opening in theaters on June 17 — “takes queer representation toThe Federalist
Mar 31 2022
Leaked videos of Disney employees advocating for more LGBTQ characters in Disney content sparked criticism from voices on the right.
In one video, the president of Disney General Entertainment said she supports having "many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories." In another, a production coordinator discussed how he created a tracker to ensure there were enough gender-CNN (Opinion) Fox Business The Daily Signal
Nov 19 2021
Views and conversations around homosexuality and gender identity have always been charged and particularly challenging within faith communities. At our best, we are able to see each other as fellow members of the family of God. At our worst, we perceive in each other a threat to our identity, core beliefs, and values. Conversations are often plagued by fear, tension, and disagreement in ourLiving Room Conversations
Jun 06 2022
Seventy churches in Georgia split from the United Methodist Church (UMC) last week largely over LGBTQ issues, marking the latest in a growing divide within the third-largest Protestant denomination in the United States.
The North Georgia Conference voted last Thursday to allow the churches, most of which were in rural areas, to disaffiliate from the UMC. The process for disaffiliationFox News (Online News)
Jun 28 2022
For over a year after she first joined Twitch, Clara Sorrenti used the streaming platform like most of its users: to broadcast herself playing video games for a handful of viewers.
But when Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, launched a campaign against gender-affirming care for young people, it struck a nerve with Sorrenti, who transitioned as a teenager. The 28-year-oldWashington Post
Dec 09 2021
Here is a look at LGBTQ milestones in the United States. LGBTQ is an acronym meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The term sometimes is extended to LGBTQIA, to include intersex and asexual groups. Queer is an umbrella term for non-straight people; intersex refers to those whose sex is not clearly defined because of genetic, hormonal, or biological differences;CNN (Online News)