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Oct 11 2022
Florida students protest Sasse appointment over LGBTQ issues
University of Florida students and faculty are protesting the possible naming of Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) as the institution’s next president.
Protesters interrupted a question-and-answer session attended by Sasse on the school’s campus on Monday, where they argued his opposition to same-sex marriage and his positions on LGBTQ issues made him unsuitable to serve as the school’s leader.The Hill
Mar 20 2023
Protesters bloodied and arrested at NYC Drag Story Hour
One man was arrested and another left bloodied as dozens protested a Drag Story Hour event in New York City on Sunday, according to videos shared on social media and in local news reports. At least some of the protesters appeared to be affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group. The protest took place outside the LGBTQ Community Center in Manhattan's West Village neighborhoodNBC News (Online)
Mar 20 2023
Weekslong filibuster grinds state legislature to a halt over transgender youth care
For the past three weeks, Nebraska State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh has been on an endless run, speaking on the Senate floor on just about every topic: legislation, fish fries, Girl Scout cookies and the movie "Madagascar." The state's non-partisan, single-chamber legislature is ruled by Republican lawmakers, however, it takes 33 votes to overcome a filibuster, and the legislature has only 32ABC News (Online)
Mar 15 2023
New Mexico legislature sends anti-discrimination law to governor’s desk
The New Mexico legislature this week passed legislation to modernize the state’s anti-discrimination law by adding explicit protections for LGBTQ people. The bill, officially titled the Human Rights Modernization Act, now heads to the governor’s desk for final approval. The proposed law, which New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is expected to sign, establishes a broader slate ofThe Hill
Mar 19 2023
Drag Queens Interrupt Kirk Cameron's Storytime Reading in Ark.
Kirk Cameron's Saturday storytime event for families and children in Fayetteville, Arkansas was reportedly interrupted by a group of drag queens and LGBTQ activists. Cameron, an actor, author, and devout Christian, has been traveling to various public libraries around America to share messages of faith, family, and country, as part of the "Freedom Island Tour" — named for the series ofNewsmax (News)
Nov 19 2021
Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community
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
Nov 21 2022
Colorado LGBTQ club shooting: Suspect used legally purchased assault-style rifle
A 22-year-old has been charged with hate crimes for allegedly killing five people and injuring many others with a legally purchased assault-style rifle at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, according to officials briefed on the investigation.
The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, allegedly began shooting as soon as he walked into Club Q in Colorado Springs late Saturday night, ColoradoABC News (Online)
Mar 13 2023
Joe Biden slams 'cruel' attacks on trans people as 'close to sinful'
US president Joe Biden has branded Republican attacks on LGBTQ+ rights and trans healthcare as “close to sinful”. The Democrat president made the comments during an interview with The Daily Show‘s Kal Penn. He specifically commented on the volume of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being proposed and enacted in Florida. “What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful,” Joe BidenPinkNews
Mar 17 2023
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Brandon Johnson Gains Steam with Key Democratic Endorsements
Support for Johnson seems to be growing ahead of the April runoff. Chicago mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson is surging. Polls are tightening. A broad coalition of labor, women’s rights, and LGBTQ advocacy groups are throwing their support behind Johnson. And this week, he has earned endorsements from Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Representative and Democratic kingmaker JimNew Republic
Mar 17 2023
Kentucky Legislature Passes Anti-Trans Bill - LEO Weekly
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