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Jun 21 2023
LGBTQ incumbents and General Assembly candidates won their respective primaries on Tuesday. State Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler, a Virginia Beach Democrat who came out as bisexual last year at Hampton Roads Pride, is ahead of Brandon Hutchins in House District 96 by a 28.5-25.9 percent margin. State Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax County) ran unopposed in House District 43’s Democratic primary. StateWashington Blade
Jun 18 2023
The left-leaning Politifact gave a “mostly true” rating to President Joe Biden’s claim that gay people are being thrown out of restaurants. The president made his outlandish claim during the White House LGBTQ “Pride Month 2023” celebration this month when he claimed that restaurants will ban gay couples if they show a hint of their sexual orientation. “When a person can be married in theBreitbart News
Jun 03 2023
Editor’s note: For the vast majority of the past 10 years the Texas attorney general has waged a relentless campaign to limit the rights and equality of LGBTQ Texans, especially transgender Texans. Today’s vote is significant in terms of the possibility that a Senate conviction would offer a potential respite from Paxton’s attacks on the LGBTQ community. By Zach Despart and James BarraganWashington Blade
Jul 03 2023
Even before Moms for Liberty had wrapped up its second annual national conference—bearing the Margaret Atwood-esque sobriquet “Joyful Warriors Summit”—in Philadelphia on Sunday, the event was a messaging triumph. That’s because the Florida-based right-wing school takeover group, launched in 2021 to protest Covid lockdowns, could count on an amnesiac and credulous press to dress up its race-The Nation
Jun 14 2023
Late in May, Target became the, erm, target of backlash when viral social media posts showcased and criticized some of its Pride merchandise, including “tuck-friendly" swimsuit bottoms for male-to-female transgender individuals. Target removed some items, and shortly afterward, stores in five states were evacuated after local media outlets received bomb threats, some of which (though not all)Julie Mastrine
Jun 01 2023
Corporate America's commitment to LGBTQ+ causes, messages and products is under an intense spotlight during Pride Month this year.
Why it matters: Companies like Target and Bud Light — which both caved after right-wing backlashes to LGBTQ-themed products and promotions — suddenly face extreme pressure after years of supporting Pride events without issue.
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Jun 15 2023
A Montana man previously convicted for decapitating a family’s dog with a chainsaw was sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison on Wednesday for shooting bullets into a lesbian neighbor’s home in a self-professed attempt to “clean” the town of LGBTQ+ residents. John Russell Howald, of Basin, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris to 10 years in prison for the discharge ofAdvocate
Jun 21 2023
Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines delivered a fact check in real time to a Democrat witness during a Wednesday hearing.
Gaines, who also testified during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Protecting Pride: Defending the Civil Rights of LGBTQ+ Americans,” disputed the claim — made by Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson — that biological males had no inherentThe Daily Wire
Jun 16 2023
LOS ANGELES — With “stop anti-Catholic hate” and "God will not be mocked” signs, protesters surrounded the main entrance to Dodger Stadium on Friday hours before The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were to receive an award on LGBTQ Pride Night. The appearance of the group, whose members dress in drag as nuns, came after conflicting messages from the Dodgers and amid accusations from CatholicsNBC News (Online)
Jun 16 2023
A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have prevented doctors from providing gender transition care to minors.
The law was set to take effect July 1 but on Friday U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana James Patrick Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by four transgender youth, their parents and a medical provider who said itIndyStar