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Telling Trans Stories: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst of ‘Transparent’ (VIDEO)

Telling Trans Stories

Today, the Emmy-nominated co-creators and producers of This Is Me (Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Programming) Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst sat down with YouTube content creator Raymond Braun.  Zackary and Rhys talk with Raymond about how working as consultants and producers on the Emmy nominated show Transparent  inspired this documentary series that explores lives of several […]

DNC unanimously approves a resolution in support of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

DNC

Thursday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) body unanimously approved a resolution in support of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extended marriage rights to same-sex couples throughout the country. The Washington Blade reports, “Same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right nationwide and can no longer be denied by state laws,” reads the resolution. “The ruling […]

New children’s book highlights experience of transgender youth

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Publishing company Scholastic has just released one of the first children’s books to deal with transgender issues. Aimed at Grades 3-7, the book is authored by Alex Gino who who identifies as genderqueer and uses they/them/their pronouns. On its Web site, Scholastic describes the book as: BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, […]

Houston Unites airs first radio ad

Houston Unites

This week, Houston Unites launched its first radio ad in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a measure to protect Houston residents and visitors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, reports Hayley Miller on the HRC Blog. “As Christians, my wife and I believe in treating others the way we want […]

California Senate passes Mark Leno’s E-cigarette bill

e-cigarettes

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today, as part of the Legislature’s extraordinary session on health, passed legislation calling for new statewide regulations on electronic cigarettes. SB X2-5, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, protects the public against exposure to e-cigarettes by ensuring they are accurately defined as tobacco products and fall under the state’s existing smoke-free laws. […]

Free POZ Life Weekend Seminar in San Diego, Sept. 19-20

POZ Life

The POZ Life Weekend Seminar, Sept. 19-20 in San Diego is a free healing and transformational workshop for people with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. The POZ Life Weekend Seminar is a place where compassion, education,community and love is offered unconditionally. It’s a place HIV+ men, women, youths and family members can come be themselves, […]

Legislation introduced to protect LGBT Pennsylvanians from discrimination

Pennsylvania State Capitol

HARRISBURG, Penn. — Wednesday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly introduced  the bipartisan Pennsylvania Fairness Act. Introduced by Representatives Dan Frankel (D-23) and Thomas H. Killion (R-168) in the House of Representatives and Senators Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. (D-1) and Patrick M. Browne (R-16) in the Senate, this  legislation would update the state’s non-discrimination law to explicitly include […]

Facebook apologizes to transgender fashion line for rejecting ads under ‘Adult’ classification

The Trans Fashion Landing Page rejected by Facebook Ad Staff (PRNewsFoto/Suddenly Fem)

PHILADELPHIA — For over 20 years, the fashion line Suddenly Fem has been serving the transgender community with fashion forward clothes designed for trans women. Suddenly Fem (Crossdresser.com) specializes in clothes, padding, and undergarments for transgender women as well as fashionable crossdressers. When the online and catalog based company tried to advertise through Facebook in summer […]

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denies emergency motion from anti-gay Kentucky Clerk

Davis

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today denied a request from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky to issue a stay on a lower court’s ruling that orders her to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses – including to same-sex couples – regardless of her religious objections to marriage equality. U.S. District […]

First look at the ‘Stonewall’ movie poster

Stonewall poster

Out revealed the first look at the official movie poster for Stonewall, describing it as a riotously colorful tribute to the past. With Danny (Jeremy Irvine), Ray/Ramona (Jonny Beauchamp), Marsha P. Johnson (Otoja Abit), and others caught in a joyous embrace, director Roland Emmerich told Out the design deliberately hearkens back to the time of […]

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