Wheeling, WV bans youth conversion therapy, becomes 3rd WV city
Earlier this month, the Wheeling City council voted 4-3 to ban on the dangerous, discredited, pseudoscientific practice of conversion therapy in minors. The ordinance’s passage makes Wheeling the third West Virginia city to ban conversion therapy in minors, after Charleston’s ban in August 2021 and Morgantown’s ban in October 2021.
ONE Community to host virtual career expo highlighting inclusive businesses
The Arizona coalition ONE Community will be holding a highly interactive virtual event to give job seekers the opportunity to learn about inclusive companies and network with professionals.
Tuesday in Charlotte: SC 'quakes, Weddington division denied, LGBTQ film fest and more
Since the start of 2022, experts have detected more than two dozen earthquakes across South Carolina. Five occurred on Monday.(Dimas Ardian/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Greetings and welcome to a sunny Tuesday, May 10, Charlotteans! This week's warm weather trend continues with a high of 80 and an overnight low of 52, while the rain predicted in Friday's and Saturday's forecasts has transitioned to thunderstorms.
Morristown High School Student Speaks at LGBTQIA+ Housing Symposium & Executive Order No. 295
Miles Gorman of Morristown High School speaks at LGBTQ+ housing symposium. And State Certifications of LGBTQIA+-owned businesses. Miles Gorman, a Morristown High School student and vocal advocate of the transgender community, appeared on a Q&A panel titled “Supporting those who lead by example in serving the underserved” at the LGBTQ+ Housing Policy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
Houston LGBT+ pride celebration coming in June--will you be there?
(infomatique/WikiCommons) Gay Pride is upon us and Houston residents are ready to celebrate. The 44th annual Houston LGBT+ Pride Celebration will take place downtown at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston, TX.
LGBTQ-Celebration PrideFest is coming to Hampton Roads--are you ready?
The annual PrideFest is well underway and is scheduled to hit Hampton Roads on On Saturday, June 25, 2022. Due to overwhelming rising COVID-19 cases in 2020, and a stay-at-home order enacted by Governor Ralph Northam, the 32nd annual PrideFest was canceled. The celebration was also subsequently canceled for the following year, 2021, after recognizing growing concerns about the health and safety surrounding the pandemic.
Opinion: Synagogue's bathroom policy sign supports transgender people and inclusivity
A bathroom policy sign hanging inside a synagogue is making a splash online today thanks to its welcoming message of inclusivity. As Newsweek reported, "A sign posted in a synagogue's restrooms tells people exactly what to do if someone sees someone who doesn't seem to conform to the gender marker on the door—and a picture of it is going viral."
May is a time to celebrate foster parents and families
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge the tremendous need for foster parents throughout the country. TRAC Services for Families helps foster kids and families stay on a positive path through a range of supportive services.Photo by Ja-Neen Jones.
NYPD seeks man responsible for anti-gay attack on subway in Washington Heights
(Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) The New York City Police Department continues to search for a man who attacked and shouted an anti-gay slur against another man while on a subway train in Washington Heights last month, according to FOX 5 NY.
Evangelical Singer Sean Feucht Protests Disney’s “Gay Agenda”
Disney's Cinderella's CastleImage by stinne24 from Pixabay. Remember Sean Feucht? He’s the Christian worship leader who held several huge no mask events in 2020 during the height of lockdowns in Los Angeles.
Prof From Saskatchewan, Canada Creates Italy's First LGBTQ+ History Month
Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD) is an assistant professor in USask's Department of History.Morgan Carlton. University of Saskatchewan historian Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD) hopes to change Italy with the creation of the country's first LGBT+ History Month Italia now underway in Italy for the month of April 2022.
Southern Christian Coalition Decries Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in Tennessee
Group says public schools should be welcoming and inclusive to all students. The Southern Christian Coalition held a virtual press conference today and indicated opposition to legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly that the group says targets students based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Two Arizona-based nonprofits provide resources for the LGBTQ community in Pinal County
Nonprofit organization one•n•ten is dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youthone•n•ten. By Michelle Talsma Everson / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZ.
Democrats seething as Gov. Ducey signs anti-abortion, anti-transgender, anti-voting rights bills
Governor Doug Ducey speaking with attendees at the 2022 Converge Tech Summit.Gage Skidmore/Flickr. (Phoenix, Ariz.) — Arizona governor Doug Ducey on Wednesday drew outrage from Democrats around the state as he signed multiple bills targeting abortion, future elections, and transgender rights.
DeSantis Hits Back at Disney for Hypocrisy:They Operate Disney Cruises to a Country Where Homosexuality Is Criminalized
Ever since Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed the new 'Parental Rights in Education' bill into law, various organizations, political leaders and corporations have been critical of it and of him - most notably the Disney Corporation.
I am a Bi Ace Queer Christian, I’m Not Normal
A blue question mark on a pink background.Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash. “You can’t be bisexual and asexual. That’s impossible.”. “Bi means two, so bisexuals are attracted to only two genders/sexes.”
LGBTQ+ Friends & Family Day returns to Arizona Renaissance Festival
(Pinal County, Ariz.) — Since 1989, the Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon has thrilled scores of patrons with its themed events and unique cuisine in addition to its varied attractions — such as medieval comedy routines and even sword-swallowing.
Texas governor claims that trans hormone treatment constitutes "child abuse"
Photo of Texas Governor Greg AbbottWikimedia Commons. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is currently endeavoring to change how Texas state law classifies medical treatments provided to transgender youths. Specifically, he would like to classify practices such as hormone treatments and puberty-suppressing drugs as a form of child abuse.
Indiana rejects bill that would have banned trans girls from sports
Swimming pool at Likas Sports ComplexWikimedia Commons. On March 21, Indiana's governor Eric Holcomb made a decision that was relatively unorthodox for a Republican governor: He vetoed a bill that would have restricted the participation of transgender girls in school sports.
Opinion: Florida law bans "critical race theory" from workplace training or classroom discussions
Charlie Kirk and Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at the 2021 Student Action SummitWikimedia Commons. On March 10, the Florida Senate passed House Bill 7, which conservatives have proudly dubbed the "Stop WOKE Act." Now that the bill has received a stamp of approval from both houses of the Florida legislature, it will be sent to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis. Since he has signaled support for this measure, it's all but a foregone conclusion that it will be passed.