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Equality Virginia to host LGBT Policy Town Hall in Fairfax on June 20

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

Event seeks feedback on LGBTQ legislative priorities from local community members The post Equality Virginia to host LGBT Policy Town Hall in Fairfax on June 20 appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Senators demand answers from State Department on decision barring embassies from flying Pride flags

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

Senators say refusal to acknowledge Pride month calls into question U.S. commitment to LGBTQ rights abroad The post Senators demand answers from State Department on decision barring embassies from flying Pride flags appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Trump’s newest Defense Secretary is on record saying trans troops don’t hurt unit cohesion

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

Former Army Secretary's past comments contradict rationale for Trump administration's current policy The post Trump’s newest Defense Secretary is on record saying trans troops don’t hurt unit cohesion appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Chicago police sergeant allegedly forced trans woman to perform oral sex, saying “that’s what you do”

(Posted Jun 18, 2019)

The sergeant is accused of forcing the woman under threat of arrest and telling her she could become one of his "regulars" The post Chicago police sergeant allegedly forced trans woman to perform oral sex, saying “that’s what you do” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

UPDATE: U.S. House votes to defund Trump’s transgender ban

(Posted Jun 18, 2019)

Amendment to defense appropriations bill would bar Defense Department funds from being used to enforce ban The post UPDATE: U.S. House votes to defund Trump’s transgender ban appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Court refuses to dismiss lesbian couple’s lawsuit alleging foster care discrimination

(Posted Jun 18, 2019)

Lawsuit alleges HHS knowingly allowed Catholic entities to receive federal grants while discriminating against same-sex couples The post Court refuses to dismiss lesbian couple’s lawsuit alleging foster care discrimination appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 


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In honor of pride, HBO dons ‘Wig’

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

The new film traces the history of Wigstock, the famous New York drag festival.

 

University president demands pro-gay sign be removed, says it’s a bad influence on minors

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

Dr. Houston Davis did not appreciate when staff members at the university's library made a sign that said, "Being gay is like glitter. It never goes away. -- Lady Gaga."

 

Jake Shears reveals what really broke up the Scissor Sisters

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

GayCities spoke with Shears while he was at his parents’ farm in Virginia, where he said he was “puttering through old boxes” filled with mementos from his childhood.

 

Netflix just made a major announcement about one of its queerest series

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

The Fab Five will continue to fight homophobia--and style faux pas--into at least 2020.

 

Producers of Broadway adaptation of “The Notebook” forgive Nicholas Sparks

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

The show's composer, Ingrid Michaelson, has long identified as a feminist and LGBTQ ally and recently hinted at being queer herself.

 

Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders considering running for Arkansas governor?

(Posted Jun 19, 2019)

Despite low public approval and a number of scandals, Sanders is said to be "seriously considering" a run.