"The next step will be making sure that this funding is accessible to grassroots organizations, especially trans, non-binary, and intersex-led initiatives," Kerr said. "It will be crucial that civil society groups in Canada continue to shape how this fund is dispersed."
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Not only is The People's Dispensary (TPD) collectively owned, but it is also 75% owned by people of color, 75% owned by women of color, and are 100% owned by LGBTQ people.
GLAD and NCLR have been at the center of the legal fight challenging the Trump-Pence transgender military ban since filing the first lawsuit against the ban, Doe v. Trump, on August 9, 2017.
Queer stories were front and center in the winners and on stage at the ceremony. One of the biggest highlights of the night was bi singer and actress Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who received a standing ovation for their performance of the hit “Shallow” from A Star is Born, with Gaga playing the piano during the number.
“We must confront the very real and present discrimination and institutional obstacles that prevent too many Black and African American LGBTQ young people from fully thriving and living as who they are,” said Ellen Kahn, HRC Foundation Director of the Children, Youth & Families Program. “Messages that reinforce stigma and shame, racist rhetoric from elected officials, and inequitable systems of care complicate the ability of Black and African American LGBTQ youth to fully express and explore their intersecting racial and LGBTQ identities.”
These new changes will be published in the 2021 edition of the ICC Codes and are expected to be adopted by state and local governments on a rolling basis thereafter.
With the recent reports of multiple attacks on LGBTQ people in Portland, we condemn these attacks and are in full support of our LGBTQ community. With many reporting that the attacks may have been conducted by members of the alt-right, fascist Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys groups, it is particularly disconcerting in light of evidence that shows a protective relationship between Portland Police and members of the Patriot Prayer organization.
“Just ask people in border communities — this is a manufactured emergency to build an unnecessary, unwanted, and environmentally-destructive border wall,” said Gloria Smith, managing attorney at the Sierra Club. “The wall would bulldoze through border communities that are rich in historic, cultural, and environmental resources, destroying wildlife habitats and migration corridors for animals. This is yet another illegal and dangerous power grab by the president to further his anti-immigrant and anti-environment agenda.”
"The allegations of widespread discrimination and harassment against LGBTQ law enforcement officers are deeply disturbing," Shegerian says. "The continued harassment is not only mentally and emotionally debilitating, but creates an extremely unsafe work environment for law enforcement officers who do not feel supported by their colleagues."
But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else – the tragic history that’s glaringly absent from this movie. Mercury, along with all the other men and women who tested positive for HIV in the 1980s, was a victim not just of a pandemic but of the failures of his own governments and of the scorn of his fellow citizens. The laughable initial response to the HIV pandemic helped seal Mercury’s fate. None of that is in the movie.
There was Dennis’ record on LGBTQ issues as a legislator that concerned us. We met with him to discuss this, before offering our endorsement. He had deep personal spiritual beliefs that he held about traditional marriage. We were concerned about that, as we had been the plaintiffs in the case against the State of Oregon that overturned Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.