Gay men have highest rate of bachelor degrees

South Bend, IN – Gay men have the highest rate of bachelor’s degrees among all demographic groups in the US, according to a new study from Notre Dame University. Women, regardless of sexual orientation, have long outnumbered men in educational attainment, getting more bachelor’s degrees by about a 3:2 ratio. The new study suggests that those numbers may vary according to sexual orientation. The study, titled “Intersecting the Academic Gender Gap: The Education of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual America,” found that Gay men earn significantly more degrees than straight men, while the overall number of Lesbian women earning degrees is […]

President issues statement on Trans Day of Remembrance

Washington, D.C. – Juwan J. Holmes reports for LGBTQ Nation that President Joe Biden issued a statement on November 20 in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance. The President called for the passing of the Equality Act and condemned “un-American” anti-trans legislation adopted across the country, many banning trans youth from sports, receiving gender-affirming healthcare, or using facilities in public. For the first time in history, the White House is hosting a vigil in recognition of trans and gender-diverse people lost to violence, with Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff leading the ceremony. The White House has also released a report explaining […]

Threats lead to library canceling Rainbow Story Time

Denton, TX – The Denton Public Library canceled Rainbow StoryTime that had been planned for Transgender Day of Remembrance “due to safety concerns for staff and patrons.” According to a press release, inaccurate information about the event and its content had spread. “We have received a number of disrespectful and hostile complaints based on this inaccurate information and, unfortunately, a number of these have caused us to have concern for the safety of event participants as well as city staff,” the library said in its statement. The statement said that the Rainbow StoryTime event was not going to discuss “gender […]

Trans murders may reach new high in 2021

Washington, D.C. – In 2020 the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recorded 44 known deaths of Transgender and gender-nonconforming people — which was greater than any year since the HRC first began tracking these rates in 2013 — but this year might break that record. With two months left in the year, violent murders of Transgender people are expected to reach an all-time high. The most recently reported HRC murder of a Transgender person was 39-year-old Rikkey Outumuro, who was shot in Centralia this past October. Outumuro is at least the 44th known violent killing of a Transgender or gender-nonconforming person […]

Trump OK with Jan. 6 traitors that wanted to hang VP Pence

Washington, D.C. – Donald Trump isn’t willing to criticize any of his supporters, not even the ones who called for the death of his vice president, Mike Pence. In interview footage with ABC’s Jonathan Karl that was recorded in March but just released, Trump was asked about the Capitol insurrectionists who, on January 6, broke into the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elections. The rioters looted the building as elected officials were whisked away by Capitol police and the Secret Service. And they constructed a makeshift noose and chanted “Hang Mike Pence,” since […]

Some wins and some losses in November 5th election

Philadelphia, PA – Incumbent New Jersey governor Phil Murphy’s bid for re-election was supposed to be a walk in the reliably blue state — but the Democrat managed only a squeaker of a win late on Nov. 3. Murphy, who had trailed GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli early, won with a mere 50.2% of the vote. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by over a million voters, Murphy made history as the first Democratic gubernatorial incumbent since 1977 to win re-election, if only by a percentage of a percentage. But the narrowness of the win had pundits shaking their heads […]

Australian soccer player is supported after coming out

Adelaide, Australia – Paul MacIness writes for The Guardian that Josh Cavallo, a full-back on the Adelaide United football (soccer) team has received support from the football (soccer) world after coming out. The support for Josh Cavallo was unanimous and vocal. Players lined up to congratulate the Adelaide United player. Their clubs did the same. Everyone from Gerard Piqué, a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for La Liga club Barcelona, wrote on Twitter, “I want to thank you for this step that you take. The world of football is far behind and you are helping us move […]

Angela Davis: Lesbian, radical feminist, still a revolutionary

Philadelphia, PA – “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” So said Angela Davis, 78, America’s most famous living revolutionary. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the most incendiary of the racist Jim Crow southern cities, in a neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill,” due to attacks on Black people by their white neighbors. Davis would rise to become an international beacon of anti-racist and feminist radicalism over decades, expanding her vision to include LGBTQ civil rights, Palestinian rights and her life’s work against […]

Texas governor signs anti-Trans sports bill after 3 attempts

Austin, TX – It only took him all of the 2021 regular session of the Texas Legislature and three special sessions, but Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, Oct. 25, finally got to sign into law a measure prohibiting transgender youth from playing sports in public schools on teams aligned with their gender identity. The new law, set to go into effect on Jan. 18, closes a loophole in UIL rules, which require students to compete in UIL sports according to the gender on their birth certificates but which do recognize birth certificates on which the gender markers have been legally […]

Homophobic graffiti found at Univ. following Pride flag theft

Ellensburg, WA – Central Washington University students, faculty, and staff woke up on October 23 to learn of a “heinous act” of homophobic and politically partisan vandalism at the campus library. Although the markings were quickly erased, questions of campus safety for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender students remain. “It is important to state, unequivocally, that the propagation of hate will not be tolerated at our university,” wrote CWU President Jim Wohlpart in a campus-wide email. “Central Washington University has zero tolerance for any act of hate or aggression against any member of our LGBTQIA+ community or any other member […]