Manning Critiques US War Policy at U of Penn Talks

Philadelphia – On November 29th, Chelsea Manning spoke to the University of Pennsylvania community. Several Penn groups, including the political science department and the LGBT Center, organized “A Conversation with Chelsea Manning,” which drew hundreds of Penn students, staff, and faculty to the Annenberg Center. Manning spoke with cultural anthropologist Briella Coleman, author of “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy,” about national security, social media and the intersection of identities and activism. Manning also opened up about her difficult time in prison and the current groundswell of political resistance. Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in military prison for releasing more […]

LGBTQ News Compilation-December 22

US Senate confirms 3 anti-gay men to courts of appeal Washington, D.C. – Last week, the United States Senate confirmed three nominees to the federal bench with proven and extensive anti-LGBT records: Leonard Steven Grasz to the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, Don Willett to the 5th Circuit, and James Ho to the 5th Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee also progressed with the nomination of anti-LGBT crusader Matthew Kacsmaryk to the US District Court of the Northern District of Texas and is expected to vote soon on the nomination of fellow anti-LGBT crusader Kyle Duncan for the […]

Help Out AIDS Action Baltimore

A letter from AIDS Action Baltimore to our community Dear Friends: AIDS Action Baltimore (AAB) has been providing essential services to people with HIV/AIDS since 1987. Thanks to your generosity, we’re still standing after a long hard financial battle. We know only too well that times are still tough, but as we commemorate our 30th year of service, we hope we can count on your continued support which will help us maintain our many HIV/AIDS programs. We still desperately need your help to keep our doors open and continue to provide our many essential services to the Baltimore HIV/AIDS community. […]

Help Out AIDS Action Baltimore

A letter from AIDS Action Baltimore to our community Dear Friends: AIDS Action Baltimore (AAB) has been providing essential services to people with HIV/AIDS since 1987. Thanks to your generosity, we’re still standing after a long hard financial battle. We know only too well that times are still tough, but as we commemorate our 30th year of service, we hope we can count on your continued support which will help us maintain our many HIV/AIDS programs. We still desperately need your help to keep our doors open and continue to provide our many essential services to the Baltimore HIV/AIDS community. […]

GLSEN to Protest Betsy DeVos

The Trump administration’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, main education experience is in the political and financial support for charter schools, and as an owner of a firm that pursues people in default on their student loans. Some have praised her rollback of Obama-era regulations that stripped young men accused of unwanted sex of any presumption of innocence in university tribunals. Others have criticized her for the same. On the LGBT front, DeVos rescinded directives that recommended students have access to facilities based on their asserted gender identities. Please follow and like us:

Supporting the Homeless for the Holidays

Several upcoming events support those experiencing homelessness this holiday season. Won’t you come out and help? Drag Me to X-mas is set for December 10th from 9 pm to 1 am at Ziascoz Bar and Lounge (1313 East Pratt Street, Baltimore). It’s a fundraiser for B & Dee’s Baltimore Love, a local LGBT-run group supporting the homeless. Tickets are $5. If one hundred people commit to attending, B and Dee’s Baltimore Love founder Brian Dolbow will appear in drag! For more info, visit Bit.ly/2im4Qau. Please follow and like us:

PA High Court OKs Ouster of Lesbian Judge

Harrisburg – In a five-to-one decision issued November 22nd, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that permanently bars Dawn A. Segal from holding judicial office. Segal, an open lesbian, served as a municipal-court judge in Philadelphia for about six years until she was suspended without pay last year due to improper conversations with another judge. The majority opinion states that Segal’s actions were “an affront to the administration of justice and diminish confidence in the judiciary at large.” The sole dissenter recommended that the case be remanded to the Court of Judicial Discipline for further review to […]

LGBTQ News Compilation-December 8

Canadian PM apologizes to LGBT community for wrongs Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to his country’s LGBT community in an emotional speech to parliament on November 28. “Today, we offer a long overdue apology to all those whom we, the Government of Canada, wronged,” the prime minister said. “We are sorry. We hope by acknowledging our failings we can make the crucial progress LGBTQ2 people in Canada deserve. We will continue to support each other in our fight for equality because we know that Canada gets stronger every single day that we choose to embrace diversity.” […]

2017 World AIDS Day Events

30th annual commemoration set for December 1st Friday, December 1st will mark the 30th annual international observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s international theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.” Several events will take place throughout the community to honor those living with HIV, and to remember those who have lost their lives while living with HIV/AIDS. Please follow and like us: