Philadelphia installs historic LGBTQ markers

Philadelphia, PA – The installation of three LGBTQ+ historical markers in Philadelphia will make the City of Brotherly Love home to the most such markers in the world. The three markers honor Alain Locke, “Father of the Harlem Renaissance” writer, professor and philosopher; Gloria Casarez, Latinx and LGBTQ civil rights leader and the first director of Philly’s Office of LGBT Affairs; and the Philadelphia Gay News (PGN). Locke’s marker was installed Oct. 3, Casarez’s on Oct. 8, and PGN’s will be installed on Oct. 13. Two more markers commemorating LGBTQ activists and allies will be installed in Harrisburg on Oct. […]

The worst of Pat Robertson’s 60years on TV

New York City – After televangelist Pat Robertson’s surprise announcement that he was stepping down as the host of The 700 Club after 60 years on air, lists of his “greatest hits” of the worst things he’s said over the years were quick to fill the internet, reports Bil Browning for LGBTQ Nation. And there’ve been some doozies. But the The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has compiled a tribute to Robertson, “Now That’s What I Call Yikes!,” that’s full of clips of the infamous self-proclaimed prophet spewing hate in the name of a loving God. He made a fortune […]

Happy National Coming Out Day!

This coming Monday, October 11 is National Coming Out Day. This holiday has been meaningful and even transformative in my life. I remember the first celebration I attended as clearly as if it were yesterday, and the speakers and stories I heard that day. I found a place I didn’t know I was looking for, and people embraced me and welcomed me. Fast-forward a few decades, and such events are rare. There has been a cultural shift that has led some to question if this holiday even matters anymore. It’s true that someone coming out as LGBTQ today is more […]

Police investigate murder of trans woman in Arlington, TX

Arlington, TX – Arlington police are investigating the murder of a transgender woman found in her car Thursday night, Sept. 30, at an apartment complex in North Arlington. According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office’s website, the victim is Kier Laprice Solomon, 21, of Dallas. But the Medical Examiner’s website lists her gender as male. A post on the Nu Trans Movement’s Facebook page about the murder identifies her as Kiér Laprí Kartier. According to a statement from the Arlington PD public information office, at 9:32 p.m. Thursday night, a resident reported finding an unresponsive person inside a vehicle […]

Band supports LGBTQ community at home-coming game

Ann Arbor, MI – Bil Browning write for LGBTQ Nation that the University of Michigan Marching Band brought fans to their feet with a rousing performance in honor of the LGBTQ community and a local queer resource center. The medley of popular songs associated with the community had fans cheering for LGBTQ rights and noting that love always wins. The show took approximately eight months to plan and includes hits from Lady Gaga, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Sister Sledge, Kim Petras, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, and the theme song from the Golden Girls. “The point we were trying to make is […]

Biden’s pro LGBTQ rights UN speech knocked by GOP club

New York City – Alex Bollinger write for LGBTQ Nation that President Joe Biden called on the world to do more to protect LGBTQ people while addressing the U.N. General Assembly, which angered gay conservatives in the U.S. “We all must defend the rights of LGBTQI individuals so they can live and love openly without fear, whether it’s Chechnya, or Cameroon, or anywhere,” Biden said on September 21 in his speech, referring to two specific countries that have made international headlines for state-sanctioned anti-LGBTQ arrests, internments, and violence in the recent past. “As we pursue diplomacy across the board, the […]

Cassandra Peterson – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark comes out

San Francisco, CA – David Reddish reports in Queerty that actress, comedienne and horror icon Cassandra Peterson, best known as her alter ego Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, has officially come out of the closet. Peterson made the confession as part of the publication of her new memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira. She further reveals that she and her female companion, Teresa “T” Wierson, have been in a relationship for 19 years. Peterson first spied Wierson while working out at Gold’s Gym in Hollywood. “Often, when I was doing my preworkout warm-up on the treadmill, I couldn’t help noticing one particular […]

Lil Nas X named first Suicide Prevention Advocate of Year

New York City – September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people has honored Grammy award-winning artist Lil Nas X with its inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award. A recent press statement from the organization highlighted Lil Nas X’s ongoing commitment to supporting their mission to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Noting his openness about struggling with his sexuality and suicidal ideation, Lil Nas X has advocated for mental health awareness and has displayed an unapologetic celebration of his own queer identity. Also known as […]

Christian TV host who mocked AIDS deaths dies of COVID

Denver, CO – Alex Bollinger reports in LGBTQ Nation that a Christian radio and TV host who was known for mocking people who died of AIDS has died of COVID-19 at age 62. Denver Bible Church pastor Bob Enyart made local headlines last year when he sued his state over its mask mandate and then this year when he called for a boycott of the COVID-19 vaccines. A pastor at the Denver Bible Church, Enyart made the families of people who died of AIDS angry in the 1990s when he would “gleefully” read their obituaries on his show, Bob Enyart […]

Human Rights Campaign fires president Alphonso David

Washington, D.C. – Officials with The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced on September 6 that the LGBTQ rights organization has fired its president, Alphonso David, for cause. The move came following a joint meeting of the boards of the Human Rights Campaign and its affiliated Human Rights Campaign Foundation. According to a statement by board Co-chairs Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, David was fired “effective immediately, for violations of his contract with the Human Rights Campaign.” They said that on September 5th and 6th, David, “released a statement that included significant untruths about the [HRC internal] investigation and his status […]