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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After the murder of George Floyd last year Jo MaMa organized the Drag March for Change."I was just like let's do this. Let's get all my drag brothers and sisters together and try to make a change," they said.On Sunday, hundreds are taking part in the march that supports the Black Lives Matter movement, People of Color...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After the murder of George Floyd last year Jo MaMa organized the Drag March for Change."I was just like let's do this. Let's get all my drag brothers and sisters together and try to make a change," they said.The march brought thousands of people together on the North Side in support of the Black Lives Matter movement....
    Blimps, banners, flames, games, drones – the many forms of G-7 protest Bidder pays $28m for space trip with Amazon boss © Paul Archuleta/Getty Images David Archuleta is opening up about his sexuality. The 30-year-old singer and American Idol finalist shared in a heartfelt post on Saturday that he is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Posting a selfie on...
    (CNN)Barbara Poma, owner of the former Pulse nightclub, woke up on the five-year anniversary one of the worst mass shootings in US history to news of more mass shootings. "There is a gun violence problem. There is a hate problem," said Poma, the founder and executive director of the OnePulse Foundation, a local nonprofit created after the shooting. "Why is...
    (CNN)Joél Junior Morales was at Pulse the week before a gunman killed 49 people there. Morales had moved to Orlando a few years earlier in search of his "people" -- namely LGBTQ people and fellow Puerto Ricans. He found them, but Orlando's queer Latino community was less visible in the years before the devastating mass shooting. "It was a community,...
    What happens when you put different generations of LGBTQ+ people together in a room? We did just that to see what they have in common. Watch the video above for an inspiring conversation - different ages, different sexual identities and different "coming out" stories, plus a few surprises!
    It's Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for same-sex marriage.  Instead, the mood is somewhat bleak. Congress has so far failed to...
    MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A cathedral in Manhattan is celebrating Pride Month big time -- with a huge, eye-catching lights display.At a cathedral where there are depictions of saints and civil rights leaders, it may be no surprise that during the month of Pride, the columns are lit up."It's the bringing together of the ancient and the modern," Malloy...
    Vicky Hartzler has a long history of opposing LGBTQ rights, including the Equality Act. A passionate opponent of LGBTQ equality is running for Senate, and she is warning that Democrats are "destroying the country." Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri announced on Thursday that she is running to fill the...
    Craig Hella Johnson is one of America's most renowned choral conductors, known for his uncanny ability to make many voices sound like one.Fox News' Bryan Llenas interviewed Johnson in honor of Pride Month and joined "Fox & Friends" Friday to help share his story. "We honor a gay musician with a talent for bringing people together and whose personal journey teaches...
    (CNN) — Government data help policymakers find and fix problems for people in need. But that’s tricky if some groups aren’t represented in the stats. This is the case for the LGBTQ+ community, and it’s a huge problem. Here’s an example: The government’s monthly jobs report shows how many men and women, Black, White, Asian and Hispanic workers are unemployed....
    New York (CNN Business)Government data help policymakers find and fix problems for people in need. But that's tricky if some groups aren't represented in the stats. This is the case for the LGBTQ+ community, and it's a huge problem. Here's an example: The government's monthly jobs report shows how many men and women, Black, White, Asian and Hispanic workers are...
    Washington (CNN)A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. Gay bars and clubs are joyous havens where the members of a shunned community can go to escape the institutions and families that all too often harm them. LGBTQ people can come together, enjoy drinks...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Businesses in Colorado and across the country embrace Pride month with the rainbow flag on their products, in their logos, and displayed on their storefronts but some have questioned recently if that show of support for the LGBTQ community has become a shallow attempt to increase profits. Companies like Pizzeria Locale say they rise above the notion...
    Sony’s New WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds Promise Headphone-Quality Noise Cancellation Euro 2021 futures odds, bets: Experienced soccer insider reveals picks to win, teams to fade Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Curtis Braly is getting candid about his Pride-inspired music video and his personal experience as a gay country singer. On Wednesday, the singer premiered the...
    On this week’s episode of The Brief, hosts Markos Moulitsas and Kerry Eleveld opened by offering their analysis of political happenings of the past week, especially with regard to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s op-ed and stated opposition to ending the filibuster. Manchin’s decision to let the filibuster live has cascading repercussions and will disproportionately harm communities of color. Eleveld noted that the policies being blocked by...
    'We have such an issue already with bullying and suicides and passing a law like this just sends a message to some students that it's OK to call out someone for being different,' one expert said. Ohio Republicans are attempting to make it easier for teachers to take discriminatory stances...
    June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a month in which people in the community affirm their identities, celebrate their culture, demonstrate their solidarity and assert their humanity. It presents a concentrated opportunity to be seen, in jubilation and triumph, to recognize the struggles, to commemorate the fallen and to honor the progress. But I must say that I have had real...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The power of literature and storytelling can change lives. For kids, books can open a window of understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ individuals. There’s now a free library and curriculum available to high schools to do just that, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported. READ MORE: First Class Graduates From Hackensack Meridian School Of Medicine “Hope in a...
    VIDEO2:3602:36Survey: Certified LGBTQ+ business owners say it's tough to find workersSquawk Box LGBTQ small business owners are having a difficult time getting back to business pre-pandemic. Just over 20% are having a hard time finding employees, according to a new CNBC + Acorns and NGLCC Small Business Owner Financial Health Survey. The lack of workers could wind up hampering their...
    (CNN)The San Francisco Giants marked the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month with a special, subtle new uniform. In their game Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, the Giants wore cream jerseys embroidered with a Pride patch on the right sleeve and black caps with a rainbow version of their logo. They're the first team in Major League Baseball to wear Pride-specific...
    SAN JOSE — About 25 people waved signs Sunday on the side of Calvary Chapel San Jose to protest the appearance of a national speaker who leads what the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as an anti-LGBTQ hate group. The rally was held on the first weekend of Pride month, when LGBTQ  groups organize community events in the Bay Area...
    Throughout June, Californians can buy a cannabis-infused gummy that looks and tastes like rainbow sherbet. When they do, San Mateo-based edibles company PLUS will give money to a nonprofit that advocates for incarcerated people who are trans and gender-variant. Customers who buy upscale joints or cannabis flowers this month from Venice-based Stone Road will be supporting the LGBTQ Freedom Fund,...
    The Stonewall Inn in New York City is where Pride Month started. Getty Images Pride Month's activist roots have been overshadowed, but it needs to be about taking action again. In 2020, amid the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19, Pride refocused on activism. After an uptick in LGBTQ hate crimes and anti-trans bills, that change needs to...
    "Kink at Pride" discourse is a widely bemoaned, annual online debate around Pride Month. It involves discussions about whether or not kink and fetish items should be allowed at LGBTQ Pride. The discourse also plays into tensions in LGBTQ history between assimilation and liberation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Like clockwork, the weeks ahead of this year's...
    (CNN)Every year, on the first breath of summer, Pride collections emerge like a horde of brightly-colored locusts. They blanket every storefront and Instagram feed in June, promising solidarity and celebration for LGBTQ communities. "Yaas, Queen!" the shirts proclaim. "Love is love," the decorative buttons affirm. Then there are the rainbow-printed suits and shoes, which bear no actual words but are...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Brave Space Alliance is hoping to collect data from over 30,000 transgender people in Cook County about their experiences, lives and needs with the Chicago Area Trans Survey."There is very little information that we have been able to gather about our community and what our unique need, situation and population looks like," said Stephanie Skora, the associate...
    By Idrees Ali | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow U.S. military installations to fly rainbow Pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President Donald Trump that limited the type of flags that could be flown on bases. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said that...
    Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) thinks 'religious liberty' should allow for discrimination against LGBTQ people. A Republican member of Congress who voted against a bill that would provide LGBTQ people with federal nondiscrimination protections in housing, education, health care, jury service, and more issued a post on Friday marking Pride Month....
    If anyone knows how to harm and disappoint the LGBTQ community during Pride Month, it’s Republicans in power. As Daily Kos recently covered, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed an anti-trans bill into law to stop trans girls from participating in girls’ sports teams, following the lead of a handful of other GOP-controlled states. On Wednesday, DeSantis made a stunning number...
    Beginning in 1871, Germany had a law known as Paragraph 175 that criminalized male homosexual behavior with six months in prison. The law was widely ignored in Weimar Germany, especially in Berlin, during the liberal inter-war period from 1919 to 1933. During this time, sexologist Magnus Hirschfield, a gay Berlin Jew, led efforts to abolish Paragraph 175; helped to establish...
    People on all sides of politics have varying opinions on boycotts—namely, whether or not they work and whether or not they’re worth someone’s time. Is an individual refusing to buy from a megacorporation really making a difference? What about people who have limited options due to location or budget? These are the questions that are hard to answer and reinforce the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A viral video of a fiery conversation at a Sacramento hotel pool is drawing the attention of celebrities and sparking conversations about how to talk to your kids. The video CBS13 first reported on Tuesday shows the aftermath of what happened after a group of women allegedly asked a same-sex couple to stop kissing in front of...
    The LGBTQ community celebrates every year at gay pride marches. Spencer Grant/ Getty June is Pride Month, a time to honor and recognize the impact of LGBTQ people. Photos of drag queens in the '60s and pride marches in the '70s show people celebrating acceptance. Other images show more intimate moments between couples at home. Visit Insider's homepage...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pride Month is here and in the weeks ahead, there will be events across the region — some in person, some virtual. The LGBTQ+ community and its allies will gather to reflect on gains and the work that still needs to be done, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Tuesday. Dozens of flags have been added to Christopher...
    BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- The pandemic has been hard on everyone. Social distancing was necessary but also isolating and stressful -- especially for LGBTQ youth -- who already face unique challenges.A crisis center on Long Island says the need for mental health services it offers is now greater than ever.COVID continues to keep their space off limits, and while...
    (CNN)Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California and 40 other House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prevent military service members with family members or spouses who are transgender or gender-nonconforming from being stationed in a state or country that prohibits or limits gender affirming health care and treatments.The legislation comes as states across the country have passed or are considering...
    The United States Embassy to the Holy See, otherwise known as Vatican City, joined other embassies across the world in celebrating the start of Pride Month by displaying the pride flag. “The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June,” the U.S. Embassy wrote in a tweet. “The United...
    President BidenJoe BidenBill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in Illinois schools heads to governor's desk Five things to know about the new spotlight on UFOs Biden shows little desire to reverse Trump's Cuba policies MORE on Tuesday issued a proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month and underscoring the need to keep fighting to ensure equal rights for members of...
    'Ending violence and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community demands our continued focus and diligence.' Killings of transgender and gender nonconforming people in 2021 are occurring at a far faster pace than in previous years. The violence has not gone without mention by the White House: President Joe Biden has marked...
    At the start of the 52nd commemoration of the Stonewall riots, the first openly gay state attorney general said there is plenty to celebrate this Pride Month, while also recognizing the work still left in the fight to advance LGBTQ+ equality.  "I am always both heartened by how far we have come and also really mindful of the work that...
    New York (CNN Business)A new LGBTQ exchange-traded fund recently launched on Wall Street ... just in time for the start of Pride Month. It's a clear sign that investors recognize the purchasing power and economic clout of members of the LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ + ESG100 ETF from data firm LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings (LFAP) invests in 100 companies in the...
    (CNN)As cities across the country gear up for their annual Pride parades, a trend has emerged: Increasingly, police officers in uniform are no longer allowed.Last month, both NYC Pride and The Center on Colfax, which organizes Denver Pride, announced they would no longer allow police officers to host exhibitions or participate in the parades while in uniform."While we value our...
    President Joe Biden touted his administration’s pro-LGBTQ policies Monday and vowed more action to continue “the historic progress made towards LGBTQ+ equality” since he took office. The White House released a fact sheet Monday highlighting dozens of initiatives the Biden administration has undertaken to advance the LGBT movement, including rescinding former President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in...
    June's Pride Month is a time to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. ABC7 Eyewitness News will have a series of reports on the LGBTQ+ community throughout the month.LGBTQ+ Support OrganizationsAFFINITY 95Affinity was born out of the desire of out Black lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals to bring visibility to the south side of Chicago.AIDS FOUNDATION OF...
    As far as 2021 goes, trans people have faced an absolute onslaught of hateful, exclusionary legislation across the country. Most of these bills flame hysteria about trans girls participating in girls’ sports teams, while others try to bar physicians from providing age-appropriate, gender-affirming medical care to transgender youth. Still, others try to prevent transgender folks of any age from updating...