LGBTQ

Steve August 4, 2021

The award marks the first Emmy® win for Here TV and the first LGBTQ+ Network to win in the children’s category. Here TV, America’s first and largest LGBTQ+ premium subscription TV and streaming service, scored their first Daytime Emmy® Award for their short-form documentary series Girls’ Voices Now. The award marks the first Emmy® win for […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Just days after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Team USA shot putter Raven Saunders shared Tuesday that her mother has died.  Clarissa Saunders died in Orlando, Florida, where she was attending a watch party of the competition for her daughter, her family told WCBD-TV, a news station in Saunders’ hometown of Charleston, […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Four candidates are competing for two seats for City Commissioner in the Aug. 14 City of Rehoboth Beach election. The Blade interviewed each; below are their remarks and a preview of the key issues in the race. Incumbent Richard Byrne  Richard Byrne (Photo via Linkedin) Byrne was elected a city commissioner in 2018, contributing to […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Four candidates are competing for two seats for City Commissioner in the Aug. 14 City of Rehoboth Beach election. The Blade interviewed each; below are their remarks and a preview of the key issues in the race. Incumbent Richard Byrne  Richard Byrne (Photo via Linkedin) Byrne was elected a city commissioner in 2018, contributing to […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Activists in Peru have expressed concern over their country’s new government and whether it will actively oppose LGBTQ rights. President Pedro Castillo, a teacher from Cajamarca region of northern Peru who is a member of the leftist and socialist Free Peru party, in June narrowly defeated Keiko Fujimori, his right-wing opponent who is the daughter […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Eurovision star Roxen has come out as non-binary in a powerful, open conversation with fans on TikTok. Roxen – real name Larisa Roxana Giurgiu – was chosen in 2020 to represent Romania at Eurovision, but the international singing competition was cancelled that year due to COVID-19. Romanian broadcaster TVR announced Roxen would reprise their role […]

Steve August 3, 2021

The American Medical Association is recommending that sex be dropped from the public part of birth certificates – and conservatives are very upset. Designating babies as ‘male’ or ‘female’ on the public-facing part of their birth certificate “fails to recognise the medical spectrum of gender identity”, the AMA said in June 2021. The AMA’s board […]

Steve August 3, 2021

SNP MP Joanna Cherry has complained about her party’s new complaints officer, claiming that he accused her of “transphobia”. Cherry, an outspoken opponent of Scottish trans rights reforms who was sacked from the SNP’s Westminster front bench days after Nicola Sturgeon vowed to tackle transphobia within the party, said the new complaints officer, Ricky Taylor, “has a history […]

Steve August 3, 2021

A female transgender student at the University of the District of Columbia on Aug. 2 filed a discrimination complaint against the university on grounds that it is violating the city’s Human Rights Act by continuing to use her legal name on school documents and class enrollment lists unless she obtains a legal name change. Emma […]

Steve August 3, 2021

At the outset of 2020, D.C.-based Knead Hospitality + Design founders and co-owners (and partners for more than 20 years) Jason Berry and Michael Reginbogin envisioned big plans for their rapidly expanding realm of restaurants across the D.C. area. “In March 2020, however, we thought that we were going to lose everything,” Reginbogin says. Today, […]

Steve August 3, 2021

All Are Welcome by Liz Parker (1st) Tiny McAllister never thought she’d get married. Not because she didn’t want to, but because she didn’t think girls from Connecticut married other girls. Yet here she is with Caroline, the love of her life, at their destination wedding on the Bermuda coast. In attendance―their respective families and […]