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Reaction to New California Law Banning Schools Notify Parents of Child’s Pronoun Change

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that bans rules requiring schools to notify parents of a child’s gender identity or sexual orientation without the child’s permission. Supporters of the law say it will help protect LGBTQ+ students who are living in unsafe households, but opponents say this will hinder a school’s ability to be transparent

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LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research (CNN) — Here is a look at LGBTQ milestones in the United States. LGBTQ is an acronym meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The term sometimes is extended to LGBTQIA, to include intersex and asexual groups. Queer is an umbrella term for non-straight people; intersex refers to those whose

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US security alert warns Americans overseas of potential attacks on LGBTQ events

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department renewed a global security warning Friday for Americans overseas, adding to it that LGBTQ people and events in particular face an “increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence.” The alert is a standard renewal of travel advice telling Americans to exercise increased caution against possible attacks by violent extremist groups while

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Laphonza Butler makes history as first out LGBTQ Senate Judiciary Committee member

By Devan Cole, CNN Washington (CNN) — California Sen. Laphonza Butler will fill the Senate Judiciary Committee seat left empty by the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a history-making move that also gives Democrats back their razor-thin control of the powerful committee tasked with vetting federal judicial nominees. Butler, the first known Black lesbian in

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LGBTQ advocates are celebrated at the Prestigious Pride Honor Awards

The Prestigious Pride Honors Awards highlight and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals advocating for a more inclusive world for all. Six individuals and one organization are being awarded at the ceremony. Oct 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Hilton Palm Springs, 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way 2023 RECIPIENTS  Spirit of Stonewall Lifetime Achievement Award: Donald

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James ‘Gypsy’ Haake, Trixie Mattel, & Ethylina Canne announced as 2023 Palm Springs Pride Parade grand marshals

Greater Palm Springs Pride announced today that 91-year-old James “Gypsy” Haake, one of the oldest living drag queens in the world, will be recognized as the 2023 Pride Parade Grand Marshal. “The oldest living drag queen embodies the history and evolution of drag culture, serving as a living testament to the struggles and triumphs of

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