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Anti-bullying laws that include sexual orientation associated with fewer suicide attempts

LOS ANGELES — New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that anti-bullying laws that explicitly protect youth based on sexual orientation are associated with fewer suicide attempts among all youth, regardless of sexual orientation. In addition, enumeration of sexual orientation was…

‘Altered Boy’ Garrett Allain returns as Gayerbear in ‘Gayerbear: The Live Visual Album’

CHICAGO — Beyoncé. Justin Timberlake. Red plastic cups. All have mastered the fine art of going Solo. Can man-loving-man performing legend Gayerbear follow in their footsteps as a solo singer-dancer? Come find out as he encounters a fruit basket full of personalities, social and libationary shortcomings, and his own inner booty while performing his live…

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus announces first-ever national LGBTQ center for the arts in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) announced that the first-ever National LGBTQ Center for the Arts will open in San Francisco, CA. With a primary focus on performances, public programs and community partnerships, the Center provides a space to bring the arts community and SFGMC together. Purchased for $9.6…

LGBTQIA+ scholarship applications now being accepted at Western Illinois University

MACOMB — Applications are being accepted for the Western Illinois University 2019 Martin Dupuis/Mukti Fund Leadership Award in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Communities. The $1,400 award recognizes a student who has provided leadership either for a LGBTQIA+ group and/or in regards to LGBTQIA+ issues. Applicants who meet the leadership criteria must be undergraduate…

Brian Bond named new executive director of PFLAG National

WASHINGTON —Today, PFLAG National — the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their families, and allies—announced that Brian Bond will join the organization as its new Executive Director, effective February 1st. Board President Kathy Godwin said, “I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the helm of PFLAG National.…

Lambda Legal sues Social Security Administration for fourth same-sex surviving spouse denied survivor’s benefits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Lambda Legal on Thurday filed a motion on behalf of a 75-year-old gay man arguing that the Social Security Administration’s denial of spousal survivor’s benefits to him, on the grounds that he was not married for long enough despite discriminatory marriage laws that prevented him from marrying earlier, is unconstitutional. The lawsuit…

Boho Theatre announces directors for 2019 season

CHICAGO—BoHo Theatre announces the directors for its upcoming 2019 season, its first as a resident theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. Bright Star Music,…

Transgender march on Washington to be held March 31-April 1

NEW YORK — Members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities will take a major stand against hate and discrimination when they rally in the nation’s capital for the first National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) on Washington, D.C., Monday, April 1st. Transgender individuals from major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,…