Activism & Politics

RNC Commemorates Log Cabin Republicans 40th Anniversary

RNC Commemorates Log Cabin Republicans 40th Anniversary

| December 12, 2017

From the Washington Blade – In what LGBT Republicans consider to be a first-of-its-kind development, the chair of the Republican National Committee last week issued an official letter commemorating Log Cabin Republicans on its 40th anniversary and praising the group for advocating for LGBT rights. “As the nation’s original and largest conservative organization advocating for […]

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VIDEO: Canada’s Justin Trudeau Apologizes for ‘Unjust Treatment’ of LGBTQ Canadians

VIDEO: Canada’s Justin Trudeau Apologizes for ‘Unjust Treatment’ of LGBTQ Canadians

| December 6, 2017

Anya Crittenton of GayStarNews published this report after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized for the ‘unjust treatment’ of LGBTQ Canadians in a speech at the House of Commons. Specifically, the apology addresses LGBTQ service members who were ‘purged’ from the military during the Cold War and beyond. ‘Now imagine, if you will,’ Trudeau […]

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Virginia Republicans Plan to Do Away With Gender References in the Chamber

Virginia Republicans Plan to Do Away With Gender References in the Chamber

| November 28, 2017

LGBTQ Nation Reports: Democratic delegate-elect Danica Roem’s historic win on Election Day, as one of eight openly trans candidates elected to office, and the first trans person elected to a state legislature, has presented a unique problem for some of her anti-trans colleagues. It has been the hundreds years old tradition for delegates to refer […]

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VIDEO: Interview with Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Legislator from Virginia

VIDEO: Interview with Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Legislator from Virginia

| November 8, 2017

Danica Roem won her election last night to become the first openly transgender state legislator in American history and the victory was especially sweet since her opponent was the most anti-LGBTQ politicians in the state, according to a report from LGBTQ Nation. “During his ruthless campaign, Bob Marshall was aggressively transphobic, including refusing to debate […]

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Tampa Bay LGBTQ Community Celebrates November 7 Election

Tampa Bay LGBTQ Community Celebrates November 7 Election

| November 8, 2017

Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community is celebrating the re-election of St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and out lesbian council member Darden Rice in the Tuesday, November 7 election. Another out lesbian council woman Amy Foster won re-election to her seat earlier this year because there was no challenger. Kriseman defeated former Mayor Rick Baker with 51 […]

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Winnie Foster: Local Shero Documentary

Winnie Foster: Local Shero Documentary

| October 18, 2017

Friday, October 20: 6 pm   St Petersburg Sheroes & Heroes Among Us: Winnie Foster @ Enoch Davis Community Center, 1111 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 The arrival of a new documentary series shot on location in South St Petersburg. Sheroes & Heroes Among Us kicks off with its first premiere “Winnie Foster: The […]

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Equality Florida Names Former State Rep Joe Saunders Its Senior Political Director

Equality Florida Names Former State Rep Joe Saunders Its Senior Political Director

| August 30, 2017

Equality Florida recently announced that Former State Representative Joe Saunders is rejoining the organization’s staff as the new Senior Political Director. In this role Saunders will be charged with leading the organization’s civic engagement programs, pro-LGBTQ mobilization efforts, and electoral programs. After nearly a ten year tenure serving as Equality Florida’s Field Director, Saunders ran […]

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Reads Book Excerpt, Says Her “Skin Crawled” During Debate

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Reads Book Excerpt, Says Her “Skin Crawled” During Debate

| August 23, 2017

In the first excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated upcoming memoir aired on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on August 23, the former Democratic presidential candidate said her “skin crawled” during a debate with Donald Trump. In audio clips of Clinton reading from the book, “What Happened,” which were first obtained by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, […]

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