National and International

Women: To Get Ahead, Be Nice

Women: To Get Ahead, Be Nice

| August 10, 2017

Women Must Be Nice To Gain Influence At Work, Study Finds. For men, it’s optional. By Emily Peck, Huffington Post Women — “Girls are taught at a young age that it’s important to be nice ? sugar and spice and all that. And the pressure to please doesn’t let up for grown women with jobs, […]

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California Transgender Women Running for Congress

California Transgender Women Running for Congress

| August 7, 2017

GayStarNews has introduced us to Terra Snover, a trans woman running for Congress in California’s 10th congressional district. She is the state’s first openly transgender politician and plans to stand up for LGBT people nationwide. One of Snover’s top priorities is California’s water. ‘As a state, we have been having water problems for years and […]

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America’s First Gender Bending Revolutionary War Soldier

America’s First Gender Bending Revolutionary War Soldier

| August 6, 2017

Women have challenged gender roles to take on “men’s work” for centuries. LGBTQ Nation has published the story of Deborah Sampson, who is often said to be the first American woman to disguise herself as a man to join the Army. Serving 17 months as Robert Shurtleff, she was wounded in 1782 and later received […]

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VIDEO: Female Retired Marine  Enters the 2018 Congressional Race

VIDEO: Female Retired Marine Enters the 2018 Congressional Race

| August 6, 2017

NPR has reported that Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath’s political ad has taken the Internet (or at least the political corner of the Internet) by storm, but she says that she doesn’t typically love being fussed over. “People who know me personally know me as an introvert,” she said. “I’m not somebody who seeks […]

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ACLU Gives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Superhero Makeover

ACLU Gives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Superhero Makeover

| August 3, 2017

On National Coloring Book Day, August 2, LGBTQ Nation reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) celebrated by honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a fabulous superhero makeover. Ginsburg ruled in favor or marriage equality, and was in favor of it even before it reached the Supreme Court. She also officiated at […]

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VIDEO: Powerful Short Film Challenges Stereotypes about Female Beauty

VIDEO: Powerful Short Film Challenges Stereotypes about Female Beauty

| August 2, 2017

The Huffington Post’s Curtis M. Wong brought our attention to this short film by Dove. The “Real Beauty” clip shows the power of living genuine. “Dove teamed up with “Scandal” screenwriter and producer Shonda Rhimes for a powerful short film that aims to help “redefine” female standards of beauty,” Wong wrote. Released July 25, 2017 […]

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Fresno LGBT Community Center Closes

Fresno LGBT Community Center Closes

| August 2, 2017

After seven years of serving the Fresno, California area LGBT community, the city’s only physical community center has just closed its doors.  Board members of the non-profit group that operated the center cited a variety of challenges in keeping the all-volunteer organization afloat. A year ago the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center closed because of a […]

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The Rachel Maddow Show Gets Two Emmy Nominations

The Rachel Maddow Show Gets Two Emmy Nominations

| July 26, 2017

After leading MSNBC to its first lead in ratings over Fox News, The Rachel Maddow Show has just received two Emmy nominations. Also nominated in the “Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis” category were “All in With Chris Hayes,” “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” and ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Maddow’s second nomination […]

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