Women’s History Month Feature
15 Queer Women Who Changed History
In honor of commemorating women in history, learn more of these iconic LGBTQ+ women that changed the course of history and paved the way for today’s communities. PRIDE. 2023.
Iowa Republicans Propose Banning Gay Marriage In State Constitution
8 Republican legislators introduced a bill last Tuesday proposing a constitutional amendment to bay same-sex marriage in the state of Iowa. Axios Des Moines. Mar. 1, 2023.
Hundreds of Iowa City Students Join Statewide “We Say Gay” Walkout To Protest Legislation
In response to the mass threat against LGBTQ+ rights state- and nation-wide, hundreds of students from the Iowa City school district area marched in protest, marking the largest protest in Iowa since the Supreme Court abortion ruling. Iowa City Press-Citizen. Mar. 1, 2023.
Missouri Debates Ban On LGBTQ Education For All Grades
Missouri legislature debate over a bill modeled after Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law that would effectively ban teachers from including any lessons on most LGBTQ+ history for any grades. NBC News. Mar. 2, 2023.
Tennessee Legislature Advances Bill Severely Limiting Drag Shows
Tennessee lawmakers advanced legislation recently that would severely limit where certain drag shows can take place – a proposal the governor, Bill Lee, promised to sign into law. The Guardian. Mar. 2, 2023
Democrat-Controlled Michigan Senate Votes To Protect LGBTQ Rights
Michigan senators voted to expand the state’s civil rights law to include LGBTQ+ community and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. PBS. Mar. 1, 2023.
World’s First Openly Transgender Member of Parliament Dies
Georgina Beyer, a former sex worker, actor, drag queen, and present-day icon, was elected to New Zealand’s parliament in 1999. The wonderful advocate for LGBTQ+ rights has unfortunately passed away --- but all of the work that she did in parliament will always be commemorated. NBC News. Mar. 6, 2023.
Mississippi Enacts Ban On Gender-Affirming Care For Children
To worsen the attack on LGBTQ+ and TGI rights, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill blocking access to gender-affirming care for transgender minors. PBS. Mar. 6, 2023.
Kenya’s LGBTQ Community Wins Bittersweet Victory In Battle For Rights
In slightly better news, the Supreme Court of Kenya ruled in favor of the LGBTQ+ community, granting individuals the freedom of association in the country. Unfortunately, the ruling has been met by strong opposition from churches and conservative politicians. The Guardian. Mar. 3, 2023.
Florida Introduces Bill That Would Remove Trans Kids From Parents
The attack on LGBTQ+ and TGI rights nationwide seemingly appears never-ending. Florida introduced a bill that would charge parents who provide their children with gender-affirming care with a felony. Los Angeles Blade. Mar. 5, 2023.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Response To Tennessee’s New Anti-LGBTQI+ Laws
Watch the video on Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s response to the TN governor’s bills restricting drag shows here: Twitter. Mar. 3, 2023.
LGBTQ Puerto Rican Women Are Making History in 2023
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Gina Mendez Miro, the first openly lesbian Puerto Rico woman, to the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico! Washington Blade. Mar. 7, 2023.
Trans Athlete Wins Lawsuit Against USA Powerlifting
JayCee Cooper won in lawsuit overturning USA Powerlifting ban on trans women competitors. The Court found that the organization’s transgender policy was discriminatory and violated LGBTQ+ protections in Minnesota’s Human Rights Act. MetroWeekly. Mar. 4, 2023.
Arts & Entertainment
Elliot Page’s Gucci Throuple Ad Is The Representation Hot Messy Queers Need
Gucci recently enlisted Elliot Page, an openly transgender actor, in a new fragrance ad featuring a throuple moment alongside A$AP Rocky and Julia Garner. them. Mar. 3, 2023.
Renee Rapp Talks “Hating The First Year Of Filming ‘The Sex Lives Of College Girls’” Because Of Her Past Struggles With Coming Out As Bisexual
Renee Rapp, singer and actress, opens up about her difficulty with self-acceptable specifically regarding her sexuality, all whilst playing a lesbian character in the beloved show “The Sex Lives of College Girls”. Buzzfeed. Mar. 1, 2023.
Pedro Pascal Shuts Down Paparazzi’s Question About “The Last Of Us” LGBTQ+ Themes: ‘You Should Know Why’
Since his younger sister came out as trans in 2021, Pedro Pascal has consistently supported the LGBTQ+ community, both online and IRL. Independent. Mar. 7, 2023.
Independent Spirit Awards’ Acting Categories Dominated By Women As They Go Gender Neutral For First Time
As the award ceremony transitioned towards gender neutral categories, women ended up sweeping the acting awards last weekend (iktr). Most notably, Stephanie Hsu who won her first ever individual award at the ceremony and gave a heartfelt acceptance speech. Deadline. Mar. 4, 2023.
Your Queer Weekly Horoscope: March 6-12
A bite-sized look at the ups and downs of the week ahead. them. Mar. 4, 2023.
How Common Is Transgender Treatment Regret, De-transitioning
Despite lawmakers frequently citing concerns regarding young individuals regretting gender-affirming medical treatment, studies suggest regret of transitioning is actually uncommon. In fact, in a review of 27 studies involving nearly 8,000 teens and adults who underwent transgender-related surgeries, only 1% on average expressed regret. ABC News. Mar. 3, 2023.
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