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Report identifies best practices in the management of LGBTQI youth in juvenile justice settings

 A new report from The Fenway Institute and the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights identifies best practices in the management of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) youth in juvenile justice settings. The report notes that LGBT youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system, especially lesbian and bisexual girls and […]

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Human Rights Campaign Endorses J.B. Pritzker for Governor of Illinois

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of J.B. Pritzker in his bid to become the next governor of Illinois. “J.B. Pritzker has the vision and experience needed to build a stronger future for the hard-working families of Illinois,” said HRC […]

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David Hernandez Releases 2nd Studio Album

American Idol’s David Hernandez has released his highly anticipated second studio album Kingdom: the Mixtapethrough his own label. Self-produced and recorded in various home studios in Los Angeles, California — proving artists don’t need fancy studios to make a great record anymore —Kingdom: the Mixtapeis David’s first full album release since 2011’s I Am Who […]

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The Coming Out Play Festival Highlights National Coming Out Month

October is National Coming Out Month. Originally a one-day observance, it has grown into a monthlong, international celebration of independence filled with pride, civil awareness, maturation and discovery. Throughout the LGBT community, it also is a time of reflection, activism and self-determination filled with events, parties and education. For Sean Michael, a local thespian and […]

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Drag Star Doc-Series ‘Dancing Queen’ Debuts on Netflix Oct. 5

Dancing Queen is a hilarious and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing, world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Justin Johnson – aka Drag Superstar Alyssa Edwards – as he juggles his dance life,  drag life, family life, and love life. Filmed in Justin’s hometown of Mesquite, Texas, Dancing Queen goes behind the makeup and into […]

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Kathy Griffin Gets Real About the Decapitated Trump Photo That Changed Her Life and How She’s Using it to Bring Life to Her ‘Laugh Your Head Off’ Tour

When comedian and actress Kathy Griffin posted a photo on social media of her holding President Donald Trump’s decapitated head last year, she had no idea the immense impact it would have on her future. “May 30, 2017, was the day that changed my life forever,” she says. “People said I’d come unhinged — first […]

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Saint Louis Effort for AIDS and the AIDS Resource Center Announce Merger

The AIDS Resource Center has announced a merger with Saint Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA). The merger will enhance and expand programs and services for people at risk and living with HIV in St. Louis by bringing the HIV Medical Home to the area. The HIV Medical Home is an integrated model of health and […]

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In Historic Vote, Cuyahoga Becomes Only Ohio County to Protect LGBTQ Residents From Discrimination

Cuyahoga County Council just made history for its LGBTQ residents. The council––the first county in Ohio, and only one of two that can enact such a law, the other being Summit––voted to establish county-wide LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. In addition, they created a Human Rights Commission in order to advance a culture of diversity and inclusion, […]

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