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Equality Federation Welcomes 200+ LGBTQ Leaders For Leadership Conference 2019

July 17-20th, Equality Federation and Fairness Campaign co-hosts the 22nd annual Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is the premier gathering of LGBTQ movement leaders focusing on the crucial work of winning equality in state legislatures and local communities across the country.  Over 200+ people will be in attendance to strategize, mobilize and connect […]

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Lambda Legal Urges the House to Pass the National Defense Authorization Act with the Nondiscrimination Provision

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill included (Amendment 339) protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in the armed services. Lambda Legal released the following statement on behalf of Senior Staff Attorney Sasha Buchert: “Lambda Legal urges the House to […]

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LGBTQ Elected Officials Increased by 24.9% in Past Year

There are 698 known openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States – a 24.9 percent increase in the past year – according to LGBTQ Victory Institute’s 2019Out for America report, which was released today. The increase is attributable to the growing number of LGBTQ people running for office, an increase in those willing to […]

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing, First Man to Walk on the Moon are Celebrated Every Day at Lunar-Themed Hotel in St. Louis

As the 50th anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon approaches, one of the unexpected places to celebrate this American space landmark is St. Louis’ Moonrise Hotel, filled with moon and space memorabilia and art ranging from rare to kitschy and everything in between. The boutique hotel is topped with the world’s largest […]

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‘Queer Eye’ Returns For Fourth and Fifth Seasons

Netflix has picked-up the Emmy® Award-winning Queer Eye for a fourth season, debuting July 19 with all episodes. In season four, the hosts of Queer Eye return to the BBQ capital of the world, Kansas City, with a new roster of eight heroes. Netflix has additionally ordered a fifth season that will start production on June 24, […]

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Louisville Flying High During Colorful Pride Week

Louisville’s Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the Fairness Campaign all came together to kick-off Pride Week June 10 – 17 by raising two new flags in front of Metro Hall. These flags, designed and donated by Louisville Tourism, feature a black fleur-di-lis in the middle […]

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Ivy Queen Will Headline Wynwood Pride Festival

International performer and composer Ivy Queen, who just dropped her new single “787”,will be headlining the inaugural Wynwood Pride Festival Saturday June 22nd, 2019. The undisputed “Queen of Reggaeton”, a trailblazer for women in a genre often dominated by men and a huge advocate for the LGBTQ community, will receive the recognition for her support […]

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LGBTQ+ Community Has Long Bolstered the Armed Forces

As Pride Month celebrations are in full force, the Soldiers Memorial Military Museumis paying homage to LGBTQ+ community members who served in the armed forces. Although LGBTQ+ contributions to the military are not often highlighted in history books, members of the community have served in the U.S. military since its inception. “The father of what […]

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