The chief of the critical care unit at a Baltimore Hospital died of COVID-19 last week surrounded by co-workers and his husband has some harsh words for those out there who refuse to wear a mask.
In a small town in Pennsylvania, pro-Trump supporters clashed with Black Live Matter protesters and started chanting “kill transgenders!”
The city council of a popular tourist stop in Alaska unanimously passed an ordinance last week prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination.
And a new study shows that drivers of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are prone to discrimination against riders who support LGBTQ equality.
(Photo: Dr. Joseph Costa was chief of Mercy Medical Center’s Critical Care Division. He died due to COVID-19)
While most people were forced to remain inside for Pride month this June, several celebrities including 3 snowboarders came out citing pride month as their motivation.
But Pride month didn’t end happily everywhere, including here in the Bay Area where two hate crimes are being investigated by police. A transgender man was verbally assaulted in Fairfax and a couple is now facing criminal hate crime charges. In Oakland, the LGBTQ Center was vandalized. Police there were quick to condemn the action and are investigating the incident as an anti-LGBT hate crime.
(Photo: Snowboarder and filmmaker Tanner Pendleton – Instagram)
The Netherlands announced that the country will eliminate all gender markers on all forms of identification except for passports by the year 2025.
In California, a federal judge has ordered the release of the videotapes made of the infamous Proposition 8 trial held in 2010 that lead to same-sex marriage being stored in California. But proponents of Proposition 8 immediately filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court hoping to block the release of the trial tapes.
And in Santa Monica, California, workers at a Burger King are protesting management’s inappropriate and lacking response to an employee’s recent death from the Corona Virus. Instead of taking responsibility, management blamed the transgender worker’s death on hormones.
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(Photo: Dutch flag – Dutchgamer, Yusuf Babayusuf / CC BY 4.0)
LGBT activists used a drone to place a rainbow pride flag in the hands of a famous statue in the often anti-LGBTQ country of Ukraine.
Pride celebrations happened virtually all over the U.S.; perhaps inspiring a 90-year-old man to come out of the closet for the first time while wondering about the love of his life from 50 years ago.
Cities throughout the Bay Area raised the pride flag on official flag poles, but in San Ramon and Danville, the City Council’s voted to raise the Philadelphia version of the flag created in 2017 that includes a brown and black stripe representing LGBTQ communities of color.
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(Photo: Courtesy of Kyiv Pride)