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Breyer announces retirement, opens up new battle over Supreme Court

Breyer announces retirement, opens up new battle over Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who had joined landmark decisions from the court in support of LGBTQ rights, announced January 26 that he'd retire, opening up a chance for President Joe Biden to make a pick.

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By John Ferrannini | January 26, 2022

After Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's letter, four LGBTQ advocacy groups expressed appreciation and reiterated their support for ending the blood ban.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Nine state LGBTQ rights organizations announced a new coalition aimed at getting civil rights protections enshrined in federal law in a bipartisan fashion before the midterm elections.


By John Ferrannini | January 19, 2022

Brian Custer, Ph.D., of Vitalant said he hopes the study's results will guide the federal agency to consider changing questions about men who have sex with men specifically to questions about sexual health and safety across orientations.

By Eric Jansen | January 13, 2022

LGBTQ civil rights may indeed be threatened by abortion cases now before the conservative-heavy U.S. Supreme Court.


By John Ferrannini | January 11, 2022

South Carolina is the one of three states that requires people convicted of consensual gay sex prior to 2003 to register as sex offenders.

By Liz Highleyman | December 22, 2021

The federal Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization of two drugs for the treatment of COVID-19.


By John Ferrannini | December 21, 2021

Bishop John Francis Doerfler of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette, in Michigan, is receiving criticism from LGBTQ Catholics and their allies for seeking to bar them from the sacrament of Holy Communion.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 20, 2021

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, a San Diego-based website is aiming to educate voters about their congressional representatives.


By John Ferrannini | December 14, 2021

A new LGBTQ media company is releasing its 2021 holiday gift guide December 15. Queerency CEO Travers Johnson said "we are wanting to show the diversity, depth, and breadth of queer innovation."

By Liz Highleyman | December 10, 2021

New York City has become the first U.S. city to open government sanctioned supervised injection facilities, as San Francisco officials continue the process of doing the same.


By Brody Levesque, Washington Blade | December 10, 2021

The jury in the case of actor Jussie Smollett reached a guilty verdict December 9 in his trial on five felony charges that he faked a hate crime and was responsible for orchestrating it in January 2019.

By John Ferrannini | December 7, 2021

For the first time, a federal district court ruled that the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia does not grant adoption agencies a blanket license to discriminate against queer couples.


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