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LGBTQ Agenda: Activists impressed with Biden's first 100 days, but say real challenges lie ahead

LGBTQ Agenda: Activists impressed with Biden's first 100 days, but say real challenges lie ahead

While President Joe Biden's campaign seemed to some like a throwback to a bygone era, his first 100 days in office have shown that he aspires to be a transformational leader — and can be, if he is pushed enough.

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By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | April 29, 2021

President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass the Equality Act and told transgender youth that he has their back during his first speech before a joint session of Congress.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 28, 2021

As more Republican-controlled statehouses across the U.S. adopt anti-LGBTQ laws, the number of states California bans taxpayer-funded travel to should continue to increase


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | April 22, 2021

The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it has formally withdrawn a rule proposed in the Trump era by the Department of Housing & Urban Development that would have allowed taxpayer-funded homeless shelters to turn away transgender people.

By Lisa Keen | April 21, 2021

A case to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court April 28 presents one of those rare instances in which different LGBTQ groups are on opposite sides.


By Cynthia Laird | April 20, 2021

LGBTQ organizations and San Francisco officials reacted Tuesday to the trio of guilty verdicts in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

By John Ferrannini | April 20, 2021

Bad Lemon, a group of musicians, singers, and producers, came out with its first single last month — a "fight song" for queer youth experiencing bullying.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

North Dakota is set for addition to the list of states California bans state-funded travel to now that lawmakers in the Peace Garden State have adopted anti-LGBTQ legislation.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

A number of Californians are among the inaugural class being inducted into the LGBTQ Hall of Fame May 2 by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.


By John Ferrannini | April 6, 2021

In a memorandum coinciding with the trans visibility day March 31, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced new departmental policies "governing open service of transgender individuals in the military."

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2021

Nearly a year after Idaho adopted anti-transgender legislation, landing the Gem State on both San Francisco's and California's banned travel lists for their employees, Arkansas now faces the same ignominious fate.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | March 24, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine made history on Wednesday by becoming the first openly transgender person to obtain Senate confirmation as a presidential appointee.

By John Ferrannini | March 19, 2021

Updated: Days after advocates held rallies in San Francisco and elsewhere call for the release of trans people in federal immigration custody, one woman was let out March 25.


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