It looks like President Biden has pulled off another surprise. Two LGBTQ women have just been appointed to important positions in the Pentagon.
It was the first time this year that Kean University in New Jersey held a Lavender Graduation on campus to honor LGBTQ students who have graduated.
Just like in other American states I talked about in the last few weeks, Arkansas and North Carolina, for example, Texas legislators are considering a whole group of anti-LGBTQ bills. Except that in Texas, 41 companies including Amazon, American Airlines, Apple, Dell Technologies, Facebook, IBM, Levi Strauss, Marriott International, Microsoft, and Silicon Labs, who are either based in the state or do business there, have just teamed up to ask lawmakers to cut the crap.
After approving a measure in March that prevented trans children from playing sports on teams that reflect their true gender, Tennessee lawmakers have once again approved an anti-LGBTQ bill.
Thirty-three American LGBTQ students, or former students, are suing the Department of Education.
After the bad news from Arkansas where a bunch of anti-LGBTQ laws has been passed, signed into law, or are about to be signed into law, let’s move on to North Carolina where four pro-LGBTQ bills have been introduced by legislators and the group Equality NC.
As you already know, there is a wave of hatred against transgender people that has spread across the American states with anti-trans laws.
After winning the U.S. presidential election last year, Joe Biden made a surprise appointment of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Levine became the first transgender woman ever to hold such a high-level position.
Today, I am delighted to share that Rachel Levine was confirmed a few days ago to her position by the U.S. Senate.
Back in Michigan where last time we saw the LGBTQ rights group, Fair and Equal Michigan, had successfully sent to the vote their initiative to bring protections to LGBTQ people against discrimination.
Well, we may not need that initiative in the end because openly bisexual Democratic Representative Laurie Pohutsky has reintroduced a bill to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act in Michigan, which currently protects against discrimination based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status or marital status.
Republicans have introduced bills attacking transgender teens and children in many U.S states.
Unfortunately, transgender rights are in danger in Missouri too as a bill to prevent transgender youth from playing sports and getting gender reassignment treatments has been introduced in the House of Representatives.