JEFFERSON CITY — For the first time, a bill to ban conversion therapy in Missouri has been filed with the state assembly. PROMO, the state LGBTQ rights group, said that the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act, known as HB 2141, was filed by State Rep. Tracy McCreery. The bill states that “state licensed professionals cannot engage in any…
Equality Illinois PAC endorses Villivalam for Illinois’ 8th State Senate District
CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois, has endorsed Ram Villivalam for the Illinois State Senate 8th District Democratic primary. “Ram Villivalam will be a champion for all residents of the 8th district, including LGBTQ residents,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a statement released Tuesday. “Villivalam’s record…
One Iowa Action puts out call for LGBTQ Day on the Hill
DES MOINES — One Iowa Action, the political action arm of statewide LGBTQ rights group One Iowa, put out a call for people to get involved with LGBTQ Day on the Hill. LGBTQ Day on the Hill is a focused day of lobbying on Iowa state legislators. It is scheduled for January 20. “Our state…
CDC says that particular words aren’t banned
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that seven words weren’t actually banned at the agency. On Friday evening, the Washington Post reported that the words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based” could no longer be used on official documents for the 2018 budget. CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said…
HRC endorses Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin for re-election
WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its endorsement of Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin in her bid for re-election on Thursday. “We were proud to stand with Senator Baldwin when she made history in 2012, and today we are thrilled to enthusiastically endorse her bid for a second term in the U.S. Senate,” said…
Reports: Anti-LGBTQ Ohio state rep sexually harassed gay men
COLUMBUS — Media reports on Monday have said that Wes Goodman, a GOP state representative who resigned after being caught with another man, harassed and pursued gay men when he worked in Washington. From cleveland.com: The married, 33-year-old was elected to the 87th district seat in 2016 after working for the Conservative Action Project, a…
Family values Ohio GOP state rep resigns after being caught with a guy
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State Rep. Wes Goodman resigned this week after being given evidence he had “inappropriate conduct” with another man in his office, according to local media.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that Goodman was known for his “his faith and conservative values.”
The Liberal Redneck meets Gay Naturists International
CHICAGO — If you follow liberal politics, you’ve probably heard of Trae Crowder, aka The Liberal Redneck.
Since the election of Trump, he’s become well-known for blowing up the stereotypes of rednecks. Where as most people hear rednecks and think far right-wing politics and a member of the Fox News cult, Trae and his comedy partners show that you can be pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ and pro-economic justice while having a southern drawl and enjoying the backwoods.
Well, Trae and company had an interesting experience recently when they were invited to perform… for the Gay Naturists International gathering in the Poconos. While a little surprised, they actually rolled with it pretty well. Watch below.
UPDATED: LGBTQ candidates win nationwide
MINNEAPOLIS — History was made Tuesday night as transgender women won in two races. Andrea Jenknins was elected to the city council in Minneapolis and Danica Roem was elected to the state House in Virginia. Danica became only the second transgender person to win election to a state legislature in U.S. history, defeating a Republican…
GLAAD statement on the resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price
NEW YORK – Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, a LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement this evening after President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price following numerous reports of Price using close to $1 million dollars of taxpayer money to pay for the…