DR. RACHEL LEVINE MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST TRANS OFFICIAL CONFIRMED BY SENATE

Dr. Rachel Levine has been confirmed in a bipartisan Senate vote to be assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Levine’s historic nomination has now also earned her the distinction of being the first transgender federal official to be confirmed. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined all Democrats…

RITCHE TORRES IS PROPOSTING LEGISLATION THAT WILL INCLUDE LGBTQ BUSINESSES IN CREDIT REGULATIONS

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), the first out gay Afro-Latinx member of Congress, is introducing legislation that will explicitly include LGBTQ-owned businesses in federal regulations for financial institutions regarding data and other information they compile. The LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act seeks to amend section 1071 of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which…

BILLY PORTER REMINDS US THAT LGBTQ PEOPLE MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE ELECTION

The LGBTQ community made a major impact on the outcomes of the 2020 election season. LGBTQ Nation analysis of data revealed that without LGBTQ voters in key states, Donald Trump likely would have won reelection as President, for example. Further reviews have also concluded that Trump could have won again, if not for the force of LGBTQ voters all over the…

MURDER OF GENDER NON-CONFORMING TEEN WAS BROADCAST ON FACEBOOK

Jaheim “Bella” Pugh was just 19 when he was gunned down at a party on Sunday, December 13. Pugh – a gender non-conforming individual who used both he/him and she/her pronouns – was the only fatality among the three people injured in the shooting. Pugh’s family is certain that he was targeted because of his…