TWO KANSAS CITY COPS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING TRANSGENDER WOMAN

Two police officers in Kansas City, Mo., have been charged with assaulting a transgender woman while arresting her in May 2019. The officers, Matthew Brummett and Charles Prichard, were arresting Brianna Hill after she got into an argument at a beauty supply store, the Associated Press reports. Hill was murdered in October of last year, shot to death at…

TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN ATTACK ON SAN ANTONIO BARBERSHOP

A transgender woman was killed in an attack on a barbershop preparing to reopen in San Antonio last week. The victim, Helle Jae O’Regan, 20, was at Diesel Barbershop last Wednesday with two other employees, getting it ready for a planned Friday reopening, the San Antonio Current reports. The shop was locked, but one of the employees…

CANADA ON BRINK OF BANNING CONVERSION THERAPY NATIONWIDE

Canada is considering legislation to restrict conversion therapy nationally. David Lametti, the nation’s justice minister, and Bardish Chagger, the minister of diversity and youth, introduced a bill to that effect Monday afternoon, CTV News reports. Lametti called the proposal the “most progressive and comprehensive in the world” seeking to limit the discredited and harmful practice of trying…

HOW AN ANTI-GAY SMEAR HELPED END A BOY’S LIFE

If you have not seen the Netflix documentary The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, you’re missing a shocking, jaw-dropping story of physical and mental abuse and the unspeakable death of a beautiful, sweet, and caring young boy. How do you begin to describe the terror inflicted upon Gabriel by a severely mentally ill mother and her monster of…

FATAL SHOOTING OF D.C. TRANSGENDER WOMAN UNDER INVESTIGATION

A transgender woman was shot to death in a vacant apartment building in Washington, D.C., Sunday, possibly in an exchange of gunfire with a security guard — but trans advocates are skeptical of some police statements about the case. The woman, whose name has not been released, was found dead in the building Monday, the Washington…

LENA WAITHE & ALANA MAYO WERE MARRIED IN FRONT OF HARVEY MILK’S BUST

Writer, producer, and actor Lena Waithe appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’s show, where she shared with guest host John Legend that she and her longtime partner, Alana Mayo, were recently privately married at San Francisco City Hall in front of the bust of LGBTQ rights activist Harvey Milk. Waithe, whose Queen & Slim recently screened at AFI Fest,…

LIL NAS Z BECOMES FIRST OUT GAY MAN TO WIN @ CMAs

Lil Nas X continues to pave his way into history by way of “Old Town Road.” The country trap star just became the first openly gay man to win a Country Music Association Award. The record-breaking single by the out rapper and country star Billy Ray Cyrus won the award for musical event of the year. “I…

16 SIGNS YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS OVER

Not to start on a downer, but when you are dying, you will not remember the hours at the office or the many shoes you bought. You will remember the relationships — good, bad, and ugly — that sparked through your life. They are the most frustrating part of living, and they are absolutely what…

ATTACKER OF TRANS WOMAN MULAYSIA BOOKER GETS OFF WITH REDUCED CHARGE

The man charged with beating transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker at a Dallas apartment complex in April has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and sentenced to 300 days in jail. The verdict comes after a trial that saw the victim repeatedly deadnamed and misgendered by defense attorneys, who called the attack a fight between two men….

MATTEL UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST GENDER-NEUTRAL DOLL

Androgyny has found its space on the toy aisle. Mattel has officially launched the world’s first line of gender-neutral dolls, marketed as Creatable World. Promising to make “doll play more inclusive,” Mattel offers a kit that lets kids make a doll that’s male, female, or neither. “In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids…