🏳️‍⚧️ TRANS WOMAN NEDRA SEQUENCE MORRIS FOUND DEAD IN FLORIDA 😡

Transgender woman Nedra Sequence Morris, 50, was found dead in a pool of blood Saturday on a street in Opa-locka, Fla. Morris’s family said she was shot in the head at another location and her body dumped there, South Florida TV station WTVJ reports. Miami-Dade County police have not confirmed this and have released few details about…

🗳 OREGONIAN HOPES TO BE NATION’S FIRST TRANS MALE STATE LAWMAKER 🏳️‍⚧️

Zeloszelos Marchandt would bring experience in theater, health care, and journalism plus an extensive activist background to the Oregon House. Zeloszelos Marchandt has a varied résumé — journalist, health care worker, entrepreneur, playwright, theater director. Now he’s looking to add state representative to that list, becoming the first transgender male state legislator in the nation….

🏳️‍⚧️ TRANS MAN RAY MUSCAT FATALLY SHOT IN MICHIGAN 😢

Police say Muscat’s girlfriend, who later died by suicide, was the perpetrator. Transgender man Ray Muscat, 26, was shot to death Sunday at his home in Oakland County, Mich., becoming at least the 13th trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming American to have died by violence in 2022. Police said he was shot by his girlfriend, trans woman Ruby…

TOM DALEY DIVES DEEP ON OLYMPIC GOLD, KNITTING & BEING A DAD

Family life has been treating Tom Daley very well these days. The morning we speak, Daley looks relaxed and confident with his trademark bubbly persona and effervescent smile on persistent display. The better part of a year has elapsed since he took home an Olympic gold medal in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving event…

WILSON CRUZ TO RECEIVE GLAADs VITO RUSSON AWARD FOR HIS WORK

Actor Wilson Cruz is set to be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York. The May 6 event, to be hosted by Cody Rigsby and Peppermint, is the 33rd annual celebration meant to honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ+ people and issues. Cruz, who has had a long career…

🌈 THE ADVOCATE WINS GLAAD MEDIA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE 🏳️‍🌈

The Advocate won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage at Saturday night’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The magazine bested Entertainment Weekly, People, POZ, and Variety in the category. The Advocate had also won the category in 2020. “Thank you to GLAAD for this honor at a time when it’s especially incumbent upon LGBTQ+ news outlets…

THE NEW HEAD OF GLSEN ON HOW SHE’LL PROTECT QUEER KIDS

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, the youth-oriented LGBTQ+ organization’s new executive director, enters her job at a critical time. GLSEN has seen much success in its goal to make schools safer for LGBTQ+ students, but the job is nowhere near finished, says new executive director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers. “We’ve made incredible progress in recent years, and I’m eager to make…