LGBTQ+ News

November 22, 2019

Welcome to back to YUNGMIGA’s Friday Queer Catch-Up, a weekly post where folks can catch up recent LGBTQ+ news and pop culture.

LOCAL NEWS ROUND UP

The Chicago Park District’s Queering the Parks group gave queer youth the opportunity to be royalty at their own LGBTQ+ hom...

November 21, 2019

 Photo via Claudia López's Twitter

Bogota, Colombia’s capital and Chicago’s sister city, elected Claudia López as mayor. This makes her both the first female and openly lesbian mayor in a capital city in Latin America.

López’s campaign promised to tackle the city’s...

November 21, 2019

Photo via Mastercard

Last week, Mastercard announced that BMO Harris and Superbia Credit Union will be the first issuers to implement the “True Name” feature for their card offerings. This allows people to use their name on their eligible credit, debit or prepaid cards,...

November 20, 2019

California’s Secretary of State partnered with Equality California Institute to protect the voting rights for transgender Californians in 2020. 

As California’s March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is approaching, the state’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla annou...

November 19, 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded on Nov. 20, 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans activist, to honor the trans people who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. The 1999 Transgender Day of Remembrance followed the 1998 murder of Rita Hester, a bla...

November 19, 2019

Photo via David Sokup for State Senate District 20 

A 32-year-old Minnesota man said while he’s “not a career politician” it’s not stopping Davin Sokup from running for the 20th Senate District, challenging the state’s incumbent GOP Sen. Rich Draheim in 2020.

If elected,...

November 16, 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20. 

Just in the last four years, 132 trans people died due to violence in the United States. In the last 11 months, there has been 24 deaths of trans people due to violence; 21 of those deaths were trans people of color. These are...

November 15, 2019

Welcome to back to YUNGMIGA’s Friday Queer Catch-Up, a weekly post where folks can catch up recent LGBTQ+ news and pop culture.

NEWS ROUND UP

Researchers from Boston University, Boston Medical Center and Harvard Medical School analyzed data of more than 70,500 cancer sur...

November 14, 2019

Photo from Dallas Anti-Fascist League's (DAFL) website.

Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), the organizers of Boston’s “Straight Pride” event in August, announced they were heading to Dallas, Texas, to support a similar event held by "Protecting Our Next Generations," (PONG...

November 8, 2019

November is Transgender Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded on Nov. 20, 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans activist, to honor the trans people who lost their lives due to anti-tra...

November 8, 2019

Welcome to back to YUNGMIGA’s Friday Queer Catch-Up, a weekly post where folks can catch up recent LGBTQ+ news and pop culture.

NEWS ROUND UP

Photo credit: The Grosby Group

Walter Mercado, a flamboyant astrologer and TV star popular across Latin America, dies at 88

Televis...

November 8, 2019

A Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of a print shop owner from Lexington, Kentucky, who refused to print messages on products that “violated his deeply hard religious beliefs.”

This case isn’t by any means new or recent. It dates back to 2012 after the G...

November 5, 2019

The Eau Claire City Council in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is attempting to take steps to bringing more awareness to the transgender community and declared Nov. 14 through Nov. 20 as Transgender Awareness Week.

County board member Zoe Roberts, a transgender woman and activis...

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