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With President Trump and other conservatives in strong opposition, the Equality Act is no nearer passage than it was before Democrats regained the House in the November 2018. A House vote will ensure that those voting for and against make a statement, but the Senate does not have the votes to pass it, and Trump would apparently veto it.

 Since its founding five years ago, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, an organization that advocates for queer Latinx communities, has been working on the ground to educate, organize and ultimately liberate queer, Latinx immigrants.This weekend, from May 15 through 17, the national organization comes to Philadelphia for its first national conference: Mi Existires es Resistir 2019 National Encuentro.

Kentucky city rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

Officials in a south-central Kentucky city have again voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents according to the Daily News.

The Bowling Green City Commission voted 3-2 on May 7 to reject the second reading of the ordinance. The vote came after three hours of impassioned discussion and comments from 85 speakers.

LGBTQ student leaders from across the city hope to empower and educate GSAs and area learning centers to build community, share resources and knowledge, and create safer middle and high school environments for LGBTQ youth at the annual Leadership Experience and Development Conference (LEAD).

Anita Cornwell had been an out lesbian for more than two decades when Stonewall happened. She had wandered the small streets of Greenwich Village in the 1940s-1950s and had written about her experiences in The Ladder, where she was the first black lesbian to write for the publication. She also wrote about her experiences as a black woman in Negro Digest.

 

Tiffany Palmer and Henry Sias, two openly LGBTQ candidates for 10-year judgeships on Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, say they’re grateful to receive favorable ratings from the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The bar association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention announced the ratings on May 8.

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