In a huge move, the U.S. Department of Defense is expected to announce this week that it is readying to welcome transgender military members.
History was made once again at the Stonewall Inn on Tuesday when New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the Greenwich Village bar as an historic city landmark — marking the first time a site has been added to the city’s register of historic places because of it significance in LGBT history.
The City of Philadelphia and the Mural Arts Program will honor the former LGBT Affairs director Gloria Casarez with a mural later this year. Several people in the LGBTQA community, including PCHR executive director Rue Landau, William Way LGBT Community Center executive director Chris Bartlett and Casarez’s personal friends Louis Ortiz and Beth Larin, are working out the details this spring. A site has not been selected yet, but a few locations in the Gayborhood and Bella Vista are under consideration.