This Startup Just Raised $5.3 Million To Make Healthcare More Inclusive

Violet provides digital courses that focuses on educating healthcare professionals on how to provide inclusive care for BIPOC, LGBTQ and transgender and gender non-conforming communities.

Librarian sues over accusations that kids’ section contains “erotic” books

A school librarian from Louisiana is suing two men for defamation after they accused her of wanting to keep "pornographic" material in the kids' section at a parish library.Why it matters: The...

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

TAIPEI - Taiwan on Friday blamed "political considerations" for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organisers had insisted the word "Taiwan" be removed. Taiwan...

Woke Airline Policies Threaten Safety, Workers Say

Woke Airline Policies Threaten Safety, Workers Say Authored by Janice Hisle via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Southwest Airlines Co. is basking in accolades for its “diversity,...

Takeaways From Tuesday Primaries: Four Trump-Backed Candidates Win, Omar Survives

Takeaways From Tuesday Primaries: Four Trump-Backed Candidates Win, Omar Survives Authored by John Haughey via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), November general election slates for 16...

Lutheran bishop issues public apology to Latino congregation

Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, issued a public apology Tuesday to members of a majority Latino immigrant congregation for the pain and trauma...

Guerneville: Equality Vines co-founder on new wines, new missions

Since 2015, this boutique winery has championed the rights of women, migrants and the LGBTQ community. Here's what's next.

MN school district policy bans teaching "divisive concepts"

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota school district is clashing with the teachers union and LGBTQ allies over a proposed policy that opponents say would undermine equity and inclusion. The...

Two Americans index: Why people move to red and blue states

Data: Axios/Ipsos; Chart: Jacque Schrag/AxiosDemocrats thinking about moving to another state are about twice as likely to consider blue states than red or swing states — and Republicans'...

Viktor Orbán laid out his dark worldview to the American right

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaks at CPAC Dallas on August 4, 2022. | Getty Images The European Union’s only autocrat came to CPAC Dallas and sold American conservatives on a...

Michigan library's future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan library faced an uncertain future Thursday after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax...

MSNBC Remains Silent After Elie Mystal Unleashes Racist Attack On Herschel Walker

MSNBC Remains Silent After Elie Mystal Unleashes Racist Attack On Herschel Walker Authored by Jonathan Turley, One of the long-standing complaints of media critics has been the double...

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid must cover transgender care

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, a federal judge ruled.U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers in...

Self-compassion makes you a better person. Here’s how to practice it

Denis Novikov/Getty Images/iStockphoto Science shows that self-compassion isn’t about letting yourself off the hook — in fact, it’s the opposite. “Oh, no!” I thought when I took an online...

California and Illinois declare health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

California and Illinois on Monday joined New York state and the city of San Francisco in declaring a health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak.Why it matters: Monkeypox, which has spread to...

California not ready to declare emergency over monkeypox

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are pressing for more vaccine and acting with “utmost urgency” to slow the spread of the monkeypox virus, but they have not decided whether to...

What critics are saying about Beyonce's new album, Renaissance

At long last, Queen Bey has returned. Pop superstar Beyoncé released her long-awaited seventh studio album Renaissance on Friday, her first solo project since 2016's critically-lauded Lemonade. So...

The smallpox vaccine stockpile isn’t the monkeypox solution we need

A worker carries boxes at Oklahoma’s Strategic National Stockpile warehouse in Oklahoma City in April 2020. Doses of ACAM200, a vaccine created to prevent smallpox that also offers protection...

What we mean when we say Beyoncé is “saving” house music

The album art for Beyoncé’s Renaissance. | Beyoncé Disco and house music are as American as hip-hop and rock ’n’ roll. But Americans have never fully embraced that idea. One of the most...

Republican AGs sue US agency over LGBTQ school guidance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 20 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Joe Biden's administration over a Department of Agriculture school meal program that...

Tennessee Federal Judge Blocks Biden Administration LGBTQ Protections

A Tennessee federal judge is blocking the Biden administration from enforcing an executive order designed to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in schools and the workplace. U.S....

Judge temporarily blocks Biden administration's LGBTQ protections at work, schools

These 10 states are America's worst places to live in 2022

CNBC's annual America’s Top State for Business study considers multiple measures of the quality of life. Half of business executives surveyed agree it is important to do business in states with...

Newsom running ads attacking GOP in Florida: ‘Don’t let them take your freedom’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is airing a new ad in Florida targeting Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and GOP lawmakers over a wave of new legislation targeting LGBTQ rights, voting rights, so-called &#82…

Amazon Restricts L.G.B.T.Q. Products in United Arab Emirates

Amazon moved to restrict items and search results related to L.G.B.Q. people and issues on its website in the United Arab Emirates. The Emirati government gave Amazon until Friday to comply under...

Moments from Pride celebrations around the world

Members of the LGBTQ community and supporters gathered for Pride celebrations around the world throughout June.

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan - The Associated Press

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday.

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional

A Japanese court on Monday ruled the country's ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional, dealing a setback to LGBTQ rights activists in the only Group of Seven nation that does not allow...

I can't win in this market': Why LGBTQ homebuyers say mortgage rates are hitting them especially hard

First-time homebuyers have to pay the higher home prices without getting a boost from the sale of an existing property. According to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, 50% of LGBTQ...

Be in learning mode': How employees — and employers

President Joe Biden signed an executive order expanding access to gender affirming care and inclusive education. In the U.S., more than two in five (45.5%) of LGBTQ workers said they have...

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