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Chickasha, OKExpress-Star

Community shows support for Chickasha’s First LGBTQ+ Pride Walk

A group of people, some wearing or waving rainbow flags, met downtown on Sunday to be a part of Chickasha’s history. The First LGBTQ+ Pride Walk took place on Choctaw Ave. on June 20. The walk started west of the Grady County Courthouse, and looped back around at the carwash on Choctaw Ave.
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Fort Lauderdale, FLPosted by
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Critics pounce on mayor for heat-of-moment — but wrong — assertion parade crash was terrorism against LGBT community

After days in the center of a tornado-strength vortex of criticism for his initial, in-the-heat-of-the-moment description of a horrific car crash at the weekend LGBT Pride Parade, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis says he regrets describing the incident as an act of terrorism, and said he’s apologized. But, he said Monday, he was accurately reflecting what he and others felt. “What happened ...
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West Orange, NJessexnewsdaily.com

West Orange PD takes innovative approach to LGBTQI concerns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Over the past few years, the West Orange Police Department has made a concerted effort to improve its relationship with members of the LGBTQI community and how the department responds and serves them, according to a June 15 press release. “We were fully aware that a...
San Francisco, CAtravelnoire.com

The Most Progressive Cities for LGBT+ Travelers

It’s Pride Month, and if you’ve exhausted the gay scene in your own city, maybe it’s time to hop on a plane and check out new places. Unfortunately, misinformation and ignorance about LGBT+ travelers and people persist, so some members of this vibrant community might be reticent to travel without thorough research on their destination.
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Orlando, FLmynews13.com

LGBTQ businesses survive, but not without community support

ORLANDO, Fla. — Starting a business is a challenge, daunting for many, let alone those who face extra barriers just because of who they are. “Our LGBTQ community is fierce, strong,” said Blue Star, "Supportive in terms of business, for sure. Because it’s hard.”. What You Need To Know. LGBTQ...
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PoliticsPosted by
Reuters

Hungary's new LGBT law contradicts EU values, Germany says

June 22 (Reuters) - Hungary's new law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under-18s clearly violates European Union values, Germany said on Tuesday. "The European Union is not primarily a single market or a currency union. We are a community of values, these values bind us all," German Europe Minister Michael Roth told reporters ahead of a meeting with his EU counterparts in Luxembourg.
Bronx, NYThe Bronx Chronicle

Bronx LGBT Expo 2021

The Bronx LGBT Expo 2021 – Celebrating the life and Legacy of Jose Ramon. Thursday June 17th was the Celebration of the life and legacy of Jose Ramon Creator and founder of the Bronx LGBT Expo and the White Shirt Project. Mr. Ramon was diagnosed with PTSD and Depression. However he also was diagnosed with ALS in January of 2020, and lost his battle to ALS on March 14th 2021. It was said that ALS affects 30,000 Americans every year. One person is diagnosed every ninety minutes, while another dies every ninety minutes from ALS.
PoliticsDesign Taxi

White House Opens Its First Historical LGBTQ+ Display For Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, the White House is hosting an exhibit dedicated to artifacts of the LGBTQ+ community. This is the first-ever physical display of historical items dedicated to the community, which the White House teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to curate. As per the Advocate, the exhibit features artifacts from notable LGBTQ+ figures, such as Harvey Milk, Marsha P. Johnson, and Rose Cleveland – the sister of the 23rd and 25th President of the United States, Grover Cleveland.
Books & LiteratureCollege Media Network

‘One Last Stop’ serves as a great LGBT romantic comedy story

To follow a debut novel, author Casey McQuiston releases a story in “One Last Stop” that caters to an underrepresented community in romance literature. Set in New York, the main character August is finding a new place to move to in the city so she could attend a new college. The novel features many side characters, including August’s roommates and co-workers that really give the book life.
SocietyPosted by
The Hill

Thousands march for LGBTQ equality in Warsaw

Thousands of people marched in the capital city of Poland for LGBTQ equality on Saturday, Reuters reported. Marchers gathered outside the Palace of Culture in Warsaw before embarking on an “Equality Parade” to demand the end of discrimination against the LGBTQ community in Poland. Marchers were seen waving rainbow flags...
Bronx, NYPosted by
Schneps Media

Bronx LGBT Expo pays tribute to Jose Ramon

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. Pride Month continued in the Bronx on June 17 when the community joined together for the annual Bronx LGBT Expo, which brought attention to a wide range of LGBTQ issues, from HIV/AIDS to substance use and mental health.