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Court: NC Magistrates Can Refuse to Perform Same-sex Weddings

North Carolina’s law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren’t harmed enough to fight the state’s use of taxpayer money to apply the law. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed their lawsuit, rejecting arguments by the couples that their(…)

Federal Court Reopens Intersex Passport Applicant Case

  A federal court in Denver on Tuesday reopened the case of an intersex person who sued the State Department after it denied them a passport.Dana Zzyym, a U.S. Navy veteran who is the associate director of the U.S. affiliate of the Organization Intersex International, applied for a passport in 2014 in order to travel(…)

29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced

Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, announced the winners of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) at a ceremony hosted by multi-genre artist Justin Vivian Bond at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The ceremony brought together attendees, sponsors, and(…)

Billboard Campaign to Counter Anti-LGBTQ Hate Groups Where They Are Headquartered

Hornet Billboard Social network company Hornet today announced a new billboard campaign aimed at fighting the divisive rhetoric spouted by anti-LGBTQ organizations across the United States. Using watchdog groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center as a roadmap, Hornet will focus on the “headquarters of hate” beginning with a mobile billboard on Thursday, June(…)

Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to Get $4.7M Facelift

 The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will undergo a $4.7 million renovation and upgrade beginning this month, it was announced today by the Board of Directors of the non-profit Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which owns and operates the center.Plans for the 43 year-old building include increased ADA accessibility, a new roof, new paint, and(…)

13th Transgender Murder Victim of 2017: Josie Berrios

This year’s latest casualty in the ongoing war on transgender women is Josie Berrios, 28. She lived in Ithaca, New York, and was described by those who loved her as a proud transgender woman of color. Berrios had what police say was a “personal relationship” with a man named Michael Davis, 45. Police have charged(…)