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1 September 2020
A political experiment to increase trust and build relationships effectively brought together 66 diverse citizens, 33 politicians, and one expert to discuss proposed constitutional amendments and make recommendations ...
13 August 2020
Portland, Oregon, United States
Beyond These Walls launched a crisis phone line to provide emotional support for LGBTQ+ people who are incarcerated and to hold prisons and jails accountable for their virus-containment practices. Trained volunteers h...
1 May 2020
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) identified 57 million voters who identify as LGBTQ or allies and used digital and print ads, direct mail, and text and phone outreaches to turnout these “equality voters” in the 2018 mi...
20 April 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Doctors and staff at Howard Brown Health, a Chicago health center for LGBTQ patients, is using its years of experience in containing and treating HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases with contact tracing to hel...
16 March 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
The Episcopal Church advised Dioceses to be more inclusive of LGBTQIA and differently abled children and youth, particularly in light of the high numbers of LGBTQIA youth suicides. Rather than wait the years it could ...
11 March 2020
New York, New York, United States
Barbershops are a key part of Black Americans' culture, but the culture within those barbershops tend to be homophobic and alienating to LGTBQ individuals. To address this, a number of barbershops are catering specifi...
12 December 2019
Under 800 Words
A handful of initiatives are underway in Japan to improve working conditions for members of the LGBTQ community. One, called Work With Pride, organizes an annual International Coming Out Day and educates workplaces on...
11 December 2019
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Bebo Haider, a transgender woman, was turned away from beauty salons in Pakistan so many times that she created her own salon open to people from all walks of life. The salon, called "Trawah," opened in January 2019 a...
2 December 2019
Mexico City, Mexico
Vida Alegre, Spanish for "Happy Life," is a nonprofit in Mexico City that was founded by Samantha Flores, a transgender woman in her eighties. It's primary purpose is to serve as a source of community for transgender ...
6 November 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A program out of Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce called TransWork aims to ease anxieties surrounding the experience of trans people in the workplace. They held a job fair in fall 2019 and educated the employer...
5 September 2019
LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are ...
26 July 2019
Promoting more diverse and inclusive narratives takes a publisher interested more in social purpose than profits. Vira Letra, and independent publisher in Brazil, has employed a cost and profit-sharing business model ...
10 July 2019
District of Columbia, Washington, United States
Providing housing that serves as an affirming, empowering space with access to resources can help young LGBTQ people overcome homelessness. Organizations in Washington D.C. such as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advoc...
28 May 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...
1 May 2019
Long Beach, California, United States
For two hours every Thursday, a support group for transgender Latina women called Transgéneros Unidas is held in Long Beach, California. Run by an organization called Bienestar, several cities in CA host these meeting...
26 March 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Masjid al-Rabia, a small mosque on the third floor of in a co-working space in downtown Chicago, is making waves as an untraditional prayer space. Not only is it woman-centered (not led), but their services are made a...
Rachel D. Cohen
20 January 2019
New York, United States
When a medical student identified a lack of education and materials provided to her class that focused on LGBT information and resources, she and her classmates decided to confront the school administration about the ...
24 November 2018
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
The Venture Out Project hosts outdoor camps and wilderness adventures for transgender children to help them feel a sense of community, confidence, and self-worth. In the midst of controversial political environments a...
19 November 2018
Tyler, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
The legal process for changing your name and gender on drivers' licenses or birth certificates was—and, to a degree, still is—convoluted, expensive, and time-consuming. A grassroots movement started after the 2016 Pre...
30 October 2018
Athens, Ohio, United States
LGBT adolescents are invited to come to the PRISM Art Education classes put on by an Athens, Ohio arts organization. Through these classes, the youth learn skills, but more importantly get to know peers and build a su...
24 October 2018
Tennessee, United States
After accompanying trans people to their doctors appointments, and answering their medical questions, Kale Edmindson founded Trans Buddy in 2013. “Transgender people can call a hotline and get a trained “buddy” to ans...
24 October 2018
A unique Kuria tribal tradition in Tanzania called nyumba ntobhu (“house of women”) allows two women to legally marry despite a national persecution of homosexuality. The younger woman in the pair will bear children (...
17 September 2018
Oakland, California, United States
Radically Fit, is a gym meant of be a safe space for people of color, queer people, or fat-identified among others. The gym is an alternative for people that don’t usually feel safe in typical gyms that are often do...
17 August 2018
Akron, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
The QuTheatr in Akron has created a theater company made up of teenagers from the LGBTQ community. Through the theater, a safe space has been created for LGBTQ teens to have a paid job, develop acting skills, and feel...
8 June 2018
Eugene, Oregon, United States
While many colleges and universities lack structured support and community for LGBTQA+ students, the University of Oregon offers specific LGBTQA+ dorm floors, classes, and networks to ensure students feel comfortable ...
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