J.K. Rowling eventually had to give back the Ripple of Hope award, which she was given last year by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) group. Kerry Kennedy, who is the head of the organization, criticized Rowling’s points of view on Trans people. After Rowling’s anti-LGBTQ tweets and claims, the author and philanthropist has been highly criticized.
This summer, the US Supreme Court recognized Title VII protections to LGBTQ workers, yet ageism keeps flourishing in offices. While the law should have promoted equality and ended workplace discrimination, employees over the age of 50 still have to deal with ageism.
The actress and famous TV personality, Rosie O’Donnell, has recently spoken out in defense of Ellen DeGeneres. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has become the subject of an internal investigation regarding complaints that the workplace environment has lately been highly toxic.
A freshman at the University of South Carolina, Trey Hogan, became famous online this week for interrupting the hate speech of an anti-LGBTQ and racist demonstrator on Greene St., on campus.
Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has recently announced that they are now non-binary. In 2016, the star confirmed to be bisexual. According to Ramirez’s latest Instagram post, an LGBTQ icon now uses pronouns such as she/they.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has supported Alex Morse’s attempt to unseat Richard Neal, who is the most powerful member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
While many people consider 2020 to be a total failure, this year has been remarkable for the LGBTQ+ community. Among all legal wins, Gavin Grimm surprised trans students with another victory.
The East River State Park located in Brooklyn has recently been renamed after Marsha P. Johnson, an activist of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement. Andrew Cuomo, NY Governor, shared on Twitter that Marsha P. Johnson State Park will be a single park in the City That Never Sleeps named after a trans woman of color and someone from the LGBTQ community.
Annually, up to 35,000 nudists, including LGBTQ ones, head to the south of France to relax in a famous seaside resort area. This year, Cap d’Agde has been plagued by a COVID-19 outbreak, with about 150 people showing a positive result for the virus.
Lili Reinhart is excited about the animated TV series, The Owl House, that features the so-much needed bisexual character named Luz Noceda. Reinhart claims that typically TV series feature straight or gay characters.