LGBTQ+ & Queer Positive News

This is a thread for general news and discussion of LGBTQ+ topics.

As always observe the community guidelines.

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Thread!

If this is out of place, I’ll start a separate LGBTQ+ thread. I initially put it in the Good Stuff thread because the thread ends on a positive note despite the grim topic, but then I decided to move it as it might trigger trauma if readers stumble on it unexpectedly.

I searched the forum for an existing general LGBTQ+ thread, but couldn’t find one.

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That might be a good idea. Trans people have a history of being silenced, discussions about LGBTQ+ where the T never seems to be mentioned, and so on. We should keep the trans threads as trans threads until that stops happening so often.

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I’m flexible in that but I hear your point. Perhaps we need a “Queer Positive” thread so we don’t accidentally silence ourselves straight off in the title?

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@orenwolf

This post just replied to itself with itself?

Reloading didn’t fix it.

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That might be my fault. I’ve moved this discussion here to avoid confusion.

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Whether this is positive or not remains to be seen, but we won’t have to wait too long to see what she is going to be:

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Good news. Still - PA had 60 municipalities with LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances and still doesn’t have a statewide law.

Amazing.

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More good PA news!

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Trump dad, daughter is lesbian.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHa5xd8F1H2/?igshid=ckdm529ubo4n

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That’s a strong, fierce and loving conversation :hugs:

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Got a LBGTQ+ positive personal story instead.

My uncle’s homosexuality was always the worst kept secret in the family. Nobody cared, we love him. Everyone knew he was gay but he always chose to hide it to his parents, siblings and nephews.

In the early 90’s my grandfather passed away. It was at that point he finally officially came out to the family. When he told my grandmother, she smiled and asked him “are you seeing a nice fella?”

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Well, I mean, come on, it’s easy to see how that could be misconstrued as… I mean… nope, I got nothing.

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A press release the Washington Blade obtained that details the Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration (LOVE) Act of 2020, which U.S. Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced, notes upwards of 1,000 people lost their jobs at the State Department during the 1950s and 1960s “due to their sexual orientation.”

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Black lesbians on a UK fashion magazine cover is beautiful.

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It is. It really sucks that she got such a terrible backlash from her home community. I’m glad she persevered to share her marriage with us on that cover though. Lovely!

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