Maybelle Blair Inspired ‘A League of Their Own.’ At 95, She’s Far From Done.

Maybelle Blair is still dedicated to including women and girls in baseball. And she still loves the “clicketyclack” sound of baseball cleats on her feet.

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Why ‘Gayborhoods’ Lose L.G.B.T.Q. Residents in Major Cities

Many are choosing to live elsewhere in search of cheaper housing and better amenities. They are finding growing acceptance in other communities after decades of political and social changes.

#castro-san-francisco-calif, #gentrification, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

Chosen Families

Spending the holiday with those who support you.

#families-and-family-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #independence-day-us-july-4, #internal-storyline-no, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Mariah Lopez Is Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution

Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

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Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease

Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.

#anxiety-and-stress, #discrimination, #heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

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As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Plans a Vaccination Campaign

States will be given vaccine doses from the federal stockpile, but supplies of the safest type are limited.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #health-and-human-services-department, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

The Books About Sex That Every Family Should Read

The author Cory Silverberg bucks decades of conventional wisdom on how to teach kids about intimacy.

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Pride March in New York Infused With New Sense of Urgency

The annual parade included joyous celebration, but the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and the threat to gay rights cast an undeniable shadow.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

The End of Roe

The Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will transform American life and politics.

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Oslo Shooting Is Being Investigated as Terrorism, Police Say

The attack, which killed two people and seriously wounded 10 near a gay club in Oslo, came hours before the city’s Pride parade, which has now been canceled.

#hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mass-shootings, #norway, #oslo-norway, #terrorism

Will Monkeypox Concerns Affect Pride Weekend in New York?

Some say they have changed their plans in response to the city’s 39 positive cases, while others plan to carry on as safely as they can.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #monkeypox, #vaccination-and-immunization

Watching ‘Queer as Folk’ but Craving ‘Heartstopper’

Major reboots and revivals are falling short in the writing as they try to diversify and expand their L.G.B.T.Q. worlds. It doesn’t have to be that way.

#actors-and-actresses, #davies-russell-t, #dunn-stephen-1989, #heartstopper-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #queer-as-folk-tv-program, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

In Ukraine and New York, Pride Must Get Political

The boundary between freedom and oppression is thin.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #eastern-europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #parades, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #riga-latvia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ukraine, #united-states

Conservatives Are Attempting a Broad Attack on Gay Rights and Culture

Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Dyke Day LA Is a Pride Event All Its Own

Dyke Day LA takes a homespun approach to a month typically packed with corporate-sponsored parties, parades and concerts.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #los-angeles-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

DeSantis Event at Chelsea Piers Faces Backlash Over L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The Florida governor who signed the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill is scheduled to speak at a site long connected to the gay rights movement.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #chelsea-piers, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dermer-ron, #desantis-ron, #forney-ali-center, #health-clubs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hoylman-brad-m, #jews-and-judaism, #leslie-lohman-museum-of-art, #museum-of-jewish-heritage, #museums, #new-york-city-gay-hockey-assn, #tikvah-fund

After a Political Storm, Gay Days Return to Disney

An L.G.B.T.Q. tradition at Disney World took on new significance this year, when Disney was ensnared in a heated cultural debate.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #walt-disney-company

Honoring and Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month

With panels, performances and parties around New York City, June can be an opportunity to reflect and to appreciate community.

#black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #juneteenth, #museums, #parties-social, #restaurants, #soul-food-cuisine

Rays Players Undercut Pride Night by Not Wearing Rainbow Logos

A day after the Dodgers finally embraced the memory of Glenn Burke — Major League Baseball’s first gay player — a group of Rays players undercut their team’s Pride Night.

#baseball, #burke-glenn-1952-95, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #tampa-bay-rays

Andrew Holleran’s Work Has Traced the Arc of Life. Now, He Takes on Death.

Holleran, a pioneer in gay literature for a post-Stonewall age, touches on universal themes of loss and the transience of life in his latest novel, “The Kingdom of Sand.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancer-from-the-dance-book, #farrar-strausgiroux, #holleran-andrew, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #the-kingdom-of-sand-book, #writing-and-writers

For Joel Kim Booster, Making ‘Fire Island’ Was a Real Trip

The writer and star of “Fire Island” reflects on making the rare romantic comedy that puts gay Asian American men at its center.

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At Pride Night, Dodgers Embrace Glenn Burke, Who They Once Shunned

At Pride Night, Los Angeles will celebrate the life of Glenn Burke, M.L.B.’s first openly gay player. His family will be there hoping the honor makes Burke “partially whole.”

#baker-dusty, #baseball, #burke-glenn-1952-95, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-dodgers

Port Authority Settlement Will End Undercover Bathroom Patrols

In a settlement this week for a lawsuit accusing Port Authority police of discrimination and false arrests, the agency said it would no longer conduct plainclothes sting operations in bus terminal bathrooms.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #legal-aid-society, #new-york-city, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #suits-and-litigation-civil

To Fight Monkeypox, Remember the Lessons of Covid and H.I.V.

How to keep another epidemic at bay this summer.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #monkeypox, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports

Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex.

#coe-sebastian, #coleman-doriane-lambelet, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #navratilova-martina, #thomas-lia-1999, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #university-of-pennsylvania, #women-and-girls

Brittney Griner’s Supporters Have a New Strategy to Free Her: Make Noise

Those close to Griner pursued a strategy of silence after her detention in Russia in February, hoping to avoid politicizing her case. Now they are amping up public pressure, with some of it aimed at President Biden.

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At Taco Bell, the Drag Brunch Goes Corporate

The glittery live shows have long been a staple in many cities, but the fast-food chain is taking that a step further.

#drag-culture, #fast-food-industry, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pride-month, #restaurants, #taco-bell-corp, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transvestism

Ellen DeGeneres, a Signature Star of the Obama Era, Says Goodbye

The host had apologized after reports of misconduct at the “Ellen” workplace, but it wasn’t enough to undo a ratings crash. She makes her exit from daytime TV after a 19-year run.

#degeneres-ellen, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #television, #the-ellen-degeneres-show-tv-program

Europe Greets Monkeypox With a Touch of Fatalism

With war raging in Ukraine, and the coronavirus still circulating, many in Europe say they have bigger worries than monkeypox. Some organizations, however, have raised concerns about stigma.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-center-for-disease-prevention-and-control, #great-britain, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #monkeypox, #spain

As Monkeypox Cases Rise, Nations Are Urged to Examine Vaccine Stores

The United States has stockpiled millions of doses of two smallpox vaccines, also effective against monkeypox. But the outbreaks so far are clustered in other countries.

#canary-islands, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #europe, #european-center-for-disease-prevention-and-control, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #spain, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

The Horror and Happiness of Oliver Sim

The xx singer on going solo, disclosing his H.I.V. status and learning that he actually likes people.

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How Democrats Can Win the Morality Wars

First, they have to understand the deep philosophical differences underlying these conflicts.

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‘Bros’ Is a Rom-Com That’s True to 21st-Century Gay Life

Billy Eichner and the “Bros” team made news by casting queer actors, but they also focused on writing a story that didn’t recycle straight tropes.

#actors-and-actresses, #apatow-judd, #bros-movie, #eichner-billy, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #macfarlane-luke-1980, #movies, #stoller-nicholas, #universal-pictures, #writing-and-writers

Urvashi Vaid, Pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. Activist, Is Dead at 63

Over a four-decade career, she profoundly shaped a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, prison reform and gay rights.

#deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #gay-city-news, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-gay-and-lesbian-task-force, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vaid-urvashi, #womens-rights

‘Woke Capital’ Might Feel Inadequate. But It Is Still Progress.

It’s a sign that we at least agree that racism and homophobia are bad.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #dei, #discrimination, #diversity-equity-and-inclusion, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity

Let Actors Act

Good performers are able to find a way to portray people who are not like themselves.

#actors-and-actresses, #beale-simon-russell, #black-people, #deafness, #disabilities, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jews-and-judaism, #lester-adrian, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

Returning to Istanbul, a Place of Competing Identities

When Aatish Taseer first traveled to the Turkish city, he was closeted and just beginning his writing career. This time, he explores revolutions personal and political.

#baldwin-james-1924-87, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #istanbul-turkey, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #turkey, #writing-and-writers

If You Think Republicans Will Stop at Overturning Roe, You Aren’t Paying Attention

No one wages a generational battle to reshape American society for the sake of a partial victory.

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Tell Us About Your Chosen Family

For Pride this year, The Times wants to hear from those who identify as L.G.B.T. about finding kinship and strength outside traditional family structures.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality

If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next?

The leaked draft opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion sent mixed signals about what other precedents might be at risk.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ed Koch’s Secret

He defined the role of a big-city mayor, but his personal secret affected his response to a major crisis.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #internal-storyline-no, #koch-edward-i, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

A Haven for L.G.B.T.Q. Students in the Heart of Alabama

The Magic City Acceptance Academy, a public charter school, finally opened last year after several attempts. Students there have watched state legislators debate their future in real time.

#charter-schools, #education-k-12, #homewood-ala, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #ivey-kay, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Secrets Ed Koch Carried

To many New Yorkers, he was their brash and blustery mayor. But friends are now describing the private strain endured by a public man laboring to conceal his sexual orientation.

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Karine Jean-Pierre Is Named White House Press Secretary

Ms. Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman and the first openly gay person to serve in the role.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jean-pierre-karine, #psaki-jennifer-r, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Gay Icon From Reality TV’s Early Years Makes a Hesitant Return

Danny Roberts, a star of “The Real World” on MTV, brought a sense of possibility to the pop culture landscape during a fraught time for gay representation.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mtv-networks, #reality-television, #roberts-danny

Roxane Gay: The Roe v. Wade Draft Decision Shows It’s Time to Rage

We can’t let this country become a hollow theocracy.

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The Rise in Young People Identifying as L.G.B.T.Q.

Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about culture wars and transgender health care.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals