Arcana welcomes you to a community living room in the heart of SF

SAN FRANCISCO — Located in the heart of the Mission District, urban greenhouse Arcana beckons passersby to step inside the stylish space. Teeming with artful greenery, grab a glass of wine or mug of yerba mate and take a seat on the comfy green couch as you cozy into what many call a home away … Read more

LEGO builds ‘world’s longest’ Pride parade

CARLSBAD, Calif. — As Pride Month continues, LEGO is celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities with the “world’s longest” Pride parade. These tiny but mighty parades can be found throughout different Minilands in LEGOLAND’s California, Florida and New York resorts and seven discovery centers in Columbus, Michigan, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Westchester. In total, the parades … Read more

‘Get a grip’: Ballon D’Or winner Megan Rapinoe criticises exclusion of trans athletes

Two-time Women’s World Cup champion and former Ballon D’Or winner Megan Rapinoe has defended the inclusion of transgender athletes in sport as more governing bodies, including FIFA and World Athletics, consider tighter restrictions on trans people’s participation. Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide. Key points: Megan Rapinoe says sport governing bodies enacting blanket bans on … Read more

Sanity returns to transgender madness after Lia Thomas’ ban by FINA

Finally, sanity prevailed in the world of women’s sports.  Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, announced a ban Sunday on biological men competing in women’s events, unless they had “transitioned” before the age of 12.  In other words, transgender athletes who have experienced the enduring competitive advantages of a male puberty flooded with testosterone, such as … Read more

Watch full episode: ‘On the Red Carpet Celebrates Pride’

On the Red Carpet is celebrating Pride with a look at how LGBTQIA+ celebrities are making history and how Hollywood shows and movies are telling more inclusive stories! We also show you the star-studded parades and festivals all across the country this Pride Month. Watch the video player above for the full episode of “On … Read more

Pride Portraits: The largest LGBTQIA+ visibility campaign | Our America: Who I’m Meant to Be

HOUSTON — Eden Torres has photographed thousands of people, from politicians to celebrities. She’s the founder of Pride Portraits, the largest LGBTQIA+ visibility campaign to date. While she’s used to being behind the lens, Eden is stepping in front of the camera to share her own journey to finding her true self. As a proud … Read more

Pride Parade and Fest returns in person after 2-year break

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indy Pride Festival and Parade returned in person Saturday after a multi-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 50,000 festival-goers enjoyed shows from drag queens and DJs as well as games, food and other entertainment in Military Park. Prior to the festival, the traditional parade took place along Mass Ave. in … Read more

What to know before you go to Sunday’s LA Pride Parade

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The LA Pride Parade returns to Los Angeles this Sunday after a two-year hiatus. Under the theme #LoveYourPride, this year’s event also celebrates the parade’s 50th anniversary, a historical moment that was postponed due to the pandemic. The parade’s Hollywood location also pays tribute to the first-ever permitted gay parade in … Read more

Some Texas child abuse investigations for gender-affirming care put on hold again | Houston Public Media

LGBTQ advocates including HRC president Alfonso David and representatives from Equality Texas, the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), Texas Freedom Network, ACLU of Texas, Lambda Legal, medical and health care professionals, and parents of transgender children rally at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Austin to stop proposed medical care … Read more

Nonbinary martial artist practices self-expression through Kung Fu, gender identity

CHICAGO — Everyone has layers that contribute to who they are. Whether you’re a mother and a teacher or a doctor and an artist, who you are is partially molded by experiences. This Pride Month, a young Chicagoan showed us how they became who they’re meant to be. “Kung Fu has been a pretty integral … Read more