Local and Regional News
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The Santa Barbara Independent reports that two men were victims of a brutal anti-gay attack on New Year's.
With the ringing in of the new year, both the first state and the 50th state celebrated new civil union laws for lesbian and gay couples.
In the days following Chicago Cardinal Francis George’s comparison that the LGBT movement could “morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,” LGBT-affirming Catholics have spoken out against such harmful words and for the unity of their church with the LGBT community.
Dee Dee Pearson, a transgender woman living in Kansas City, Missouri, was murdered this holiday weekend. The transgender community in Kansas City is mourning this tragic loss, and friends and neighbors have already begun leaving tokens of love and support outside of Dee Dee’s home where she was shot Saturday night.
Chicago Fox Affiliate aired a segment featuring Cardinal Francis George who aired dangerous ideas comparing LGBT people to the KKK.
This week, Huffington Post Gay Voices featured a piece by Kylar Broadus, a transgender advocate, lawyer, board member of the National Black Justice Coalition, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, reflecting on West Hollywood's 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and discussing the disproportionate rates of violence and discrimination against transgender people of color, both locally and throughout the country.
Set to the tune of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," on Monday the Lowell Sun newspaper published an anti-trans ‘Christmas carol’ in which Chaz Bono and the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill were the targets of the 'joke.'
Last week, Val Burke of Middle Tennessee was prevented from visiting her partner of three years at Rolling Hills Hospital. Tennessee Equality Project contacted the hospital to inquire about the incident and ensure that Burke and her partner were able to see each other.