Yesterday, the Pulaski County Daily News caused a local stir when responding to a local's inquiry about a Pride Luncheon at Ft. Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base in southern Missouri. The response was a rant from the paper's owner and one of the journalists, Darrell Maurina.
Yesterday, Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, served as a Grand Marshal in New York City's 2014 Pride Parade, marking the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, along with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Executive Director, Rea Carey, and “Frozen” star, Jonathan Groff.
This week, Democracy Now! spoke with Pooja Gehi, a staff attorney at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), and Angie Milan-Cruz, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the New York Department of Health's exclusion of transgender healthcare coverage from Medicaid.
Celebrations were cut short yesterday as Mayor Bullard hired a new police chief to replace fired police chief Crystal Moore just before he was stripped of his political powers, and just after a council-imposed 60-day waiting period to hire a replacement.