Tag: Washington

Woodhull Freedom Foundation filing suit against FOSTA

WASHINGTON — The Woodhull Freedom Foundation announced Thursday that it was filing a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (“FOSTA”), under the First and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution. Woodhull filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for…

Study: LGBTQ adults worry about long-term care

WASHINGTON — When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP survey. Black and Latino LGBT adults report the greatest concern about…

International Mr. Leather announces 2018 judges

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WASHINGTON — The Renslow Charitable Foundation and International Mr. Leather have announced the judges for the 2018 contest at Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend. The judges for IML 2018 are: Ralph Bruneau, Los Angeles, Calif. – International Mr. Leather 2017 Q Darkqwolf, New York, N.Y. – Community Fundraiser/Activist, Mr. Eagle NYC 2016 Werner Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany…

Trump fires HIV/AIDS council by FedEx

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has fired the entire Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) – via a letter sent through FedEx. The Washington Blade reported Friday that the remaining 16 members of the council were fired on Wednesday. Six had left the council in June. Chicago-based advocate and Lambda Legal lawyer Scott Schoettes told…

CDC says that particular words aren’t banned

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that seven words weren’t actually banned at the agency. On Friday evening, the Washington Post reported that the words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based” could no longer be used on official documents for the 2018 budget. CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said…