During campaigning in Iowa Elizabeth Warren told delegates she would have a nine year old trans kid she met last year vet her future Secretary of Education. She met the child last year at CNN’s LGBTQ town hall debate.
“I have two qualifications that I talk about over and over for my secretary of education,” she told a Cedar Rapids audience. “The first: It has to be someone who’s taught in a public school, hello? And part two, because it came from a young trans person who asked about a welcoming community and I said it starts with a secretary of education who has a lot to do with where we spend our money, with what gets advanced in our public schools, with what the standards are, and I said, ‘I’m going to have a secretary of education that this young trans person interviews on my behalf.’”
The Massachusetts Democrat then added: “Only if this person believes that our Secretary or Secretary of Education nominee is absolutely committed to creating a welcoming environment, a safe environment, and a full educational curriculum for everyone will that person actually be advanced to be Secretary of Education.”
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Ellie Goulding has threatened to pull out of preforming at half time during a Dallas’ Cowboys Event unless “the Salvation Army make a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.”
The game marks the beginning of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign seeks to help homeless people with meals and shelter over winter; as well as providing gifts for children from disadvantaged children over Christmas.
Goulding made the decision after fans’ backlash over her involvement with an organisation which has traditional not supported the LGBTQ community. Critics of her decision have argued that the Salvation Army already support members ion the LGBTQ through their ministry to the homeless.
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Media advocacy group GLAAD has issued a report analysing LGBTQ representation in prime time TV shows. They are delighted to report that LGBTQ representation is at an all time high. With10.2% of regular characters LGBTQ. GLAAD had challenged the industry to aim for a representation of 10% in this past year.
However GLAAD says there is still work to be done, particular in the representation of bisexuals and LGBTQ characters with disabilities.
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Tennessee deceptive Grayson Fritts gave a sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church, where he is also a pastor, in which he said law enforcement and local government should make moves to arrest, convict, and “speedily” execute members of the LGBTQ community. He also said that he did not call on members of the church to act violently towards gay people, but that it was the responsibility of the government to act.
Fritts requested a county buyout offer and is currently on a sick leave from his position in law enforcement, and the matter is being investigated.
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There are a growing number of States who are mandating the teaching of LGBTQ history in schools. California was the first state to bring such curriculum into law in 2011 , New Jersey followed suit in January of this year, however limiting the curriculum to Middle and High Schoolers.
Colorado is likely to be the next to bring the new curriculum for K-12 into law in the coming weeks. As the first openly gay governor of the State, Jared Polis, will review the legislation and decide whether or not to sign off on it.
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