Last month’s annual RI Pride celebration was a huge hit!
The Boston Pride Hockey League has been around since the early 1990s when it formed as a local club team, first finding support with a sponsorship by a local bar.
The Stonewall Inn was originally two stables in the 1800s. It became a gay bar in 1967 and was most popular among drag queens, transgender people, effeminate men, hustlers, and homeless youth.
Caitlyn Jenner made her first appearance, since being known as Bruce Jenner, on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced last month that the Pentagon has added sexual orientation as a protected class under its Military Equal Opportunity Policy.
President Obama appointed Shannon Price Minter, a transgender attorney, to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships last month.
Last month, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that his openly lesbian Deputy Chief of Staff Marisa O’Gara is now also serving as the LGBT Liaison for the City of Providence.
In a recent Rhode Island Department of Health report, sexually transmitted diseases were found to be more prevalent than ever throughout Rhode Island.
On June 23, the United States Office of Personnel Management announced that federal health plans must remove blanket exclusion clauses prohibiting coverage of transition-related care for transgender individuals.