Camille is a twentysomething working in the LGBT nonprofit industry. She runs an LGBT news blog at gaywrites.org.
We must never forget their names and their stories. That’s the resounding message of a beautiful video tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse in Orlando. Produced by Ryan Murphy with the Human Rights Campaign, the video features 49 celebrities, each of whom reads the name and short biography of one of the victims. Read more
Bullying of LGBT kids is a major problem around the world. That’s why Australia’s Labor and Greens parties have launched a Safe Schools anti-bullying program meant to support LGBT students. Unfortunately, right-wing conservative groups have already attacked Safe Schools with slander, scare tactics, and outright fact errors in flyers distributed to residents. In an even sadder turn of events, the president of one of the groups, the National Civic Council, is the infamous anti-LGBT activist Peter Westmore. His daughter, Trish Hackney-Westmore, however, is openly gay and spearheading efforts to raise awareness about the hateful campaign. Read more
The Senate race in Utah is about to get a lot more interesting. On Tuesday, Utah Democrats elected Misty Snow, a transgender woman, as their party’s Senate nominee. She’s the first out trans person to be a major party’s Congressional nominee — not just in Utah, but anywhere in the country. Read more