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The Challenge of Staying Hopeful in the Age of Trump

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Wearing a red reflective vest emblazoned with the words “American Red Cross,” I served as a Red Cross volunteer at the Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Consistent with the politically neutral stance of the American Red Cross, my personal politics were invisible. Looking …

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Gay Asylum-Seeker Is Stuck in Immigration Detention

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Denis Davydov, 30, a gay HIV-positive Russian asylum-seeker, has been detained for a month at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Florida since returning to the United States after visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, reports KPIX, a TV station in San Francisco. …

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Chayviss ‘Chay’ Reed Is Ninth Transgender Woman Of Color Murdered This Year

This post originally published by Towleroad. Chayviss “Chay” Reed became the ninth transgender woman of color murdered this year after being fatally shot Friday in Miami, WPLG Local10 reports. Originally misgendered by police, Reed, 28, was killed in Miami-Dade County’s West Little River neighborhood, the station reports. Police are offering a …

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LGBT rights leaders flunk Trump on first 100 days

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Donald Trump received failing grades from LGBT advocates after his first 100 days. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) With the 100-day mark of President Trump’s time in the White House fast approaching, LGBT rights supporters are giving him failing grades as …

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