Three organizations, GLAAD, Freedom for All Americans and Family Equality Council, are teaming up to ask the community to stand in solidarity with Target, who has taken a strong stance for the LGBT community, on June 1, the first day of LGBT Pride Month.
info: target-gladd.nationbuilder.com.

McKenzie Maxson, a senior at Northwestern University s Medill School of Journalism, is gathering information for a story in bi erasure and how lesbian women and bisexual women interact within the larger LGBT community.
info: mckenziemmaxson.com.

Transgender National LGBTQ Task Force s Barbara Satin has been appointed to President Barack Obama s Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships.
info: the taskforce.org.

In advance of LGBT Pride Month, Marriott Rewards is launching a creative movement to turn up the volume on support for the LGBT community through an art installation, #LoveTravels.
info: marriottrewards.com.

Author, scholar, dancer and activist Aaron Belkin was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the 5th Annual LGBT Military Leadership Conference held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by OutServe and SLDN. Other inductees were Iraq war veteran and LGBT activist Eric Alva, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy repeal leader Paula Neira, Policy challenger Dr. Grethe Cammermeyer, Ph.D., and Thomas T. Carpenter, Esq., forum co-chair on military chaplaincy.
info: lgbtmilitary.org. outserve-sldn.org.

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV has unveiled its 2016 pre-conference logo.
info: msmgf.org.

Here TV programming is now available on Amazon Video for Prime members.
info: amzn.to/1NlO4UY.

For the first time in history, Asian parents are throwing a lifeline to their LGBT children through a family acceptance media campaign produced by The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.
info: nqapiq.org.

The National Coalition for LGBT Health is offering a training certificate program, OUTcompetent: Cultural Competency and the Stigmatization of STDs, HIV, PrEP, and Mental Health.
info: healthlgbt.org.

The Harvey Milk Foundation Medal was presented to Bollywood and human rights activist Celina Jaitly at the Second Annual Diversity Honors.
info: diversityhonors.com.

The ILGA-Europe s equality index revealed that the U.K. has slipped to third place. Scotland has maintained its first place position.
info: rainbow-europe.org. equality-network.org.

New York’s U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler has called for a new national monument commemorating the 1969 Stonewall uprising to be erected at Christopher Park.
info: nadler.house.gov.

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montréal, Québec, on Sept. 16.
info: theglobalfund.org.

The 11th Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival will hold its TLVFest from May 29-June 7.
info: tlvfest.com.

“LGBT: Why the Nature vs. Nurture Debate is a Waster of Time” has been published by the Society for Diversity.
info: societyfordiversity.org.

The Human Rights Campaign lauded the suspension of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore who has been a stalwart opponent of pro-marriage equality.
info: hrc.org.

Many Voices, A Black Church Movement for Gay & Transgender Justice has launched a video campaign spotlighting LGBT life at historically black colleges and universities.
info: manyvoices.org.

The Federal Drug Administration launched its The Free Life LGBT health initiative against tobacco usage.
info: lgbthealthlink.org.

The historical “Meet My Child” ad was released by the Trans United Fund as a way for parents of transgender children to speak out against hostile rhetoric and attacks faced by the transgender community.
info: bit.ly/1rWndWp.

GLAD, Legal Advocates and Defenders for the LGBTQ Community, has come to the aid of Matt Barnett who was fired by a Catholic girls high school due to his being married to a man. A Massachusetts court upheld the state s non-discrimination laws, a first-of-its-kind ruling. The state’s senate also approved a measure extending crucial protections to the transgender community. It did not want to follow in the footsteps of North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory who pushed through an anti-LGBT discrimination law that has brought the state into the international spotlight.
info: glad.org. hrc.org.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that final regulations have been spelled out as it relates to the non-discrimination section of the Affordable Care Act.
info: hhs.gov.

SAGECare training is now available to meet the needs of and as a way to support the LGBT elder community.
info: sageusa.org.

With the doors open between the U.S. and Cuba, Americans can now walk in the historic Cuban Pride Parade. This is being made possible through travel agency Cuba Inspires.
info: cubainspires.com.

The Supreme Court is being urged by business leaders to uphold a ruling against a florist in Washington who refused service to a gay couple which violated the state s anti-discrimination law and consumer protection act.
info: aclu.org.

Florida s Marion County School Board is facing a Title IX non-compliance after it passed an anti-transgender bathroom policy.
info: eqfl.org.

Under the presidential administration s urging, The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice signed a groundbreaking letter to the nation s public school districts affirming that discrimination against transgender students is illegal under Title IX. The measure has gained public affirmation statements by a large group of supporters throughout the U.S.
info: 1.usa.gov/1WypXWJ.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.