U.S./World: Quick Hits 06.17.16

Beyond the Carolinas

The United Kingdom will be the first foreign government to participate in Pride in 10 cities across the U.S.
info: visitbritain.com.

Twenty two gay rights groups were blocked from a United Nations AIDS summit.
info: unwatch.org.

Diane Anderson-Minshall is the recipient of the Association of LGBT Journalists 2016 Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage.
info: nlgja.org.

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The National Coalition for LGBT Health is offering a free, online Healthcare Stigma Facing Transgender Individuals module with credits.
info: healthlgbt.org.

The Logo Network will honor iconic stage and screen star Harvey Fierstein on June 25 at 8 p.m. during its “Trailblazer Honors” simulcast.
info: logotv.com.

The U.S. Department of Interior has released a Pride video that salutes all LGBT Americans and encourages all of them to get outdoors and find the nation’s parks.
info: youtube.com/watch?v=sLZZQ-WcPOA.

Multimedia Platforms, Inc., a publicly-traded LGBTQ media company, appointed Robert Weiss as its chief executive officer.
info: multimediaplatformsinc.com.

California State University at Los Angeles awarded George Takei an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters.
info: calstatela.edu.

The LGBT community now has two new wines to toast with, Pinot Pride and Rosé Pride, offered by actor and musician Tituss Burgess. It will be introduced during Tituss Pride from June 17-20 in New York with proceeds benefiting GLAAD.
info: pbtbwine.com.

The Pentagon is celebrating LGBT Pride Month.
info: militarypartners.org.

Project Inform has released HIV/AIDS major events highlights over the past 35 years.
info: projectinform.org.

The Equality Forum has released its annual 31 LGBT History Month icons.
info: lgbthistorymonth.com.

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Marriage Equality has launched an archive and book project, collecting stories from the same-sex marriage movement involvement.
info: marriageequality.org.

A new campaign has been launched which targets gay and bisexual men of color.
info: blackaids.org.

The National LGBT Task Force and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights has issued a new employer resource to help end transgender employment discrimination.
info: thetaskforce.org.

Twitter netted the 20/20 Visionary Award from the Trevor Project.
info: trevorlive.org.

Fastweb celebrates LGBT Pride Month by highlighting key student scholarship and internship opportunities.
info: fastweb.com.

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association celebrated the announcement of NBC News’ NBC OUT, providing original content on LGBTQ life and culture on a vertical platform, as the first of its kind from a major broadcast news network.
info: nbc.com. nlgja.org.

Sarah McBride and Nick Morrow joined the Human Rights Campaign’s communication team.
info: hrc.org.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988, x205.