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How Will You Show Up for This Moment?

Political Voices

After months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and weeks of protest against racialized oppression in this country, we received two wins from the Supreme Court of the United States that will be lifesaving for our communities.

Second Super Tuesday

Primary Watch: Eight Primaries in One Day Amidst Nationwide Hysteria and a Global Pandemic

Picking up from last issue’s primary watch on May 29, at press time the results of Hawaii’s Democratic presidential primary that took place on May 22 had not yet been made available. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Aloha state’s primary with 63.2 percent of the final vote.

Wellness on a Budget

Health & Wellness: Staying Healthy During Insecure Times

It seems that 2020 will be a year to remember for many dynamic reasons. My concern is that general public wellness could break down in the face of an unprecedented combination of crises in public health, economic shocks and civil unrest.

To Vote is Power…If You Can Do It

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

Human rights activist and lecturer Loung Ung once said “Voting is not only our right, it is our power. When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other.”

Biden Wins Ohio and Kansas Primaries

Primary Watch: 2020 Primary Season to Linger on Amid Pandemic and Biden Appoints Openly-Gay Campaign Manager

If one thing is true of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, they are sure to leave a mark in U.S. history as being one of the longest and most drawn-out primary elections the country has ever seen. Voting delays are now considered the norm.

States Adjust to New Voting Methods Amid Pandemic

Primary Watch: Biden takes Wyoming and Alaska and DNC Postponed

The 2020 Democratic primary elections push forward amid the coronavirus outbreak, with the remaining states adjusting their contests by implementing safer voting practices per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The two most recent primaries to take place were Wyoming and Alaska, who both held their contests entirely by mail.

TurnOUT the Vote

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

A report in MarketWatch grabbed attention across the queerosphere in early December with the headline “1 in 5 LGBTQ adults isn’t registered to vote, despite high 2020 stakes.”

Sanders wins Nevada caucus

Primary Watch: Questions of Irregularities Follow Release of Caucus Results

Thus far, there have been three Democratic primary elections; the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary, and the Nevada caucuses, which took place Feb. 22 and included four days of early voting.

LGBTQ America reaches historic milestone

First Openly-Gay Candidate Wins Iowa Caucus

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg made history at the Iowa caucus as the first openly-gay presidential candidate to win primary delegates toward a major party’s nomination process.

Renewing Democracy

QNotes Launches Special Report On Voter Mobilization

The qnotes project will examine how LGBTQ organizations, like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have mobilized the ever-important LGBTQ electorate through up to six months of in-depth reporting and community town hall events.