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A Rainbow Tsunami

New Year Starts with Record-Breaking LGBTQ Political Representation

As the new Congress convened this week, a historic number of LGBTQ people will make up the U.S. House. Nine openly LGBTQ candidates were elected this past November, seven of whom were incumbents.

Allyship is Alive and Well

LGBTQ Support Mounts as Allies Emerge

Dating back to the Stonewall riots, allyship has been a vital component in the continued fight against the oppression, discrimination, social injustice and inequality plagued by the LGBTQ community. Simply put, an ally, also referred to as a straight ally to distinguish from other types of allyship, is someone who in some way supports LGBTQ people.

Love Overcomes Hate

The First Time I Experienced such HATE… as a Lesbian

I am glad that I was the person working on Tuesday, Aug. 25, when at least nine older, white men showed up right in front of our store, White Rabbit, hollering, yelling and raising large signs with hateful, ridiculous words on them. They were loud and so full of hate, and spewing stupidity, such as “Repent, repent…you nasty perverts. Give God back his rainbow, faggots, you stole it a long time ago.”

A Symbol of Pride

New Flag Draws Mixed Response, but there’s a Bigger History We Should Remember

A redesign of the “Pride flag” has gone viral recently as protests for racial equity continue across the country, sparked by George Floyd’s violent death.

COVID-19 Redraws the 2020 LGBTQ Travel Roadmap

CMI Survey Shows Current Trends

Friends of Dorothy feel her pain, and they’re aware the prospect of summer travel requires a new type of yellow brick road — one that will take them over the rainbow and back, free to venture out into the world without putting their lives, or anyone else’s, at risk.

From Bayard Rustin to Blossom C. Brown

15 Black LGBTQ Activists and Advocates

In honor of both King and Rustin’s legacies, qnotes is highlighting the contributions of 15 black LGBTQ leaders who have made, or are still making, an indelible mark on our history.