LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/9/19-6/18/19)

Pride 2019 has been joy-filled and full of celebrations, however, not all occurrences have been positive or welcomed.

Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed over the past week:

1. There have been a number of killings in Detroit and North Carolina.

2. The administration of Donald Trump refused to fly the Pride flag at U.S. embassies.

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3. Billy Porter explains why representation is key.

4. Artist Lizzo has a message about allyship.

5. Anti-trans violence is declared an epidemic.

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6. 34 organizations signed on to repeal an anti-loitering law that they argue unjustly targets trans and gender nonconforming people.

7. HELLO! Black gay men, there is a matchmaker who wants to help you find lasting love.

8. A suspect was arrested for the murder of a transgender woman in Dallas.

9. A law prohibiting consensual same-sex relations has been struck down in Botswana.

10. In 2016 an LGBTQ rap league was founded. I’ll let you judge the talent for yourself.

-Porscheoy Brice

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