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It’s LGBT Pride Month!
According to the Library of Congress, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in the US.
In fact, it used to be that the last Sunday of June was “Gay Pride Day.” It since has enveloped the entire month, and today, Gay Pride celebrations run the gamut of parades, picnics, parties, workshops, and concerts.
Hallmark recently released its first-ever gay Father’s Day card, in celebration of Pride Month.
So here are some examples of great LGBT blogs.
ThinkProgress has an LGBT Issue section led by editor Zack Ford.
Prior to joining ThinkProgress, Ford blogged for a couple of years at ZackFordBlogs.com. He also co-hosts a popular LGBT-issues podcast called Queer and Queerer with activist and performance artist Peterson Toscano, according to ThinkProgress.
I like this blog because it tackles some important issues.
A couple of posts I found interesting include Wisconsin Begins Processing Same-Sex Couples’ Marriage Licenses and Brace Yourselves: Marriage Equality’s Going to Have a Rougher Ride in the Courts From Here on Out.
Follow @thinkprogress on Twitter.
LGBTQ Nation reports on “issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.”
This is an enormous site. LGBTQ Nation covers trending news, national headlines, world news, and newsmakers.
Some interesting recent posts include US Military Color Guard Leads Off Pride Parade in Nation’s Capital (reportedly the first time a US military color guard marched alongside rainbow flags in the parade), and Maine Primary Winner Could Become Youngest Openly LGBT State Lawmaker.
Follow @lgbtqnation on Twitter.
The blog follows the travels and adventures of moms, Jen and Kendra, and their “three little boos,” Addison, Evan, and Kate.
This is a fun site.
“In 2006, Kendra and I set off on a six-week European adventure,” writes blogger Jen Bauer. “With a shoe-string budget, we knew the trip would make or break our engagement. One marriage, lots more trips and adventures, and three kids later, we are still going strong. I started this blog during that first trip, hoping to chronicle our escapades for our families back in the states.”
A couple of cool posts include Blogging for LGBTQ Families 2014: We’re an Ordinary Two-Mom Family and Camping With Infants: It Takes a Village.
Follow @AdventurousMoms on Twitter.
The New Civil Rights Movement is an online news and opinion site focused on news, politics, and issues that affect the LGBT community.
It was founded by David Badash and has been regularly publishing since Nov. 2008. It features a pretty impressive list of contributing columnists and writers.
A couple of interesting recent posts include Hillary Clinton says US ‘Must be on the Front Lines’ Supporting LGBT Rights Worldwide and Australian Prime Minister Responds to 11-Year-Old’s Heartfelt Marriage Equality Letter.
Follow @gaycivilrights on Twitter.
The Transgender Law Center works to “change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.”
It also features a blog.
I found a couple of posts on the Transgender Law Center blog very interesting. They include Obama Expresses Excitement for Advancement of Trans Students’ Rights and Washington, DC Issues FAQ About New Trans-Inclusive Health Insurance Policy.
“The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) recently announced that nondiscrimination laws require private insurance policies in the district to cover medically-necessary transition-related care,” the latter post says. “Now, the department has published a set of FAQs to guide insurers and consumers through the new policy.”
Follow @TransLawCenter on Twitter.
Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her @cpcube.