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President Biden endorses Virginia Delegate Danica Roem for re-election

President Joe Biden has endorsed Virginia Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas), the first out transgender person to ever be elected to a state legislature, in her second re-election bid. Ahead of Virginia’s hotly contested statewide and House of Delegate elections this November, Biden endorsed Roem and 20 other Democratic candidates for office, casting their victories as […] The post President Biden endorses Virginia Delegate Danica Roem for re-election appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

White House calls Texas bill restricting transgender athletes’ ability to compete “hateful”

As Gov. Greg Abbott (R) stands poised to sign a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on sports teams that align with their gender identity into law, the White House has denounced the measure as “hateful.” Abbott, who faces a primary challenge from businessman Don Huffines, a former state senator who has been critical of […] The post White House calls Texas bill restricting transgender athletes’ ability to compete “hateful” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

All the live, in-person Reel Affirmations 28 screenings

The 28th Annual Reel Affirmations LGBTQ Film Festival is currently in full swing through Sunday night, Oct. 24! As has been our custom since 1994, Metro Weekly reviewed every feature and short film playing in the festival in its latest issue, which you can access here. It’s one of the best-reviewed festivals in the magazine’s […] The post All the live, in-person Reel Affirmations 28 screenings appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

New Jersey man allegedly shot stepfather to death over presence of gay guest in their “house of God”

A man who objected to the sexual orientation of a guest in his family’s home shot his stepfather to death during an argument over the guest’s presence. Christian Smith, 23, was staying temporarily with his mother and stepfather, 43-year-old Dennis McKenzie, in their home in Woolwich Township, New Jersey, where a celebration was taking place […] The post New Jersey man allegedly shot stepfather to death over presence of gay guest in their “house of God” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Emmylou Harris: “It’s time to open our hearts as well as our borders”

Singer-songwriter's Lantern Tour is a project of the Women's Refugee Project The post Emmylou Harris: “It’s time to open our hearts as well as our borders” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Biden administration approves Colorado’s request to require health insurers to cover transition-related health care

The Biden administration has approved a request by Colorado officials to modify their state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act to require private health insurers to cover transition-related care for transgender patients. The change, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, would mark the first time the federal government has approved a requirement […] The post Biden administration approves Colorado’s request to require health insurers to cover transition-related health care appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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