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LGBTQ News

“The Best Tweets From Bisexual Visibility Day 2017” - Bustle

“And during Bi Week, and especially on Bi Visibility Day, the bisexuals of the world gather together on social media to remind people that not only is being bi a valid and utterly common identity, but that bi folks being recognized and respected shouldn’t just be a one-day — or one-week — phenomenon. Here are 11 of the best social media tributes to #BiWeek.”

 

“For LGBTQ Immigrants, Finding Community Is a Means of Survival” - NBC News

“It took some time for Jude to find her voice. After moving to New York City, she said she struggled to feel settled at first; tasks like finding housing, health care and a job seemed daunting. Then a friend connected her with an immigrant support group that met once a week at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (also referred to simply as “The Center”) in Manhattan. Eleven years later, Jude now serves as a facilitator for the The Center’s Immigrant Leadership and Empowerment Group, helping mentor other LGBTQ immigrants looking for a space to feel heard.”

 

“Dr. Gayle E. Pitman Talks Children’s Book Addressing LGBT History (AUDIO)” - Huffington Post

“This week I talked with Dr. Gayle E. Pitman about her new children’s book entitled When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community. Published by Magination Press, which is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association, the book is about the pioneering lesbian activists Lyon and Martin and is written for children ages 4 to 8 with beautiful illustrations by Christopher Lyles. When You Look Out the Window depicts Phyllis and Del pointing out landmarks throughout the city of San Francisco from the panoramic view from the window of their home.”