TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MONTH'S LGBTQ NEWS!
IT'S LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH!
LGBTQ+ History Month initially started as a movement created by a Missouri high school teacher who thought that the month should be dedicated to learning about LGBTQ+ history and honoring its influence on the world.
The celebration differs from Pride Month, as it is focused on honoring LGBTQ+ advocates and the movement towards equality. LGBTQ+ History Month is meant to inform others about historical figures that have pathed the way for the LGBTQ+ movements nowadays.
TWO TRANS WOMEN ELECTED TO GERMAN PARLIAMENT
Two politicians made history by becoming the first ever transgender women to win seats in the German Parliament. Despite hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community significantly rising last year in Germany, this year's election gives hope to the LGBTQ+ community in the country and paths the way for future LGBTQ+ politicians all around the world.
RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE BECOMING A FILM
The New York Times Bestseller, Red, White, and Royal Blue is being adapted into a film! The novel by Casey McQuiston centers around Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the US President, and his relationship with Prince Henry. The two start off as enemies but eventually become entangled with each other. The novel deals with LGBTQ+ topics such as coming to terms with one's sexuality as well as coming out. The film will be directed by Tony winner Mathew Lopez, but the release has not been announced yet.
ITALIAN SENATE VOTES AGAINST ANTI-LGBTQ+ DISCRIMINATION BILL
The Italian Senate denies a bill which would have amended the anti-discrimination to include hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people, women, and people with disabilities. Opposition against the bill started when the far right party, which is mainly supported by those that follow the Roman Catholic Church, expressed its concerns over the bill causing "homosexual propaganda" to be taught in schools.
LGBTQ+ PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM AFGHANISTAN
Following the Taliban's announcement stating that they will not recognize gay rights and that "LGBTQ+ rights is against our sharia law," the first wave of the evacuation of LGBTQ+ members from Afghanistan landed in London. Thousands of Afghans who worked for the previous administration rushed to flee the country after the Taliban's takeover, however not all were able to board evacuation flights. Britain's foreign ministry said that it hoped that the evacuation of LGBTQ+ Afghans is the first of many in the coming months.