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An evangelical ministry that was dedicated to supporting church groups that have the eradication of homosexuality as part of their mission shut down on December 31 after operating for roughly a decade. Comment
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NYPD Releases Video of Person of Interest in Yahira Nesby’s Death

Police are searching for an unidentified man in connection the death of 33-year-old Yahira Nesby, a transgender woman who was murdered at her apartment in Brooklyn on December 19. Comment
A transgender woman who was an activist in Toronto’s LGBTQ community was murdered on December 22 in a case that is still developing, even though police immediately arrested a suspect. Comment
When the news broke in November that advocates for the Plan to End AIDS were abandoning the goal of reducing new annual HIV infections to 750 statewide by 2020, Gary English, the founder and executive director of Get It, Get It, knew what the problem was. Comment
The US Supreme Court announced December 9 that it would not review a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Texas had no obligation to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender prisoner. Comment
Although the Supreme Court gave the green light for the military to impose its transgender service ban in April while lawsuits challenging the policy continued, those lawsuits have continued. Comment
That took awhile! Following a weeks-long suspension from Twitter without explanation, an LGBTQ political club in New York’s Hudson Valley is finally back on the social media platform. Comment
The State Department has pulled its ambassador to Zambia after the American diplomat was ambushed with criticism from his host nation for speaking up against a harsh prison sentence for a gay couple there. Comment
A feel-good moment marking the opening of the city’s first LGBTQ-friendly affordable senior housing development took a wild turn when Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams took the podium, expressed discontent about the building’s racial makeup — an observation at odds with its actual demographics — invoked slavery, and predicted that the residence could lead to trouble in the neighborhood. Comment
Candles on the sidewalk lit up vibrant photos of the late Yahira Nesby, a 33-year-old transgender woman murdered on December 19. Signs read “rest in power” and “never forgotten.” Messages highlighting deadly violence against transgender women were on display. Comment
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil maintained his reputation of homophobia on December 20 when he told a reporter that his “face looks an awful lot like a homosexual’s.” Bolsonaro’s comments came in response to questions about a scandal involving his son, a sitting senator. Comment
Former insurgent gubernatorial candidates Cynthia Nixon and Zephyr Teachout have endorsed out gay Queens City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer in his campaign for borough president. Comment
A vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. on December 23 to remember the life of Yahira Nesby, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman who was found dead with gunshot wounds on December 19. Comment
A woman who was shot to death at her home in Brooklyn on December 19 appears to have been a transgender woman, according to records, police accounts, social media posts, and news reports emerging in the hours since she was killed. Comment
“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling continued her track record of voicing anti-transgender sentiments on December 19 when she rushed to the defense of a researcher who is out of a job after posting numerous transphobic tweets. Comment
Lawmakers are having second thoughts about SESTA/ FOSTA. Several Democrats — including Elizabeth Warren — teamed up on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers to unveil legislation aimed at studying the impacts of the controversial law that was intended to curb sex trafficking but has been slammed for doing just the opposite. Comment
A much-anticipated LGBTQ-friendly affordable housing residence for seniors officially opened its doors in Fort Greene on December 17 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE), city officials, residents of the building, and others. Comment

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