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APRIL 13 – Insider Disney theme parks will now allow employees to show tattoos and wear gender-inclusive costumes

APRIL 13 – CNBC Disney updates park dress code on hair and jewelry, allows workers to uncover tattoos

APRIL 13 – Orlando Business Journal Disney to relax longstanding worker appearance standard to broaden diversity and inclusion mission

APRIL 13 – The Sun Disneyland adopts ‘gender inclusive’ hair and dress rules for employees

MARCH 31 – Pink News Joe Biden calls upon all Americans to join the fight for trans rights, becoming first president to mark Trans Day of Visibility

MARCH 30USA Today These transgender people shifted genders during COVID and are bracing for a return to the office

MARCH 25 Gay City News In Historic First, Senate Confirms HHS Official Rachel Levine

MARCH 24Out Magazine Dr. Rachel Levine Makes History as First Out Trans Senate-Confirmation

MARCH 24USA TODAY More inclusive language, more diversity’: How language evolution creates equality

MARCH 1PinkNews Virginia to become 12th state to ban abhorrent gay and trans panic defenses. Only 38 more to go.

FEBRUARY 28LGBTQNation Ban on so-called gay & trans “panic” defenses will become law in Virginia

FEBRUARY 26MetroWeekly Virginia lawmakers pass Danica Roem’s bill to ban gay and trans panic defenses

FEBRUARY 25Reuters LGBT+ Americans inch closer to ‘freedom’ as House passes Equality Act

FEBRUARY 24NorthJersey.com LGBTQ community hopes for ‘same rights’ as everyone else ahead of Equality Act vote

FEBRUARY 19Qnotes Biden Administration Steps Up Support for LGBTQ Community

FEBRUARY 16Edge Media Network Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International and LGBTQ Ally, Dies at 62

FEBRUARY 11Housing Wire HUD vows to protect LGBTQ from housing discrimination

FEBRUARY 11GoPride Chicago HUD to crack down on LGBTQ housing discrimination

FEBRUARY 11NPR HUD To Probe Housing Bias Cases Involving Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity

FEBRUARY 8The Hill Pete Buttigieg represents progress, but the LGBTQ community needs more

FEBRUARY 4LGBTQ Nation Biden issues presidential memo protecting rights of LGBTQ people internationally

FEBRUARY 4Metro Weekly Biden issues memo calling for protection of LGBTQI+ rights abroad

FEBRUARY 2LGBTQ Nation Pete Buttigieg becomes America’s first out Cabinet member

FEBRUARY 2Metro Weekly Pete Buttigieg confirmed as U.S Secretary of Transportation

FEBRUARY 2The Advocate Pete Buttigieg Becomes First Out Senate-Confirmed Cabinet Member

JANUARY 29Washington Blade Va. House subcommittee approves bill to ban LGBTQ panic defense

JANUARY 28LGBTQ Nation Gender Binary is Old News

JANUARY 25NBC News Biden reverses Trump’s transgender military ban

JANUARY 25Vox Trans people can serve openly in the US military once again

JANUARY 25MetroWeekly President Biden repeals Trump’s ban on transgender service members

JANUARY 21Edge Media Network White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

JANUARY 21The Bay Area Reporter LGBTQ Agenda: Queer advocates laud Biden Day 1 executive orders

JANUARY 20The Bay Area Reporter Chase announces $5M in grants to LGBTQ groups

JANUARY 20MetroWeekly President Biden issues executive order protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination

JANUARY 18Fintech Zoom JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

JANUARY 18LGBTQ Nation 6 organizations to donate to in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

JANUARY 14San Francisco Business Times JPMorgan Chase donates $1 million to Out & Equal — the LGBTQ nonprofit’s largest gift ever

JANUARY 14The Hill JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to these LGBTQ+ causes

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