Photos from the Diverse & Resilient, the LGBT community center in Milwaukee, Facebook page.
LGBT community centers in Los Angeles and Milwaukee were the targets of anti-LGBT vandalism last week.
NBC News reports Diverse & Resilient, an LGBT center in Milwaukee, was spray-painted on the front of the building with the slur “F*g” on Thursday. It’s the third time in two months the center has been vandalized.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alexis Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. She was 47 and surrounded by family who serenaded her with David Bowie’s “Starman,” her siblings said in a statement.
“Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor,” her brothers and sisters said. “We learned what real bravery is through watching her journey of living as a trans woman. We came to discover the one truth – that love is everything.”
NEW YORK (AP) – Sean Hayes will play God Almighty in the City of Angels next year.
Producers of the “An Act of God” said Oct. 26 that the Emmy Award-winning former “Will and Grace” star will step into the big role starting Jan. 30 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The divine part was filled this summer by Jim Parsons on Broadway.
New York (AP) — An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year.
Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of them included characters identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. There were no identifiably transgender characters. The findings, released on April 15, are a slight uptick from the 16.7 percent of “inclusive” movies from 2013.
West Hollywood, Calif. (AP) – West Hollywood now requires gender-neutral restrooms under a law that aims to make those with a non-traditional “gender identity” more welcome.
The ordinance takes effect on Jan. 15, 2015 and requires that restrooms with only one stall in restaurants, businesses and public places cannot restrict it to a specific sex either by signage or fixtures.
Los Angeles (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender night on Sept. 27.
The team said Friday that LGBT Night Out will feature a celebrity first pitch, the national anthem performed by a special guest with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and fireworks at Dodger Stadium for the game against Colorado.
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