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November 2023

Janelle Monáe Makes History as the First Ever Genderless Spirit of Soul Award Recipient at the 2023 Soul Train Awards “Earlier this month, BET announced that they have renamed the category formerly known as the Lady of Soul Award to the Spirit of Soul Award. This change was implemented to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusivity, which is particularly relevant given that Janelle Monáe identifies as a Black nonbinary individual.” Read more.

Meet the Four Trans and Nonbinary Black Business Owners Making Waves in “Changemakers” Season 2"Presented by Ally Financial and produced by NEON, GLAAD’s digital content brand aiming to increase the visibility of Black LGBTQ people, the 4-part season spotlights WNBA Star Layshia Clarendon, Shark Tank’s Braxton Fleming (Stealth Bros & Co), House of Tulip Executive Director Mariah Moore, and Head Developer of ValiDate Dani Lalonders." Read more.  

New Week Will Recognise Millennia-Old History Of Gender-Diverse People — "A new U.K.-based initiative, Trans+ History Week, has been launched to help people learn and celebrate the "millennia-old history" of transgender, non-binary, gender-diverse, and intersex people. Its inaugural event will be held 6 - 12 May 2024 with events, content and exhibitions." Read more. 

A Nonbinary Hero Is Coming to Overwatch 2 in 2024 — "The team-based online shooter Overwatch 2 is getting a new nonbinary hero named Venture who carries a big drill. Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of the popular multiplayer game, announced Venture as one of a roster of new heroes at its annual BlizzCon last Friday, as Kotaku reported." Read more. 

Local Heroes Shine: ABC Owned Television Stations Nominate LGBTQ+ Advocates for Out100 America"In a year filled with transformative achievements and relentless advocacy, the Out100 honorees of 2023 have been unveiled, giving us even more reason to celebrate the tireless LGBTQ+ leaders who are shaping a brighter future for our community. Through a powerful collaboration between and ABC Owned Television Stations, dedicated LGBTQ+ champions from local communities have been chosen to represent select metropolitan areas." Read more. 

LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in 'hate & vitriol' "The Trevor Project, which has nearly 350,000 followers on the platform, said LGBTQ young people are “regularly victimized” on X, formerly known as Twitter." Read more. 

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