Tenessee Drag

Tennessee Drag by Glenn Lash

Op-Ed by Glenn Lash I woke up last Friday to this: “Tennessee on Thursday became the first state to enact a law explicitly targeting drag shows, while also joining a growing list of GOP-led states to ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youth. The drag show provision criminalizes performances that take place in public or … Read more

Call for Support for Transgender Veterans

Trans Veterans

Sussex Pride invites individuals and organizations to join us in signing on to this letter asking President Biden to remove the regulatory exclusion on gender affirming surgery from VA’s Health Benefits package. In the U.S. Armed Forces, transgender people serve at a disproportionate rate when compared to their cis-gender counterparts, making the Department of Veterans … Read more

Blood Bank of Delmarva Stands with LGBTQ+ Community

Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarvsa is speaking out about proposed changes to the FDA Blood Donation Guidelines and encouraging the community to do the same. The guidelines currently restrict men who have had sex with men in the past three months from donating blood. While this is an improvement from the previous guidelines, the proposed … Read more

Sussex Pride and #SAGECollab

SAGE Collab

Sussex Pride is proud to announce a new partnership with SAGECollab, SAGE’s innovative partnership model. SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the mof LGBTQ+ elders, created SAGECollab to bring together a diverse national network of groups, organizations, and individuals to support LGBTQ+ older people and advocate for LGBTQ+ aging policies across … Read more

2022 LGBTQ+ Community Center Report

LGBTQ+ Community Center Report

CenterLink, the community lf LGBTQ Centers and the Movement Advancement Project have released their most recent annual report on LGBTQ+ Community Centers.  The report includes discussion of the many amazing programs and impacts of centers across the country, as well as new information on threats to safety and security, and major challenges and opportunities. Click … Read more

Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity

LGBTQI+ Equity

The Biden-Harris Administration has released the first-ever Federal Evidence Agenda on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Equity, a roadmap that federal agencies will use to ensure they are collecting the data and evidence they need to improve the lives of LGBTQI+ Americans. This Evidence Agenda delivers on a commitment made by President … Read more

FDA Proposes Changes to Blood Donation Guidelines

Blood Donation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is proposing a change from time-based deferrals to assessing blood donor eligibility using gender-inclusive, individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV. This proposal is in line with policies in place in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. These draft recommendations are based … Read more

HRC Ranks Delaware Cities

HRC Municipal Equality Index

The HRC Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.  The full report is available on the HRC website. This year, … Read more

President Biden Signs Respect for Marriage Act

Respect for Marriage Act

Sussex Pride is a proud member of Centerlink, which provided this statement today: Today President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill that will codify same-sex and interracial marriages with a large celebration at the White House that included many LGBTQ+ community center leaders. The Respect for Marriage Act is an important bipartisan bill that will do two primary … Read more

Hate Crime Information & Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Hate Crimes

If you or someone you know has been impacted by a Hate Crime in the state of Delaware, please let us know.  We are here for you.   Information on Hate Crimes resources are provided below from the Department of Justice Office on Civil Rights. The Justice Department’s information on reporting Hate Crimes:  Please report hate crimes … Read more