Elder Pride Act Reintroduced

Elder Pride Act

The Elder Pride Act has been reintroduced in the House by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), Mark Pocan (WI-2), and Sharice Davids (KS-3). The bill authorizes the Administration on Aging to award grants to state or tribal governments or other eligible organizations (e.g., area agencies on aging and multipurpose senior centers) for providing sexual health and … Read more

Congratulations Gary Espinas

Gary Espinas

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Espinas. Dr. Espinas has been appointed to serve as an At Large Member of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (DCVA). The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to Delaware’s veterans, their spouses and dependent children. The Commission, consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor, each for a 4 … Read more

Critical Updates to Title IX Guidelines for LGBTQ+ Students

Title IX and LGBTQ+ Youth

The US Department of Education has passed critical updates to Title IX guidelines, ensuring the protection and inclusivity of LGBTQ youth. The new regulations, implemented on April 19th, 2024, are an important step towards fostering safe and supportive learning environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Strengthening Protection Against Discrimination … Read more

Delmarva LGBTQIA+ Climate Survey

Delmarva LGBTQIA+ Climate Survey

The Delmarva LGBTQIA+ Climate Survey conducted in 2023 provides valuable insights into the experiences and challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Delmarva region. The survey was prepared by Dr. Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and President of the Board for Salisbury PFLAG. This one-page summary highlights key findings … Read more

Welcome Angel / Lamar

Sussex Pride Welcome Angel Lamar Delaware

Sussex Pride is excited to welcome our new intern Angel or Lamar Kellam whose internship will be with us from January through the end of April. They are gender fluid and go by either the name Angel or the name Lamar. They sometimes dress in a more masculine mode (as pictured here) and go by … Read more

Bullying Allegations and Incidents Reported in Delaware Public Schools

Delaware Department of Education Bullying Report

The Delaware Department of Education has released a report on bullying allegations and incidents reported in Delaware Public Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year. The executive summary is reprinted below, and the entire report can be found at the bottom of this page. Executive Summary Bullying is best defined as repetitive conduct designed to harm … Read more

Faith Communities Partnering Against Hate

Faith Communities Partnering AgainstHate

Partnering Against Hate, a project of Interfaith Alliance, is an toolkit to help guide groups and individuals who want to do more to make their communities safer and more inclusive. Given the increase in hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, that support is needed now more than ever. Partnering Against Hate is … Read more

FBI Documents Increase in Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes

FBI 2022 Hate Crimes Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently released their annual hate crime statistics for 2022. The report sheds light on the prevalence of hate crimes in the United States, and the severity of the impact it has on marginalized communities. One of the most alarming statistics in the report is the steady increase in hate … Read more

Assessing the Status Quo of Delaware Victim Service Provision to the LGBTQIA+ Community

Delaware Victim Service Provision to the LGBTQ+ Community

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During DVAM, victim advocates, allied professionals, survivors of abuse, their loved ones, and the surrounding community come together to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the progress that has been made to end this epidemic, and connect with others working to create change.  LGBTQIA+ survivors of … Read more