SUNDAY, March 7, 2021

A daily summary of intersectional, LGBTQ-affirming or progressive events and community briefs, plus recommended timely news links.


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LGBTQ-affirming, intersectional Sunday mornings, online

Two chances for spiritual nourishment from LGBTQ-affirming speakers: check out Jay Wolin and Rich D. Hendricks Sunday.

Talk about race, faith and politics online Monday evening

Join JaNaé Bates of the multi-racial, multi-faith ISAIAH program and Faith in Minnesota. Pre-register.


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• LGBTQ+ youth and families: sign up for PrideCon, coming March 15-20. This virtual conference features panel discussions, interactive opportunities, education, activism and more. Click on Community Briefs to learn more.

• Bleeding Heartland, a website that provides investigative reporting and progressive coverage of Iowa politics, is now offering a newsletter, which you can find at

• Check out the LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library at the Wesley Center on Dubuque St. in Iowa City, reports The Gazette, which reports you can visit the library from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You can also go to


New study shows cannabis benefits to neuropathy related to chemotherapy

High Times reports that cannabis may help relieve neuropathy in people who take a common chemotherapy for GI issues.

Latino playwrights take starring role in Sundance Fellows program

 Jessica Mendez Siqueiros and Brian Robau are part of the annual program, funded by the Will & Jada Smith Foundation, reports Latin Heat.

How are beer, women and witch hunts connected? Read The Conversation

Women dominated the craft beer industry until the Middle Ages, writes The Conversation in this clarifying look at history.

Trump at odds with Republican Party over fundraising

Politico and Slate report that Trump is demanding the Republican Party stop using his name for fundraising.

The Trevor Project applauds APA's new resolution on gender identity

The American Psychological Association updated its opposition to conversion therapy in relation to gender identity change.

Advocate: LGBTQ leader Reggie Greer named to Biden administration

Formerly of the LGBTQ Victory Institute, Greer is among 50+ LGBTQ+ administration members already named by Biden.

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