March 10th is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 16th annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The HIV/AIDS … Continue reading March 10th is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

It is Women’s History Month!

In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” For the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designation a week in March. After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project in 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated the whole month of March … Continue reading It is Women’s History Month!

March 2021 Observances

Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of March 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. For those that are not illustrated, there are links below to … Continue reading March 2021 Observances

On This Day in 1943, the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was Formed

On this day in 1943, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Women’s Reserve was formed after months of delay following President Roosevelt’s signing of Public Law 689 on July 30, 1942. The law officially established the Women’s Reserve as a branch of the Naval Reserve for the Navy and Marine Corps. Its purpose, to free up officers and men for combat as the Women’s Reserve filled enlisted … Continue reading On This Day in 1943, the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was Formed

Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal

Earlier this week, President Biden signed an executive order reversing the U.S military’s ban on transgender people serving. Sacramento’s FOX 40 interviewed Joanna Michaels, a local transgender Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, on the news of the reversal. If the video doesn’t play, check out the link above. It’s been one day since President Joe Biden has removed … Continue reading Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal

LGBT+ History Month: Angelica Ross, U.S Navy

My mission is to prove that everyone has the right to pursue their dreams. Transgender Rights Advocate b. November 28, 1980 Angelica Ross is a television actress and the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, an organization that helps transgender people find work in the technology industry. Born male, Ross grew up in Racine, Wisconsin. Perceived as feminine by the eighth grade, she came out as … Continue reading LGBT+ History Month: Angelica Ross, U.S Navy

LGBT+ History Month: Fannie Mae Clackum, U.S. Air Force

b. June 10, 1929 d. August 16, 2014 Fannie Mae Clackum was the first person to successfully challenge her discharge on the grounds of homosexuality from the U.S military. Clackum served as a U.S. Air Force Reservist is the late 1940s and early 1950s. In February 1951, she was ordered to active duty and stationed at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, at the rank of Corporal in … Continue reading LGBT+ History Month: Fannie Mae Clackum, U.S. Air Force