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About Michael Lavers

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade.

Gavin Grimm Joins ACLU Board

By |2020-01-07T14:35:55-05:00January 7th, 2020|National, News|

A transgender man who challenged his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy has been elected to the American Civil Liberties Union’s board of directors. Gavin Grimm on Jan. 3 in a tweet said he has been elected to [...]

Costa Rica Campaign Seeks to Bolster Marriage Equality Support

By |2019-10-23T16:58:50-04:00October 23rd, 2019|National, News|

More than 30 groups have joined a campaign designed to increase support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica. Sí, Acepto (“Yes I accept” in Spanish) formally launched in August and includes ads that feature LGBTI Costa Ricans’ relatives, friends and teammates. The campaign also includes workshops on the issue that will take place across the country.

LGBTI Marches in Cuba Cancelled

By |2019-05-08T15:50:10-04:00May 8th, 2019|National, News|

The organizer of Cuba’s annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia marches on Monday announced they have been cancelled. The marches were to have taken place in Havana on May 11 and the city [...]

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