Alexina Lockie

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There Is So Much in—and So Much Missing From—the LGBT Encyclopedia

Despite the wealth of information in a new LGBT ‘encyclopedia,’ what becomes clear is how much more study and research of LGBT life are needed.<p>If you …

53 people face criminal charges for attending a gay wedding

53 people are facing criminal charges in Nigeria after police claimed they attended a same-sex wedding.<p>Homosexuality has long been illegal in …

You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but Can the Police Retaliate Against You for It?

If the police pull you over, it is your constitutional right to refuse to answer their questions, but does it violate the Constitution if they …

George Washington
Writing

This is the great American novel your state can't get enough of

World Book Day is on April 23rd, so why not celebrate the literary holiday by reading a great American classic? Better yet, why not read the most …

LGBTQI
Lesbian

What Wellesley Students and Critics Got Wrong About Free Speech

Restricting debate at a private school isn't a First Amendment issue; it's an academic problem.<p>The brouhaha unleashed in academic and media circles over a free speech editorial published last week by the Wellesley College student newspaper is both justified and overstated. It’s justified in that …

Rights & Freedoms

At least 100 gay men in Chechnya have been abducted by police

LGBTQ people wanted to have a pride march in Chechnya. Then 100 gay men were abducted by police.<p>On April 1, a report in the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta rocked the global LGBTQ community: At least 100 men who are gay or believed to be gay had been recently rounded up and tortured by authorities …

LGBTQI

A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It's Like To Grow Up Trans

A powerful new series from Broadly is offering an intimate look at the lives and adolescences of three transgender young people, as well as the impact anti-trans policies and legal battles have had on them and their families.<p>“Youth, Interrupted” is hosted by Broadly writer and correspondent Diana …

LGBTQI

Trump claims immunity as President in lawsuit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is claiming he cannot be sued now that he has won the White House -- a defense in a lawsuit that alleges Trump incited rally-goers to violence when they allegedly assaulted protesters during the 2016 campaign.<p>In a court filing Friday, Trump's lawyers argue …

Donald Trump

This Is What Happened When A Young Russian Came Out As Gay On YouTube

"I often heard that all gays should be destroyed, and that if anyone in our family turns out to be gay, my family should kill them with their bare hands.” Artem Kolesov speaks exclusively to BuzzFeed News.<p>A 23-year-old Russian violinist called Artem Kolesov emailed BuzzFeed News last week with a …

Help stop the torture of gay men in Chechnya

The events of the last two weeks in the most controversial and oppressive region of Russia have left many activists and journalists in shock. According to various reports, including Human Rights Watch, hundreds of Chechen gay men have been captured, tortured and some even murdered for being …

LGBTQI

A former comedy scout explains how to tell a good story at a party

If only they could hear themselves drone on. It's like watching an amateur comedian bomb onstage.<p>When I was a comedy scout in New York, I got to see plenty of this public masochism, and learned more about storytelling from people who bombed than people who killed.<p>The great comics make it look easy, …

Public Speaking