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Watch Tim Cook address LGBT community at LoveLoud festival

Tim Cook made an appearance at Utah’s 2018 LoveLoud festival over the weekend, sharing a few thoughts with the crowd before introducing the band Imagine Dragons.<p>LoveLoud is a music festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. During his tenure as Apple CEO, Tim Cook has been a proud and outspoken …

LGBTQI

Why you should care that the Trump administration deleted online information about sex discrimination

When President Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a soon-to-be-vacant Supreme Court spot, liberals responded with panic and fear …

India's only openly gay prince is building an LGBTQ center at his palace

Every once in a while, design (and humanitarian) miracles do happen. In India this week, for example, the country's only openly gay prince, Prince …

Demi Lovato took Danica Roem, the first openly transgender state legislator, to the AMAs

Demi Lovato brought a special guest who's making empowering changes in politics to last night's 2017 American Music Awards.<p>The "Sorry Not Sorry" …

France Eyes Legalizing Assisted Reproduction for Lesbians in 2018

PARIS - The right of lesbian couples and single women to have access to assisted reproduction was “a matter of social justice” and will likely be legislated next year, a French government minister said on Tuesday.<p>The move would mark a significant extension of gay rights in France, where violent …

Apple backs marriage equality campaign in Australia

Apple's having, let's say, a <i>busy</i> week.<p>In the lead-up to its low-key, laidback soiree on Tuesday (plugging leaks where possible), the company has …

11 of the most Instagram-Worthy London Spots

As one of the worlds most visited cities, it’s hardly surprising that London holds no shortage of stunning spots that are guaranteed to up your …

When is Notting Hill Carnival 2018? Dates, map, route, parade details and everything you need to know

Summer is coming to an end, Londoners are desperately trying to clasp on to what little sunshine we have left and sales of glitter cosmetics have …

Here's Why You Should Drop Everything and Visit London's West End

If you're looking to stay in a London neighborhood that has it all, the West End should be top of your list. Complete with glamorous restaurants, …

Fired Google engineer who wrote the anti-diversity manifesto appears to have removed a Ph.D. program from his LinkedIn page

The Wired writer Nitasha Tiku confirmed with Harvard on Tuesday that Damore had not completed his Ph.D.<p>A Harvard representative confirmed to Business Insider that Damore was enrolled in the program but hadn't completed the doctorate, though he did receive a master's degree in biology. The …

Codes of Conduct

An 8-year-old transgender student is suing a California private school for not recognizing her as a girl

The lawsuit, filed Aug. 2, alleges that Heritage Oak Private School violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act which outlaws discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation because it wouldn't allow Nikki Brar to wear the girls' uniform, use the girls' bathroom, or be called a "she."<p>His lawyers said he …

LGBTQI

Transgender US soldier felt 'fired' by Trump's tweet

BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — The subject line read: "Announcing a personal change."<p>The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump proved his 'support' for LGBTQ rights is meaningless in just 3 tweets

The world should by now know that President Donald Trump is very willing to say one thing and do another.<p>This was put on display on Wednesday …

Chechen leader: 'We don't have any gays'

Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, is denying all reports of a violent crackdown against gay men, but activists from the Human Rights Watch in Moscow say authorities have arrested and tortured hundreds of gay men.

Man has the best response to manager who asked him to remove his makeup

Don't mess with a masterpiece and expect to not be called out.<p>A man in the UK was allegedly discriminated against for wearing makeup in the …

Please stop sharing photos of Justin Trudeau at Pride, it's making the world jealous

Who needs lengthy speeches and thoughtful public statements when you can say all you want to say with a pair of social justice socks?<p>Sporting a pair …

The internet has fallen in love with a couple who recreated their Pride March photo

Twenty-four years later, Nicholas Cardello and Kurt English are still in love and proud.<p>The married couple went viral this week when they shared …

Donald Trump hasn't acknowledged it's Pride Month and people have definitely noticed

Despite what you've heard — or rather, have <i>not</i> heard — from the White House, June is Pride Month.<p>To celebrate and show support for the LGBTQ …

Lawmaker Says There’s A ‘Distinction’ Between Being Gay And 'Being A Human Being'

It isn't the first time Rick Brattin's words have sparked controversy.<p>A Republican lawmaker sent shockwaves through Missouri’s LGBTQ community when he argued that there is a “distinction” between human beings and those who identify as gay.<p>On Monday, Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) was …

LGBTQI

Caitlyn Jenner continues to realise Trump is a bad idea

After the bold claim that she won’t be taking up Trump on a round of golf just last month, Caitlyn Jenner has now asserted that she’s “really upset” with some of the U.S president’s dismantling of policies meant to protect the LGBT community. In her world, it previously made sense that a racist, …

LGBTQI

We were sent to conversion therapy for being gay

<i>Every day across America, LGBT people of all ages are exposed to conversion therapy. That it is still legal to expose minors to a practice as traumatising, barbaric and, in many cases, lethal is a disgrace. Any hope LGBT activists had that the practices would be outlawed any time soon, even for</i> …

LGBTQI

4 Texas Men Allegedly Used Grindr To Target Gay Assault Victims

If convicted, the men could face life in prison.<p>Four Texas men could be charged with a hate crime after allegedly using Grindr, a popular gay dating app, to their target victims in a string of violent home invasions.<p>Anthony Shelton, 19, Nigel Garrett, 21, Chancler Encalade, 20, and Cameron Ajiduah, …

Why the gay men who escaped Chechnya aren't safe yet

Despite hundreds of thousands of people across the world calling for an investigation into the horrific purge of gay men in Chechnya, the destiny of hundreds of those still locked in Chechen prisons remains unknown. Last week Angela Merkel raised the crisis with Putin during her recent visit to …

Russia

Teen turns in 127-page 'Gay Marriage is Fabulous' manifesto to defend love

There's clapping back at a teacher, and then there's writing a 127-page paper explaining to your teacher, in explicit, heavily sourced detail, why …

Activists Protesting Torture of Gay Men in Chechnya Detained

MOSCOW — Several activists were detained in Moscow on Thursday as they prepared to submit signatures they have collected to protest arbitrary detentions and torture of gay men in Chechnya.<p>The abuse was first reported in April by the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which said about 100 …

Indonesia: gay men facing 100 lashes for having sex

Case could become the first time Aceh’s sharia law has been enforced against homosexuality<p>Two gay Indonesian men have been arrested and face 100 lashes in a case that is drawing international attention to the enforcement of controversial new Islamic bylaws in the semi-autonomous Aceh …

Chinese woman gets her wish to undergo gender confirmation surgery at 72

After a long battle, Xin Yue is finally living as her truest self.<p>The 72-year-old transgender woman was recently able to undergo gender confirmation …

Creator of rainbow flag, a symbol of gay rights, dies at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights has died. He was 65.<p>Baker was …

LGBTQI

This bathroom sign doesn't care about gender, as long as you wash your hands

There's plenty of ugliness surrounding the fight for trans people to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, so we're glad at least one …

New Zealand

Court hears China's first transgender discrimination case

Manager of health centre in Guiyang told newspaper transgender man was sacked because his appearance ‘didn’t fit our standards’<p>A court is hearing China’s first transgender discrimination case in what activists describe as a landmark legal battle they hope will advance the LGBT cause in the …