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Sweden to deport gay soccer player back to Liberia, where he will be jailed, beaten and raped

The Swedish government says they know Andrew Nagbe will face hardships in Liberia, but because they don't believe physical beatings "are sanctioned …

LGBTQ

Caught in a bad bromance? We should be encouraging man hugs, not mocking them

The reaction to a passionate embrace between male Olympic divers illustrates the ongoing stigma of male intimacy<p>What’s the matter with a hug? Nothing, unless it’s between two men.<p>Last week, the U.K.’s Daily Mail raised its proverbial eyebrow at an embrace between Chris Mears and Jack Laugher, a …

LGBTQ

Homophobes more likely to be drawn to gay images, study finds

A new study has found that the most anti-gay male university students unconsciously favour gay images and activities.<p>38 male students from the …

Couple dressed as pigs attack Pokemon hunters with laser, stop traffic with public sex

A couple in a tiny town in central Sweden have caused somewhat of a stir by wearing pig masks, targeting Pokemon hunters with lasers and having sex …

Gender

A Queer Self-Taught Artist Painted The Desires He Could Not Express

Born in 1898, Jon Serl channeled painful memories into mesmerizing works of art.<p>Throughout his 98-year-long life, self-taught artist Jon Serl played many roles.<p>Perhaps this stemmed from his experience growing up in a family of vaudevillian theater performers, traversing the early 20th-century …

Syrian gay refugee activist Ahmed Danny Ramadan is proud to call Vancouver home

He’s now helping others in similar situations to come to Canada.

Refugees

Victorian Government introduces history-making bill for trans people

The bill will allow trans and gender diverse Victorians far more easily alter the sex on their birth certificate.The post Victorian Government …

LGBTQ

Surgeon-author: "My Intent Is To Let People Know That The Person Next Door Could Be Intersex"

“How many of you know what intersex is?” surgeon and author Ilene Wong, MD, (who did her residency at Stanford and writes under the pen name I.W. …

Kenyan Lawmakers Threaten To Eject President Obama From Parliament If He Mentions Gay Rights

Advertisement<p>Become a patron of breaking LGBTQ news<p>President Obama is planning to visit Kenya this month for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, a …

Jimmy Carter: Let’s face it, Jesus would support gay marriage

posted at 3:21 pm on July 7, 2015 by Allahpundit<p>“I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about …

We've Laid the Foundation for Equality: Here's What's Next

The Supreme Court's decision granting all Americans the freedom to marry instantly made me think fondly back to the day I wed, which was one of the happiest days of my life and incredibly meaningful to my daughter and our family. Now, young people like her -- especially lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

My Transgender Life: I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who.....

Do you remember the old game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? You know, name any actor and try to connect in the fewest "hops" of what movie were they in with someone who ultimately was in a movie with Kevin Bacon.<p>The entire game was based on a concept called six degrees of separation, which …

Korea's first gay married couple launches first challenge to marriage law

Korea’s first gay married couple Monday (6 July) is suing the registry office that refused to register their relationship – the first legal challenge …

Reza Aslan, Daily Show’s Minhaj Write Open Letter to U.S. Muslims on Embracing Gay Rights

Religious scholar <b>Reza Aslan</b> has teamed up with a <i>Daily Show</i> correspondent and no, it’s not for a comedy skit.<p>Aslan and <b>Hasan Minhaj</b> co-wrote an open …

Obama Needs to 'Shut Up and Go Home' With His 'Gay Agenda,' Says Politician at Kenyan March to 'Protect the Family'

A Kenyan politician has reportedly said that U.S. President Barack Obama needs to "shut up and go home" with his "gay agenda," ahead of an official …

LGBTQ

Why 'Gay Marriage' Is Dead but the Battle Just Became Much Bigger

"Gay marriage," as a term, is dead, and we should all stop using it. Ditto for "same-sex marriage." As of Friday, June 26, with the majority decision in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a right for all Americans and there aren't two different kinds. Generations will …

Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation and Denominational Family | PRRI

From the beginning, religious divides have been central to the same-sex marriage debate. And as opinions have shifted in the general population, so …

An Open Letter To American Muslims on Same-Sex Marriage

<i>Update: Listen to an episode of BBC’s “World Have Your Say” devoted to Reza Aslan and Hasan Minhaj’s letter. – ed.</i><p>To Our Fellow American Muslims,<p>Hey …

LGBTQ

RT @AmnestyUK_LGBTI: It's been a passionate and informative discussion at tonight's #RainbowRefugees event by @UKLGIG - thanks to all http://t.co/vLEAI7hV5P

To read ''Hand on the freedom plow" - QAYN: The Queer African Youth Network

To read ''Hand on the freedom plow"

RT @englishpen: Join us in calling for the release of lawyer & activist @WaleedAbulkhair, sentenced one year ago today. #FreeWaleed http://t.co/AeBenajvg9

Frank Mugisha - Retweeted Louise Hooper (@Louise1Hooper):...

Retweeted Louise Hooper (@Louise1Hooper):<p>In solidarity, may the struggle continue: @Paul_Dillane, John Vine, @lucybelize, @Louise1Hooper, …

News

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Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

Source: Associated Press<p>LAST SATURDAY EVENING, after the resounding success of the same-sex marriage referendum, Taoiseach Enda Kenny was asked …

Russia Gay Pride Parade Organizer Jailed: Nikolai Alexeyev Dealt 10-Day Sentence For 'Disobeying Police Orders'

The driving force behind a gay pride parade last weekend in Moscow was sentenced to 10 days in jail by a city court Monday, ​the Moscow Times …

Four Transgender Filipinas Who've Shown Us a Thing or Two About Bravery

LGBT Pride Month opens with a giant leap forward for trans awareness: Caitlyn, formerly Bruce, Jenner is on the cover of <i>Vanity Fair</i>—proud, glowing, …