Eduardo Almeida Medina

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Pansexuality 101: 5 Key Facts You Need to Know

An introduction to help you understand the ins and outs of what it means to be pansexual.<p>Yesterday, our queen Janelle Monáe confirmed the hopes and …

‘It Takes A Man to Put Me on the Bottom’

A new study challenges our perceptions of masculinity and gay sex<p>As a questioning gay teen clinging to his perceived alpha-masculinity, I resolved to …

This fetish photographer has taken pictures of sex workers injecting for chemsex

Matt Spike may be no stranger to the fetish photography scene, but even the request he received might throw the most seasoned of professionals.<p>In a …

Sexual Health

The EU wants to speak to straight men who have sex with men

The European Union is looking for Irish men who have sex with men, but do not identify as gay or bisexual, to tell their stories.<p>According to past …

Conservatives freaked out over a student’s rainbow. So his school ended a tradition.

A school board in Kansas voted to end a tradition in which seniors paint a parking spot after conservatives complained a student who painted a …

GLAAD Finds Alarming Lack of LGBT Representation in Spanish

GLAAD released its 2nd annual report on LGBT representation in Spanish-language scripted television on Telemundo, UniMás, and Univision, the three …

LGBTQI

This Naked Calendar Celebrates Gay Men With 'Ordinary' Bodies

London's meatzine aims to ring in 2018 in a playfully provocative way.<p>Twelve men of all ages, shapes and sizes have stripped down for a steamy new calendar that aims to shatter the body shaming that takes place in the gay community.<p>Since its 2010 launch, the London-based queer publication meatzine …

Self-esteem

Born This Way Foundation honors girl who came out to Mormon congregation

(Screenshot via YouTube.)<p>Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation honored the 13-year-old girl who came out as a lesbian to her Mormon congregation.<p>“I …

Salt Lake City

This Guy Asked For The Gayest Cake Ever And This Bakery Delivered

"In Canada, when you ask for a gay cake, you get a gay cake."<p>View this post on Facebook

Gay Cruises Are Equal Parts Heaven and Hell

The director of the documentary 'Dream Boat' explains the magic, drama, and disillusionment of a gay cruise.<p>There are gay bars and parties, queer book clubs and beer busts, and then there are events that make the rest of gay culture look quaint: things like circuit parties and gay cruises, …

LGBTQ People Are Also Silence Breakers. Listen When We Say #MeToo

Last week, <i>TIME</i> revealed its Person of the Year 2017 to be the "Silence Breakers," a collective title for the people driving the #MeToo movement. In …

Me Too movement

Gay prince Manvendra Singh Gohil to start LGBTQ centre in Gujarat

Rajpipla, a small city in Narmada District of Gujarat, will soon have a centre for the LGBTQ community. Manvendra Singh Gohil, erstwhile prince of …

India

Gay Men Are Going Missing In Toronto Again. What The Hell Is Going On?

Since 2010, five gay middle-aged men have disappeared from Toronto's Gay Village under strange circumstances.<p>Two locals have gone missing from …

Hilarious Video Perfectly Calls Out Misogyny In The Gay Community

"You're talking to us like a lot of straight men do."<p>Misogyny in the gay community has never been a laughing matter... until Michael Henry got his hands on it.<p>In his latest video, the wickedly funny comedian tackles gay men who think they can’t be misogynists because they’re gay ― “we’re more …

LGBTQI

3 Ways Grindr Has Ruined Everything About Dating In The Gay Community

I am a queer single male in NYC. You would think dating would be easy because there are thousands of queer guys all around me.<p>Well, if you think …

Relationships

President of Ghana: Legalising homosexuality is ‘bound to happen’ in time

The President of Ghana says that the country is bound to eventually decriminalise homosexuality – but only after popular support grows.<p>Nana …

LGBTQI

'RuPaul Drag Race' LEGO Set One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality

After months of campaigning, a fan of Rupaul’s Drag Race has been successful in getting the RuPaul lego set of their (and our) wildest dreams to the …

Why Do Gay Men Like Me Walk This Way?

Most of the gay men I know can recall when they were first made aware that they walk differently – but few can tell me why.<p>Have you ever read <i>The Caucasian Chalk Circle</i>? Don't. It's really boring. A leaden, joyless, ferociously unsubtle play about communism that I was forced to read when I was 15. …

What Is Toxic Masculinity?

With the barrage of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have surfaced since <i>The New York Times</i> exposed Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual …

Too Many Gay Men Still Hate Their Bodies

Why body dysmorphia and unhealthy body image issues continue to run rampant in the gay community.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Every morning, Jamal Jones rolls out of bed, shuffles over to his bathroom, and flips on the light switch. The 29-year-old Washington, DC, resident is …

Mental Health

Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.<p>Scientists have noticed this pattern in previous research, but now they think they have a biological explanation as to why, and it starts long before birth. The results were published in the journal PNAS on Monday.<p>…

Research

Have Scientists Found The Gay Gene?

The hunt for a “gay gene” has been controversial for a while, both in politics and in entertainment. That controversy is likely about to flare up again with new reports of genetic factors in sexuality being uncovered.<p>But the headlines are obscuring what’s really in the science, which is much more …

Genetics

This LGBTQ+ version of Charli XCX’s Boys video is incredible

<b>Charli XCX’s Boys was one of the best videos of the year – but this twist on the ode to fellas is just as amazing.</b><p>An LGBTQ+ version of Charli’s Boys …

New study suggests being gay could be genetic

A new scientific study has found possible evidence that the genes of gay men might be different to those of straight men.<p>The study, published in the …

Research

When You’re a Transgender Refugee in Trump’s America

“You have to have people willing to speak out and be visible within the community, and that is not possible given the current climate.”

Activism

Now do better: Six ways to move beyond the rainbow with LGBTQ consumers

LGBTQ consumers are grateful to brands that have embraced “the rainbow,” inspired, of course, by the Pride Flag. Absolut was a pioneer of marketing …

A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

You need the First Amendment precisely when your ideas offend others or flout the majority’s orthodoxies. And then it protects more than your freedom to speak your mind; it guards your freedom not to speak the mind of another.<p>Thus, in classic “compelled speech” rulings, the Supreme Court has …

Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US …