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After Facebook posts threaten 12-year-old transgender girl, Oklahoma school district cancels classes

It was the first day of middle school in Achille, Okla., on Wednesday, and a 12-year-old student needed to use the bathroom.<p>For the past two years in the rural school district, the student, a transgender girl, had been using a staff restroom. But this middle school building, which recently reopened …

LGBTQI

His Gay Daughter Killed Herself At 23. His Message: "Don't Mess Up Like I Did."

<b>Last December,</b> Nathan Mathis stood alone outside a barn in Midland City, Alabama, where a Roy Moore rally was taking place. Wearing a red windbreaker …

LGBTQI

Transgender women say the US government is revoking their passports

Transgender women are claiming that the US government is refusing to renew their passports in order to invalidate their true gender identity.<p>Despite …

Transgender

Ahead of Pakistan's Elections, Transgender Activists Push for a Seat at the Table

Pakistan’s transgender community recently celebrated the passage of a landmark law recognizing their basic rights. The Transgender Persons …

LGBTQI

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Gay Christian rock star, 38, reveals she underwent a traumatic EXORCISM to 'heal her homosexuality' - as she praises plan to ban conversion therapy

To those gathered in the pews, arms raised and swaying with exultation, Vicky Beeching's brand of Christian music was the epitome of a wholesome …

LGBTQI

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

100 Greatest Guitarists

50<p>Ritchie Blackmore<p>Best known for the gargantuan riff at the heart of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," Ritchie Blackmore helped define heavy-metal …

Secret settings hidden in your Android phone will make it feel twice as fast

Modern Android phones are so much faster and smoother than they used to be even a few short years ago. Of course, speed on a smartphone is just like …

Alexa, Tell Me a Pride Fact: Celebrate Pride Month with HRC Using Any Amazon Alexa Device

This June, HRC is working with Amazon and Amazon’s employee LGBTQ affinity group, <b>glam</b>azon, to help celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. HRC and <b>glam</b>azon are …

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

Queer and transgender people are still regularly being killed – this is not our history, it's our day to day

Kerrice Lewis was working in construction. She “was very excited because she had just finished taking some classes and was looking forward to taking …

Mary Lambert Pens Personal Poem: "I Know Sometimes You Feel Less Than Human"

Mary Lambert Pens Personal Poem: “I Know Sometimes You Feel Less Than Human”<p>The singer opens up about her past and how she's grown.<p><i>This letter is</i> …

Meet the Transgender Activist Fighting to Keep Marsha P. Johnson’s Legacy Alive

In the Netflix documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Victoria Cruz joins the canon of legendary New York activists.<p><i>The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson,</i> premiering Friday on Netflix, tells three vital stories. The first, and most encompassing, is about the titular Marsha P. …

Why Chester Bennington's Death Hurts So Much

Linkin Park’s lead vocalist helped me and so many of my friends get through difficult times.<p><b>It is not that</b> Linkin Park’s 2000 album <i>Hybrid Theory</i> sounded so little like that which came before it, and it is not that there was only one real copy that my pals and I passed around like a secret until we …

Feeling low? This museum will text you art to fit your mood

Modern art is going viral thanks to a new "art-texting" service from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.<p>Send Me SFMOMA lets art fans text them the words “Send Me” at 572-51 and a keyword, colour, mood or emoji. You get back a piece of art from its collection that matches.<p>The service has data on …

The L Word May Be Getting a Sequel - PAPER

If the television world has its way, every show on the air today would be a revival of a beloved classic — and in this case, we're not complaining. Showtime is looking to create a sequel to <i>The L Word</i>, the lesbian drama that became an instant hit for its groundbreaking and moving portrayals of the …

Fighting for L.G.B.T. Rights in Retirement Communities

At the New Jewish Home, a retirement community with affordable apartments in separate locations in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, a male resident has won the right to wear the silky nightgowns he favors, and another, once denied the privilege of painting his fingernails, is being supplied …

Tegan Quin And Lynn Gvnn Get Real About What It’s Like To Be Queer In The Music Industry

“I think everything has changed. And nothing has changed.”<p>Tegan Quin and Lynn Gvnn are key parts of two of our favorite musical acts working today (Tegan and Sara and PVRIS, respectively). And while interviewing the two of them would definitely be a NYLON dream come true, it was even cooler when we …

At Pride celebrations, protesters chant 'No Justice, No Pride'

<b>(CNN) —</b> At Pride celebrations across the United States on Sunday, a protest movement that aims to draw attention to the struggles of marginalized people within the LGBTQ community made itself heard.<p>Activists carrying signs declaring "No Justice No Pride" and "Black Lives Matter" appeared in New …

75 years of world-saving: Everything you need to know about 'Wonder Woman'

It has taken over 75 years for Wonder Woman to be the lead in her own live-action movie.<p>First introduced in a short comic story in 1941, it took less than a year for the Amazonian princess to become the first female superhero to land her own solo comic-book series. Then it took her 35 years until …

Comic Books

'Never seen anything like this': Inside Indonesia's LGBT crackdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> In less than 18 months, being gay in Indonesia has gone from widely tolerated to just plain dangerous.<p>An unprecedented wave of police raids, vigilante attacks, and calls for the criminalization of homosexual sex have left many in the country's LGBT community fearing for their safety.<p>"(Gay …

Taiwan To Become First Place In Asia To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Another victory for equality!<p>Taiwan made history on May 24, 2017, after Taipei's court ruled in favor of allowing same-sex marriages, making way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex unions.<p>Justices of the Taiwanese Constitutional Court ruled same-sex marriage to be an …

Chris Cornell: 8 Great Acoustic Covers

Led Zeppelin, “Thank You”<p>Cornell’s affinity for Robert Plant was clear to anyone who heard him belt out one of Soundgarden’s aggro staples, but here, …

See Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Chris Cornell’s ‘Seasons’

Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to Chris Cornell at their Indianapolis concert Thursday night. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer came out onstage alone …

Watch Heart’s Ann Wilson Honor Chris Cornell With ‘Black Hole Sun’ Cover

Heart singer Ann Wilson paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a smoldering cover of the Soundgarden frontman’s signature track, 1994’s “Black …

First Sentence Federal Hate Crime Law Transgender Murder

Today, Joshua Brandon Vallum of Mississippi became the first person to be sentenced on federal hate-crime charges for the 2015 murder of 17-year-old transgender woman Mercedes Williamson.<p>Vallum, who was a member of the Latin Kings, was in a romantic relationship with Williamson. When one of his …

Grimes, St Vincent & Lady Gaga protest Texas anti-LGBT bills

Over 140 artists – including Grimes, Lady Gaga, St Vincent and Sia – have taken a stand against anti-LGBTQ legislation in a new open letter.<p>The message, pulled together by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, was sent to Texas legislators on Valentine’s Day. It notes that the “creative community” is “deeply …

LGBTQI

Fabian Oefner – Photographic Paintings

Photographic paintings by Swiss visual artist and photographer Fabian Oefner.Fabian Oefner’s series of photographic paintings is an artistic …

Art