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In "Mother Comes to Venus," Trans People Run Hollywood - them.

Transgender representation in media is shamefully scarce, offering few avenues for trans people to see their stories represented accurately in the …

transpeople

Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death. A wave of killings followed.

BALTIMORE – Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city, a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.<p>Police officers reported seeing fewer drug dealers on street corners. They encountered fewer people who had …

Justice

These Five Court Cases Could Change The Future of LGBT Rights

The possibility of a right-wing Supreme Court Justice has LGBT campaigners rightly nervous. Trump's appointment will also coincide with key LGBT …

LGBTQI

Meet the "Bad Boy" of Autism Research

It was a sunny California afternoon in January 2015 when Dennis Wall received an unexpected gift: ‘smart glasses’ made by Google that had failed to …

Autism

We Made A List Of All The Anti-LGBT Stuff Trump Has Done As President

The White House claims Trump is "supportive of LGBTQ rights.” Here's a list of the actions his administration has taken to roll back those rights.<p>When Donald Trump ran for president, he pledged he would be an LGBT ally, even carrying an "LGBTs for Trump" rainbow pride flag at a rally in 2016. …

LGBTQI

Half of LGBTQ workers are still not out at the office, a report says

The percentage of LGBTQ workers who say they are closeted at work only decreased by four points since 2008.<p>That’s according to a new study on workplace climate for LGBTQ employees published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. While societal and cultural changes — including the Supreme Court’s …

LGBTQI

Will Trump’s New SCOTUS Judge Mean the End of My Gay Marriage—and So Many Others?

A new Trump-era SCOTUS pick may mean marriage equality is under threat. This is not a ‘sentimental’ issue for the author, ‘and for many LGBT people. …

LGBTQI

Border patrol agent allegedly threatened to put an immigrant’s child up for adoption if she continued asylum claim

<b>CORRECTION:</b> <i>A previous version of this article was accompanied by a photo of a Border Patrol Agent. The photo has been removed because the agent in the photo was not involved in the events described in the article. We apologize to the agent for the use of his photo in connection with the article.</i><p>A …

Immigration

Top qualities of future chief information officers

The opportunities have never been greater for chief information officers (CIOs) to exploit emerging technologies for the benefit of their …

Innovation

#500QueerScientists Celebrates Diversity in Science - Something We Desperately Need

Inclusion matters.<p>I recently joined an online initiative called 500 Queer Scientists.<p>At 500 Queer Scientists, LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to post …

LGBTQI

Prevent DNS Rebinding Attacks by Adjusting Your Router

Programmer (and artist) Brannon Dorsey wrote up a fascinating and fairly technical piece about the perils of DNS rebinding the other day. It’s worth …

Information Security

Bisexuals Are The Largest Group Within The LGBTQ Community — And It's Time To Stop Doubting Us

Pride is upon us. And while we’re out there rocking our rainbows and drenching ourselves in glitter, Pride is also a good time to talk about some of …

LGBTQI

Senators Vote To Block Marijuana Banking Amendment

A powerful U.S. Senate panel has moved to block an amendment to let marijuana businesses store their profits in banks.<p>In a 21 – 10 vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee tabled an amendment on Thursday that would have shielded financial institutions that open accounts for cannabis businesses …

Cannabis

Forcing a device to disconnect from WiFi using a deauthentication attack

This post will show you how to disable a devices connection to WiFi using a detauthentication attack.<p>A deauthentication attack is a type of attack …

Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.<p>The …

LGBTQI

Sen. Jeff Merkley's Video Of An Immigration Detention Center Denying Him Entry Is Sparking Outrage

On Sunday, a United States senator was denied entry into an immigration facility in Texas where immigrant children are reportedly being housed after …

Antarctica will hold its first ever Pride event this year

Antarctica is about to have its first ever Pride event.<p>A group of 10 LGBTQ people based at the McMurdo Station, a United States research centre on …

This Mass Murder Of Gay People Sparked A Movement 43 Years Before Pulse

In 1973, someone set a fire that killed 32 people at a gay bar in New Orleans — and sparked a movement. This is how it started.<p><b>Adam Fontenot was</b> visibly sauced. Having imbibed hard liquor for more than five hours without a bite to eat, Adam took on the role of a resident lush at the Up Stairs …

Family of gay man ‘found left for dead’ say police are conducting a ‘smear campaign’

The family of a gay man found nearly dead next to train tracks in Truckee, California, have said that the police are conducting a “smear campaign” by …

I’m trans, and I don’t care if we were ‘born this way’. Neither should you | Shon Faye

People who have never lived with the agony of gender dysphoria pontificate and trade in alarmist generalisations<p>Last week marked seven years since Lady Gaga released her third album, Born This Way. The lead single of the same name was intended to be a totemic anthem for her large LGBTQ fanbase. As …

LGBTQI

Anti-LGBT Governor resigns after ‘coercing mistress into oral sex’

Anti-transgender Governor Eric Greitens has announced his resignation following allegations from his mistress that he slapped her, blackmailed her …

Denver police arrest man after gay couple stabbed repeatedly for holding hands

Denver police have arrested a man over an incident in which a gay couple was stabbed multiple times because they were holding hands.<p>The police are …

Yahoo Hacker linked to Russian Intelligence Gets 5 Years in U.S. Prison

A 23-year-old Canadian man, who pleaded guilty last year for his role in helping Russian government spies hack into email accounts of Yahoo users and …

Neo-Nazi Ethan Stables ‘indefinitely detained’ over plot to attack LGBT event

A neo-Nazi has been placed in indefinite detention in a psychiatric facility order over a plot to attack an LGBT event.<p>Ethan Stables, 20, was found …

How to: Turn a Raspberry Pi into a VPN server

A guide to building an encrypted connection to your home network from anywhere.<p>With a VPN server plugged into your router, you can create a secure, …

Gay couple stabbed repeatedly for holding hands in Denver

A Denver gay couple was stabbed multiple times because they were holding hands.<p>Gabriel Roman and his boyfriend Christopher Huizar were enjoying a …

24 best free security tools

Your favorite infosec freebiesWho doesn't love free software?Infosec professionals are fortunate to have many good free tools for a range of tasks. …

Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

Jeff Sessions Isn’t Giving up on Weed. He’s Doubling Down.

Congressional dysfunction may do what the pot-hating attorney general hasn’t managed to do all year: Remove protections for the booming legal weed industry.<p>A year ago, when president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform …

Cannabis

This gay farmer ‘couldn’t stop crying’ when marriage equality was made legal in Australia

This dairy farmer had an emotional response to the announcement of marriage equality in Australia.<p>As Jason Smith milked his cow, he listened live to …