Gay Community

Indonesia police continue crack down on gay community in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police detained dozens of men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta, another sign of growing …

Canadian News

Mayor’s Fall in Seattle Shakes the Gay Community He Rose From

SEATTLE — Being young and gay in this city in the 1980s, said Seattle’s mayor, Ed Murray, was all about being comfortable being out. There were shadows — AIDS was ripping through the community, and gay-bashing was common — but you didn’t have to hide the way previous generations had, and that was a …

LGBTQ

Israel claims that its attitude towards the LGBT community within its borders is proof of its ‘light unto the nations’ status. So why is the government silent when LGBTs overseas are rounded up and tortured? One…

<i>Israel claims that its attitude towards the LGBT community within its borders is proof of its ‘light unto the nations’ status. So why is the</i> …

LGBTQ

It Takes the Village

<b>I</b><b>t’s a Wednesday night at Cabaret Mado,</b>a well-known venue for drag shows in Montreal, and a crowd has gathered to fundraise for a student society at …

LGBTQ

Why Gay Men Need A Body Positivity Movement, Too

"Too many of us have spent too much of our lives trapped in the closet. May we not spend the rest of them trapped in the gym."<p>The restaurant had been particularly busy that night, and I was starving. At the time, I was working as a server to put myself through grad school in a whimsical little …

LGBTQ

Manchester 'full of fat women that could be turning men gay', Russia's biggest newspaper says

An article in Russia’s biggest selling newspaper has attacked Manchester for being full of “many fat people” and “disgusting” gay couples.<p>The column, …

Russia

Sexual assault trend 'stealthing' is ‘rampant’ in gay community

“Stealthing” is a disturbing new form of sexual assault which sees the perpetrator remove a condom before or during sex without consent.<p>In recent …

LGBTQ

Russian Newspaper States That Manchester Is 'Full Of Fat Women Who Turn Men Gay'

The claims were made by Komsomolskaya Pravda columnist Alisa Titk<p>Not content with their modern-day gulags and concerning enthusiasm for plutonium, …

Russia

Russian newspaper attacks 'gay-friendly' Manchester

<b>Russia's best-selling newspaper has called Manchester a city of "fat women" and "debauchery".</b><p>The article in Komsomolskaya Pravda criticised the city's gay district, saying it's "disgusting" people of the same sex openly kiss and hold hands.<p>Columnist Alisa Titko told readers it was "such a pleasure …

LGBTQ

Russian newspaper columnist mocked for saying Manchester is 'full of fat people'

Alisa Titko also visited the Gay Village and cautioned against its 'debauchery'.<p>Alisa Titko, a columnist for Russia's best-selling newspaper, may no …

LGBTQ

How I told Russia I was gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> One month ago, I could barely breathe as I recorded a video which I knew would change the course of my life. After 23 years of living in the closet, I was finally coming out on YouTube, for all the world to see.<p>As the son of two Russian Pentecostal pastors in Maloyaroslavetz, a small town …

LGBTQ

Ste-Catherine Street pedestrian mall set to reopen under a canopy of rainbow balls

2 sections of main artery will be closed off to car, bus traffic for this summer<p>As the warm weather begins to set in, two separate sections of …

LGBTQ

The leader of Chechnya reportedly wants to "eliminate" the gay community by Ramadan

The alleged human rights abuses against gay men in Chechnya have taken a disturbing turn: According to one British official, the Chechen president …

Russia

Two stretches of Ste-Catherine St. will be pedestrian-only this summer

Two stretches of Ste-Catherine St. are about to close to car traffic for the summer.<p>The changes will affect:<p>• <b>The Quartier des spectacles</b>, where …

Canadian News

BBC marks 50th anniversary of decriminalisation with ‘Gay Britannia’ season

The BBC has announced announced a season of programmes dedicated to LGBT+ life in Britain.<p>The season, called ‘Gay Britannia’, will mark 50 years …

LGBTQ

Chechnya’s President: I Will Exterminate The Gay Community By The Start Of Ramadan

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly vowed to exterminate his country’s LGBT community by the start of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan on May …

LGBTQ

Online Racism Makes IRL Dating Hell for Gay Asian Men - VICE

"I'm not racist. I just have preferences." On dating and hook-up apps for gay men, this seems to be a common justification from guys who state phrases like "No Asians" in their bios or while chatting. Now I totally get that these apps are primarily for sex and people have preferences, and blah, …

Relationships

How Online Racism Towards Gay Asian Men Affects IRL Dating

On a date, a guy actually told me 'he's a no rice, no spice kinda guy.' WTF.<p><i>I'm not racist. I just have preferences</i>. On dating/hook-up apps for gay men, this seems to be a common justification from guys who state phrases like <i>No Asians</i> in their bios or while chatting. Now, I totally get that these …

Relationships

Rumors Are Spreading Gay People Are Being Put In ‘Death Camps’ In This Country

Despite the progress we’ve seen in many parts of the world, some cultures still discriminate abhorrently against the LGBTQ+ community.<p>Chechnya, which …

Russia

Swiping left to sexual racism in Australia’s gay community

For queer people of colour who don’t emulate the restrictive [read: white] beauty standards often set on social dating apps, navigating sex online …

Racism

Alec Baldwin: ‘I Call My Gay Friends ‘Faggots’ All the Time’

Alec Baldwin might be an uber liberal but when it comes to his relations with the gay community, we must borrow the title of his 2009 comedy: <i>It’s</i> …

Conservative POV

Designer Of Rainbow Flag, Enduring Symbol For Gay Rights, Has Died

Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, which would endure as the symbol of gay activism and solidarity for 40 years, has died.<p>Cleve Jones, a longtime friend and noted gay rights activist, announced the death on Twitter.<p>Baker designed his first flag during the 1970s while an active member of …

LGBTQ

Davler Media Buys 'Metrosource,' Expands New York Holdings

Davler Media Group is tapping into the LGBTQ space with the acquisition of <i>Metrosource</i>, the second-largest LGBTQ publication in the U.S.<p>The news comes …

LGBTQ

What It’s Like to Be Gay in Morocco

“I cried a lot when I was a child.”<p>When you think of Morocco, you may imagine the mysterious markets of Marrakech, mule-drawn carts carrying stacked carpets, and sun-drenched squares where men coerce rattlesnakes out of baskets. The birthplace of Yves Saint Laurent’s rich Majorelle blue is also …

LGBTQ

12 of Montreal's best neighborhoods

<b>Montreal (CNN) —</b> Montreal is home to more than 200 ethnic groups that have all stitched their own patches into the urban quilt, and the city is full of distinct neighborhoods -- some created hundreds of years ago and others born of the 21st century.<p>Many of them are hosting special events this year …

Montreal

Gay community targeted by church leaflets claiming there’s ‘no such thing as homosexuality’

A church in Arkansas is pushing leaflets through people’s letterboxes claiming there’s “no such thing” as homosexuality.<p>Lighthouse Baptist Church in …

Mormonism

Why Gay ‘Marriage’ Has Not Cured Gay Loneliness

Posted: Mar 05, 2017 12:01 AM<p>In 2014, a gay activist in England addressed the disproportionately high rate of drug abuse in LGB circles, asking, “Why …

LGBTQ

Madness, Contradictions, and Post-Modernity

Posted: Mar 03, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Let me pose a hypothetical situation to you. A man and woman marry. They have three children over the course of their 20 …

U.S. Politics

Comedian Joel Creasey On Gay Marriage: "We're Not Perceived As Equal To Everyone Else"

<b>Comedian Joel Creasey is teaming up with SKYY vodka and just.equal this March to say: Australia, get it together already and legalise same-sex</b> …

Marriage

How Can Our Church Reach Out to the Gay Community?

Lightstock<p>As someone who speaks from time to time on issues related to sexuality, and as a pastor who has written a book on homosexuality, I’ve been …

Evangelical Christianity