LGBTQ

California Is Ready To Recognize A Third Gender. Is The Rest Of The Country?

The most populous state is on track to become the first to legally recognize being nonbinary — neither male nor female — as a third gender option. Ready or not, America.<p>Posted on May 27, 2017, 14:04 GMT<p><b>Late last year</b>, Star Hagen-Esquerra began thinking it was time for a legal name change. Star had …

A gay pride march has decided Beyoncé blackface is okay

It's not, btw<p>It feels like blackface is never long out of the news. Why are white people so obsessed with darkening their skintone in an offensive manner?<p>This time, a gay pride event in Durham, north England, is being boycotted by several local groups after it emerged that they had hired a white …

Gay Pride

Family group assaults gay man in Berlin Neukölln | Germany | DW | 27.05.2017

On a warm and sunny afternoon in Neukölln, a family with kids started verbally abusing a gay man before they attacked. He was only saved when a good …

World News

United Doesn't Want You to Hear What It Did to These Gay Dads

United is apologizing publicly to gay dads and their son, and this time the airline looks homophobic in its customer service.<p>The apology, the fathers …

Puerto Rico

5 transgender myths you’ll hear and why you shouldn’t believe them

<b>There are ways and means of getting through to people.</b><p>Sometimes, patience and tolerance is needed when dealing with those that don’t quite understand …

Transgender

Nike’s Dreamy New Rainbow Kicks Give a Major Nod to the LGBTQ+ Community

Nike, how we love thee — we’re STILL obsessing over the brand’s recent collaboration with Converse, the reintroduction of a timeless 30-year-old sneaker design, and its fierce AF plus-size line, and now, Nike is making all our technicolor dreams come true with its uber cool rainbow BETRUE …

Brit + Co

Another Conservative Candidate Has Links To "Gay Cure" Organisations

Caroline Ansell received a donation from a "gay cure" charity and is a member of a group of churches accused of "healing" LGBT people – the same group attended by another Tory candidate.<p>Posted on May 27, 2017, 07:53 GMT<p>Facebook / Caroline Ansell<p>A Conservative candidate hoping to return to …

Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues — including Google and the NFL — and social conservatives who drive the state's political agenda.<p>The …

Bathroom Bill

Texas Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill May Force A Special Session

The state’s lieutenant governor thinks this is a huge priority.<p>AUSTIN, Texas ― A potential compromise to avoid a full-blown set of bathroom restrictions keeping trans Texans from using the facilities that most closely match their gender fell apart Friday night, as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) once …

News

Denzell Thomas, 22, indicted for the death of Jazz Alford, 30-year-old black trans woman

Twenty-two-year-old Denzell Thomas has been indicted for the September shooting death of Jazz Alford, a 30-year-old black transgender woman, AL.com …

Transgender

The furor continues over the 'bathroom bill' in Texas | Letters to the Editor

<b>Think of the children</b><p>Let me start out by saying that I am not a proponent of sex change. However, these are kids that we are talking about. Suppose a …

Bathroom Bill

White House Snubs Luxembourg's First Gentleman

The Trump administration is pretending the gay husband of Luxembourg's prime minister just doesn't exist.<p>LGBT people felt pride this week to see the …

'LGBTQ misrepresented in mainstream cinema': Faraz Ansari, maker of India's first silent LGBTQ film

Faraz Arif Ansari, the maker of <i>Sisak,</i> which is being touted as India's first silent LGBTQ film, says though presently people are trying to bring the …

Sonam Kapoor

Ireland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime Minister

Ireland appears set to elect its first openly gay prime minister (or Taoiseach) on June 2. Leo Varadkar has built a wide lead in the race to succeed Enda Kenny, who announced his departure after serving as the country's premier for more than six years.<p>Varadkar is currently the Minister for Social …

Fine Gael

Last Words With Drag Race's Nina Bo'Nina Brown

This week marked the makeover episode of <i>RuPaul's Drag Race.</i> This season the queens were tasked with transforming the crew members into their drag …

Leo Varadkar May Become Ireland’s First Gay Prime Minister

Just 24 years after Ireland decriminalized homosexuality, it is set to anoint a 38-year-old gay man as its PM. How did this Catholic country become a beacon of LGBT equality?<p>Last week, I was in my local hardware store in Dublin, getting some keys cut by the elderly gentlemen who owns the shop, and …

Civil rights, LGBTQ groups condemn NBA's decision for 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte

Replacement bill of HB2 still concerning to LGBTQ groups, civil rights advocates<p>The NBA announced on Wednesday that the 2019 All-Star Game will be held in Charlotte, two years after it was originally scheduled for 2017 and later moved due to North Carolina's controversial HB2 law, which came under …

Homophobia

The First Gentleman of Luxembourg, married to the world’s only openly gay Prime Minister, just posed for pics with a group of First Ladies

With the addition of its newest member, <i>The First Wives Club</i> might be looking to change its name. On Thursday during the NATO summit in Brussels, the …

U.S. national soccer teams to wear rainbow-themed uniforms to support LGBT Pride month

The U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams plan to sport rainbow-themed numbers on their uniforms during June contests to support LGBT Pride Month as part of a collaborative initiative between U.S. Soccer and <i>You Can Play</i>— an organization dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia …

Homophobia

The public flogging of two gay men and what it says about Indonesia's future

Islamism is rising across Indonesia, where a toxic mix of religion and political opportunism has been percolating for some time<p>It was the young who came first to Indonesia’s public caning of gay men. They arrived on motorbikes and on foot, from nearby boarding houses and two universities, some …

Indonesia

Get a sneak peek at Nike’s 2017 BeTrue line, coming June 1

Nike’s annual BeTrue line is again being released to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. The 2017 line will be available online June 1.<p>This year BeTrue is …

Homosexuality

Transit officers from TTC, Metrolinx will not wear uniforms during Pride parade

Pride Toronto has barred police officers from wearing uniforms at parade<p>Transit officers representing both the Toronto Transit Commission and …

Pride

Chelsea Manning, don't follow in Caitlyn Jenner's footsteps

Could anyone have dreamed up a more complex pop icon and trans heroine than Chelsea Manning? The former Army intelligence analyst, born Bradley Manning, who turned over a trove of classified files to WikiLeaks downloaded while she was stationed in an Iraq war zone, came out as a trans woman upon …

Chelsea Manning

This testimony from gay men tortured in Chechnya is the most important thing you will read today

Victims of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge have told how they were stripped naked, beaten with pipes and electrocuted, as Human Rights Watch (HRW) said …

Gay Rights

The Texas GOP Is About To Pass An Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill Despite North Carolina’s Disastrous Example

The economic effects of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT bathroom bill (HB2) will last for years. Overall, the discriminatory law prompted enough boycotts (ranging from sports leagues to entertainment acts along with corporate investment) to seal the deal on nearly $4 billion in lost revenue. The state’s …

Bathroom Bill

The film told from the perspective of a gender-neutral kid

Iranian director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh explains how her art becomes queer activism<p>Iranian-born director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, whose name you might recognise from Dazed’s Females First series, has toyed with themes of identity and solace-seeking in short films such as parent-kid role-swapping drama</i> …

The OutGames are canceled

After promising they would not cancel their event, the World OutGames has been canceled just days before the opening ceremony.<p>Event organizers sent …

Homosexuality

3 ways 'Deadpool' perfectly sums up Hollywood's LGBTQ problem.

Like many people, I fell head over heels in love with "Deadpool" last year.The film, based on the Marvel comic, raked in over $700 million worldwide, …

Marvel Universe

Djuna Barnes: the 'lesbian' writer who rejected lesbianism

“I’m not a lesbian, I just loved Thelma.” What did the modernist author Djuna Barnes mean by this? And why has this quote – in which the elderly …

Literature

Reporter describes watching gay Indonesian couple being caned in front of cheering crowd

Before two men were publicly caned 83 times each for having consensual gay sex in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practice Shariah law, …

Extremism