LGBTQI

Bible might have originally permitted gay sex, leading scholar reveals

A leading Bible scholar has claimed that passages in the Bible originally permitted gay sex – before passages were added calling it an …

Sexuality

Actress and Activist Nicole Maines Will Be TV's First Transgender Superhero

Nicole Maines made history as the plaintiff in Doe v. Clenchy, the Maine Supreme Court case that helped set a landmark precedent for allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that matched their gender identity. Now, the actress and activist is changing the game yet again: The CW just …

USA Network

Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer solves a long-running mystery about Dumbledore, and it’s heartbreaking

A question about Albus Dumbledore that dogged Harry Potter fans for decades might finally have been answered.<p>Potterheads have long pondered over a …

Fantastic Beasts

Randy Rainbow takes on Donald Trump's "stable genius" claims in latest must-see parody

Randy Rainbow proves yet again why he’s the master of political parody.<p>There are many ways to protest against Donald Trump’s homophobic, racist and …

Vladimir Putin

Evangelical Leader Tony Perkins Says It Was A Mistake To Strike Down Laws Outlawing Sodomy And Homosexuality

The Trump ally also said that LGBT activism will lead to pedophilia.<p>Evangelical leader Tony Perkins, who Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell …

Same-sex Marriage

Billions of pounds of meat in U.S stockpiles amid slowing overseas sales

More than 2.5 billion pounds of meat from beef to pork and poultry are being stockpile in cold-storage warehouses across the country amid going trade …

Business

Man and Woman Launch Vicious Attack on Seattle Teen for Wearing MAGA Hat in Public

Wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in Seattle can be dangerous, as one Illinois teenager is sharing with the world. Ashton Hess, who was …

Conservative View

Fans give baseball star Josh Hader a standing ovation after ‘I hate gay people’, ‘white power’ tweet controversy

A major league baseball player who sent a slew of homophobic and racist tweets as a teenager received a standing ovation from fans on Sunday as he …

Social Media

Israelis Protest Denial of Surrogacy Rights to Same-Sex Couples

TEL AVIV — Waving rainbow flags and pushing strollers, tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing, religious coalition on Sunday after it blocked an effort to extend surrogacy rights to same-sex couples.<p>“This is the 21st century,” said …

Israel

McDonald’s Sign Sparks Controversy Amid Chick-fil-A Opening

According to the <i>Hartford Courant</i>, a McDonald’s in Glastonbury, Connecticut posted a genial but interesting message on its sign ahead of the opening …

McDonald's

After featuring first openly gay superhero onscreen, Ryan Reynolds now wants to explore Deadpool's bisexuality

Actor Ryan Reynolds has expressed his desire to explore Deadpool and his alter-ego Wade Wilson's pansexual side in the future projects.<p>During a panel …

Comics

Idaho Man Unloads Racist, Antigay Tirade Against Teenage Church Group

A 52-year-old man is facing a felony hate crime charge after a cell phone video captured him screaming antigay and racist profanities at a group of …

Crime

New Cuba Constitution, Recognizing Private Property, Approved by Lawmakers

MEXICO CITY — Cuban lawmakers on Sunday approved a draft of a new Constitution that would seek to modernize the nation by recognizing the right to own private property and opening the door to the possible legalization of same-sex marriage, among other economic, political and social changes.<p>The …

Cuba

I was taunted for having two mums in the 1980s

I had to lie at school and be careful who I invited over<p>Friends tell me how important it was to them to know a gay family<p>Jeers of “Lara the Lezzie” accompanied me as I walked down the hallway. A girl at school had outed my family to the entire class. It wasn’t easy being the daughter of lesbians in …

Lifestyle (UK)

How traveling through Eastern Europe taught me to appreciate being a gay American

I’ve never been a flag-waving “God bless the U.S.A.” kind of guy, but spending most of 2018 traveling through the Balkans has made me rethink what it …

Eastern Europe

Russian spy Maria Butina scored with the anti-gay NRA

What You Need to Know About the Supposed Russian Spy that Allegedly Infiltrated the NRA<p>If you've not heard of Maria Butina yet, here's what you need …

Hillary Clinton

Supergirl Makes Television History by Casting Transgender Superhero

Up, up, and away <i>Supergirl</i> goes to a historic casting decision. Nicole Maines, a prominent youth activist who helped change state laws in Maine to …

Transgender

Cuba once made life hard for gays. Now, it’s on a path to allowing same-sex marriage

As Cuba enters a new era with a modern constitution, acclaimed Cuban writer and ethnographer Miguel Barnet said Sunday that it is time to break with …

Cuba

Business execs must get serious about LGBTQ+ inclusion

Today’s leaders recognize that creating an inclusive environment for all employees is critical to making an organization relevant and resilient. In a …

Employee Engagement

Rome waiter is fired for writing gay slur on trattoria bill

A Rome trattoria owner says she has fired a waiter who added a derogatory term on the bill he gave a gay couple after their dinner.<p>The Rome-based rights group Gay Center said the patrons, a 21-year-old local and his boyfriend, called its hotline to complain.<p>Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero quoted …

Rights & Freedoms

Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law.<p>The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass …

Israel

Laverne Cox, Taye Diggs, Awkwafina Talk Scarlett Johansson Casting Controversy, Diverse Roles at OZYFest

“I've never wanted to tell another actor they shouldn’t play a role,” Cox said on the last day of the festival. “But in a kind of world where we are …

Scarlett Johansson

Boxer Slammed for Calling Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce'

A British boxer, Amir Khan, a former world champ, apologized for a social media post where he posted a Snapchat photo sitting next to transgender …

Amir Khan

Thousands strike and march in Israel in support of surrogacy rights for gay fathers

Members of the LGBTQ community and supporters went on strike across Israel today in protest of an amendment that excludes single fathers and gay male …

News

The Secret Sauce To Make Hollywood More Diverse? Fight For It, Say Stars

Massive hits like <i>Black Panther</i>, <i>Get Out</i> and even <i>Moonlight</i> suggest the movie business finally appears ready to appreciate actors and creative …

Black Panther

Austin's Gay Film Festival Drops the 'Gay'

One of the longest running LGBT film festivals has changed names for its 31st birthday. The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, …

Film Festivals

Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller turned up to Comic Con as sexy Toadette

Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller turned up to Comic Con dressed as Mario Kart character Toadette.<p>The queer actor, who is best known for his roles as …

Fantastic Beasts

Netanyahu’s U-turn on right to surrogacy sparks mass LGBT protests

JERUSALEM — Waving rainbow flags and demanding equal rights, members of Israel’s LGBT community and their supporters rallied across the country Sunday, protesting the government’s refusal to amend a law that would have allowed gay couples to have children via surrogacy.<p>Their anger was sparked by an …

World News

How the PROSPER Act could negatively impact LGBTQ students

<b>(Getty/baona)</b><p>The PROSPER Act could be brought to a vote any day now and the negative repercussions are dire<p>Timothy R. Bussey<p>July 22, 2018 4:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>The PROSPER Act, a bill to reauthorize and overhaul key elements of higher education law, …

Civil Rights

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is officially happening

After being teased with it for a while, the news has broken that a reboot is officially happening…<p>It was previously reported that the only way that a …

TV