LGBTQ

There are reasons to be cheerful... LGBTI rights gains in unlikely countries

Iraq, Tunisia and Lebanon are three countries that have made progressive steps forward in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights this year<p>In the last 12 months, Martin Luther King’s “arc of the moral universe” has bent towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex …

Human Rights

Tanzania threat to list gay people

<b>The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter.</b><p>Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African nation and punishable by up to 30 years in jail.<p>Those who advertised homosexual activities online would …

Homosexuality

A New Documentary Series is Dismantling LGBTQ Racism One Story at a Time - VICE

Nobody in their right mind can deny that the gay community has a problem with racism, or that queer men of color are often subject to prejudice stemming from the intersection of their racial, sexual and/or gender identity. That racism takes many forms—from the insidiousness of Grindr rapport like …

Racism

Milo Yiannopoulos resurrected a dangerous old myth about gay men and pedophilia

Internet troll and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is in the news again — after he was caught defending the sexual abuse of children.<p>Over the weekend, it was revealed that Yiannopoulos was invited to give a speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the biggest …

Transgender

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

CHICAGO (AP) — Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.<p>The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal …

Public Health

Fewer Teens Die By Suicide When Same Sex Marriage Is Legal

When gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry one another, teens in that state are less likely to attempt suicide, found an analysis of data collected consistently over 17 years from 47 states. While this relationship might seem odd initially, the findings make sense in light of the fact …

Same-sex Marriage

Laverne Cox Finally Meets The Trans Teen Who Could Change History

Gavin Grimm is at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case.<p>Gavin Grimm, the transgender teen at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case dealing with transgender rights, met Laverne Cox on Saturday only one week after the actress used her time on the Grammy’s stage to bring visibility to his case.<p>Grimm …

Laverne Cox

Petition opposes move to exclude uniformed police from Vancouver Pride

The push by Black Lives Matter Vancouver prompted a counter-petition that’s drawn more than 2,500 signatures<p>VANCOUVER — A campaign to exclude …

Pride

Study: Teen Suicide Rates Down After Gay Marriage Legalization

Teen suicides, particularly among LGBT teenagers, have decreased following the legalization of gay marriage, a new study finds. The study, published by the American Medical Association, examined attempted suicide rates in teenagers from 1999 to 2015, when the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage …

Same-sex Marriage

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

I was never one of those girls who dreamed of becoming a mother. I was an only child with little exposure to babies, unable to see what all the fuss was about.<p>When in my teens, I started to realise I was gay, and when I came out in my early 20s, it seemed to make sense. My lack of interest in …

Parenting

Flash - Zambian gay rights dispute erupts over football - France 24

LUSAKA (AFP) -<p>A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral.<p>The new draft constitution of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) contains a clause …

European News

Meet Greg Gould: The Australian singer making a statement about LGBT abuse, suicide and gay marriage

Gould's cover of Don't Let Go by En Vogue is based on true stories of LGBT discrimination.<p>Greg Gould's short but poignant film is difficult to watch, …

TV Review: ABC’s ‘When We Rise’

An eight-hour event series recreates the history the gay rights movement with wildly uneven results<p>The mere existence of “When We Rise” is almost …

Gay Rights

Ad Against Texas Bathroom Bill Encourages Everyone To 'Pee With LGBT'

"You've gotta spray it to say it."<p>The ACLU of Texas, nonprofit Legacy Community Health, and director Richard Linklater want you to “take a seat” and “make a stand” to stop the “Texas Privacy Bill.”<p>In a new advertisement, LGBTQ advocates are criticizing Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s …

North Carolina

Elena Delle Donne and fiancee are 1st same-sex couple for ‘The Knot’ dream wedding

Openly gay WNBA player Elena Delle Donne and her fiancee, Amanda Clifton, will be the first same-sex couple featured as the Dream Wedding recipients …

Homosexuality

Same-sex marriage legalisation in US states linked to 7% fall in teenage suicide attempts

The drop in suicide attempts affected lesbian, gay, bisexual and heterosexual teenagers.<p>The legalisation of same-sex marriage in individual US states …

A leading member of transgender porn industry on why what they do is so important

Kristel Penn first dipped her toe into the world of trans-erotica by accident.<p>When she was hired by Grooby, a company which specialises in producing …

Transgender

UM's new LGBTQ clinic focuses on transgender patients

She asked her mother for her new name.<p>“Mom, when I was a baby, what would you have named me? If we could reverse all this and I was in your stomach …

Transgender

Finland's Parliament Confirms Same-Sex Marriage Law

The law ends the distinction between same-sex unions and heterosexual marriages.<p>Finland’s parliament on Friday voted down a citizens’ petition demanding a repeal to a law that will allow same-sex marriages, securing the future of the law that will come into force next month.<p>In the vote, 120 members …

Marriage Laws

Calling Off Obama's Restroom Cops

As early as Tuesday, the Education Department may rescind the Obama Administration’s Title IX “guidance” on transgender restrooms. A federal judge blocked the policy last August, but that won’t mute the outcry among those who want the feds to dictate cultural norms nationwide.<p>Last May the Obama …

Opinion

Kris Jenner Reveals Whether She Would Marry Boyfriend Corey Gamble

If it ain’t broke … <b>Kris Jenner</b> opened up to <b>Ellen DeGeneres</b> about whether she’ll ever marry boyfriend <b>Corey Gamble</b> as she stopped by the talk show for …

Hollywood

The Next Generation of Doctors Will Be Better at Treating Trans Patients - VICE

Three years ago, after sustaining multiple facial injuries during a bad car accident, Emily Ashcroft, went to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist about a broken nose that had healed wrong.<p>After an awkward interaction with clinic staff bewildered by the male name on her insurance card—she had …

Transgender

Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Supporters and Opponents Agree to Talks

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage have agreed to participate in a joint discussion to be set up by Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), following separate meetings with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Feb. 18.<p>During the two meetings, Tsai stressed that more public discussion was …

Same-sex Marriage

‘ISIS terror suspect’ in Iraq was transgender woman

Last Friday Iraqi police jubilantly announced they had arrested an ISIS terror suspect disguised as a woman. In the eyes of the police this was an …

Transgender

This is the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards

<i>The Independent</i> is pleased to announce the short list for the British LGBT Awards 2017.<p>The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and …

Entertainment

Controversy over transgender wrestler starts with Texas' rules

This Story is About...<p>If Mack Beggs were in another state, the controversy surrounding his wrestling career might not exist.<p>Beggs, a 17-year-old …

Transgender

"I want to live in a world where nobody has to lie" - former Le Mans racer Danny Watts comes out as gay

Danny Watts, who retired from Strakka Racing last year after two class wins at Le Mans, has come out publicly as gay. In an interview with Badger GP, …

Motorsport

Young LGBTQ Nevadans ask lawmakers for change in foster care

Young adults formerly in Nevada's foster care system told state lawmakers Monday that gay, bisexual, asexual and transgender kids would be safer if …

Social Work

LGBT Awards Nominations See Prince William Honoured For Speaking Out Against Homophobia

Who will get your vote?<p>This year’s LGBT Awards nominations have been revealed, with Prince William receiving a nod alongside a whole host of famous names.<p>The royal has been nominated in the Straight Ally category after he spoke out against homophobic bullying.<p>The second-in-line to the throne …

Entertainment

Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males

by Dan SavageMilo Yiannopoulos was on <i>Real Time</i> on Friday night, where he justified his history of harassing trans women by claiming he's protecting …

Gender