LGBTQ

What Science Can Tell Us About Trans People’s Brains—And What It Cannot

A study has shown that trans people may sense touch differently than cisgender people according to particular body parts. We should be curious, but also careful, what we extrapolate from such findings.<p>What does gender dysphoria feel like?<p>For those who are not transgender themselves—and, in the …

Transgender

Bangkok will hold its first gay pride parade in 11 years

Bangkok will hold its first gay pride parade later this year, a long 11 years after its last.<p>While Thailand has held a pride event each year in the island of Phuket, the pride parade coming back to the capital is a show of unity for the local LGBTQ community, one of the organisers said.<p>"It was the …

Pride

Republican Legislator Kills Anti-Trans Bill To Focus On Non-Bigoted Things

Well isn't this a pleasant surprise?<p>An Indiana Republican legislator killed a bill this week that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate to one that corresponds with their gender identity.<p>Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer, who chairs the Indiana General Assembly’s …

Transgender

Toronto Police Have Officially Been Banned From Marching In The Gay Pride Parade - VICE

Pride Toronto has voted to ban police from having any official presence at future parades, making good on a demand made by Black Lives Matter Toronto last year.<p>The decision was made at Pride Toronto's annual general meeting Tuesday, months after BLMTO staged a sit-in at last year's Toronto Pride …

Pride

Black Lives Matter Oust Police Floats From Toronto Pride Parade

Revelers celebrate during the "WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014.A list of demands from Black Lives Matter Toronto was adopted …

Pride

I fought for Chelsea Manning because she stood up for all trans people

Although doing so put her future at risk, the whistleblower bravely spoke out about trans liberation from prison. It was an honour to fight for her freedom<p>Chelsea Manning’s courage knows no bounds. This 1.6 metres (5ft 3in) woman with a slight southern accent announced to the world that she was …

Transgender

Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension — serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.<p>With Tuesday's commutation of her prison …

Transgender

Separate is never equal: What “Hidden Figures” says about America’s trans bathroom debate

"Hidden figures" portrayal of whites-only NASA facility is visceral reminder of the stakes in trans bathroom debate<p>Can you imagine running half a mile in high heels just to go to the bathroom?<p>The most powerful scene in Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson …

Transgender

Party at Pence's: LGBT activists host dance party outside VP-elect's Chevy Chase rental

(Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Samuels)<p>Brandishing rainbow flags and signs that read "Queer Love" and "Trans Power," scores of activists marched Wednesday night toward Vice President-elect Mike Pence's rental home in Northwest Washington, D.C.<p>Days before Donald Trump's administration is expected to …

Mike Pence

'When We Rise' Looks at the LGBT Rights Movement Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It

<b>Dustin Lance Black didn't think it was going to be like this.</b><p>A few years back, when he was pitching his latest project — a four-night ABC miniseries …

Gay Rights

Chance The Rapper’s Brother Taylor Bennett Celebrates His Birthday By Embracing His Bisexual Identity

Aspiring MC, Taylor Bennett, 20, is three years younger than his older brother Chance The Rapper. And as he prepares to celebrate his 21st birthday tomorrow, January 19th, the younger Bennett decided to share with his fans a bit of news about his personal life: He’s bisexual.<p>Bennett revealed his …

Gay Community

Chelsea Manning's win not necessarily a big win for trans rights

With roughly 72 hours left of his term, President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday he would commute Chelsea Manning's prison sentence, ensuring her …

Transgender

Advisers urge Trump to dance with Caitlyn Jenner at inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump is being urged by some advisers to save at least one dance, as he celebrates his inauguration on Friday night, for a …

Caitlyn Jenner

Brad Marchand believes NHL players would accept gay teammate

The NHL is the only major North American sports league that’s never had an openly gay player, past or present. But Brad Marchand doesn’t think it’s …

Homophobia

Caitlyn Jenner breaks her silence on why she's attending Donald Trump's inauguration

Caitlyn Jenner caused a stir last week when it was revealed that she would be attending Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, DC, this weekend, …

Caitlyn Jenner

Being Gay Doesn't Make My Family Dysfunctional

Last week I wrote about being a single gay dad and how my son was denied a playdate because certain parents did not agree with my 'lifestyle' choice. First things first, it's not a lifestyle choice; I was born this way. Second, thanks for the supportive messages recognising that I am a parent …

Parenting

CMT Star Cody Alan Reacts to the ‘Heartwarming’ Support He Received After Coming Out: ‘I Hope I Can Be a Positive Voice’

Cody Alan is humbled and hopeful.<p>The CMT host came out as gay last week on social media and in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, and he’s since …

Pro-LGBTQ Protestors Threw a 'Queer Dance Party' in Front of Mike Pence's House

With the fresh horror of the inauguration merely days away and a long, hard road ahead of all of us, members of the queer community kicked off what …

Mike Pence

Sundance 2017: 10 Reasons Why This Year’s Festival Is Essential for Queer Cinema

The queer films, filmmakers, and talent everyone will be talking about in 2017.<p>Film historian B. Ruby Rich credits the 1992 Sundance Film Festival as …

Caitlyn Jenner is attending the inauguration

Caitlyn Jenner is getting presidential.<p>Page Six has confirmed that Jenner will be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration in DC on Friday.<p>“Caitlyn has …

Caitlyn Jenner

There’s been a big increase in people saying they’re LGBT

<b>There’s been a big jump in the number of people identifying as LGBT, according to a new poll, which shows millions more Americans say they’re</b> …

Millennials

Tom Price hearing: No LGBTQ rights question

At today’s Senate confirmation hearing for Georgia representative Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Health and …

Health Care

Police role at future Toronto Pride events remains uncertain

Pride Toronto votes to ostensibly bar police floats from annual parade. But questions remain on whether police are welcome at all.<p>TORONTO – …

Racism

Fight for Trans Rights in Prison Can't End With Chelsea Manning

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that he was commuting Chelsea Manning's 35-year prison sentence. The move sparked instant celebration …

Transgender

Same-sex marriage inquiry to hold hearings

A government-dominated Senate committee will hold public hearings next week into laws to allow same-sex marriage.<p>The hearings come despite Labor, the …

Same-sex Marriage

Betsy DeVos "never believed" in conversion therapy, but donated millions to organizations that do

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's choice for secretary of education and avid anti-grizzly bear advocate, failed to explain away her millions of donations …

Conversion Therapy

LGBT Enterprises On The Rise As Corporates Seek Inclusivity

A man holds up the LGBT pride flag towards members of the Westboro Baptist Church near the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in …

As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Would Threaten LGBT Protections

On May 9, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a civil rights lawsuit against the state of North Carolina regarding the discriminatory, …

Gay Rights

For Trans Prisoners, Access to Healthcare Remains Abysmal - VICE

Ky Peterson has been waiting to hear back about his parole request for nearly three months. Peterson—a black transgender man who is serving a 20-year sentence in a women's prison for involuntary manslaughter after killing his rapist, which he alleges he did in self-defense—submitted his request in …

Transgender

Dallas' LGBT business leaders realize that they can't fight discrimination alone | LGBT

"We have dedicated ourselves to being more active in legislative affairs," said Justin Williams, the LGBT chamber's new board chairman, "We aspire to …

American South