LGBTQ

Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan', defended 'conversion therapy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan," lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and …

Politics

This Far Right Freakout Showed Transphobia Isn't Just About School Bathrooms

Somehow, my bill to protect elderly LGBT people became the latest fodder for a right-wing bathroom freakout.<p>When it comes to attacks from the extremes of the conservative movement, I thought I’d seen it all: I’m a gay, liberal California state senator representing San Francisco, who pushes …

Long-Term Care

Brazil Judge Rules Homosexuality a Disease, Approves ‘Conversion Therapy’

A federal judge in Brazil ruled last week that psychologists could consider homosexuality a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies, raising concerns from LGBTQ and mental health advocates.<p>Toni Reis, who heads Brazil's National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and …

News

After Attempted Sodomy, College Football Players Face Felony Charges

A judge signed arrest warrents Monday for five Wheaton College football players accused of a horrific attack on a male freshman last year.<p>The alleged …

College & University

Brazilian Judge Rules Homosexuality Is a Disease, Legalizes Conversion Therapy

A federal judge in Brazil overturned the country's 18-year-old ban on conversion therapy, causing outrage from mental health professionals, the queer community and its allies.<p>Judge Waldemar de Carvalho ruled in favor of an evangelical Christian and psychologist, Rozangela Justino, who had her …

Conversion Therapy

Trump's nominees cast doubt on the future of employment protections for LGBT workers

It's unclear whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will continue to hold its previous stance that a landmark federal law protects LGBT workers.<p>During a hearing with the US Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Tuesday, US President Donald Trump's two EEOC nominees …

13 Bisexual People Share Their Coming Out Stories

Bisexual Awareness Week started on Sunday and, as part of the celebrations, the Trevor Project hosted a #bichat on Twitter to allow the bisexual+ community the space to talk with each other about stigma, mental health, myths, and other things they deal with every day because of their sexuality.<p>As …

Sexuality

Brazil legalises ‘gay cure’ therapy, saying homosexuality is a ‘disease’

Brazil took a step backwards with regards to LGBT rights today, after re-legalising ‘gay cure’ therapy following a judge’s belief that being gay is a …

Brazil

Transgender teen heads to Family Court seeking changes to hormone treatment laws

The legal requirement for transgender children to receive court approval before they can begin hormonal treatment is being challenged by a …

Ross Mathews: Emmy-Winning 'Drag Race' Educates By Showing 'Humanity' In Gay Stories

For Ross Mathews, the 16th time was the charm. After covering the Primetime Emmy Awards for a decade-and-a-half, the out comedian giddily <i>walked</i> the red carpet Sept. 17 for the very first time with <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race.</i><p>“I turned to RuPaul at one point and said, ‘I feel like when the misfits get to sit …

Awards

A Tennessee City Is Trying To Outlaw Drag Shows

Every once in a while a city attempts to pass (or actually accomplishes passing) a law so ridiculous that it could be a movie — à la <i>Footloose</i> and the very real Oklahoma town it's based on, which didn't remove an outdated dancing ban until 1980.<p>Portland, TN is threatening to become the next city for …

Bisexual People Open Up About Their Identity in Video For GLAAD and Planned Parenthood

"It's more common for people, I feel, to believe that it's a phase."<p>It's bisexual awareness week, which means a full seven days dedicated to celebrating the diverse and expansive bisexual community. This is particularly important since, with information about sexuality and identity becoming more …

Planned Parenthood

Demi Lovato's Reason For Refusing To Talk About Her Sexuality Is Total Bulls**t

If the pop star is willing to be so open about other parts of her life, why not this?<p>Demi Lovato doesn’t want to talk about her sexuality and I’m really hoping she’s willing to interrogate why that is.<p>During a recent interview, PrideSource.com’s Chris Azzopardi told the pop star, “Your sexuality …

Demi Lovato

12-Year-Old Australian Boy Is Fighting for the 'Right to Marry Chris Hemsworth'

A 12-year-old boy is advocating for same-sex marriage in Australia — and he has a dream groom in mind.<p>Max Townes proclaimed his love for <i>Thor</i> actor …

Same-sex Marriage

Lauren Jauregui Speaks Out Against Homophobia

She's so right.<p>Lauren Jauregui pulled no punches in her post-election letter railing against now-President Donald Trump, in which she came out as bisexual. Now, Lauren is letting everyone know that homophobia has no place in the world, particularly when there are so many actually offensive things …

What Australia doesn’t yet realise about the same-sex marriage vote

<b>WITH nearly two months to go until Australia knows the outcome of the postal vote on same-sex marriage, the hard part is only just beginning.</b><p>The $122 …

Same-sex Marriage

Tony Abbott rips into ACT minister over same-sex marriage

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has torn into ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry for reminding schools of their obligation to be inclusive of …

Australian News

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

<b>A growing number of families are taking their transgender children out of schools because their rights are being breached, it is claimed.</b><p>Some schools are causing pupils stress by not using the name they prefer or enforcing gendered uniform rules, the head of the Good Schools Guide says.<p>This was …

Isle of Wight

No, The World Doesn't Need Straight Pride Festivals. Here's Why

<i>Should there be heterosexual and chastity pride festivals to complement the gay ones? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Camila S. Espinoza:</b><p>When I was a child, I saw this story on TV …

GLAAD President Reflects on Edie Windsor’s Impact on LGBTQ Community

From time to time while growing up, I heard the saying “Never meet your heroes” — an adage based on the idea that meeting someone whom you held in …

Marriage Laws

Don't Even Try To Pretend That LGBTQ People Have No Spines

Australian politician Matt Canavan, a straight cisgender white man who has presumably never experienced discrimination, recently said that marriage equality advocates need to "grow a spine" and "stop being delicate little flowers."<p>Mental health experts were quick to criticize the comments, but the …

Company that 'fired' woman for saying 'it's OK to vote no' may have broken law

Childrens’ entertainment worker says she lost her job because her Christian beliefs do not permit a yes in same-sex marriage postal survey<p>A children’s entertainment company that allegedly sacked a contractor after she expressed opposition to same-sex marriage on social media may have breached …

Equality

Pro-gay US priest hit over defense of LGBTQ Catholics in latest book

When the latest book by the Rev. James Martin, one of Catholicism’s most well-known advocates for legitimizing homosexual activity, hit the shelves, it immediately caused an uproar within the Catholic Church, setting priest against priest and even bishop against bishop.<p>In “Building a Bridge,” …

News (U.S.)

Liam Hemsworth supports the Yes vote

Liam Hemsworth has urged his Instagram followers in Australia to support same-sex marriage.<p>The 27-year-old actor has thrown his support behind the …

Same-sex Marriage

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

<b>Brazilian activists and celebrities have condemned a court ruling that approves a "cure" for gay people.</b><p>Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her licence revoked for offering so-called "conversion therapy".<p>Rozangela Justino is an evangelical …

Brazil

White Nationalist Groups Are Splitting Over Gay Inclusion

With the recent blowback from Charlottesville, the churning wheel of fascist infighting has once again kicked off, exposing a number of fault lines …

Racism

Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Postal Vote Is Starting To Look Like A $122 Million Shemozzle

Image: Simon Thomsen.<p>Ballot papers are still being mailed out, but a few key lessons have already emerged from the Turnbull government’s $122 million …

Same-sex Marriage

‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Blasts Trump’s ‘Absurd’ Trans Military Ban

The Emmy-winning creator on the power of her show against the backdrop of anti-trans policies, and why she prefers to address politics with story instead of tweeting.<p>Jill Soloway, even at the tail end of an exhausting day of press, is ceaselessly exuberant, remarkable for a person who should not …

TV

Fantasy football 2017: Week 3 start

With fantasy football so popular, we decided to start our own Outsports team comprised of players who are LGBT supportive.<p>With no openly gay players …

Gay Athletes

Same-sex marriage: AFL headquarters evacuated after hoax threat following 'Yes' sign change

The AFL's headquarters in Melbourne's Docklands has been evacuated after a hoax threat was called in.<p>Victoria Police said they were on the scene …

Same-sex Marriage