Jamie Raines, the trans man whose timelapse video of selfies taken over the course of three years throughout his gender transition went viral last week, made a video for People addressing five questions you probably should just opt not to ask the trans people in your life and why not. They are:… More »
Second-wave feminist Julie Bindel and gay conservative men’s rights advocate Milo Yiannopoulos were both banned from speaking at the University of Manchester in a debate titled, “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?” And no, the irony of banning people from a free speech debate isn’t lost… More »
A transgender woman in Northern Ireland was the target of a bombing because of her gender identity. Rachel Keys, a 27-year-old living in Derry/Londonderry, was asleep Saturday night when a pipe bomb left on her windowsill exploded, spraying her with glass.
Keys and her neighbors were evacuated to a community… More »
In an astounding demonstration that not all PR is in fact good PR, “Stonewall,” the Roland Emmerich-directed movie about the 1969 riots of the same name, crashed and burned at the box office this weekend after months of criticism.
As soon as the trailer for the film debuted in August, the LGBT community… More »
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview on “60 Minutes” this Sunday that despite all of the evidence to the contrary, Russia is not homophobic and that he supports LGBT rights.
“The problem of sexual minorities in Russia had been deliberately exaggerated from the outside for political reasons, I… More »
So, everyone hates “Stonewall,” unsurprisingly. Rich Juzwiak tore the film a new one pretty spectacularly, but I think the most spot-on critique comes from Richard Lawson over at Vanity Fair. He points out that Danny, the movie’s fictional, white, pretty, cis-masculine protagonist, rejects the advances of Hispanic and gender-fluid Ray/Ramona in… More »
Homophobe, jailbird, and Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis returned to work last week and in a move that should shock zero people is still refusing to do her job. Despite the orders she was given by Judge David Bunning to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Davis instead confiscated all the… More »
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GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie broke ranks with other Republicans yesterday at the Iowa State Fair on the issue of religious liberty. While speaking at the Des Moines Register’s Presidential Soapbox, Christie was asked whether or not businesses should be allowed to discriminate against the LGBT community based on religious beliefs. Christie responded:
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law yesterday banning the practice of gay “conversion therapy” in the state.
The practice aims to “cure” gays into straightness, operating under the assumption that homosexuality is a deviation from a heterosexuality that is normal or natural for human beings. This isn’t… More »
This is the largest and most comprehensive survey of the American transgender community to date! More »
Just yesterday, we reported on the three transgender victims of murder whose deaths have occurred or come to light in the last week – Elisha Walker, Kandis Capri, and Ashton O’Hara. Their deaths brought the total tally of transgender women murdered this year to 16, most of them women of color.
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MLB minor leaguer David Denson came out this weekend, and the league is showing him nothing but love. More »
“What makes you different right now, makes you stand out later in life.” More »
A Swedish bishop and the Klan walk into a bar, then they start saying gays should be killed. More »
From the horrifying to the heartwarming. More »
Dear Kevin Shrum,
I made my way through your boring-ass post-SCOTUS letter to the LGBT community, thanking us for making you more anti-gay. It’s boring, by the way, because you have literally nothing to say to us that we haven’t heard like five million times: every time we congregate publicly, most of the… More »
Join us as we party through same-sex marriage news! More »
“Only you know who you were born to be, and you need to be free to be that person.” More »
This Google ad tells the story of so much more than a company. Follow the journey of Jake, a trans man, and the gym where he found a sense of community as he began to exercise his new male body. Love this!
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