LGBTQ

Steve July 9, 2020

An Indiana official weathered criticism Tuesday (July 7) after saying that being LGBT+ is “against the bible” before asking the Black Lives Matter movement: “How ’bout the white people?” Republican La Porte city councillor Roger Galloway made his barbed remarks during a City Hall meeting, in which a resident asked officials to increase and better […]

Steve July 9, 2020

Drag performer Porsche, aka Brant Kaiwi, on this year’s first trip to Fire Island. (Photo by David Emanuele) When Dorothy returned from Oz and declared, “There’s no place like home,” that tribute to domesticity made sense, coming from a Kansas farm girl recently abducted by flying monkeys and repeatedly threatened by a wicked witch. But […]

Steve July 9, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser approved a series of grants to local groups fighting COVID. (Photo by AFGE via Flickr) The LGBTQ social services organizations Us Helping Us, Wanda Alston Foundation, and Casa Ruby were among 77 D.C. nonprofit groups to receive city grants last week totaling $3.6 million to help protect vulnerable populations from the […]

Steve July 9, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) (photo courtesy HRC) There are many good choices Joe Biden has from which to pick his vice president. But there is one who stands out from the crowd: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). She has the credentials that are crucial for the job and she is ready to serve on day one. […]

Steve July 9, 2020

The D.C. Department of Health on June 27 began issuing free, at-home HIV test kits to anyone interested in obtaining the kits through an online mail delivery program. “The safe and easy OraQuick rapid HIV test kit allows a person to self-swab their mouth to get a result in 20 minutes,” according to a statement […]

Steve July 9, 2020

Californian lawmakers are aiming to introduce the CAREN Act which would impose criminal charges on people who file false, racially-charged police reports. The ordinance, which tactically stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies, was sparked by a recent incident in San Fransisco in which a white woman phoned the police on a gay Filipino man […]

Steve July 9, 2020

A clothing retail giant in Turkey has banned the use of rainbows, unicorns and other symbols associated with the LGBT+ community in one of the country’s more pitiful anti-queer attacks. It comes as the country’s president, Recep Erdoğan, as well as lawmakers, religious leaders and heads of major humanitarian agencies, launch scathing broadsides against queer […]

Steve July 9, 2020

Bisexual actor Javicia Leslie has been revealed as the first-ever Black Batwoman, picking up the cape and mantle from Ruby Rose. Rose quit Batwoman in May, stunning fans by announcing her departure from the queer superhero show after just one season. The TV star had blazed a trail with the CW show, playing the out-and-proud vigilante Kate Kane, who takes […]

Steve July 9, 2020

A Christian group has been ousted from a village after trying to recruit LGBT+ volunteers to undergo the harmful, discredited practice of conversion therapy. Forced conversion therapy, which attempts to convince gay people they are straight or trans people they are cis, should be considered a form of torture, according to Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN’s […]

Steve July 9, 2020

Glee star Naya Rivera, known for playing the sultry, sassy cheerleader-turned-singer Santana Lopez, was reported missing Wednesday night (July 26) and, authorities said, feared dead. Rivera, 33, who starred across all six seasons of the Fox network series, rented a boat in Lake Piru, California, with her four-year-old son Wednesday afternoon, the Ventura County Sheriff’s […]