LGBTQ

Steve June 5, 2020

Stuart Milk (Photo by the Office of Nancy Pelosi via Creative Commons) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The nephew of Harvey Milk on Thursday expressed his support for those who are protesting against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “I’m inspired by the protests,” Stuart Milk told the Washington Blade during a brief […]

Steve June 5, 2020

Lady Gaga Chromatica (**1/2 out of four)  Streamline/Interscope Although Lady Gaga has never had an out-and-out bomb, she lost her footing a bit with her 2013 album “Artpop.”  Her fans point to its decent chart performance (it debuted at no. 1 and went platinum) and say that’s more perception than reality, but she was starting […]

Steve June 5, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) In any other era, the president’s response to the events of the last few days would be viewed as aberrant and appalling. But three and a half years of chaotic, incompetent and corrupt governance has so debased the presidency that many Americans have become […]

Steve June 5, 2020

The head of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was told to “suck my d**k and choke on it” in the public comment section of a police commission meeting. Protests against anti-Black police brutality continue to gain momentum across America, and reports of officers abusing their power and using unnecessary force on demonstrators are stacking […]

Steve June 5, 2020

Asda suffered stinging criticism Thursday (June 3) after a social media “mix-up” led to the retailer saying their rainbow-coloured logo was to show not to celebrate LGBT+ Pride month, but to “support for the National Health Service”. Backlash erupted after a queer Twitter user asked why the British supermarket chain’s clothing line, George, was changed […]

Steve June 5, 2020

The Scottish government has included trans women under its definition of women in newly published guidance on gender representation on public boards. Published Tuesday (June 2), the Statutory Guidance to the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 sets the objectives for gender equality in public authorities. It states that women should make up […]

Steve June 5, 2020

A sociologist has said that thugs who were filmed shouting homophobic slurs at Black Lives Matter protesters while wielding baseball bats were demonstrating “a form of non-lethal lynching”. Wielding axes, billy clubs, golf clubs and other jerry-rigged weapons, a gang of white men hurled homophobic and racist insults at Black Lives Matter protesters before tearing-up […]

Steve June 5, 2020

Cara Delevingne has come out as pansexual, saying: “I fall in love with the person — and that’s that.” In an interview with Variety, as the magazine’s Pride issue cover star, the supermodel and Carnival Row actor explained: “I always will remain, I think, pansexual. “However one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she’, […]