LGBTQ

Steve May 17, 2020

A 27-year-old has been arrested by Toronto, Canada, police in connection with the brutal murder of a beloved DJ, found dead in the laundry room of his apartment block. Peter Elie, 52, was found murdered early Thursday morning (May 14) after emergency services responded to a small fire in an apartment building on Balliol Street […]

Steve May 17, 2020

A right-wing Christian fundamentalist group launched Friday (May 15) an attack against the Public Broadcast Station (PBS) for “promoting homosexuality” with its Pride month content. In other, less homophobic terms, PBS are airing a series of shows on Pride Month titled Prideland. Oh, the horrors. The American Family Association, a hate group committed to “combating […]

Steve May 17, 2020

British equalities minister Liz Truss recognised International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Sunday morning (May 17), sparking confusion and outrage from LGBT+ people online. Truss is currently spearheading her office’s plans for the UK’s Gender Recognition Act reforms, which attracted immediate bipartisan concerns from parents of trans youth, LGBT+ organisations and political parties alike. Many interpreted […]

Steve May 17, 2020

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) speaks at a press conference for the Equality Act. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) The Equality PAC, the political action committee lead by openly LGBTQ members of Congress, has thrown its support behind Joseph Biden in the 2020 presidential election. In a statement exclusive to the Washington Blade, Rep. […]

Steve May 17, 2020

British ambassadors and embassy workers in Poland donned Pride flag-patterned face masks and lanyards on Sunday (May 17) in a small but defiant gesture against the country’s rising opposition against the LGBT+ community. Seemingly in perfect parallel to one another, the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS)– whose poisonous anti-LGBT+ policies where a plank of its […]

Steve May 17, 2020

“TERF is hate speech and it’s time to condemn it,” gender-critical writer Amy Dyess announced in October 2018 – words she now regrets. “TERF is a slur used to sexually harass, threaten, and silence lesbians,” continued Amy’s viral Medium post, which was liked more than 4,300 times. Back then, Amy was connected to an international […]

Steve May 17, 2020

Fewer houses for sale in our area means higher prices. If you followed my last article in the Washington Blade entitled “Home sales in the time of coronavirus” (April 10, 2020), you may have noticed I wouldn’t commit to a full scale panic due to the effects of coronavirus, and the resulting lockdown, on the […]

Steve May 17, 2020

Jason Loewith says the lockdown has provided vigorous debate about the ethics of streaming theater. (Photo courtesy Olney) Olney Theatre Center has long prioritized certain values and COVID-19 hasn’t changed that.  “Our greatest resource is our staff, followed by our audience and then the artistic community in the DMV,” says Jason Loewith, Olney’s out artistic […]

Steve May 17, 2020

The governing body for psychologists in Albania banned Saturday the long denounced, discredited and debased practise of conversion therapy to both the surprise and delight of countless LGBT+ activists across the European country. Albania now joins Malta and Germany in stonewalling the harmful practice, while lawmakers in Spain and the UK are all considering nationwide […]

Steve May 16, 2020

Tweety McTreason’s eldest son on Saturday posted a meme on social suggesting former Vice President Joe Biden is a “pedophile,” an accusation The New York Times ripped as “incendiary and baseless” and an illustration of the “tactics the president is turning to as he attempts to erase Mr. Biden’s early advantage in key state polls.” […]

Steve May 16, 2020

Europe has long been viewed as a relatively progressive part of the world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights. But when you zero in on each country, their policies and levels of social acceptance vary greatly.ILGA-Europe, an LGBTQ advocacy group, has released its annual Rainbow Europe Country Ranking, funded by the European Union,…