LGBTQ

Steve January 12, 2021

For years, Black activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, say they have felt like Cassandra, the Trojan princess gifted with the ability to see the future, but cursed to have no one believe her. The activists foresaw, in the wake of the deadly 2017 white supremacist rally in their city, a resurgent fascist movement in this country that […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Indiana, the home-state of vice-president Mike Pence, could be next in line to ban traumatising conversion therapy for LGBT+ people in a groundbreaking move. JD Ford and Sue Errington, two Indiana Democrats, have introduced bills that would outlaw the dangerous practice in the state. If passed, the bills would “make anti-LGBTQ practices illegal” and “penalise businesses […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Protesta por la censura de un beso gay en la Televisión Cubana (Foto: Archivo) LA HABANA — Tremenda Nota comenzó el 2020 contando la historia de Casa Tomada Mirarte, “la casa de todes en La Habana”, un espacio de la comunidad LGBTI+ fundado hace 4 años en Marianao para la promoción de saberes relacionados con la cultura […]

Steve January 12, 2021

The chill’s arrived, complete with an insurrection mob in the U.S. Capitol’s statuary halls and Nancy Pelosi’s office. As if COVID-19 weren’t enough to attract loneliness, anxiety, and depression, now we have unease on the Hill. All the more reason to hone your self-care and focus on making connections. How can we stay healthy through […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber collaborated on a new track, “Monster.” In the “Monster” music video, Mendes wanders through a foggy park in the middle of the night. He stumbles across a stage where he and Bieber meet. The pair alternate singing verses, each reflecting on the “pedestal” of fame and its downside. The song […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Wondering whether or not you want to subscribe to Discovery+, yet another streaming service that will take a piece of your monthly earnings? Well, it has plenty to offer the home-obsessed, food-loving, crime-solving, nature-seeking consumer ― namely, the new Magnolia Network.  Discovery+ ― which has a $4.99 per month ad-supported tier and a $6.99 ad-free […]

Steve January 12, 2021

There may only be days left of Tweety McTreason’s presidency. But MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow still thinks there’s a chance that Trump ― who now faces being impeached for a second time for inciting last week’s Capitol riot — may resign before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. But Trump wouldn’t leave the White House for […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Joe Biden’s current vocal support for LGBT+ rights is certainly impressive. But will his support for the LGBT+ community and ambitious LGBT+ platform that aims to roll back the damage done by Trump’s “discrimination administration” translate into real change? In short, will he actually be the progressive president that so many LGBT+ Americans are hoping […]

Steve January 12, 2021

‘Your Name Engraved Herein’ (Image courtesy of of Netflix) The D.C.-area Taiwanese American Professionals host a virtual watch party for the gay Taiwanese film “Your Name Engraved Herein” on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets to the free screening of this Netflix-released film are available on Eventbrite. This film, which according to a Time […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Despite a viral tweet making the rounds, unfortunately Barbie does not have a girlfriend and is not (as far as we know) a member of the LGBT+ community. On Monday (11 January), a queer Twitter user posted that she had “JUST LEARNED BARBIE HAS A GIRLFRIEND”. The tweet, which has been retweeted almost 15,000 times […]

Steve January 12, 2021

What’s in a word? The challenges of “transgender”. Thanks to media coverage like the New York Times’ Transgender Today series, celebrities like Laverne Cox and television shows like Transparent, most people are becoming increasingly familiar with transgender culture. Of course, trans-ing gender roles has occurred for centuries. And with help from collaborators from around the […]