LA’s Langer’s Deli Responds To Anti-Gay Rumors

Norm Langer says he doesn’t have a problem with gay couples at his Los Angeles deli, but he does have a problem with customers — of any sexual orientation — making out in his dining room, reports The LA Times. Langer, whose father opened the legendary deli in the 1940s, spoke with The Times on…

BREAKING: Ecuador Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Ecuador’s highest court has ruled to recognize same-sex marriage, marking a watershed moment for LGBTQ rights in the Catholic-majority country, reports CNN. Judges on Quito’s constitutional court ruled five-to-four on Wednesday to overhaul the country’s laws, arguing that its current marriage legislation was discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should be allowed equal rights.…

Victory In AFRICA! Botswana Decriminalizes Gay Sex

(Photo: Justice Michael Leburu) Botswana’s High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa’s LGBTQ movements, reports CNN. The court in the southern African country unanimously ruled on Tuesday that the legislation was discriminatory, unconstitutional and against the public interest.   “A democratic society is one that…

Twitter DESTROYS Whacko Televangelist Over Anti-Gay Rant

Franklin Graham spent one of the biggest gay pride weekends attacking LGBT people, and now he’s getting totally destroyed on social media, reports  Raw Story. Praising the news that the U.S. State Dept. under President Donald Trump is now banning gay pride flags from flying at American embassies around the world, Graham took to Twitter…

Trump’s America: Rainbow Flags BANNED From Flying On Flagpoles — At All US Embassies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s State Department has banned the LGBT Pride flag from being flown from flagpoles outside all U.S. embassies, reports Raw Story. The Trump administration has quietly been waging war against the LGBTQ community, including just this week announcing it is axing federal funding of HIV treatment testing research. Under the Obama administration…

AIDS/LifeCycle: Thousands Of Cyclists To Cross Finish Line In Los Angeles Tomorrow During Pride

Beginning in Ventura and ending at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, more than 2,200 AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists and 650 volunteer “roadies” will cross the finish line on Saturday, June 8, to culminate their 7-day, 545-mile journey. This year’s participants, who departed from San Francisco on Sunday, raised more than $16.7 million—the highest fundraising amount in…

We Are Family

Transgender community members Gracie Cartier and Jacob Rostovsky on LGBTQ solidarity, the pros and cons of a separate Trans Pride celebration and living authentically. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM First off—please tell us a little about yourselves. Gracie:I am Gracie Cartier aka Madame Jeuge (My IG is @madamejeuge). I’m a 40 year…

LA Pride 2019

The festival takes place on Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 9. 2019. The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, June 7. The parade is on Sunday. June 9. For last minute notifications or changes visit: www.lapride.org. Paula Abdul FRIDAY, JUNE 7 FREE OPENING CEREMONY  West Hollywood Park, (San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica and…