California Assembly Passes Bill to Ban “Conversion Therapy”

(Photo: Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose), author of AB 2943) State Could Make History as First in the Nation to Protect Both Children and Adults from Abusive, Ineffective Efforts by Labeling Them ‘Consumer Fraud’ SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Legislation to ban efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, sometimes called “conversion therapy” or “reparative…

VICTORY! Chinese Twitter Reverses Gay Ban After LGBTQ Protest

Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, has reversed a ban on gay content after the LGBT community accused the company of unfairly grouping gay content with violence and pornography, reports Newsweek. On Friday, Weibo announced plans to remove violent, pornographic and gay videos and cartoons over the next three months, singling out a genre of manga that…

Bitter QUEENS: John Travolta, Tom Cruise Scientology Rivalry

(Photo: John Travolta) A former security guard for the Church of Scientology has revealed the behind-the-scenes rivalry between the church’s most high-profile members and how he was allegedly brutally punished for speaking to them, reports The Daily Mail. Working at its global headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, Brendan Tighe, 37, had an unrivaled view of ‘Scientology VIPs’…

Reza Aslan: Is The Trump Presidency A Religious CULT? Watch!

(Photo: Reza Aslan) Are fundamentalist Christians a dangerous religious cult? Possibly. The author and religious scholar Reza Aslan posits that President Donald Trump has much of his evangelical fan-base believing that he’s somehow been anointed by God to become President. Nevermind the Russian election scandal, his affairs with porn stars and unwarranted sexual acts towards…

Mobilize, Defend, Push Forward: Equality California’s Fair Share for EQUALITY

(Photo: Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur) Equality California held its fourth annual Fair Share for Equality event last week at the Paramount Studios lot. The program, with close to 400 attendees, included TED-style presentations from LGBTQ community leaders, as well as breakout discussions with legislators and advocates at local, state, and federal levels. Special guests…

“I Am Gay” Online PROTESTS In China After Censorship

Users of the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo started an online protest with the hashtag “I am gay” in response to a ban of “homosexual” content, reports Newsweek. About 170,000 Weibo members had used the hashtag by midday Saturday before they were apparently silenced, Agence France-Presse reported. The platform, which is similar to Twitter, said on…

MATT BOMER Plays A Trans Sex Worker In New Movie “Anything.” WATCH.

(Photo:  John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, “Anything”) Matt Bomer plays a trans sex worker in the Mark Ruffalo-produced indie drama Anything, reports Screen Crush. The first trailer for the film follows John Carroll Lynch as a widower whose life turns around when he meets his neighbor Freda (Bomer), a trans sex worker living in Los Angeles. The two pursue a romantic relationship,…