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,…

Olympic Diver Robert Páez Comes OUT In Moving Op-Ed

(Photo: Robert Páez) Robert Páez, 23, a professional diver from Venezuela, who represented his country in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, has just come out publicly in a moving op-ed on Outsports. Here’s an excerpt: “I’ve been in sports since I was 7 years old. Growing up in Venezuela, I knew from a very young age that…

BuzzFeed: Straight Acceptance Versus QUEER Difference

(Photo: “Love,Simon”) This year we’ve seen a number of mainstream stories focusing on straight people’s relationship to queerness — which insist that queer people are “normal” and “just like you!”— rather than queer people’s relationship to their own identities, writes BuzzFeed contributor John Sherman. “‘Gays are just like everyone else’ has been the rallying cry of a…

Hollywood: Creators Summit To Increase LGBTQ Storytelling

(Photo: Lee Daniels) CAA and GLAAD are teaming to launch the Creators Summit, a daylong function aiming to increase authentic, inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community in entertainment, reports Deadline Hollywood. The event, which will take place April 7,  features panels and presentations to offer insight and resources on how to better support the visibility of…