Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Proposed Transgender Military Ban

(Photo: U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis) Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump’s administration, reports CBS Los Angeles. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday in Baltimore, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that transgender service members have “demonstrated…

BREAKING: Jeffrey Tambour Leaves “Transparent” Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jeffrey Tambor, who played Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s “Transparent,” has exited the series amid sexual harassment allegations against the actor, reports Variety. “Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” the Emmy-winning actor said in a statement to Variety. “What has become clear over the past…

Breaking: Turkey Bans All LGBT Events

Turkey has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in its capital city, Ankara, reports The Independent. The ban has been imposed to protect “public security”, the Ankara governor’s office said. The restrictions came into effect on Saturday and will last for an “indefinite” period, applying to all LGBTI film screenings, theatres, panels and…

Activist Mother Flawless Sabrina, 78, Passes Away

The drag community lost a trailblazer with the passing of Mother Flawless Sabrina Friday night, reports Dan Avery at NewNowNext.  Born Jack Doroshow in Philadelphia in 1939, she helped transform drag from an amusement for straight people into an art form that celebrated queer identity. Doroshow first tried on women’s clothing as an 8-year-old, and by…

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s A Giant Penis!

Navy officials have confirmed that a giant penis that appeared in the sky over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday was indeed drawn by its pilots, reports Buzzfeed. Many local residents spotted the phallic skywriting, and some posted pictures of it on social media. “The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act,” Lt.…

Lawsuit Filed Against Police Over Undercover Gay Sex Stings

(Photo: Bruce Nickerson) Attorney Bruce Nickerson has filed a federal lawsuit against the San Jose Police Department over undercover lewd-conduct stings that targeted gay men, more than a year after a judge threw out six related cases and deemed the “decoy” operations unconstitutional, reports The Mercury News. While the complaint filed last week in federal court seeks…

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Official Trailer. WATCH!

  The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story examines the 1997 murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace at the hands of Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss). Cunanan killed four people prior to Versace and then committed suicide eight days after killing Versace. Here is the OFFICIAL TRAILER.  The next installment of FX’s award-winning original…

Breaking: Australia Votes YES On Gay Marriage

Australians have voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves the way for Parliament to legally recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples, reports The New York Times. Of 12.7 million Australians who voted in the survey, 61.6 percent voted yes and 38.4 percent voted no, officials…

George Takei Apologizes For Comments On Howard Stern Show

(Photo: George Takei) Actor and LGBT activist George Takei apologized on Monday for a conversation with Howard Stern that mocked sexual assault. The back-and-forth with Stern, reports Towleroad, was brought to light following sexual assault allegations against Takei made by a former male model who said the Star Trek actor groped him in 1981. Take posted…