Tokyo bans LGBTQ discrimination

Tokyo passed a law last week that prohibits “the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, citizens, and enterprises” from “unduly discriminat[ing] on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation,” reports  Jurist. The law was passed in light of Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. After Russia passed anti-LGBT legislation before hosting the Olympics in 2014, the International Olympic Committee added…

Shirtless Firefighters Calendar To Benefit Animal Charities. PHOTOS.

Bless these firefighters!  The 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendars have just been revealed. A publishing staple since 1993, the calendar features members of the Australia’s Urban, Rural, Aviation, Armed Forces and Corporate fire-fighting services, reports Gay Star News. Proceeds from the calendars go to a range of causes, all benefiting animal charities. SEE THE HOT PHOTOS HERE:…

St. James Infirmary To Move To Its NEW Location At San Franciso Community Health

St. James Infirmary will relocate its offices to San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC) by the beginning of November 2018.  This move for St. James Infirmary into the historic 726/730 Polk Street building marks a new era in providing health care services for sex workers and their families in San Francisco. Upon relocation, St. James Infirmary (SJI), a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families, will operate all programs and services from its new location at 726/730 Polk Street. “We are excited to be able to offer space to St. James Infirmary. Our missions are closely aligned and we share a deep commitment to some of the most marginalized and vulnerable in our community and to provide primary medical and behavioral health care that is grounded in social justice,” said Lance Toma, SFCHC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Having more services under one roof alongside Project Open Hand and Shanti Project will be vital to the health and well-being of everyone we collectively serve.” For more information please visit https://stjamesinfirmary.org.

BREAKING: Taylor Swift Makes Big LGBTQ Announcement

(Photo: Taylor Smith) Pop superstar Taylor Swift is finally making her political views known, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The singer — who has been reluctant to speak about politics despite intense pressure to do so — posted a lengthy message on Instagram on Sunday saying she was voting for Phil Bredesen, a Democrat running for U.S.…

22 Trans People Have Been Murdered In 2018. MARCH WITH US!

(Photo: Ciara Minaj Carter) Ciara Minaj Carter, 32; a Black transgender woman was found murdered this month. Ms. Carter, originally from Minnesota, was living in the Garfield Park area of Chicago. Her naked body was found with multiple stab wounds and her genitalia had been severed from her body.   Neighbors reported hearing an argument coming from…

E! News Salutes Grey’s Anatomy’s HOT Shirtless Doctors

(Photo: Alex Landi as Dr. Nico Kim) Grey’s Anatomy has no shortage of hot docs, and another one joined the ranks in season 15. Alex Landi made his debut as Dr. Nico Kim, the show’s first openly gay male surgeon character, in the season 15 premiere, reports E! News. From McDreamy and McSteamy to DeLuca…

Los Angeles LGBT Center on Trump Administration’s Denial of Visas: Needlessly Cruel and Bigoted

(Photo: Darrel Cummings) In response to the Trump Administration’s denial of visas to unmarried partners of LGBT foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement: “The recent revelation that the Trump Administration is denying visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and…

U.S. To Partners Of U.N. LGBTQ Staff: Get Married, Or Get Out!

The State Department on Monday began imposing a new policy that restricts visas for the same-sex partners of staff of U.S.-based international organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, reports NBC News. The policy, announced earlier this year, ends a policy spearheaded by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

The City

Sparro (L), Lennox YUCCA VALLEY SINGER SAM SPARRO, DJ ZION LENNOX GET HITCHED Australian singer-songwriter Sam Sparro best known for his 2008 single Black and Gold, married partner Zion Lennox last month in a California desert ceremony, reports NewNowNext. Lennox, a DJ, shared an photo on Instagram writing, “So excited to be marrying the love…

The Transaction

Karl Cruz It’s About Time  A high school in California elects its first trans homecoming queen. A school district in Chula Vista, California has named its first ever transgender homecoming queen, reported NewNowNext. Sweetwater Union High School students voted for Karl Cruz, 18, to wear the crown, and then roared with applause when her name was…

SNL: Matt Damon As Brett Kavanaugh – Cold Open. VIDEO.

The season premiere of Saturday Night Live opened with a scorching parody of Brett Kavanaugh’s fiery testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday — with Matt Damon playing President Donald Trump‘s embattled Supreme Court nominee, 53, reports People. Damon’s Kavanaugh talks about the “con job” orchestrated by people like the Clintons, Kathy Griffin and “Mr. Ronan…