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…

Better Late Than Never: NYPD Apologizes For Stonewall Raid

Fifty years after the historic Stonewall riots, the New York Police Department apologized to the LGBT community for its role in the violence, reports CNN. “The actions taken by the NYPD [at Stonewall] were wrong, plain and simple,” police commissioner James O’Neill said Thursday during a Pride Month safety briefing.   He called the frequent…

The City

ORANGE COUNTY “STAND UP STAND OUT” AT OC PRIDE OC Pride 2019 will be held on  Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Downtown Santa Ana with an expected attendance of over 25,000.  The theme this year is  “Stand Up Stand Out.”   Dance legend Kristine W, ranked #3  in Billboard’s “Top Dance Artists of the Decade,”…

The Transaction

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Transgender Icons Honored The statues of these pioneering trans women of color will be the first in the United States to honor  transgender people. BY VICTOR MELAMED The riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 in New York were a turning point for LGBTQ rights, however for transgender activists Marsha…

Chris Evans Blasts “STRAIGHT Pride”

Chris Evans blasted a small group of men who are planning to hold a “Straight Pride” parade, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The Marvel star sent a strong message (via social media) that those individuals seeking a permit for the parade in his hometown of Boston were “homophobic” and had issues of their own with which…

San Francisco’s 18th Annual Three-Day Arts Festival Of Transgender And Queer Performance

The FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL (Sean Dorsey, artistic director; Fresh Meat Productions, producer) has announced its 2019 artist line-up for the 18th annual multi-disciplinary arts festival of transgender and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, comedy and live music. The wildly popular three-day festival performs June 20-22 only at Z Space (450 Florida Street, between 17th Street and Mariposa). Featuring edgy, exquisite and extraordinary performances…

YouTube Blocks Anti-Gay Discriminatory Content, A Day After It Refuses To Do So

(Photo: Carlos Maza) YouTube announced Wednesday that it will prohibit videos that promote discrimination or segregation based on things like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status., reports BuzzFeed. The announcement comes just a day after the video platform was criticized for how it handles anti-gay content. Thousands of channels are expected to be affected by…

AIDS/LifeCycle Brings Back Finish Line to West Hollywood During LA Pride on June 8

The finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle—the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser—will be returning to West Hollywood at Fairfax High School on Saturday, June 8, during the same weekend as LA Pride. Crossing the finish line marks the tremendous accomplishments of thousands of cyclists, supported by hundreds of volunteer “roadies,” who complete their 7-day, 545-mile journey from San…

Republican Lawmaker: Killing Gays? HILARIOUS!

(Photo: Mike Hill) Florida Republican State Rep. Mike Hill, a lawmaker whose bills are so absurdly stupid they can’t even pass in Florida, spent the weekend in the fetal position dodging the consequences of his own bigotry, reports Miami New Times. Friday, the Pensacola News Journal released audio of Hill laughing in response to a constituent’s suggestion that…