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…

AMA: “No Medically Valid Reason” To EXCLUDE Transgender Troops

There is “no medically valid reason” to exclude transgender people from serving in the military, the nation’s largest medical organization told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday in a letter, reports Politico. The American Medical Association said the Pentagon’s recent evaluation of the requirements to accommodate transgender personnel “mischaracterized and rejected the wide body of peer-reviewed…

Evan Low’s AB 2943, Designating “Conversion Therapy” As Consumer Fraud, Moves One Step Forward

(Photo: Rick Zbur, Executive Director, Equality California) In a bipartisan vote of 8-2 today, the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee passed Assemblymember Evan Low’s AB 2943, which would would make clear that claiming to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity — sometimes called “conversion therapy” or “reparative therapy — is…

WEHOville: City Council Challenger Shows Off Sex Photos and Videos

(Photo: Eric Jon Schmidt) Eric Jon Schmidt, one of four challengers thus far in the March 2019 West Hollywood City Council, has promised to run an absolutely transparent campaign, reports WEHOville. That apparently includes his willingness to continue posting photos and videos of him having sex on a website called DudesNude.com and alerting WEHOville and…

The City

LOS ANGELES Supporting March For Our Lives  Tens of thousands of people gathered in Downtown Los Angeles for the March for Our Lives demonstration to call to action an end to gun violence. Among the thousands in attendance were members from the LGBT community who let their presence known with rainbow flags and sassy gay…

The Epidemic

DISRUPTING HIV The goal is to force the virus to be expressed so it is visible to the immune system. BY ORLY LYONNE New research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that an epigenetic mechanism that controls gene expression may draw HIV out of hiding and make it vulnerable to antiretroviral therapy (ART), reports…

The State

Consumer Fraud Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) has authored a bill that would brand so-called gay conversion therapy as fraud under the state’s consumer protection laws. A bill has been introduced in California which would see practitioners of debunked gay “cure” therapies prosecuted for fraud, reports Pink News. Performing gay cure therapy on minors is already is…

The Transaction

New Trans Troop Ban Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California: “No evidence a trans sniper is less accurate or a trans pilot is less effective.” BY ORLY LYONNE President Trump released an order last month banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from…