SHOCKER: GOP Conservatives In A Tizzy Over LGBT Protections in Mexico Canada Trade Deal

(Photo: Rep. Doug Lamborn) Conservative lawmakers in the House are in a tizzy over protections in the new North American trade pact for LGBTQ people and they are urging President Donald Trump to rescind them, reports POLITICO. They are wringing their hands in anguish over the fact that the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement contains requirements that workers…

Kyrsten Sinema: First BI Member Of Senate

(Photo: Kirsten Sinema) Nearly one week after Election Day, Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was declared the apparent winner of Arizona’s nail-biter of a Senate race, reports NBC News. In addition to a win for the Democrats, Sinema’s hard-fought victory also adds to the spoils of the so-called rainbow wave that ushered in a record number of LGBTQ…

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…

Record Number Of LGBT Candidates Running For Office In 2018

(Photo: Alexandra Chandler, a Democrat transgender woman and former military intelligence officer running for Congress in Massachusetts.) A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office, reports Reuters. The Victory Institute said gay and trans people were still under-represented in political life, but it was aware of…

Trump’s America: Maine Gov VETOES Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth

(Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage) The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has strongly condemned Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage’s veto of legislation that would have protected LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and discredited practice of “conversion therapy.” LePage becomes the first governor in the nation to veto such critically important protections. “Governor LePage’s shameful…

It’s Official. ROSEANNE Spin-Off (Without Roseanne) Coming Soon!

(Sara Gilbert and John Goodman in season 10 of Roseanne. Photo: ABC/Adam Rose) After canceling the comedy following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, the Disney-owned network has found a way to move forward with the original cast, creators and likely crew as The Conners, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Weeks after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne, ABC…

HEARTBREAKING Ceremony For Murdered Teen At South El Monte High

(Photo: Jeremy Sanchez) South El Monte High students gathered during their lunch hour Friday to share stories of Jeremy Sanchez, the student-athlete who police say was fatally stabbed by a 16-year-old boy, reports Los Angeles Daily News. “The whole campus was just still,” said South El Monte High School Principal Amy Avina. Sanchez was a 17-year-old…

OUTSPORTS: Gay High School Couple’s Prom Adventure

(Photo: Hunter Sigmund (L),  Jake Bain) For seniors Jake Bain and Hunter Sigmund, it was their final high school dance together. And the two gay St. Louis athletes made the most of it this weekend, reports Outsports. “Prom this year was amazing,” Sigmund, a swimmer and water polo player told Outsports. “It was my fourth school…

Sorry (Not Sorry) Hannity – Rachel Maddow Is Now The MOST-WATCHED Cable News Host On Television

(Photo: Rachel Maddow) MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show — hosted by an out and proud lesbian — has bested Fox News’ marquee program, Hannity. Rachel Maddow is now the most-watched cable news host on television, reports The Advocate. Maddow’s eponymous show reached 3.058 million viewers last month; its best performance ever. That was about 58,000 more people…

Senators Question Grindr Over Sharing HIV Status Of Its Users

Two Democratic senators – Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut – sent letters to the gay dating app Grindr today, asking for detailed information about how they handle sensitive user data. Letters also went to Apptimize and Localytics, the two analytics companies that Grindr sent its users’ HIV status data…

“United We Pride” World’s Largest Free-Flying Rainbow Flag To Be Unveiled In Los Angeles For Venice Pride

Venice Pride has announced that in commemoration of the first anniversary of rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker‘s passing—it has commissioned what will become the world’s largest free-flying rainbow flag when unfurled at a June 1 ceremony in Los Angeles made possible by Aids Healthcare Foundation. Long-known for its bohemian spirit, and of late its rainbow-painted lifeguard…