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…

The City

MAXINE WATERS (D-CA 43) LOS ANGELES Male Actors Sexually Harassed In Hollywood In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, actors—both male and female—have been stepping forward to shed light on the often grotesque behavior encountered at the hands of powerful male Hollywood execs, reports queerty.com. Following in the footsteps of actresses like Asia Argento,…

Russian Pop Star Tortured, Killed In Chechnya Anti-Gay Roundup

(Photo:  Zelimkhan Bakaev) Sources are reporting that Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakaev was arrested, tortured, and murdered  by Chechen authorities “on suspicion of homosexuality,” reports Will Kohler  at http://www.back2stonewall.com. Bakaev’s Instagram account has mysteriously been deleted, but a small Twitter account in his name remains active, offering no recent updates. Earlier this week, Igor Kocketkovof the Russian LGBT Network made a statement to the…

Tajikistan Creates “Gay Registry” for “Operation Purge”

Tajikistan has created a list of LGBT people in a move which it called “Operation Purge,” reports Pink News at http://www.pinknews.co.uk. Officials have drawn up a register of 367 gay and lesbian people, who they have intimated will be forced to undergo testing to avoid “the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.” The list includes 319 gay men,…

Trump Just Headlined An Event Where Guests Were Warned Of “The Hazards Of Homosexuality”

People who attended the Value Voters Summit that President Trump addressed on Friday said they were greeted with anti-LGBT pamphlets that were reportedly distributed at the event, reports AOL.com. Pictures of the booklets allegedly handed out at the event appeared to feature insights from the book, “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality,” authored by the Mass Resistance, a…

Terry Crews: I Was Groped By A Hollywood Executive

Actor Terry Crews (White Chicks, Idiocracy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) has taken to Twitter to share a difficult story in an attempt to stand on the side of women who have experienced sexual assault by a powerful man and felt they had to stay quiet, reports www.lgbtqnation.com. Crews said the stories coming out about Harvey Weinstein sexually…

Celebrate “National Coming Out Day” with ELLEN on Hulu

In honor of National Coming Out Day – today – October 11 – you can watch every episode of Ellen DeGeneres old ABC sitcom, Ellen on Hulu for free, reports lgbtqnation.com. All five seasons of the comedy series – including the groundbreaking coming out episode “The Puppy Episode” will be available. The historic two-part episode…

Who Killed Marsha P. Johnson? (Video)

 Marsha P. Johnson was one of the icons of the gay rights movement in the 1960s, the self-described “street queen” of NY’s gay ghetto, and founded the Transvestites Action Revolutionaries with fellow luminary Sylvia Rivera. When Johnson’s body was found in the Hudson River in 1992, police called it a suicide and didn’t investigate. In…

The First Pro-Gay Movie Ever, Made In 1919 (Video)

In 1919 – half a century before Stonewall – the first known pro-gay film was produced, reports Alex Bollinger at lgbtqnation.com. Different from the Others (Anders als die Andern) is a German movie about a relationship between a master violinist and his student. The film was banned a year after it was released. Watch the film…