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…

Pulse Nightclub Shooter Intended To Attack Disney World

(Photo: Omar Mateen) Prosecutors revealed on Wednesday that Omar Mateen intended to attack Disney World, but decided against it after being spooked by nearby police officers, reports NBC News. Prosecutors revealed the details during their closing arguments in the trial of Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Salman, 31, is accused…

China Says 没有 To “Call Me By Your Name”

(Photo: Call Me By Your Name) The Beijing International Film Festival pulled Academy Award-winning gay romance Call Me By Your Name from its program, the movie’s distributor said this week The move reflects China’s checkered relationship with LGBTQ themes in the creative arts, reports NBC News. The film, which won an Oscar earlier this month…

VARIETY: Gay Senior Citizen Comedy “Silver Foxes” In Development From “Golden Girls” Team

Super Deluxe is teaming with writers and producers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg to develop the comedy series Silver Foxes, reports Variety exclusively. The half-hour, single-camera series is about two older gay men and one twink (their buddy’s young lover) that rescue a friend who’s been forced-back-in-the-closet at his homophobic assisted living facility. The producers hosted a table…