Top LGBTQ Oscar Moments

(Photo: Daniela Vega) LGBTQ Nation reports on LGBTQ highlights at the Oscars: “A Fantastic Woman” wins Best Foreign Language Film A story about a transgender woman, the role of Marina is played by Daniela Vega, who is transgender herself. Daniela Vega became the first transgender person to present an Oscar Vega presented the award for Best Original Song.…

Karamo Brown On “Over-Sexualization” In The Gay Community

Karamo Brown from the Queer Eye reboot chatted with Gay Times recently about everything that’s wrong with the gay community, starting with dating apps, reports Queerty. “I think they’re the worst,” Brown says. “I think they’re horrible. I do not own an app and never have. I think dating apps are keeping us apart.” Not just that, he says, but…

Paradise, Legendary Gay Piano Bar in Long Beach, Closing

After 30 years, Long Beach’s iconic Paradise Bar and Restaurant will close in April. According to LongBeachize, the neighborhood gay bar was purchased by the owners of Black, a quiet LA bar not far from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, reports Eater Los Angeles. Paradise Bar is Long Beach’s oldest gay piano bar and has maintained…

Speak Truth To Power

The Trump administration wants to ban the word “transgender,” among others. The Los Angeles LGBT Center responds. In response to the Trump Administration’s mandate to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) to not use the words: diversity, entitlement, evidence-based, fetus, science-based, transgender, and vulnerable, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s effort to…

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,…