Trump Rolls Back Rules Protecting Transgender Inmates

In its latest attack on the rights of transgender people, the Trump administration on Friday rewrote federal guidelines for prisoners in a direct threat to the safety of transgender people in our nation’s prisons, reports The National Center for Transgender Equality. The Bureau of Prisons has rewritten its guidelines for prisons, jails, and wardens allowing for…

Anti-Gay Group THREATENS To Reinstate California’s Prop 8 To Stop Gay Marriage

California’s Prop 8, a 2008 neanderthal voter-supported ballot initiative that temporarily yet effectively ended marriage for same-sex couples will go into effect again some day soon, according to the anti-gay National Organization For Marriage (NOM), reports Raw Story. That claim was made Friday in a fundraising email by Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization For Marriage (NOM), an anti-gay…

School Allegedly Forced LGBTQ Student To Read Bible As PUNISHMENT

An Oregon school allegedly forced an LGBTQ student to read the Bible as punishment. There are also further discrimination allegations after LGBTQ students reported sexual harassment, reports Gay Star News. The Coos Bay World first reported the incidents and subsequent investigation in the North Bend School District. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) looked into…

SF Gay Bar Hi Tops Coming To WeHo

One of San Francisco’s friendly gay sports bars heads to LA this summer, as Hi Tops takes over the Bar 10 space on Santa Monica Boulevard, reports Eater Los Angeles. Bar 10 isn’t closing just yet. Instead, it’s eventually moving Downtown to participate in a collaboration with club promoter and coordinator of Pershing Square’s DTLA Proud…

Pink News: China BANNED From Broadcasting Eurovision After Censoring Same-Sex Dancing

(From Ireland’s Eurovision Entry “Together”) Chinese broadcaster Mango TV has  been barred from televising the Eurovision Song Contest, after censoring two performances during Tuesday’s semi-final, reports Pink News. Ireland took part in Tuesday’s Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Lisbon, where Irish entrant Ryan O’Shaughnessy took to the stage to perform the track “Together,” a moving ballad about a failed…

San Diego PRIDE Unveils New Website

San Diego Pride, in partnership with web design firm Jacob Tyler, has officially unveiled its revamped website aimed to better serve its mission of fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. Pride was once a one-day march and rally but has evolved into an organization…

HATE Crime Charges Filed Against Gay Pride Attackers

Photo: Suspects Accused Of Gay Pride Attack) The four young men accused of attacking a gay couple on South Beach face stiffer penalties after prosecutors charged them Thursday under Florida’s hate-crime enhancement law, reports Miami Herald. The group was charged with aggravated battery committed with prejudice, which means each could face up to 30 years…

ESTEVAN MONTEMAYOR Elected President of the Christopher Street West Board of Directors
, Effective Immediately.

(Photo: Estevan Montemayor) This week, the Board of Directors of Christopher Street West (CSW), the 501(c)3 non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade, unanimously elected Estevan Montemayor as the next CSW Board President, effective immediately. This leadership change comes on the heels of the recent announcement that Madonna Cacciatore will become the organization’s…

BACKLASH Over Ryan Murphy’s Upcoming #MeToo-Inspired Series

(Photo: Ryan Murphy) As revealed in a feature on multi-series creator Ryan Murphy (American Crime Story, Feud, American Horror Story, Glee) by The New Yorker, the producer has reportedly set his sights on a new Black Mirror-style series, which would be titled Consent and would focus on sexual predators who have been exposed by the #MeToo movement, reports TV…

Does ALEXA Know You’re Gay?

“Amazon knows that I asked my Echo for Call Me by Your Name showtimes the week it came out. It knows that I listen to a lot of Hayley Kiyoko and that one Demi Lovato song that’s supposed to be about Ruby Rose. It knows that I ask how old Jodie Foster is every few weeks…

You Go Girl: Lena Waithe Shows Her PRIDE On Red Carpet

(Photo: Lena Waithe) For a Met Gala theme centered around religion, Lena Waithe managed to inject the red carpet with a little bit of politics last night, reports Refinery29. The gay actress and writer lit up Twitter by wearing a rainbow cape by Carolina Herrera (now helmed by designer Wes Gordon). Of her colorful train (worn…

Gay Veteran Wins LANDSLIDE Mayoral Election In A Texas Border Town

(Photo: Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano) A small town near Texas’ border with Mexico just elected Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano, a gay veteran who once wore heels to a Veteran’s Day parade, as its next mayor, reports Raw Story. San Antonio’s Out in SA reported that Lozano won against Republican incumbent Robert Garza with more than 60 percent of…