Call Me By The Wrong Name

(Photo: Scene from Call Me By Your Name) Sony Pictures UK has come under fire for ‘straight washing’ Call Me By Your Name, reports Attitude. Call Me By Your Name tells the story of Elio Perlman’s (Timothée Chalamet) relationship with Oliver (Armie Hammer), an older academic, as they develop a passionate romance. Several Twitter users, reports Attitude, accused…

Heather Unruh: Kevin Spacey Sexually Assaulted My Son

  (Photo: Heather Unruh) Former television news anchor Heather Unruh accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting her teenage son last year on Nantucket, recounting the alleged attack during an emotional news conference Wednesday that included a vivid description of the encounter, reports The Boston Globe. Unruh revealed that Spacey purchased alcohol for her then 18…

Historic Transgender Victories In Yesterday’s Elections

(Photo: Danica Roem) On Tuesday, Danica Roem defeated incumbent Bob Marshall to win a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. The 33-year-old Democrat, who is transgender, easily defeated the 73-year-old Republican, who is perhaps the most anti-LGBTQ politician in America, reports Slate.  Marshall has held the seat since 1992 and won reelection in 2015…

Homophobic Father Kills 14-Year-Old Gay Son

(Photo: Giovanni Melton) A 14-year-old boy was killed by his own father Thursday, and people close to the victim say that the man shot the boy out of homophobia, reports LGBTQ Nation at www.lgbtqnation.com. Giovanni Melton was a student at Coronado High School in a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada. Friends described him as selfless and charismatic.…

The Advocate: Sexual Harassment Exists Even in Lesbian Spaces

Illuminating commentary in The Advocate by Chanelle Tyson. Here’s a quote: “… I’ll never forget going out for my 24th birthday to a now-defunct lesbian night in West Hollywood and chuckling on the sidelines as one of my friends was repeatedly hit on by a lesbian we had dubbed “Draco Malfoy” (the resemblance was honestly uncanny). I…

Russia, Egypt Refusing To Sign The Olympic Charter Unless LGBT Protections Are Removed.

Russia and Egypt are fighting a resolution by the International Olympic Committee that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, reports NewNowNext at http://www.newnownext.com. Since 2015, Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter has condemned anti-LGBT bias, but representatives from the two countries have issued an ultimatum at…

Pride & Prejudice

Images of a romantic encounter between two male lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara has upset the country’s ‘moral police’ who has blamed gay men visiting the national park for ‘influencing’ the animals’ behavior, reports the Daily Mail at http://www.dailymail.co.uk. Dr Ezekiel Mutua, who is responsible for TV and film censorship in Kenya, has called for the two…

Queer Califas – LA Latinx Art

(Photo: Manuel “Sad Boy” Rodrigues, Red Cortez, 2016) A group exhibition featuring multi-generational LGBTQ Latinx artists. Queer Califas, includes formal paintings, drawings, photography, to experimental work, including soft sculpture, impromptu performance, all from the Queer Latinx perspective. The artists in this exhibition hail from diverse communities across the United States and beyond, calling California home.…

Palm Springs Gay Sex Sting Case Judge Accused Of Homophobic Comment

An Indio judge who upheld charges in the Warm Sands sex sting case six years ago despite strong evidence that Palm Springs police discriminated against gay men is now accused of making an alarmingly homophobic statement while being secretly recorded in another case, reports The Desert Sun at http://www.desertsun.com. Riverside County Superior Court Judge David B. Downing,…