The Talk

Can Be Soulless “People [in Hollywood] may not always be as genuine as they should be. I come from New Orleans. It’s a city based on realness. It’s just a feeling and people lack that somewhat in Hollywood. It can be soulless, you know?” —Star’s Amiyah Scott, one of the first openly trans actors to…

The Transaction

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Transgender Icons Honored The statues of these pioneering trans women of color will be the first in the United States to honor  transgender people. BY VICTOR MELAMED The riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 in New York were a turning point for LGBTQ rights, however for transgender activists Marsha…

Chris Evans Blasts “STRAIGHT Pride”

Chris Evans blasted a small group of men who are planning to hold a “Straight Pride” parade, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The Marvel star sent a strong message (via social media) that those individuals seeking a permit for the parade in his hometown of Boston were “homophobic” and had issues of their own with which…

San Francisco’s 18th Annual Three-Day Arts Festival Of Transgender And Queer Performance

The FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL (Sean Dorsey, artistic director; Fresh Meat Productions, producer) has announced its 2019 artist line-up for the 18th annual multi-disciplinary arts festival of transgender and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, comedy and live music. The wildly popular three-day festival performs June 20-22 only at Z Space (450 Florida Street, between 17th Street and Mariposa). Featuring edgy, exquisite and extraordinary performances…

YouTube Blocks Anti-Gay Discriminatory Content, A Day After It Refuses To Do So

(Photo: Carlos Maza) YouTube announced Wednesday that it will prohibit videos that promote discrimination or segregation based on things like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status., reports BuzzFeed. The announcement comes just a day after the video platform was criticized for how it handles anti-gay content. Thousands of channels are expected to be affected by…

AIDS/LifeCycle Brings Back Finish Line to West Hollywood During LA Pride on June 8

The finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle—the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser—will be returning to West Hollywood at Fairfax High School on Saturday, June 8, during the same weekend as LA Pride. Crossing the finish line marks the tremendous accomplishments of thousands of cyclists, supported by hundreds of volunteer “roadies,” who complete their 7-day, 545-mile journey from San…

Republican Lawmaker: Killing Gays? HILARIOUS!

(Photo: Mike Hill) Florida Republican State Rep. Mike Hill, a lawmaker whose bills are so absurdly stupid they can’t even pass in Florida, spent the weekend in the fetal position dodging the consequences of his own bigotry, reports Miami New Times. Friday, the Pensacola News Journal released audio of Hill laughing in response to a constituent’s suggestion that…

Madonna To Perform At NYC Pride. WATCH!

After months of speculation that Madonna would be performing on Pride Island at WorldPride in New York City, the iconic diva confirmed the rumors on NBC’s Today show Monday morning. reports NBC News. “I hear you,” she said, wrapped in a rainbow towel and donning a straw beach hat that read “Brave.” “I’ll be on Pride Island…

Biden: End Transgender Violence By Ending Trump Administration

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden on Saturday accused President Donald Trump’s administration of endangering the LGBTQ community by failing to defend LGBTQ individuals’ rights and safety, reports CNN. In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign on the first day of Pride Month, Biden described the difficulties still faced by many…

Elton John Slams Russian Censorship Of “Rocketman” Sex Scenes

(Photo: Taron Egerton in Rocketman) Elton John has hit out at Russian film distributors for editing out gay sex scenes from his biopic Rocketman, adding that it was a “sad reflection of the divided world we still live in,”  reports CNN. The local film distributor, Central Partnership company, cut the scenes to “comply with Russian legislation,” it told state…

“We Are Everywhere” Book Launch, With Ashlee Marie Preston, At The Beverly Center

Join Bloomingdale’s and ONE Archives Foundation for a special evening celebrating  the launch of WE ARE EVERYWHERE, an essential and empowering book  from Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, the creators and curators of  the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history.   Award-winning media personality, producer  and civil rights activist Ashlee Marie Preston will moderate the conversation.  The first trans woman to become editor-in-chief of a…

A FIRST: Two Transgender Icons To Get Statues In The US

(Photo: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera) The riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 in New York were a turning point for LGBTQ rights, however for transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, the days-long uprising was just a mile marker in a lifelong fight for justice, reports CNN. Their lifelong commitment…

Here We Go Again! Conservatives OUTRAGED Over Shampoo Ad. WATCH!

A conservative Christian organization is outraged by an “offensive” shampoo ad that featured lesbians and has launched a campaign against the company, reports LGBTQ Nation. One Million Moms (OMM), an initiative of the America Family Association, are frequently outraged that LGBTQ people exist and that artists, media corporations, and advertisers choose to acknowledge that fact…

“Hello, White Ladies!” Wanda Sykes Fills In For Ellen. WATCH!

Wanda Sykes filled in for Ellen yesterday, and she opened the show with a friendly “Hello, white ladies,” reports LGBTQ Nation. Sykes is an actress and comedian, known for her stand-up and her roles in Blackish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. She’s also a lesbian and is married to a woman. In her…