INTO, Grindr’s LGBTQ Online News Site, Shut Down

INTO, the online LGBTQ magazine owned and operated by gay dating app Grindr, terminated on Tuesday its editorial staff, effectively ending the digital outlet’s 17-month run, reports NBC News. “The company will be refocusing its efforts on video and as such, the editorial and social teams were let go this morning,” a joint statement from…

New York Set To BAN Gay Conversion Therapy

The New York State Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from practicing gay conversion therapy on minors, reports Huffington Post.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is expected to sign the bill this week, which would make New York the 15th state in addition to Washington, D.C., in the U.S. to…

Anti-Trans, Anti-Gay Pastor OUSTED From California Church

This past Saturday, Justin Hoke, the pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, Calif., announced that he had been ousted from his position, amid protest over a billboard the church had erected stating that: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.” Hoke wrote on…

Civil Rights Groups Demand Thorough Investigation Into Death Of 2nd Black Man’s Death At Ed Buck’s WeHo Home

Yesterday, 50 LGBTQ and allied organizations – including the National Black Justice Coalition, National LGBTQ Task Force, American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Southern California – released a statement to demand a thorough investigation by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office of the second death of a black man at the West…

Gay Rapper Kevin Fret, 24, Shot Dead. RIP.

The rapper and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community Kevin Fret has been shot dead in Puerto Rico, aged 24, reports BBC.  The musician, described as Latin Trap music’s first openly gay artist, was killed in the capital San Juan on Thursday, police said. Fret was shot eight times while riding a motorbike in the…

SHADE: X-Men’s First Ever Drag Queen Superhero

Gay Marvel comic book writer Sina Grace made waves in 2015 by re-introducing the frosty X-Man, Iceman, as a gay character. And now Grace has broken new ground by introducing what could be the series’ first-ever drag queen superhero: a fan-wielding Glamazon named Shade, reports Queerty. Advocate.com reports that Shade made her X-Men debut last month when she…