New Reports Of Brutal Anti-Gay Purge In Chechnya

There has been a new round of detentions of people suspected to be gay in Chcchnya, activists told the Associated Press Friday, reports the Advocate. A crackdown has been going on for the past two years in which more than 100 LGBTQ people, especially gay and bisexual men, have been arrested and put in what amounts to concentration camps,…

BRITNEY Cancels Las Vegas Residency!

Noted pop diva Britney Spears has rocked the entertainment industry with an shocking announcement via Instagram: she will cancel her Las Vegas residency, reports Queerty. Citing issues with her father’s health, Spears said ticket holders can apply for refunds via her website. “I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so…

Justice For Jonathan

Unarmed man killed by Walgreens security guard in Hollywood. Attorney: “He was harassed because he was gay and he was shot because he was black.” BY VICTOR MELAMED A 21-year-old man who was fatally shot by a security guard at a Hollywood Walgreens store was not shoplifting, but was targeted because he was black and gay,…

For Your Consideration: A TRANS James Bond

(Photo: Ian Harvie) With Daniel Craig’s tenure as the famed superspy coming to a close, actor Dominic West floated the idea of “a transgender Bond” in a Sunday Times interview this week, saying that it “would be cool,” reports The Daily Beast. That suggestion inspired the usual round of outrage, with cries of political correctness gone too…

The Shampoo Ad That Will Leave You In Tears

Pantene Phillippines recognized Transgender Awareness Week with an affirming message in a beautiful ad, reports LGBTQ Nation. The commercial tells the story of Kevin Balot, the first transgender woman to be an “ambassador” for Pantene Philippines. She talks about “feeling the world is against” her when she was younger, as a young Kevin Balot looks…

SHOCKER: GOP Conservatives In A Tizzy Over LGBT Protections in Mexico Canada Trade Deal

(Photo: Rep. Doug Lamborn) Conservative lawmakers in the House are in a tizzy over protections in the new North American trade pact for LGBTQ people and they are urging President Donald Trump to rescind them, reports POLITICO. They are wringing their hands in anguish over the fact that the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement contains requirements that workers…

Kyrsten Sinema: First BI Member Of Senate

(Photo: Kirsten Sinema) Nearly one week after Election Day, Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was declared the apparent winner of Arizona’s nail-biter of a Senate race, reports NBC News. In addition to a win for the Democrats, Sinema’s hard-fought victory also adds to the spoils of the so-called rainbow wave that ushered in a record number of LGBTQ…

U.S. To Partners Of U.N. LGBTQ Staff: Get Married, Or Get Out!

The State Department on Monday began imposing a new policy that restricts visas for the same-sex partners of staff of U.S.-based international organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, reports NBC News. The policy, announced earlier this year, ends a policy spearheaded by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

Record Number Of LGBT Candidates Running For Office In 2018

(Photo: Alexandra Chandler, a Democrat transgender woman and former military intelligence officer running for Congress in Massachusetts.) A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office, reports Reuters. The Victory Institute said gay and trans people were still under-represented in political life, but it was aware of…