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Female rowing club’s nude calendar censored by Facebook while men’s calendar remains on site

Photo: Warwick University Mens Rowing Team

England’s Warwick University men’s rowing team have been stripping off since 2009 to raise money for an anti-homophobia charity. The result is the annual calendar the team produce benefits Sport Allies, an organization that aims to combat homophobia and transphobia through the power of sports. The calendar is actively promoted on social media without a problem. [...]

‘Where the Bears Are’ season 3 premieres Aug. 11 (VIDEO)

Where the Bears Are

LOS ANGELES – it’s The Golden Girls meets Murder, She Wrote with big, gay, hairy men! (aka “Bears”) The award-winning web series is back and better than ever having launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign! From the creative team of Rick Copp (The Brady Bunch Movie) Joe Dietl (The Thin Pink Line) and Ben Zook [...]

Bangkok HIV Foundation launches new social campaign to support gay men with HIV in Thailand

The HIV Foundation

BANGKOK – A voluntary organization working with people living with HIV is embarking on a new online campaign to help build supportive social environments and combat HIV discrimination against gay, transgender men and women in Thailand, reports GayAsia News.com. The HIV Foundation Thailand begins its new online campaign called “You are Not Alone” August 1 to [...]

‘Pink Lake’ International LGBT Festival to be held Aug. 28-31

Pink Lake

The seventh annual Pink Lake International LGBT Festival, will again be held on the beautiful Lake Wörthersee, Austria from Aug 28-31. At Lake Woerthersee summer starts earlier – and ends later – than much of Europe. The 17 kilometer long alpine Lake Woerthersee in the Austrian state of Carinthia lies in the region where Austria, Italy and [...]

HRC announces Mississippi state director

Rob Hill, a gay Methodist pastor, is the new director of the Human Rights Campaign in Mississippi. Hill, left, is pictured here with Waveland Mayor David Garcia on May 21, 2014, when the city passed a non-discrimination resolution supported by the HRC. (Photo: Human Rights Campaign)

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Rob Hill as state director of HRC Mississippi. Hill will lead the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Using the resources of HRC and collaborating with local organizations, Hill will work to change hearts and minds, advance enduring legal protections, [...]

President Obama awards 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

President Obama

Today, President Barack Obama presented the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients. The presentation took place in the White House East Room. First lady, Michelle Obama was also present. Quoting the late Maya Angelou the president began by saying,  “’A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because [...]

Scottish lesbian teen hits back at Westboro Baptist Church homophobic parody (VIDEO)

Rebecca Anderson

Recently, members of the Westboro Baptist Church recorded a homophobic “parody” of Panic! at the Disco’s 2006 single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies. Now, Scottish lesbian teen, Rebecca Anderson has staged her own response to Westboro by parodying their version of the song calling it ‘Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy.’ Announcing her video on [...]

HRC Arkansas unveils results of largest LGBT survey in state’s history

Arkansas

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Project One America released key findings from a recent survey chronicling the daunting challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Arkansans. The results show LGBT people are contributing members at home, the workplace, in school and within their faith communities. However, LGBT Arkansans enjoy no legal protections [...]

Fourth Circuit Court rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled today that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The Huffington Post reported the 2-1 ruling upheld a previous decision issued earlier this year by a Virginia district court, which struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages. In the ruling, Judge Henry Floyd argued that [...]

Leaders of Gay-Straight Alliance youth movement to unite in Minneapolis for ninth annual national gathering

GSA National Gathering

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) will hold its ninth annual national gathering from July 31-Aug. 3 in Minneapolis, bringing together youth and adult ally GSA leaders from across the country for four days of workshops, trainings and plenaries focused on strengthening the national GSA movement. Gay-Straight Alliance clubs are student-led groups that work to transform their [...]

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