Sexual abuse charges against Terry Bean dismissed

Terry Bean

Child sexual abuse charges were dismissed Tuesday against prominent gay rights activist and Democratic Party fundraiser Terry Bean. Lane County Circuit Judge Jay McAlpin dismissed the case without prejudice, meaning that prosecutors could refile charges in the future if the alleged victim, a 17-year-old boy, was willing to testify for the state at a trial. […]

‘The Horrible History of Ex-Gay Cures’ by Matt Baume (VIDEO)

Matt Baume-anti-gay therapy

Watch Matt Baume as he explores the sordid history of pseudoscientific efforts to cure homosexuality through “conversion therapy.” Baume takes us on a disturbing tour of the last hundred years of insane ex-gay cures, some of which are still being practiced by quacks to this day.

Protesters tell anti-gay Kentucky clerk ‘Do Your Job!’ (VIDEO)

Rowan County

The video above shows the scene inside the Rowan County courthouse this morning. The footage shot by Lisa Williams shows angry demonstrators demanding that County Clerk Kim Davis do her job. This is after Davis once again defied the order of Kentucky’s governor and federal courts — including the Supreme Court — and refused to […]

Bisexuality and beyond: A TEDx talk by Tania Israel (VIDEO)

Tania Israel

In this TED Talk on bisexuality, Dr. Tania Israel uses humor, research, and her personal story to correct misconceptions about bisexuality. She goes on to challenge notions of binary gender and introduce novel ways of thinking about gender and sexual orientation. This talk may change the way you think about yourself and others. “Bisexuality and […]

Kentucky clerk still refusing to issue marriage licenses despite Supreme Court ruling

Kim Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is still refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court against the clerk. The clerk cited “God’s authority” as her reason for continuing to defy the law. Shortly after 8 A.M., Davis’ office refused licenses to the first two couples to enter the courthouse following yesterday’s […]

Supreme Court declines emergency stay request from anti-LGBT Rowan County clerk

Kim Davis

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a petition from Kentucky’s Rowan County clerk Kim Davis for an emergency stay on a court order requiring her to immediately start issuing marriage licenses to all eligible applicants, including same-sex couples. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) welcomed the news as affirmation that personal religious opinions of public officials […]

Russia cancels LGBT film festival

Blue is the Warmest Color

Russia’s long running avant-garde film festival, Moscow Premiere, a champion of Russian LGBT and anti-fascist cinema, was cancelled last week and replaced by a “positive, youth-orientated” alternative, reports Dazed. The new festival is being run by Yevgeny Gerasimov, a high-ranking member of Putin’s Kremlin. The organizer of Moscow Premiere said that there was no way he could work with Gerasimov. […]

Another British pro-rugby player comes out

Sam Stanley

Following in the footsteps of Keegan Hirst, Sam Stanley has become the second British pro rugby player to reveal publicly that he is gay. Stanley, 23, has represented England at five tournaments and is the brother of Samoan international Michael Stanley. Stanley said he has kept his five-year relationship with partner Laurence a secret. “I […]

Steve Garvey to greet fans at free prostate cancer screening event at Sept. 3 Padres game

Steve Garvey

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Padres legend and prostate cancer survivor Steve Garvey will greet fans at a free prostate cancer screening event hosted by Scripps Health and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (ERFFTC) at the Padres game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park on Sept. 3. The screenings will be open […]

‘Downton Abbey’ final season trailer released (VIDEO)

Downton Abbey

The producers of the British period drama, Downton Abbey have released the trailer for the final season of the show. “We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans,” director Gareth […]

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