Dustin Lance Black hits back at alma mater for disinviting him as speaker

Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black has hit back at his alma mater, Pasadena City College (PCC), after being disinvited to be commencement speaker. Out reported that Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk and a prominent activist who helped fight and overturn Prop. 8 in California,was disinvited after Board President Anthony Fellow intervened, citing intimate photographs of Black [...]

Bangladesh ‘surreptitiously’ holds its first Gay Pride rally

Bangladesh

DHAKA — Using the Bangladesh’s New Year festivities, LGBT community members marched wearing the colors of the rainbow as an act of defiance and an appeal for the Muslim-majority country to change its law that considers same-sex relations as “unnatural” and a crime, reports GayAsiaNews.com. “Whether you are pro or anti LGBT, you cannot help [...]

South Carolina town fires veteran openly gay police chief

Chief Crystal Moore

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is calling for the reinstatement of the Latta, SC police chief, who is openly gay.  According to news reports, Chief Crystal Moore was fired by Mayor Earl Bullard after he reprimanded her seven times in one day.  Chief Moore says the reprimands received on Tuesday were the first she has [...]

Judge overturns order to disclose documents detailing publication of Regnerus’ junk science

Mark Regenerus

WASHINGTON – In a disappointing move, a Florida state court judge overturned an earlier ruling that the University of Central Florida (UCF) must turn over records related to the publication of a debunked 2012 study conducted by discredited anti-gay researcher Mark Regnerus that demonizes gay and lesbian parents. The ruling comes after UCF appealed a [...]

Betabrand discovers gay jeans (VIDEO)

Betabrand

SAN FRANCISCO,  —  Designer Steven B. Wheeler, a man with no formal training as a geneticist, today announced the discovery of Gay Jeans.  At last, definitive evidence that some denim really is just born that way. From the steps outside Betabrand headquarters, he addressed questions from the scientific and fashion communities: Q:  How do I [...]

Jamaican national avoids deportation by claiming he’s gay 12 years after murdering another teen

The Royal Courts of Justice, London

LONDON — In case that is sending shockwaves through the British legal system, a Jamaican national known only as ‘JR’ was spared deportation from England after a London Court of Appeals ruled that he was at risk of having his human rights abrogated should he be sent back to his home country, reports U.K.’s Daily [...]

US continues to monitor LGBT rights in India

India

Speaking before an audience at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Richard E. Hoagland, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs stated in a Press Trust of India report that appeared in Siasat.com, “We monitor the situation in India, where the Supreme Court overturned a landmark ruling [...]

Gay Sherlock Holmes fan fiction irks China’s media regulator

sherlock-watson

CHINA – China’s media regulator has recently cracked down on fan fiction which focuses on romantic relationships between fictional characters of the same sex and that includes the popular Sherlock and Watson which it views as pornography, reports GayAsiaNews.com. The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) has recently launched a new crackdown on online pornographic content in [...]

Gala 101

As we begin the season of sit down events put on to raise money for many worthy causes, I was struck by how many of these events I have attended over the years. Out of the hundreds of events that I have attended, I can count on one hand the ones that have been done [...]

Circle Circle dot dot presents first-ever acoustic musical production: ‘No Place Like Home!’

No Place Like Home

The extreme hardship of being young and homeless is something most of us may witness within our community, but will likely never experience first-hand or fully comprehend.  Homelessness is constantly referred to as one of our communities’ biggest social issues, but few can actually empathize with the issues of the population or have had the chance to [...]

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