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Rachel Slawson Hopes to be First Openly LGBTQ Miss USA

Rachel Slawson Hopes to be First Openly LGBTQ Miss USA

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 11, 2020

Rachel Slawson, an advocated for mental health and homeless issues, said she would like to be crowned the first openly LGBTQ Miss USA on November 9.

Jim Parsons Says Being Gay Made Him a Better Actor

Jim Parsons Says Being Gay Made Him a Better Actor

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 10, 2020

In a new interview, Jim Parsons contends that being gay has "helped me be a better actor."

Twitter Schools Andy Cohen on Forgiving Senator McCaskill

Twitter Schools Andy Cohen on Forgiving Senator McCaskill

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 6, 2020

Andy Cohen has received backlash on social media for defending Senator Claire McCaskill after she used an outdated and controversial term in an interview.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Accosted by Homophobic Slurs at Early Voting Site

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Accosted by Homophobic Slurs at Early Voting Site

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 6, 2020

The Mayor of Fort Lauderdale was accosted by homophobic slurs at an early voting site.

Trans Pride Flag Among Crop of New iOS Emojis

Trans Pride Flag Among Crop of New iOS Emojis

Nov 6, 2020

The latest update for your iPhone software — iOS 14.2 — is here and it comes with over 100 new emojis, including a transgender Pride flag emoji.

Single Gay Parenting Influencer Has Gone Viral With Humorous Posts

Single Gay Parenting Influencer Has Gone Viral With Humorous Posts

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 4, 2020

José Rolón, a single gay father and Instagram influencer, has gone viral for humorous posts about parenting.

SCOTUS to Hear Case on LGBTQ Rights Day After Election

SCOTUS to Hear Case on LGBTQ Rights Day After Election

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 2, 2020

The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning LGBTQ rights on Wednesday, the day after the election - the first major case to be heard by conservative appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

i-D has just released a new, brief but stark documentary on discrimination and increased violence against LGBTQ people in Poland.

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21, 2020

A new survey found that seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, the highest figure up to this point conducted by a major national polling organization.

TikTok Bans Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Conversion Therapy Content

TikTok Bans Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Conversion Therapy Content

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21, 2020

Today, TikTok announced in a statement that the social media platform will ban anti-LGBTQ content, including that which promotes conversion therapy.

Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme  Exist. Resist. Persist.

Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

Oct 21, 2020

Pride Week is November 6-8 in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Pride organization is encouraging the community to come together in solidarity under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

'X Factor' Winner Dalton Harris Comes Out as Pansexual

'X Factor' Winner Dalton Harris Comes Out as Pansexual

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

Dalton Harris, winner of the U.K.'s "The X Factor" Season 15 in 2008, appears to have come out as pansexual over the weekend.

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

2020 is the deadliest year on record for the transgender community.

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

South Australia has moved forward with a bill to revoke "gay panic" as a defense in court for perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

Gus Kenworthy Opens Up About Depression, Suicide in New Interview

Gus Kenworthy Opens Up About Depression, Suicide in New Interview

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 15, 2020

In a new interview, out Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy discusses his struggles with depression and suicide before coming out.

'Mr. Gay England' Trans Finalist Targeted  by Anti-Trans LGB Alliance

'Mr. Gay England' Trans Finalist Targeted by Anti-Trans LGB Alliance

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 14, 2020

Chiyo Gomes, a 24-year-old drag artist and transgender finalist for Mr. Gay England, has been on the receiving end of attacks by the LGB Alliance, an extreme trans-exclusionary group.

Watch: Conservative New Zealand Activist Tells Gay Dad He'll Cause Child 'Emotional Damage'

Watch: Conservative New Zealand Activist Tells Gay Dad He'll Cause Child 'Emotional Damage'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 14, 2020

In a video gone viral, a right-wing activist for New Zealand's New Conservative Party told a gay couple that they will cause their child "emotional damage."

Trump's Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide Labeled 'Smoke and Mirrors'

Trump's Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide Labeled 'Smoke and Mirrors'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 13, 2020

Openly gay former diplomat and political adviser Richard Grenell's claim that President Trump helped legalize homosexuality internationally is provably false according to LGBTQ activists.

Watch: 'We Got You' - NFL Players Support LGBTQ Teammates in 'Coming Out Day' PSA

Watch: 'We Got You' - NFL Players Support LGBTQ Teammates in 'Coming Out Day' PSA

Oct 12, 2020

The NFL has launched a series of initiatives associated with LGBTQ History Month, which includes National Coming Out Day on Sunday and Spirit Day on Thursday. Watch the Coming Out Day video below.

Watch: Oreo and PFLAG Team for Short Film and Limited Edition Rainbow Cookies

Watch: Oreo and PFLAG Team for Short Film and Limited Edition Rainbow Cookies

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 10, 2020

In an ongoing partnership, Oreo has teamed with PFLAG National for a new short film and a limited edition package of #ProudParent Oreo Rainbow Cookies.

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