India’s Gay Activists Grow in Numbers, but Acceptance Remains Elusive

Advocates for India's lesbian and gay communities are growing in numbers, but they say social stigma remains strong.
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December 31, 2019

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Chasten Buttigieg, spouse of Pete, to attend Palm Springs fundraiser

On Sunday, Jan. 5, Chasten Buttigieg, the mayor's husband, will headline two "brunch" events in Palm Springs
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December 31, 2019

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Asia's first LGBT-focused streaming service tackles taboos one film at a time
A rom-com about a lesbian flight attendant and a romance in a gay spa are among the shows featured on Asia's first LGBT-focused streaming service, which is pushing boundaries in an often highly conservative region. GagaOOLala brings more than 1,000 feature films, shorts, web series, and documentaries to people across Asia, where censorship and traditional attitudes mean there has been little in th...
December 30, 2019
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   #GayFilm
   #GayMovies
Two spirit couple seeks LGBTQ equality for South Dakota tribes
Monique "Muffie" Mousseau and Felipa De Leon are going tribe to tribe in South Dakota to advocate for protections and marriage equality for those who are “two spirit” — the modern umbrella term often used in Indigenous communities to define those who identify as LGBTQ.
December 30, 2019
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Meet the queer skate kids of San Francisco
The scene may be lacking in inclusivity, but these skaters are carving out their own space and they're unapologetically themselves.
December 30, 2019
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LGBTQ Rights Around The World Are In Danger, And The US Is Part Of The Problem

This was the decade when it became clear that “gay rights are human rights,” but it was also the decade when the very notion that humans have universal rights came under attack.
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December 29, 2019

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More LGBTQ millennials plan to have kids regardless of income, survey finds
The price of parenthood can be costly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, especially those dependent on assisted reproductive technology.
December 28, 2019
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Finding myself as a gay black man in America
In the 8th grade, someone I looked up to told me, “As a black man in America, you already have two strikes against you and to be successful you have
December 28, 2019
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   #QPOC
LGBTQ Elders Are More Likely to Be Socially Isolated, Suffer from Dementia Than Straight Peers
A new report by University of California San Francisco is making a big claim: LGBT people are at heightened risk of dementia.
December 27, 2019
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   #LGBTSeniors

Transgender Man Sends 4,000+ Christmas Cards To LGBT People Disowned By Families

A 21-year-old from Devon, England, who was left cut off from the world due to illness, has started the Rainbow Cards project to help the world's LGBT+
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December 27, 2019

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Perth's Scarlet full of Pride at Aussie twin triumph

Perth’s very own drag queen has officially cemented the relationship between the LGBT communities here in the Fair City and in Perth, Western Australia. Scarlet Skylar Rae travelled Down Under at the ...
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December 27, 2019

  
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Russian LGBT Activist Faces Prison Time Over Social Media Pages
Yulia Tsvetkova, an artist and activist in Russia's Far East, runs social-media pages focusing on women's art and LGBT issues. Her posts prompted officials to charge her with “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” and distributing pornography, an offense for which she could face years in prison.
December 26, 2019
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Prejudice and Pride: A decade of change for Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community

Gay Pride recognition was once banned in Hillsborough County. Now Tampa has an openly gay mayor.
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December 26, 2019

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‘Worthless. Gutless. Loser.’ Online Attacks Escalate When the Mayor Is a Woman.
Female mayors are more than twice as likely as male mayors to experience psychological abuse and almost three times as likely to experience physical violence, a new study found.
December 25, 2019
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   #Lesbian
LGBT rights: The film about gay love shaking up Georgia
Protests from priests and the far-right greet a new film amid a Church scandal over homosexuality.
December 23, 2019
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A Test for Foreign Teachers in Indonesia: Are You Gay?
Under a government regulation, teachers at some international schools face intrusive questions aimed at identifying those with “abnormal” sexual orientations.
December 23, 2019
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   #LGBTRights
   #GayWorldNews

A Gay American German in Hitler’s Berlin

If the destruction of European Jewry was the collective work, not just of Nazis, but of countless “ordinary men,” so too was the effort to prevent this great crime an accumulation of many individual a...
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December 23, 2019

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Lesbian Culture Went Viral, Finally, in 2019

From Megan Rapinoe to the “gay rights” meme, queer women's culture was all over the internet this year.
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December 23, 2019

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   #Lesbian

Excavating a Queer History of Colonial Williamsburg

A new committee digs into the lives of 18th-century colonists who may have lived outside the norm.
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December 20, 2019

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   #LGBTHistory
More Than 80 Polish Towns Have Declared Themselves 'LGBTQ-Free Zones'
The European Parliament just voted to condemn the practice and demand the Polish government revoke the symbolic declarations.
December 20, 2019
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   #GayWorldNews
Thai legislator forced to apologise over ‘shameful’ gay kiss in parliament that has divided the nation
A senior Thai legislator has been forced to apologise after two gay men kissed at a press conference in parliament on Wednesday. The conference was held by the Future Forward party to highlight Thailand’s marriage laws, with LGBT coordinator Ekkawat Pimsawan ceremoniously submitting a proposal calling for a legal change to allow same-sex marriage. TV footage of the conference shows an MP standing ...
December 20, 2019
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   #Gaysian
   #GayWorldNews

Pride Portraits: The largest LGBTQIA+ visibility campaign

Visibility. Representation. Humanization. Meet the photographer who is spreading love throughout the LGBTQIA+ community one picture and story at a time.
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December 20, 2019

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   #GayLife
Vermont Pride Center celebrates 20th anniversary of civil unions
The Pride Center of Vermont celebrated the 20th anniversary of civil unions at the BCA center in Burlington. The Pride Center of Vermont works to support LQBTQ+ Vermonters by providing things like health and wellness programs, safespace anti-violence, and other programs for distinct populations.
December 17, 2019
  
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Arkansas publisher gives a voice to LGBTQ authors who might not have been published otherwise
On Dec. 10, 2009, Bryan Borland deposited $1,000 into his bank account. The money had been given to him by his father, Jimmy, and was to be used to publish Bryan's first book of poetry, My Life as Adam.
December 16, 2019
  
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