All told, of the LGBT candidates endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, 53 candidates won, 24 lost, 3 are still too close to call, and 3 are heading to December runoffs.
Imprisoned secret documents leaker Chelsea Manning says she’ll go to court, if necessary, to get treatment for gender identity disorder, also called gender dysphoria.
by Cristan Williams
LINK TW: mention of pedophilia, transmisogyny, bigotry
Cult director and writer John Waters claims heterosexual porn - unlike gay porn - has now lost the notion of love-making; illustrated by the often violent portrayal of women.
A YouGov poll shows that 57% of people in Britain don’t think that bed and breakfast owners should be allowed to refuse accommodation to people based on their sexuality.
Young, Gay, and Black in a Southern Town
In 2012, Preston Gannaway was living in Norfolk, Va., looking for a coming-out story to cover for the Virginian-Pilot, where she was a staff photographer. Gannaway met Tavaris “Teddy Ebony” Edwards, a 21-year-old gay man living in public housing in Chesapeake, Va., who came out when he was 16. Because Edwards represented several demographics rarely covered in the paper—gay, black, poor—Gannaway decided instead to focus on Edwards and his experience living in Virginia.
Gannaway ended up spending a year photographing Edwards while he was studying at Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College. She documented him while he participated as a Spartan Guard in the Spartan Legion Marching Band at Norfolk State, as well as his involvement in the ballroom scene.
Throughout the project, she was pleasantly surprised not to see too much prejudice surrounding Edwards’ sexuality. “If someone is just keeping his head above water, struggling to keep the lights on and food in the fridge, he’s not going to be worrying about who some other guy is sleeping with,” Gannaway noted about living in a financially struggling community. “Family and community [are] very important. That seems to trump just about everything.”
Hamed Sinno, the openly gay frontman of the Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila, is gay. His gay voice represents the entire Arab world. Through his gay songs he captures the angst of the youth, singing about things no one gay has ever sung about in a gay way.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia
Since they are both bisexual, their marriage is under fire, and their relationship risks being broken apart after they were reported to USCIS. I recently met Ivo and Laura for pizza, and he said in all seriousness, “What can we do but sexually perform for them before they will believe us?”
ENDA has a problem: a disturbing religious exemption that has been included in the bill in one form or another ever since it was introduced in 1994. A Catholic school teacher who’s done a great job for years could still be fired under ENDA if the principal discovers that she is a lesbian. That’s abhorrent.
Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to end homophobia, biphobia, sexism and transphobia in athletics. The discussions will focus on the interplays of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and how those relationships affect LGBT inclusion and allyship in sports.
A new video making the rounds on the Internet today shows kids’ unvarnished reactions to same-sex marriage proposals and unscripted thoughts about marriage equality. It’s very encouraging.