Survey: Black youth twice as likely to prioritise fight against HIV/AIDS over same-sex marriage -
A new survey of black, white and Latino youth in the US on LGBT activism has shown a sharp divide over the prioritising of different LGBT issues between racial groups.
Study: Gay youth four times more likely to attempt suicide -
A new study has shown that homosexual and bisexual young people are four times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide.
OutWrite DC: Creating New LGBTQ Literary Cultures -
Over the past twenty years, changes in the publishing and book selling industries eroded this ecosystem of queer literary culture….
The Transgender Crucible -
As a homeless trans teen, CeCe McDonald suffered a lifetime of hardships. But when she was charged with murder for simply defending herself, she became a folk hero.
Westboro Baptist Church Will Protest Pretty Much Every Tech Company -
The Westboro Baptist Church is heading out on a “God Hates the Media Tour,” with plans to picket pretty much every major technology company in Silicon Valley. ValleyWag noted WBC’s announcement on Wednesday.
Stigma and Discrimination Are Killing LGBT Men -- News From the International AIDS Conference -
What is the effect of the new, repressive anti-LGBT laws around the world? “We have evidence to show that the law is killing people.”…
The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms
9. So please - don’t get it twisted
WATCH: Go Underground With Jamaica's 'Gully Queens' -
LGBT youth live in sewers in Jamaica because their families and society have turned their backs on them.
PHOTOS: LGBT Celebs on the Blessing and Curse of Aging -
Greg Louganis, Peter Paige, Wilson Cruz, Tuc Watkins, Blake McIver and more shine a spotlight on the joys as well at the challenges that come with aging in the LGBT community.
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Criminalizing gays by misusing anti-gay sex law not acceptable, says Mumbai chief of ruling party
Gavin McInnes Pushed Out of Ad Agency While Defending Transphobic Views -
Despite being dismissed from his position at the ad agency he cofounded after publishing a violently transphobic essay, Gavin McInnes is sticking by his views.
LGBT History Added To Smithsonian Institution's Collection -
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday…
Trans, non-binary students protest biased new UK university admission rules -
Students of all gender identities are celebrating after UCAS chooses to change their rules that could have arguably violated the Equality Act.