Sister Rosetta Tharpe inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Billie Jean King paved the way for openly gay tennis players, lesbian couples getting married in Australia, Alexandra Chandler would be first trans woman in Congress, Rosa Diaz: Bisexual Avenger, and a cute otter!
LGBTIQ+ activists from around the world gathered to discuss the challenges and the solutions from the front lines around the world at OutSummit.
“Marriage is one thing – it’s just the tip of the iceberg of true equality,” says Cake Tin, bringing up trans people, intersex people, Indigenous people, and people of color. “It isn’t over yet.”
“Seeing 110,000 people take to Taipei’s streets for a pride march that explicitly made diverse sex education its theme gave me hope for a more ambitious movement.”
“Led by youth, a steadfast belief in legal justice, and their right to exist fully and wholly in a country whose mainstream rhetoric remains staunchly anti-gay, NGLHRC refuses to shy away from its mission: to promote and protect the equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals and communities in Kenya.”
“Is this how straights think we have sex? We’re all just rainbow buckles and buckle ends, fruitlessly clacking against each other in sin.”
Taiwan’s ruling made me curious about how the news was being received by LGBTQ people across Asia. Did they too face cultural and institutional oppression against their gender and sexuality, or were their countries more accepting? Would the ruling have any impact on their livelihoods? Is Taiwan an inspiration for their leaders to consider marriage equality or LGBTQ rights overall, or will it not matter as much? I set out to find out by reaching out to LGBTQ activists in 42 Asian countries.
After a decade of using our community to score votes, the Tories have shown that they were always waiting to throw us under the bus.
The government needs to know that we support increasing abortion rights, not suppressing them, and that it is absolutely unacceptable to force uterus owners to fund an organisation trying to restrict our bodily autonomy.
Seven years of cuts have left the NHS on its knees, and we’re all suffering.
We’re allowing vulnerable refugees and migrants to come to harm, and it’s up to us to hold the government accountable.
Hundreds took to the streets of south-east London to support migrants at this weekend’s Peckham Pride.
Actions to take from beyond US borders to oppose Trump and the rise of fascism globally.
The Women’s March was a record-breaking worldwide protest against Donald Trump, and you’re gonna love all these photos of lesbians, queers, gays, bisexuals and allies who rallied for the occasion.
“In the United Kingdom abortion is free on the NHS and available up to twenty four weeks — which is around when people stop listening and fail to notice the small print.”
A French court says bye bye to burkini bans, Purvi Patel could be released as early as next month, two Orlando hospitals will cover medical bills of Pulse shooting victims and their families, a federal judge ok’s a trans employee’s firing and more news.
Malaysia’s High Court allowed a trans man to update his Identity Card to reflect his current name and gender identity. This possibly paradigm-changing ruling on IC changes opens the door for reviews of other anti-LGBTQ laws.
“But then, looking at voting demographics by age, I realised there was a 60% chance Mary Berry would have voted Brexit, and had to arrest the thought before it brought my entire cultural reality tumbling down.”
Everyone still (STILL!) hates HB2, The Sims is getting gender expansive, Justin Trudeau is ringing in Pride, and this dog looks like a fox!
At least 48 trans women have been reported killed in Brazil just in 2016 so far, India’s Supreme Court will reconsider the criminalization of homosexuality, DeRay is running for mayor of Baltimore, and more!