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India’s Gay Rights Are Building Up Momentum

India’s Gay Rights Are Building Up Momentum

NEW DELHI — At a jammed intersection in New Delhi, a passing parade of people announced their mission with a single word in Hindi, dicing it into short, snappy syllables. “Azadi!” or freedom, the crowd chanted as drivers leaned out of their rickshaws, straining to hear. One of the marchers, Rishi Raj Vyas, 16, filled […]

GAY TIMES UK FIRES EDITOR FOR MEAN GIRL TWEETS

GAY TIMES UK FIRES EDITOR FOR MEAN GIRL TWEETS

The newly appointed editor of Britain’s prominent Gay Times magazine was fired Thursday after a series of anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist tweets emerged. Josh Rivers’s used Twetter as his personal soap box. The problem with what is termed Mean Girl tweets are they offend everyone. While his rants are grievious they are not like his […]

Danica Roem, The First Transgender Legislator (It’s About Damn Time”)

Danica Roem, The First Transgender Legislator (It’s About Damn Time”)

The city’s first openly transgender lawmaker was voted into office Tuesday, a milestone for the local LGBTQ community that was among the victories transgender candidates won nationwide on Election Day. Raven Matherne, 29, who is believed to be the state’s first transgender lawmaker, won a seat on Stamford’s Board of Representatives. She ran as part […]

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “No Friend Of LGBTQ”

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “No Friend Of LGBTQ”

President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is “one of the most ineffective people ever to hold the job,” say some insiders, and education officials are already starting to plan for a “post-Devos landscape” when she is removed or steps down. No friend to the LGBTQ community Besty wetsy is back this week with […]

Randy Rainbow Our New Political Hero

Randy Rainbow Our New Political Hero

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and musical parodies have garnered international acclaim and hundreds of millions of views. In his earlier work, he stages fake phone conversations with famous people by editing real […]

Republic of Chechnya, Tortures Gay Men

Republic of Chechnya, Tortures Gay Men

  Six months after reports emerged that gay men were being detained illegally and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, a young man has spoken publicly for the first time about his ordeal. Maxim Lapunov has described being held for 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten with sticks, threatened and humiliated by police. […]

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