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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 […]

Halloween Is Gay Christmas “Trick and Treat”

Halloween Is Gay Christmas “Trick and Treat”

Give me your fearsome ghouls and your flaming gays, your slutty zombies and your zany queens, for it is time for Halloween. Halloween isn’t just a holiday for LGBT people; it’s an institution, but why? Sure, there are the obvious parallels. A gay person grew up wearing masks, and to many of us, every day […]

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. […]

Gay Men and Trans Women Rounded Up in Azerbaijan

Gay Men and Trans Women Rounded Up in Azerbaijan

During the last two weeks of September, Azerbaijani police launched a violent campaign of “arresting and torturing men presumed to be gay or bisexual, as well as transgender women,” according to Human Rights Watch and local advocacy organizations. On Oct. 2, by all accounts, police released all the detainees, officially acknowledging that 83 had been detained. […]

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