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LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN TROUBLE IN ABIDJAN?

LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN TROUBLE IN ABIDJAN?

ABIDJAN Relaxing on the terrace of a gay bar in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan, a group of men embraced and laughed as people walked past without even glancing their way. Inside the bar, a young man caressed his companion’s chin in the corner, while a transgender woman greeted everyone before strutting and shaking to […]

Americans Believe Transgender Individuals Should Serve In The Military, But Not Trump

Americans Believe Transgender Individuals Should Serve In The Military, But Not Trump

A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July 26-28 poll suggested that the country largely disagrees with President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that he will ban transgender personnel from the armed forces. Trump abruptly […]

When Pansies Ruled “LGBT HISTORY”

When Pansies Ruled “LGBT HISTORY”

  Many of us believe that the LGBT community was largely unknown to the general public until the the the Gay Rights movement of the 1960’s. We didn’t all live in a shadowy and secret world back then; there was a brief and wonderful time when Pansies ruled. For a brief but wild time in […]

100 Gay Men In Chechen Taken To Prison Camps

100 Gay Men In Chechen Taken To Prison Camps

Chechnya’s strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that his southern Russian republic has tortured and even killed gay men, denying that there even are any homosexual men in his region. Kremlin-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since a Russian newspaper reported this spring that his security forces had detained some 100 […]

LGBT WORLD NEWS “These Are the Gays Of Our lives”

LGBT WORLD NEWS “These Are the Gays Of Our lives”

This weeks Spy News is a compilation of several LGBT stories from around the globe. Each are equally important and not in any particular order. The stories selected in this edition are a continuation of our Pride celebration month. This year President Trump did not acknoledge June officially as LGBT Pride month. Instead, he chose […]

“Gay as the 4th of July”

“Gay as the 4th of July”

On July 4, 1965, 40 gay and lesbian activists protested outside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, in what is widely considered to be the first LGBT civil rights demonstration. To honor the 50th anniversary of that historic protest, Philadelphia is celebrating LGBT rights this Fourth of July. To add to the already-monumental occasion, this will […]