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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. […]

Gay Bullying Stories Show The Dark Side

Gay Bullying Stories Show The Dark Side

It’s the start of a school day. A regular, normal day, repeated in the same way all over the place. Parents drop their kids off by car in front of the school. School buses arrive full of kids. It is the ritual of communal learning for our youth. For children to go to school is […]

Oh Just Trump It

Oh Just Trump It

Trump while lying to gain the Presidency stated at one of his press conferences “what does the LGBT community have to lose by voting for him”?. Well know we know. Their rights. Officials from the Department of Justice appeared in court yesterday to argue that discrimination against gay employees is legal. Under President Obama, the […]