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New Wave Of Anti LGBTQ Legislation

New Wave Of Anti LGBTQ Legislation

Last December, the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s leading L.G.B.T.-rights organization, did something almost unheard of. After twenty-five years of work, it declared victory and closed. “We ran out of causes, and donors,” one of its leaders recently told me. But not everyone in the gay-rights community saw things that way. At about the same […]

Celebrating LGBT Celebrity Couples

Celebrating LGBT Celebrity Couples

Legalization of same gender marriage has been a result of the long and arduous battle fought by the advocates of gender equality. Most of these advocates are huge Hollywood stars who have come out of the closet and embraced their preference in front of the world, inspiring everyone else who has been struggling with their identity to […]

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 […]