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Openly gay teen, Keagan Roberts, has become one of the youngest elected officials in United States history after winning a place on his local council. The 19-year-old from South Berwick, located in Maine, won the second-largest share of the votes for a seat on the South Berwick Town Council – making him the youngest city

Calling her role as coach of the undefeated world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team “the honor of a lifetime,” Jill Ellis announced on Tuesday she plans to resign. Among soccer coaches around the globe, Ellis is the only one who coached two women’s world cup winning teams. Ellis coached 127 USWNT games, more than any other coach in history. She leaves after more than five years with an incredible record of 102-7-18. Ellis, 52, announced in a statement...

As we’ve mentioned a few times throughout this summer, 28 of 30 Major League Baseball teams are holding Pride events during the 2019 season. Most importantly, it shows the league is taking Pride beyond New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities most commonly associated with LGBTQ community outreach. It’s a sign of how much MLB teams and fans support LGBTQ people when Pride Nights become regularly scheduled in regions where such events would’ve been non-starters even just a few...

A stranded tanker loaded with oil off the coast of Yemen is threatening a massive environmental disaster in the Red Sea with experts describing the situation as a "floating bomb". The Safer tanker, owned by Yemen's biggest oil company, has been moored some 7km off the Yemeni port of Ras Isa, in the north-west of the country, for decades, where it was being used as a floating storage and offloading terminal. But it has been left unmaintained since 2015 when the...

Social media giant Facebook will have to pay a record-breaking $5 billion (€4,486 billion) fine, accept news restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for decisions it makes about users' privacy to settle a government probe into its privacy practices, said the US Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday. The $5 billion penalty against the tech giant is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating users' privacy and almost 20 times greater than the...

After a whirlwind Wimbledon fortnight that spotlighted the doubles matches this year, when former world no. 1s Serena Williams and Andy Murray teamed up, one Belgian duo also stood out from the crowd. Alison van Uytvanck, who came out last March, made history this year with her girlfriend and tennis partner Greet Minnen as the first same-sex couple to play doubles at Wimbledon together. View this post on Instagram ...

Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss could throw at him to claim his fifth Wimbledon title in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker on Sunday. The defending champion was outshone at times on Centre Court and saved two match points deep into a gripping decider, but he dredged his tank of mental and physical resilience to claim a thrilling 7-6(5) 1-6...

Jacob Tobia is tired of being asked where non-binary stops and trans starts. “At a certain point I want to say, ‘Can you stop dissecting me? I’m a person,’” the author of Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story said. “I don’t want to dissect my community like that. I don’t want to dissect my chosen family like that. I just know what feels like home when it feels like home.” Tobia, who identifies as genderqueer, made their comments during a panel discussion at...

At the recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 239 event in Las Vegas, out UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes became the highest paid fighter at the event after she TKO’d former champ, heterosexual Holly Holm, with a kick to the head and punches. “The Lioness” won the match within four minutes 10 seconds of the first round — Holm called it a “nightmare.” TONIGHT IS UNREAL!@Amanda_Leoa KOs Holm in round 1! #UFC239 pic.twitter.com/gTGe1OmnAR— UFC (@ufc) July 7, 2019 Nunes went home...

Sure, you can see Justin Bieber’s booty on Instagram, and Michael Hoffman’s package on Twitter, but sometimes it’s nice to peek back in time. Gay millennials and baby boomers alike can appreciate vintage photos (some of the men are probably bisexual). Throughout history, romantic relationships between men blossomed, and many of those moments exist now only in photographs.In 2013, The Huffington Post published a striking gallery of vintage photos of couples, and we enjoyed it so much, we decided...
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90-year-old Don Middleton recently sat down with Pink Planet to talk about growing up gay in rural Canada, including having sexual trysts local farm boys and discovering Ontario’s gay community in the 1940s. Middleton said he first started experimented sexually with other males when he was 12 or 13, but it wasn’t until he was in his mid 20s that he learned there was a whole “gay world” out there. “I actually came out to knowing about the gay world when...
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And you thought it was just a phase... The British Museum will showcase its historic links to the LGBTQ community in a new exhibition featuring relics going back 11,000 years. At the centre of the show is the Ain Sakhri pebble, the world’s oldest known depiction of a couple of unknown gender having sex. The stone is an 11,000 year old carved calcite pebble which was found in caves near Bethlehem. The British Museum said the stone possibly depicts gay sex, as...
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Neal Baer is a board member at the ONE Archives Foundation in Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to preserving LGBTQ history. He and fellow researcher Michael Wolfe recently stumbled across a series of photos taken at what appears to be a gay wedding in the 1950s. Here’s what they know about the pictures: They were printed in 1957 at a neighborhood drugstore in Philadelphia. They capture a ceremony featuring two grooms. The photos also depict the exchange of rings before...
LGBTI-Hinduism

A medical text from 600BC describes bottoming and 'men who devour the semen of other men' Hinduism dates back over 3,500 years ago, but with it, comes some fairly astounding ideas about gender and sexuality (such as women procreating boneless children together, but more on that later). As the third largest religion in the world, it’s widely practised in Southeast Asia and is also regarded as the world’s oldest religion. But because there is no central Hindu authority, attitudes to LGBTI people...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...

A revealing photo of Britney Spears’ boyfriend is getting everyone’s attention. Shared on Twitter earlier this week, the image shows model Sam Asghari posing for...