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non-binary teens

Being a parent has always been a difficult job. Staying involved with school, chauffeuring to various extracurricular activities, and putting food on the table, all while trying to maintain a general atmosphere of love, support, and growth for your child. It can be more than a little complicated. Life can get even trickier if you’re unprepared when your teen comes out to you as non-binary. The initial flood of questions and concerns you have as a parent might be overwhelming,...

The San Jose city council vows to fly LGBTQ Pride flags near the eatery. Rainbow flags may fly at a new Chick-fil-A scheduled to open next month at a California airport. San Jose LGBTQ community leaders and other concerned residents attended a city council meeting this week to protest the Chick-fil-A location under construction at Mineta San Jose International Airport, citing the fast food chain’s continued donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations. Last year the council approved and announced a new contract with Host...
Ella-Briggs

11-year-old Ella Briggs is the first out “Kid Governor” of Connecticut and she ran on a pro-LGBTQ platform in the election for fifth graders. The award-winning statewide initiative teaches the children civics and the winner is “sworn in” at the Old State House in the capital. Now Briggs has her eyes set on higher office. She says she will be the country’s “first lesbian president.” “I will begin important conversations with students and adults all over this great state. We will...
lgbtq

Two individuals are in custody in connection with the stabbings, which is not suspected to have been motivated by anti-LGBTQ hatred. Two individuals were stabbed at the Fort Lauderdale Gay Pride Festival on Sunday. The stabbings occurred at 6:30pm near the main stage, and two people have been taken into custody in connection with the attack, said Officer Casey Liening, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, WPLG Local 10 reports. “We believe this was an isolated incident, which began as...
Donald Trump

The Trump/Pence administration is continuing it's assault on the LGBTQ community as the Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new, extremely narrow definition of 'sex' that would virtually erase the existence of 1.4 million transgender Americans. The move would exclude transgender people from federal non-discrimination protections. From The New York Times: The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans...
gay rights

The government recently shot down an amendment that would have extended parental rights to gay and lesbian couples. Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv this Sunday to protest the government’s denial of equal parental rights to same-sex couples. A new law enacted in Israel this week granted single women surrogacy rights. However, conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his religious-right political coalition blocked an effort to pass an amendment that would have extended those same...
british museum

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...
Lady-Gaga-at-NYC-Pride

Lady Gaga and Pride go hand in hand. So while it may have been unannounced, it’s not entirely surprising that the pop culture icon made an appearance at New York City Pride over the weekend, much to the excitement of her adoring fans. And of course she served a LOOK. Wearing one of her signature platinum blonde wigs, Gaga showed off some fabulous rainbow eyeshadow and rocked a pair of jeans with tiny rainbow belts across the legs. We’re going to need...
mexico

Three LGBTQ activists have been murdered in Guerrero, Mexico. The bodies of Roberto Vega, Carlos Uriel Lopez and Ruben Estrada were discovered by authorities in the city of Taxo. The Washington Blade reports that the men were out at a nightclub on Sunday, June 17 when they became the target of a group of men demanding money. They refused to pay and were grabbed, thrown in a van and driven away. Local news reports that all three died of gunshot wounds to the...
gay wages

A new study has disrupted long-held beliefs about earning disparity in the workplace The portrayal of gay men as metropolitan elites who live in upmarket neighborhoods and have unreserved disposable income has been around for decades. Pop culture and TV shows like Will & Grace and Modern Family have perpetuated the stereotype of widespread gay affluence, but the financial reality for many in the community has been starkly different. Numerous studies have demonstrated that openly gay men are paid less than...
nogaysallowed

A hardware store owner in Tennessee once again made national news yesterday because he decided to put back up a sign that read "No Gays Allowed" after the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling this week. This is a pebble in what could eventually become bricks being thrown at this incredibly strong house that the LGBTQ community has built for decades, so its better to address this issue now than to let it fester and allow people like this owner to do what...
lgbtq-adverts

Be prepared to cry. Commercials have the power to make us laugh, cry and feel empowered. They are short stories, centred around relatable and aspirational characters to help promote a brand. They have become a reflection of our culture, and a projection of the lives we should hope to obtain. As the LGBTQ community continue to gain rights and acceptance, big brands are more and more willing to get on board, making impact in the daily lives of modern perception,...
Kids-with-rainbow

Over the next few months, thousands of people will take to the streets of the UK and beyond to celebrate and show solidarity with the LGBTQ community. With more Pride events than ever before, it’s great to see so many towns and cities around the world embracing our community. Recently there has been some debate whether or not Pride is still a protest. In my opinion, until each and every member of the LGBTQ community around the world is free...
gay rights

"The average black trans person earns less than $10,000 a year." Though the gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century—especially the last two decades—a new report highlights a bleak reality: LGBT people are more likely than their peers to live in poverty. The report from the LGBTQ Poverty Collaborative finds that the needs of low-income LGBT communities are not being fully served by mainstream anti-poverty organizations or by LGBT advocacy groups. The study...

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Here’s a weekend treat that’s sure to please both your eyes and ears. New York actor and model Nick Sandell has been warming up his pipes. Uploading...

OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...