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A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

A lesbian couple in New York was brutally attacked by a group of men, leaving the victims scared. Kimberly Page is speaking out publicly about a violent attack as police search for suspects. Page said that she and her girlfriend were out late with friends in a town on Long Island on July 7. At around 3:30 a.m., Page and her girlfriend were alone when a group of men approached them and taunted them. They “started saying obscene things to my girlfriend and...

Bianca Devins (image via Instagram)A 21-year-old k incel named Brandon Andrew Clark has been arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of 17-year-old “biromantic asexual” and social media personality Bianca Devins in Utica, New York. After stalking her, Clark allegedly slit Devins’ throat, posted images of her murdered body online and then unsuccessfully tried to slit his own throat. The entire saga is super creepy. But before we get into it, here are two definitions: An incel is an “involuntary celibate,”...

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres made history today when he announced his bid for a seat in New York’s House of Representatives. The 31-year-old Democrat from the Bronx is the first openly gay man to hold elected office in the New York City borough earlier this year. If elected to the House of Representatives, he would become the first openly gay member of Congress who is either Black or Latinx. Now, here’s the thing. Torres opponent is a 76-year-old homophobic...

What do Bette Midler, Billy Porter, and the hot mohawk guy from Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity have in common? They all graced the stage at WeParty’s WorldPride NYC event, where they entertained a crowd of over 13,000 people from around the world. The event included a lot of major talent, with Cyndi Lauper, celebrity DJs, and castmembers from the legendary off-Broadway show Stomp. The size of the crowd set a world record for the largest pride party in history....

This is not the homophobic wedding dress-maker in question, btw. This woman seems like a very nice lady.When Angel Lane approached New York-based D Auxilly about creating a $1,500 jumpsuit for her upcoming wedding to Tiffany Allen, D Auxilly’s dress designer Dominique Galbraith reportedly didn’t ask about her measurements or her wedding date — she mentioned how her love of Jesus forbids her from treating lesbians like other couples. Ugh. The Metro reports that Galbraith responded: Let’s address one thing real quick:...

A member of the U.S. House surprised the audience at an LGBTQ show with an affirming message. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was spotted at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City this past Friday night. She was in the audience of Bartschland Follies, a drag and burlesque show produced by NYC legend Susanne Bartsch. Drag and cabaret performer Joey Arias pulled Ocasio-Cortez on stage. She told the cheering crowd, “You are beautiful. You are accepted.” She asked the audience to give a...

from instagram.com/cjenmanWorldPride 2019 in New York was as epic and exciting as expected, with a long weekend of shows all over the city and a parade filled with celebrities (on June 30) that was blessed by a beautiful and (mostly) sunny day. Then closing ceremonies in Times Square included performances by Jake Shears (above), Melissa Ethridge, Margaret Cho, and a long list of other speakers and musicians. Approximately 5 million people attended the WorldPride events that weekend, including 100,000 people...

Two transgender activists were attacked in the streets of New York City this weekend while they were working on a film about violence against transgender people. Norma Ureiro and Bianey Garcia, the filmmakers, were recording video in Queens at 2:35 a.m. Saturday when they got into an argument with a man and a woman. The man and woman shouted anti-transgender slurs at them. The woman, Paola Custodio, then pepper-sprayed the activists, getting Ureiro on her chest and Garcia on...

The dating app Jack’d has just agreed to fork over $240,000 in damages and make substantial security updates after it failed to protect users’ private photos and videos. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office put out a statement this week saying it had reached a settlement with Online Buddies, Inc., the parent company of Jack’d, for allowing the private photos and videos of nearly 2,000 users to leak online. “Although the company represented to users that it had security measures...

A recently released email cache shows a heated discussion among National Park Services (NPS) officials that ended with the declaration that they don’t own the flag pole in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. When Barack Obama declared the Stonewall Inn a national monument, activists said that it was the first time that the rainbow flag was flown permanently on federal property. But a review prompted by a Trump administration found that the flag pole isn’t located on...

There’s one event this June that may win the award for smallest Pride parade of the year. But don’t let its size fool you: the parade at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester, New York, is more than its size. Taking place in MINILAND, the amusement park’s recreation of parts of New York City, the parade features two floats with “Pride” and “Love Is Love” themes, an oversized “Stonewall 50” billboard, and a great number of bedazzled mini people dancing in...

The New York legislators have passed a ban on Wednesday, barring the use of “gay panic” and “transgender panic” defenses in murder cases within the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill. With this move, New York will join just five other states who bar the defense: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Nevada.  “This is an important win for LGBTQ people everywhere and it is made all the more meaningful as we approach the 50th anniversary of the...

Pride season is in full bloom, with rainbows appearing on walls and crosswalks and even the parking lot behind the Lululemon in West Hollywood (photo above). And we have not even gotten to the socks, t-shirt and underwear yet. To celebrate Stonewall 50 around the world, we’ve collected some favorite rainbow-themed selfie spots, perfect for popping a pic and letting the world know how you are celebrating your pride. Birmingham Artists with the organization Color Bham, in Birmingham, Ala., brought a big...

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