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Yesterday we told you about the Canadian village of Chipman which pissed people off by flying a “straight pride” flag. The village council took down the flag after a day of citizen complaints, but now CTV News has reported that Glenn Bishop, the man who originally asked the Chipman council to fly the flag, is considering legal action for his flag being removed. According to CBC.ca, Bishop approached Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson two months ago to request permission for the...
Russia-ElectionVideo

Oh Russia, sending us mixed signals again? It’s nearing close to election time in the Country of Russia with votes set to start in September, and a new interesting video has popped up ahead of that time. According to GayStarNews, no one knows where the now viral election video came from for sure, but several people have guessed that it’s the work of the local government. The video itself, which you can watch below, shows two men discussing the upcoming election. The...
North_Korea

Secretive North Korea could open up more as relations warm with the US/World As US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un conclude an historic summit in Singapore, we take a look at what it’s like to be gay in North Korea. North Korea is one of the most closed-off and secretive nations in the world. Little is known of life within the nation’s borders, farless about the lives of LGBT people in the country. So here’s what we DO know...
prideshield

In a new video from Fondation Émergence, a gun is fired at 193 rainbow Pride flags - one for every country in the world. Together, the flags can stop a bullet - just as when citizens of the world stand together we can stop LGBTQ violence and discrimination through the power of our togetherness. From the video: LGBT people around the world are still the targets of prejudice and violence. What if we all took a stand against it? We created this flag to...
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...

Researchers also listed the countries where LGBT acceptance is actually on the decline. Researcher at the Williams Institute at UCLA examined attitudes towards LGBT people around the world to find which country is the most accepting. Iceland emerged as the clear victor, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and Andorra. The nordic island country has long been at the forefront of LGBT rights: homosexuality was decriminalized back in 1940, and same-sex unions were recognized starting in 1996. In 2009, Prime Minister...
LGBT

LGBT people can still be fired in 31 states. Nearly three years after Obergefell v Hodges, LGBT couples still face discrimination: In 31 states they can lose their job or their homes in moment’s notice, just for who they are or who they love. But a new Ad Council campaign is looking to change that. Created in partnership with the Gill Foundation, “Beyond I Do” brings awareness to the discrimination that LGBT people still face, even after marriage equality. Discrimination that...
ronnie-and-jasper

Four teenage boys have been convicted of assaulting a gay couple. One of the victims was left with four teeth missing after the attack, during which the youths hurled homophobic slurs at Jasper and Ronnie Vernes-Sewratan, including “homo” and “flikker” – the Dutch word for ‘faggot’ – according to their lawyer. The perpetrators – three 17 year olds and a 15 year old – were sentenced to perform between 80 and 160 hours of community service each by the court in...
trump

The new proclamation is full of anti-LGBT dog-whistles. In a proclamation released this morning, Donald Trump declared January 16, 2018 "Religious Freedom Day" to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly passing the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, the first statute of its kind. However, the seemingly innocuous proclamation, which claims to celebrate "Americans from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds" contains references to politicized policies that appeal to Trump's evangelical base. "Unfortunately, not all have recognized the importance of religious...
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A school health teacher has been suspended for teaching that gay and transgender people exist. The teacher at Cambridge high school in Cambridge, New York was suspended this week after complaints from parents, according to the Post-Star. The row erupted over handouts on sexuality and gender that were given out to students aged 12 to 16 during health class in the New York school. The handouts were provided by the Pride Centre of the Capital Region , a New York based LGBT...
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Following reports of Egypt's LGBT "crackdown," a MP has allegedly drafted a new homophobic law to criminalize homosexuality. Earlier this month, Egyptian men were reportedly arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery,” subjected to forced anal examinations, according to Amnesty International. At least 11 men were arrested, and according to reports, more were being "hunted." Continuing the homophobic trend, a new law drafted by an Egyptian MP would criminalize gay sex. Additionally, heterosexual "supporters" and/or "promoters" of homosexuality would also face jail...
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Awesome news for our LGBT people in Germany! Today, October 1st, makes it the first official day that German same-sex couples can marry! Congratulations! Germany became the 23rd country in the world to do so back in June, with 393 politicians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage while 266 voted against. Per Pink News, Same-sex couples from October 1st will be able to have all the rights connected to existing marriage laws. This includes joint adoption. The German legal code now...
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Three in ten LGBT+ people avoid certain streets because they do not feel safe Hate crime committed against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the UK has risen by 78% since 2013, according to a shocking new report. The research, conducted by Stonewall, showed that one in five LGBT+ people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months. The number of lesbian, gay and bi people in Britain who...
gay people

"Whether it’s an increase in reporting, an increase in violence, or some combination thereof, it should be a wake-up call." We’ve still got more than a third of the year left, but a new report revels that more LGBT Americans have been killed so far in 2017 than in all of 2016. According to National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, there have been 33 homicides so far linked to the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity. That works out to more than...

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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...

The one thing most critics of new gay movie Beach Rats commented upon this summer was the explicit sex scenes. The film – directed by...