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WARSAW (Reuters) - A conservative magazine in Poland distributed “LGBT-free zone” stickers with its weekly edition on Wednesday, amid a mounting backlash against gay rights in central Europe’s largest nation ahead of a parliamentary election this year. Diplomats and opposition politicians in Poland have criticized the Gazeta Polska’s campaign and a major bookseller, Empik, as well as the Polish branch of British oil company BP, have said they would not carry the edition. Gazeta Polska’s editor-in-chief, Tomasz Sakiewicz, said...

A new exhibition in the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of San Francisco Airport (SFO) is set to honour the politician, who was America’s first-ever LGBTQ elected official. Harvey Milk was first elected in 1977 as a city supervisor. During this time he was able to get a bill passed that banned anti-LGBTQ discrimination in the fields of public accommodations, housing and employment. However, in 1978, both he and the Mayor of San Francisco, George Moscone, were assassinated by former city supervisor...

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Two of Puerto Rico’s top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his closest allies exchanged controversial messages that have led to widespread calls for Rossello to also step down. The political turmoil comes at a critical stage in the U.S. commonwealth’s historic bankruptcy and as its officials seek billions of dollars in funding from the federal government for healthcare and for...

Zach Gibson / Getty Images LGBTQ activists sent a letter Wednesday to the CEOs of companies including AT&T, Microsoft, and Google, calling on them to end their financial support of politicians who fight against LGBTQ rights.The group, Zero for Zeros, analyzed the contribution data between 2010 and 2019 of the top-scoring companies on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. It...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stopped by a drag show in NYC to express her love of the performers and audience. / Image via Instagram @joeyariasnyc Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is, once again, being the fiery and passionate leader we are proud of. Not only is the Democrat from New York trying to lower the price of PrEP for LGBTQ people, but she’s also openly expressing her love and support of us. Ocasio-Cortez recently attended the Bartschland Follies, which is a drag/burlesque show in...
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Brenden Dilley has a bizarre request, but Brian Sims isn't even rising to it Trump-supporting radio host Brenden Dilley wants US politician Brian Sims to ‘suck a dick’ to prove he’s gay. In a new video, Dilley said he doesn’t think the Pennsylvania State Representative is gay and only says he is so he can call critics a ‘bigot’ if they disagree with him. ‘Brian Sims,’ Dilley said. ‘Are you guys ready? This dude’s not fucking gay.’ The host of The Dilley Show...
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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...
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He compares it to an 'obscene' act A Brazilian politican over the weekend compared same-sex kissing to ‘obscene’ acts. He also said such kissing could be punishable with prison time. Federal Deputy for São Paul, Coronel Tadeu of the right-wing conservative Social Liberal Party, made the comments in a tweet on Saturday (9 March). He attached a photo of two men kissing at a January 2018 event in São Paulo. Seen in the background of the photo is former President of Brazil...
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Philadelphia Pride has announced the names for its Grand Marshal panel, and for the first year ever it’s introducing a couple to the mix. Every year, Philadelphia Pride Presents releases a list of people who will carry the title of grand marshal. Philly likes to celebrate several grand marshals with different titles and categories including youth grand marshals. This years, they’re even including a Grand Marshal Couple. The couple gaining the inaugural honor are Dante Austin and Robert “Tito” Valdez. Austin...
Boris-Johnson

Deeply homophobic comments from old columns by the UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have come to light. Mr Johnson, the former editor of the right-wing Spectator magazine, earlier this week jumped to the defence of Spectator columnist Toby Young when he was handed a job by the government. The politician dismissed outrage over Mr Young’s use of homophobic slurs, attacking the “ridiculous outcry” about him using the terms “hard-core dykes” and “queer as a coot”.. But now Mr Johnson’s own deeply homophobic...
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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his engagement on social media. On Thursday, Buttigieg announced through Facebook that he’s gotten engaged to his partner Chasten Glezman. Buttigieg and Glezmen, who’s a school teacher, announced their excitement for their future together. On top of that, Buttgieg is an openly gay politician who’s on the rise. He came out in an essay in 2015 where he confessed its been hard for him to accept his sexuality. “Like most people, I would like to get...
Leo-Varadkar

An openly gay Irish politician has been named as the country’s next Prime Minister after winning a leadership contest. The country, which was once known for its strong Catholic values, has made a lot of progress on LGBT rights in the past few years. A 2015 referendum brought equal marriage to the country, while it has also adopted progressive gender recognition laws. More progress was made today, as politician Leo Varadkar was confirmed as the country’s next Taoiseach (Prime Minister) – only...
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During a debate over an antidiscrimination bill, Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin said gays were less than human. He's faced zero repercussions. This is how bad things are for LGBT people in Missouri — an antidiscrimination bill just failed, legislation making it harder to sue your employer for bias just cleared the legislature, and a state representative just called gay people subhuman. During the debate over the antidiscrimination bill this week, Rick Brattin of Harrisonville, a 36-year-old Republican, voiced vehement opposition....
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'She and I just had a very disappointing chat about you. We’ll talk soon…' One troll has learned when you write homophobic racist language online, you’re going to be exposed as an idiot. Pennsylvania state representative Brian Sims, who is gay, decided to give a troll a lesson he’ll never ever forget. Earlier this week, the bigot posted ‘n*gger f*aggot* on the politician’s Facebook. Instead of ignoring the message, Sims decided to look through the troll’s Facebook page and found something hilarious. ‘David, I...

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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...