Category

LGBT
GLAAD said the number of transgender characters had doubled to 16 this year. There was also a record high percentage of black characters on broadcast television, thanks mostly to shows like hip-hop family drama “Empire,” action-packed drama “Luke Cage,” comedy “black-ish,” and crime series “How To Get Away With Murder.” The “Where We Are on...
Read More
The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Muntarbhorn is an international law professor at the...
Read More
Kyler Prescott
In the landmark case, Katharine Prescott argues the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) in California discriminated against her transgender son based on his sex. The civil complaint filed in a federal court in the state of California comes amid a raging debate in the United States about the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
Read More
Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government’s push to legalize same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said he willingly joined their protest “in favor of family and life, which in these times require special pastoral and cultural attention around the world.” Tens of thousands of people marched...
Read More
AFP: Hector Guerrero
Tens of thousands of people across Mexico marched on Saturday to protest against gay marriage, challenging President Enrique Pena Nieto’s proposal to recognize same-sex marriage throughout the traditionally conservative country. The marches were called by the National Front for the Family, a coalition of civil society organizations and various religious groups, and continued throughout the...
Read More
Betzy Ballesteros’ brush with death came on a windy night in December, when a man in a black Chevy Suburban pulled up to the street corner in the Mexican city of Guadalajara where the sex worker was plying her trade. After agreeing on a price, she opened the car door and sat in the passenger...
Read More
Bryan Fuller’s mandate for “Star Trek: Discovery” is to recapture the sense of inclusiveness that typified the original series, from a female lead — potentially played by a woman of color — to an LGBT character in its main ensemble. When asked about the possibility of a homosexual character during the show’s Television Critics Association...
Read More
Alex Castillo knew growing up that he was a boy trapped in a girl’s body. It wasn’t until recently, 40 years after his birth, that the government of his native Guatemala – or at least some parts of it – agreed. Castillo, who recounted the humiliation of being groped by border guards unable to square...
Read More
Paulett Gonzalez, who won the title Gay Beauty Queen in 2015 in the state of Nayarit, was found burned in the town of Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, official sources confirmed to EFE. Luis Jean González Virgen, 24 and known as Paulett, was a native of Puerto Vallarta and had been missing since early...
Read More
The tragic mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando has sparked renewed interest in the causes of homophobia. While the exact motives of the shooter, Omar Mateen, remain unclear, a portrait has emerged of someone conflicted about his religion and sexuality – a man who was married twice but who many claimed also...
Read More
The first gay dating show is coming to TV. Logo has greenlit “Finding Prince Charming,” a reality dating competition featuring a cast of all gay men. Lance Bass is set to host. “Finding Prince Charming” will include a cast of 13 suitors. All the men will live in the same house together, as they compete...
Read More
Only a small proportion of gay and bisexual men who could have taken a daily pill to reduce their risk of HIV actually did so in 2014, according to a new study. Furthermore, young gay and bisexual men and those of color, who are among the groups most at risk for infection with the human...
Read More
The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint an independent investigator to help protect homosexuals and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. After a heated debate lasting almost four hours, the 47-member state forum overcame strong objections by Saudi Arabia and Muslim countries to adopt a Western-backed resolution by a vote of...
Read More
lgb health
Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual...
Read More
gay muslims
Qais Munhazim woke up on Sunday to reports that an Afghan-American gunman had rampaged through a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in an attack apparently motivated by support for militant Islamist groups. Tearful and disconsolate, Munhazim, a gay Muslim man who is originally from Afghanistan, made plans to attend the University of Minnesota’s vigil the...
Read More
1 3 4 5 6 7 12