San Francisco has seen its first probable case of monkeypox, part of a global outbreak that now involves nearly 800 people, mostly gay and bisexual men, the Department of Public Health announced Friday evening, June 3.
There has been an enormous debate this year about trans people in sports. Twelve state legislatures in the United States have so far banned trans athletes from competing in sports. Most of these states are in the South, including, but not limited to: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. A majority of this […]
Much of the Pride coverage we see is of the massive events that happen in big cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. However, LGBTQ+ people live all over the United States. Rural communities and suburbs from Maryland to Arizona have their own smaller, but just as important Pride celebrations that are worth […]
When AJ Mattioli was in college, newly interested in his film classes—the only classes he was passing—he realized that the catalog of LGBTQ+ films shelves was barren. “I remember the early ‘00s, we had like 10 [LGBTQ+] movies. We had nothing to watch. I’d watch Imagine Me & You on repeat,” Mattioli says of trying […]
San Francisco’s LGBTQ Castro neighborhood celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Openly LGBTQ lawmakers from across Latin America who gathered in Argentina’s capital last week agreed to work together to ban so-called conversion therapy in the region. The second meeting of the Global Equality Caucus’ Latin America chapter took place in Buenos Aires. Those who attended agreed the effort to ban conversion […]
The inaugural WeHo Pride Parade will have two grand marshals. Janelle Monáe will be the Grand Marshall Icon and JoJo Siwa will be the Next Gen Icon during WeHo Pride Parade June 5. The free parade will step off at noon Santa Monica and Crescent Heights Boulevards and head west into West Hollywood’s Rainbow District. […]
When the first wave of COVID-19 began, it didn’t take long to see that travel would be one of the industries hardest hit by the pandemic. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent report, the travel industry suffered a loss of nearly $5 trillion in 2020 or more than a 50% decline in […]
The Outfronts will celebrate all things queer on TV. Hosted and organized by Outfest, The Outfronts second year will feature virtual and in-person panel discussions with the casts and crews of various LGBTQ+ series, advance screenings, and the world premiere of Peacock’s highly-anticipated “Queer As Folk” reboot. The four-day event will launch June 3. “After […]
A U.S. consular official on May 19 visited detained WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia. State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Friday told reporters during a virtual briefing the officer “found her continuing to do as well as could be expected under these exceedingly challenging circumstances.” The officer met with Griner two days after U.S. […]
“Throughout the years advocating for Black trans men, there are topics that don’t come up or people are still clueless about, or would like to know more about,” said Christian Lovehall, a Black trans man who is an artist, advocate, and founder of the Philly Trans March and the Trans Masculine Advocacy Network. He often […]
The Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday win by Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, who had announced her run for the governor’s seat to replace incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown, who is term limited last September 1st, 2021, positions her to become the first Out Lesbian governor in the nation should she win the general […]
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on Tuesday said Russian officials have denied consular visits to detained WNBA star Brittney Griner three times this month. “For the third time in a month, Russian authorities have denied an embassy visit to detained U.S. citizen Brittney Griner,” said Sullivan in a statement the U.S. Embassy in Moscow […]
Update: Doc Marie’s is now scheduled to open on July 1. Spaces for lesbians and queer women have been on a steep downward trend for decades. Since the late 1980s, 90% of the estimated 200 lesbian bars in the United States have shuttered. Those that remain have faced intense challenges due to Covid-19, forcing some […]
This June, the inaugural Pride Cup welcomes LGBTQ+ and ally athletes of all skill levels to come “Play with Pride.” Held by the KindRED Pride Foundation, The Pride Cup invites queer and trans athletes to gather June 3-4 in Orlando, Florida, and challenge each other in summer sports including pickleball, beach volleyball, and women’s flag […]