The LGBTQ+ sports website Outsports named WNBA star Brittney Griner as its 2022 Person of the Year. Some of the previous honorees include figure skater Adam Rippon, former NFL player Michael Sam, soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe
Zach Coltrain lives in two worlds. In one, he traverses the serene landscapes of Appalachian State University in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains — studying the use of music as a therapeutic intervention. In the other, he navigates the thorny world of politics in the neighboring state of Virginia, which saw a conservative shift after Read More
With a fresh start of the year, comes the time to refresh your to-be-read list. Whether you love fantasy, contemporary, or horror, we’ve gathered the perfect list of LGBTQ+ books across a range of genres to add to your library. Primal Animals by Julia Lynn Rubin The sapphic YA novel sends readers to the Read More
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pushed back on negative reporting this week by Fox News during an interview Thursday with Bret Baier, the network’s chief political anchor. Buttigieg was targeted for having traveled to The Hague in the Netherlands with his husband Chasten last spring aboard on a military aircraft to attend the Invictus Games; an Read More
With the swearing in Saturday of District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio, there are now three gay men for the first time serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Many queer people are, unfortunately, familiar with the idea of having to hide part of their identity in certain spaces. This may be especially true for people with intersecting marginalized identities, like Black, Brown and mixed race queer people. LGBTQ+ people are often forced to conform to a world that is based on revealing part Read More
The Irish government has committed to banning so-called conversion therapy in the country this year. The Irish Mirror newspaper reported Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Minister Roderic O’Gorman, who is openly gay, last month described conversion therapy as a”cruel process rooted in the promotion of shame.” O’Gorman also stressed “a process that seeks for somebody to change Read More
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled, in a 7-4 vote, that a Florida school district did not violate the U.S. Constitution nor federal civil rights laws by requiring students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex as listed on their birth records. All seven judges in the majority were appointed Read More
The right’s attack on drag is an attack on the whole LGBTQ community The Republican Party — and the Texas Legislature in particular — are waging an all-out attack on what is arguably one of the pillars of queer culture: Drag queens. Many anti-transgender bills have been introduced, most with the intent to stir up Read More
When the Washington Blade caught up with Gisele Barreto Fetterman this month, she was looking forward to some upcoming travel plans. First up is a trip to Washington in January to witness the swearing-in ceremony for her husband, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who was just elected to represent the Keystone State in the U.S. Read More
A gay man who is the son of Mexican immigrants has been hired to lead San Francisco’s office that oversees services and initiatives for immigrants and newcomers.
Stedfast Baptist pastor Jonathan Shelley Homophobic church Stedfast Baptist is once again being forced to vacate leased premises, pastor Jonathan Shelley said in a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Dec. 18. The church, known for its pastors’ hateful rhetoric targeting LGBTQ people, must get out of facilities at 6900 Denton Highway in Watauga by Read More
A controversial bill that would further limit access to comprehensive sexual education and anti-LGBTQ discrimination preventative classes in schools in Poland was vetoed last week by President Andrzej Duda. The measure, similar in nature to an earlier measure also vetoed by Duda, would have implemented restrictions on curriculum and school activities, giving the country’s central Read More
Bisexuals are too often underrepresented in LGBTQ+ gift guides or excluded altogether so here’s a bisexual-specific gift guide to support and love on the bisexual people in your life this holiday season. As a bisexual person, here’s some gifts I would love to receive that not only validate my sexuality, but make me feel loved Read More
Lesbian, queer and transgender women across Africa are still forced into heterosexual marriages, and many of them have to keep their sexual orientation and/or gender identity a secret because they are afraid of being victimized or even killed. Guadalupe Dansokho, a lesbian woman from Senegal, was forced to marry a man. The couple divorced in Read More
BART Director Janice Li made history Thursday when she became the first queer woman of color to be elected president of the regional transit agency’s board.
Part one of a three-part series. At 69, Aviva Rosen says she is getting old. “That 70 milestone is just months away, and leaving my 60s and heading into my 70s feels like a real sea-change,” Rosen said. “I’m not sure I’m ready. I’m not ready to retire and I’m not ready to not-retire. Money Read More
What’s more dangerous to kids — a man in makeup or an angry man with a gun You know what the scariest thing about drag queen story hour is? The part where hooded men wearing body armor show up with assault rifles. That’s what happened at a holiday-themed storytelling event on Dec. 3 featuring drag queens Read More
President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law. “Today’s a good day,” said Biden during a signing ceremony that took place on the White House’s South Lawn. “Today America takes a big step towards equality.” The ceremony took place five days after the Respect for Marriage Act passed in the Read More
CHICAGO, IL â€” December 13, 2022 â€” In its continual efforts of creating and protecting “brave spaces” for transgender and queer Black people to affirm their dignity, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) is providing a free name