LGBT News

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why I Came Out [VIDEO]

The Atlantic sets up last night’s appearance on The Late Show: Colbert asked Cook about the spate of new movies coming out that are critical of Steve Jobs. “I haven’t seen them, but the Steve I knew was an amazing human being,” Cook replied, dismissing the films and noting that, “I think that a lot of people are trying to …

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Breitbart Columnist Milo Yiannopoulos: “I Went Gay So I Didn’t Have To Deal With Nutty Broads”

Notorious British homocon and raging misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos is writing for Breitbart these days and today he explains why he “went gay,” why women are inherently less intelligent, why the female orgasm is a myth, and why sex robots will replace the need for girlfriends. Seriously. Here’s a sample: “Most of the reason I went gay is so I didn’t …

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At The 2015 US AIDS Conference [VIDEO]

Every year my pal Mark King attends the AIDS Conference and sends us informative and entertaining recaps of the goings-on. In today’s report, King interviews the “Berlin Patient” – the first man considered have been cured of HIV. King also visits with some of the noted activists in attendance and reports on the #TransLivesMatter activists that took over the stage …

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ANCHORAGE: Representative Of Lord Jesus Christ Waves Tampon At LGBT Rights Hearing [VIDEO]

As I reported last month, Anchorage is taking yet another run at an LGBT rights bill. At last night’s initial hearing, a local woman who declared herself to be the “representative of the lord Jesus Christ” waved a tampon and a bible during her testimony. Because reasons. The audio is somewhat out of sync in the clip, but the batshittery …

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Princeton Football Player Comes Out

USA Today reports: When he was a student, Princeton coach Bob Surace wrote a thesis paper on baseball great Jackie Robinson breaking down racial barriers through the sports world. He wrote about the courage and strength Robinson exuded on the quest for equality. On Tuesday, Surace got to be a part of a story he believes to offer the same …

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Hart To Hart To Get Gay Reboot

NBC is reviving the glitzy 80s detective show Hart To Hart but with a gay couple as its leads. Deadline has more: Written by Christopher Fife (Revenge, Private Practice), based on the Sidney Sheldon-created original, the new Hart To Hart is described as a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series that focuses on “by the book” attorney Jonathan …

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AUSTRALIA: New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Shoots Down Parliament Vote On Marriage [VIDEO]

SameSame reports: Although a public vote on marriage equality will be unnecessary, costly and divisive, new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today confirmed he’s sticking to the Liberal party room’s plan to put it to the people after the next election. Whether or not there’ll be a change to the Marriage Act will “be determined by a vote of the …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Conservative GOP State Rep. Eric Schleien Introduces Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture

“This year President Barack Obama Called for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth. I am in full support of defining this in the law for what it is — abusive and fraudulent. Out of that commitment — I have officially submitted a first draft of legislation that would ban the abusive practice of sexual conversion therapy for …

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Elton John: Vladimir Putin Called Me

Elton John yesterday claimed that Russian president Vladimir Putin telephoned him after Elton called for a sit-down over Russia’s anti-gay policies. Elton wrote on Instagram: “Thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today. I look to forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in Russia.” Buzzfeed has more: The post …

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Chris Brown: I Love My Gay Friends

Yesterday TMZ reported that R&B star Chris Brown has returned a $12,500 deposit to the organizers of Atlanta Black Gay Pride, who last week claimed that Brown failed to show at their lesbian dance party after learning that a handful of gay men were at the venue. TMZ’s claim prompted Brown to fire back on Instagram: “Yall gotta stop with …

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Deputy Clerk Brian Mason: An Unlikely Hero

In an interview with Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden, Rowan County Deputy Clerk Brian Mason describes his boss as a “very sweet lady” who doesn’t hate anybody but who has put him “right in the middle” of a national controversy. Mason says that he will continue to issue marriage licenses “because of the judge’s orders and for personal reasons.”  Holden writes: …

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Equality Activists Call For Immediate Meeting With New Prime Minister

From Australian Marriage Equality national director Rodney Croome: “This is the first time in Australia’s history that both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have supported marriage equality, giving us an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the reform. We will seek an urgent meeting with Mr Turnbull to chart a way forward on a reform that he knows is …

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MISSISSIPPI: Governor & Attorney General Continue To Defend Ban On Gay Adoption

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood have filed a federal court motion which declares that their state’s ban on adoption by gay couples is constitutional. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Hood, a Democrat, states that the same-sex couples who brought the lawsuit challenging the Mississippi provision banning them from adopting children together “are not likely to succeed” …

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TEXAS: 2500 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In First Ten Weeks After Obergefell Ruling

The Associated Press reports: Texas has issued an estimated 2,500 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since the practice was legalized, nearly 6 percent off all marriage licenses statewide, according to state estimates. Although applications no longer include gender identifiers, officials base the estimate on “what we can assume from the applicants’ names,” Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of …

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Study Links Homophobia With Psychoticism

A Italian study has linked homophobia with psychoticism in a research paper that should have been titled “Duh.” Via the International Business Times: Led by researchers at the University of L’Aquila in Italy, the team asked 551 university students, aged between 15 and 30, to complete several psychometric tests to examine the psychological factors that could correlate with homophobia. Using …

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82 Year-Old Vet Demands His Name Be Cleared After 1955 Dishonorable Discharge For Being Gay [VIDEO]

82 year-old Donald Hallman is among an estimated 114,000 men and women who were booted from the military over their homosexuality between WWII and the end of DADT. Hallman appeared on CNN yesterday to demand that his record be cleared of its “dishonorable” notation. The Dallas Morning News agrees in an editorial published today which supports a bill pending before …

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ARKANSAS: Activists Celebrate As Fayetteville Voters Reject Duggar Family And Approve LGBT Rights Bill

Late last year the voters of Fayetteville, Arkansas repealed a city council-approved and comprehensive LGBT rights bill after a vicious campaign spearheaded by the Duggar family. Today Fayetteville voters rejected hate and by a 53-47 margin approved an imperfect new LGBT rights bill. The Democrat-Gazette reports: In a reversal of a similar special election last year, Fayetteville voters resoundingly ratified …

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REPORT: R&B Star Chris Brown Flaked On Atlanta Pride Event Because Gay Men Were At The Venue

According to a report published today by the Georgia Voice, R&B star and felony-convicted domestic abuser Chris Brown failed to appear at an Atlanta Pride event because there were a handful of gay men present in the crowd of 4000 lesbians. Georgia Voice editor Darian Aaron writes: Brown failed to show up at The Georgia Freight Depot nightclub as thousands …

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Gareth Thomas: Never Alone [VIDEO]

Excellent new web campaign from Guinness Beer. Clip recap: Gareth Thomas: Never Alone tells the story of how the former Wales captain’s greatest fear wasn’t the opposition he faced on the pitch, but the fear of rejection from everything he had known, because of his sexuality. The film celebrates the courage of Gareth, and most importantly, the empathy shown by …

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At The Rentboy Raid Protest [VIDEO]

Yesterday dozens of activists demonstrated outside the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn in protest against the raid on Rentboy.com headquarters. The New York Daily News reports: Chanting “Keep your laws off my body,” gay activists marched Thursday outside Brooklyn Federal Court demanding that prosecutors drop prostitution charges against seven employees of the Rentboy.com website. About 70 protesters — men and …

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