Category Archives: #LGBT
Kit Harington wants better queer representation from Marvel, bless him

TwitterFacebook

Listen up, Marvel, the King in the North has a task for you. While promoting his upcoming film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington questioned the lack of queer representation in superhero movies – on and off screen, Variety reports.

“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington said. “That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?”

SEE ALSO: Peter Dinklage shares what Tyrion was thinking when Jon and Dany hooked up Read more…

More about Entertainment, Television, Movies, Disney, and Hbo

Source: https://mashable.com/article/kit-harington-queer-actors-marvel/

Russia's first ever gay Pride banned within 24 hours of being announced

pride-flag.jpg

Local authorities say ‘we will not hold any gay parades’ to ‘protect … our children from the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-gay-pride-banned-village-cancelled-yablonevy-novoulyanovsk-a8496171.html

Joe Biden launches 'As You Are' family acceptance campaign for LGBTQ youth

joe-biden.jpg

‘We all deserve to be safe, loved, and affirmed’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/joe-biden-foundation-as-you-are-lgbtq-campaign-obama-trump-a8483476.html

The best pictures from New York City Pride 2018

1-nyc-pride.jpg

Famous faces at the parade included Billie Jean King, Emma González and Lady Gaga

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/new-york-city-pride-2018-best-pictures-lgbtq-parade-billie-jean-king-lady-gaga-a8416051.html

After the Boy Scouts opens up to trans kids, queer kids and girls, the Mormons severed their 105-year relationship to scouting

The Church of Latter Day Saints insists that its decision to end over a century of close association with the Boy Scouts has nothing to do with the organization’s decision to admit girls, gay kids and trans kids — the Mormon leaders say that its launching of a competing scouting organization based on the “spiritual, social, physical and intellectual goals outlined by the church” is merely a coincidence.

(more…)

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/09/self-marginalizing.html

Jay-Z’s mum: ‘I was not free’ until I told son I was gay

_101204719_jay-zmum.jpg

The rapper’s mum has said how supportive her son was when she told him she was gay.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44029010

Janelle Monáe Comes Out As Pansexual

Tomorrow, Janelle Monáe will release her much-anticipated new album Dirty Computer. That’s a big deal, and it’s the reason that Monáe is the subject of a new Rolling Stone cover story. But Monáe doesn’t just talk about the story in that interview. She also reveals something profound about herself. More »

cBYa?d=yIl2AUoC8zA cBYa?i=FyebAwfE4JM:iz3RmTCd4xo:F7zBnMyn0 cBYa?i=FyebAwfE4JM:iz3RmTCd4xo:gIN9vFwOq cBYa?d=qj6IDK7rITs

Source: https://www.stereogum.com/1993486/janelle-monae-comes-out-as-pansexual/news/

Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide

160624120538-lgbt-national-monument-ston

Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide  CNNIn ‘protest suicide,’ lawyer famed for gay rights cases burns himself to death in New York  Los Angeles TimesGay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest  ABC NewsFamed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Prospect Park in protest suicide against fossil fuels  New York Daily NewsLawyer who killed himself in fossil fuels protest ‘put his heart and soul’ into all his work, colleague says  New York Daily NewsFull coverage

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/15/us/david-buckel-gay-rights-attorney-suicide/index.html

Trinidad and Tobago judge rules homophobic laws unconstitutional

3500.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&f

The ruling, which declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional, may soon lead to decriminalising gay sex

Gay sex between consenting men in Trinidad and Tobago could soon be decriminalised following a court judgment that campaigners said might spark similar decisions elsewhere in the Caribbean.

In a ruling on Thursday, judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act, which prohibited “buggery” and “serious indecency” between two men, criminalised consensual same-sex activity between adults, and were unconstitutional.

Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/trinidad-and-tobago-sexual-offences-act-ruled-unconstitutional

Applebee’s used ‘Come to My Window’ in a commercial and stripped it of all lesbian-ness

TwitterFacebook

At the top of any Gayest Songs of All Time list, you’ll find Melissa’s Etheridge’s “Come to My Window.” It’s hard to find a song more purely, authentically ’90s lesbian than one about two women staying up late so they can hang out in the light of the wolf moon.

That’s why it was so strange for many of us in the Xennial queer community to discover that Applebee’s had used “Come to My Window” in their most recent commercial and stripped the gay right out of it. In the Applebee’s interpretation, “Come to My Window” is less about lesbian sex, more about ordering cheesy quesadillas and mozzarella sticks from their drive thru window. Read more…

More about Melissa Etheridge, Applebees, Culture, and Web Culture

Source: https://mashable.com/2018/04/05/applebees-melissa-etheridge-appropriation-no/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

Next Page