TRINIDAD TRANS WOMAN SHOT & DUMPED IN RUBBISH IN MURDER SPREE

A well loved Trinidad and Tobago HIV activist at the center of the community has been killed in the Port of Spain in Trinidad. 28-year-old Sasha* Alister Patterson ‘was gunned down’ in a cruel attack at the Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair on Tuesday night, according to Newsday. The Western Division police subsequently arrested two…

TV PRODUCER SAY ‘F**K YOU’ TO HOMOPHOBIC FANS AFTER GAY KISS

TV producer Jeremy Slater has absolutely no time for homophobic fans. Slater is an executive producer on the Fox series The Exorcist, a sequel to the 1973 film. In a recent episode, excommunicated priest Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) travels to an island to investigate the paranormal. There, he shares a kiss with a friendly local…

TRANS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ‘NEGLECTED’ WHEN IT COME TO HIV PREVENTION

A new study has revealed that trans and gender diverse (TGD) communities were ‘neglected’ when it comes to HIV prevention. The Australian study released on World AIDS Day also showed that trans women ‘bear an extraordinarily heavy burden of HIV’. The study also found that more research needed to be done to HIV’s prevalence among trans men who have…

TOP PERFORMER DECLINES GAY PORN AWARD NOMINATIONS CITING INDUSTRY RACISM

Top gay porn actor Hugh Hunter has declined his nominations for the GayVN Awards, citing industry racism. The model and cabaret performer took the awards ceremony to task for confining POC actors and scenes into the ‘ethnic’ category. The GayVN Awards, launched in 1998 and returning for the first time since 2011, honor achievements in…

WATCH: HIV POSITIVE GUYS HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR HIV NEGATIVE GUYS

UK-based gay men’s health charity GMFA raises awareness around the health issues affecting gay men. Its latest campaign video highlights a fact that many in both the gay and straight world remain unaware: if you’re HIV positive and undetectable, you can’t pass on the virus. Undetectable means that someone with the virus is on effective treatment…

DISCOVERY GIVES US THE FIRST EVER STAR TREK GAY KISS

  It’s taken half a century, but Star Trek has finally seen a full-on gay kiss – on new Netflix series Star Trek Discovery. It’s a big step for Star Trek Discovery which has already delivered a number of LGBTI firsts. These include fulfilling Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s wish to have an openly gay crew member…

AUSTRALIA VOTES ‘YES’ TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

It’s official. The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage with the results of the country’s postal survey on the issue revealed today. More than 61% of people voted in favor of changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry, while 38.4% voted against. The votes were read out by Australia Statistician, David W. Kalisch, from the…

WATCH: THIS STUNNING SAME-SEX BALLET PROTEST ‘ABSURD’ AFRICAN ANTI-GAY LAWS

A South African ballet company is sending a strong message of support to LGBTI Africans in light of ‘absurd’ anti-gay laws. Joburg Ballet’s latest stunning creation features two female performers dancing through a sun-kissed house. But the meaning behind the piece is truly remarkable. The performance is in response to the jailing of 13 activists in…

HERE ARE THE BEST PLACES TO HEAR AUSTRALIA’S MARRIAGE EQUALITY RESULTS

With less than a week to go until Australians find out the results of the postal survey on marriage equality, hundreds of ‘results parties‘ are being planned around the country. The Equality Campaign is hosting Australia’s biggest event in Sydney and will feature live performances from leading entertainers. The community event will commence at 9am,…