LIFE AFTER NOAH’S ARC: DARRYL STEPHENS RETURNS WITH ‘HEAD’

Actor, singer and screenwriter Darryl Stephens releases a new music track today. Stephens, former star of the cable TV drama series Noah’s Arc, has collaborated on a jam with Los Angeles-based songwriter-producer Ellis Miah. The track, simply entitled Head, can be streamed via Spotify. Stephens, who grew up in Los Angeles, rose to prominence playing lead character Noah Nicholson…

MEET THE GAY, PLUS-SIZE MODEL CHALLENGING BEAUTY STEREOTYPES

In the world of modelling, plus-size models are still something of a rarity when it comes to the catwalk. Although a handful of women are making names for themselves, men are even rarer. One man looking to change that is US model Ady Del Valle. The 31-year-old was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He divides his time…

KARAMO IS TIRED OF ‘PRETTY WHITE BOYS’ REPRESENTING LGBTI COMMUNITY IN FILM

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown is ‘tired’ of seeing the narrative of ‘pretty white boys’ representing the LGBTI community in film. In an interview with Insider, the Queer Eye culture guy was discussing gay coming-of-age film Call Me By Your Name. He said the film was ‘problematic’ for a number of reasons. Brown called out the age gap between…

UN MOVES LGBTI REFUGEES TO SAFE HOUSES IN NAIROBI AFTER KENYAN CAMP ATTACKS

The UN has transferred Kenyan LGBTI refugees to a safe house in Nairobi after they experienced violence from fellow refugees. About 30 LGBTI refugees received injuries in a vicious attack after trying to rally for improved conditions at Kakuma Refugee Camp. Locals and fellow refugees assaulted the LGBTI refugees outside the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) office. The sexual minorities…

NEW ALUMNI NETWORK LAUNCHED FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE FROM HBCU

Human Rights Foundation, the educational arm of the LGBTQ rights organization HRC, has announced it’s launching an LGBTI alumni network for those who attended HBCU.  HBCU stands for ‘historically black colleges and universities’. The network is being organized in conjunction with news site, HBCU Buzz. Details of the network were announced during HRC’s 13th annual…

MICHELLE OBAMA SNUCK OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE TO CELEBRATE MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed in her book, Becoming, that she snuck out of the White House on the night same-sex marriage became legal in the United States. ‘Looking out the window, I saw that beyond the gates on Pennsylvania Avenue, a big crowd of people had gathered in the summer dusk to see the lights,’…

THIS FLORIDA CITY IS NOW ENTIRELY RUN BY LGBTI PEOPLE

A Florida city is now entirely run by LGBTI people. Wilton Manors, near Fort Lauderdale, has a local government made entirely out of gay, bi and trans people. Scott Newton, the last straight commissioner, lost his re-election bid in the US midterm elections. There were two spots available for commissioner, and Newton lost both seats….

MALCOLM KENYATTA MAKES HISTORY AS BLACK GAY POLITICIAN IN PENNSYLVANIA

Malcolm Kenyatta was among the many LGBTI candidates celebrating success in the US midterm elections yesterday. Kenyatta, 27, won the 181st District of Pennsylvania in the states house. He is the second openly gay Representative, joining fellow Democrat Brian Sims. Sims has been in office since 2012 and yesterday enjoyed re-election. Kenyatta, of North Philadelphia, is also the…

LATRICE ROYALE URGES FLORIDA RESIDENTS TO VOTE BECAUSE SHE CAN’T

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Latrice Royale took to Instagram Saturday, 3 November to urge her followers to vote on 6 November. What happened? Royale, whose real name is Timothy Wilcox, is a Florida resident who lost voting rights following a stint in prison. ‘I made a mistake, I paid for my crime, I pay my…