EDITH WINDSOR, PLAINTIFF IN LANDMARK SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE, DIES

Edith “Edie” Windsor, the LGBTQ activist and lead plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case, died Tuesday at age 88, The New York Times reports. Windsor came to national prominence after she sued the federal government for not recognizing her marriage to her late first wife. Her case, United States v. Windsor, ultimately made…

ORLANDO TO PURCHASE PULSE NIGHTCLUB & TURN IT INTO A MEMORIAL

The city of Orlando, Florida has reached a deal to purchase the Pulse nightclub and turn it into a memorial for the victims of what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s office confirmed the queer nightclub’s $2.25 million purchase in an email to The Huffington Post Tuesday, pending a November 14…

YOUNG THUG SAYS HE WANTS PEOPLE TO ‘STOP BELIEVING IN GENDERS’

Rapper Young Thug is once again pushing beyond traditional notions of gender and gender-based expectations. This time, the artist is doing so an interview for his cover on V Magazine. Born Jeffery Lamar Williams, the Atlanta rapper challenged gendered attitudes and assumptions when he wore a long, ruffled dress on the cover of his “JEFFERY” mixtape in Aug….

STUNNING VIDEO SHOWS FIRST PRIDE FLAG LAUNCHED INTO OUTER SPACE

Now there’s a new reason to seriously start investigating the possibility of civilian space travel: one of our favorite non-profit organizations just declared the universe LGBT-friendly. Planting Peace’s latest display of solidarity with the queer community involves a Pride flag, a high altitude balloon and a GoPro camera. The group, which regularly launches social activism campaigns to…

MAGIC & COOKIE JOHNSON OPEN UP ABOUT THEIR SON COMING OUT AS GAY

Cookie and Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., sat down with “Good Morning America” on Wednesday for a rare and candid joint conversation about living with Magic’s HIV-positive status and their collective journey to loving their gay son. The interview was pegged to Believing in Magic: My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, and Keeping the Faith, Cookie’s new memoir,…

RuPAUL JUST MADE HISTORY WITH HIS FIRST EMMY WIN

Watch out Hollywood ― RuPaul just permanently cemented his legacy with a groundbreaking Emmy win for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. The win is historic for a number of reasons ― the least of which being that “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a reality competition for drag queens. “Drag Race” airs on Logo TV ― an LGBT…

MAN WHO BURNED GAY COUPLE WITH BOILING WATER GETS 40 YEARS IN PRISON

A Georgia man who doused a gay couple with boiling water in their sleep has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.  On Wednesday, Martin Blackwell was found guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the Feb. 12 attack on Anthony Gooden, Jr. and Marquez Tolbert, the Associated Press reports. Both Tolbert, 21, and…

DERRICK GORDON: I DIDN’T GET A FAIR SHOT @ THE NBA BECAUSE I’M GAY

The professional sports world is still a tough place to make it if you’re a queer man, at least according to Derrick Gordon.  Gordon, who broke boundaries in 2014 as the first openly gay player in the NCAA, told Asbury Park Press, “I didn’t get a fair shot to show what I could do” in the NBA, claiming that…

GAY BOXER WILL HONOR ORLANDO VICTIMS WITH UPCOMING FIGHT

The country’s first openly gay boxer will take to the ring to honor the memory of those killed in the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.  Orlando Cruz, who came out in 2012, will face off against Alejandro “Alex’’ Valdez, three days after the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 more injured, the Orlando…