PRIDE MONTH MAY BE OVER, BUT LGBTQ WRATH MONTH HAS BEGUN

Say goodbye to LGBTQ Pride month. Say hello to LGBTQ Wrath month. As the religious right trotted out their condemnations and concerns about Pride, one of the most common tropes is that pride is one of the seven deadly sins. Since the Old Testament also says homosexuality is a sin, when you combine the two…

APPLE IS RELEASING A NEW PRIDE WATCH FACE & HERE’S HOW TO GET IT

Apple released a limited edition rainbow colored band for it’s popular iWatch last June, but this year current customers won’t have to pay to show their pride. The company will launch a new watch face for the electronic device today – and it will be available for free starting today. Inspired by the rainbow flag,…

QUEER YOUTH ARE USING GRINDR FOR A LOT MORE THAN HOOKING UP

Gay and bisexual teens are using popular “hookup apps” like Scruff and Grindr to find more than just a sexual relations, according to new research from Northwestern University. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that the apps are being used by more than half of sexually active gay and bisexual identified males…

GRINDR IS TELLING OTHER COMPANIES IF YOU’R HIV POSITIVE

The gay hookup app Grindr is in damage control mode after a Norwegian nonprofit exposed that the company is sharing users’ HIV status and other personal information with two other corporations. Buzzfeed News independently confirmed the allegations by the researchers. Apptimize and Localytics, companies that help “optimize” apps, are being sent Grindr users’ HIV status and the date they were last…

DEATH PENALTY FOR THE MAN WHO KILLED AN 8-YEAR OLD HE THOUGHT WAS GAY

A jury in California recommended the death penalty to a man who was convicted of killing an 8-year-old boy for being gay. Isauro Aguirre was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Pearl Sinthia Fernandez’s son Gabriel Fernandez. The boy was found in May, 2013, with a cracked skull, broken ribs, and burns, and…

GENDER FLUID: GRINDR ISN’T JUST FOR GAY MEN ANY LONGER

Grindr, the popular hookup app for gay men, has gone genderfluid to be more inclusive of transgender people and women. A new update being pushed out this week will add more options for users to self identify their gender and choose their pronouns. The update was done to make the app more trans-friendly. The company announced the…

OBAMA HAS CHOSE A GAY ARTIST TO PAINT HIS OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Former president Barack Obama has chosen gay artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. Wiley is best known for his vibrant paintings of young African American men in a glorified yet hyper realistic and modern style. Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, will paint Michelle Obama‘s portrait. Sherald’s work often centers around…

STUPID THINGS STRAIGHT GUYS SAY TO BI GUYS

Bisexuality is not a hard concept to grasp, but you wouldn’t know it based on the litany of stupid and at times downright offensive questions that get thrown the bi community’s way. In honor of Bi Week, YouTuber La’Ron Readus created a hilarious video of what it’s like to be a bisexual man in a heteronormative world. Questions…

HILLARY CLINTON DELIVERS A TOUCHING EULOGY FOR EDIE WINDSOR

At the Temple Emanu-El in New York yesterday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a eulogy for marriage equality activist Edie Windsor. Windsor, who passed away Tuesday at age 88, is best known for her 2013 Supreme Court victory that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Clinton recounted the life of Windsor, including her time working for IBM when very few…