BOTSWANA AGREES TO RECOGNIZE TRANSGENDER MAN IN LANDMARK CASE

Botswana has agreed to recognise a transgender man’s identity after a historic court ruling earlier this year, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) confirmed on Tuesday. The registrar of the southern African nation said it will supply the man – identified only as ND due to a court order – with a new official identity document declaring…

RAINBOW MEMORIAL COMPLETED BY PULSE NIGHTCLUB IN MEMORY OF 49 KILLED

A rainbow crossing has been completed connecting two streets next to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It comes after thousands of people signed a petition calling for a rainbow memorial to remember the victims of the shooting. The gay nightclub was the scene of horrific events in June 2016, when 49 people were murdered…

RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL-STARS SEASON 3 HAS BEEN CONFIRMED

A third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars has been confirmed by VH1. The show brings back your favourite queens from past seasons as they go head to head as they eliminate each other, rather than the choice being down to Mama Ru. As well as the third season of All Stars, the network has also…

APPLE WATCH RAINBOW STRAP WILL RAISE MONEY FOR LGBT CHARITIES

Proceeds from a rainbow Apple Watch strap will go towards LGBT charities, the tech giant has confirmed. Apple launched the custom watch strap as it updated its Watch range earlier this year. The line-up included a £49 ($49) rainbow strap, billed by Apple as a special “Pride Edition”. In a first for the company, the product directly…

THIS BLACK GAY COUPLE ARE FIGHTING STEREOTYPES ABOUT RACE & SEXUALITY

A gay black couple has opened up about how they fight back against stereotypes about their race and sexuality. Dominic and Nick are a gay couple who have been together for over seven years and have known each other since they were teenagers. The pair recently shared their heartwarming story on The Way We Met, an Instagram account…

PULSE NIGHTCLUB OWNER ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A MEMORIAL

The owner of Pulse, the gay nightclub where 49 people were killed in a terror attack last year, has announced plans for a memorial on the site. The attack on the Orlando venue last June also saw 53 people injured at the hands of gunman Omar Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with police….

THIS AD WAS APPARENTLY ‘TOO GAY FOR TV’

A lubricant brand has claimed that its ad was banned from being shown opposite RuPaul’s Drag Race on its new channel. For its current tenth season, reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race has made the jump from LGBT channel Logo to ‘mainstream’ cable channel VH1. However, not all the show’s advertisers survived the jump – and…