¿HOW IS A QUEER COMMUNITY BORN?

It is born out of conflict; it is born by accepting the challenges of life, by getting defeated, by falling down and by rising again. Is not queer community the foundation stone of all neurosis? Many of us have a ‘love-hate’ relationship with each other. Rare are people who are not wounded for life, and…

CANADA IS MAKING ITS NATIONAL ANTHEM GENDER-NEUTRAL

Canadian MPs have voted to make changes to the country’s national anthem to make it gender-inclusive. The country’s Parliament is currently addressing a bill, tabled by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, which tweaks the country’s national anthem O Canada. The bill, which passed by a vote of  219-79 on a free vote thanks to a cross-party coalition of support, would…

‘MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN’: NEW COLLECTION CELEBRATES AMERICAN GAY PRIDE

American Apparel’s new clothing range celebrates gay pride month and mocks Donald Trump. The clothes feature bright colours and slogans reminiscent of the Republican candidate’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign, but without the racist undertones. An iconic sloganed red cap even features in the fabulous collection that ranges between $24 and $30. The clothes have…

‘IT GETS BETTER’ LAUNCHES INSPIRING NEW PROJECT TO CELEBRATE 5TH BIRTHDAY

Five years after its launch, the It Gets Better Project is looking toward the future and continuing its work countering anti-LGBT bullying and suicide rates among queer youth. The organization announced today the “5 Years Better” campaign in honor of the five-year anniversary of founder Dan Savage posting the first-ever It Gets Better video. For the “5 Years…

THE GAY "COMMUNITY"

In the modern day we live in it’s hard to be alone, it’s hard to find yourself able to not be touched by the multifaceted tools of humanity. But if we’re so connected to society and the world as we know it, how is it so easy to feel alone? How is it so easy…

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA & TRANSPHOBIA (IDAHOT)

May 17, 2014 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the biggest LGBTI solidarity event in the world. May 17 actions are set to take place in over 120 countries today. Before 3am (UTC), at the start of the Day worldwide, various top global figures have already come out in support for…

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Every November 20, transgender people and their allies come together for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an observance that honors the memory of the transgender people lost to hate and violence during the past year. In 2012, 53% of anti-LGBT homicide victims were transgender women. The majority were transgender women of color. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, founder…

WATCH: MOVING PSA SHOWS STRUGGLE OF HOMELESS GAY YOUTH

Elton John, Jamie Foxx, and other luminaries appear in a moving public service announcement in support of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, which is drawing attention to the issue of homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles. Directed by Trent Kendrick and produced by Michael Fossat, the short film follows a young boy who is…

¡NO MORE BULLIES: GO PURPLE FOR #SPIRITDAY!

“Spirit Day was started by a high school student in 2010 as a way to prevent bullying and show support for LGBT youth. Roughly eight out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment while at schools and as many as 63 percent of them report they also feel unsafe, according to GLAAD. The event takes place…

¡TELL GLBT YOUTH YOU’VE GOT THEIR BACK!

Tons of folks have already pledged to go purple online and wear purple on October 17, to stand against bullying for Spirit Day. Have you? Take the pledge now at www.glaad.org/spiritday to send the message that bullying isn’t cool with you, and to tell LGBT youth, “I’ve got your back.” Check out the list of famous faces…

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

In the Beginning, There Was a March On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in the founding of a number of LGBT organizations, including the National Latino/a Gay & Lesbian Organization…