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Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Papuashvili, April 2024 Photo: Zhaslan Zhumabekov/via WIkipedia A lawmaker with the ruling party of Georgia has introduced legislation that would strip the rights of same-sex couples, ban depictions of homosexuality in media, and outlaw all LGBTQ+-related gatherings. The chilling legislation bears all the hallmarks of Russian President Vladimir
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This Pride season, the luxury automotive brand is saluting the country’s queer community by spotlighting some of its most influential and daring leaders. From Emmy-winning storytellers and sports heroes to musicians who have provided the soundtracks to our lives while advocating for equality, these 10 Canadian LGBTQ+ luminaries are at the top of their fields.
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American Family Association founder Donald Wildmon The American Family Association (AFA), the long-running hate group founded by bigoted Christian minister Donald Wildmon, is fighting Pride Month with some anti-Pride merch including a couple of t-shirts, a sticker, and a screen saver. They’ve also recycled some old books as part of their Pride Month counteroffensive, too
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Hank Kunneman Photo: X video screenshot A Christian nationalist pastor and self-proclaimed “prophet” is spreading the lie that schools are putting litterboxes in bathrooms because “mentally disturbed, demonically possessed” students are identifying as cats. The claim has been repeatedly refuted by school districts and journalists, but right-wingers continue to repeat it as a way to vilify
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Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) shares an image of Rudy Giuliani as a drag queen with former President Donald Trump. Photo: X video screenshot Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA), the nation’s first out gay immigrant congressman, recently blasted House Republicans — and anti-LGBTQ+ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) — over the party’s proposed amendment banning drag performances on military
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Three teenagers — two minors and a 19-year-old — were arrested in Spoken, Washington after security cameras revealed them defacing a Pride display painted on a street front at a public park. Now the company that provided the scooters used in the vandalism has implemented a high-tech solution to prevent further vandalism. Recordings showed 19-year-old Ruslan
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RuPaul at the 75th Emmy Awards in January 2024 Photo: Kevork Djansezian-USA TODAY via IMAGN With LGBTQ+ rights under fire across the U.S. and around the world, RuPaul of Drag Race fame is following her own prescription for fighting back: “You better work!” Since starting the Drag Defense Fund in April 2023, the drag icon
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Sep 23, 2020; Washington, DC: Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann stand during a private ceremony for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC Martha-Ann Alito, the wife of far-right Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, was caught in a recorded conversation complaining about her neighbors’ Pride flag, going
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Who else but hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss could “spill the tea” on their weekly show “If These Walls Could Talk” live from Pangea Restaurant on the Lower Eastside of NYC, with their unique style of honest, and emotional interviews, sharing the fascinating backstory of celebrities, entertainers, recording artists, writers and artists and bringing their
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In April of 2023, right-wing podcaster Steven Crowder announced that he and his wife, Hilary, were divorcing—an event, he explained to listeners of Louder with Crowder, to which he did not consent. She “didn’t want to be married anymore,” he said, “and in the state of Texas, that is completely permitted.”   Crowder, upset, lamented: “My beliefs
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Wendy Stuart will be hosting TriVersity Talk! this Wednesday at 7 PM ET with featured guest Alexander Scelso AKA Sitanya Face. TriVersity Talk! is a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community. With TriVersity Talk!, the goal is to laugh and learn. TriVersity Talk! Is
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Comics are one of the most intriguing art forms out there, and LGBTQ+ cartoonists push the boundaries of what comics can express. These queer artists are telling their own stories — sometimes to their own community, sometimes to general audiences. While there have likely been LGBTQ+ cartoonists as long as there have been comics, queer
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An affordable housing complex set to open next year in Pittsburgh will address housing issues faced by the city’s LGBTQ+ seniors. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, Western Pennsylvania’s largest aging services provider, is leading the project, which began construction in May and aims to open in fall 2025. The 48-unit Mosaic Apartments
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JK Rowling in 2011 Photo: Shutterstock Transphobic writer JK Rowling lashed out at women who kiss other women, saying that they want the “eradication of single-sex” facilities. Rowling made the comment in response to a clip from interior designer Jennifer Welch’s and lawyer Angie Sullivan’s podcast, where they talked with queer influencer Matt Bernstein about
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