Transgender Activist Sarah McBride Wins Democratic Nomination For Delaware State Senate

Transgender activist Sarah McBride won the Democratic nomination for Delaware’s state Senate seat, according to The Hill. By winning the nomination on Tuesday, it brought McBride one step closer to becoming the nation’s highest-ranking transgender elected official. McBride won over 91 percent of the vote for her party’s primary, according to CNN. In a series […]

Hagrid Actor Robbie Coltrane Defends J.K. Rowling Despite The Author Being Accused Of Transphobia

According to Pink News, Robbie Coltrane, who played Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, said that he stood by J.K. Rowling following the announcement of her new novel, which caused the bestselling author to be accused of transphobia. In the plot of Rowling’s new book, Troubled Blood, a male serial killer dresses as a […]

James Gunn Claims He Tried To Make Velma ‘Explicitly Gay’ In ‘Scooby-Doo’ But Studio Didn’t Allow It

James Gunn claimed he had tried to make Velma Dinkley “explicitly gay” in the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo movie, but the studio eventually blocked it from happening, TMZ reported earlier today. On Twitter yesterday, Gunn responded to a fan who asked him to make their “live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true,” saying he had done his […]

Trump Administration Is Planning To Repeal Protections For Transgender People In Homeless Shelters

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is moving forward with a proposal that would allow federally funded homeless shelters to force transgender people to live in homeless shelters that match their sex at birth, not their identified gender, NBC News reported on Thursday. If the new proposal passes, trans women could be forced […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Showrunner I. Marlene King Says ‘Emison Is Going Strong’

Pretty Little Liars showrunner I. Marlene King assured fans that “Emison is going strong,” in a tweet shared on Tuesday evening. “Emison” is the name given to the popular relationship between Shay Mitchell’s character, Emily Fields, and Sasha Pieterse’s character, Alison DiLaurentis. As the central LGBTQ+ romance on the teen drama, many fans of the […]

‘Supergirl’ Star Nicole Maines Shares Her Definition Of Pride

Nicole Maines is best known for her role as Nia Nal/Dreamer on The CW’s Supergirl, but the actress is also playing a major role as a trans activist off-screen. In a recent interview, Maines took a moment to explain how her definition of Pride has shifted this year, while highlighting her ultimate LGBTQ icon, according […]

Lena Waithe Stresses The Importance Of Black Queer Representation In Hollywood

Lena Waithe believes Hollywood needs more black, queer creatives to work on its projects. The Chi creator was a part of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter‘s virtual Pride Summit and Prom event. During the event, E! News reports that Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs, who stars in Waithe’s show, Twenties, had a conversation about representation […]

J.K. Rowling Gets Called Out On Twitter For Comments Perceived As Transphobic

J.K. Rowling, the author of the beloved Harry Potter series, was called out by thousands on Twitter Saturday evening for posting tweets that were perceived as transphobic, Variety reported. On Saturday afternoon, the author shared an article on her Twitter account about the disparities in menstrual hygiene around the world with a comment about the […]

Costa Rica Is Now The First Central American Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage, Reuters reported. The journey to marriage equality in the nation has been a long one. After decades of advocacy, in August of 2018, Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court ruled that it was illegal to prevent gay marriages. However, the court ruled […]

Bisexual Advocacy Group Claims They Own The Rights To The Bisexual Pride Flag

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the bisexual advocacy group BiNetUSA used their Twitter account to reach out to bisexual activist Jayne B. Shea asking her to “get in touch so we can discuss your use of the bisexual pride flag without any money going to our organization,” LGBTQ Nation reported. BiNet USA followed up with a […]

South Carolina Judge Rules 1988 Law That Prohibits LGBTQ Sex Ed In Public Schools Unconstitutional

A decades-old South Carolina law that prohibits teachers from discussing LGBTQ relationships and other issues in public schools, except in the context of sexually-transmitted diseases, has been ruled unconstitutional, NBC News reports. Back in 1988, South Carolina legislators passed a bill that prohibited public school teachers from discussing “alternate sexual lifestyles from heterosexual relationships,” putting […]

Rosario Dawson Comes Out As LGBTQ+ After Hinting About Being A Part Of The Community

Actress and activist Rosario Dawson decided to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in a recent interview. The Rent star spoke to Bustle and shared that she was a part of the LGBTQ+ community two years after she caused speculation about her sexuality on social media. According to Hollywood Life, Dawson captioned […]

‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out As Gay In A Charming Instagram Video

Rick Cosnett, who previously starred in the CW series, The Flash, came out as gay on Valentine’s Day in an Instagram video, reports Entertainment Weekly. The actor filmed himself in a selfie-style video. He started by saying, “Hi everyone. Dramatic pause. I’m gay.” The charming video continued with the Australian actor discussing why he felt […]

Church Of England Sparks Controversy With Statement That Sex Is For Married Heterosexual Couples Only

The Church of England has recently issued pastoral guidance in response to a Supreme Court ruling that mixed-sex couples should also have the right to a civil partnership. As the first mixed-sex civil partnerships become registered, the church seeks to affirm its stance on homosexuality and same-sex partnerships, according to pastoral guidance issued on the […]

Lena Waithe And Wife Alana Mayo Split Two Months After Announcing Their Marriage

Emmy winner Lena Waithe and her wife Alana Mayo are ending their marriage two months after they went public with their union. E! News was the first to report that the Queen and Slim writer, 35 and Mayo, 34 have decided to split after several years together. The outlet reports that both women released a […]

Utah Bans So-Called ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ For Minors, Becomes 19th State To Do So

Utah has become the 19th state to ban so-called “Gay Conversion Therapy,” a widely-discredited practice that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation through therapeutic interventions, PBS News reports. The passage of the law was somewhat unexpected, considering Utah’s status as one of the most religiously-conservative states in the nation. Representative Craig Hall, a Republican, […]

Hallmark Channel Pulls Commercial Featuring Same-Sex Kiss After Christian Group Complains

The Hallmark Channel has pulled an ad for wedding-registry site Zola after one or more Christian groups complained about the commercial, which features a kiss between two women, the Advocate reports. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Hallmark sparked the ire of a Christian group, One Million Moms, which is itself affiliated with the American […]

Christian Group Calls For Changes To Hallmark Channel After Network Airs Commercial Showing Same-Sex Kiss

A Christian group known as “One Million Moms” is asking for its members to sign a petition calling for The Hallmark Channel to stop airing commercials with LGBTQ content, after a commercial aired that showed a kiss between two women, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. Wedding-planning and registry website Zola aired a commercial on the channel that […]

Utah Substitute Teacher Told Her Class ‘Homosexuality Is Wrong,’ Got Shown The Door After Students Complained

A Utah substitute teacher berated a boy in her classroom for being thankful for having two dads. She was escorted out of the building still trying to convince her superiors that she was in the right, after other students complained, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The unidentified teacher was teaching in a 5th-grade classroom at […]

Tennessee Town Cancels Christmas Parade, Possibly Because ‘Love Everybody’ Float Spurred Threats Of Violence

A Tennessee town has canceled a Christmas parade after a planned float spurred threats of violence, The Tennesseean reports. Apparently, some residents took offense to the float’s LGBTQ theme. However, plans are afoot to make the parade happen, possibly on an alternate day. The town of Troy, along the Kentucky border, announced in a Facebook […]

Dallas Straight Pride Event Brings Exactly Two People, Both From Out Of Town

A Straight Pride event in Dallas brought only two people, both of whom were from out of town, Dallas Voice reports. The woman who organized the event didn’t show up. Teresa Stephens Richenberger from Liberty City, Texas, organized the event, under the auspices of the group Protecting Our Next Generation. According to a Facebook post […]

Lena Waithe Reveals That She Quietly Married Her Longtime Girlfriend, Alana Mayo

Lena Waithe recently shared with John Legend that she is officially a married woman after secretly tying the knot with her longtime love, Alana Mayo. The actress and writer revealed her news during her appearance on The Ellen Show. According to Essence magazine, Waithe revealed to guest host Legend that she was officially off the […]

Nico Tortorella Shares Plans For ‘Queer’ Thanksgiving And Polyamory Advice

Actor Nico Tortorella will be enjoying a queer Thanksgiving dinner with their mother this year, despite being disinvited from family gatherings in the past. According to a report from Us Weekly, the Younger star and their wife, Bethany Meyers, both identify as non-binary individuals and the couple lives a lifestyle that many people — including […]

Always Removes Venus Symbol, Associated With Femininity, To Be Inclusive Of Transgender, Nonbinary Customers

Proctor & Gamble, the manufacturer of the Always line of feminine hygiene products, will be removing a symbol long associated with women and femininity from its packaging in order to be more inclusive of transgender and nonbinary users, CNN reports. For millennia, the ♀ symbol (a circle with a cross extending) has been associated with […]

Kellogg’s Releases ‘Spirit Day’ Cereal To Combat LGBTQ Bullying, Angry Internet Users Respond

Kellogg’s recently partnered with gay-rights advocacy group GLAAD in an effort to combat bullying and raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, releasing a special-edition box in honor of Spirit Day. However, as Yahoo Lifestyle reports, some Twitter users are not pleased with the idea of a breakfast cereal being used as a tool to advocate LGBTQ […]

Middle School Girl Causes Controversy By Wearing A Shirt Reading ‘We’re All Lesbians’

A middle school girl by the name of Justice Cillo-Smith from New Jersey caused quite a controversy regarding LGBTQ issues recently because of a t-shirt. This particular shirt was inspired by the Broadway musical The Prom, which Cillo-Smith had recently seen. The musical follows several high school students who work to help out a fellow […]

Chick-Fil-A Forced To Close Its Only U.K. Location, Under Pressure From LGBTQ Activists

Chick-Fil-A, the American fast food restaurant known for its founders’ anti-LGBTQ activism, has learned that the lease on its one and only U.K. location will not be renewed following pressure from LGBTQ activists. As BBC News reports, Chick-Fil-A has been planning a major expansion into Europe, and its (so-far) only U.K. location opened last week, […]

Louisiana High School Turns Down Free Lunch For Teachers From Chick-Fil-A ‘Out Of Respect For LGBTQ Staff’

A Louisiana high school has turned down an offer of free lunches for its teachers from Chick-Fil-A because the principal believes taking the meals would be disrespectful to its LGBTQ staff, Newsweek reports. Chick-Fil-A’s owners are known for their anti-LGBTQ advocacy. The College Football Playoff Foundation (CFPF) has been offering free meals from Chick-Fil-A to […]

Sade’s Transgender Son Thanks His Mom In Heartfelt Message & Attaches Rare New Photo Of Her

Sade’s son, Izaak Adu, 23, shared a touching post about his mother on Instagram following his reassignment surgery, per The Daily Mail. Izaak shared a recent photo with his mom where they appear to be at a restaurant. Her son has his arm wrapped around the ’80s icon who is smiling in the shot. The […]

Lil Nas X Talks About Coming Out & Current Relationships

Chart-topper Lil Nas X was booked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. The performer’s appearance alongside the comedian sparked a very candid chat when the host asked the rapper about his decision to come out as gay. This happened when the hitmaker’s song, “Old Town Road,” was dominating the music charts this past summer. […]

California High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Meeting Disrupted By Classmates Bearing MAGA Flags

A California high school’s first meeting of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) was disrupted by teenagers waving Make America Great Again (MAGA) flags and allegedly shouting anti-gay slurs, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. Back on August 28, according to a parent of one of the teens in the GSA, the group was to have its first meeting at […]

YouTube Sued By Various LGBTQ Video-Makers Claiming Discrimination

YouTube and its parent company Google are being sued by various LGBTQ video-makers claiming that the video-sharing site discriminates against LGBTQ content and creators, reported the BBC. The group is claiming that YouTube specifically targets LGBTQ videos to reduce their visibility and advertising. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday night in California, alleges that the video-streaming […]

Modesto, California Joins Boston In Planning A Straight Pride Parade

A “Straight Pride” parade is in the works for Modesto, California, Yahoo News reports. If it’s approved, the Central California city will join Boston, Massachusetts in hosting such parades. As reported in June by The Inquisitr, a group calling themselves “Super Happy Fun America” applied for permission to have a “Straight Pride” parade in Boston. […]

Netflix Makes It Clear That They Are Not Sponsoring Boston’s Controversial Straight Pride Parade

According to CNN, organizers of a Straight Pride Parade, set to take place in Boston in August, included a Netflix logo on their website regarding potential corporate sponsors, to which Netflix reacted immediately and threatened to pursue legal action if the logo was not removed. “You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal […]

‘Good Trouble’ Star Daisy Eagan Talks LGBTQ Representation In The Industry

Freeform’s Good Trouble currently has some of the most diverse characters on television, and actress Daisy Eagan is discussing how the entertainment industry has changed over the years as it relates to LGBTQ representation, according to a report from Pop Culture. The show is a spin-off of The Fosters, which originally focused on an interracial […]

‘Fuller House’ Star Juan Pablo Di Pace Opens Up About Being A Gay Man

Fuller House star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Juan Pablo Di Pace is publicly opening up about his experiences as a gay man for the first time during his own TEDx talk, according to a report from Pop Culture. In the TEDx talk, which was recorded in March and recently uploaded to YouTube, Di […]

NYPD Investigating Vandalized Megan Rapinoe Posters As Homophobic Hate Crime

Posters of the U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were vandalized with homophobic slurs at the New York City subway station Monday. According to the New York Post, the vandal wrote on Rapinoe’s face and forehead with a marker on eight posters displayed in the Bryant Park subway station. The degrading remarks on the posters […]

Straight Pride Parade Organizers Called Cops After Getting A ‘Suspicious Envelope,’ It Was Filled With Glitter

At least three of the organizers of Boston’s upcoming “Straight Pride Parade” called the police after receiving “suspicious” envelopes in the mail, with at least one case leading to a hazmat team shutting down and evacuating an entire block, CNN reports. The packages all contained glitter. Samson Racioppi is a founding member of the group […]

Julianne Hough Spreads LGBTQ Pride Spirit By Dancing With Conor Mckenzie On Instagram

Julianne Hough decided to see Pride Month out with a bang by joining with a dancer she had never met in real life. Jules, as she calls herself, actually first came across Conor Mckenzie on social media. Conor, who considers himself a content creator, flexibility guru, and an optimist, explained their connection on Instagram, “Strutting […]

Pittsburgh Library Cancels ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ After Threats Made Against Similar Programs

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library has canceled its final Drag Queen Story Hour after threats were made against similar programs, The Pittsburgh Current reports. The final installment of the series, in which men in drag read stories to children, had been scheduled for Friday morning (June 29), after previous installments of the series had gone off without […]

Florida Library Cancels ‘Pride Prom’ After Getting Threats, Pushback From Religious Leaders

A Florida library has canceled an event aimed at providing a “safe space” for LGBTQ youth after local religious leaders opposed it, and library officials started getting threats, CNN reports. The Jacksonville Public Library had scheduled the Storybook Pride Prom event for Friday (June 28). The event was intended to connect LGBTQ youth, ages 14-18, […]

Taylor Swift Drives Donations To LGBTQ Advocacy Group With ‘You Need To Calm Down’

Taylor Swift’s music video for her new song, “You Need to Calm Down,” is awash in LGBT iconography and in clear support of the community. Swift’s lyrics are highly political — they speak loudly against hate against the LGBT community — and are a huge shift from her usual work. With the line “Why are […]

Florida Woman Outraged After Being Made To Remove LGBTQ Pride Flag By Her Condo Association

A Florida woman is outraged after her Homeowners Association (HOA) at the condominium complex where she lives ordered her to take down an LGBTQ pride flag, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. Robin Chipman, a retired commercial interior designer, lives in a beachside condominium complex in St. Petersburg. What’s more, her condo is adjacent to the site of […]

Utah High School Football Players Suspended Indefinitely For Burning Pride Flag, Posting Video

Two Utah high school football players have been suspended indefinitely after they appeared in a video burning an LGBTQ pride flag, which was then posted on social media, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. In the video, someone can be heard laughing and saying, “All gays die.” The video was recorded last week, and then posted to Snapchat. […]

Gay Makeup Artist Opens Up About Bride Refusing To Hire Her Because Of Her Sexuality

Kristian Cardenas, who runs Makeup & Hair by Kristian, recently took to Twitter to share screenshots of a conversation she had with a bride who had contacted her about potentially doing her hair and makeup for her wedding. While Cardenas was careful to edit out any identifying information, her screenshots revealed the bride approached her […]

Two Thirds Of LGBTQ Employees Are In The Closet At Work, Says New Survey

Two thirds of LGBTQ individuals with jobs remain in the closet at work, according to a new survey conducted by Verizon Media. What’s more, as Yahoo Finance reports, male LGBTQ employees are far less likely to be “out” at work than their female counterparts. Legalized Discrimination In The Workplace One of the principal reasons for […]

Tennessee Cop Grayson Fritts Allegedly Gave Sermon At His Church Calling For Arrest, Execution Of LGBT People

Tennessee sheriff’s deputy Grayson Fritts is in hot water for allegedly giving a sermon at his church calling for the government to arrest and execute members of the LGBT community. The Knox County Attorney General’s Office announced that it is investigating the sermon from the detective, delivered to All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, where […]

Wisconsin Is Flying The Rainbow Flag Over The State Capitol Building For The First Time Ever

Wisconsin’s government has hoisted the LGBTQ pride flag over the State Capitol Building for the first time ever, CNN reports. The move coincides with a similar one made by the state of New York the same week. On Friday, Governor Tony Evers created an executive order that directs the pride flag to be flown over […]

‘A Category One Insurrection’: U.S. Embassies Defy Donald Trump, Hoist Rainbow Flags For Pride Month

Some U.S. diplomats have sought to defy or otherwise circumvent a Trump administration directive in which the State Department will reject all requests of embassies seeking to fly rainbow flags during LGBTQ Pride Month this year, The Washington Post reports. Presently, the exterior facades of the U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, are each […]

For Pride Month, Alabama Mayor Suggests ‘Killing Out’ The LGBTQ Community, Plus Maybe Socialists

An Alabama mayor is under fire after incendiary comments that he posted on Facebook directed towards the LGBTQ community, among others, CBS News reports. Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, made the comments just as Pride Month kicked off. He has since made a statement to the local newspaper, the Daily Mountain Eagle, […]