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An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’

An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“Being out as a trans man isn’t new in my personal life, but it’s new in the public sphere,” says Yance Ford, whose documentary “Strong Island” is about the aftermath of his brother’s violent death.

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'Made in Chelsea' star Ollie Locke has launched 'Bumble’s little brother' to the London and New York gay dating scenes

'Made in Chelsea' star Ollie Locke has launched 'Bumble’s little brother' to the London and New York gay dating scenes | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The app has teamed up with elite dating club Social Concierge to launch events — and they want to get bankers from Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan involved.

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Mike Pence Responds After Gay Skater Adam Rippon Nixes Meeting

Mike Pence Responds After Gay Skater Adam Rippon Nixes Meeting | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Mike Pence responds after openly gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon declines a meeting with the Vice President due to his anti-LGBT measures

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Barry Rothbart Explains His Job at a Gay Nudist Colony (Shoot This Now Podcast)

Barry Rothbart Explains His Job at a Gay Nudist Colony (Shoot This Now Podcast) | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Barry Rothbart talks to the "Shoot This Now" podcast about being a heterosexual videographer at a gay nudist colony, where he also had to be nude

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FCB/Six Turned the Pride Flag Into a Data Slider to Help LGBTQ People Travel Safely

FCB/Six Turned the Pride Flag Into a Data Slider to Help LGBTQ People Travel Safely | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The bars show how welcoming a city is, across six metrics.

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I – a Lesbian – Dressed Up as Toby Young to Get Into Gentlemen's Clubs

I – a Lesbian – Dressed Up as Toby Young to Get Into Gentlemen's Clubs | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In 2000, Toby Young "dressed as a lesbian" to try to deceive women in gay bars into kissing him. Seventeen years later, can I reverse the trick?
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It’s Time to Stop Labeling Our Sexuality

It’s Time to Stop Labeling Our Sexuality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In the queer community, it's all too easy to box ourselves in with labels like "daddy" and "boy." But if we don't break those stereotypes down, we'll never move forward.

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The script for how to be gay: A story of Will and Grace

The script for how to be gay: A story of Will and Grace | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Even as a good Christian boy in Delaware, I knew deep down I was homosexual. But I didn’t know, until I started reading Will & Grace transcripts, that being gay was so much more

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LGBT Life in the South

LGBT Life in the South | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT people in the South continue to face obstacles at higher rates than the rest of the country. Yet LGBT Southerners are resilient and continue to thrive.

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‘Love Wins,’ says Barbie’s new T-shirt. ‘Wonderful!’ say many in the LGBT community

‘Love Wins,’ says Barbie’s new T-shirt. ‘Wonderful!’ say many in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An official Barbie Instagram page posted a photo of two dolls wearing ‘Love Wins’ shirts, designed by Aimee Song for LGBT Pride Month 2017

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Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me

Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It’s one thing to know your son is gay — it’s another to see the proof.

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Hollywood bar mitzvah marks turning point for gay ex-Mormon Jewish comedian

Hollywood bar mitzvah marks turning point for gay ex-Mormon Jewish comedian | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This story is sponsored by the Schusterman Foundation. When H. Alan Scott looked up through the mikvah waters, he says he saw the shadows of his past and present lives undulating above him: Poor Mormon kid. Gay man. Comedian. Cancer survivor. Then his head broke the surface for the third time, and he felt that at las

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On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring

On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Ben Loehnen writes about the loss of his husband and almost losing his treasured Cartier wedding ring.

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Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination?

Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Some say it is high time that apps like Grindr changed their filter features.

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She's straight, he's gay: A very short history of the "mixed orientation" marriage

She's straight, he's gay: A very short history of the "mixed orientation" marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Josh and Lolly Weed tried to make it work — one’s gay, the other isn’t — but in 2018, the experiment is ending

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I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.

I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Nearly 700,000 adults in the country have been subjected to this harmful practice.

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How to Cope When You're Gay and Lonely

How to Cope When You're Gay and Lonely | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Everyone feels isolated at some point, but for members of the LGBTQ community, that loneliness hits harder.

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Doug Jones's Gay Son Gives Mike Pence Serious Side-Eye, Becomes Viral Meme

Doug Jones's Gay Son Gives Mike Pence Serious Side-Eye, Becomes Viral Meme | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in as Alabama's newest U.S. senator after beating Republican Roy Moore in a tight race—and all eyes were on Jones's son. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence as Jones's wife, Louise

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We Need To Talk About LGBT Representation, Apparently

We Need To Talk About LGBT Representation, Apparently | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Five days ago, on Dec. 17, Seventeen tweeted the following: "Moana" Directors Say an LGBTQ Disney Princess Could Be Coming Soon"  And to most sensible people, this was terrifically exciting news. In a time where there is marriage equality in all fifty states and LGBTQ rights have never been more abundant (or so we’re repeatedly told by the heterosexual masses, who are of course experts in the topic of LGBTQ experience) surely it makes sense that we start normalising LGBTQ individuals even further? And what better way could there be to achieve that than through the introduction of a beloved Disney character? To show children of all ages that love is not a sin or crime, but is a beautiful thing that should be felt and enjoyed by all without limitation? Well, unfortunately, this was not a sentiment shared by all.

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When It Comes to Consent in Gay Spaces, We Should Be Careful Not to Confuse Sex-Positivity With Predatory Behavior

When It Comes to Consent in Gay Spaces, We Should Be Careful Not to Confuse Sex-Positivity With Predatory Behavior | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
On Nov. 14, just 4 days after Louis C.K. admitted to sexual harassment and 2 days before Al Franken was accused, Masha Gessen posed a provocative ques
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The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter

The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

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LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: 'I'm Well Aware How Fragile Life Is'

LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: 'I'm Well Aware How Fragile Life Is' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. Today is World AIDS Day. And our guest today, who spoke to Terry in 2016, is longtime LGBTQ activist Cleve Jones. He thinks of himself as part of the last generation of homosexuals who grew up not knowing if there was anyone else on the entire planet who felt the way he did.

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Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men—Showing Gender Roles Aren't Progressing

Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men—Showing Gender Roles Aren't Progressing | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of TubeCrush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground. The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published

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How LGBT Americans have fared since Trump’s election

How LGBT Americans have fared since Trump’s election | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A year after Trump’s win, LGBT candidates won big in Tuesday’s elections.

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