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Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A former North Carolina legislator who helped lead the fight against the state's law limiting LGBT protections is going to Washington.
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11 Amazon HQ2 final cities in states lacking LGBT discrimination laws

11 Amazon HQ2 final cities in states lacking LGBT discrimination laws | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Many cities still in the running for Amazon HQ2 are in states lacking nondiscrimination laws. Gay rights advocates will hold Jeff Bezos accountable.

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On Amazon HQ2 decision, 'No Gay? No Way' is wrong message

On Amazon HQ2 decision, 'No Gay? No Way' is wrong message | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Forward-thinking companies like Amazon can help raise equality in states that lack protections, say gay leaders Ryan Roemerman and Bob Witeck.

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'I can't tone it down': Olympic skater Adam Rippon speaks out for young LGBT Americans

'I can't tone it down': Olympic skater Adam Rippon speaks out for young LGBT Americans | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Rippon unapologetically embraces his role as the first openly gay Olympic athlete, offering hope and empowerment to LGBT people in this period of social conservatism.

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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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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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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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#QTHEVOTE Launches New LGBTQIA+ Focused Digital Voter Registration Platform

#QTHEVOTE Launches New LGBTQIA+ Focused Digital Voter Registration Platform | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

#QTHEVOTE, a digital voter registration platform for the LGBTQ community and their allies, launched today as its flagship website went live at www.qthevote.com. #QTHEVOTE was founded by serial entrepreneur Trevor Burgess who was the first openly gay CEO of a publicly traded bank in the United States. #QTHEVOTE leverages cutting-edge voter registration tools from vote.org and aims to register as many LGBTQIA+ Americans as possible in advance of the November 2018 elections.

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“I got called in by the KGB. They said there were no LGBT people in Transnistria”

“I got called in by the KGB. They said there were no LGBT people in Transnistria” | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In Transnistria, an unrecognised territory between Moldova and Ukraine, documentary photography is becoming one of the most effective tools for talking about taboo and controversial subjects.
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Kennedy invites transgender soldier to SOTU

Kennedy invites transgender soldier to SOTU | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Rep. Joe Kennedy has invited a transgender soldier to be his guest at the State of the Union address as a protest to the transgender military ban the Trump administration has put in place, Kennedy's spokesman confirmed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Rainbow Railroad to Receive IGLTA’s Pathfinder Award

Rainbow Railroad to Receive IGLTA’s Pathfinder Award | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The international organization headquartered in Toronto, which helps persecuted LGBTQ individuals reach safety, will be honored on 11 May at the Voyage benefit during IGLTA’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention

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Coming out isn’t as easy as you think for a LGBT person of colour

Coming out isn’t as easy as you think for a LGBT person of colour | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It has been more than 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. We have seen some great strides made towards LGBT+ rights – from the repeal of Section 28 to same sex marriage and adoption and the Gender Recognition Act of 2004.

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Jack Guinness and the queer bible: “If brands have a problem with a gay guy, I don’t want to work with them.”

Jack Guinness and the queer bible: “If brands have a problem with a gay guy, I don’t want to work with them.” | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Queer Bible, a site promoting gay history, has been launched by model Jack Guinness. It has lessons for us all

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Queer and transgender people are still regularly being killed – this is not our history, it's our day to day

Queer and transgender people are still regularly being killed – this is not our history, it's our day to day | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Although it’s an uncomfortable reality to accept, we need to accept it

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Agent of Change: Rea Carey is leading the fight for LGBTQ equality

Agent of Change: Rea Carey is leading the fight for LGBTQ equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Facing the hostile realities of a Trump presidency, the National LGBTQ Task Force's Rea Carey believes fighting back matters now more than ever

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Forgotten twice: the untold story of LGBT refugees

Imagine having to flee your own country because of being persecuted for who you are and for who you love. Imagine reaching Europe and being locked up in a detention centre at constant risk of being…

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Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain

Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sami, an intersex asylum seeker in Britain, used to be gripped with fear at bedtime.The slender and feminine El Salvadorian had almost got used to incessant verbal abuse but having to share rooms with other male asylum seekers was what Sami feared for the most.

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