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Biphobia in the LGBT community

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

Stuck between a rock and a hard place? Columnist Joel Lucyzyn explores how bisexual people are made to feel alienated and excluded from queer spaces

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‘We’re brothers, sisters and activists’: the Greek collective of gay and trans refugees

‘We’re brothers, sisters and activists’: the Greek collective of gay and trans refugees | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

For persecuted gay and trans refugees, getting together has given them a safe space as well as vital support. Edward Siddons hears how the group became family they never had

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OkCupid launches pronoun feature for gender non-conforming users

OkCupid launches pronoun feature for gender non-conforming users | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The feature was designed by OkCupid employee Rowan Rosenthal, who uses they/them pronouns.

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Rainbow's end: When love breaks down in a same-sex relationship

Rainbow's end: When love breaks down in a same-sex relationship | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Heterosexual and same-sex couples are treated equally by the law if their marriage fails. But do gay relationships have their own unique difficulties, asks Ellie O’Byrne

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(VIDEO) What Would You Do: Young man comes out as gay to his traditional Asian parents

Asian parents tell their son that he is an embarrassment to their culture for being gay. What will nearby diners say?

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Seeking to build 'rainbow wave,' transgender women seek office in Hawaii, Mass., Vt.

Seeking to build 'rainbow wave,' transgender women seek office in Hawaii, Mass., Vt. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Much has been made of 2018 being "The Year of the Woman," but that narrative only tells part of the story of this election cycle. In fact, the country is seeing an increase in potentially historic candidacies across many demographics, including the LGBTQ community. Within the next four weeks, three transgender women will appear on ballots across the United States. They are part of what's being called a "rainbow wave" of LGBTQ candidates in this year's midterms.

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LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback

LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It was a hot and muggy Saturday in mid-July, and Singapore's oasis of green was turning pink. Men and women gathered in Hong Lim Park, a 9,400-sq.-meter field in the middle of the business district, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pink Dot, a local movement in support of LGBT rights.

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Has Social Media Killed the Closet?

Has Social Media Killed the Closet? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Social media leaves little room for secrets, doesn't it? While Instagram, Twitter and Facebook certainly give us a slew of new mysteries—Who is that? How can

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Sasha Lane on gay awareness, reading minds and living her best life

The 22-year-old breakout actress is also featured in the latest Ugg campaign.
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‘They Were Abusing Us the Whole Way’: A Tough Path for Gay and Trans Migrants

‘They Were Abusing Us the Whole Way’: A Tough Path for Gay and Trans Migrants | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As they seek refuge from violence at home, L.G.B.T. migrants from Central America often encounter discrimination and exploitation.

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A Frightening AI Can Determine Whether a Person Is Gay With 91 Percent Accuracy

A Frightening AI Can Determine Whether a Person Is Gay With 91 Percent Accuracy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
“Essentially, we believe that further erosion of privacy is inevitable.”
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Two-thirds of LGBT people 'fear holding hands in public'

Two-thirds of LGBT people 'fear holding hands in public' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A government survey of 108,000 LGBT people suggests 68% avoid holding hands in public.

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How HIV helped form the idea of a 'queer community' from the eighties to now

How HIV helped form the idea of a 'queer community' from the eighties to now | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The ways HIV and AIDS have been represented from the crisis to now have varied, something Dion Kagan decided to explore in his new book Positive Images.

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For Pride, We Asked You to Name Your Favorite LGBTQ Characters Growing Up (Real or Imagined)

For Pride, We Asked You to Name Your Favorite LGBTQ Characters Growing Up (Real or Imagined) | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
At around 8 years old, when Anna Swartz first saw the made-for-TV movie Au Pair, she got a “painful good feeling” in her chest. At the time, she didn’t know if the emotion was brought on by the movie itself or its lead actress, Heidi Lenhart. “She had these glasses, and she wore these little ’90s business […]
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Ukrainian Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To LGBT Soldiers

Ukrainian Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To LGBT Soldiers | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An art exhibit in Kyiv focuses on LGBT people who have served in the conflict in the country's east. One ex-soldier who took part in the project says it breaks taboos by showing gay and lesbian soldiers as defenders of the country.

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The hidden gay history of paper dolls.

The hidden gay history of paper dolls. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Infinitely adaptable and easy to conceal, these toys were surprisingly appealing to gay men in the 1950s.

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LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Legal in 28 States

LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Legal in 28 States | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

While 28 States Provide No Non-Discrimination Housing Laws To Protect LGBT Members, GayRealEstate.com Continues the Fight For Equality.

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Lesbian history, TERFs, and queer culture: Do queer women have to reject all second-wave feminism to be inclusive?

Lesbian history, TERFs, and queer culture: Do queer women have to reject all second-wave feminism to be inclusive? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

How can a young lesbian participate in queer culture when queer communities often mock, dismiss, or outright ignore lesbian feminist history?

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Joe Biden Launches LGBTQ Family Acceptance Campaign

Joe Biden Launches LGBTQ Family Acceptance Campaign | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Biden Foundation has launched a new campaign 'As You Are' in an effort to promote the importance of family acceptance for LGBTQ youth

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Hannah Gadsby, Tig Notaro & Cameron Esposito Take on Rape Culture

Hannah Gadsby, Tig Notaro & Cameron Esposito Take on Rape Culture | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Trauma and triumph have always been source material for queer performers. The difference now is that people with power are starting to pay attention: men, heterosexuals, cisgender people, white people—even the holy trinity of cishet white men. At the cutting edge of this cultural reckoning are comedians Hannah Gadsby, Tig Notaro, and Cameron Esposito. All three are masculine of center (MOC) lesbians, comedians, and survivors of sexual assault and/or abuse.

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61-Year-Old Man Uses Gay Dating App To Invite People To His BBQ And Winds Up Trending On Twitter

61-Year-Old Man Uses Gay Dating App To Invite People To His BBQ And Winds Up Trending On Twitter | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Several weeks ago, 61-year-old Chris Bowman of Apex, North Carolina, began inviting people to his fifth annual Fourth of July barbecue. He told BuzzFeed News that he puts on the event every year to “get all sorts of people across the board together to learn about each other.” As a recovering alcoholic, Chris also sees the event as a way “of giving back,” he added. But Chris didn’t send out any old invitations to his barbecue this year. Instead, he took to Grind

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From Bars to Blogs: Finding Safe Spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community

From Bars to Blogs: Finding Safe Spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Where are the safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community in 2018?

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Sex & Gender Diversity Is Growing Across the US

Sex & Gender Diversity Is Growing Across the US | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The percentage of trans adults has doubled in the last 10 years. Looking to human anatomy and physiology alone doesn't explain the sex and gender changes rapidly occurring. Does culture play a role?

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Tab Hunter’s LGBT Legacy: Hollywood, It’s Time to Come Out of the Closet

Tab Hunter’s LGBT Legacy: Hollywood, It’s Time to Come Out of the Closet | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In Jeffrey Schwarz’s excellent 2015 documentary, Tab Hunter Confidential (streaming on Netflix), the actor Tab Hunter recounted his experience attending a private gay and lesbian Hollywood party in 1950. 

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Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights

Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We go back to the night in June 1969 at the New York City Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBT rights movement. On today’s show we’ll hear about the day that galvanized a generation and the continued fight for LGBT civil rights. The first Pride parades took place in June 1970 marking the 1st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Michael … Continued

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Brendon Urie Pledges $1 Million Supporting LGBT Youth

Brendon Urie Pledges $1 Million Supporting LGBT Youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Panic! At the Disco singer's pledge will help launch Gender & Sexuality/Gay-Straight Alliance clubs across country

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