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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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‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.

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Target quietly removes a t-shirt from its website after being accused of 'stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist'

Target quietly removes a t-shirt from its website after being accused of 'stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, artist Felix d'Eon‏ accused Target of "stealing" one of his designs and putting it on a t-shirt. "Is this how you support the queer Latinx community, @Target, by stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist.

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ICE grants marriage waiver for man to rejoin Fort Bragg husband

ICE grants marriage waiver for man to rejoin Fort Bragg husband | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Fort Bragg Army chaplain is fighting to bring home his husband who was deported after he unlawfully entered the country.

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Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America

Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As lead singer of the multi-million selling band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears found fame - along with critical success - performing a heady mix of glam-rock and queer transgression. But in his new autobiography 'Boys Keep Swinging', the focus is on the more challenging parts of his life: his difficult…

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VIDEO: Why We Erase Hate

The Matthew Shepard Foundation + Michael Garcia Present an Anti-Bullying Video for Matthew’s Place. Michael shares his experience on getting bullied and how he dealt with it growing up.

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When is the Right Time for Couples Counseling?

When is the Right Time for Couples Counseling? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Short answer: Sooner than you think! Long answer: There's a stereotype that going to couples counseling is "paying a lot of money to break up." Couples often treat counseling as a last-ditch effort, when one or both members of the relationship already have one foot out the door. By contra

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Opinion | A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts

Opinion | A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Generals and researchers provide growing evidence that the administration’s claims about transgender troops are false.

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Pansexuality: What does it mean and how is it different from being bisexual?

Pansexuality: What does it mean and how is it different from being bisexual? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Janelle Monáe has revealed that she identifies as ‘pansexual’ in a candid Rolling Stones Interview. After previously identifying as bisexual, the "Make Me Feel" singer explained she read into pansexuality and realised: “‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too’. I’m open to learning more about who I am”.

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Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount

Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Ms. Reid, an MSNBC host who apologized in December for old anti-gay posts, said newly surfaced writings were “manipulated” by “an unknown, external party.”

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LGBTQ Georgia - Save our Culture and Identity

LGBTQ Georgia - Save our Culture and Identity | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Your signature can help save an LGBTQ landmark! Tokyo Valentino at Cheshire Bridge, open since 1995, will be shut down by the City of Atlanta unless you help us get to 20,000 signatures! This location is important to our LGBTQ identities as gay Georgians (GAGA) and has been a safe harbor for the community allowing us to celebrate our diversity! Sign the petition now #savetokyovalentino.

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I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.

I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The “if only I was thin my life would be perfect” line finally revealed itself for what it truly was: a lie.

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Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs

Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Leaders from the 53 countries that make up the British Commonwealth arrived in London Monday for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where they convened 5,000 participants from a range of sectors, including government officials, members of civil society, and private corporations for a three-day summit to discuss the issues facing Commonwealth countries.

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‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content

‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Activists said the social media site’s vow to delete posts with homosexual themes was the latest sign of discrimination in the country.

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As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink'

As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I downloaded Grindr as soon as my first iPhone was out of its box. 

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How Britain's colonial legacy still affects LGBT politics around the world

Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.

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Help! It’s Annoying When My Hypersensitive LGBTQ Friends Make Fun of My “Vanilla” Sex Life

Help! It’s Annoying When My Hypersensitive LGBTQ Friends Make Fun of My “Vanilla” Sex Life | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“If they don’t want me as an ally, I am happy to stay home during Pride, and to stop trying to change my Midwestern relatives’ actually bigoted views.”

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Honored With GLAAD Media Award at 2018 NYC Ceremony

Honored With GLAAD Media Award at 2018 NYC Ceremony | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At a Saturday (May 5) night ceremony in Midtown Manhattan hosted by Ross Mathews, Billboard was honored with an award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards.

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Two Major US Cities Will Welcome Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks This Year.

Two Major US Cities Will Welcome Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks This Year. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It may be a small step (pun intended), but a permanent installation of rainbow crosswalks goes a long way.  That may be my opinion, but I believe others may agree.

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Anti-LGBT Bills in US States Could Derail Adoptions

Anti-LGBT Bills in US States Could Derail Adoptions | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This spring, state lawmakers across the United States have been considering dozens of bills that would restrict the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. But in stark contrast to previous years, state legislatures have so far shown little appetite for enacting new anti-LGBT laws. As sessions draw to a close, however, this could change.

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Opinion | The Extinction of Gay Identity

Opinion | The Extinction of Gay Identity | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An all-star Broadway revival raises the question: Does being gay mean anything anymore?

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Gay Men's Counseling Alliance - Now Seeing Individuals!

Gay Men's Counseling Alliance - Now Seeing Individuals! | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

After several months in this online practice focusing exclusively on gay couples, I have added time to my schedule to allow for individual sessions. I've been working with individuals in therapy for six years. While I enjoyed devoting the online practice exclusively to couples, I found myself missing joining gay men on their individual journeys towards thriving in every aspect of their life.

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Goldman, BlackRock Fight to Protect LGBT Employees in Hong Kong

Goldman, BlackRock Fight to Protect LGBT Employees in Hong Kong | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Fifteen financial heavy hitters, wary of losing talent among gay, bi, and transgender expats, are pushing back.

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'Your entire career can be derailed': For gay teachers, coming out remains risky

'Your entire career can be derailed': For gay teachers, coming out remains risky | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Elijah Eiler, a Chicago Public Schools teacher, is among the gay educators and advocates who say that teachers remain cautious about coming out at school, fearing backlash and discrimination.

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’Beyond I Do’ Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT Community

’Beyond I Do’ Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT Community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A campaign launching today aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States, despite the widespread misconception they have basic protections.

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Give OUT Day is April 19th

Give OUT Day is April 19th | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An organization founded to fight violence following the Pulse nightclub shooting; another serving homeless LGBTQ youth in Arkansas; one that fills its community with music; one that works to build bridges across racial boundaries in the deep South; another that provided vital services to those in need following the Houston-area floods. 

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