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Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference

Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A Topeka pastor with a long history of working with ecumenical Christian organizations in Europe that focus on people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender will travel in May to Italy, where he will attend the annual conference of a group he helped start 36 years ago.The Rev. Paul Whiting said he will attend the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups as a representative of the Metropolitan Community Churches denomination and its affiliate, the Global Justice Institute.Whiting, 62, is
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This Queer Journalist Wants to Unite Human Rights Defenders

This Queer Journalist Wants to Unite Human Rights Defenders | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

After facing deportation from Russia to Uzbekistan, where homosexuality is illegal, Ali Feruz set up a new media network to support journalists covering LGBTQ issues in post-Soviet states.

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Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them.

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Can Businesses Turn Away LGBT Customers? Court Battles Bubbling Back Up

Can Businesses Turn Away LGBT Customers? Court Battles Bubbling Back Up | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The original story behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is both undisputed and well known: a gay couple in Colorado walked into the bakery in 2012 and asked for wedding cake. The owner and master baker Jack Phillips declined to make a custom cake for their party because he said their union violated his religious beliefs.

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Playing it straight: should gay roles be reserved for gay actors?

Playing it straight: should gay roles be reserved for gay actors? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

From Freddie Mercury to Queen Anne, awards season is set to be dominated by queer characters being played by non-LGBT performers. Is this sexuality’s equivalent of blackface – or is it simply acting?

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A new magazine explores queer conversations across generations

A new magazine explores queer conversations across generations | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Alister Mackie launches his latest project The Leopard – with contributions from Ryan McGinley, Ethan James Green, Ib Kamara and more

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How The Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Fared On Election Night

How The Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Fared On Election Night | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hundreds of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer candidates made the ballot Tuesday. And by Election Day's end, several of them had also made U.S. history.

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VIDEO: Boxed in By Labels, a Liberal Bisexual and a Gay Conservative Share Common Ground

VIDEO: Boxed in By Labels, a Liberal Bisexual and a Gay Conservative Share Common Ground | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A liberal bisexual teen and a gay conservative talk about being boxed in by labels.

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Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message

Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy.

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The Perfect Hi-Tech Gift for that LGBTQ Someone this Holiday Season

The Perfect Hi-Tech Gift for that LGBTQ Someone this Holiday Season | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As the holiday season approaches, our team has been scouring the Internet for some cool and practical gift ideas for 2018.  We recently stumbled upon what is both one of the more practical gifts, with an edge of style and coolness thrown in as well.

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LGBTQ equality: Record number of U.S. cities earn perfect scores

LGBTQ equality: Record number of U.S. cities earn perfect scores | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

U.S. cities are again a ray of hope for the LGBTQ community. A record number of municipalities – 78 – earned perfect scores for advancing inclusive policies in 2018, according to a report released Monday by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute, two LGBTQ advocacy groups.

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Harris Poll LGBTQ: 68% would shop at businesses that back equality

Harris Poll LGBTQ: 68% would shop at businesses that back equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

More than two-thirds of Americans say they would be likely to dole out their dollars at businesses that take a public stand for LGBTQ equality, a survey released Wednesday shows.

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The Perfect Cult Classic Collectible is HERE!

The Perfect Cult Classic Collectible is HERE! | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We're celebrating a Cult Classic icon by hatching a Limited Edition tongue-in-cheek parody collectible rubber duck- Dr. Frank-N-Feather. Take a look!

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3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches. There's rising concern that the crises will boost the ranks of young people disillusioned by organized religion.

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‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out

‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Gregory Greiten was 17 years old when the priests organized the game. It was 1982 and he was on a retreat with his classmates from St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic seminary for teenage boys training to become priests. 

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A new journalism podcast looks to history to counter ‘objectivity’

A new journalism podcast looks to history to counter ‘objectivity’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The American journalism community fancies itself a completely neutral estate, the poster child for objectivity. But this conceit is, at best, ahistorical. Like all things, the modern press corps was born into an inequitable society, and its strictures show up in the industry everywhere from hiring practices to how certain communities are covered, if they […]

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LGBT Navajo Youth Discover Unlikely Champions

LGBT Navajo Youth Discover Unlikely Champions | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Nationwide, the share of LGBT teens who attempt suicide is high — 23 percent. For Navajo LGBT youth, the rate is three times as high, according to the Navajo Nation's Diné Policy Institute.

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He lures alleged child predators and shames them on Facebook. Now one of his targets is dead.

He lures alleged child predators and shames them on Facebook. Now one of his targets is dead. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Shane Erdmann, who goes by the alias "Incognito," started the online vigilante group POPSquad to shame alleged child predators. Alain Malcolm was his 126th target.

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Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Pelosi told colleagues in the letter that Democrats "take great pride" in having a House majority that she says will be more than 60 percent women, minorities and LGBTQ representatives. "We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength and a reflection of the American people," she wrote.

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Katie Hill’s win would be an important moment for bi people

Katie Hill’s win would be an important moment for bi people | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Katie Hill and Kyrsten Sinema represent the B in the LGBTQ candidate "rainbow wave."

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Check Out the Latest in Easy-To-Use Hidden Camera Technology

Check Out the Latest in Easy-To-Use Hidden Camera Technology | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to “capture the moment”, yet do it incognito?  We’ve tested out Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles over the past few years, but when you’re recording hot guys being themselves on a gay cruise, or perhaps some hot outdoor action that you want to record just for yourself, everyone knows it once those glasses light up. But not with this baseball cap!

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390 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running in the 2018 Midterms

390 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running in the 2018 Midterms | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

More than 600 LGBTQ candidates have run in 2018, and 390 will run in the general election, which is more than expected and has sparked a 'rainbow wave.'

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What It’s Like Hooking Up in Cis Gay Spaces as a Queer Trans Guy

What It’s Like Hooking Up in Cis Gay Spaces as a Queer Trans Guy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

From dating apps to sex clubs, queer trans masculine people are fighting for visibility in the places traditionally associated with cis gay men.

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First thing man hears after cochlear implant is husband-to-be's proposal

First thing man hears after cochlear implant is husband-to-be's proposal | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

With the help of a cochlear implant, a Louisiana man who lost his hearing earlier this year was able to hear his partner pop the question.

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Meet Eva Tiemat, the Transgender Dragon Woman

Meet Eva Tiemat, the Transgender Dragon Woman | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I spent a day with Eva Tiamat Medusa, a trans woman who modified her body to become a dragon.

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