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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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Catholics and LGBT community building a bridge to understanding

Catholics and LGBT community building a bridge to understanding | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brother Christopher Derby, executive director of the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, will present his program on April 27.

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LDS Church Reverses Policies On LGBT Apostasy And Child Baptism

LDS Church Reverses Policies On LGBT Apostasy And Child Baptism | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Thursday that it was reversing its controversial 2015 policy that classified people in same-sex marriages as "apostates." The church, widely known as the Mormon church, had also barred the children of such marriages from blessing or baptism until age 18.

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Brunei Enacts Harsh New Laws As Part Of Islamic Penal Code

Brunei Enacts Harsh New Laws As Part Of Islamic Penal Code | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The new Islamic laws impose death by stoning as a punishment for sex between men and adultery, as well as amputation of limbs for theft. Lesbian sex can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in jail, the BBC reports.

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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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Pete and Chasten Buttigieg, Lori Lightfoot and Amy Eshleman: The Powerful LGBT Message Of a Hug and a Kiss

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg, Lori Lightfoot and Amy Eshleman: The Powerful LGBT Message Of a Hug and a Kiss | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This month, there have been two memorable public displays of affection by LGBT politicians Lori Lightfoot and Pete Buttigieg—both loving and also brave and revolutionary.

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Gays and Ghosting

Gays and Ghosting | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hello Everyone and welcome to another wonderful post from yours truly. So I have been so excited about my new web platform I am using for my new blog, I do think it is a closer fit to what I origin…

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The 10 legal hurdles LGBT+ people still face

The 10 legal hurdles LGBT+ people still face | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

India and Angola legalised same-sex relations in 2018, while Chad criminalised gay sex

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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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