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What Congress’s same-sex marriage bill actually does

What Congress’s same-sex marriage bill actually does | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

It doesn’t go as far as Obergefell, but it still offers important protections.

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What I’ve Learned About Authenticity From Coaching LGBTQ+ Clients

What I’ve Learned About Authenticity From Coaching LGBTQ+ Clients | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

My empowering take on personal coaching commonly attracts individuals who are striving to build healthier relationships with themselves, who are yearning to understand and honor their true values, and who are looking to ignite more creativity and confidence in their personal and professional lives.

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We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it | LGBTQ+ rights

We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it | LGBTQ+ rights | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Letters: The word ‘queer’ has been reclaimed by members of our community since the 1970s and we now use it to signify pride, power and resistance, says Emma Joliffe

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New studies find millions of young nonbinary and transgender Americans

New studies find millions of young nonbinary and transgender Americans | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Story at a glance One young adult in 20 is now nonbinary or transgender, communities that society barely recognized and seldom counted until a few years ago. Those populations are not new. Only recently, though, have survey-takers thought to ask people about gender identity, invoking terminology that did not exist for prior generations. The word…

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The 13 best gay dating apps and sites of 2023 to join when looking for LGBT relationships

The 13 best gay dating apps and sites of 2023 to join when looking for LGBT relationships | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

If you identify as LGBT, finding love on dating apps is significantly harder. Your dating pool seriously shrinks and fewer options mean fewer opportunities to meet someone special. For that reason, it's super important to make sure you're downloading the best gay dating apps or looking at the best LGBT dating sites. After all, love it or loath

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Biden to Sign Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Biden to Sign Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Rights | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

President Biden will sign the Respect for Marriage Act on Tuesday, mandating federal recognition for same-sex marriages and capping his own personal evolution toward embracing gay rights over the course of a four-decade political career. The landmark legislation, passed by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, officially erases the Defense of Marriage Act, which a quarter of a century ago defined marriage as between a man and

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Why the Far Right Is Fixated on Drag Queens

Why the Far Right Is Fixated on Drag Queens | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The ACLU’s Chase Strangio draws the connection between the global antidemocratic movement and rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and violence in the U.S.

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What Congress’s same-sex marriage bill actually does

What Congress’s same-sex marriage bill actually does | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

It doesn’t go as far as Obergefell, but it still offers important protections.

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Cities led the way in LGBTQ equality this year, HRC report says

Cities led the way in LGBTQ equality this year, HRC report says | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Municipalities are leading the way when it comes to adopting more LGBTQ-inclusive policies and services, with more than 100 cities this year earning perfect or near-perfect marks for equality on an annual assessment by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a leading LGBTQ advocacy organization. A record-breaking 120 cities nationwide this year scored a perfect 100…

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Beyond These Walls is a lifeline for trans people navigating life out of prison

Beyond These Walls is a lifeline for trans people navigating life out of prison | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Beyond These Walls, a trans-led group out of the Pacific Northwest, provides reentry services for LGBTQ individuals leaving prison.

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Watch: Conservative Think Tank Pays $1.3 Million to Air Anti-LGBTQ Ad During Thanksgiving Weekend

Watch: Conservative Think Tank Pays $1.3 Million to Air Anti-LGBTQ Ad During Thanksgiving Weekend | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The group behind the ad freely admits that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is similar to racism, but they still want to make sure it's allowed.

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Who Is Coming Out Really For? Queer People Don't Need to Label Their Identity For Anyone But Themselves

Who Is Coming Out Really For? Queer People Don't Need to Label Their Identity For Anyone But Themselves | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

In this reported op-ed, Sarah O'Neal explores queer privacy and who coming out as queer is really for.

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Opinion | Using the Word ‘Queer’ Instead of ‘Gay’

Opinion | Using the Word ‘Queer’ Instead of ‘Gay’ | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

As Ms. Paul writes, “queer” does in fact carry many connotations. I argue that the word is supposed to. We are comfortable outside the lines of the binary.

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Marketing the Rainbow: About those rainbows

Marketing the Rainbow: About those rainbows | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

As Alfred has described in Alphabet Soup, the LGBT community resists categorization and labels, while at the same time it is guilty of same by adding letters to the abbreviation LGBT under the motto “everyone counts and must be named separately”.

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The moment I knew: I was on a quest to figure out exactly how gay I was. But I kept coming back to her

The moment I knew: I was on a quest to figure out exactly how gay I was. But I kept coming back to her | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Turning up at a party in the same outfit as someone else can be awkward, but one summer in New York, a sartorial coincidence blossomed into romance

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Keeping Up with Mike & Sebastian –

Keeping Up with Mike & Sebastian – | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
LGBTQ Americans may not have heard of Mike and Sebastian yet, but that is all about to change. The extremely handsome duo is currently living in Vienna, Austria but planning to relocate to Palm Springs in 2023 to start a new life together with their 7-year-old daughter Mia. They will be featured on one of Germany’s most highly watched reality television shows called Goodbye Deutschland.
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What Does “Queer” Mean? Why are Younger Generations Reclaiming the Word Queer?

What Does “Queer” Mean? Why are Younger Generations Reclaiming the Word Queer? | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

“Although the term “queer” has been around for a while, the perception and meaning has evolved as of late. What does “Queer” and “Genderqueer” mean? “Queer” has been adopted as an all-encompassing term for those who do not identify as straight or cisgender, but prefer not to use a more specific term.

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Confusion, exasperation and dating apps – my month as a gay reporter at the Qatar World Cup

Confusion, exasperation and dating apps – my month as a gay reporter at the Qatar World Cup | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Adam Crafton went to report for The Athletic during the World Cup in Qatar. As a gay man, this was his experience

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The Respect for Marriage act doesn’t codify gay marriage

The Respect for Marriage act doesn’t codify gay marriage | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

If the Supreme Court reverses marriage equality, the landmark legislation offers protections for LGBTQ+ couples but falls short of a national mandate.

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Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex couples but also Black people, immigrants, Jews, Muslims and others to discrimination, liberal groups say. Rule against her and the justices will force artists

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How Marriage Equality in the US Shifted So Dramatically in Less Than a Decade

How Marriage Equality in the US Shifted So Dramatically in Less Than a Decade | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

A bipartisan bill legalizing same-sex marriage “didn’t just happen by magic.”

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Opinion | The Respect for Marriage Act doesn't go far enough for LGBTQ rights

Opinion | The Respect for Marriage Act doesn't go far enough for LGBTQ rights | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The more I focus on the details of the Respect for Marriage Act, the more my joy diminishes.

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Ads Attacking Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Air During Thanksgiving NFL Games–But Here’s What They Get Wrong

Ads Attacking Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Air During Thanksgiving NFL Games–But Here’s What They Get Wrong | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Contrary to claims made in the Heritage Foundation ads, the bill states religious organizations that oppose same-sex marriage will not lose their tax-exempt status.

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Here's What It Means to Identify as 'Autigender'

Here's What It Means to Identify as 'Autigender' | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

“Once I was alone or around other autistics, I didn’t have any gender, nor did I need to wear one.”

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Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Democrats made the same-sex marriage bill one of their first major agenda items in the postelection session, moving quickly to enact it while their party still controls both chambers.

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