In the wake of the Orlando massacre, President Obama used his weekly address to tell the LGBT community the nation stands by them, and delivered a message about tolerance, equality, and unconditional love ahead of Father’s Day. Watch:...Show More Summary
Just when you thought the homophobes pushing bathroom bans couldn’t get any worse, this comes along: according to Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington state, anti-trans activists may be chasing women into bathrooms to scare them into signing petitions. Show More Summary
The Marine Corps is investigating two active-duty service members involved in a Facebook post that threatened violence against gay people. “Coming to a gay bar near you!” read the photo, depicting a corporal in uniform with his finger...Show More Summary
Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey has shared a powerful and personal message about depression following the suicide of a friend, Alex. Dempsey describes how he found about his friend’s death on Facebook. He also speaks openly and frankly about hi… Read The post Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey Shares a Heartbreaking Message About Depression: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Various vigilante groups in Istanbul are threatening repercussions if a Pride march takes place on June 26. Kürsat Mican, the head of the Anatolia Muslim Youth Association, told officials, “don’t make us struggle with these [people]. Either you do what’s necessary or we will. We will take all the risks and we will stop the [...]
5 Positive Things to Remember After Orlando Queer culture has always existed as parade and funeral, from the very first time a smiling boy with a limp wrist was beaten for having a good time. Although the scale of violence in Orlando is unfathomable,… Read The post 5 Positive Things to Remember After Orlando appeared first on Towleroad.
Friends of one of the Orlando victims, Luis Vielma, celebrated his life in the most touching way. The 22-year-old worked as a ride assistant on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at the Universal Orlando Resort. Monday,Show More Summary
On Monday evening, Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox spoke at a vigil honoring the victims of Sunday’s massacre at Orlando nightclub Pulse, delivering a touching speech that was even shared on Facebook by Philadelphia Democrat Brian Sims, who wrote “I have never been more impressed with a Republican elected official than I am today!… One [...]
Stephen Colbert had a lot to say about Donald Trump’s response this week to the Orlando massacre. Colbert’s revealing diagrams, however, speak for themselves. Watch:… Read The post Stephen Colbert Diagrams Trump’s Response to the Orlando Massacre: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Gay Guardian journalist Owen Jones, who stormed off Sky News earlier this week after his co-hosts refused to acknowledge that LGBT people were targeted in the Orlando massacre, posted a passionate follow-up video talking about the attacks. Show More Summary
PRIMARY. DC votes today in the last primary of the 2016 election, and Bernie Sanders is sticking to his line that he’s not conceding. More on the primary here. WE ARE ORLANDO. How the massacre at Pulse has emotionally and psychologically...Show More Summary
Conan O’Brien used his opening monologue on Monday night to express grief about the victims of the Orlando massacre and call for a ban on assault weapons. Said O’Brien: “Sometimes events are so horrifying and bleak that to come out… Read The post Conan O’Brien Blasts Assault Weapons in Angry, Emotional Opening Monologue: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
As I argued yesterday, one of the most dangerous refrains we hear every time guns are used to kill people is: “Don’t politicize this tragedy!” It is so dangerous because it has become an effective way to silence the conversation on… Read The post Why the Dickey Amendment, a Potent GOP Weapon to Shut Down the Gun Debate, Must Go appeared first on Towleroad.
John Oliver took a moment at the beginning of Last Week Tonight on Sunday night to address the brutal slaughter of 50 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning. “Right now this just hurts,” Oliver said. He added:… Read The post John Oliver Addresses Attacks on Gay Nightclub in Orlando: ‘Right Now This Just Hurts’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Watch a video of Bob the Drag Queen teaching the crowd how to Vogue in a hilarious clip from one of her past performances.
Hillary Rodham was 21 years old when she was chosen as the first student to ever speak at a Wellesley College Commencement in 1969. She was introduced by President Ruth Adams, who called her “cheerful, good humored, good company, and a good fri… Read The post Listen to Hillary Clinton in 1969, the First Student Speaker at a Wellesley Commencement appeared first on Towleroad.
Post-graduate students at the Auckland University of Technology shot some extraordinary drone footage, the first-ever to capture endangered Bryde’s whales feeding in the waters off New Zealand. The footage captures the whales from aShow More Summary
We’re learning a bit more about the crazy pray-away-the-gay camp where Supergirl actor Jeremy Jordan’s cousin was being held. According to reports, it’s called Heartlight Ministries Boarding School in Hallsville, Texas, and it’s “a destination for teens to heal and grow.” Uh huh. Grow crazy and resentful, maybe. As we all know, ex-gay camps are nothing short [...]
President Obama appeared on The Tonight Show for the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over as host and slow jammed the news for the first time since he did it with Fallon on The Late Show. This time he talked about his legacy as Commander in Chief… Read The post Commander in Preach! President Obama Slow Jams the News: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
One of Troye Sivan’s fans came out to his dad as transgender and got the best response ever. He tweeted screenshots of the heartwarming coming out conversation, and thanked the South African pop star, saying, “I just came out to my dad and i th… Read The post Troye Sivan Inspires Transgender Fan to Come Out, Prompting a Dad’s Perfect Response appeared first on Towleroad.