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Travel + Leisure's Openly Gay Editor Proudly Defends Ad That Some Attacked as 'Unnatural'

The American Family Association calls it "unnatural and offensive," but a Hilton ad featuring a gay couple in Travel + Leisure is a point of tremendous pride for the magazine's editor. Responding to an AFA petition that had nearly 50,000...Show More Summary

Gay Officer Wounded in Dallas Shooting Faces Lengthy Recovery, 30% Pay Cut

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An openly gay Dallas police officer wounded in the July 7 shooting that left five of his colleagues dead faces a lengthy recovery and a 30 percent pay cut while he’s unable to work. Jesus “Jesse” Retana (above left), a 10-year veter… Read The post Gay Officer Wounded in Dallas Shooting Faces Lengthy Recovery, 30% Pay Cut appeared first on Towleroad.

OITNB's Brad William Henke Talks Openly Gay 'Papa Bear' Piscatella (Exclusive)

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

"If people feel like I did a good job and represented them well, then that means everything."

Sarah McBride Makes History as First Transgender Speaker at Major Party Convention – WATCH

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Transgender activist Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to speak at a major political party’s convention on Thursday. McBride was introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay person elected to Congress fro… Read The post Sarah McBride Makes History as First Transgender Speaker at Major Party Convention – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The U.S. Navy will name a ship after gay civil rights icon Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in California. Milk served in the Navy during the Korean war and came from a family that had a history of serving in th… Read The post U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk appeared first on Towleroad.

Barney Frank just made the best argument for legalizing all drugs

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In a wide-ranging Rolling Stone interview hitting such diverse topics as Bernie Sanders’ appeal to young people, music and drugs, former Congressman Barney Frank—the first openly gay member of Congress—slammed the drug war and called for the legalization of all drugs. This article was originally...

Gavin Newsom: Peter Thiel Doesn't Make Up For Anti-LGBT Mike Pence

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

PHILADELPHIA ? California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom took on the Republican Party’s anti-LGBT hypocrisy Wednesday during remarks at the Democratic National Convention, arguing that featuring an openly gay speaker doesn’t erase GOP vice presidential...Show More Summary

Once closeted under 'Don't Ask Don't Tell,' openly gay San Diego veteran to highlight military

Democratic National Convention live updates: National security, climate change, abortion rights take center stage July 27, 2016, 5:32 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster of speakers tonight, along with...

Derrick Gordon, 1st Openly Gay Player in March Madness History, Leaves Basketball to Become Firefighter

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Out gay basketball player Derrick Gordon has announced he is leaving the sport to focus on become a firefighter in San Francisco. Gordon came out in 2014 and became the first openly gay Division 1 basketball player in the NCAA. Gordon...Show More Summary

Derrick Gordon giving up basketball to pursue career as firefighter

There might be more history to make for Derrick Gordon, it just won't happen on the basketball court. Derrick Gordon, who made history be being the first openly gay Division-I basketball, has announced on Twitter that he is giving up...Show More Summary

Jason Collins 'Forever Grateful' to Clintons For Helping Him Come Out

3 days agoLGBT / Gay :

The first openly gay NBA player spoke in support of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

First Openly Gay NBA Player Says Hillary Clinton Helped Him Come Out

In a speech at the Democratic National Convention, Jason Collins praised Clinton, who he met with privately before his groundbreaking announcement.

Broadcasters stick to official narrative on Thiel speech

If you were one of the estimated 30.3 million people who watched broadcast coverage of Peter Thiel’s speech at the Republican National Convention last week, you would have learned that Thiel is openly gay, a Silicon Valley billionaire, and a Republican. You would not have heard about Thiel’s moves to secretly bankroll a lawsuit that put the news site Gawker...

Gay Republican Swears The Party Is Pro-LGBTQ, Despite All Evidence To The Contrary

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Don’t let all the evidence fool you, Republicans are totally, 100 percent ready to embrace the LGBTQ community… Or so says the first openly gay member to be part of the Republican National Convention’s platform committee, Rachel Hoff. “Outside of the platform committee, our party is ready to move on,” Hoff told ThinkProgress. Related: This Gay [...]

Guy makes anti-slut-shaming video to counter-shame whoever shared his nude pictures.

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

A Singaporean internet celebrity who discovered a private sex video of himself was circulating online has a strong message for his cyberbullies. Lokies Khan is a 24-year-old openly gay blogger from Singapore with a large online following. Show More Summary

Boy Scouts thrive after easing of gay ban

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The group is faring well nearly a year after it eased its ban on participation by openly gay adults.

‘Star Trek Beyond’: John Cho’s Sulu Doesn’t Have Onscreen Gay Kiss, Same-Sex Kissing Scene Deleted

Star Trek Beyond just opened in theaters and it’s already breaking boundaries with the news that John Cho’s character Sulu is openly gay, but it could have gone even further with an on-scene same-sex kiss. The kiss between Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek’s first openly gay character, and his husband didn’t make it into the movie... Show More Summary

Derrick Gordon to Become Firefighter Instead of Pursuing Pro Basketball

Derrick Gordon—the first openly gay player in the history of major men's college basketball—announced Saturday that he intends to become a firefighter rather than pursuing professional basketball opportunities. Gordon made the news official...Show More Summary

Seton Hall’s Derrick Gordon won’t pursue pro basketball to become a firefighter

Derrick Gordon, college basketball's first openly gay player, will not pursue a career in professional basketball.

Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

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