As the brutal first half of The Walking Dead’s sixth season draws to a close, there’s still some glimmer of hope in the form of Aaron, played by Ross Marquand. He’s the series’ second major openly gay character — the first being Tara...Show More Summary
Jean Wyllys, the only openly gay member of Brazil's Congress, has been an outspoken campaigner for progressive causes since his election in 2010. Now in his second term, the 41-year-old Rio de Janeiro representative has pushed legislation to decriminalize marijuana, legalize abortion and introduce...
Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder after the release of the video of him killing Laquan Davis, openly gay SLC mayor Jackie Biskupski wants to build bridges with the LDS Church, Kathryn Knott's anti-gay tweets are court evidence and more. The post Jason Van Dyke Charged with First-Degree Murder in Death of Laquan McDonald appeared first on Autostraddle.
Washington, D.C.-based Daayiee Abdullah, the first openly gay Imam in the United States, has established an online school for gay-friendly Islamic philosophy. Long outspoken and controversial, Abdullah has faced hostility for supporting access to rel… Read The post Gay Imam Daayiee Abdullah Launches LGBT-Friendly Islamic Online School: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
Hysterical anti-gay pastor Kevin Swanson, who earlier this month hosted a conference attended by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal at which he called for the execution of gay people, has said the election of openly gay JackieShow More Summary
Salt Lake City’s new openly gay mayor Jackie Biskupski speaks with NPR in a new interview. She says she hopes her election inspires young people who feel marginalized. NPR’s Kelly Mcevers asks Biskupski why people think her election is su… Read The post Salt Lake City’s New Openly Gay Mayor Has Things to Say to the LDS Church: LISTEN appeared first on Towleroad.
An openly gay drama teacher in the United Kingdom had the best response this week to a homophobic parent who sought to withdraw her children from his tutelage. According to Buzzfeed, 26-year-old Michael Neri runs a drama school for children in the U.K. Show More Summary
LA Galaxy player Robbie Rogers graces the pages of i-D magazine for a new feature lensed by photographer Beau Grealy. Posing for black & white images, Rogers is styled by Nicolas Klam. Discussing the lack of openly gay professional soccer players in the United Kingdom, Rogers shares his experience before coming out. Show More Summary
HRC Launches CEI Event in Mexico City; Twitter Stands Against FDA Discriminatory Policy; NYT Questions Mormon Church; Jacksonville Conducts Hearing on LGBT-Inclusive Ordinance; Tucson Names Openly Gay Police Chief
Protesters in Minneapolis demand to see video evidence of how Jamar Clark died, Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay Salt Lake City mayor, student action at Yale and other universities and more. The post We’re All Exhausted: Minneapolis Police Kills Jamar Clark, Is All Too Familiar appeared first on Autostraddle.
On Tuesday, election officials in Utah verified that Salt Lake City had elected its first openly gay mayor, Jackie Biskupski. Biskupski had garnered the most votes on election day two weeks ago, but the race was close enough to require mail-in ballots to be counted. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, Tucson, Arizona, announced the city’s new police chief, Christopher Magnus, who is openly gay.
The Premier League would be a welcoming environment for gay players, says chief executive Richard Scudamore.
Jackie Biskupski just made history by being elected as Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor. According to Desert News, the Salt Lake City Council confirmed the election results on Tuesday, solidifying her win against two-term incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker. Show More Summary
The vote count is official. Jackie Biskupski has been elected Salt Lake City’s mayor, beating incumbent mayor Ralph Becker. She’s the first openly gay person to hold the office. The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The official canvass was appr… Read The post It’s Official: Salt Lake City Elects Openly Gay Jackie Biskupski as Mayor appeared first on Towleroad.
Thousands of Mormons, many of them openly gay, quit the Church following its new policy that calls those in same-sex relationships "apostates" and denies their children baptisms. It was an emotional scene in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, November, 15, where thousands of Mormons from dozens of states gathered. Show More Summary
The network reportedly won’t let two men dance together on an upcoming episode. An openly gay singer,Who Is Fancy (yes, that is what he calls himself), is set to perform his new song, “Boys Like You,” with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor on the reality competition show’s November 23 episode. The song is about a [...]
ABC allegedly won't allow two men to dance as a couple together on "Dancing with the Stars." An openly gay singer, Who Is Fancy (yes, that is what he calls himself), is set to perform his new song "Boys Like You" with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor on the reality competition show's November 23 episode. Show More Summary
Openly gay singer-songwriter Justin Utley proposed to his boyfriend Craig Neilson at NYC’s Lincoln Center over the weekend with the help of a flash mob.
ABC has nixed the possibility of two men dancing romantically together on Dancing With the Stars, TMZ reports. The openly gay musician Who Is Fancy (yes, that's his name) is set to debut his single "Boys Like You" with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor for a show on November 23.... More »