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Russia Allows Rainbow Flags at 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Russia will allow rainbow flags to be displayed during the 2018 FIFA World Cup despite a anti-gay propaganda law that makes the display of these symbols in public illegal.

Man's Fall From Cliff Ruled a Hate Crime 30 Years Later

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
With his clothes folded neatly into a pile and student I.D. left out along with other miscellaneous items, young gay teen Scott Johnson fell to his death from a cliff in Sydney, Australia. The year was 1988.

Marines' Punishment Included Forced Masturbation to Gay Pornography

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
A trial is currently underway for two British Royal Marine corporals who are accused of administering hazing punishments that included being whipped and forced to strip and masturbate to gay pornography.

God Goes Gender-Neutral... in Sweden

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Is God a man? Or a woman? Or neither? Or both? Humans may never truly know the answer to that. But the Church of Sweden recently decided their God is going gender-neutral.

First Openly Lesbian NBA Referee to Get Award

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Violet Palmer, the first female referee in NBA history, will be awarded for her contributions as being an out women of color.

MSNBC News Anchor Apologizes after Homophobic Blog Posts Revealed

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 9, 2017
MSNBC Anchor Joy Reid publically apologized Monday after a Twitter user found homophobic remarks on her blog.

Ad Campaign Points Up Dangers of SCOTUS Discrimination Case

By Donyae Lewis | Saturday Dec 9, 2017
"[T]he impact of such a decision wouldn't be limited to LGBT people; it could be used to allow discrimination against people of color, women, minority faiths, people with disabilities, and others."

Transgender Professor Awarded $1.1 Million in Discrimination Case

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 9, 2017
A former University of Oklahoma professor was awarded over $1 million in damages after a jury found she was discriminated against for being transgender.

Sri Lankan Government Plans to Decriminalize Homosexuality

By Donyae Lewis | Monday Dec 4, 2017
The country of Sri Lanka is making a progressive and monumental shift as they work to revise their laws to protect LGBT people.

New Documentary Film Project Explores Sexual Fluidity in Male Black America

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sunday Dec 3, 2017
A documentary film project illustrates the challenges and expression of being a black bisexual man in the United States.

Grindr Making Changes To Protect People In Anti-Gay Countries

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 3, 2017
The popular gay dating app will be teaming up with global free speech organization Article 19 to set safety precautions that will hopefully protect LGBT people living in the Middle East or Africa.

HBO Docuseries Celebrates A Trans Woman's Quinceanera

By Donyae Lewis | Saturday Dec 2, 2017
For those looking for something that is LGBT friendly, HBO's upcoming docu-series "15: A QuinceaƱera Story" is worthy of making space on your DVR.

Trans Officer Might Lose Job... For Being Too Short

By Donyae Lewis | Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Being too short can affect what rollercoasters you get on at amusement parks. But who would have thought it might cost you your job too. This is the case for a transgender officer in India.

Soccer, Rugby Teams Wear Rainbow Laces in Anti-Homophobia Campaign

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 2, 2017
English soccer and rugby teams took to the pitch with multi-color laces to support the fight against homophobia.

Rowing Team's Steamy Calendar Raises Money To Fight Homophobia

By Donyae Lewis | Saturday Dec 2, 2017
While some may be bundling up in layers this holiday season, The Warwick Rowers are stripping down and baring it all for their calendar shoot, a project they started to combat gender bias in sports.

Miss Trans Israel Visits Miami for Transgender Awareness Month

By Jose Cassola | Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Talleen Abu Hanna, the reigning Miss Trans Israel and runner-up in the 2016 Miss Trans Star Internacional beauty pageant, visited Miami last week, speaking at several college campuses and other venues.

Navy Pilot Draws Penis In The Sky; Inappropriate Skywriting Becoming A Trend

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Late last week a Navy EA-18G Growler jet made the sky their canvas and sketched a cartoon stretching over the Okanogan Highlands in Washington state. However, the final product was not exactly a work of art.

HRC Ranks LGBT-Friendliness of Firms in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

By Michael d'Oliveira | Sunday Nov 26, 2017
This year, the HRC tallied "a record-breaking 609 businesses" as scoring perfect scores. That's up from 517 last year.

Lesbian Bowler Wins Male Pro Bowling Tournament

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Liz Johnson's bowling win on last Saturday wasn't just another victory for her. The lesbian bowler won the Professional Bowling Association's Chameleon Championship, becoming only the second woman to do so.

Threat to Net Neutrality Has Implications for Your Wallet, Access

By Tucker Berardi | Saturday Nov 25, 2017
Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan to repeal net neutrality, an Obama-era policy that prohibits companies and internet providers from charging more for access to some sites while blocking others.

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