The concept of the "gaydar" is now backed by science, after two US psychologists found that indeed, people can have the ability to detect a person's sexual orientation in literally a blink of an eye. >>>
The US Center for Disease Control has reported a 20% jump in unprotected sex among gay and bisexual men over a six year period - while it estimates a third of the HIV positive men who have sex with men in the US don’t even know they have the virus.
In a White House ceremony, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the same-sex partners of NASA astronaut Sally Ride and human rights activist Bayard Rustin. Tam O’Shaughnessy and Walter Naegle accept the nation's highest civilian honor for their partners, Sally Ride and Bayard Rustin. >>>
Marvel has revealed a new gay, gender-bending superhero in the new instalment of the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ comic books. Benjamin Deeds is a brand new superhero with the power to shape-shift into any person - man or woman - at will. >>>
This week we’re announcing our 2013 Coolest Film Festivals in the World results, voted by YOU, two categories per day – leading up to the Top 25 General Festival winners on Friday, 11/15! Today it’s our fourth pair – LGBT Film Festivals and Ethnic/National Film Festivals. For the full article and list of results, pick up a copy of our Fall 2013 issue, hitting stands any day now! >>>
Over the past two years, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission staff of regional experts as well as activists from around the world have created a truly unique body of work now compiled in this 80-page publication. >>>
In 8 days, Marriott Hotels will host a gay 'cures' conference. If it goes ahead, 'therapists' will come together to plan how they can suck thousands more people into gay 'cure' treatments that can lead to depression and suicide. But if thousands of us sign the petition, we can show Marriott the financial risk of getting an anti-gay reputation is huge – much greater than the value of one conference booking. They could kick out the conference, in a huge blow to the gay 'cures' industry. >>>
Four years ago this week, President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, or Shepard-Byrd Act, into law, saying that the bill was meant to “help protect our citizens from violence based on what they look like, who they love, how they pray.” This measure expanded federal law to include bias-motivated hate crimes based on a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. >>>
In 8 days, Marriott Hotels will host a gay 'cures' conference. If it goes ahead, 'therapists' will come together to plan how they can suck thousands more people into gay 'cure' treatments that can lead to depression and suicide. But if thousands of us sign the petition, we can show Marriott the financial risk of getting an anti-gay reputation is huge – much greater than the value of one conference booking. They could kick out the conference, in a huge blow to the gay 'cures' industry.
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), through the support of its nonprofit IGLTA Foundation, is currently offering a membership incentive program to assist small LGBT-owned/operated tourism businesses in markets where the infrastructure for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender tourism is not yet established. >>>
We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in the United States. Through photographic portraits and "as told to" interviews in the participants' own voices, We Are the Youth captures the incredible diversity and uniqueness among the LGBT youth population. We Are the Youth addresses the lack of visibility of LGBT young people by providing a space to share stories in an honest and respectful way. Below is the story of Jazz. >>>
Every Monday morning Alex (not his real name) and I met for breakfast at our favorite dive in Harvard Square. I would notice visible bruises and cuts on his face, arms, and legs, but assumed the black and blue marks were simply par for the course for a guy who enjoyed the rough-and-tumble adrenaline high that comes with playing weekend scrimmage football.