'Power and control' at the heart of hazing, says former pro football player, LGBT activist

Wade Davis knows all too well what it's like to be inside a locker room feeling the heat of hazing. Do you speak up or join in on inflicting pain and embarrassment upon fellow athletes? The former pro football player hid behind an insecure facade of masculinity for years trying to protect his secret and avoid becoming […]

'Power and control' at the heart of hazing, says former pro football player, LGBT activist

Wade Davis knows all too well what it's like to be inside a locker room feeling the heat of hazing. Do you speak up or join in on inflicting pain and embarrassment upon fellow athletes? The former pro football player hid behind an insecure facade of masculinity for years trying to protect his secret and avoid becoming […]

French police thwart terrorist attacks on swingers club & LGBT community

French authorities have foiled five terrorist attacks this year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb revealed, with local media reporting that, in at least two cases, radicalized suspects had plotted to target gay and swinger groups. Two alleged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) radicals, aged 21 and 22, were arrested in the eastern Paris suburb of Seine-et-Marne, […]

June is LGBT Pride Month — here’s everything you need to know

Getty Images June is Pride Month, when cities across the US show support for LGBT+ rights, culture, and communities.  It’s a tradition that goes back to the early 1970s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots and highlight issues that LGBT+ Americans still face. Here’s what Pride Month is all about. What […]

China’s Sina Weibo has stopped censoring gay content after outcry from Chinese LGBT community

REUTERS/Aly Song China’s Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to censor gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had smeared homosexuality by lumping it with pornography. China’s Twitter-equivalent Weibo said on Friday it would remove pornographic, violent or gay videos and cartoons, especially a genre of manga animations and comics that […]

Why the LGBT Community Is Dreading a Post-ISIS Philippines

It has been five months since the Philippine military defeated the ISIS-affiliated militants that took over Marawi City in the country’s south. The more than 300,000 residents who had been displaced are slowly making their way back home to restart lives put on hold by nearly half a year of fighting. But Trixie* dreads going […]

LGBT Asylum Seekers Face a Tough New Battle in Ukraine

Soldado Kowalisidi had fought for LGBT rights in Siberia since 2012, and had come out as a transgender man in 2015, when last year he finally sought shelter in Ukraine, convinced he couldn’t continue his work in Russia anymore. Russia had just passed legislation widely known as the “Yarovaya package” — twin anti-terrorism laws that […]