The top court in the world’s second-largest nation says it’s up to parliament to decide on undoing the law criminalizing same-sex intercourse. This is “a major setback to LGBT rights,” says the legal group that brought the case. Updated with details from the written judgement.
While LGBT representation went down slightly in 2013, the bigger problem is how LGBT characters were portrayed. With displays of same-sex affection so invisible, gay characters just aren’t on the same footing as their heterosexual counterparts.
“It tells you a lot about [IOC] President Bach and the IOC’s commitment to human rights that they believe this issue should be easily compartmentalized into a protest zone,” one LGBT advocate says.
Can the strategies that turned the U.S. LGBT movement into a money machine work when the fight goes abroad? Melissa Etheridge headlined a celebrity fundraiser for a new coalition that hopes to make that true.
Okay fine, it was Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley who went. Just. As. Adorable.
It’s her birthday today, and she is the gift that won’t stop giving.
Government has revealed timetable following the passing of the law this summer.
In the wake of violent murders of two transgender women within 24 hours, the transgender community is “overwhelmed and scared” — some afraid to leave their homes, a leading advocate said.
It also announced the creation of a new outfit, to be led by Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia’s homophobe-in-chief. “It will significantly increase the evil that kills our nerves and steals time from our lives.”
Give in to the tuck, children.
With less than two months until the opening ceremony in Sochi, the U.S. has yet to announce who will lead its delegation to the Games.
“Do not be like us, do not be like Britain, do not sit idly by as so-called ‘LGBT activists’ manipulate words and laws to achieve dominance in your country,” Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, told a conference of Christian conservatives in the Caribbean country this weekend.
Carlos Bruce, a Peruvian congressman, is leading a major campaign for civil unions in one of South America’s most religious countries. The church has put his sexuality at the center of the debate — not that he seems to mind.
On stage, the singer spoke out against Russia’s anti-gay laws and made a special dedication to 23-year-old Vladislav Tornovoi.
“I don’t think that we should be going to the Olympics at all.” The singer urged Tom Daley, and other out athletes, to forgo competing in a nation with anti-lgbt laws.
The beautiful men of the Warwick University Rowing Club are back with a 55-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of their super popular and super steamy calendar. And it is everything.
The ACT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise same-sex marriage. No hell broke loose, the sky did not fall in.
Mandela ushered in the world’s first constitution to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation. “Nelson Mandela tore down oppression, united a rainbow nation, and always walked arm-in-arm with his LGBT brothers and sisters—and with all people—toward freedom,” Human Rights Campaign president says.
“So, what does it really mean that he supports openly gay candidates if he doesn’t support their equal treatment under the law?” Rep. Jerry Nadler responds.
If you weren’t in the holiday spirit before, you are now.
Honestly, who doesn’t these days?
Some women chose to come out of the closet quietly while others decided to make a splash — all of them inspired us this year.
And yet “Life is perfect at the moment,” said the diver.
Some frequently asked questions.
An April 2012 decision of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides protection against anti-transgender employment discrimination, but officials within the Labor Department refuse to say whether they are applying that decision to employees of federal contractors.
Including that classic tale of Mr. Fancy-Panties.