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Why Homophobic Harlem Church Should Become LGBT Youth Shelter

Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them. ...

Pope-’splaining Catholic Church’s Homophobia

Italy is one of the major European countries that don’t recognize marriage equality for its LGBTQ denizens in spite of the fact that the majority of Italians do according to a 2014 poll. ...

Bathroom Laws Policing Our Genitals

Conservatives have always been a demographic group obsessed with policing this nation’s genitals. ...

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling  state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens. ...

Jeanne Córdova and Ellie Conant (* - 2016)

This month we have experienced the passing of two members of the queer and queer women’s community.  Jeanne "JR" Cordova and Ellie Conant. ...

Velvetpark's Top 25 Queer Women of 2015

It is with great pleasure thatVelvetpark announces our ...

Remember Our Homeless LGBTQ Youth this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a difficult time of year for many. ...

Malala Yousafzai On Being a Feminist

Malala Yousafzai On Being a Feminist   ...

The War On Christmas, Not Going Away Any Time Soon

With Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all celebrated this time of year, one would think that we would embrace an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religiou ...

On World AIDS Day Report on Black Community Still Grim

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day! ...

Listen to Holland Taylor's Coming Out Interview

We knew her as Peggy Peabody, the philanthropic arts impresario who Bette Porter befriended in the first season of The L Word. ...

Pro-Rape Meet-Up Canceled After Women’s Boxing Club Threatens to Show Up
New York Mag
February 5, 2016

Professional douchebag Roosh V. has made a name for himself advocating offensive misogynistic positions on his terrible website Return of Kings, and he's collected a handful of devoted followers in the process.

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Indigo Girls: Being Labeled A ‘Lesbian Duo' Often 'Implies Mediocrity'
Huffington Post
February 1, 2016

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the women behind the folk band Indigo Girls, are often labeled a "lesbian duo," which they told HuffPost Live isn't necessarily a bad thing -- except when it "implies mediocrity."

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ABC refuses to show Carol ad featuring lesbian love scene
The Guardian
February 1, 2016

The network has rejected a promo for the Cate Blanchett/Rooney Mara romance unless distributors the Weinstein Company ‘provide more coverage’ on both leading stars

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LGBT spiritual group Rivers of Living Water attempts to buy famously anti-gay Atlah Church in Harlem
NY Daily News
February 1, 2016

A spiritual group supporting gay rights wants to scoop up the hate-spewing Atlah Church in Harlem.

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Queer clout in Chicago: Telling gay history beyond Stonewall and the Castro.
slate
February 1, 2016

In 1970, gay activists in Chicago achieved a surprising victory. They successfully pressured the owners of the city’s biggest gay bars to drop their po ...

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David Bowie Bassist Gail Ann Dorsey: 'He Altered My Life'
Rolling Stone
January 26, 2016

David Bowie's bassist Gail Ann Dorsey reflects on her two-decade run playing with David Bowie.

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A Catherine Opie moment in Los Angeles at MOCA and the Hammer
LA Times
January 25, 2016

<p>Catherine Opie is thinking about slowing down these days. Not creatively, by any stretch — the fine-art photographer will have one of the most visible moments of her career this week when two solo exhibitions open

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Inga Beale: ‘Let’s use the words people are uncomfortable using
The Guardian
January 25, 2016

Lloyd’s of London’s Inga Beale came out as bisexual in 2008. Now she is the first woman to rise to the top of the LGBT business power list

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Cate Blanchett takes lesbian love film to Japan
The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
January 25, 2016

TOKYO— Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett brought her latest film, the 1950s lesbian romance “Carol,” to Tokyo.

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Eva Longoria And Other Straight Stars Pose As Gay Couples To Show 'Love Is Love'
Huffington Post
January 25, 2016

A bold and powerful photography project is bringing celebrities together to pose as same-sex couples and families as a way to combat homophobia and provide positive images of recognizable figures engaging in queer relationships.

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Tyrese Gibson Cites Gay Community While Denouncing Oscar Snubs
Instinct
January 25, 2016

Tyrese Gibson has called on Chris Rock to step down as host of the Oscars based on the absence of actors and actresses of color in any of the awards categories. Citing the advocacy of the gay community, he states:

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Italy’s Gay Rights Showdown with the Vatican
The Daily Beast
January 25, 2016

Italy’s parliament is set to decide whether to join the rest of Europe in recognizing same-sex unions or stay on the side of the Catholic Church.

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Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?
Bloomberg News
January 21, 2016

Howard University fights to join the tech boom

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'Carol' Sweeps Gay Critics' Dorian Awards
Advocate.com
January 20, 2016

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association showered the Todd Haynes film with accolades and also honored unsung LGBT favorites like Tangerine and HBO's Looking.

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Britain's Most Gay-Friendly Employer Might Surprise You
Huffington Post
January 20, 2016

LONDON (Reuters) - Just over 25 years since Britain's powerful domestic spy agency dropped a ban on hiring homosexuals, MI5 was hailed on Tuesday as the country's most gay-friendly employer.

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Naz & Maalik: Black, Gay, Muslim, And In Love
Huffington Post
January 20, 2016

if you're gay and not Caucasian, you have had a harder time finding yourself on the big screen. But what if you are a gay, black, Muslim teenager residing in Brooklyn and are in love with another gay, black, Muslim teen -- where will you get media support?

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Taiwan’s new president is a female academic who loves cats and supports gay rights
Quartz
January 19, 2016

Taiwanese citizens appear to have elected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-Wen to be the island’s next president by a decisive margin.

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See Moving Portraits of Same-Sex Couples Both Real and Imaginary
NY Mag
January 14, 2016

In 2013, hundreds of thousands of French citizens marched through the streets of Paris to protest a new law legalizing same-sex marriage. It was a shocking — and heartbreaking — spectacle for many lesbian, gay, and bisexual French people, including artist Olivier Ciappa.

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Britain’s Parliament might be the most LGBT in the world
The Washington Post
January 14, 2016

"New year, new start!" is how a blog post published Wednesday by David Mundell, a senior British politician, begins. And as Mundell goes on to explain, it really is a new start. "I have already set out my political priorities for the year and now I am setting out my personal one," he writes.

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