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Pope's transparent views on transgenders

Pope Francis is a complicated, if not confusing, pontiff to the LGBTQ community—especially so to the transgender community. ...

When Politics Meets Oscar

Since it was the worst viewership of the Oscar's in seven years you may have missed what all the fuss was about. Here are the highlights of the acceptance speeches.   ...

Remembering the Lovings this Valentine’s Day

On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of no greater challenge to marriage equality than same-sex marriage that many LGBTQ activists are still struggling for in their states. ...

Full Moon in Leo

It’s snowing boatloads from the thick grey cloud covered sky and I not even sure daylight came today. ...

Chris Ofili Retrospective at The #NewMuseum

If you waited until the last minute to see the Chris Ofili retrospective "Night and Day" at the New Museum, this ...

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on “Selma”

If Bayard Rustin were alive today he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions on the film “Selma”. ...

Toshi Reagon's Parable

Toshi Reagon's latest musical project, "Parable of t ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Expansive Dream

Martin Luther King's actual birthday is January 15th, and I believe if MLK were alive today he would be well pleased with Ava DuVernay's film "Selma." Many people working for justice today stand on ...

Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2014

It is with great honor that Velvetpark announces our Top 25 Queer Women of 2014. ...

That day after Christmas

Garbage pick-up on my block is every Thursday. But with Christmas falling on that day of the week, this year garbage pick-up rolled over to Friday. ...

Finding Home for the Holidays

The Christmas season is a difficult time of year for me. ...

Britain's Latest Ugly Partition
bloomberg.com
June 30, 2016

From Iraq to India, new borders have brought new identities -- and new miseries.

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Jessica Williams' departure is a blow for Trevor Noah's Daily Show | Television & radio
The Guardian
June 30, 2016

After four years, one of the show’s best contributors is leaving to work on her own Comedy Central project – spelling more trouble in the post-Stewart era

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What Brexit Means for British Food
The New Yorker
June 29, 2016

Bee Wilson on Britain’s reliance on the European Union for its food supply, and what Brexit will mean for food prices and diet.

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All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me 
jezebel.com
June 29, 2016

Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically, and ominously for my later life, I taught them to write a convincing personal essay...

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Democrats push for legal protection for gay, lesbian, transgender Ohioans
The Columbus Dispatch
June 27, 2016

State laws need to catch up with public sentiment backing equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender Ohioans, three Democratic state representatives said Friday.

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Pope says Church should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment
Times of India
June 27, 2016

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.

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The Latest: Hillary Clinton Marching in NYC Gay Pride Parade
ABC News
June 27, 2016

The Latest: Hillary Clinton Marching in NYC Gay Pride Parade: Hillary Clinton joined state and city elected officials in marching to celebrate gay pride in New York City.

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San Francisco, other cities celebrate gay pride in Orlando's shadow
CNBC
June 27, 2016

A streak of luminous rainbow colors greeted revelers at the 2016 San Francisco gay pride parade, with the celebration tempered by sober reminders of the massacre in an Orlando nightclub that left about 50 people dead and scores wounded.

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Highlights From New York's Gay Pride Parade
The New York Times
June 27, 2016

Photographs, vignettes and more live updates from the 46th annual march, a celebration of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual pride and the centerpiece of NYC Pride events around the city.

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The (American) Idiot’s Guide to Brexit
New York Mag
June 24, 2016

Now it’s the biggest news story of the day — and you have no idea how to sound like you’re a well-informed citizen of the world.

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Obama Wants to Stop Subsidizing Israel's Defense Industry
bloomberg.com
June 23, 2016

Israel is not only the greatest beneficiary of U.S. defense assistance, but also the only one allowed to spend a portion of that assistance on weapons and equipment from its own industry.

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Man Says He Was Orlando Shooter's Lover, Claims Gunman Hated Puerto Ricans
gawker
June 22, 2016

On Tuesday, a man claiming to be Omar Mateen’s former lover told Univision that he did not believe the Orlando shooter’s motive was terrorism, but revenge against gay Puerto Ricans for perceived slights against him.

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First female teen to win Ohio masonry competition bumped from national contest
The Columbus Dispatch
June 22, 2016

Shania Clifford, a 17-year-old from Scioto County, became the first female to win a gold medal in the SkillsUSA Ohio masonry competition in late April. But in mid-May, Clifford found out she would not be attending the next level of the competition,

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Why Don’t Jews and Asians Like Republicans?
NYMag
June 17, 2016

Republicans blame liberal professors.

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Pulse is not alone: A brief history of attacks on gay clubs
USA Today
June 13, 2016

In 1973, an arsonist killed 32 people at a gay bar in New Orleans.

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Orlando Pulse gay nightclub shooting: Gay men can't donate blood.
Slate
June 13, 2016

Following the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse, an LGBT nightclub, there is an urgent need for blood donations to help the dozens of injured victims. T ...

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Gay Americans are shaken, unbowed by nightclub attack
Reuters
June 13, 2016

For many Americans, gay bars and nightclubs have long served as a place of refuge, a carefree place filled with like-minded souls away from the relatives, employers or anyone else who might judge them disapprovingly, or worse.

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Uber Fires Driver Who Blasted Lesbian Couple As 'Two Faggots'
Huffington Post
June 9, 2016

Uber has fired an Australian driver who was caught using homophobic and threatening language toward a same-sex couple.

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Herstory Is Instagram’s Finest Lesbian Account
Vice.com
June 9, 2016

Lesbian history has undergone a kind of erasure. The stigmatisation of homosexuality over the years forced lesbians into the closet, and with them went their stories. This means that a whole lot of people,

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