March 15 marks an unusual milestone: It’s been 239 years since the first U.S. soldier was thrown out of the Army for being gay.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a Canadian man entry to the United States due to his profiles on a gay hookup app and a cruising website
With plenty of historical sites and great gay bars, gay Washington, D.C., is a huge draw for history buffs and nightlife-seekers alike
A new Gallup poll examines the percentage of adults who identify as LGBT by state. The number is increasing across the country.
Joseph Souki, Hawaii’s Speaker, has introduced a bill that would decriminalize prostitution and make it legal to pay for sex
Sen. Jason Rapert of the southern state just introduced a bill to add a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in all 50 states
Betsy DeVos was just confirmed to lead the Department of Education. That’s bad news for all of us, but especially for LGBTQ kids.
A gay tattoo shop owner in Seattle received an anti-gay, pro-Trump threat last November promising to “make America straight again.”
Trump released a list of 78 terror attacks that he says the mainstream media did not cover enough. The tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub was on the list.
The Virginia House of Representatives has passed a resolution that calls pornography harmful and says it leads to group sex. We wish!
Two Hungarian men, Gabor Acs and Viktor Berki, were convicted of tricking young gay men into sex slavery in New York and Miami.
In two separate, unrelated incidents, gay men were victims of homophobic attacks in Columbus, Ohio and in Nashville, Tennessee.
The United States of America touts itself as a land of opportunity and a cultural melting pot, but the USA has a long history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. While the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in June 2015, many states in America still allow employers to fire someone for being LGBTQ and parents to send their LGBTQ children to harmful “conversion therapy”.
Nevertheless, the USA news isn’t all bad. Though many US states could do more to protect LGBTQ people, many state and federal judges, city governments and businesses have begun pursuing policies to protect LGBTQ rights. Plus, American media has generally incorporated more LGBTQ characters into TV, film and even video games — media that ends up being distributed worldwide. But US media still has a long way to go for true inclusivity, especially for women, bisexual and transgender people, people with disabilities, Black people and other people of color.