Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna


Indonesian police detained dozens of men including several foreigners in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostilit

After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn

After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn


On Saturday, about 200 people rallied in Brighton Beach to protest discrimination in what was described as the country’s first Russian-speaking march for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

A Deliberate Attempt To Silence The LGBT Community In Bangladesh

A Deliberate Attempt To Silence The LGBT Community In Bangladesh


Activists are at a juncture where they feel threatened for their lives.

RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest

RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest


We are pleased to announce Uhlala have partnered with Google to organise RAHM, the world’s first LGBTI contest. The one day contest is scheduled to take place on Friday 21st of July 2017 from 9am &…

The Makers of SMIRNOFF™ Vodka Take PRIDE in Continued Support of LGBTQ Community with New “Love Wins” Bottles

The Makers of SMIRNOFF™ Vodka Take PRIDE in Continued Support of LGBTQ Community with New “Love Wins” Bottles


Limited-Edition No. 21 Packaging Further Celebrates Love and Acceptance by Donating $1 from Every Bottle Made to the Human Rights Campaign

Vanessa Selbst: Professional Poker Player and LGBT Activist

Vanessa Selbst: Professional Poker Player and LGBT Activist


When it comes to influential LGBT figures, few are as versatile as professional poker player Vanessa K. Selbst. Not only has this woman managed to climb to the top of a profession dominated by men, but she also has a law degree and has used a vast share of her winnings to promote LGBT rights. …

How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide

How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide


International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.

Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People

Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People


"Sometimes journalists forget their power, and mislead people with their unprofessional manners."

This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump

This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump


Paul Kuntzler has remained involved in activism and D.C. politics for decades.

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job


A former North Carolina legislator who helped lead the fight against the state's law limiting LGBT protections is going to Washington.

UN: El Salvador Must Investigate Crimes Against LGBT

UN: El Salvador Must Investigate Crimes Against LGBT


The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says seven transgender women have been killed so far this year, but local organizations put the toll at 17

Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration

Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration


In anticipation of the United Nations’ World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Level 3 Communications is hosting its own celebration

Trump's Fear and Loathing Won't Silence The Nation's Sole LGBT Muslim Organization

Trump's Fear and Loathing Won't Silence The Nation's Sole LGBT Muslim Organization


In the days of the Trumpian order, American LGBT Muslims, a minority within minorities, find themselves especially vulnerable to the forces of racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. As a member of this minority community myself, I can say that the burgeoning manifestations of these forms of hatred—fr

Texas Bill Could Let Agencies Bar LGBT, Atheist, Single Parents From Adopting

Texas Bill Could Let Agencies Bar LGBT, Atheist, Single Parents From Adopting


The bill would allow private adoption agencies to claim ‘religious exemption’ to working with LGBT parents or parents of another religion.

Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims

Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims


A memorial will be created at the gay nightclub in Florida, dedicated to the 49 people who were killed in June 2016 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, its owner said on Thursday.Click here to edit the content


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma said details would be determined with input from the affected community in Orlando, Florida. She outlined plans for a permanent memorial and eventually a museum, plus scholarships honoring the victims.