Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’

Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’


On this week’s podcast, the “Sex and the City” actress reads Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay about the coming-out letters she and her brother sent to their conservative father.

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown


Moldova’s LGBT community has come under increasing fire from a campaign to restrict their use of media and information platforms to mobilize for their rights. In an email interview, Anastasia Danilova, describes the hostile environment activists face, in part due to Russia-inspired measures, and how they are responding.

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum


A caravan of 16 LGBTQI migrants — called the Rainbow 16 — surrendered themselves to U.S. border officials on Thursday and are now being held by ICE.

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?


Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country ahead of much of the rest of the world. In an email interview, Kyle Knight examines the tactics used and the victories gained.

Jordanian Rapper Emsallam Hdaib Talks About LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance

Jordanian Rapper Emsallam Hdaib Talks About LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance


“Sometimes it feels like Jordan is an open air prison especially when you think of visiting the nearest countries to it.”

Meet the Queer Woman Who’s Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Muslim Leaders

Meet the Queer Woman Who’s Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Muslim Leaders


Urooj Arshad wants people to know that LGBT Muslims exist — and lead, too.

Open Benches — more than just a data-collection exercise

Open Benches — more than just a data-collection exercise


I’ve watched Terence and Elizabeth Eden’s openbenches.org develop over the past few weeks (and done some testing..!). OpenBenches is a site for capturing information about memorial benches — ‘A quiet…

NLGJA Announces 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees

NLGJA Announces 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees


The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognizes exemplary work produced in 2016. The highest individual awards, NLGJA Journalist of the Year and Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBTQ Journalist…

Gender Neutral Bathrooms: A 'Sign' of the Times

Gender Neutral Bathrooms: A 'Sign' of the Times


Gender-binary bathrooms are getting flushed down the toilet in increasingly more places. We discuss the controversy surrounding gender neutral bathrooms.

LGBT group is preparing to sue the Trump administration over transgender ban

LGBT group is preparing to sue the Trump administration over transgender ban


Lambda Legal on Saturday announced their plans to sue the Trump administration over its recent ban on transgenders serving in the military.

Growing up gay in Plymouth - and how it's changed since the '80s

Growing up gay in Plymouth - and how it's changed since the '80s


When the first ever gay kiss was shared between two men on Eastenders, it sent shockwaves through much of the nation – and the media.

In Praise Of The Gay Daddy

In Praise Of The Gay Daddy


Daddy has become synonymous with sex appeal and strength.

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth


The volume of calls the Trevor Project received from trans youth in the aftermath of this announcement exceeded those it received when the bathroom bill was introduced in Texas.

In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights


Activists called Wednesday the White House’s “anti-L.G.B.T. day” after it barred transgender people from the military, intervened in an employment suit and nominated a gay rights opponent as an ambassador.

VIDEO: Andy Tobias:

VIDEO: Andy Tobias: "LGBT Activism from the 70's through to Today"


Andy Tobias is a well-known LGBT writer and activist, who reads from his upcoming sequel to the seminal works "The Best Little Boy In The World" and "The Best Little Boy In The World Grows Up", as well as discusses the history of the LGBT rights movement and its impact on politics. He comments on some of the issues facing LGBT individuals in today's political climate, and encourages hope and activism as the only path forward.