LGBTQ activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence

LGBTQ activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence


Riot police have used tear gas and water cannons to break up the parade in the past two years

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque


The mosque will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque) and will allow female imams.

Use of word “queer” growing in LGBT news reporting

Use of word “queer” growing in LGBT news reporting


A recent editorial in Denver’s OutFront magazine has reignited the debate over what word, words or acronym to describe the LGBT community. Ryan Howe, editor of Colorado magazine, explained in a recent column why the publication started using the word “queer,” which was formerly seen as pejorative.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

“For us, ‘queer’ is used as an umbrella term for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or something other than the heteronormative worldview that promotes heterosexuality as the norm,” Howe wrote. “Being queer means that people are accepted for being themselves. They are celebrated for living authentically to how they want to live and not letting social norms dictate how they navigate our world.” 

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students


Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization's history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community College Scholarship Program thanks to continued support from Wells Fargo.

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Why "Lilo & Stitch" Meant the World to My Gay, Parentless Self


In honor of the movie’s 15th anniversary, one writers talks about the personal impact Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch” had on him as a gay, parentless child

Why Bitter Rift Over Israel Hits LGBT Jews So Hard

Why Bitter Rift Over Israel Hits LGBT Jews So Hard


LGBTQ anti-Israel activists shut down major Israel parade, calling for an end to apartheid; critics call action "terrifying" and "deplorable."

Increase Your Income with Business Coaches Caleb & Matthew of LGBTQ Entrepreneur

Increase Your Income with Business Coaches Caleb & Matthew of LGBTQ Entrepreneur


How do you succeed without giving up what makes you unique? If you're an LGBT Entrepreneur then this podcast is for you!

No Major Religious Group Supports Religiously Based Service Refusals of Gays and Lesbians

No Major Religious Group Supports Religiously Based Service Refusals of Gays and Lesbians


As Pride Month is celebrated across the country, a massive new survey finds no major religious group expresses majority support for allowing small businesses to refuse service to gay or lesbian people on religious grounds. The survey also finds increasing evidence of an emerging consensus on LGBT rights, with majorities of young Republicans and young white evangelicals (age 18-29) now supporting same-sex marriage.

Protests, Parties, and What We Have to Be Proud of at LGBT Pride 2017

Protests, Parties, and What We Have to Be Proud of at LGBT Pride 2017


“Our rage and our joy aren’t at odds with each other; they’re both integral to our history, our present, our future.”

Collecting LGBT Census Data Is 'Essential' To Federal Agency, Document Shows

Collecting LGBT Census Data Is 'Essential' To Federal Agency, Document Shows


The Census director said "there was no federal data need" to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data. But documents show the Housing Department and other agencies requested it.

World OutGames Miami raised more than $1 million, but couldn’t pay the bills

World OutGames Miami raised more than $1 million, but couldn’t pay the bills


World OutGames Miami organizers raised half of their planned budget for the 10-day event — yet the group failed to stage most of the scheduled sporting events.

Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument

Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument


A $1 million grant will go toward conserving the oral histories of those who lived through the 1969 riots.

Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride

Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride


As New York's Pride week kicks off, attendees may see displays of division within the LGBT community. #NoJusticeNoPride, an LGBTQ+ group whose blockade of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., drew national headlines and mixed reactions from parade-goers June 10, plans to do it again at New York's parade June 25.

LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office

LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office


Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal advocacy group, will open a Washington, D.C., office to intensify its work against the Trump administration and increase fundraising, Politico reports. 

'Born This Way'? The Answer Shouldn't Affect Gay Rights

'Born This Way'? The Answer Shouldn't Affect Gay Rights


Now 17 percent of young people identify as bisexual or gay. Are some making a choice?