Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples

Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples


Often the Bible is used to justify homophobia, but Axel Hotels is turning that narrative around with its new “Noah’s Ark” commercial, conveying the message that all types of couples are welcome at Axel. The ad, timed for LGBT Pride Month, shows a variety of same-sex couples, starting out with similar pairs — “bears,” “otters,” …

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."

MACHO Party Presents: TOM Of Finland Tribute

MACHO Party Presents: TOM Of Finland Tribute


The NEW MACHO era is here, and for the first time ever, they bring you the legacy of TOM of Finland LIVE on stage! For the first time ever, watch the legendary art who made history, wearing a real life form, during WE World Pride Festival 2017, June 24th through July 2nd in Madrid. The …

3 Activities Worth Your Time In PTown

3 Activities Worth Your Time In PTown


For centuries, Provincetown, Massachusetts (known as PTown) served as a haven for those in the LGBT community. Weary New England residents who just wanted to be themselves found refuge in the community at the tip of Cape Cod. The tourist-friendly city offers plenty to eat, drink, and explore. Here are three activities worth your time (and …

In U.S. and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists

In U.S. and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists


The pace of civil rights victories has grown uneven and reports of anti-LGBT violence and persecution surface relentlessly.

Pink Dot 2017 video shows everyday S’poreans speaking to LGBT folks

Pink Dot 2017 video shows everyday S’poreans speaking to LGBT folks


What happens when everyday regular Singaporeans get to meet and chat with folks from the LGBT community that they never had prior encounters with or any familiarity at all?  This happens... And then realising love is love.

Recreating scenes from Ecuador’s gay 'cure' centres

Recreating scenes from Ecuador’s gay 'cure' centres


Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the content is verified and explained by our journalists.

“It was Sophia in the kitchen with the cheesecake!” The Golden Girls-themed edition of Clue is here

“It was Sophia in the kitchen with the cheesecake!” The Golden Girls-themed edition of Clue is here


Mrs. White, kindly collect the flames on the side of your face and breathless, heaving breaths and take a hike. The Golden Girls edition of Clue is coming, and it’s the only board game we’ll ever need from here on out. A decidedly lighter riff than the original bloody murder mystery, this version finds the player …

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

48 Hours in the Big Apple - The Greatest City in the World

48 Hours in the Big Apple - The Greatest City in the World


Ah, my home town. While there’s no way possible to fit the entire city into 48 hours, I’m here to give you some of the highlights that take you from the Financial District  in lower Manhattan, up to the Upper West Side. And if you’re in the city and need a tour guide, I’ve got …

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."

Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Pogrom - NYTimes

Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Pogrom - NYTimes


Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechen elite is pandering to prejudice to shore up its brutal rule — with Russia’s permission.

Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows

Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows


Members of the LGBT community in Rwanda are coming out of the shadows after dark days of attacks and harassment early this year. In February, a Rwandan TV journalist proposed marriage to he

RuPaul Named One Of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

RuPaul Named One Of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People


RuPaul has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, which released their annual list of pioneers, icons, leaders, leaders and artists today. “The iconic host, advocate, drag queen, singer, model, actor and author is a trailblazer who continues to break down barriers in a career that spans over 25 years,” Time said …