Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’

Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’


As a high school student, Brian Wenke was harassed and bullied before he even realized he was gay.

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights


When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride.

Sex Now survey examines generational differences of Canadian queer men

Sex Now survey examines generational differences of Canadian queer men


Studies can now be conducted to examine several generations of out queer people in ways that couldn't be done before.

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth


Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in an LGBT ceremony on Feb. 12 in the city of Saga to encourage and congratulate those who had reached the age of 20 over the past year.

This is the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards

This is the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards


The Independent is pleased to announce the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards 2017.  The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and straight allies who work to advance the rights of LGBT communities. The Independent is the British LGBT Awards Media Partner for 2017.

How being a gay man can make your body issues worse

How being a gay man can make your body issues worse


Body image is an issue for many men, regardless of sexuality. But it seems to be more of a problem in the gay community. When it comes to appearance, gay men hold themselves - and one another - to far more exacting standards.

OutChina: Sources of Hope for China's LGBT Population

OutChina: Sources of Hope for China's LGBT Population


US-China Today is a student-driven publication of the USC U.S.-China Institute. The magazine focuses on the multidimensional and evolving U.S.-China relationship and on significant trends in contemporary China. The magazine offers coverage of and commentary on a wide range of political, economic, social, and cultural issues.

Gay Iraqi soldiers share love story on 'Ellen'

Gay Iraqi soldiers share love story on 'Ellen'


Two gay Iraqi soldiers shared the story of how they met, fell in love and got married despite Iraq's homophobia on "Ellen." Nayyef and Btoo met as enlisted Iraqi soldiers in 2004. The pair began their relationship by eating meals together and say soon after they were sharing every meal. For fear of getting tortured or killed for being together, the couple kept their relationship a secret.

Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos

Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos


Mexican-American Alberto Mendoza created an online platform, Honor41, to help LGBTQ Latinos share their stories.

Puerto Rico's gay and hipster haven

Puerto Rico's gay and hipster haven


I’ve hit the bars too early. Like, way too early. It’s a hot Thursday evening in San Juan, approaching midnight, and popular LGBTQ nightclub Circo is barely getting started. A millennial lesbian in clingy, velvety bell bottoms belts out a karaoke version of Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” on a small stage while a handful of friends look on, supportively, nursing cocktails. Hoping for a glimpse of San Juan’s outrageously talented drag queens in action – two standouts, Rochelle Mon Cheri and Queen Bee Ho’, appeared in the excellent 2014 documentary, Mala Mala — I saunter across the street to Scandalo.

LGBT Life in Singapore

LGBT Life in Singapore


Notice the gay man helping his dying father into a car, so that they can go watch the river that his father has always loved. When his father is hospitalized

Just How Many LGBT Americans Are There?

Just How Many LGBT Americans Are There?


Gallup polling show that 4 percent of Americans are LGBT. But with more millennials self-identifying as LGBT, that number could one day reach the oft-cited ‘1 in 10.’

Falling in love in wartime Iraq

Falling in love in wartime Iraq


US Army interpreter Nayyef Hrebid and Iraqi soldier Btoo Allami fell in love at the height of the Iraq War. It was the start of a dangerous 12-year struggle to live together as a couple.

Karan Johar opens up about his sexuality, virginity and SRK in his new book

Karan Johar opens up about his sexuality, virginity and SRK in his new book


All those who have questioned Karan Johar's sexual orientation, when he lost his virginity and his relationship status with Shah Khan Khan, get the perfect answers in his biography An Unsuitable Boy, which has been co-authored by Poonam Saxena.