Big Gay News Oct. 24 to Nov16th

Foes of Russia’s Anti-Gay Law Ponder New TacticsPosted: 17 Nov 2013 10:46 AM PSTOlympic sponsors may face more pressure as campaign against Russia’s anti-gay law persists
Will Young: Educating teachers on homophobic language is a ‘priority’Posted: 17 Nov 2013 06:25 AM PST
NHS Tavistock Clinic treating transgender children with therapies to prepare them for sex changePosted: 17 Nov 2013 06:05 AM PSTThe Tavistock Clinic in north London is prescribing controversial hormone blockers to youngsters as young as 12, it has been revealed
US: Texas school reverses ban against trans student wearing a tuxedo in graduation photoPosted: 17 Nov 2013 05:56 AM PST
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15Posted: 17 Nov 2013 05:38 AM PST
Former UKIP MEP reveals she is the UK’s first transgender ParliamentarianPosted: 17 Nov 2013 05:00 AM PST
Bella a big hit with residentsPosted: 16 Nov 2013 08:26 PM PSTCARE home residents were treated to an eye-popping performance from drag queen Bella Berserk.
Transgender law stirs up concerns about privacyPosted: 16 Nov 2013 06:00 PM PSTCalifornia’s new transgender student law — the first of its kind in the nation — is direct: Schools must allow transgender students to participate in programs and sports and to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, regardless of whether their school records say “male” or “female.”
Transgender student: There’s need for better understandingPosted: 16 Nov 2013 06:00 PM PSTWhat’s it like to be transgender? A college freshman who grew up in Redding offers his perspective.
Gay rights group hits Boehner over ‘anti-LGBT’ speakers on HillPosted: 16 Nov 2013 03:41 PM PSTGay rights group Human Rights Campaign is blasting House Speaker John Boehner for scheduling a room on Capitol Hill for a meeting of individuals the organization accuses of supporting Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law.
Jeydon Loredo, Texas transgender student, gets approval for tuxedo yearbook photoPosted: 16 Nov 2013 01:17 PM PST

Reporter who received anti-gay slur challenges Alec Baldwin to fight: ‘Why don’t we settle this like men?’Posted: 16 Nov 2013 09:21 AM PST
Russian concert promoters fined for Lady Gaga gay supportPosted: 16 Nov 2013 09:04 AM PSTST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 16 (UPI) — A Russian court fined the concert promoters that brought Lady Gaga to the country for a concert during which she expressed support for gays and lesbians.
X Factor winner James Arthur apologises for homophobic slur in diss song: ‘I’m disappointed in myself’Posted: 16 Nov 2013 08:57 AM PST
Jamaican anti-discrimination organisation calls for celebration of Day for TolerancePosted: 16 Nov 2013 06:47 AM PST 
US: Federal judge rules that Pennsylvania must defend its ban on equal marriagePosted: 16 Nov 2013 05:44 AM PST
Transgender student’s yearbook photo OK’dPosted: 16 Nov 2013 01:24 AM PSTHOUSTON – A South Texas school district reversed course on Friday, saying it will allow a ph …
Gay marriage ban to face court testPosted: 15 Nov 2013 09:45 PM PSTPennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage is fair game for a federal court challenge, a judge decided Friday, in a 10-page order that sets the stage for a landmark trial that could come early next year.
When will cinemas and directors show proper lesbian sex scenes?Posted: 15 Nov 2013 08:36 PM PSTThe fetishisation of gay women’s sex lives by straight male directors mean serious LGBT films struggle to find major backers When was the last time you saw lesbian sex on the big screen? Possibly never. But you’ve no doubt heard about it recently, thanks to the controversy surrounding director Abellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or-winning film Blue is the Warmest Colour. Kechiche’s motives and …
Easier for gay refugees to get EU asylum nowPosted: 15 Nov 2013 06:41 PM PSTHomosexual refugees who face imprisonment for their sexual orientation in their country of origin will now find it much easier to obtain asylum in Europe after a landmark decision by the continent’s top court. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the EU’s highest judicial authority, ruled last week that a “credible threat of imprisonment for homosexuality” constituted grounds for asylum. The …
Actor Alec Baldwin suspended by MSNBC for calling photographer a ‘cocksucking fag’Posted: 15 Nov 2013 04:54 PM PST
Transgender Teen Photo: Jeydon Loredo, Female-To-Male Transgender Texas Teen, Banned From Yearbook For Tuxedo PhotoPosted: 15 Nov 2013 04:36 PM PSTA South Texas transgender teenager who grew up female but identifies as male is not allowed to appear in his high school yearbook dressed in a tuxedo. According to CBS News , Jeydon Loredo, a senior at La Feria High School in La Feria, and his mother said that his school district wouldn’t allow the photo to appear in the yearbook because it violates “community standards.”
Texas prosecutor OKs prisoner release in lesbian sexual assault casePosted: 15 Nov 2013 04:06 PM PSTBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas prosecutor agreed on Friday to free three women imprisoned since 1998 on sexual assault convictions that critics say were based more on mistaken ideas of lesbian behavior than evidence presented in court. Current Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed told Reuters she agreed with a defense argument to allow the three San Antonio area …
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening’s Transgender Son Stephen Appears in New PSA—Watch the Video Now!Posted: 15 Nov 2013 01:38 PM PSTWarren Beatty and Annette Bening’s transgender son Stephen Ira continues to follow in his parents’ politically minded footsteps. Ira appears in a new PSA opposing a New York…
Transgender student’s tuxedo photo in yearbook bannedPosted: 15 Nov 2013 01:25 PM PSTJeydon Loredo says that his school district is refusing to allow a picture of him in a tux to appear in his school yearbook because it violates “community standards”
Gay rights group hits Boehner for scheduling ‘anti-LGBT’ speakers on the HillPosted: 15 Nov 2013 01:24 PM PSTWashington (CNN) – Gay rights group Human Rights Campaign is blasting House Speaker John Boehner for scheduling a room on Capitol Hill for a meeting of individuals the organization accuses of supporting Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law. Speakers from a variety of groups that support things like traditional marriage took part in a symposium on Friday […]
Transgender Texas student’s tuxedo photo approvedPosted: 15 Nov 2013 11:55 AM PSTHOUSTON (AP) — A South Texas school district reversed course on Friday, saying it will allow a photo of a transgender student wearing a tuxedo to appear in the teen’s high school yearbook.
Transgender Texas Student’s Tuxedo Photo BannedPosted: 15 Nov 2013 11:53 AM PSTTransgender Texas student says school district banning photo of him in tuxedo from yearbook
Aloha gay couples! Hawaii eyes same-sex marriage tourism after votePosted: 13 Nov 2013 11:16 AM PSTA gay couple of 14 years stayed up late Friday night in Texas to watch the Hawaii House of Representatives approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage after a heated, days-long debate in the Aloha state legislature.
Parents of Homosexual Teen Sue New Jersey Governor Over Ban on Counseling Struggling YouthPosted: 08 Nov 2013 01:14 PM PSTCAMDEN – The parents of a homosexual teenager who also struggles with gender identity issues have filed a lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in an effort to overturn a law that bars their son from obtaining professional help. As previously reported, while reiterating his belief that homosexuality is “not a sin,” the Republican […]
Lesbian ex-partner has parental rights: Florida Supreme CourtPosted: 07 Nov 2013 02:20 PM PSTBy Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) – A woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner can share parental rights to the child, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. But the justices said the biological mother should have the same constitutionally protected rights as an unmarried biological father who demonstrated a commitment to raising his child by assuming parental responsibilities.
Greece: Court Win for Gays Over Civil PartnershipPosted: 07 Nov 2013 07:46 AM PSTGreece: European Court win for gays over civil partnerships


Brook Forest Voices (BFV) Says Trick or Treat with Release of “The Pink Canary” Audiobook by Yvonne Mason on Oct. 31Posted: 29 Oct 2013 12:32 AM PDTBrook Forest Voices (BFV) audiobook producer and publisher will release the audiobook “The Pink Canary” by Florida based author Yvonne Mason on October 31, 2013. In “The Pink Canary” Yvonne Mason, whose previous BFV titles include “A Voice from the Grave” and “Dream Catcher: Failure Was Not An Option,” takes the listener into the Drag Queen world of mascara and stiletto heels mixed in with …
Ellen DeGeneres Is Working on an NBC Sitcom Featuring a Lesbian LeadPosted: 28 Oct 2013 11:01 AM PDTEllen DeGeneres paved the way for lesbians on television when she came out in a 1997 episode of her eponymous sitcom. Now, with a slew of high-profile lesbian characters appearing on the small screen, DeGeneres is developing a comedy for NBC with a lesbian character in the lead role.  Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported that DeGeneres is set to executive produce a multi-camera comedy alongside …
Zimbabwe Pride week ends with drag queen contestPosted: 25 Oct 2013 06:46 PM PDTWith homophobia rife in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe the LGBT community was forced to stage the Miss Jacaranda event without fanfare In a long and shimmering purple dress, 17-year-old Ezmerald Kim Kardashian – not his real name – was crowned Miss Jacaranda at a drag queen pageant ahead of First Princess, Second Princess and Miss Personality. But it was the beauty contest’s location that may shock …




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