BigGay News for Monday, May 4th thru April 27th, 2014

US: Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn’t had surgeryPosted: 04 May 2014 01:16 PM PDT

Brazil activists honor gay pride, call for lawsPosted: 04 May 2014 12:54 PM PDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Gay rights advocates called for a Brazilian law against discrimination as they gathered by the hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades.

Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo PridePosted: 04 May 2014 12:24 PM PDT

Cuba to host international LGBT conference for the first time everPosted: 04 May 2014 12:02 PM PDT

US: Oprah Winfrey attends wedding of same-sex couple at New York Public LibraryPosted: 04 May 2014 09:09 AM PDT

NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he isPosted: 04 May 2014 08:31 AM PDT

First openly gay Episcopal bishop announces divorce from husbandPosted: 04 May 2014 08:19 AM PDT

(Reuters) – The first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, whose election to lead the diocese of New Hampshire kicked off a firestorm of controversy a decade ago, said on Sunday he was divorcing his husband after four years of marriage. Gene Robinson, who retired as a bishop in 2013, announced the split in a letter to the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and in a personal essay published …

US: Man jailed for shooting trans woman he met on CraigslistPosted: 04 May 2014 08:09 AM PDT

Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’Posted: 04 May 2014 07:34 AM PDT

UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summitPosted: 04 May 2014 07:04 AM PDT

From Drag Queen to Right-Wing BigotPosted: 04 May 2014 06:47 AM PDT

Turns out an anti-gay politician in North Caroluna worked as a drag queen un a gay bar a decade ago. “I do not condone the things I did when I was young.” So let me get this straight – the stupid thing is entertaining people as a drag queen, not trying to deny people their rights?

Stress Fuels Binge Drinking For Gay and Lesbian TeensPosted: 04 May 2014 06:26 AM PDT

Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, such as victimization and homophobia, according to a new study. Past research has shown that lesbian and gay people experience higher rates of physical and mental health problems, perhaps because of minority stress. According […]

US: Suspect pleads guilty to setting fire to Seattle gay bar on New Year’s EvePosted: 04 May 2014 06:16 AM PDT

Orange Is the New Black triumphs at GLAAD Media awardsPosted: 04 May 2014 05:15 AM PDT

US: Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles once worked as a drag queenPosted: 04 May 2014 04:50 AM PDT

UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweetsPosted: 04 May 2014 04:15 AM PDT

US: First openly gay bishop announces divorce from partnerPosted: 04 May 2014 03:50 AM PDT

Official supports nuptials for gaysPosted: 04 May 2014 02:52 AM PDT

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Saturday he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed but will continue defending his state’s 2004 ban on gay marriages in court.

Transgender issues: Public awareness is on the risePosted: 04 May 2014 02:00 AM PDT

There has been a growing public awareness of transgender people, both in pop culture and mainstream media. The signs are everywhere, from characters in the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black to the spring 2014 campaign for U.S. department store Barneys, which features 17 transgender models. CBC News takes a closer look at what transgender means.

‘Chronic stress leads gay teenagers to binge drinking’Posted: 03 May 2014 11:36 PM PDT

Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, including discrimination, victimisation and homophobia, leads to higher rates of binge drinking among lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers, a study showed. Gay and lesbian teens reported greater psychological distress when they experienced violence or victimisation, if they had internalised …

Transgender resource book coming out this monthPosted: 03 May 2014 09:06 PM PDT

‘Trans Bodies, Trans Selves’ is a deliberate echo of the feminist resource book ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves.’

Why gay, lesbian teens binge drink: Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, linked to heavy …Posted: 03 May 2014 04:05 PM PDT

Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a new study.

Anti-Gay Marriage GOP Candidate Explains His Past As A Drag QueenPosted: 03 May 2014 01:32 PM PDT

Republican North Carolina State Senate candidate Steve Wiles used to go by a different name — “Miss Mona Sinclair.” Wiles’ past life as a drag queen and promoter for the “Miss Gay America” pageant was detailed in a report published by the Winston-Salem Journal Saturday . Business Insider spoke to Wiles, who supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, and he …

Richard Branson announces Virgin boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ lawPosted: 03 May 2014 01:20 PM PDT


California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral
Posted: 02 May 2014 10:57 AM PDT UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws
Posted: 02 May 2014 10:53 AM PDT Exclusive: Aviva apologises to gay customer for assuming they will be in a straight marriage
Posted: 02 May 2014 10:32 AM PDT US: Art sculpture moved, because town thinks it’s a gay orgy
Posted: 02 May 2014 09:48 AM PDT UKIP candidate: ‘David Cameron is a gay loving nut case and homosexuality is an abomination’
Posted: 02 May 2014 09:26 AM PDT

Netherlands: Rapper under investigation for homophobic, anti-Semitic lyrics
Posted: 02 May 2014 09:07 AM PDT

UK: Woman’s 23-year marriage declared ‘invalid’ over male birth certificate error
Posted: 02 May 2014 08:30 AM PDT

US: Man announces he will run for President, unveils anti-gay manifesto
Posted: 02 May 2014 07:37 AM PDT

LISTEN to this heart-warming story of how a 90-year-old mother reacts to her son coming out
Posted: 02 May 2014 07:28 AM PDT

Gay donor: Gay rights not ‘inevitable’
Posted: 02 May 2014 07:13 AM PDT
The software entrepreneur has spent the last two decades working to advance LGBT rights.
US: Tennessee wedding venue that turned away gay veterans will allow same-sex couples
Posted: 02 May 2014 07:05 AM PDT

Study: Two thirds of gay teens have considered suicide, while 80% are bullied
Posted: 02 May 2014 06:49 AM PDT

US: Washington state appoints first gay Supreme Court judge
Posted: 02 May 2014 06:31 AM PDT

Nigel Farage: UKIP should ‘possibly not’ be taking money from a man who says gays are incapable of love
Posted: 02 May 2014 06:30 AM PDT

Stonewall chairwoman Jan Gooding: The world is ‘stepping’ backwards when it comes to gay rights
Posted: 02 May 2014 06:02 AM PDT

Embrace LGBT Identity in Business School Applications
Posted: 02 May 2014 06:00 AM PDT
Marketing efforts to attract lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender MBA applicants are not cut-and-dried. While business schools can easily target potential candidates by ethnicity , asking applicants to identify themselves based on sexual orientation is not a standard demographic question. Nevertheless, LGBT applicants can benefit greatly from researching their target schools’ outreach efforts …
US: Anti-gay Pasadena official ‘placed on leave’ after Dustin Lance Black controversy
Posted: 02 May 2014 05:59 AM PDT

Anger at France gay adoption block
Posted: 02 May 2014 05:34 AM PDT
Gay rights groups in France voice anger after a judge prevented a lesbian couple from adopting an infant.
Judge to hear sides on barring gay marriage ban
Posted: 02 May 2014 05:26 AM PDT
A federal judge will hear arguments over a lesbian couple’s request for an injunction that would bar Indiana from enforcing its gay marriage ban against their out-of-state union before one of them dies.
Three Hampshire police officers sacked over homophobic bullying
Posted: 02 May 2014 05:23 AM PDT

French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link
Posted: 02 May 2014 05:20 AM PDT

US: Georgia same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses, post rejection letters on Twitter
Posted: 02 May 2014 04:54 AM PDT

Natalie Cassidy: I was ‘naive’ to quit Eastenders over lesbian storyline
Posted: 02 May 2014 04:18 AM PDT

Wales: Man sentenced to 8 months in prison for sexual advances on gay taxi driver
Posted: 02 May 2014 04:14 AM PDT

Transgender inmate sues Ohio for hormone treatments
Posted: 02 May 2014 03:05 AM PDT
A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback, including facial-hair growth and depression, when the treatments stopped. Whitney Lee, whose legal name is still Antione Lee, had undergone continuous hormone therapy since 1999 until the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction …
BigGayNews for Friday, May 2, 2014
Posted: 01 May 2014 08:00 PM PDT
Today’s Top Headlines Ellen DeGeneres Joins Boycott Of Dorchester Collection Hotel Chain Over Brunei’s Anti-Gay Penal Code Gay Marriage: Is GOP Tiptoeing Away From Opposition? Gay Activists Are…

Tom Daley’s boyfriend Dustin Lance Black: People have been supportive after sex pic leak
Posted: 01 May 2014 01:11 PM PDT

US: Idaho man donates cemetary plot, so lesbian veteran can be buried next to her wife
Posted: 01 May 2014 12:53 PM PDT

Russia: Author of gay propaganda law calls for boycott of ‘Eurovision sodom show’
Posted: 01 May 2014 12:23 PM PDT

US: Denver Mayor celebrates a year of civil unions in Colorado
Posted: 01 May 2014 12:12 PM PDT

Video: First trailer for ‘The Case Against 8′ HBO Prop 8 documentary
Posted: 01 May 2014 11:55 AM PDT

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Is Not Okay With Lesbian ‘Throuple’
Posted: 01 May 2014 11:28 AM PDT
Colbert attacks first lesbian ‘throuple’ saying it’s an affront to traditional marriage, and traditional threesomes. Featured Image:  read more
Corbett draws on bible in appeal case
Posted: 01 May 2014 11:25 AM PDT
A WOMAN who likened gays and lesbians to paedophiles while campaigning as the Wannon candidate for Bob Katter’s Australia Party has told a tribunal that bracketing homosexuality with “other notorious kinds of immoral conduct” was a persuasive strategy used by some of the “greatest contributors to Western civilisation’s philosophical understanding”.
Written for and by transgender people, an encyclopedic new resource book arrives
Posted: 01 May 2014 11:23 AM PDT
NEW YORK — As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.
South East England MEP candidate: Daniel Radcliffe and the Pope bullied Mozilla CEO into quitting
Posted: 01 May 2014 11:23 AM PDT

Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin
Posted: 01 May 2014 11:11 AM PDT

For transgender people, a massive new resource
Posted: 01 May 2014 10:59 AM PDT
NEW YORK (AP) — As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.
Transgender Students Just Got New Rights Thanks To The Federal Government
Posted: 01 May 2014 10:54 AM PDT
Transgender students have long been overlooked. This week, in a landmark move for LGBT rights, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) came out with a 53-page guidance report that aims to protect transgender students by prohibiting discrimination against them. Title IX—the civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and …
Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit
Posted: 01 May 2014 10:27 AM PDT
A transgender woman serving a three-year sentence is suing the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after being denied medically necessary hormone treatments. Featured Image:  read more
MEP candidate: Ban Grindr to stop gay MPs from ‘violating democracy’
Posted: 01 May 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Kenyan film director argues ‘Homosexuality is not un-African, homophobia is’
Posted: 01 May 2014 10:22 AM PDT

Smell of Sex Pheromones Colors Our Perception of Gender
Posted: 01 May 2014 10:07 AM PDT
Have you ever wondered why some people passing on the street seem to catch your eye more than others? Some biologists think human sex pheromones could be to blame. But though plenty of other animals use pheromones in mating, the chemicals’ existence in humans has been hotly contested by researchers for years. A new study claims to have found further evidence that humans send sexual signals in …
Brighton and Hove Albion praises Nottingham Forest for stance against homophobia
Posted: 01 May 2014 09:43 AM PDT

Too many gay MPs – Euro candidate
Posted: 01 May 2014 09:14 AM PDT
The English Democrats back a European election candidate who said there were “far too many” gay people in Parliament.
US: Rhode Island groups warn against constitutional convention fearing anti-gay repercussions
Posted: 01 May 2014 08:50 AM PDT

UK: Two men jailed for throwing gay man in river, calling him ‘queer’
Posted: 01 May 2014 08:26 AM PDT

US: Judge dismisses defendants in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban challenge
Posted: 01 May 2014 08:08 AM PDT

Companies back discrimination ban against gays
Posted: 01 May 2014 08:05 AM PDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Some major businesses are pushing lawmakers to update Michigan’s anti-discrimination law to ensure no one is fired or denied housing because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Among the founding members of the Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition announced Thursday are AT&T, Blue Cross Blue …
Big Gay News: 494
Posted: 01 May 2014 08:00 AM PDT
BigGayNews from Massachusetts: More Than 1,500 Support Derrick Gordon, Gay/Lesbian Community At UMass-Amherst Rally MassLive reports that more than 1,500 rallied Wednesday at the University of…
Execs want Mich. anti-bias laws for gays
Posted: 01 May 2014 07:51 AM PDT
Some of Michigan’s top business leaders are launching a campaign to expand the state’s workforce discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Nation’s Oldest Gay Bookstore Announces Closure
Posted: 01 May 2014 07:00 AM PDT
ABC News reports that the owner of the nation’s oldest gay bookstore appears to be writing its final chapter, confirming Tuesday that he plans to close the financially troubled shop next month. Read…
Christians In Virginia Plan 40-Day Fast To Protest Gay Marriage
Posted: 01 May 2014 07:00 AM PDT
The Daily News reports that the Family Foundation of Virginia is asking Christians across the country to fast and pray for 40 days this summer to protest the legalization of gay marriage. Read the…
Ellen DeGeneres Joins Boycott Of Dorchester Collection Hotel Chain Over Brunei’s Anti-Gay Penal Code
Posted: 01 May 2014 07:00 AM PDT
The Huffington Post reports that Ellen DeGeneres minced few words when it came to Brunei’s controversial penal code which includes capital punishment for same-sex acts. Read the full story from the…
Gay Activists Are Insatiable Leeches, According To Bryan Fischer
Posted: 01 May 2014 07:00 AM PDT
Queerty reports that Bryan Fischer, radio host and mouthpiece for the American Family Association, is once again expressing his outrage over the GLBT communities demanding to be treated equally to…
Gay Marriage: Is GOP Tiptoeing Away From Opposition?
Posted: 01 May 2014 07:00 AM PDT
The Christian Science Monitor reports that a great debate is going on within the Republican Party on how to handle one of the most sensitive social issues of modern times – the definition of…
ITV to broadcast moving story of gay couple who have 4 adopted children
Posted: 01 May 2014 06:51 AM PDT

Fresh controversy at college which disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black from ceremony
Posted: 01 May 2014 06:33 AM PDT

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Posted: 01 May 2014 06:10 AM PDT
Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. VIENNA – Drag queen Conchita Wurst will take to the European stage as Austria’s contender for Eurovision, the song contest that pits nation versus nation and launched the global careers of ABBA and Celine Dion — Wurst’s idol.
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Posted: 01 May 2014 06:10 AM PDT
Drag queen Conchita Wurst will take to the European stage as Austria’s contender for Eurovision, the song contest that pits nation versus nation and launched the global careers of ABBA and Celine Dion — Wurst’s idol.
Home Office Minister Norman Baker: We are making significant progress in the battle against hate crime
Posted: 01 May 2014 06:00 AM PDT

LGBTQutie.com Sponsors GayDays Orlando 2014, Announces National Rollout of All-Inclusive Dating and Social Networking …
Posted: 01 May 2014 05:35 AM PDT
NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Every year, GayDays draws more than 150,000 people to central Florida for a week of celebration and community. For more than twenty years, GayDays Orlando has provided an opportunity for people from around the world to meet and greet other members of the LGBTQ community. “We’re very excited to be sponsors of GayDays and to announce our site’s availability in …
Is Kristen Stewart a Lesbian? Twilight Star Reacts to Alicia Cargile Dating Reports
Posted: 01 May 2014 05:33 AM PDT
Twilight star Kristen Stewart has responded to rumours that she is dating Alicia Cargile, and has turned into a lesbian. According to a print report from Star Magazine, the 24-year-old has been dating Cargile, a Los Angeles-based visual effects producer since last spring. She’s really happy with Alicia,” a source told the magazine about Stewart, according to Sugarscape. In March, Pop Dust …
Exclusive: UKIP leaflet accuses Westminster politicians of English genocide
Posted: 01 May 2014 05:07 AM PDT

US: Man sentenced to six months in jail for shooting man at pride parade
Posted: 01 May 2014 04:54 AM PDT

Man jailed for murdering wife who he called a ‘cheating lesbian whore’
Posted: 01 May 2014 04:48 AM PDT

UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘Homosexuality is not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect’
Posted: 01 May 2014 03:08 AM PDT

Md. pols push to overturn transgender ‘bathroom bill’
Posted: 01 May 2014 03:07 AM PDT
Two Maryland lawmakers are trying to overturn a recently passed transgender rights bill which they claim would allow men to walk freely into ladies’ restrooms.
Uganda anti-homosexual bill challenged by activists in court
Posted: 01 May 2014 01:13 AM PDT
Civil rights activists in Uganda put forward a petition to the country’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday, to challenge the validity of anti-homosexuality laws introduced last month.
Transgender inmate suing over hormone treatments
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:23 PM PDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when the treatments stopped.
Gay Marriage Would Bring $15M to Utah
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 10:01 PM PDT
The Daily Herald reports that legalizing gay marriage in Utah would generate an estimated $15.5 million for the state’s economy in the first three years, a new report from a California-based…
‘Do I Sound Gay?’ Documentary Engaged In Kickstarter
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 10:00 PM PDT
Huffington Post reports that a compelling new documentary is bringing together some of the biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrities to discuss a question that probably…
Dolly Parton Speaks Out On Gay Marriage
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 09:59 PM PDT
Huffington Post reports that same-sex marriage might not be recognized in Dolly Parton’s native Tennessee, but the blond bombshell supports equality for all. Read the full story from Huffington…
Ohio Sued by 6 Couples Seeking to Void Gay-Marriage Ban
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 09:58 PM PDT
Bloomberg.com reports that Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage was challenged by six gay couples as unconstitutional in a lawsuit that further expands nationwide litigation over an issue that is likely…

Watch: Trans activist Janet Mock turns tables on TV host by asking about her genitals
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 12:58 PM PDT

US: South Carolina campaign aims to educate about anti-gay bullying in schools
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 12:32 PM PDT

US: New Hampshire bill asks for clarification on out-of-state same-sex marriages
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 12:18 PM PDT

Brunei: ‘Stone the gays’ law to be phased in from tomorrow
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 12:14 PM PDT

‘Once a woman accepts she accepts’: UKIP donor’s shocking views on rape within marriage
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:59 AM PDT
A Greek tycoon who donated thousands to UKIP has caused outrage by saying that it is not possible for a husband to rape his wife, and all homosexual relationships are based on lust.
Watch: United Nations releases pro-gay Bollywood music video
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:35 AM PDT

Lawmakers push to overturn transgender ‘bathroom bill’
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:32 AM PDT
Two Maryland lawmakers are trying to overturn a recently passed transgender rights bill which they claim would allow men to walk freely into ladies’ restrooms.
UKIP donor: Gay people are incapable of love and wives cannot be raped by their husbands
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Australian gay former news anchor dies of pancreatic cancer
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 10:10 AM PDT

UK Government confirms it is ‘strongly against’ the practice of gay ‘conversion’ therapy
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 09:25 AM PDT

Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 09:16 AM PDT

Christians who believe gay parents ‘blight’ a child’s development hold London conference
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:58 AM PDT

Ellen Page on Coming Out: ‘I Felt Awkward Around Gay People’
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:55 AM PDT
Ellen Page came out as gay on Valentine’s Day earlier this year at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural Time to Thrive conference. More than two months later, Page is opening up about that big night where she said “I am here today because I’m gay.” “I was very nervous. I was very nervous, yes. Yes. Very, very nervous,” she told Flare magazine for its June cover. “Yes. I was emotional …
US: Lawsuit hopes to allow gay couples to marry in Ohio
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:54 AM PDT

Gays In Cincinnati: From Second-Class Citizens To Fully Accepted
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:37 AM PDT
Cincinnati had a history of discrimination against gays, but all that has changed. The LGBT community has been embraced by politicians and corporations and now feels much safer than it used to.
Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to sue Belgian sex club over DSK name
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:15 AM PDT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn plans a legal challenge to a Belgian sex club set to bear his initials “DSK”. The “DSKlub” opens on Wednesday evening and, according to Belgian media, will employ six women and a transsexual and is the invention of Dominique Alderweireld, generally known as “Dodo La Saumure”, a play on words on the …
US Conservative Glenn Beck: ‘If elected, Hillary Clinton will have lesbian sex in the White House’
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Chile: Capital city metro stations join effort to stamp out anti-gay discrimination
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:38 AM PDT

New Zealand pastor: ‘Gays are going to hell unless they can be healed’
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:31 AM PDT

Gay Rights Group Opening Offices In 3 Southern States
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:01 AM PDT
USA Today reports that the nation’s largest GLBT organization is setting up shop in the South, announcing plans to establish field offices in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Read the full story…
Facebook Status Outs Gay Eagle Scout, Ends Leadership Opportunities
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:00 AM PDT
LGBTQNation reports that for 19-year-old Garrett Bryant, a Boy Scout since he was a small boy, summers meant Boy Scout camps, and this year, a job to help pay his college tuition – that is, […]
Gay marriage at center of Missouri Republicans’ bid to impeach governor
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:59 AM PDT
GOP lawmakers in Missouri on Wednesday are set to resume a hearing on a resolution to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. It’s a long-shot effort, but it amplifies their beef with the governor over an executive order dealing with gay marriage.
Photographer Meg Allen Explores ‘Butch Imagery’ With New Project
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:59 AM PDT
The Huffington Post reports that Oakland-based photographer Meg Allen embarked on a photography project last spring to explore how the idea of a “butch” woman has changed over time. Read the full…
Pakistani Says He Killed 3, Using Gay Site To Lure Them
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:58 AM PDT
The New York Times reports that the arrest of a confessed serial killer who used the Internet to lure his victims has caused alarm among gay men and lesbians in Pakistan, where social media has…
United Church Of Christ Sues North Carolina To Allow Gay Marriage
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:57 AM PDT
Time Magazine reports that it’s the first time that a national Christian denomination is suing in favor of same-sex marriage, citing ministers’ restricted exercise of religion. Read the full story…
Remembering the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack 15 years on
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:46 AM PDT

US actress Laverne Cox set to produce and star in documentary about trans teenagers
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:34 AM PDT

Corrie star reflects on ‘daunting’ first lesbian kiss scene
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:27 AM PDT

Gay rights charity Stonewall appoints new chairwoman
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:11 AM PDT

US: Ohio civil rights attorneys plan lawsuit against same-sex marriage ban
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 04:48 AM PDT

Fox News host jokes: ‘George Clooney is gay’
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 04:11 AM PDT

Eurovision 2014: Conchita Wurst faces transphobic backlash as calls to have her banned from the song contest intensify
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:26 AM PDT
Austria’s Eurovision hopeful Conchita Wurst has become the victim of a transphobic backlash online. Bearded drag queen Conchita – real name Tom Neuwirth – will compete for Austria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
The Learning Network: Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality?
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:24 AM PDT
Do you think we need new ways to identify gender and sexuality differences beyond the binary choice “male” and “female,” whether on social media or on official forms like driver’s licenses and passports?
No extra funding for transgender sexual violence victims
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:13 AM PDT
Transgender victims of sexual violence look set to miss out on the benefits of extra funding for sector support services
Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality?
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:08 AM PDT
Do you think we need new ways to identify gender and sexuality differences beyond the binary choice “male” and “female,” whether on social media or on official forms like driver’s licenses and passports?
US Gays Winning Allies in Battle for Marriage Rights
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 09:30 PM PDT
While some nations enact laws targeting homosexuals, same-sex marriage rights are expanding in the United States. Next week marks two years since President Barack Obama declared his support. Since then, the number of states where gays can legally marry has nearly tripled, and public attitudes have shifted as heterosexuals stand up for the gay people in their lives. Examples of the trend abound …
BigGayNews for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 08:00 PM PDT
Today’s Top Headlines Gay Rights Push Shifts Its Focus South And West Dan Haseltine, ‘Jars of Clay’ Lead Singer, Tweets Support For Gay Marriage Sacred Heart Won’t Put Gay Grad’s Wedding News…
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Boy Scouts earn badge of homophobia
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 07:44 PM PDT
Former Scout leader Geoff McGrath, a homosexual adult whose troop’s charter was recently revoked by Boy Scouts of America due to his sexual orientation.
Stewart laughs off lesbian rumour

Poll: ‘Overwhelming’ support for same-sex marriage in Colorado despite ban
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 01:16 PM PDT

Dolly Parton: Gay people should be allowed to suffer through marriage, just like straight people
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Iggy Azalea: Lots of singers are ‘fake bisexuals’ and ‘fake lesbians’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:43 PM PDT

Rock star Bob Mould thought gay community would ‘ostracise’ him when he came out mid-1990s
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:31 PM PDT

Ellen DeGeneres backs boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Project to tackle homophobic bullying in schools given go ahead
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:11 PM PDT

‘Homosexual Civil Rights’ is an oxymoron
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:00 PM PDT
What happened to religious liberty and a church or business reserved right to “refuse service to anyone.”
US: Louisiana Legislature kills housing anti-discrimination bill
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 11:55 AM PDT

AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 11:52 AM PDT

Where to watch the Kentucky Derby with mint juleps, hot browns and big hats
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 11:47 AM PDT
From authentic Kentucky cocktails to fashion contests judged by a drag queen, here’s how to watch the Kentucky Derby in D.C.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 11:36 AM PDT

US: Court reverses ruling to recognise Tennessee same-sex marriages
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 11:16 AM PDT

DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 11:08 AM PDT

Uganda proposes new law to tackle NGOs promoting ‘very bad homosexuality’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 10:52 AM PDT

Transgender woman Miki Mappin told federal documents will arrive soon
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 10:24 AM PDT
A Saskatoon transgender woman, who was told she might have to wait up to two years before her sex was changed from male to female on all of her federal documents, has received good news.
Brighton councillor: I was called a ‘fascist’ and ‘bigot’ for opposing equal marriage
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 10:12 AM PDT

Lesbian Travel: Enchanting New Mexico
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 09:47 AM PDT
As we drove along the Rio Grande I looked up at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and was mesmerized by how the rays of the sun fell upon the jutting rocks, providing a fantastic vision right out of one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings.
Human Rights Watch: Gay men hunted, raped and killed by Syrian Army
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 09:33 AM PDT

Pakistani Paramedic Admits Gay Website Killings
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 09:32 AM PDT
Pakistan’s underground gay community are in shock following the arrest of a paramedic who has confessed to murdering three men he met on a gay website. Muhammed Ejaz, 28, said he killed the men by sedating them and breaking their necks to stop them “spreading evil in society”. Speaking from his prison cell, Ejaz said: “It is tragic that the families have lost their relatives but they were …
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 09:06 AM PDT

DUP once again vetoes Northern Ireland equal marriage debate
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 08:52 AM PDT

Jared Leto explores film roles
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 08:20 AM PDT
Jared Leto is exploring movie roles following the success of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.The 42-year-old actor – who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor…
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 08:16 AM PDT

Max Clifford, who said he could only do a ‘gay voice’, found guilty of sex charges
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:50 AM PDT

Presence of Japanese first lady at Tokyo Gay Pride applauded
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:39 AM PDT
Tokyo, April 28 : The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual (LGBT) community of Japan Monday applauded the participation of Akio Abe, wife of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in the Gay Pride celebration in the Japanese capital Sunday.
Guns OK But Gays? No Way.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:17 AM PDT
A Kentucky print shop is very explicit in who is and isn’t allowed inside. I gotta say, letting people carry guns into your store (a choice) but not allowing gays (not a choice) is pretty f*cked up.
Missouri GOPers Want To Impeach Their Governor For Allowing Married Gay Couples To File Joint Tax Returns
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:06 AM PDT
Salon reports that a Republican-led panel is currently debating a resolution to impeach Missouri Governor Jay Nixon over his decision to allow married gay couples to file joint tax returns, which is…
Four Hasidic Men Arrested On Bias Attack Against Gay Black Man In Brooklyn, Sources Say
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:05 AM PDT
The New York Daily News reports that four men were arrested in Israel and face arraignment on Wednesday in relation to an attack on Taj Patterson, 22, who was assaulted last December. Read the full…
One Book To Change Them All
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:03 AM PDT
Advocate.com reports that this is the story of two princes who met for a quest, worked together, and ultimately fell in love. Read the full story from Advocate.com
Brunei Temporarily Halts Implementing Law Stoning Gay People
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:02 AM PDT
LGBT Weekly reports that Brunei’s new law mandating the stoning of gay people has been officially delayed. Read the full story from LGBT Weekly
Gay Widower Asks For Marriage-Based Green Card
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 07:01 AM PDT
Advocate.com reports that a 72-year-old widower originally from Australia is petitioning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to re-open and approve his marriage-based request for a green card…
Christopher Biggins: ‘Bisexuals are not real people and they ruin women’s lives’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 06:24 AM PDT

Pakistan: Serial Killer Murdered Gays to ‘Stop Evils of Homosexuality’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 05:50 AM PDT
A serial killer in Pakistan charged with murder of three gay men says he killed them to stop them from spreading the “evils” of homosexuality in society. Muhammed Ejaz, 28, from Lahore was arrested last week for the crime and has confessed to the murders. It is tragic that the families have lost their relatives but they were spreading evil in society and I had to stop it,” Ejaz, father of two …
Tory whip restored to MP Nigel Evans
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 05:49 AM PDT

Sonja Morgan Apologizes To Countess LuAnn de Lesseps Over ‘LuMan’ Jibe: I’m Sorry … That I Got Caught!
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 04:18 AM PDT
Friends don’t call friends drag queens. Sonja Morgan has learned that lesson the hard way after she was caught calling her Real Housewives of New York City co-star Countess LuAnn … READ ON
Bearded Austrian drag queen to take on Eurovision
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 03:54 AM PDT
By Derek Brooks VIENNA (Reuters) – Drag queen Conchita Wurst will take to the European stage as Austria’s contender for Eurovision, the song contest that pits nation versus nation and launched the global careers of ABBA and Celine Dion, Wurst’s idol. Sporting high-heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard, Wurst – real name: Tom Neuwirth – is an unlikely contestant for conservative Austria …
Rihanna and Katy Perry’s dance moves like ‘a lesbian love scene’
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 01:48 AM PDT
Katy Perry and Rihanna partied together at 1Oak into the wee hours of Saturday morning with Leonardo DiCaprio, spies said. The diva duo even gave “The Wolf of Wall Street”…
Eurovision backlash against drag queen
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:44 AM PDT
There’s another drag queen controversy brewing ahead of this year’s Eurovision song contest.
Austrian Drag Queen Facing Backlash Over Eurovision Song Contest Entry
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:25 AM PDT
A bearded drag queen chosen to represent Austria at this year’s (14) Eurovision Song Contest is facing an online backlash from anti-gay protesters in…
Pakistani serial killer ‘wanted to teach gays a lesson’
Posted: 27 Apr 2014 09:39 PM PDT
Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – Short in stature and softly spoken, Pakistani paramedic Muhammed Ejaz was probably destined for a life of relative anonymity –- until he began killing gay men he met online. The 28-year-old father-of-two was arrested last week and confessed to three brutal murders, saying he wanted to send out a message about the “evils” of homosexuality, though police insist he had sex …
BigGayNews for Monday, April 28, 2014
Posted: 27 Apr 2014 06:00 PM PDT
Today’s Top Headlines Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Gets Day in Court Opponents of Gay Marriage List Three Reasons Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay For Gay and Lesbian Parents, Equality Is A Myth When…

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