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A Gay Man Recorded His Own Assault And Now Police Are Hunting For The Suspect

How Planning For My Medical Transition Taught Me To Be Good At Budgeting

Thoka Maer for BuzzFeed News My boyfriend confessed he was $ 15,000 in debt. We were at a bar in Brooklyn, sitting beneath some trendy Edison bulbs hanging from the ceiling. It was a warm summer evening and I was drunk. The bar wasn’t particularly crowded and the...

Toronto vigil begins ‘healing process,’ as community remembers 8 men killed by Bruce McArthur

Toronto residents gathered Sunday evening to pay their final respects to the eight men killed by Bruce McArthur and to come together in love and peace so that they can "heal this hurt together." The "Vigil for a Grieving Community" at the Metropolitan Community Church...

Serial killer Bruce McArthur to learn today whether he’ll ever be eligible for parole

Serial killer Bruce McArthur, having pleaded guilty to the first-degree murders of eight men, will learn today how much time he will have to spend in prison before he's eligible for parole. His plea to those murders, which carry an automatic life sentence with no...

‘They need a scapegoat,’ officer who released Bruce McArthur says of Toronto police

The Toronto police officer facing disciplinary charges related to a 2016 arrest and release of serial killer Bruce McArthur has accused the force of turning him into "a scapegoat" to divert attention from other errors made during the investigation. Sgt. Paul Gauthier...

Crown calls for consecutive life sentences for serial killer Bruce McArthur

Crown attorneys said Tuesday that convicted "sexual predator" and serial killer Bruce McArthur should be sentenced to six consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole for 50 years. McArthur, 67, pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder last week....

Grisly portrait of McArthur’s crimes emerges from sentencing hearing

The first day of Bruce McArthur's sentencing hearing in Toronto is revealing new details about the trove of evidence against the serial killer. The hearing, which got underway Monday morning and is expected to last three days, comes just days after McArthur pleaded...

What we know about the 8 men killed by Bruce McArthur

Now that Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, we're set to learn more about the serial killer's victims at the 67-year-old's sentencing hearing Monday. Through a fulsome agreed statement of facts, and victim impact statements, new...

Biden Is Close to Saying Yes

But even as informed speculation leads to people guessing about where the campaign headquarters would be or dates they think might work for an announcement, big questions remain. Among the biggest: how would he answer for his role in the Anita Hill hearings, for...

“The L Word” Is Officially Coming Back

The L Word is officially coming back, Showtime announced Thursday. The possibility of a revival began in July 2017, when Showtime confirmed it was developing a continuation of the lesbian drama, with original cast members Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha...

Jussie Smollett Is Speaking Out For The First Time Since His Reported Assault

Actor Jussie Smollett issued his first statement since being admitted to a Chicago hospital after a reported assault by two unidentified men. In a statement addressed to "Beautiful People," the Empire actor quelled concerns about his physical well-being first. "Let me...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 1 Feb 2019

Amber warning for snow and low temperatures The Met Office issued an amber ‘be prepared’ warning for parts of southeast England this morning, after snow fell through the night. Commuters were warned to check their journeys before travelling. Overnight, more than 100...

If Howard Schultz Wants To Run For President, He Should Run Against Donald Trump

Howard Schultz’s clumsy and damaging entry into the 2020 presidential race this week offers a lesson for billionaires who would like to replace Donald Trump: They should consider running against Donald Trump. And the place to do that is the wide-open Republican...

Bruce McArthur: Canadian landscaper admits eight murders

Bruce McArthur: Canadian landscaper admits eight murders 29 January 2019 Image copyright Facebook Image caption Bruce McArthur was arrested on 18 January A Toronto landscaper accused of killing eight men who went missing between 2010-17 has pleaded guilty to their...

Brazil’s first openly gay MP quits and flees over death threats

Description  Jean Wyllys was due to begin a third term in February Credits  Getty Images Alt Text  Jean Wyllys, Brazil Jean Wyllys says his reputation has been ‘destroyed by lies’ amid increasing homophobia under new president Jair Bolsonaro Preview...

Does LGBT Media Have A Future?

I was just let go for the second time in three years. The first time was two years ago, when I was editor-in-chief of AfterEllen.com, then the largest website dedicated to lesbian, bisexual, and queer women's content. I'd been with the publication in some capacity...

Prominent US ‘gay conversion therapist’ divorces wife and comes out as gay

Credits  Twitter Alt Text  Dave Matheson David Matheson was a leading exponent of widely maligned and discredited courses Reaction Friday, January 25, 2019 - 2:15pm A leading exponent of “gay conversion therapy” has announced he has divorced his wife and is...

Gay Austrian policeman wins long fight for justice

Gay Austrian policeman wins long fight for justice 18 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The policeman's case is a reminder that anti-gay prejudice was rife in the 1970s Austria must compensate an ex-policeman who was sacked in 1976 for sexual...

Tulsi Gabbard’s Team Is Talking To LGBT Groups About Her Past Anti-Gay Comments

Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign-in-waiting has started reaching out to LGBT groups and activists to address the past anti-gay comments that have circulated since she announced she would run for president. Gabbard’s announcement that she would launch a...

Vice-president’s wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school 16 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr and Mrs Pence on a trip to South Korea in 2018 Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a...

I’m My Parents’ Last Chance For Grandkids. Do I Owe Them?

One day I was riding the train home with my niece and we were cuddling. Technically, she’s the 5-year-old daughter of one of my cousins but it’s easier to call her my niece. I love her. She asks me a million questions about everything, which is to be expected from a...

2020 Democrats Are Avoiding The Women’s March

As organizers from the national Women’s March face claims of anti-Semitism, Democrats eyeing bids for the White House appear to be steering clear of the once-celebrated annual event, with no announced plans to attend this Saturday's march and few candidates willing to...

Catholic board pulls book with LGBT characters from elementary libraries

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has quietly removed a popular book from its elementary school libraries after parents complained about its LGBT content. Drama, a 2012 graphic novel by American author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier, is about a student who wants to...

Hello Dolly’s Carol Channing dies aged 97

15 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carol Channing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards in 2015 Broadway star Carol Channing has died at the age of 97 of natural causes.The actress and singer was best known for starring in the...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 15 Jan 2019

May braced for historic defeat in Brexit vote MPs will vote today on Theresa May’s proposed terms of exit from the EU – and they are expected to reject the deal, in what The Times predicts will be “the heaviest defeat suffered by a government in modern politics”. The...

Chechnya LGBT: Dozens ‘detained in new gay purge’

Chechnya LGBT: Dozens 'detained in new gay purge' 14 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has previously claimed the reports were "made up" Activists in Russia say there has been a new crackdown against dozens of LGBT...

Trump’s DC Circuit Nominee — And Reported Supreme Court Contender — Wrote Inflammatory Op-Eds In College

WASHINGTON — Neomi Rao — President Donald Trump’s pick for a powerful federal judgeship and a reported US Supreme Court contender — wrote a string of op-eds in college and just after she graduated, at times using inflammatory language to discuss race, date rape, and...

Pawel Adamowicz: Gdansk mayor dies after being stabbed on stage

Credits  PIOTR HUKALO/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text  Security subdues a man who stabbed the mayor of Gdansk on stage in front of hundreds of people Knifeman remains in custody as politicians pay tribute to progressive mayor One-Minute Read Monday, January 14,...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 14 Jan 2019

May tells MPs: no Brexit more likely than no deal Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to persuade Brexiteer Tories to back her EU exit plans, warning them it is now more likely Brexit will not happen at all than that it will go ahead with no deal. Last night,...

Kevin Fret: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24

Kevin Fret: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24 11 January 2019 Image copyright Kevin Fret/YouTube Image caption Kevin Fret's music video Soy Asi has more than half a million views on YouTube The rapper and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community Kevin Fret...

Cabinet shuffle coming Monday as Liberal MP Scott Brison steps down

Longtime Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison says he won't run for re-election this year and is stepping down from cabinet, triggering a shuffle early next week. Brison, who sits at the cabinet table as president of the Treasury Board of Canada, made the announcement online...

Spain Andalusia: Far right strike landmark deal

Spain Andalusia: Far right strike landmark deal 9 January 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption Juanma Moreno of the PP will led the new government A coalition of rightwing parties will rule Spain's most populous region, Andalusia, for the first time in 36 years...

New candidate for People’s Party calls transgender concept an ‘insidious assault’ on children

One of the first candidates out of the gate for Maxime Bernier's new party calls the idea of gender fluidity "the greatest and most insidious assault against our children that this nation has ever seen" and says she has dedicated her life to fighting it. A devout...

Scrapping sex-ed curriculum doesn’t violate Constitution, Ontario government says

The Ontario government's move to scrap controversial parts of the province's sex-ed curriculum in no way violates the Constitution or anyone's human rights, lawyers for the province will argue this week.  The government laid out its case in a 126-page legal document...

Norman Gimbel, award-winning lyricist, dies aged 91

Norman Gimbel, award-winning lyricist, dies aged 91 29 December 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Norman Gimbel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning lyricist, has died at the age of 91, his family has announced.Gimbel's work included Killing Me Softly with his Song -...




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