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36 Perfect Tweets That Made LGBT People Cackle Out Loud In 2018

Liberals double spending to tackle gender-based violence to $50M

Transgender Members Of The Caravan Are Having A Hard Time Finding Sponsors In The US

TIJUANA — Attorneys for transgender members of the caravan are rushing to find people willing to house them in the United States while their asylum cases play out in court, in hopes that the would-be immigrants won't have to wait for months in detention for their...

In pictures: Top EU official joins campaign against sexist violence

In pictures: Top EU official joins campaign against sexist violence 25 November 2018 Image copyright EVN Image caption Antonio Tajani paused a summit on Brexit to show support for a UN campaign With thousands expected to join rallies against sexist violence around the...

Ottawa gives Pride Toronto $450K for plan to improve LGBT safety

The federal government announced a $ 450,000 grant to help Pride Toronto develop strategies to make LGBT communities in Canada live more securely. "For too long, the [LGBT] community has encountered injustice from various institutions in our society in ways that have...

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum 24 November 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Same-sex marriages supporters reacted as it became clear that they lost the vote Taiwan has rejected same-sex marriages, in a blow to the island's reputation as...

Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections

Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections 24 November 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWang Tien-ming and Ho Hsiang have been together for 33 yearsTaiwan is voting on whether to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay...

San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security

San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security 19 November 2018 Related TopicsMigrant caravan Image copyright Reuters Image caption The crossing is the busiest land border point of entry into the US The US temporarily closed its busiest border crossing...

Ukraine transgender rally disrupted by far-right militants

Ukraine transgender rally disrupted by far-right militants 18 November 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Photographs showed activists having their eyes rinsed after being tear-gassed Far-right militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists...

Australian wedding magazine White shuts after LGBT row

Australian wedding magazine White shuts after LGBT row 18 November 2018 Image copyright iStock / Getty Images One of Australia's leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples. Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White...

Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border

Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border 14 November 2018 Related TopicsMigrant caravan Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe first members of the migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico borderHundreds of Central American...

The US Is Making It Harder To Cross The Border At Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico — Border officials have shut down multiple lanes of traffic at the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego — one of the busiest in the world — as troops install wires, barriers, and fencing in anticipation of a caravan of Central American migrants...

President Trump Has Forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday submitted his resignation, marking a significant break — albeit one two years in the making — with President Donald Trump by one of his earliest and closest allies. Sessions offered his resignation via a letter...

An Unprecedented Number Of Women Just Won Elections Across The Country

Mario Tama / Getty Images New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest person ever elected to the House. In a historic victory for female candidates, at least 110 women won elections across the country Tuesday night, taking over high-level political positions...

Kim Davis — That Anti-Gay Clerk In Kentucky — Was Just Voted Out Of Office

Kim Davis, the county clerk in rural Kentucky who became a conservative celebrity for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark marriage ruling, was ejected from office on Tuesday night as voters chose her Democratic rival. Davis...

Opinion: The Blue Wave Flooded The Democrats With Something We’ve Lacked For Years

The blue wave that so many progressives have been working toward won’t just manifest itself in the likely takeover of the House. It will supply Democrats with something we have been missing for years — something whose absence is partly to blame for our past losses on...

Can A Democrat Still Win With “Hope And Change?”

Something unusual has been going on in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. You can see it when Aftab Pureval walks into the candidate fair at Walnut Hills High School. One after the other, students approach with prepared questions. They ask about Donald Trump and the...

Netflix’s “The Haunting Of Hill House” Fails To Capture The Book’s Queer Spirit

Steve Dietl / Steve Dietl/Netflix The Haunting of Hill House There’s a moment in the finale of The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan’s modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel for Netflix, that’s been eating at me. I had to rewatch it several times. Nell...

Women Candidates Are Breaking Records And EMILY’s List Expects 2020 To Be Even Bigger

More women are running for office this year than ever before and, even before the results of Tuesday’s elections are out, they are already breaking records. EMILY’s List, a major PAC that helps “pro-choice, Democratic women” run for office, has raised and spent a...

The Last Liberal Republicans Hang On

David Frum: The Republican Party needs to embrace liberalism. Baker is likely the truest avatar of liberal Republicanism still standing. His tenure as governor has seen a comprehensive plan to combat climate change developed alongside the announcement that the...

Latinx Progressives Are Going All-In For An Arizona Democrat Who Has A Mixed Record On Immigration

Bill Clark / AP Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema PHOENIX — On the weekend Donald Trump was visiting Phoenix to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Rep. Martha McSally, young, progressive, Latinx volunteers flooded the city’s suburbs in droves, going door to door,...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Is Another Failed Attempt At Depicting A Queer Legacy

20th Century Fox Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Celebrity biopics are, almost by definition, formulaic narratives depicting some combination of rise, fall, and redemption. But they work best when they are able to move beyond the conventional...

American Apparel returning to Canada with online store

American Apparel will return to the Canadian market with an online store on Nov. 1., a year after its bankruptcy and closure. This time the brand will be Canadian-owned and, for now, won't have any physical stores in the country, said American Apparel's brand...

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll 29 October 2018 Related TopicsBrazil general elections 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jair Bolsonaro won by more than 10 percentage points Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in...

Is A Successful Creative Life — Without Kids — Enough?

Netflix Kayli Carter, Paul Giamatti, and Kathryn Hahn in Private Life. “Having a baby is an immoral act — overpopulation, climate change, rise of neofascism,” Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) laments to her husband, Richard (Paul Giamatti), near the start of Tamara Jenkins’ new...

Law permitting destruction of LGBT criminal records has seen low uptake so far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four months ago. As of Oct 1, the Parole Board of Canada...

New Brunswick village removes ‘straight pride’ flag after backlash from residents

Residents in a central New Brunswick village are seeking an apology from officials who allowed a "straight pride" flag to be raised in the centre of town. The appearance of the flag, which was taken down after almost a full day, was met with outrage from some...

Trans And Gender-Nonconforming People Rally With #WontBeErased In Response To Trump Admin Memo

Protests and backlash followed reports of an unreleased memo from the Trump administration's Health and Human Services Department, which proposes defining gender "as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." Posted on October 22, 2018, at...

Federal Prosecutors File The First Charges Alleging 2018 Russian Election Interference

Federal prosecutors have charged a Russian woman with conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with alleged efforts to interfere in the 2018 election, laying out a yearslong and wide-ranging social media interference campaign that the FBI says “continues...

Canadian Blood Services mulling shorter wait time for gay donors

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is considering another change to its donation policy that would allow gay men who have abstained from sex for three months to give blood, down from the current one-year waiting period.  The organization — which manages the national supply...

Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students 13 October 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Prime Minister Scott Morrison clarified his policy on religious schools amid fierce debate Australia's prime minister has promised to ban religious schools...

Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack

Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack 12 October 2018 Related TopicsBrazil general elections 2018 Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo...

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder 11 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The brutal killing led to changes in anti-hate laws Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a...




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