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‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

Forbidden by her global superstar mother, Gloria Estefan, from coming out as a lesbian to her grandmother, singer Emily Estefan said she contemplated suicide. The second child of multi-Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American singer of hits like ‘Rhythm is Going to Get You’, said her “anxiety went through the roof” when her grandmother died a few months […]

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

Emmy Award-winning actors, Samira Wiley and Billy Porter, may be among the most well-known LGBT+ stars in Hollywood, but when it comes to LGBT history, even they admit there’s a lot to learn. Wiley and Porter are featured in an upcoming documentary series, ‘Equal’, which mixes archival footage and dramatic reenactments to depict some of […]

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

Almost all LGBT+ students in the United States have heard offensive remarks about their sexuality or gender identity, with comments such as ‘that’s so gay’ regularly bandied around playgrounds and campus cafeterias, researchers said on Tuesday. Just under 99% of LGBT students, aged between 13 and 21, reported hearing disparaging comments about their sexuality or […]

US: Transman’s dream of joining military thwarted for now

US: Transman’s dream of joining military thwarted for now

(Reuters) – Paulo Batista is lifting weights and hitting the books, striving to fulfil his father’s dying wish for him to join the US military. But he says all he has heard from the armed forces is either silence or a door slamming shut. Batista is transgender, effectively banned from military service, under a policy […]

US: Record number of LGBT+ candidates set to run in election

US: Record number of LGBT+ candidates set to run in election

A record number of LGBT+ people will run for office in next month’s US election, reflecting stronger support for LGBT+ rights among Americans that is eroding concerns about the electability of gay, bisexual and transgender candidates. A report by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which seeks to elect gay, lesbian, bi or trans lawmakers, said this […]

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBT violence & US

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBT violence & US

(Reuters) – Human Rights Watch has criticised Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, for failing to stop violence against LGBT people, in a new report published on Wednesday, which also denounced the United States for denying these LGBT asylum seekers safe haven. “LGBT people in the Northern Triangle face high levels of violence that their own […]

US: HRC Opposes Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

US: HRC Opposes Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

In the US, the Human Rights Campaign has responded to reports that Amy Coney Barrett will be Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court. “The last four years have been an assault on the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people across the country, led by Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell’s prioritization of […]

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski calls out Poland’s anti-LGBT+ crackdown

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski calls out Poland’s anti-LGBT+ crackdown

Attacks on LGBT+ rights in Poland, where towns are declaring themselves LGBT-free zones, are “absurd,” said Queer Eye star, Antoni Porowski, an actor with Polish roots, who on Tuesday called on the country to respect its gay and trans citizens. The actor and reality TV star has been promoting a petition from advocacy group, All […]

US: Corey Helford Gallery – Mayuka Yamamoto and Erika Sanada

US: Corey Helford Gallery – Mayuka Yamamoto and Erika Sanada

COREY HELFORD GALLERY October 3 – November 7, 2020 Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery has announced a two-artist exhibition, featuring new works from Japanese contemporary painter, Mayuka Yamamoto, titled Animal Crossing, and from San Francisco-based sculptor, Erika Sanada, titled Dream State, to open Saturday, October 3, in Gallery 3. Yamamoto is widely recognised as one of […]

US: LGBT+ TikTok users fear losing ‘safe space’ with Trump ban

US: LGBT+ TikTok users fear losing ‘safe space’ with Trump ban

US LGBT+ TikTok users said on Friday they feared losing a popular community platform, and valued “safe space”, after the Trump administration announced it would stop Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. The order, which takes effect today, only bans new downloads of the app, but TikTok said another restriction, due to kick in […]