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Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

(Reuters) – Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients, because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples. She recently made a square layer cake with black piping for a gay male couple, who wanted something different to the traditional round […]

US: Psychoanalysts apologise for past labelling of homosexuality as illness

US: Psychoanalysts apologise for past labelling of homosexuality as illness

(Reuters) – The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) apologised on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBTQ people. It may be the first US medical or mental health organisation to issue such an apology. Although psychiatrists declassified homosexuality as a disorder in 1973, […]

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

(Reuters) – When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: “Drag queen”. That response came from Keegan, now 9, a “gender creative” kid, in his mother’s words, illustrating just one of the challenges facing educators […]

US: YouTuber buys town and renames it Gay Hell

US: YouTuber buys town and renames it Gay Hell

YouTube star, Elijah Daniel, has bought the town of Hell and renamed it Gay Hell, only allowing Pride flags to fly, in protest at President Donald Trump’s administration’s refusal to allow US embassies to hoist the flag for LGBT+ Pride month. The California-based comedian and rapper – who goes by the name Lil Phag – […]

US: Court lets Trump trans military ban stand, but orders review

US: Court lets Trump trans military ban stand, but orders review

(Reuters) – A US appeals court handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to ban most transgender people from the military, ordering a judge to reconsider her ruling against the policy, which the US Supreme Court has allowed to take effect. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday set aside a […]

US: End of a ‘cure’? Ban on gay conversion therapy gains ground

US: End of a ‘cure’? Ban on gay conversion therapy gains ground

Growing up in a conservative, Christian cult in Missouri, Brad Reubendale says being gay was not an option. “I couldn’t wear shorts and short sleeves or go to amusement parks or watch TV, much less say ‘I’m gay’”, Reubendale told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from his Denver home.

US: Buttigieg – ‘No going back’ in fight for LGBTQ rights

US: Buttigieg – ‘No going back’ in fight for LGBTQ rights

(Reuters) – Democrat Pete Buttigieg, running to become the first openly gay US president, told activists at an Iowa Pride festival on Saturday, there was “no going back to normal” in fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Buttigieg, speaking at a rally on the steps outside the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines, said rights […]