Sade’s Transgender Son Wrote Her a Lovely Birthday Note
If you lived through the ‘80s you probably know Sade (pronounced shah-day); she’s one of the most successful female singers of all time who is probably best known for her 1984 song “Smooth Operator”. In fact, it’s so silky and jazzy, let’s listen to it right now (warning, it may make you want to dim the lights and seduce a woman).
Many folks know Sade (full name Helen Folasade Adu), but not many people know about her child. His name is Mickailia Ila Adu and during last year’s National Coming Out Day, he ...
Gunman Kills 5 at a Gay-Friendly Bar During the BPM Electronic Music Festival
Monday morning at 2:30 a.m., during the last night of the BPM electronic dance music festival, a gunman approached the Blue Parrot, a gay friendly bar in the coastal resort town of Playa Del Carmen. The door guard turned him away for having a gun and the gunman began exchanging fire with two people inside. As a result, five people died and 15 were injured.
Police have arrested three people in connection with the shooting (though not the main shooter) and they have not declared it a ...
1 in 10 Canadian Students Are Looking for a Sugar Daddy
New figures released by Seeking Arrangement show that one in ten Canadian students are seeking a sugar daddy. With how expensive college tuition is these days, can you really blame them?
Better Dwelling reports:
Over 206,800 students are using the platform Seeking Arrangement to find “sugar daddies.” That’s a staggering number once you realize Statistics Canada shows only 2,054,943 students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. These “sugar babies,” young people that receive an allowance in exchange for a relationship, are over-represented by female students. Over 40% of ...
Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence, Release Date Set for May 17
Wow. President Barack Obama just commuted the remaining sentence of Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Now instead of serving out the remaining 28 years of her 35-year prison sentence, she’ll be released on May 17 of this year. It is unclear whether incoming President-elect Donald Trump could reverse this decision.
The trans female inmate had been given a sentence about 10 times longer than those of recent whistleblowers and had twice attempted suicide while being held in a men’s military prison.
Although Obama’s move will anger those who think that Manning ...
These 20 Sexy Instagram Stars Are Our 2017 Fitness Goals (Photos)
Need help staying on top of that New Year’s resolution to get fit?
One way to stay motivated is to fill your Instagram with lots of eye candy. Their grams remind you of the body you want to have this year (and also of the body you want to have in bed with you this year, too). These 20 Instagram stars hit the gym a lot to maintain the svelte physiques they model to their followers on a daily basis. For some, we want their arms. For others, we want that big ...
Relive Obama’s 8 Years of Pro-LGBTQ Leadership in Just 3 Minutes (Video)
As Obama prepares to leave the White House, we wanted to commemorate his numerous LGBTQ achievements over the last eight years—from passing new hate crime laws to repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and voicing his support for same-sex marriage—in the commemorative video above.
While our video captures the highlights, there’s many more moments we didn’t include (otherwise the video would be a super long), like his signing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act; establishing the website stopbullying.gov; holding an LGBT Youth Summit in 2011; ...
Lindsay Lohan May Have Converted to Islam
For once, Lindsay Lohan’s latest plot twist doesn’t involve drugs or alcohol.
Yes we are fans but lets face it: Lohan is the poster person for child star gone wrong. Her career started as a fashion model at the age of three and then continued to feature her in some of the best worse films ever. OK, you’re right. Mean Girls is simply the best film ever (and may be the next best musical on Broadway, too). Lohan then got DUI after DUI, finally ending her up in court ordered rehab.
Lohan hasn’t really worked in years, but ...
Mother Stabs Son to Death Because He Was Gay
This is heartbreaking. According to Fox News, a mother in Brazil has admitted to hiring men to beat up her son and then later stabbed him to death. The reason? Simply for being gay.
On December 29, Tatiana Lozano Pereira lured her 17-year-old son Itaberli Lozano to their home. After kicking him out over a disagreement, Pereira pretended that she wanted to make peace with her son and welcomed him back home. Instead of a peace offering, she had hired two “thugs” waiting for him when he arrived; Pereira had hired them to beat ...
The Case for Decriminalizing Gay Sex in Public Parks
Near the end of 2016, police officers in southwest Toronto set up a sting operation to catch men who have sex with other men (MSM) in Marie Curtis Park. It was called Project Marie and it “led to 89 charges against 72 men”, mostly charges for trespassing and engaging in a prohibited activity.
Afterwards, Toronto’s LGBT community called out the cops for targeting gay and bisexual men and shamed the media for conflating MSM with pedophiles in their interviews with teary parents who talked about strange men eying their children.
Wow. Indiana Republican Actually Blocks Anti-Transgender Bill
Republican State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer of Indiana recently refused to hear a bill that would have disallowed transgender citizens from changing the gender markers on their IDs. According to indystar.com, “[Kirchhofer] said she was focused instead on addressing the state’s opioid and heroin epidemic.” Her move blocks the bill for now.
The bill had been introduced by Republican Representative Bruce Borders; he claimed that the legislation was inspired by his respect of “accuracy in all legal records.” Chris Paulsen, campaign manager of Freedom Indiana, called Borders’ proposed legislation, “a mean-spirited bill that will ...
The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ Will Erase Jughead’s Asexuality
Last February, Jughead—Archie’s crown-wearing, burger-loving best friend—came out as asexual in an issue of the Jughead comic book. The writer behind the comic decided that Jughead’s asexuality would add complexity by allowing Jughead to focus on something other than “hormonal teen romances.”
Yeah well, the CW ain’t having it. In their upcoming Archie-based series Riverdale, Jughead will be romantically interested in girls (and burgers), according to Riverdale‘s Jughead actor Cole Sprouse. However, Sprouse says that he’ll keep fighting “pretty heavily” to try and get Jughead’s asexuality incorporated back into the storyline.
Jughead has expressed some attraction to girls during his 75 years ...
Wife of Pulse Shooter Omar Mateen Arrested (Developing)
The wife of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen has been arrested. The FBI have confirmed that Noor Salman who married Mateen in 2011 was arrested Monday morning in connection with their investigation.
A law enforcement official told CNN last year that authorities were looking into whether Salman should face charges.
Salman gave conflicting accounts about what she knew of Mateen’s intentions in the hours before the attack, authorities said last year. She also told investigators that in the weeks before the attack, Mateen spent thousands of dollars, including for the guns used ...
Man Convicted of Rape for Taking Off Condom During Sex
You’re at the bar alone. You see a guy across the room. You start exchanging looks. Next, you start exchanging names. After a few Vodka Sodas, you get him home. You’re not on PrEp so you ask him to put on a condom. Annoyed, he agrees. You start riding him. You decide to switch positions to doggy style. He goes back inside of you but this time it feels different. Next thing you know, he finishes inside you. You realize he had taken off the condom.
This particular situation may be ...
Conservative Writer Flips Out over Gay-Friendly Chicken Restaurant
Raheem Kassam, editor for right-wing extremist propaganda mill Breitbart London, took to Twitter this weekend to warn the internet about a serious threat to Great Britain: inclusive, gay-friendly chicken restaurants.
Hey @NandosUSA, stop patronising people. No one cares about your politics. It's just chicken. pic.twitter.com/ZAjyqO1adq
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 14, 2017
Apparently, Kassam was really mad that Nando’s, a wildly popular chain of chicken restaurants, was advertising the fact that it welcomes customers of all different cultures and sexual orientations.
But if you ask him, he’ll claim he’s actually mad because ...