Jussie Smollett of “Empire” Attacked With Noose, Bleach, Reportedly by MAGA Supporters

Police are treating the attack as a possible hate crime. Out Empire star Jussie Smollett was reportedly attacked around 2am Tuesday morning in Chicago by two masked men who put his neck in a noose, poured bleach on him, and, according to TMZ, yelled “This is MAGA country!”—referencing the popular slogan among […]

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Former Conversion Therapist Says He’s ‘Choosing To Pursue Life As A Gay Man’

A Utah-based proponent of the medically denounced practice of so-called gay conversion therapy has announced that he identifies as gay.  David Matheson, a practicing Mormon, told the LGBTQ nonprofit Truth Wins Out late Sunday that he has “embarked on a new life-giving path that has already started a whole new growth […]

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PHOTOS: Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Strips Down and Opens Up

Instastud Anthony Bowens is foregoing his clothes in the February edition of Gay Times. In a new interview with the magazine, the 28-year-old pro wrestler talks about coming out as gay, after previously coming out as bisexual. “I truly believe that sexuality does exist on a spectrum,” he says. “There are […]

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Florida Politicians Introduce Bills for LGBTI Non-Discrimination Protections

Many states still don’t offer these at all Two Florida politicians introduced new bills protecting LGBTI people in the state from employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination on Tuesday (22 January). Senator Darryl Rouson and Representative Jennifer Webb, both Democrats, introduced the legislation in their respective chambers. House Bill 485 and Senate Bill 430 seek to amend the Florida Civil […]

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Gay Couple Hospitalized After Late Night Attack For Holding Hands

A gay couple was attacked in an apparent hate crime early Saturday morning in Austin, Texas. Tristan Perry and Spencer Deehring were walking to their car around 2:45am after celebrating a friend’s birthday at Rain nightclub in downtown Austin. The couple passed a man on the street who called them […]

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Gregg Araki’s New Show Now Apocalypse Is Very Gay, Very Sexy

Gregg Araki, the queer director behind some of your favorite cult films (Doom Generation, Mysterious Skin) is moving to a new medium: television. Araki’s newest project is Now Apocalypse, a half-hour comedy about the trials and tribulations of hyper sexual twentysomethings in Los Angeles who are maybe dealing with some kind […]

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Retirement Home Legally Denied Entry To Married Couple For Being Gay, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of a retirement community in Missouri that rejected an apartment application from a lesbian couple because their marriage is not “understood in the Bible.” Bev Nance, 68, and Mary Walsh, 72, married a decade ago in Massachusetts and have been in a […]

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First Dates on Valentine’s Day? Not Such a Bad Idea If You Keep It Casual

Valentine’s Day is a holiday associated with loving, committed relationships, romance, and sex. The idea of having a first date with someone on this day might be less than appealing to you, but it is possible to have a great first date on Valentine’s Day without all the pressure and […]

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Indiana Gay Inmate ‘Mocked For His Sexuality’ Before Suicide

A gay inmate was subject to weeks of harassment and mockery because of his sexuality, alleges a lawsuit filed in Indiana by his partner against Noble County’s sheriff, jail commander and jail staff. Markus Middleton was 23 when he died by suicide on October 4, 2017, at the Noble County […]

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What It Was Like To Watch My Conversion Therapy Story on the Big Screen

Author Garrard Conley opens up about creating Boy Erased and why we need to focus on survivors.   If I tell you how many we number, will you listen to our stories? If I tell you that before we possessed this figure, before we learned that there are 700,000 conversion therapy survivors […]

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