PHOTOS: A Loving Look Back at the Early ACT UP Heroes of the AIDS Epidemic

“In his new photo book, The AIDS Activist Project Bill Bytsura showcases 18 activists from around the globe, photographed over two decades, and including members of ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) chapters from the United States and Europe.” – David Toussaint, Dec. 1, 2018 queerty.com queerty.com: PHOTOS: A loving look back at the early ACT UP heroes… Read More

Far-Right Trolls Are Falsely Saying LGBT Activists Want Pedophilia Accepted

Baseless accusations of LGBT activists supporting the acceptance of pedophilia as a sexual orientation have resurfaced thanks to far-right trolls and internet conspiracists. The latest push of the false narrative came from actor and prominent conservative James Woods, who frequently uses his Twitter account to spread falsehoods.   AH Comments:  James Woods?  Now that he’s… Read More

Oregon Man Blasts Lesbian Couple In Hateful Rant Caught On Video | HuffPost

One of the women said she and her wife were told by an officer to “walk away.” huffingtonpost.com: Oregon Man Blasts Lesbian Couple In Hateful Rant Caught On Video | HuffPost …young man physically threatening and hurling homophobic epithets at a married same-sex couple in Portland, Oregon.

20 Spectacular Photos of Cities Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Around the World – Business Insider

The US is far from the only country to recognize Pride. Worldwide, cities aim to highlight issues facing their queer communities through Pride celebrations throughout the year. Here’s how cities around the world have recognized Pride so far in 2018. See much more at businessinsider.com: LGBTQ Pride 2018: Photos of cities celebrating – Business Insider

Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost

The bar now heralded as the launching point for the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement had, according to Kurt, fallen to the wayside and lost touch with its queer roots. So in 2006, in light of Stonewall going under, Kelly and a group of investors bought the property ― and revitalized it.Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz… Read More

HRC Launches a ‘Summer of Action’ to Rally Voters

HRC staff, members and supporters are fanning out across the country to support voter registration efforts, phone banking, candidate events, grassroots advocacy trainings, and step up visibility and outreach at LGBTQ Pride parades, festivals and other events. The Summer of Action will also intensify HRC’s already-unprecedented grassroots effort to engage equality-minded voters in key states… Read More

The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-And-Proud Doll

Enraged consumers complained that a toy with a homosexual backstory would lead to other ”disgusting” dolls like “Priscilla the Prostitute” and “Danny the Dope Pusher” Esquire awarded Gay Bob its “Dubious Achievement Award.” And anti-gay organizations across the United States blustered. He debuted in the ’70s, to both acclaim and outrage. atlasobscura.com: The Story Behind… Read More