TWO HOMOPHOBES TRAP & BRUTALLY BEAT A GAY MAN TO DEATH IN NIGERIA

Two homophobic vigilantes have trapped and brutally beaten a gay man to death in Nigeria. It is an incident like so many others that have happened in the west African country – often attracting no publicity. But this time there are some important differences. The victim found a way to fight back and protect his…

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S FRIEND BAYARD RUSTIN WILL BE PARDONED FOR GAY SEX

California is to posthumously pardon LGBT+ and civil rights hero Bayard Rustin for his 1953 ‘vagrancy’ arrest, which was for consensual gay sex. Rustin, a close confidante of Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the key organizers of the historic 1963 March on Washington – a highpoint of the civil rights movement. He also…

ALABAMA DEPUTY WHO MOCKED DAY TEEN’S SUICIDE GETS REHIRED

A deputy in Alabama has been rehired to a new position after being suspended and then resigning over comments he made regarding a gay teen’s suicide. Jeff Graves, formerly a Madison County sheriff’s deputy, is now an officer in Owens Cross Roads. ‘Everybody deserves a second chance,’ said Owens Cross Roads Police Chief Jason Dobbins. He added he believes Graves is ‘remorseful’…

BEHEADED, GUNNED DOWN & STONED TO DEATH: 369 TRANS PEOPLE KILLED THIS YEAR

Trans people have been beheaded, gunned down and stoned to death, according to a new report. It highlights the 369 trans, non-binary and gender-variant people, at least, who were murdered in the 12 months from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. 28 of the trans murder victims were reported to be teenagers, with some as young…

NEW YORK TO BAN ‘GAY PANIC’ DEFENSE IN MURDER CASES

Since the early 1960s, defense lawyers have used the idea that people accused of violent crimes against LGBTI people have acted in a state of insanity caused and justified by their victim being LGBTI. The legal tact – typically known as ‘gay panic’ or ‘trans panic’ – while not always effective, has been incited by…

POSE RENEWED FOR A THIRD SEASON @ FX

Following the premiere of the second season, FX announced the renewal of Pose for a third season. The series, created by Ryan Murphy, explores ballroom culture in New York City and also made history with the highest number of series regular transgender actors. FX made the renewal decision after only one episode of season 2 has aired. The premiere earned 1.2…

TRANS MAN FROM VIRAL GILLETTE AD: IT’S BEEN A ‘BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE’

The trans man in a now-viral Gillette advertisement has spoken out for the first time about the international reaction to his story. Last week, the international shaving brand released the ad featuring Toronto-based Samson Bonkeabantu Brown and his father showing him how to shave for the first time. Gay Star News was the first media outlet to…