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…

AFTER THREE TRANS WOMEN MURDERED, DALLAS POLICE ASK FBI FOR HELP

Dallas police have asked the FBI to help them after three unsolved murders of trans women in recent months. In a press conference yesterday (5 June) Dallas police pleaded to the public for any information they can provide. Three trans women, Chynal Lindsay, Muhlaysia Booker, and a third, unidentified trans woman were all killed in Texas. What happened?…

THE VIEW HOST PERFECTLY RESPONDS TO BISHOP URGING CATHOLICS NOT TO ATTEND PRIDE

The View host Sunny Hostin couldn’t sit back and take criticism from a Catholic bishop about Pride. During the daytime talk show’s Pride special yesterday (3 June), the lawyer, journalist and social commentator responded to Bishop Thomas Tobin. The bishop said Catholics should not support Pride month activities because they ‘promote a culture and encourage activities that…

MONUMENTS TO MARSHA P. JOHNSON & SYLVIA RIVERA COMING TO NYC

The city of New York is to commemorate LGBTI advocates and trans pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with public monuments. Both Riviera and Johnson participated in the seminal Stonewall riots in June 1969. The three nights of rioting led to the birth of the modern Pride movement. They advocated for the plight of homeless and disadvantaged LGBTI youth. At…