FEDERAL COURT RULES IN FAVOR TRANSGENDER STUDENT GAVIN GRIMM

U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday ruled that Grimm’s former school district in Virginia, the Gloucester County School Board, had discriminated against him when officials refused to allow him to use the bathroom of his choice. “The Board’s policy violated…

BLACK MIRROR’S NEWEST SEASON FINALLY EXPLORES A MALE BISEXUAL RELATIONSHIP

The recently released fifth season of the futuristic thriller series Black Mirror contains an interesting bisexual storyline about two men who begin an affair via a virtual reality video game. Domestic Danny (Anthony Mackie) and his free-spirited friend/roommate Karl (Yahya Abdul-Mateen) enjoy playing their favorite Street Fighter-style game, Striking Vipers. But after Danny impregnates and marries his girlfriend, the…

A 15-YEAR-OLD GAY BULLYING VICTIM DIED BY SUICIDE

Nigel Shelby was a 15-year-old a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama. A freshman at Huntsville High School, Shelby had faced homophobic bullying from classmates – bullying that let to Shelby taking his own life.  “We were saddened to learn this morning of the death of Nigel Shelby, one of our 9th grade students,” read a…

CUBA JUST STARTED GIVING PrEP AWAY FOR FREE

A pilot program that began on March 6 has Cuban officials distributing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to those in need. According to a report in Granma, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, 28 people in Cárdenas, some 90 miles from Havana, have been supplied with PrEP. It is being provided free…

DON CHEADLE SHOWED HIS SUPPORT OF TRANSGENDER KIDS & TWITTER WENT WILD

Don Cheadle may play a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but during last night’s Saturday Night Live, the actor proved himself a real-world hero to transgender youth. Cheadle, who hosted the show last night, introduced the evening’s musical guest, Gary Clark Jr., while  wearing a black t-shirt with the slogan “Protect trans kids” printed on…

EVERY LGBTQ YOUTH SHOULD READ LAVERNE COX’S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INSTAGRAM MESSAGE

In a recent Instagram post, transgender actress and LGBTQ rights activist Laverne Cox shared her personal experience of bullying and discrimination, reminding young queer people of their inherent self-worth and beauty. It’s really quite powerful. Ever since her 2013 debut as a trans character in Netflix’s women in prison drama Orange is the New Black, Cox has become…