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…

A NEW STUDY LINKS GAY MALE LONELINESS WITH HIGH-RISK SEX

Few would likely debate the findings of a new study from China and California looking closely at a link between loneliness, depression and high-risk sexual behavior. The findings show a strong link between men having sex with men facing depression and loneliness and risk-taking among those who are HIV negative. The study focused on 507 men…

PRIDE MONTH MAY BE OVER, BUT LGBTQ WRATH MONTH HAS BEGUN

Say goodbye to LGBTQ Pride month. Say hello to LGBTQ Wrath month. As the religious right trotted out their condemnations and concerns about Pride, one of the most common tropes is that pride is one of the seven deadly sins. Since the Old Testament also says homosexuality is a sin, when you combine the two…

QUEER YOUTH ARE USING GRINDR FOR A LOT MORE THAN HOOKING UP

Gay and bisexual teens are using popular “hookup apps” like Scruff and Grindr to find more than just a sexual relations, according to new research from Northwestern University. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that the apps are being used by more than half of sexually active gay and bisexual identified males…