THE LAST BLACK-OWNED GAY BAR IN MANHATTAN NEEDS YOU TO DONATE

It’s truly an unprecedented time. In the midst of a global pandemic that has shuttered businesses, protests have broken out nationwide following the police killing of George Floyd. Nightlife has rightfully ground to a standstill for the time being, but particularly for LGBTQ+ nightlife, could permanently alter the landscape as many of these establishments were…

LARRY KRAMER, PIVOTAL AIDS ACTIVIST, HAS DIED

After a lifelong fight that changed the national health policy surrounding AIDS and HIV, Larry Kramer died today according to a New York Times report. Kramer, who is an award-winning writer, died from pneumonia according to his husband David Webster. The two married in 2013. Kramer, who helped to found Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP, was…

HBO’S LEGENDARY REVEALS TRAILER & HISTORIC GRAND PRIZE

The road to Legendary is almost over! Today the new HBO Max show has debuted its latest trailer as well as its history-making grand prize. For those who missed the news, Legendary is television’s first competition show based on the ballroom scene. It will feature eight houses competing in a series of categories incluing performance (that’s voguing), runway, fashion, and…

DWYANE WADE REVEALS 12-YEAR-OLD CHILD WILL NOW GO BY ZAYA

There are certain things that truly just warm your heart, and for us supportive parents to LGBTQ+ kids are certainly one of those things. With everything else going on in the world, it feels nothing short of amazing to watch Dwyane Wade, noted NBA star, talk about how he and his wife Gabrielle Union are…

PLEASE STOP FREAKING OUT ABOUT A “2020 TWITTER PORN BAN”

The past three to five years have seen a widespread darkening wave of censorship in terms of sex-related content on the internet. The most impactful assaults on this type of content was the dismantling of the Craigslist personal classifieds section and Tumblr’s full out ban on adult content. So it’s understandable that people are incredibly sensitive when it looks as…

ALICIA SIMMONS, A BLACK TRANS WOMAN, WAS FOUND DEAD

Alicia Simmons, a Black trans woman, was found dead in Philadelphia apartment on Sunday night according to reports. The news has slowly begun to spread across social media but is still an open investigation, at its preliminary stages. Very few details have been released at this time. The case is with Southwest Detective Division, according…

ITALI MARLOWE IS THE 20th TRANS PERSON KILLED IN 2019

For the already 20th time this year, the trans community is mourning the killing of one of its own. According to the LGBTQ+ magazine OutSmart, Itali Marlowe died after sustaining multiple gunshot injuries in Southwest Houston. After police responded to reports of a shooting at 15829 Ridgeroe Lane near the neighborhood of Ridgemont around 2 p.m. local time,…

BRIAN MICHAEL SMITH IS TV’s FIRST BLACK TRANS MAN IN REGULAR ROLE

Remember the name: Brian Michael Smith. The actor was one of three casting announcements that trickled out on Tuesday morning ahead of Fox’s 9-1-1 spinoff, Lone Star, which debuts in January. This next installment in Ryan Murphy’s burgeoning franchise will take place in Texas and star Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler as first responders tasked with saving lives every…