ELTON JOHN SHARES TEAR-JERKING STORY ABOUT FREDDIE MERCURY’S FINAL DAYS

Today (September 5) marks what would have been the 73rd birthday of the late Freddie Mercury. To mark the occasion, we look back on a tribute from Elton John, one of Mercury’s closest friends, in his 2013 book. Mercury passed away from complications from AIDS on November 24, 1991, having only revealed to the public that he had…

THIS IS HOW SEXUAL ABUSE AGAINST GAY & BI MEN BRINGS UNIQUE STIGMA & HARM

As trauma psychologists, we’re leading a team to help alleviate psychiatric distress in gay, bi and trans males who have been sexually abused or assaulted. In collaboration with two nonprofit organisations, MaleSurvivor and Men Healing, we recruited and trained 20 men who have experienced sexual abuse to deliver evidence-based online mental health interventions for sexual and gender minority males –…

A JUDGE REJECTED AN LGBT+ ASYLUM SEEKER FOR NOT HAVING A GAY “DEMEANOUR”

A UK immigration judge rejected a man seeking asylum on the grounds of his sexuality as he believed he was not “effeminate” enough. The man appeared in the first-tier immigration tribunal seeking safety in the UK as he comes from a country where homosexuality is illegal. But the judge reportedly rejected the man’s claim as he did…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF TRANS WOMAN ZOE SPEARS

A Baltimore man has been charged with the murder of Zoe Spears, a black transgender woman who was shot dead just outside of Washington, D.C on June 13. Gerardo Thomas was arrested and charged with first degree murder on Thursday (July 18), just over a month after Spears was killed in Fairmount Heights, Maryland. He told…