LIL NAS Xs NEW VIDEO IS MORE THAN A HOMOEROTIC PRISON ROMP

Out music superstar Lil Nas X just released the video to his latest single off his debut album, Montero, and it’s another visual delight. The epic “Industry Baby” begins with Nas being thrown in “Montero State Prison,” depicted as a gay fantasia filled with pink jumpsuits, dance routines in the shower, and chiseled men working out and…

POLITICAL PUNDITS CAN NOW BE GAY BLACK MEN WHO WEAR NAIL POLISH

I gained an enormous political education and came to political maturity by obsessively watching political shows while I worked on Capitol Hill a few decades ago. And I continue to watch them to this day. Back in the late ’80s and the ’90s, for me, there was the must-watch roundtable of commentators on CNN’s Capital Gang. My…

‘POSE’S MJ RODRIGUEZ MAKES HISTORY WITH BEST ACTRESS EMMY NOM

It’s tens across the board for MJ Rodriguez! The actress and singer, who plays Mother Blanca Evangelista on FX’s groundbreaking series Pose is finally getting some much-deserved recognition from the Emmy Awards! Rodriguez made history today when she became the first trans actor to be nominated in the Lead Actor or Actress categories. Previously, the show and…

FIRST TRANS CONTESTANT TO COMPETE IN MISS USA

Trans beauty queen Kataluna Enriquez made history on Sunday when she was crowned Miss Nevada. Now, in another historic first, the 28-year-old will compete this fall for the title of Miss USA. Though the Miss USA pageant, no longer affiliated with Donald Trump and different than the Miss America pageant, has allowed trans contestants to…

WHAT HEALTH EQUITY MEANS FOR QUEER LIBERATION

Queer people have always had to be our own health care advocates. But we shouldn’t have to be. The U.S. government defines health equity as the “attainment of the highest levels of health for all people.” It goes without saying that we have yet to achieve this lofty dream. As this Pride Month concludes, queer…

THE FIRST ACTIVE NFL PLAYER HAS COME OUT

Las Vegas Raiders lineman Carl Nassib just made sports history by becoming the first active player in the National Football League to come out as gay (or anywhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, for that matter). Nassib made the announcement on Instagram and quickly put his money where his mouth is, announcing a donation to and…

TRUCK DRIVES INTO WILTON MANORS PRIDE EVENT, KILLING ONE, INJURING TWO

One person is dead and two others are injured after a truck ran into the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Fla. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantolis spoke with local TV station WPLG about the incident. Trantalis, one of Florida’s most prominent out officials who was at the event, characterized the tragedy as intentional. “This is a terrorist…

‘THE COLORS OF PRIDE’ IS A CELEBRATION BEYOND PARADES & PARTIES

Have you noticed that the Pride Flag has expanded its colors? Didn’t the original rainbow motif cover everybody? No, it did not. Unless you are intentionally invited to take a seat at the table, you are only an outsider. The new and expanded Pride Flag includes the pink, blue and white colors for the trans…

DEPICTING LGBTQ+ PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA, WITHOUT STEROTYPES

Only one-fifth of people globally see LGBTQ+ people represented regularly in visual media, and when they do, the representation is often narrow and stereotypical. But a new project from Getty Images and GLAAD aims to improve the situation. Getty — which provides images to media companies, advertising agencies, and publications, including The Advocate — and the LGBTQ+ media…