THE GAY “COMMUNITY”

In the modern day we live in it’s hard to be alone, it’s hard to find yourself able to not be touched by the multifaceted tools of humanity. But if we’re so connected to society and the world as we know it, how is it so easy to feel alone? How is it so easy…

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA & TRANSPHOBIA (IDAHOT)

May 17, 2014 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the biggest LGBTI solidarity event in the world. May 17 actions are set to take place in over 120 countries today. Before 3am (UTC), at the start of the Day worldwide, various top global figures have already come out in support for…

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Every November 20, transgender people and their allies come together for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an observance that honors the memory of the transgender people lost to hate and violence during the past year. In 2012, 53% of anti-LGBT homicide victims were transgender women. The majority were transgender women of color. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, founder…

WATCH: MOVING PSA SHOWS STRUGGLE OF HOMELESS GAY YOUTH

Elton John, Jamie Foxx, and other luminaries appear in a moving public service announcement in support of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, which is drawing attention to the issue of homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles. Directed by Trent Kendrick and produced by Michael Fossat, the short film follows a young boy who is…

¡NO MORE BULLIES: GO PURPLE FOR #SPIRITDAY!

“Spirit Day was started by a high school student in 2010 as a way to prevent bullying and show support for LGBT youth. Roughly eight out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment while at schools and as many as 63 percent of them report they also feel unsafe, according to GLAAD. The event takes place…

¡TELL GLBT YOUTH YOU’VE GOT THEIR BACK!

Tons of folks have already pledged to go purple online and wear purple on October 17, to stand against bullying for Spirit Day. Have you? Take the pledge now at www.glaad.org/spiritday to send the message that bullying isn’t cool with you, and to tell LGBT youth, “I’ve got your back.” Check out the list of famous faces…

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

In the Beginning, There Was a March On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in the founding of a number of LGBT organizations, including the National Latino/a Gay & Lesbian Organization…

THE LGBT COMMUNITY DESPERATELY NEEDS TO CONFRONT ANTI-GAY PROPAGANDA

The recent passage of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio highlights yet again why the LGBT community urgently needs to call out the propaganda that serves to demonize our community. Before San Antonio City Council voted for the ordinance, members of the LGBT community had to sit through demeaning testimony that cast them as “promiscuous abominations.” One supposedly…

TIME TO UPDATE OUR FLAG

As we in the LGBT community eagerly awaited the decisions on gay marriage from the Supreme Court, we watched in horror as the Supremes struck down the formula for determining which jurisdictions would have to get prior approval before changing voter laws. Because of historic discrimination in these identified states and cities, the U.S. Department…