LGBTQIA+ World News

Fluid identities celebrated in the Philippines; lesbian role brings award to Kenyan actress; Bohemian Rhapsody to be edited for Chinese audience (and censors). In the Philippines they think about gender differently. We could too. Fespaco: Banned lesbian love story Rafiki wins award ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is going to China. But will gay-themed biopic be censored?

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Disappointing Result at United Methodist General Conference

At the 2019 United Methodist General Conference held in St. Louis, delegates voted 438 to 384 to advance the Traditional Plan, rejecting plans that would ease the restrictions on gay clergy and gay marriage.  The rejected plans would have allowed individual congregations to decided for themselves on LGBT issues. Some congregants feel this may split the UMC church. United […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Dangers asylum-seekers find at home; Taiwan offers legal protections but not marriage – and no one’s happy; Cuba gets religion; Sissies unite in Sydney! Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage Cuba’s evangelical alliance leads crusade against gay marriage Sissy Ball: Sydney’s queer […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

In Palm Springs, the nation’s first all-LGBTQ city council tests the modern meaning of diversity Members of the gay and lesbian community make up the majority of the electorate that selected a bisexual woman, a transgender woman, and three gay men to form the city council.  Trump administration launches global effort to end criminalization of […]

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Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

February 17 – 23, 2019 What better way to follow weeks of commercial bombardment of hearts, kisses, and cupids with arrows than by acknowledging and celebrating the fact that some folks don’t experience romantic attraction at all! Heck yes, I say. Aromantic representation is still a growing trend in literature and media, with more representation […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Thirteen couples sue Japan; Turkey’s state of emergency may be over, but not the ban on LGBTI events; German Health Minister works to ban conversion therapy; Instagram denies removing account showing gay Muslims. In Valentine’s Day lawsuit, Japanese gay couples sue for marital rights Turkey: End Ankara Ban on LGBTI Events German minister calls for […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

N.J. to become fourth state with gender-neutral birth certificate option As of February 1st, New Jersey residents will have three options for gender on birth certificates: “female, male, or undesignated/nonbinary.” Other states with similar options include California, Oregon, and Washington.  Biden Foundation teams up with LGBTQ groups on family acceptance campaign The campaign, “Advancing Acceptance” will […]

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