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“When you’re born weird, you don’t have any other choice." Read our interview with , who will sign copies of her new mem...
07/07/2024

“When you’re born weird, you don’t have any other choice." Read our interview with , who will sign copies of her new memoir at Little District Books on Monday, July 8, at 6 pm, followed by a performance at 9pm at Pitchers in Adams Morgan.

The Drag Race winner reflects on her art, activism, and just-published memoir, "All About Yvie: Into The Oddity."

Robby Starbuck, a Tennessee anti-LGBTQ activist and filmmaker, is claiming credit for the June 27 announcement from Tenn...
07/07/2024

Robby Starbuck, a Tennessee anti-LGBTQ activist and filmmaker, is claiming credit for the June 27 announcement from Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Company that it is ceasing its efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The farm-supply chain drops its HRC relationship and DEI efforts after a prolonged attack by Robby Starbuck.

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“Much of the world still thinks of Ireland as this 1950s version with the bishop walking around, banging everybody on th...
07/06/2024

“Much of the world still thinks of Ireland as this 1950s version with the bishop walking around, banging everybody on the head with a crozier. Where, in fact, Ireland is a very modern, young place." Read our interview with Panti Bliss, now appearing at Solas Nua.

Rory O'Neill jets into town as Panti Bliss, the fabulous drag doyenne of Ireland, with his one-person show, "If These Wigs Could Talk."

“I became infamous in Ireland for doing naughty shows where I would literally pull things out of my ass. [Niall] would p...
07/06/2024

“I became infamous in Ireland for doing naughty shows where I would literally pull things out of my ass. [Niall] would push mincemeat into my mouth and turn a handle on Panti's back and pull a string of sausages out of her ass.” Read our interview with Panti Bliss, now appearing at Solas Nua.

Rory O'Neill jets into town as Panti Bliss, the fabulous drag doyenne of Ireland, with his one-person show, "If These Wigs Could Talk."

“We got into drag because it was kind of a ‘f**k you’ to everybody. Drag queens have always been very punk. Back when I ...
07/05/2024

“We got into drag because it was kind of a ‘f**k you’ to everybody. Drag queens have always been very punk. Back when I was first seeing drag queens, they were refusing to be invisible at a time when most q***r people tried to be invisible.” --

Rory O'Neill jets into town as Panti Bliss, the fabulous drag doyenne of Ireland, with his one-person show, "If These Wigs Could Talk."

The Texas Supreme Court upheld a state law prohibiting doctors from prescribing gender-affirming care to transgender min...
07/05/2024

The Texas Supreme Court upheld a state law prohibiting doctors from prescribing gender-affirming care to transgender minors, placing unique restrictions on the rights of parents with transgender children.

The Texas Supreme Court finds that lawmakers can regulate medical procedures for transgender minors as they see fit.

Newcomer Katerina McCrimmon puts her own zesty stamp on the "Funny Girl" tour, now at The Kennedy Center. Read our revie...
07/05/2024

Newcomer Katerina McCrimmon puts her own zesty stamp on the "Funny Girl" tour, now at The Kennedy Center. Read our review.

Newcomer Katerina McCrimmon puts her own zesty stamp on the 'Funny Girl' tour, now at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

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The Toronto Pride Parade kicked off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Three and a half hours later, it came to an unexpected...
07/05/2024

The Toronto Pride Parade kicked off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Three and a half hours later, it came to an unexpected halt, as the Coalition Against Pinkwashing blocked it from proceeding.

Coalition Against Pinkwashing cancels Canada's largest Pride parade and issues a list of demands to include boycotting Israel.

The Biden admin came out against allowing minors to undergo gender-affirming surgery. The Campaign for Southern Equality...
07/04/2024

The Biden admin came out against allowing minors to undergo gender-affirming surgery. The Campaign for Southern Equality demanded the White House reverse its position: “This is…a troubling concession to the right-wing assault on transgender Americans."

The Biden administration has come out explicitly against allowing surgical intervention for transgender minors.

Justin Heath Smith, better known by his gay adult film alias “Austin Wolf,” was arrested on Friday and charged with one ...
06/28/2024

Justin Heath Smith, better known by his gay adult film alias “Austin Wolf,” was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of distribution and receipt of child p**n and one count of possession of child p**n.

The once-popular p**n star has been charged with distributing and possessing hundreds of videos depicting child p**nography, including r**e.

An 18-year-old was arrested after three gay men claimed a knife-wielding gang in a Dublin park chased them.
06/26/2024

An 18-year-old was arrested after three gay men claimed a knife-wielding gang in a Dublin park chased them.

An 18-year-old was arrested after three gay men claimed a knife-wielding gang in a Dublin park chased them.

Doing good while looking fabulous! RuPaul's Drag Race sashays its way to raising $2 Million for the  Drag Defense Fund.👑...
06/20/2024

Doing good while looking fabulous! RuPaul's Drag Race sashays its way to raising $2 Million for the Drag Defense Fund.👑🌈✨

Launched in April 2023, the ACLU's Drag Defense Fund works to counter attacks against the LGBTQ community on multiple fronts.

Don't miss out – it's your last hour to enter the  White Party contest!
06/20/2024

Don't miss out – it's your last hour to enter the White Party contest!

We're giving away 4 pairs of tickets to this Saturday's first Saint at Large White Party in 20 years in New York City.

Robert Davis pleaded guilty earlier this week to the murder of gay journalist Josh Kruger. He has been sentenced to 15 t...
06/20/2024

Robert Davis pleaded guilty earlier this week to the murder of gay journalist Josh Kruger. He has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison.

Kruger, a gay journalist and recovering addict, was shot by Davis seven times at his home in South Philadelphia last October.

Lia Thomas, the former University of Pennsylvania swimmer who became the first transgender woman to win an NCAA title, h...
06/19/2024

Lia Thomas, the former University of Pennsylvania swimmer who became the first transgender woman to win an NCAA title, has lost her challenge to overturn a policy banning transgender female athletes from competing as women in elite competitions.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected a challenge from Lia Thomas seeking to overturn World Aquatics' ban on transgender athletes.

The Old State Saloon in Eagle, Idaho, is displaying its homophobia in a spectacularly dumb way: by celebrating 'Heterose...
06/15/2024

The Old State Saloon in Eagle, Idaho, is displaying its homophobia in a spectacularly dumb way: by celebrating 'Heterosexual Awesomeness Month.' Every man dressed like a “heterosexual male” — whatever that means — will get a free pint of beer on Mondays.

Old State Saloon is offering specials to heterosexuals as part of a larger effort to troll the LGBTQ community during Pride Month.

After an Alaskan city's Drag Queen Story Hour was traumatized by a bomb threat, local businesses rallied, raising more t...
06/15/2024

After an Alaskan city's Drag Queen Story Hour was traumatized by a bomb threat, local businesses rallied, raising more than $14,000 for the LGBTQ host organization, the Seward Pride Alliance.

After an Alaskan city's Drag Story Hour received a bomb threat, local businesses rallied to offer support to its host LGBTQ organization.

Federal judges in Texas and Louisiana have ruled that the Biden administration's guidance expanding Title IX protections...
06/15/2024

Federal judges in Texas and Louisiana have ruled that the Biden administration's guidance expanding Title IX protections is unlawful.

Federal judges in Texas and Louisiana ruled that the Biden administration's guidance expanding Title IX protections is unlawful.

News from New York of a rare, drug-resistant fungal infection in a gay man has created alarm. But before you run for the...
06/15/2024

News from New York of a rare, drug-resistant fungal infection in a gay man has created alarm. But before you run for the hypochondriac hills, read what Dr. Marcus Sandling told us.

While TMVII fungus can be more resistant than similar ringworm infections, current medications should offer adequate treatment.

Old State Saloon's "Heterosexual Awesomeness Month" offers include a Monday drink special in which every man dressed lik...
06/12/2024

Old State Saloon's "Heterosexual Awesomeness Month" offers include a Monday drink special in which every man dressed like a “heterosexual male” — whatever the heck that means — will get a free pint of beer.

Old State Saloon is offering specials to heterosexuals as part of a larger effort to troll the LGBTQ community during Pride Month.

The CDC recently issued national guidelines for use of doxy-PEP to prevent STIs, amidst an alarming rise in infection ra...
06/12/2024

The CDC recently issued national guidelines for use of doxy-PEP to prevent STIs, amidst an alarming rise in infection rates. André Hereford reports.

The CDC issues national guidelines for use of Doxy-PEP to prevent STIs, amidst alarming rise in infection rates.

The three owners of D.C.'s popular Little Gay Pub reflect on their success -- and share their vision for their new expan...
06/12/2024

The three owners of D.C.'s popular Little Gay Pub reflect on their success -- and share their vision for their new expansion into Philadelphia. John Riley reports.

The owners of D.C.'s popular Little Gay Pub reflect on their success and share their vision for their new venue in Philadelphia.

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