Study Says 2 In 10 Black LGBTQ Youths Have Been Forced In To Sex Acts

Nearly two in 10 black LGBTI youth in the US have been forced to perform unwanted sexual acts, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.

Taking information from their 2018 HRC LGBTQ Youth Report, the Black & African American LGBTQ Youth Report specifically looks at the experiences of this community.

The report looks at areas of life such as family and school, mental health, racism, and more.

A majority of black LGBTI youth say they have mental health struggles, most likely stemming from the discrimination, abuse, and isolation they feel.

Gay Man's Tweet Of His Mom's Homophobic Thanksgiving Message Goes Viral

One gay man’s tweet about his homophobic mother, including an angry voicemail she left him about a family Thanksgiving event, has gone viral.

American Masin Elijè took to Twitter on November 16 to post a voice message left by his mother, in which she appeared to insult him because he is gay, saying: “You’re not my child because I don’t raise a child like you.”

Elijè wrote: “If you are ever wondering how it is being gay and having a homophobic family, here’s what it sounds like.”

Breaking: New Owners of "Queer" Sites Out and Advocate Magazines Donated To LGBTQ Politicians

Just when you thought it was safe to read online again.  WWD and GAVoice are currently reporting that the new owners of some of your favorite online LGBTQ entertainment sites aren't as gay friendly as they seem. 

Via Ga Voice

New owners of Out magazine and the Advocate found to have donated to anti-LGBTQ politicians, reported WWD.

Founders and operators of Oreva Capital, stepbrothers Adam Levin and Maxx Abramowitz, acquired the two LGBTQ publications under the umbrella of PRIDE media last September.

Video: Gay Highschool Student Asks Straight Football Captain To Homecoming

Via Instinct: October 11th was National Coming Out Day, but for Alexander Duarte, 17, a high school senior at Valley High School in Santa Ana, CA this day had a whole different meaning. For Duarte, October 11th meant the day he had long awaited—to ask high friend Erick Pineda, 17, to their school’s homecoming dance.

LGBT Youth Three Times More Likely To Commit Suicide

LGBT adolescents are more likely than other kids their age to try to kill themselves, a new analysis confirms.

Data pooled from 35 earlier studies show that sexual minority youth were more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.

Transsexual youth were at highest risk, nearly six times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers reported.

Ex Teacher Sues After He Says He Was Fired For Being Gay

Barry Hobson, a former employee of the Washington Teachers' Union, filed a federal lawsuit against the union, the President and its former Chief of Staff, alleging that he suffered discrimination because of his sexual orientation and was fired last year from his job as a receptionist and office assistant at the union because he is gay. Hobson is represented by principal Brian J. Markovitz and associate Matthew E. Kreiser of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake in Greenbelt, Md.

9 Year Old Kills Himself After Being Bullied By Classmates For Being Gay

A Colorado mother says her 9-year-old son took his life last week because of anti-gay bullying from his classmates.

Leia Piece, of Denver, told FOX 31 Denver she found her son, Jamel Myles, dead in her home Thursday – months after her son told her he was gay over the summer.  

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Closeted LGBTI Employees Suffer Professionally Study Says

LGBTI employees who aren’t out at work suffer professionally, according to a new report.

Produced by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and sponsored by Deloitte, the Out at Work report surveyed 1,600 LGBTI employees.

It found only 32% of these employees were out to all of their colleagues at work.

It also found not being out at work compromises wellbeing and decreases productivity.

Miami Politician Hopes To Be The First Openly Gay Black Man Elected To Office In Florida

On his campaign to represent a state House district stretching through the heart of Miami’s historically black communities, Cedric McMinn is touting his experience: as a former executive director of the local Democratic Party, as chief of staff to School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, and as an outreach director in Florida for the Barack Obama and Charlie Crist campaigns.

The fact that he is openly gay is incidental, if not irrelevant to his platform.

Model Says He Was Dropped From Ford Modeling Agency For Being Asian And Gay

In an interview with Dazed Magazine, model Chufue Yang says he was let go from the Ford Agency due to his ethnicity and his sexual orientation.  

“Like any other queer person that grew up facing internalised racism and homophobia, I was really unsure of what it meant to be queer and Hmong simultaneously,” the model told Dazed. “Being comfortable with myself seemed like a goal I’d never be able to reach, until modelling came into the picture.”