LGBT News

Federal Judge Rules Adoption Agency Can't Deny LGBTQ Parents From Adopting

A federal judge has ruled against Catholic Social Services (CSS), which sued the city of Philadelphia over its purported right to refuse service to same-sex couples. The judge found that the agency had no inherent right to a government contract, particularly given it was operating in violation of the contract it had.

LGBTQ teens are more likely to use hard drugs

A study undertaken by San Diego State University and published in the American Journal of Public Health asked 15,624 high school students their sexual orientation and about their use of 15 substances including alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

The results found that LGBQ students were more likely to take a number of substances including alcohol, cigarettes, cigars, cocaine, ecstasy, vape, hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, weed, meth, prescription drugs, steroids and synthetic marijuana.

Man Sues Grindr For Allowing Discrimination Against Asians

We're only surprised its taken this long.  Whats even more surprising is that blacks, asians and other minorities continue to use these apps and chase after racist white men.  Meet Sinakhone Keodara, CEO and founder of the Asian Entertainment Television company.

Keodara posted a call on Twitter in hopes starting a class action lawsuit against hookup app giant Grindr. Keodara is fed up with the app allowing users to write ‘no Asians’ or ‘not interested in Asians’ or ‘I don’t find Asians attractive’ in their profiles. Again, is this preference or racism?

Gay Facebook Group Under Fire For Banning "Asians and Blacks"

A public Facebook group has many in the LGBT community wondering about a racist question on their member request form.

“Muscle Bear” is a public group for people in the community who like hirsute muscular gay men, but when you try to join you are confronted with a series of questions. One is innocent enough, “Wherea[sic]  are you from?” the second is a link to an NSFW image of actor Matthew Camp, but it is the third, a statement really, that has people concerned:

New Polls Shows White Gays Most Opposed To Adding Brown Stripes To Pride Flag

We are shocked!  Not really.  Last year, Philadelphia announced its decision to add black and brown stripes to the Pride flag in support of LGBTI people of color. Soon, a Pride center in Australia followed suit. Now, research conducted by Buzzfeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies shows who is most opposed to this change.

The survey
The poll surveyed 880 LGBTI adult Americans. It was part of a larger body of research about life, politics, and identity among LGBTI individuals.

Two-thirds of black LGBT people face racism within LGBT community

Almost two-thirds of black people who identify as LGBT say they face racism from within the LGBT community.

According to new research by UK charity Stonewall, 51% of black and minority ethnic LGBT people said they have faced discrimination based on their race from within the queer community.

This number jumps to 61% when broken down to just black people.

The research is based on YouGov polling of over 5,000 LGBT people.

Karamo Brown Explains Why He Met With Vice President's Mike Pence's Wife

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown has taken his fight for change all the way to the White House, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen Pence.

The visit, which was conducted earlier this year, was part of a Creative Coalition delegation advocating for the economic and cultural benefits of comprehensive arts programs and education.

“I was just at the White House a week ago, and I met with Karen Pence and her chief of staff," Brown said in an on-camera interview with Vulture.

Gay Christians Say They Are Being Forced Out Of Church

A group of gay evangelical Christians have claimed that they are being forced to leave their churches due to their sexuality.

In a report in The Sunday Times, seven evangelical Christians spoke out about the mistreatment they say they have experienced due to their sexuality. 

Several have claimed they were “booted out” of the Church by clergy after coming out, while others state they were allowed to remain but prevented from taking any meaningful role in the congregation, with some even being banned from making tea and coffee.

Shortage of Fleet Enemas In DC Threaten To Cripple Black Gay Pride Activities

As thousands descend upon DC for its annual black pride festivies, something other than the weekend's forecast for rain may put a damper on the celebration. Local retailers are stuggling to keep up with the demand for what many call a pride must have.  A Fleet Enema.

"We just can't keep them on the shelves" local CVS manager Kimberely Martin told us. "As soon as we put them out they're gone.  I saw one man come in and grab 10 at a time."

New Study Says Most LGBTQ Persons Fear For Their Safety

Growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer in the United States comes with a lot of stress and anxiety — including fears of abuse — according to a new study.

The survey findings, released Tuesday by the Human Rights Campaign, are based on the responses of 12,000 young people, ages 13-17, who responded to surveys provided by HRC and other advocacy groups.