LGBT News

Jamaican LGBTQ Activists Launch "The Gay Agenda" Magazine To Spread Awareness on Island

J-FLAG (the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays) has launched a new magazine that will try to humanize LGBTQ people and LGBTQ rights in the country.

“For many years now, the term ‘Gay Agenda’ has been a slur used to describe some secretive and sinister plot by the local to up-end society and destroy its very fabric,” said J-FLAG in a promotional statement.

Man Accused of Strangling His Boyfriend To Death, Hiding Body In Closet

The boyfriend of a man who was found apparently strangled to death in the closet of the home they shared was charged in the killing.

Christian Alexander Ortiz, 21, was charged with murder in the death of Brayan Rodriguez, who had been reported missing by his family, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors confirm the two were in a relationship.

Loved ones were executing a search for the 20-year-old UC San Diego student on Sunday when his body was found in Ortiz’s closet, two days after he was reported missing.

4 Black LGBTQ Activists Found Guilty After Pride Protests

On Monday, a jury convicted three LGBTQ activists on six of eight misdemeanor counts stemming from a June 2017 protest during the Columbus Pride parade.

Wriply Bennet was convicted of disorderly conduct, failure to comply with a police officer’s orders and resisting arrest; Ashley Braxton of disorderly conduct and failure to comply; and Kendall Denton of disorderly conduct. Sentencing is expected in the coming weeks.

Man Stabs Boyfriend After Accusing Him of Escorting

A York man apparently upset because he thought his boyfriend was a male prostitute, used a knife to stab his boyfriend multiple times, York City Police said in charging documents.

Fernando Sanchez Joynes, 34, of the 600 block of West Clarke Avenue, was sent to York County Prison after he was unable to post $50,000 bail following his arraignment Jan. 18.

Gemmel Moore's Family Still Looking For Answers After He Died At Wealthy Man's Home

Family and friends of a male escort found dead in the West Hollywood home of a high-powered Democratic Party donor last year continue to press for answers—in a case that has eluded the national media spotlight on incidents of sexual misconduct and racial injustice.

Bermuda Becomes First Place In The World To Legalize Then Ban Same Sex Marriage

A bill that would replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships in Bermuda has been signed into law by the governor of the British island territory.

Gov. John Rankin says he sought to balance opposition to same-sex marriage on the island, which was legalized through a Supreme Court ruling in May 2017, while complying with European court rulings that ensure legal protections for same-sex couples.

Second Man Says He Was Raped By Gay Adult Film Star Topher DiMaggio

Via Hornet: After reading Tegan Zayne’s statement accusing gay porn star Topher DiMaggio of rape, a second person has come forward today with a similar accusation, alleging that Topher DiMaggio raped him, too, in 2016. This person, “Dan,” is not in the porn industry, and he’s told his story in a written statement to gay news site Hornet. He’s chosen to remain anonymous due to concerns of retribution from DiMaggio and others associated with him, and here are excerpts of what he wrote: