World News

Gambian leader approves anti-gay law

Gambian leader approves anti-gay law

The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for gay people.

By November 22, 2014 Read More →
Mexico missing case: Attack on governing party offices

Mexico missing case: Attack on governing party offices

Protesters in Mexico have set fire to the governing PRI party’s offices in south-western Guerrero state to vent their anger at the official handling of the case of 43 missing students. Their disappearance more than six weeks ago from the town of Iguala has sparked a series of sometimes violent protests. Officials say local gang […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →
Nigeria school blast ‘kills 47 students’ in Potiskum

Nigeria school blast ‘kills 47 students’ in Potiskum

At least 47 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said. The explosion at a boys’ science and technical school in the town is believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber dressed as a student. Militant group Boko Haram […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →

National News

Protest March In NYC Draws Thousands

Protest March In NYC Draws Thousands

A massive public demonstration in the streets of New York City on Saturday capped off a week of protests against grand jury verdicts in two high-profile cases, in which unarmed black men were killed by police. The “Millions March” event, which drew an estimated 30,000 participants, according to organizers and the NYPD, stretched back for over a mile, as people decried the acquittals of police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island.

By December 15, 2014 Read More →
‘Millions March’ Police Verdict Protest Set For Saturday In NYC

‘Millions March’ Police Verdict Protest Set For Saturday In NYC

In response to the lack of indictments against two police officers accused of killing their unarmed Black suspects, in separate grand jury proceedings in Missouri and New York City, a massive protest march is being organized in the Big Apple. Under the viral hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, several community groups are set to hold a “Millions March” mass demonstration this Saturday, starting at 2 PM in New York’s Washington Square Park.

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Obama calls for police to wear body cameras as part of $263m reform package

Obama calls for police to wear body cameras as part of $263m reform package

Barack Obama is calling for a $263m spending package to reform police departments across the country and ensure 50,000 more officers wear body cameras in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, which led to months of protests across the country.

By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Community News

Dr. Neal Baer and Jason Collins Join Point Foundation’s Honorary Board

Dr. Neal Baer and Jason Collins Join Point Foundation’s Honorary Board

LOS ANGELES – Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, today announced that Dr.Neal Baer and Jason Collins will join the Foundation’s Honorary Board. Exemplary role models in the LGBTQ community, Dr. Baer and Collins will serve with other LGBTQ leaders and advocates in an advisory capacity.

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
My gay life in Nigeria – Isolation, danger & fear

My gay life in Nigeria – Isolation, danger & fear

Ethan Regal tells his personal story of living in Nigeria as a gay man: When I was a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria, I had a mysterious, unexplainable tingling sensation

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Sioux Falls, SD —South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after United States Judge Karen Schreier rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed on Friday. The Court heard arguments in Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard on October 17 in Sioux Falls. The Attorney General’s Office argued that a 2006 8th Circuit Court of […]

By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Life & Society

Ebola Overshadows Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone

Ebola Overshadows Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has dwarfed the campaign against HIV/AIDS, to the extent that patients no longer go to hospitals and treatment centres out of fear of contracting the Ebola virus.

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
Transit Union: Rosa Parks inspired the civil rights movement,  but still a long way to go

Transit Union: Rosa Parks inspired the civil rights movement, but still a long way to go

Washington, DC – The Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley released the following statement to mark the 59th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused sit in the back of the bus: The Amalgamated Transit Union is the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1892, the […]

By December 1, 2014 Read More →
South Africa Sees Male Circumcision as Way to Reduce HIV Infections

South Africa Sees Male Circumcision as Way to Reduce HIV Infections

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa remains plagued by AIDS despite massive government and NGO efforts on prevention and life-sustaining Anti-Retro-Viral programs. The country has the highest number of new HIV infection worldwide and 15 to 20 percent of the adult population is HIV positive. But it has opened up another front to reduce new HIV infections: promoting circumcision.

By November 30, 2014 Read More →

Sports News

Wilt Chamberlain USPS stamps issued

Wilt Chamberlain USPS stamps issued

PHILADELPHIA — The icon whose dominance literally changed the rules of basketball returns to center court Friday to receive a stamping ovation when he becomes the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) first player to be immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp. NBA players Julius Erving and Wali Jones will be among those dedicating the Wilt Chamberlain […]

By December 5, 2014 Read More →
Jason Collins, first openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, first openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, who made history as the first openly gay active player in the four major US sports leagues, officially retired on Wednesday. He played 13 seasons in the NBA, none more important than his last with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins announced his retirement the same way he made his last major announcement: through the […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
UMass’ Derrick Gordon nets 17 in first game since he came out as gay

UMass’ Derrick Gordon nets 17 in first game since he came out as gay

With his closest family members watching and a supportive crowd cheering his name, Derrick Gordon on Friday night became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to compete in a college game.

By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Entertainment News

Sogi’s Story – Australian Human Rights Centre

Sogi’s Story – Australian Human Rights Centre

Producers teamed up with the Australian Human Rights Centre to produce a comic book and accompanying video promoting LGBTI rights across Africa. “Sogi’s Story” was created to provide inspiration and hope for Africans struggling with sexual and gender identity issues in countries where they are not only stigmatised but actively discriminated against and often are […]

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The Obama Administration has announced this year’s recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in an official statement today.

By November 19, 2014 Read More →
B-Boy Blues 20th Anniversary

B-Boy Blues 20th Anniversary

Time flies, or so the saying goes. A true-ism, never the less and particularly so for the ground breaking black gay literary classic “B-Boy Blues“.  The book penned by legendary author, Mr. James Earl Hardy was in fact his debut to publishing world. The interest in this work has not diminished since it’s release in 1994.

By November 2, 2014 Read More →

Other Articles

DC Council Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

DC Council Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

Washington, D.C. — Today, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. When signed into law, Washington, D.C. will become the third jurisdiction—behind California and New Jersey—to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from practices that are […]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
Ending AIDS Requires Strategy, Funding

Ending AIDS Requires Strategy, Funding

In the 35-years of the epidemic, about 80-million people have become infected with HIV and nearly 40-million have died. But great progress has been made in recent years in preventing and treating the disease. UNAIDS – the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS – has set a goal of ending the epidemic by 2030. An advocacy group says a strategic plan and much funding are needed to achieve that goal

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
Missouri Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Teen Resigns

Missouri Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Teen Resigns

The white Missouri police officer who escaped indictment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August has resigned. The resignation of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown after a street confrontation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, is effective immediately, his lawyer said Saturday. Wilson had been on administrative leave since the shooting.

By December 1, 2014 Read More →