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141 Gay Men Arrested In Indonesia Sweep

Jakarta police have rounded up 141 men they say were having a "sex party" at Atlantis, a gay sauna in the capital city, authorities announced yesterday. The men were publicly paraded in front of the...

Eighty-two Nigeria Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram

Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released 82 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, the president's office says. By Stephanie Hegarty They were handed over in exchange...

Politics

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

ROME - Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American...

Trump To Sign Anti-LGBT Executive Order

In a move urged by Vice President Mike Pence and the religious right, President Trump is expected to sign a controversial "religious-freedom" executive order Thursday, to coincide with National Prayer Day. The order, which would...

The Resistance with Keith Oberman

Robert Reich on Republican Health Care Plan

Commentary

Why (Every Life) Matters

Last week, I went down to Stonewall National Park, the place where it all started, where, back in the shrouded fog of the past, same-gender-loving men and women stood up in defiance of the...

I love you and please don’t cry

Aaron Hernandez’s Hail Mary Pass with John 3:16 Former Patriot tight-end Aaron Hernandez’s suicide leaves us with more questions than answer. Many wonder what were Hernandez’s last dying words expressed in the three handwritten notes...

A Gay Holocaust Is Beginning In Chechnya. What Are We Doing About It?

In the spring of 1945, elements of General George S. Patton's Third Army advanced into the German city of Ohrduf, and discovered the concentration camp there. Their progress had been so rapid that the...

Business News

Caribbean Rolls Out Plans to Reduce Climate Change Hazards

KINGSTON, Jamaica Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction...

Massive Protests Scheduled For Trump’s ‘Loyalty Day’

Donald Trump took to the media to remind people of the May 1 "Loyalty Day" holiday, massive, nationwide protests against his administration have been scheduled. In cities across the country, groups ranging from human-rights...

Pepsi ad failed its multicultural audience

Pepsi ads aim to emphasize its youthful brand by championing it as “the choice of a new generation.” Not a bad marketing tool to turn its second-class status to Coca-Cola, its archrival, into an...

Health & Wellness

Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Provided Most Benefit to Those in Poorer Areas

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Kentucky proved most beneficial for Kentuckians living in areas with high concentrations of poverty, particularly children, according to a study by a researcher in the...

Gene Editing Strategy Eliminates HIV-1 Infection in Live Animals

A permanent cure for HIV infection remains elusive due to the virus's ability to hide away in latent reservoirs. But now, in new research published in print May 3 in the journal Molecular Therapy,...

Married LGBT Older Adults Are Healthier, Happier Than Singles, Study Finds

Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years — and in some states for even longer — but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have...

Family

Beyond Play: Sociologist Explores How Toys Fuel Stereotypes

A Sacramento State sociologist believes that clues to the continued dominance of men in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields – and the reason nurturing often comes more easily to women –...

Breastfeeding may have major impact on future health

Study Shows Alarming Disparities In Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented By Breastfeeding A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that black infants had more than twice the deaths of whites attributable to...

Friends in Adoption provides enlightened support for minorities and LGBT

Adoption is often viewed as a somewhat controversial subject accompanied with complex legal, civil, religious and societal issues. Please listen to a GBMNews discussion on intricacies, issues and support for prospective adoptive parents. From Friends in...

Life

US tourism industry fears downturn

Travel experts began warning even before the 2016 election that Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric could cause a decline in tourism. So has the so-called "Trump slump" arrived? Stephen Mumford, a professor of metaphysics at Durham...

Tourism and Natural Treasures to Pull Ethiopia Out of Poverty and Famine

By James Jeffrey ADDIS ABABA - Despite a cultural, historical and linguistic identity quite distinct from the rest of Africa, Ethiopia never became a major tourist destination on the continent. But Ethiopia didn’t appear that bothered...

 

Arts & Entertainment News

At GLAAD Media Awards, Stars Shine, Shade Trumps

The 28th Annual Gay and Lesbian alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards were held at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan's Theater District on Saturday, bringing a bevy of top-level celebrities to the fore...

Debra Messing To Receive GLAAD Media Award In NYC May 6

Longtime LGBTQ ally Debra Messing will be honored at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in New York City on May 6, the watchdog group announced in a press release...

Singer Aaron Paul To Headline Pulse Charity Event at Stonewall Inn

Aaron Paul, the out singing sensation formerly known as the lead vocalist of the global chart-toping boy band Worlds Apart, is headlining a major fundraising benefit show for the One Pulse Foundation (OPF) at...

Sports News

Reality Star Stewart Wins $3M Lawsuit Against Caldwell

Calling someone gay isn't necessarily defamatory--but claiming a nonexistent relationship with another man may cost you dearly, especially if the other man is a major public figure. Anthony Caldwell, the man whose "religious deliverance" from...

Amid Outcry, NBA All-Star Stoudemire Apologizes For Homophobic Rant

In the wake of widespread outcry over his homophobic rant during an interview with the Israeli Walla Sport website, former NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire has apologized for his remarks, saying "the answers I gave...

 Community News 

Third Wave Fund Announces Grants to Youth-led Gender Justice Groups

Inaugural grants of its Grow Power Fund were announced during foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration and will support emerging feminist, trans, and queer groups Brooklyn, NY – Third Wave Fund, the only activist fund led by...

NYC Gay Club Faces ‘Black Limit’ Controversy

A new gay club in Manhattan's Chelsea section is facing backlash amid reports its staff are refusing entry to patrons of color, according to numerous reports by clubgoers who say they were rebuffed at...

“Bring the Beat Back” lands in NYC

Sci-Fi Musical prepares to enlighten and entertain Bring the Beat Back is a queer, black, sci-fi music-theater experience, set in a funky futuristic, groove-centered alternative reality. Inspired by Afrofuturism, house music and the  underground ball scene,...

American Association of University Women Marks Equal Pay Day with Action

WASHINGTON — April 4 is the symbolic day when women “celebrate” Equal Pay Day, when women’s salaries finally catch up to men’s from the year prior. Women working full time year-round are paid 80...

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