World News

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador speak at the Organisation of American States on Jul. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS WASHINGTON – As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers […]

By July 27, 2014 Read More →
Moshe Malko, 20, seventh slain IDF soldier killed early Sunday

Moshe Malko, 20, seventh slain IDF soldier killed early Sunday

Moshe Malko, 20, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
Malaysian Jetliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Malaysian Jetliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Malaysian Airlines 777 jetliner was reportedly shot down while flying over Ukraine today, killing all 295 passengers and crew. Russian and Ukrainian authorities both deny responsibility for the incident, in which the aircraft was said to have been hit by a Buk surface-to-air missile, while flying at 33,000 feet enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

National News

African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit

African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit

A senior official of the African Union said next month’s US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership.

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
US Presbyterians to allow clergy to perform gay weddings

US Presbyterians to allow clergy to perform gay weddings

The largest Presbyterian church group in the US has voted to allow its clergy to perform same-sex weddings. The Presbyterian Church (USA) also approved a change to the church’s constitution that says marriage can be a union of “two people”. But the latter vote will need to be approved by regional groups. The church, which […]

By June 20, 2014 Read More →
Clerks Face Prosecution For Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses, Wisconsin AG Warns

Clerks Face Prosecution For Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses, Wisconsin AG Warns

J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin’s Attorney General, has announced a stern warning for the state’s county or municipal clerks who issue marriage licenses to gay or lesbian couples, saying the newlyweds are not married in the eyes of the law, and the clerks can be prosecuted.

By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Community News

At AIDS Conference, Truvada Prevention Pill Stirs Excitement

At AIDS Conference, Truvada Prevention Pill Stirs Excitement

  MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Participants in this year’s International AIDS Conference welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly HIV virus – one of the advances that have provoked celebrations as well as debates. By Anita Powell Medical treatment of the virus is big business, generating multibillion-dollar annual revenues. Dr. […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
A New Website That Helps Gay Men Navigate Fatherhood, Launches In Time For Father’s Day

A New Website That Helps Gay Men Navigate Fatherhood, Launches In Time For Father’s Day

GaysWithKids.com, A New Website That Helps Gay Men Navigate Fatherhood, Launches In Time For Father’s Day Gays With Kids, a first-of-its-kind website to help gay dads navigate fatherhood − from creating their families to raising them − will launch June 4th in time for Father’s Day and this year’s Pride celebrations. Co-founded by Brian Rosenberg […]

By June 15, 2014 Read More →
Latin America’s LGBTI Movement Celebrates Triumphs, Sets New Goals

Latin America’s LGBTI Movement Celebrates Triumphs, Sets New Goals

  VARADERO, Cuba , May 10 2014 (IPS) – Although it might not seem to be, Latin America is the most active region in the world when it comes to the defence of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. By Ivet González That is due to the maturity and intelligent […]

By June 9, 2014 Read More →

Life & Society

AIDS Conference Welcomes Exciting Developments in HIV Treatment, Prevention

AIDS Conference Welcomes Exciting Developments in HIV Treatment, Prevention

Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus.

By July 27, 2014 Read More →
Shunned by Family, Haitian Orphan Finds Supportive Home

Shunned by Family, Haitian Orphan Finds Supportive Home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haiti has been plagued with the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the Western Hemisphere. While it has declined significantly – from nearly 10 percent of those screened a decade ago to 3.7 percent as of 2012 – AIDS-related deaths have taken a toll on the Caribbean nation’s children. Roughly 100,000 of those age 17 and younger are orphans of the disease, according to the most recent count provided to UNICEF.

By July 27, 2014 Read More →
Washington Gay Rights Activist Positive About Testing

Washington Gay Rights Activist Positive About Testing

Christian Paige-Bass is positive in attitude and in HIV status. An activist in Washington, D.C.’s gay African-American community, he believes in confronting the HIV/AIDS crisis and related stigma head on, with solid information.

By July 27, 2014 Read More →

Sports News

Peter Thatchell urges First Misnister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia

Peter Thatchell urges First Misnister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia

Peter Thatchell urges First Misnister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia We are asking Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to express his grave concern at the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth member states. We urge him to appeal to all participating countries to adhere […]

By July 27, 2014 Read More →
Bolt charges up Commonwealth Games

Bolt charges up Commonwealth Games

These Commonwealth Games would have carried on without him. They probably would have thrived without him. Usain Bolt admitted so himself. But as soon as the Jamaican emerged on stage to face a news conference packed with reporters and camera crews from around the world, there was a quick realisation that the remaining nine days would […]

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Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Award

Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Award

Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to play for an NFL team, has been recognized by ESPN with their Arthur Ashe Courage award, which the St. Louis Rams rookie received last night at the ESPYs.

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Entertainment News

R&B/Pop Artist Marck Angel Releases “Summertime: Part I” Music Video

R&B/Pop Artist Marck Angel Releases “Summertime: Part I” Music Video

R&B/Pop Marck Angel doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Fresh off his performance at Harlem Pride this year, the singer recently released the music video off his third single “Summertime, ” directed by Red. The imagery and energy in this music video is intriguing and entertaining. The video displays good friends having […]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →
Boyz Will Be Boyz

Boyz Will Be Boyz

Support and Donate To Boyz Will Be Boyz By: Roque Caston A new LGBT film is currently in the works and it has an interesting plot twist. Ranging from contemporary tales to subjects that hasn’t been addressed before, Boyz Will Be Boyz is bound to shock people. Tyrone is a closeted bisexual rising in the […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →
Rapper Fly Young Red Close To Signing An Endorsement Deal With The Social App, Jack’d

Rapper Fly Young Red Close To Signing An Endorsement Deal With The Social App, Jack’d

Openly gay rapper Fly Young Red appears to be venturing out beyond hip hop music.

By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Other Articles

Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’

Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’

Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. By James Gallagher A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert […]

By July 27, 2014 Read More →
Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

Rev. Irene Monroe As Secretary of State John F. Kerry flies to the Middle East to broker an Israeli- Palestine cease-fire, the tensions of this conflict have also divided our Boston LGBTQ communities. In a recent protest rally—of the many that have been on the streets of Boston I’ve seen, watched and read about—members in […]

By July 26, 2014 Read More →
SF Blacks do not need Affirmative Action or Human Rights Commission

SF Blacks do not need Affirmative Action or Human Rights Commission

As a former member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s Equity Advisory Committee, I can honestly say the commission should be disbanded for this simple reason: This commission was created in 1964 as a tool of justice to fight discrimination against Blacks. Today it is nothing more than a political tool for the mayor. […]

By July 26, 2014 Read More →