Hundreds of Cubans gathered outside the Ecuadorean embassy in Havana in an infrequent public display of discontent, protesting Quito’s decision to require that Cubans visiting Ecuador obtain a visa. Many held up the airplane tickets they had already bought, asking to be given visas or to be reimbursed for the money they had spent. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

HAVANA, Cuba – The crisis that has broken out at several border crossings in Latin America as a result of thousands of Cubans attempting to reach the United States has revived a problem that remains unresolved between the two countries in spite of agreements, negotiations and the diplomatic thaw that started a year ago. Read More



Youth, Naturalizations Drive Number of Hispanic Eligible Voters to Record 27.3 Million

Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million Hispanic eligible voters projected for 2016—a share greater than any other racial or ethnic group of voters, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More

Opinion Columns

I’ve changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here’s why

The law should not require bakers to promote gay marriage Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast...

“Pope-’splaining” Catholic Church’s homophobia

Italy is one of the major European countries that don’t recognize marriage equality for its LGBTQ denizens in spite of the fact that the...

Bathroom laws policing our genitals

Conservatives have always been a demographic group obsessed with policing this nation’s genitals. They feel comfortable with ordinances that mandate, what they do, how we...




Pittsburgh, PA – When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development—and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have found. Read More

Featured Articles

From Japan to Samoa: Understanding the Origins of Sexual Behavior

Award-winning researcher focuses on mental health challenges facing sexual and gender minority groups Toronto, ON - How does evolution affect human behaviour? The University of Toronto's...

Trump: I’d Appoint Judges To Overturn Gay Marriage

By Nathan James On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump, the front-running Republican presidential candidate, said he would appoint Supreme Court judges who...

Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Lose

Even when a startup fails, the risk pays off. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY'S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Tempted to launch a new business? Entrepreneurs statistically fail...

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders

US President Barack Obama has said he will ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons. He...

Flint water crisis: Living one bottle of water at a time

By Gianna Palmer After months of delay and denial by state officials, action is being taken over lead in the water supply in the Michigan...

Gay activist attacked in Port Elizabeth tavern

Cape Town man says police refused to open docket By Joseph Chirume PORT ELIZABETH, SA - A well-known Cape Town gay activist says he was attacked...



Idris Elba won two SAG Awards honors Saturday night. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Idris Elba won two SAG Awards honors Saturday night. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

British actor Idris Elba won for his roles in the detective drama Luther, and for his supporting role as an African warlord in Beasts of No Nation. Read More

Featured Arts Articles

TV One Launches New Brand Identity Evolving Network in a Bold,...

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Building on a strong legacy, TV One, the network dedicated to Black viewers, is introducing a new brand promise to REPRESENT...

Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle

Amazon is opening a bookshop in Seattle in a move it described as a "physical extension" of its business. By Jane Wakefield Amazon will stock the most...

Chaka Khan Invites Fans To Be Part Of Her New Video

Song encourages love and self-respect across all races, classes, genders, physical challenges, sexual orientation, mental illness and more. LOS ANGELES - Multiple Grammy-winning vocalist, humanitarian, educator and...




ATLANTA, GA – A near capacity crowd rocked the Georgia Dome at the 14th annual Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase. Read More



ALLENDALE, Mich. — In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor and one of his students suggests that being bigger doesn’t mean being better — or healthier. Read More

Featured Sports Articles

Does Cheering Affect the Outcome of College Hockey Games?

You can yell, you can scream, but it probably won’t have much of an impact WASHINGTON, D.C.– We all love belting our lungs out at...

IOC: Transgender Athletes May Compete In Olympics Without Surgery

By Nathan James The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released new guidelines on transgender athletes participating in the Olympic Games, medical officials announced Sunday. The...

National Gay Basketball Association – Interview with Mark Chambers, President

The world is quite familiar with the involvement of the gay community in the arts & entertainment worlds. One cannot imagine the visual arts,...




Life on other planets would probably go extinct soon after its origin, due to runaway heating or cooling on their fledgling planets. Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from The Australian National University. Read More

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Building on a strong legacy, TV One, the network dedicated to Black viewers, is introducing a new brand promise to REPRESENT the best of Black culture and entertainment – past, present and future. During the network’s live...
By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words. In the latest issue of the journal Brain, Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists link basic spelling...
Researchers at McMaster University have uncovered significant new evidence in the quest for the elusive goal of gaining muscle and losing fat, an oft-debated problem for those trying to manage their weight, control their calories and balance their protein...
CUPERTINO, Calif.- In 2015, Ducati North America increased unit sales by +14.1%, based on 12,132 total motorcycles sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This is the sixth year the company has shown impressive overall sales growth in...
Vanderbilt expert explains why Congress's plan to 'just say no' to Obama is backfiring Nashville, TN -  By obstructing most legislation President Obama sends its way, Congress has weakened rather than exercised its power, says a Vanderbilt University political expert. “It used...