LGBT community

Jean-Claude Van Damme Criticized For Same-Sex Marriage Comments


Jean-Claude Van Damme has been criticized for comments he made about same-sex marriage during an appearance on French TV over the weekend. Visit for more information The actor, who has starred in such films as Street Fighter, Sudden Death and The Expendables 2, made the offensive remarks during a guest appearance on the talk […]

Transgender HS Wrestler Booed After Beating Girl In State Semifinals

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Wrestler Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity senior from Euless, Texas, was booed after pinning female contestant Kayla Fitts of Cypress Ranch at the UIL state tournament in Cypress, Texas, according to WFAA, an ABC affiliate. Visit for more information Beggs drew criticism last year for joining the female wrestling team when his parents claimed […]

Jay-Z To Receive Special Award From Gay And Lesbian Alliance

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This year’s GLAAD Media Awards will be presenting a special honor to Sean “Jay-Z” Carter for the LGBT message in the song “Smile” from his 4:44 album, which focused on his mother’s struggle with identifying her sexuality. Visit for more information The awards, which will be held April 12 in Los Angeles and May […]

U.S. Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits Beginning Jan. 1

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Following a federal court ruling, the Pentagon has confirmed it will allow openly transgender individuals to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration had resisted that deadline in court, seeking to have its ban on new transgender troops reinstated — but on Monday, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly upheld an earlier decision to temporarily […]

New App Helps Black People Gather Spare Money To Pay Bail

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Tech entrepreneur Kortney Ziegler is behind a new app that lets users accumulate their spare change to help bail Black people out of jail, according to reports. Visit for more information “Although bail relief via an app isn’t the perfect solution to true abolishment of the prison industrial complex, being able to provide a […]

Transgender Woman Wins State Legislator Race In Virginia

Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia’s first openly transgender elected official, according to The Washington Post. Visit for more information Roem’s win in Virginia’s 13th District also means she is poised to become the first openly transgender person to be elected and seated […]

Twitter Is Under Fire For Censoring Bisexual Photos


More than a few LGBT Twitter users were alarmed this weekend when searches for relevant terms (such as #bisexual and #gay) no longer produced results, regardless of what their content settings were. Visit for more information At the least, it made discussions unnecessarily difficult; some even accused Twitter of deliberately silencing LGBT voices. However, […]

Playboy Makes History With First Transgender Playmate


The upcoming issue of ‘Playboy’ will feature a transgender model as the Playmate of the month – the first time this has ever occurred inside the pages of the men’s magazine. Visit for more information It was revealed this week that Ines Rau had landed a spot in the magazine’s much-coveted centerfold, with the […]

President Trump Announces Ban On Transgender Individuals In The Military


President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but creating uncertainty about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. Visit for more information The surprise announcement by Trump, who as a presidential candidate last year vowed […]