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Saint George Michael to watch over LGBTQ community at Mardi Gras pride parade

Saint George Michael to watch over LGBTQ community at Mardi Gras pride parade With the mural lit up it will nearly be like George is looking down on us," said Brechney.More than 90 dancers will be dressed in iconic "Choose Life" shirts, fluorescent outfits inspired by Wham!

95-year-old comes out as gay and melts all our hearts

95-year-old comes out as gay and melts all our hearts It's never too late to accept yourself.In his latest video, popular Youtuber Davey Wavey sat down with 96-year-old Roman, who shares his beautiful coming out story — that took place only one year before.

Tiwi Island's trans Sistagirls are about to slay at Mardi Gras pride parade

Tiwi Island's trans Sistagirls are about to slay at Mardi Gras pride parade No amount of rain will wash away the enthusiasm of the Tiwi Islands' Sistagirls.30 of the Indigenous transgender community have travelled 3,212 kilometres (1,195 miles) from their home off the coast of northern Australia, especially to slay their Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade debut.

The party and the passion: 15 years of the LGBTQ community's fearless celebrations

The party and the passion: 15 years of the LGBTQ community's fearless celebrations Forty years later, Sydney's LGBTQIA community is still marching, only now it’s drawing crowds of 300,000.Through the "gay hate" of the ‘80s, through the AIDS epidemic, through advertisers' thirst for the "pink dollar" and through the country's refusal to allow marriage equality, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has thrived.

China releases surprisingly progressive sex education textbook supporting same-sex couples

China releases surprisingly progressive sex education textbook supporting same-sex couples China isn't known for being progressive with sex education, but a new textbook is changing that.The textbook has been introduced to several Chinese elementary schools, and is going viral for its frank discussion of sex and homosexuality — a taboo topic in Chinese society.

Brother and sister fight over a guy in Coke's new ad

Brother and sister fight over a guy in Coke's new ad Nothing like some good old sibling rivalry.Coke's new ad features a brother and sister that are both fighting over the attractive guy cleaning their pool.

When her father refused to, this company's CEO walked a woman down the aisle to marry her bride

When her father refused to, this company's CEO walked a woman down the aisle to marry her bride This video posted by HSBC Bank in Taiwan tells the story of one of its employees, Jennifer.In an interview segment in the video, she reveals that her parents don't acknowledge her relationship with her partner, and refused to attend their wedding.

Los Angeles' LGBTQ pride will be replaced by a protest march

Los Angeles' LGBTQ pride will be replaced by a protest march If you've been to Los Angeles' gay pride parade before, chances are you've seen just as many glistening butts covered by glitter thongs as you have traditional protest signs.This year, pride prganizers have teamed up with LGBT Resist March planned for June 11th in major cities all across the country.

Anglican church releases official advisory on 'Beauty and the Beast'

Anglican church releases official advisory on 'Beauty and the Beast' Ahead of its screening, Bishop Rennis Ponniah of Singapore's St.Andrew's Cathedral published a statement to "alert" the congregation about the "homosexual content" in the film.

Malaysia holds off screening 'Beauty and the Beast' after scene involving 'gay moment'

Malaysia holds off screening 'Beauty and the Beast' after scene involving 'gay moment' So it looks like Malaysians won't get to watch Beauty and the Beast after all.The Walt Disney Company has shelved the Malaysian release of the movie, despite the country's film censors eventually approving the much-anticipated film.

All the characters in 'Beauty and the Beast' who were probably gay all along

All the characters in 'Beauty and the Beast' who were probably gay all along Face it: Cogsworth is one gay clock.Educated, independent, feminist Belle must've had at least one queer fling in her teens before she met the Beast.

Some LGBTQ+ videos are being filtered on YouTube and vloggers want answers

Some LGBTQ+ videos are being filtered on YouTube and vloggers want answers Several popular LGBTQ+ YouTube vloggers have claimed that YouTube is using the site's "restricted mode" to hide some of their videos, according to Gizmodo.The restricted mode for YouTube, according to Google, enables users to filter out "potentially objectionable content," leading some LGBTQ+ vloggers to accuse YouTube of implicitly categorizing their material as not "family-friendly.

'I stand with you': Katy Perry's emotional speech for LGBTQ equality

'I stand with you': Katy Perry's emotional speech for LGBTQ equality Quinoa Queen and pop icon Katy Perry gave a powerful account of her past struggles with her sexuality in a speech for the Human Rights Campaign Gala on Saturday night.Accepting the National Equality Award, Perry told the audience that as a young person she would "pray the gay away" at Christian conversion camps.

Filipino President Duterte says he 'doesn't discriminate' but condemns same-sex marriage

Filipino President Duterte says he 'doesn't discriminate' but condemns same-sex marriage On Sunday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said "you have to stick to where God placed you," reported Rappler.Speaking during a visit to Myanmar, he said same-sex marriage is a Western concept.

YouTube apologizes for hidden LGBTQ videos

YouTube apologizes for  hidden LGBTQ videos After several popular LGBTQ vloggers like Rowan Ellis and Tyler Oakley said YouTube was incorrectly censoring their videos using its "Restricted Mode," the site has addressed the error and finally offered an apology to those impacted.Furthermore, the account admitted that the error was "not right" and explained they are working to address the problem.

Trump administration cuts LGBTQ questions from elder care surveys

Trump administration cuts LGBTQ questions from elder care surveys Activists and supporters are furious after it appears the Trump administration has removed any questions about the LGBTQ community from its national surveys that help decide funding for groups that support the elderly.The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) had added questions relating to the LGBTQ community to its surveys in 2014 but it looks like the Trump administration has removed those questions for the 2017 edition.

YouTube still needs to actually apologize for (and fix) 'restricted mode'

YouTube still needs to actually apologize for (and fix) 'restricted mode' 1 million "coming out" videos and a Sundance Film Festival movie about transgender YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous.On Friday, many members of YouTube's LGBTQ community turned on the platform after several popular creators pointed out how its "restricted mode" hides some of their videos.

YouTube issues proper apology over restricted mode censoring creators

YouTube issues proper apology over restricted mode censoring creators Following days of backlash over the setting, which many LGBTQ creators realised hides some of their videos, the video giant on Monday night issued an actual apology on its blog.5 percent of YouTube’s daily views come from people who have Restricted Mode turned on.

Over the last few days, LGBTQ YouTubers have spoken out about how YouTube’s “Restricted Mode,” a saf

Over the last few days, LGBTQ YouTubers have spoken out about how YouTube’s “Restricted Mode,” a saf Over the last few days, LGBTQ YouTubers have spoken out about how YouTube’s “Restricted Mode,” a safe-browsing mode used in schools and workplaces, is hiding their videos.In a blog post yesterday, YouTube apologized, explaining that the “feature isn’t working the way it should,” and will be fixed.

Japan moves closer to acceptance, with another city recognising same-sex couples

Japan moves closer to acceptance, with another city recognising same-sex couples Sapporo, the biggest city in Hokkaido, northern Japan, has announced it will officially recognise same-sex partnerships from June this year, according to the Japan Times.This makes it the largest city in Japan to do so, after the smaller districts of Shibuya and Setagaya in Tokyo legally recognised same-sex couples in 2015.