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Grindr wants you to know it's not just a hookup app, launches online magazine

Grindr wants you to know it's not just a hookup app, launches online magazine The dating app has just launched an LGBTQ online magazine in an effort to establish itself as a "lifestyle brand.It aims to be an "all-inclusive" site that's "open to everyone with a message or story that needs to be heard.

LGBTQ people to Trump: We're here, we're queer, and you won't erase us

LGBTQ people to Trump: We're here, we're queer, and you won't erase us That's the message the LGBTQ community is sending the Trump administration, after the U.S.

North Carolina votes to replace one anti-trans law with another and everyone is obviously outraged

North Carolina votes to replace one anti-trans law with another and everyone is obviously outraged When Democrat Roy Cooper ran for governor in 2016, he made one promise to his constituents: that he would work to repeal HB2, North Carolina's notorious anti-trans bathroom law.On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats came together to vote for HB142, just before the deadline it had been given by the NCAA, which is boycotting the state.

Trans people celebrate visibility and identity in poignant new video

Trans people celebrate visibility and identity in poignant new video The transgender community is perhaps the most visible it has ever been — and a new video shows why that's so important.The video, titled We Are Visible, is a quick, comprehensive primer on what being part of the trans community means to gender diverse Australians.

Airbnb wants you to wear this ring until LGBTQ people can get married

Airbnb wants you to wear this ring until LGBTQ people can get married The company also wants to their stance on marriage equality extra clear — they're for it.And in Australia, where it's not yet legal, they’ve created a new campaign that aims to get the country's citizens wearing simple black rings, until LGBTQ people have the right to legally marry.

Chinese woman gets her wish to undergo sex reassignment surgery at 72

Chinese woman gets her wish to undergo sex reassignment surgery at 72 It was only in February this year that the 72-year-old decided to undergo breast implant and vagina reconstruction surgery in China's Guangdong province.Under Chinese law, patients also need to get approval from their direct relatives before they can undergo sex reassignment surgery Both Xin's wife and daughter were in full support of her decision.

It Shouldn't Matter That 'Doctor Who' Companion is Gay

It Shouldn't Matter That 'Doctor Who' Companion is Gay The Doctor’s new companion is gay.Pearl Mackie last week confirmed that her character, Bill Potts, is the Time Lord’s first openly gay traveling companion.

LGBTQ community responds perfectly after being accused of stealing God's rainbow

LGBTQ community responds perfectly after being accused of stealing God's rainbow Who knew that God could be a victim of cultural appropriation?So the community fought back the best way they knew how.

Interactive tool helps activists resist the Trump agenda at the state level

Interactive tool helps activists resist the Trump agenda at the state level When it comes to Trump-era resistance, it's time to get local.A new website called OurStates is arming people with tangible steps to fight local legislation that targets at-risk communities.

Dutch men are holding hands in solidarity against anti-LGBTQ violence

Dutch men are holding hands in solidarity against anti-LGBTQ violence Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Verne were holding hands in Arnhem, Netherlands, when they were attacked by a group in the early hours of Sunday morning.Ahmed Marcouch, a member of the Dutch Labour party, tweeted a photo of himself holding hands with a group of people.

Japan has officially recognised a same-sex couple as foster parents

Japan has officially recognised a same-sex couple as foster parents The city of Osaka recognised two men, one in his 40s and one in his 30s, as foster parents on Wednesday.They had to undergo lectures, training, scrutiny and a screening by the city's social welfare panel before they were certified.

Watch these trans kids learn the value of self-love from their parents

Watch these trans kids learn the value of self-love from their parents A boy in bright blue glasses sits on his mother's lap and looks at himself in the mirror.The mother-son pair are part of a heartwarming new video that features parents sharing inspirational statements they wrote for their transgender kids, encouraging self-love and self-acceptance.

Why Bingo Love Is the Black Queer Graphic Novel You Need on Your Bookshelf

Why Bingo Love Is the Black Queer Graphic Novel You Need on Your Bookshelf But Tee Franklin, a queer black, disabled emerging writer, hopes that her upcoming graphic novel will bring that much-needed change.Her 80-plus-page Bingo Love depicts the fictional romance between Hazel Johnson and Mari McCrary, two 13-year-olds who meet in 1963 at a bingo hall and fall in love.

10 stunning photos from India's rare queer pride march

10 stunning photos from India's rare queer pride march One of India's ancient-most cities, Lucknow, held its first-ever queer parade that saw color and optimism spilling on its streets.It is widely believed that this north Indian city was the "epicenter of queer culture" during British India as its literature testifies, but the queer community was suppressed thereafter.

Father decks truck out in rainbows to support of marriage equality for his son

Father decks truck out in rainbows to support of marriage equality for his son For eleven years, retired plumber Geoff Thomas from the Sydney suburb of Abbotsbury has been battling for marriage equality in Australia.The country's politicians have stalled when it comes to progress on the matter, despite popular support, so Thomas has taken to his ute (a.

The important way GLAAD empowers LGBTQ people cruelly outed in front of millions

The important way GLAAD empowers LGBTQ people cruelly outed in front of millions Social media users have described the moment as "sickening," "evil," and "horrifying.But now the world does know Smith's gender history, regardless of his wishes.

The best swimwear if you want to throw gender norms in the trash

The best swimwear if you want to throw gender norms in the trash Stylists now offer tangible advice for people don't fit the traditional gender binary (as well as those who do and just hate the word "tankini").There is, technically, a growing catalogue of gender-inclusive swimwear options out there, you've just got to know where to look.

Robert Yang Wants To Make VR 'Obscenely Gay'

Robert Yang Wants To Make VR 'Obscenely Gay' Robert Yang’s games have been seen by millions of people, but sometimes he’d rather they hadn’t.“I’m trying to talk to gay people about gay stuff,” Yang says.

Nasty homophobic banner at college game gets fought with an uplifting expression of love

Nasty homophobic banner at college game gets fought with an uplifting expression of love But a group of mothers have risen up to fight against the hatred.The initial banner in the now-viral image, was unfurled by two graduate students from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan.

YouTube fix brings 12 million videos back to Restricted Mode

YouTube fix brings 12 million videos back to Restricted Mode Following the outcry back in March over YouTube's Restricted Mode, a feature that screens for "mature content," and how it filtered out some LGBTQ videos on the site, the company first attempted to explain the issue before they ultimately apologized.Now YouTube says it has fixed the Restricted Mode issue that hid certain LGBTQ-related videos while in Restricted Mode.