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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.

Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya

Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya The testimonials of gay and bisexual men recently targeted, detained, and tortured in Chechnya are nothing short of harrowing.-based advocacy organization Human Rights First, gay men from Russia read personal accounts of abduction and violence from survivors of torture in Chechnya.

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map A new interactive map is "making an invisible history visible" by letting users uncover the LGBTQ community's impact on New York City.The map, launched by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project in late March, highlights queer contributions and culture throughout the last 200 years.

Bill Nye uses ice cream to explain the ridiculousness of gay conversion therapy

Bill Nye uses ice cream to explain the ridiculousness of gay conversion therapy Not since But I'm a Cheerleader has gay conversion therapy been shown up so hilariously (and deliciously) as the illogical and damaging stain on pseudo psychotherapy that it is.On Bill Nye Saves the World, everyone's favourite science guy uses "flavour" to describe a diverse array of sexualities, and the tyrannical attempt to dictate another's.

In Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother's Husband, Love, Loss, and Regret Become Something Beautiful

In Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother's Husband, Love, Loss, and Regret Become Something Beautiful Regardless of your sexual orientation, there’s a very good chance that you’ve seen Gengoroh Tagame’s illustrations of bearded, muscular men.My Brother’s Husband is due out from Penguin Random House tomorrow, but you can read a couple pages from the book now to get a sense of what kind of story Tagame’s crafted.

This quirky new t-shirt company is run by homeless and LGBTQ youth

This quirky new t-shirt company is run by homeless and LGBTQ youth Portland-based nonprofit New Avenues for Youth, which helps support at-risk youth through counseling, meals, and career services, launched the dfrntpigeon program in 2016 as a way for at-risk youth to express themselves through visual arts.The Identity Collection is handprinted in Portland by New Avenues INK, a screenprinting company also owned by New Avenues for Youth that employs young adults in full-time and part-time positions.

Powerful portrait series connects young LGBTQ activists with queer trailblazers

Powerful portrait series connects young LGBTQ activists with queer trailblazers But after coming out, many people in the LGBTQ community find that these things are conditional.That's why queer people often create "chosen families" — networks of LGBTQ people who offer support when biological families won't.