Out fashion icon and Vogue editor Andre Talley has died

New York City – Molly Sprayregen reports for LGBTQ Nation that André Leon Talley, an icon of fashion journalism, has died at the age of 73. Best known for his roles at Vogue as creative director and editor-at-large, which spanned from the 1980s to 2013, he has long been considered one of the fashion industry’s most prominent figures. Talley’s incredible career led him to work with everyone from Andy Warhol to Oscar de la Renta to Michelle Obama. Beyond his work at Vogue, he was the Paris bureau chief of Women’s Wear Daily, a judge on America’s Next Top model, […]

Photo Exhibit of New York’s piers notorious cruising spot

New York, NY – David Hudson writes for Queerty about a photo exhibit documenting the notorious westside piers in lower Manhattan at the end of Christopher Street. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, the riverside western edge of Manhattan was far less developed than today. Infamously, many gay men went to the abandoned piers near Christopher Street looking for sex, or as a place to hang out and sunbathe during the summer months. Fences around the piers kept most people out. However, the flimsy barricades were pretty easy to transverse if one wanted to do so. Before the […]

Survey finds depression higher in LGBTQ youth in the South

Charlotte, NC – LGBTQ youth in the south are disproportionally underserved. Many don’t have access to spaces that affirm their identity. According to a recent analysis by The Trevor Project, unsupportive environments are linked to an increased likelihood of depression and even suicide. The same survey found 69 percent of those same young adults had fair or poor mental health and that LGBTQ youth in the south had a nine percent greater possibility of a past-year suicide attempt when compared to other regions of the United States. The Trevor Project found that overall, nearly half of LGBTQ youth in the […]

Years & Years Alexander to be sexier after protests

London, England – Josh Milton reports for Pink News that Olly Alexander has vowed to be even sexier after the Years & Years BBC New Year’s Eve concert courted complaints for being “overly sexualized”. The British singer, 31, hosted The Big New Years & Years Eve Party on BBC One with guests Kylie Minogue and the Pet Shop Boys. But apparently, Alexander’s sheer beauty was simply too much for some viewers to handle – 179 of them to be exact. According to Metro, the broadcaster was slapped with complaints from pearl-clutching viewers. “179 people complained I was too sexy,” the […]

Beating the Wintertime Blues

The wintertime blues can be a very real and very difficult experience for many, draining our energy and cutting us off from sources of support just when we need them the most. But there ways to cope and find brightness and joy even in the colder months. Kate Bishop, Education Coordinator for The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity, and Randall Leonard LCSW-C, a staff therapist with the Center, recently discussed how to beat the wintertime blues: Kate Bishop: Randall, I know you’ve seen a number of clients recently who’ve been struggling with mood and motivation. What is it about this […]

HRC urges Red Cross to update blood donation questions

Washington, D.C. – The American Red Cross said the U.S. is in the middle of its greatest blood shortage in more than a decade. On some days, there is less than a one-day supply of blood. The Human Rights Campaign called on the FDA to revise the questionnaire used to screen potential donors that excludes most gay and bisexual men from donating. “We are facing a national blood shortage. This is a crisis that can in part be addressed by modernizing the Food and Drug Administration’s discriminatory policy that bans men who have sex with men from donating blood,” said […]

Florida Gay activist murdered and body found in landfill

Tallahassee, FL – Alex Bollinger reports for LGBTQ Nation that Florida LGBTQ activist Jorge Diaz-Johnston – who was a plaintiff in a historic marriage case – has been found dead at age 54 in a landfill in Jackson County. Diaz-Johnston went missing on January 3 and his body was found face-down in a trash pile on the morning of Saturday, January 8. Tallahassee Police have ruled his death a homicide and said they suspect foul play. Tallahassee Police want anyone with information about the homicide to call 1-850-891-4200. They have not released any details of the ongoing investigation. In July […]

Man admits murdering a Gay man 34 years ago in Australia

Sydney, Australia – David Hudson writes in Queerty that the mystery of a gay man’s death in 1988 has finally been solved after another man admitted pushing him off a cliff. Scott Johnson, 27, was a US citizen who went to Australia to study for his math doctorate and be with his Australian partner, Michael Noone. His body was found at the foot of cliffs at Manly’s North Head Beach, outside Sydney. Police were quick to dismiss his death as a suicide. However, Scott’s friends and family never believed this to be the case. Scott’s brother, in particular, fought for […]

Dead pop stars to appear at Trump rally says QAnon boss

Florence, AZ – Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Tupac, and John Lennon will be the featured entertainment at Donald Trump’s Florence, Arizona, mass rally on January 15. Yes, they are all dead, but no, that’s not a typo. That’s the apparently sincere claim of QAnon boss Michael Brian Protzman. The idea that dead entertainers would be resurrected to perform “live” is not a new one for Protzman. In November he claimed that the Rolling Stones were replaced by Jackson, Prince, and JFK Jr., at their Dallas concert, with Aaliyah providing backup vocals. Protzman was also the source of […]

On 1/6/21 Gay Rep. knew Trump had to be impeached again

Washington, D.C. – Alex Bollinger writes in LGBTQ Nation that Out Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) discussed with The Hill what it was like working in Congress during the Capitol Insurrection and how the violence inspired him to help lead the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Cicilline said that his colleague Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) “came into my office because he had been evacuated from his office building, and asked whether he could stay in our office, and we of course said yes.” “And as we were watching the events unfold [on TV]… and as the day went on and there […]