Human Rights Campaign to host online inaugural event

Washington, D.C. – In a press release, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced it will be broadcasting an online premier inaugural event on January 20th to commemorate the historic election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Featured special guests and performances include Grammy-, Tony-, and Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, and activist Billy Porter; Tony Award nominees Lauren Patten and DeAnne Stewart (cast members from Broadway’s 15-time Tony Award-nominated Jagged Little Pill); actor Matt Bomer; actor and activist Alexandra Billings; actor and writer Jesse James Keitel; and singer and […]

Record number of LGBTQ people elected to office

Washington, D.C. – As the new Congress convened this month, a historic number of LGBTQ people will make up the U.S. House. Nine openly LGBTQ candidates were elected this past November, seven of whom were incumbents. According to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, an organization that trains, supports and advocates for queer candidates, it’s also the most diverse class in history with four people of color. U.S. Reps. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) became the first two openly LGBTQ Black members of Congress this month.             These nine are just a small fraction of the LGBTQ candidates that won […]

LGBTQ military group condemns the attack on capitol

Washington, D.C.  – “As the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ military servicemembers, veterans, and their families, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) condemns the acts of violence that occurred within the past week at the United States Capitol,” the organization said in a press release. “The MMAA is devastated by the actions and perpetual encouragement that led to an attack on our democracy through the destruction of property and looting and the threats of harm against our members of Congress, their staffers, and Capitol employees. We are incredibly saddened by the loss of life of the US Capitol […]

Trump administration pushed LGBTQ bigotry from day one

Washington, D.C. – From removing protections for LGBTQ people in housing and shelters to allowing discrimination in medical care, President Trump’s hand-picked homophobes and transphobes who served in his cabinet have wrought havoc on queer and trans communities throughout the four years of the Trump presidency. The Cabinet and former Cabinet members who have done the most damage are names LGBTQ people should not forget: Dr. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Bill Barr, Attorney General; Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Gen. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security and […]

Trump’s niece condemns him for insurrection at the capitol

San Francisco, CA – Queerty reports that Mary Trump has condemned her uncle, Donald Trump, for his role in stoking the rioting and lawless storming of the Capitol yesterday. Interviewed by Katie Couric after yesterday’s event unfolded in Washington DC, Mary, a psychologist, did not hold back. Asked for an opinion on what is going through the President’s head right now, and why he continues to cling to the narrative of the election being rigged, Mary replied: “The idea of losing is anathema to him. “As far as my grandfather was concerned the worst thing you could be was a […]

Trump rule allows LGBTQ bias as he leaves office

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 7, announced a new rule that will permit social service agencies and providers that receive HHS grant funding to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as on the basis of religion and sex. The rule impacts HHS-supported social services ranging from foster care, adoption, HIV and STI prevention programs and refugee assistance to programs for seniors and adults and youth experiencing homelessness, and many other public health services. It will be formally published on Monday, Jan. 12, and is scheduled to […]

Flap over cartoon children’s show character with huge penis

Copenhagen, Denmark – CNN reports that Denmark’s flagship broadcaster has suffered blowback over its newest children’s TV program, “John Dillermand” — an animation starring a man with a penis so massive and flexible it can save children from danger, fetch objects from a river and operate as a pogo stick. The show, whose 13 episodes are available to watch on the DR network’s website, follows its titular character as he navigates an array of unexpected scenarios caused by his inexplicably huge genitalia. DR is Denmark’s oldest and most well-known broadcaster.             In episode one, for instance, the mustached Dillermand uses […]

Anti-maskers harass shoppers at Los Angeles mall

Los Angeles, CA – Proving once again that periods of stupidity do not end with a calendar year, a group of racist, pro-Trump bullies invaded a Los Angeles mall over the weekend, sewing violence in their wake. Video of the incident circulated on Twitter on Sunday evening January 3, courtesy of journalist Samuel Braslow. The footage shows a group of about 20 people wandering the Westfield Mall in Century City, terrorizing employees of the stores and customers alike. In one instance, a violent confrontation broke out in a Gelson’s grocery store between a shopper and an unmasked woman, who claimed […]

Nineties club kid and convicted killer Michael Alig dies

New York City – David Hudson for Queerty reports that former, New York club promoter Michael Alig, 54, has died of a suspected heroin overdose. His body was found Christmas morning in the Washington Heights, New York apartment in which he was living. His boyfriend found him unconscious at around 3am and called paramedics. He was declared dead at the scene. His boyfriend told authorities Alig had been using heroin, and police found bags of suspected heroin and other drug paraphernalia in the apartment.             Alig found fame in the late 80s and early 90s as a party promoter in […]

As Trump’s clock hopefully nears the end, he turns on allies

Washington, D.C. – In his final days in the White House, Donald Trump is turning on once-faithful allies and staff, according to a new report from Axios. Sources identified as “top White House officials” told the newsmagazine that Trump is bitterly critical of “anyone who refuses to indulge conspiracy theories or hopeless bids to overturn the election,” several top officials tell Axios.             Targets of Trump’s wrath are said to include Vice President Pence, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to Axios sources, Trump thinks […]