Club Bunns Faces Liquor License Challenge

There was a time when there were several nightclubs that served a predominantly Black sexual and gender minority (SGM) clientele in Baltimore. In fact, at one point there were a total of three such clubs on the block of Lexington St. where Club Bunns is, after thirty years, still located today. Things on that block look very different today. Bunns, is all lit up in neon, making the block feel safer to walk down, while every other building on the block is boarded up, dilapidated and dark. “It’s been that way for at least five years or so,” said AD […]

Study: Trump support driven by white Christian nationalism

Washington, DC – Support for Donald Trump is largely driven by ‘white Christian nationalism,’ according to a new study by a team of sociologists published by the journal Sociology of Religion. “The more someone believed the United States is – and should be – a Christian nation, the more likely they were to vote for Trump,” study authors Andrew L. Whitehead, Joseph O. Baker, and Samuel L. Perry write in a Washington Post article explaining their research. The study used data from the prestigious Baylor Religion Survey taken in phone interviews from February 2nd through March 24th, 2017. Some 1,501 […]

Anti-trans proposition defeated in Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska – On April 3rd, voters in Anchorage, Alaska strongly defeated a local initiative, Prop 1 that sought to discriminate against transgender people by forcing them to use the restrooms of their assigned sex at birth. At press time, Fair Anchorage, the group opposing Prop 1, was leading with 53% (36,983) of the “no” votes versus 47% (32,950) for “Yes on 1 – Protect Our Privacy,” that was sponsored by Alaska Family Action. This was the city’s first election using mail-in ballots similar to what Washington State has been doing for years. As a result, election turn out exceeded […]

Death of lesbian couple and three children may be crime

Mendocino County, California – USA Today reports that a mysterious crash that killed at least five family members when an SUV raced off a scenic Northern California cliff and slammed onto rocks along the Pacific Ocean below was intentional and criminal, authorities say. “I’m to the point where I no longer am calling this an accident; I’m calling it a crime,” Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said Wednesday on HLN’s Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield. The vehicle’s software indicated the SUV stopped at a scenic pull-over area, then roared at speeds of up to 90 mph before plunging more […]

Police agree not to march in Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto, Ontario – The Montreal Gazette reports that Toronto police say they will withdraw their application to march in the city’s Pride parade after event organizers said the presence of uniformed officers would make members of the LGBTQ community feel unsafe. Chief Mark Saunders says in a statement that he hopes the move “will be received as a concrete example” of the fact that he is listening closely to the community’s concerns. The announcement comes a day after Pride Toronto and other LGBTQ community groups posted an open letter online asking police to withdraw from the parade. Pride Toronto executive […]

Police agree not to march in Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto, Ontario – The Montreal Gazette reports that Toronto police say they will withdraw their application to march in the city’s Pride parade after event organizers said the presence of uniformed officers would make members of the LGBTQ community feel unsafe. Chief Mark Saunders says in a statement that he hopes the move “will be received as a concrete example” of the fact that he is listening closely to the community’s concerns. The announcement comes a day after Pride Toronto and other LGBTQ community groups posted an open letter online asking police to withdraw from the parade. Pride Toronto executive […]

Can ‘OS’ be coming to ‘LGBTQ’ alphabet soup?

Berlin – One woman’s inanimate object is another’s one true love. At least that’s the case for the growing number of “objectum sexuals,” i.e. people who fall in love with and often marry what most deem to be an insignificant other. These people identify as “objectum sexuals” or objectophiles and believe their love is reciprocated by telepathic communication. Many OS people view Swedish-born Eija-Riitta as a pioneer for their people after she married the Berlin Wall in 1979 and officially changed her name to Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer. She is also credited with naming the sexuality, according to an online group set […]

Man had so many prostate orgasms that he couldn’t stop

London, England – It is possible for someone with a prostate to orgasm by massaging it through their anus. But it’s an understudied phenomenon, and a British researcher who is interested in sex named Roy Levin has just published a review paper about it. At the paper’s center is a case study about a 63-year-old man with a normal prostate and high sex drive. He purchased an Aneros helix, a fancy butt plug, to massage his tender prostate after an infection. Combined with his daily prescription of an erectile dysfunction and urinary tract infection drug, the sex toy made the […]

Investigators: Pulse murderer not gay

Orlando, Florida – Eighteen months after 49 people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, the shooter’s motivations have finally been made clear. Shortly after the massacre, many believed theories the mass murderer Omar Mateen was secretly gay. Conspiracy theories spread as fact saying the shooter had privately used Grindr and had been to Pulse several times before. It was assumed Mateen targeted Pulse as it was a gay club. It was suggested this was motivated by his hatred of his own homosexuality. Investigators have confirmed there is no evidence he was a closeted gay man. They found […]

… And it’s already happening! Craigslist drops personals

San Francisco – Popular classifieds site Craigslist announced on March 23rd that it will no longer be operating the site’s personals section. How come? This move is due to the United States Senate’s approval of new legislation to stop sex trafficking. The legislation, called the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, would allow for a new provision of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act to let victims of sex trafficking sue the websites that facilitated their abuse. Now, when one attempts to view the personals section of Craigslist, they are redirected to the following message: Craigslist personals section announcement: […]