Cassandra Peterson – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark comes out

San Francisco, CA – David Reddish reports in Queerty that actress, comedienne and horror icon Cassandra Peterson, best known as her alter ego Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, has officially come out of the closet. Peterson made the confession as part of the publication of her new memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira. She further reveals that she and her female companion, Teresa “T” Wierson, have been in a relationship for 19 years. Peterson first spied Wierson while working out at Gold’s Gym in Hollywood. “Often, when I was doing my preworkout warm-up on the treadmill, I couldn’t help noticing one particular […]

Swiss vote for same-sex marriage in landslide

Bren, Switzerland – Patrick Kelleher reports for PinkNews that Switzerland has voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a history-making referendum, proving that love always wins. Some 64.1 per cent of the population voted in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry, with just 35.9 per cent voting against. Every single one of Switzerland’s 26 cantons voted for same-sex marriage – the region that came closest to tipping into “no” territory was Appenzell Inner Rhoden, where 50.8 per cent voted in yes to marriage equality. Conservatives triggered a referendum on same-sex marriage after the country’s parliament voted in favor […]

Lil Nas X named first Suicide Prevention Advocate of Year

New York City – September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people has honored Grammy award-winning artist Lil Nas X with its inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award. A recent press statement from the organization highlighted Lil Nas X’s ongoing commitment to supporting their mission to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Noting his openness about struggling with his sexuality and suicidal ideation, Lil Nas X has advocated for mental health awareness and has displayed an unapologetic celebration of his own queer identity. Also known as […]

Caitlyn Jenner gets 1% of vote in Newsom’s landslide win

Sacramento, CA – Caitlyn Jenner has failed in her attempt to become governor of California. In fact, the reality TV star got only 1.1% of the votes cast in the special recall election to unseat current Gov. Gavin Newsom. With almost 70% of the total votes counted, it is certain as the SGN goes to press that Newsom will retain his office. The governor is drawing nearly two-thirds of the votes against an initiative to remove him from office. California voters were asked to cast a two-part ballot. First, they had to vote on whether to remove Newsom from office. […]

Log Cabin Republicans to give award to Melania Trump

Washington, D. C. – The national Log Cabin Republicans, based in Washington, D.C., announced this week that former First Lady Melania Trump will be the guest of honor at Log Cabin Republicans & Liberty Education Forum’s annual Spirit of Lincoln Gala, where she will be presented with the 2021 Spirit of Lincoln Award. The Spirit of Lincoln Gala will be held in November at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. It is, according to the Log Cabin press release, “an annual tradition to honor those who exemplify a commitment to enhancing personal freedom, encouraging individual responsibility and ensuring equality under […]

Christian TV host who mocked AIDS deaths dies of COVID

Denver, CO – Alex Bollinger reports in LGBTQ Nation that a Christian radio and TV host who was known for mocking people who died of AIDS has died of COVID-19 at age 62. Denver Bible Church pastor Bob Enyart made local headlines last year when he sued his state over its mask mandate and then this year when he called for a boycott of the COVID-19 vaccines. A pastor at the Denver Bible Church, Enyart made the families of people who died of AIDS angry in the 1990s when he would “gleefully” read their obituaries on his show, Bob Enyart […]

Human Rights Campaign fires president Alphonso David

Washington, D.C. – Officials with The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced on September 6 that the LGBTQ rights organization has fired its president, Alphonso David, for cause. The move came following a joint meeting of the boards of the Human Rights Campaign and its affiliated Human Rights Campaign Foundation. According to a statement by board Co-chairs Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, David was fired “effective immediately, for violations of his contract with the Human Rights Campaign.” They said that on September 5th and 6th, David, “released a statement that included significant untruths about the [HRC internal] investigation and his status […]

Out American athletes win five medals at the Paralympics

Tokyo, Japan – Juwan J. Holmes reports in LGBTQ Nation that the Paralympics concluded in Tokyo on September 4, and Out athletes — affectionally and unofficially included in “Team LGBTQ” — made the world proud throughout nearly two weeks of competition. Out athlete Monique Matthews was on the squad that earned America a gold medal in sitting volleyball. Out goalball player Asya Miller won a silver medal along with Team USA, but they fell just short of the gold medal. Out triathlete Hailey Danz won a silver medal, and Kaitlyn Eaton and Courtney Ryan were two Out athletes that helped […]

Many southern Pride festivals delayed or canceled

Charlotte, NC – Most people around the globe agree the COVID-19 pandemic pretty much cancelled all of 2020. In Charlotte, the city’s annual Pride events were cancelled, resulting in a loss of an estimated $3 million in revenue for the city of Charlotte, as well as hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. This year, Pride organizers are moving forward with plans for the annual celebration, although all events have been pushed back to a later date. As of August 23, all Charlotte Pride events originally scheduled for late August and continuing through September 18 have been postponed until October, 2021. […]

Group seeks sainthood for Gay priest who died on 9/11/2001

New York City – Dan Tracer writes in Queerty that Mychal Judge was a Roman Catholic chaplain in the New York City Fire Department who often worked within the local LGBTQ community and other marginalized folks living with HIV. On September 11, 2001, the 68-year-old priest was the first to be recorded dead in the terror attacks that would ultimately claim nearly 3,000 lives. In the chaos of the initial attack on the World Trade center in lower Manhattan, Judge went to the Twin Towers to pray for the scores of victims and first responders. As he entered the lobby […]