Where is Everyone Going?

Has COVID Made You Think About Retirement? You are not alone! Recent research has suggested that the economic disruption of the pandemic and the booming housing market have resulted in record numbers of Americans opting to retire and relocate. According to a Pew Research Center report roughly 28.6 million members of the ‘baby boom’ generation decided to retire in the third quarter of 2020, over three million more than during the same period of 2019. There are a combination of factors that have made this a trend. First, high prices for the homes that these new retirees are selling have increased […]

LGBTQ Uxbek activist attacked; others going underground

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Emma Powys Maurice writes for Pink News that the Uzbek LGBT+ community say they’ve been driven underground in fear of homophobic backlash after a vicious attack on a prominent blogger and his supporters. Miraziz Bazarov remains hospitalized with serious injuries, which he sustained in a savage beating by three masked men with a baseball bat on 28 March. The blogger is a vocal critic of President Mirziyoyev and had called for LGBT+ gatherings at holy sites in protest against the criminalization of same-sex relationships in Uzbekistan. An angry mob later attacked several young people who planned to […]

Gay rapper Lil Nas X satin video freaks out the rightwing set

Atlanta, GA – Rapper Lil Nas X has stirred up those with anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments with the recent release of his music video “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” which dropped on March 26. Two days later, he also released blood-infused Nike sneakers, in keeping with the satanic theme of his new song. What was his intent? To embrace and celebrate his sexuality, while simultaneously refusing to accept societal shame for his sexual orientation. In a tweet posted following the video release, Lil Nas X stated, “i spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would […]

Ex Gay porn star now straight and an anti-Gay politician

Durness, Scotland – Graham Gremore reports for Queerty that a German-born ex-gay adult film star living in Scotland says he’s turning over a new leaf. He’s putting his X-rated past behind him and focusing his attention on local politics. 43-year-old Philipp Tanzer began working as a gay adult film star in 2007, performing as Logan McCree. He became known for his distinctive tattoos that cover most of his body, including his penis and butt. In 2008, he won a Grabby Award for Best Fetish Video. And in 2010, he launched his very own website, “loganmccree.tv”, which was sort of like […]

Philadelphia Gay News celebrates 45 year! Congratulations!

Philadelphia, PA – PGN’s first issue was published on January 3, 1976. The paper was 36 pages and included articles on the fight to get a gay rights bill through City Council, an update on the murder of Knight-Ridder heir John S. Night III, a feature gay and lesbian people in athletics, and a column about mobilizing the gay and lesbian vote in elections. Until September 1976, PGN was printed in Pittsburgh, along with the Pittsburgh Gay News, Ohio East Gay News, and the Atlanta Gay News, which made up the first LGBTQ media chain in the country. Longtime staffer […]

President Biden issues Transgender affirming proclamation

Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden on March 31 issued the first presidential proclamation honoring International Transgender Day of Visibility. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote of transgender activists. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with the transgender community.” Noting that nearly 1 in 3 trans people have experienced homelessness, and that trans people routinely face discrimination in […]

Are straight guys having gay sex closeted? Prof says no!

Vancouver, Canada – Earlier this month Edge Media Network reported on Dr. Joe Kort who argued that “when straight men have sex with men it’s not a gay thing, it’s a guy thing.” He added: “In general, men have more transactional sex with one another, in general women don’t. Men have objectified sex where it’s just about the act, it’s just about getting off.” This week University of British Columbia sociology professor Tony Silva offers new insight on sexual attraction, behavior and their implications in his book “Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility Among White Men in Rural America.” “Drawing upon interviews […]

Court may order Montana to purge registry of gay sex cases

Helena, MT – David Reddish reports for Queerty that eyes have turned to Montana, as a federal judge in the state will soon rule on removing citizens convicted of having consensual gay sex from the state’s sex offender registry. The decision hinges on the case of Randall Menges, an Idaho man convicted of sex offenses in the state when he was 18 years old, NBC affiliate KPVI reports. In 1994, a court convicted Menges of criminal sex offenses after he was discovered having sex with two male 16-year-olds. Though a police investigation found that the sex acts were consensual, Menges […]

Arkansas to allow doctors to refuse to treat LGBTQ patients

Little Rock, AK – Attitude, a UK Gay magazine reports that Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has signed a piece of legislation that will allow doctors and medical professionals to refuse LGBTQ people on religious, ethical or moral grounds. Republican Hutchinson signed the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act (also known as SB 289) on 26 March. The bill will come into effect by summer 2021. In a statement Hutchinson said: “I support this right of conscience so long as emergency care is exempted and conscience objection cannot be used to deny general health service to any class of people. Most importantly, […]

Toxic chemicals cause sperm counts and penises to shrink

New York, NY – In an article in The Guardian, Erin Brockovich asks if the end of humankind is approaching? She writes that it may be coming sooner than we think, thanks to hormone-disrupting chemicals that are decimating fertility at an alarming rate around the globe. A new book called Countdown, by Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, finds that sperm counts have dropped almost 60% since 1973. Following the trajectory we are on, Swan’s research suggests sperm counts could reach zero by 2045. Zero. Let that sink […]