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 […]

Singapore arrest OnlyFans creator on obscenity charges

Singapore – Dan Tracer reports for Queerty that OnlyFans creator Titus Low Kaide was arrested on December 30 in Singapore and charged with “transmitting obscene materials.” The 22-year-old was charged with two counts of transmitting obscene materials via electronic means after police received reports he’d “transmitted images and videos of his private parts.” After allegedly defying a police order not to access his account, he was also given a charge under the Criminal Procedure Code. Low is believed to be the first OnlyFans creator arrested in Singapore, where the sale, distribution or possession of adult material is illegal. The country […]

Philly NBA team celebrates LGBTQ Pride Night; honors PGN

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their annual Pride Night on January 3 at the Wells Fargo Center, along with a victory over the Houston Rockets 133-113. The Sixers recognized Philadelphia Gay News and publisher Mark Segal during a halftime celebration on center court. The first issue of PGN was released on January 3, 1976. “When we host Pride Night each year, we use it as an opportunity to tie the event to a moment in history or a local influencer in the LGBTQ+ community,” Mike Goings, Vice President of Social Responsibility & Fan Development, told PGN. “Mark Segal […]

Germany appoints Gay man diversity commissioner

Berlin, Germany – Mishti Ali writes in Pink News that Germany has appointed Sven Lehmann its first-ever commissioner for the acceptance of sexual and gender diversity. Green Party politician, Sven Lehmann, will be overseeing a national LGBT+ strategy in his new position, which he took up on January 5. Lehmann has been a member of the Bundestag, the German parliament, since 2017. Alongside fellow lawmaker, Ulle Schauws, he spent three years from 2018 as spokesperson for queer policy and social policy within the Greens. Accepting his appointment, he asserted that “everyone should be able to live freely, safely, and with […]

From LGBTQ Nation: 11 ways LGBTQ rights improved in 21

San Francisco, CA – Though 2021 presented many challenges for the LGBTQ community, it was also a year of hope and progress writes Emily Bashforth for LGBTQ Nation. In several countries, new legislation was introduced while, in others, regressive laws were scrapped. New policies decriminalized homosexuality, provided protection for trans people against discrimination, and made it easier for the community to access healthcare. Here are eleven ways LGBTQ rights improved around the world this year: The U.S. ended its ban on transgender people serving in the military ended; Angola decriminalized same-sex relationships; Bhutan decriminalized homosexuality; the EU parliament decided that […]

North Carolina town elects a Lesbian mayor

Spring Lake, NC – Not many people have heard of Spring Lake, North Carolina. The Fayetteville suburb is about 120 miles east of Charlotte and has a population of approximately 12,000. The small town made history recently for electing their first lesbian mayor. Spring Lake was officially incorporated April 9, 1951. Located in Cumberland County, it experienced a burst of growth following World War II, which was attributed to its close proximity to Fort Bragg. Spring Lake Mayor Kia Anthony is just 40 years old. She spent months campaigning, but it never occurred to her that if she won the […]

Dallas LGBTQ charity distributed record $1.45 million in 21

Dallas, Tx – Officials with Black Tie Dinner distributed a record $1,450,000 to its 17 beneficiaries during its 2021 Wrap Party, hosted December 16 by 2021 Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank and distribution event underwriter Lexus, at Gilley’s South Side Music Hall. Co-chairs Brad Pritchett and Terry Loftis noted that 2021’s record fundraising pushed Black Tie Dinner’s total distribution since its inception in 1982 to more than $27 million. Pritchett, who completed his two years at the head of Black Tie and his tenure on the board with the distribution event said, “After the challenges of 2020, we are excited to […]

US has at least 20 million LGBT adults, according to HRC

Washington, D.C. – Some 20 million US adults identify as LGBT, according to a new Human Rights Campaign analysis of government data. That figure represents nearly 8% of the total adult population of the country, and is two times higher than previous statistical estimates. The HRC added that millions more may identify as something “more expansive,” like pansexual. For this estimate, the HRC took data from the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, an experimental household probability survey released in biweekly phases during the pandemic. The HRC said that previous attempts to document the size and demographics of America’s LGBTQ+ […]