The Latest Gay News and World Events

I knew we Tucsonans are pretty proud of our fun little city, but there is a whole gay world out there full of amazing people and we should know a little about their lives.  With that in mind, I present to you the Gay News section; a few of my favorite news sources talking about Gay News and Events around the world.  Check back regularly for constantly updated news and information that truly matters.

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FILE-This March 26, 2015 file photo shows Eric Holcomb as he announces that he will run for the U.S. Senate. Holcomb dropped out of the race and replaced Mike Pence as the gubernatorial candidate when Pence became Trump's choice for Vice President.Mike Pence's successor as governor of Indiana has taken a different path when it comes to LGBTQ rights.
Dolly PartonShe said that if she were born a boy, she would have been a drag queen.
Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans to overturn the school guidance on protecting transgender students.“Tolerance is a two-way street,” his lawyer whined after the teacher got canned for insubordination.
The waterfront of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.“I’m fearing for my life — they don’t want us to stay here."
If students don't out themselves to their parents, they can't use the correct restroom and will be referred to with the wrong name and pronoun.
Wiliam BarrHe's argued against protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination, saying "such laws seek to ratify, or put on an equal plane, conduct that previously was considered immoral."
He has been charged with 5th-degree criminal mischief.
Anthony Avalos at school at a deskWhen her brother couldn't breathe any more, their step-dad "picked him up from his armpits and dropped him on the floor" 10 times.
Why are young, black men who have sex with men 16 times more likely to face an HIV infection than their non-black peers?
A Russian woman stands in front of a small wooden church.The New Apostolic Reformation is the most influential evangelical network you may never have heard of. And they have deep ties to Russia.
The Guardian LGBT News Feed
The Guardian LGBT News Feed

LGBT rights | The Guardian

Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year's Oscars ceremony following an outcry over perceived homophobic comments from the comedian. Hart initially refused to apologise, but then posted an apology on Twitter

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Post on Manchester United’s Facebook page received more than 43,000 negative reactions

Premier League football teams including Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have received thousands of homophobic responses on social media for showing solidarity with Stonewall’s pro-LGBT Rainbow Laces campaign.

Over the past two weeks the clubs have been posting pictures on social media of rainbow-striped logos and messages to back the annual campaign, which was launched by Stonewall in 2013 to kick out homophobia in football.

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Actor apologises to LGBTQ community for past ‘insensitive words’ and says he does not want ‘to be a distraction’

Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony following an outcry over perceived homophobic comments and tweets from the comedian.

On Friday Hart posted an apology to the LGBTQ community on Twitter for his past “insensitive words” and confirmed he would not take on the gig, so as not to be a “distraction”.

Related: Oscars host Kevin Hart's homophobia is no laughing matter | Benjamin Lee

I wonder when Kevin Hart is gonna start deleting all his old tweets pic.twitter.com/ZbYG6SI3Xm

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Legislation to allow same-sex marriage passed the Australian parliament on the 7 December 2017. We ask couples who have been married in the past 12 months how that moment felt

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The all-American TV series Drag Race risks sanitising and distorting our gloriously messy, non-binary community

RuPaul’s Drag Race, the ever-expanding empire, is now making its way over to the UK. After years of rumours and promises, the British version has finally found a home on BBC Three, and will arrive to us at some point next year. While this has the potential to showcase the diversity of the British drag scene, I’m worried it will exclude underrepresented voices in the community.

Drag Race has undeniably done great work in whetting the mainstream appetite for drag, giving drag queens around the world a platform and well-deserved visibility. That LGBT audiences worldwide have a show like Drag Race on a mainstream platform is not to be dismissed. As a drag queen myself, it is still one of the only TV shows that speaks to me. But it does not represent the drag that I do, or the drag that I have come to find so powerful in this country.

Related: Who can be a drag queen? RuPaul's trans comments fuel calls for inclusion

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A country where violence against the LGBT community was once rife is increasingly adopting a more liberal outlook

Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party.

The revellers ate – ackee, saltfish, fried plantain – and swayed to a soundtrack of dancehall and soca.

Related: Fighting for LGBT rights in a country where lesbians are caned – podcast

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Coalition conservatives make a bid to control legislation on LGBTI students, then PM opts to stir the pot for Labor

Just before 6pm on Tuesday night, a group of Coalition senators insisted on a meeting with the government Senate leader, Mathias Cormann, and the attorney general, Christian Porter, to thrash out the government’s position on religious freedom.

The group of nine conservatives made their views clear. They wanted their amendments to a Labor bill currently in the chamber to be put as government amendments, otherwise they would vote the bill down.

Related: One year after the yes vote: 'The survey isn't what delivered marriage equality'

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• New Wimbledon manager apologises and deletes account
• Downes takes over from Neal Ardley at Kingsmeadow

Kick It Out, football’s anti-discrimination charity, has expressed its “serious concern” over tweets by the new AFC Wimbledon manager, Wally Downes.

The League One club appointed their former player as manager on Tuesday despite him sending at least one tweet that mocked football’s Rainbow Laces campaign. Now in its sixth year, the campaign was started by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) charity Stonewall to fight homophobia in sport. Wimbledon’s players wore rainbow laces during their home game against Southend last month, with the corner flags and substitution boards also sporting the distinctive colour scheme. And in 2013, the League One club became the first professional team to join the pan-European “Football Fans Against Homophobia” campaign.

Related: Rainbow corner flags and armbands arrive to welcome LGBT fans

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Cost-cutting proposals to cut liberation officers to plug £3m deficit meets with outrage

The National Union of Students has come under fire after it emerged that proposals are being considered to get rid of liberation officers, who represent black, LGBT+, trans, disabled and women students, in order to cut costs.

The proposal is just one of a number of measures under consideration to try to plug the projected £3m deficit facing the troubled union, which represents the bulk of students in UK higher and further education.

Related: One-third of 18-year-old university applicants get unconditional offer

Related: University education does not close pay gap for women in England

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Labor hoped to pass its bill but two senators agreed to delay the vote in a move that will relieve pressure on the Morrison government

Centre Alliance has voted with the Coalition to delay a vote on legislation to protect LGBT students from discrimination by repealing exemptions for religious schools.

Labor hoped to pass its bill in the Senate on Monday afternoon but senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff agreed to delay the vote in a move that will relieve pressure on the Morrison government by preventing a successful bill moving to the lower house.

Related: Rowan Dean must be sacked by Sky and AFR over Sarah Hanson-Young article, say Greens

Today the govt voted in the Senate to kill off any chances of removing discrimination against LGBTI kids in school this side of Christmas. Just a reminder - it is the government's OWN policy that they said would be law by now. Don't let kids be the victims of your chaos! #auspol

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Human Rights Watch Gay News

Human Rights Watch - Defending Human Rights Worldwide

Millions of voices will be silenced on election day. Voter suppression still occurs all over the country. In Florida alone more than a million people are barred from the polls because of lifetime voting bans.