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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Genevieve Peters interrupted Drag Queen Story Time.The police had to escort the woman out of a California bookstore where drag queens were reading books to small children.
St Joseph's Catholic cathedral in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Governor Paul Makonda, like 61% of Tanzanians, is Christian.Tanzania already punishes homosexuality with up to life in prison. Now an official wants to put every gay man behind bars - and says he'll do it by next week.
FEBRUARY 18 2015: Ash Wednesday was celebrated at Trinity Church in New York City with a mass conducted by Bishop Andrew Dietsche.Parishioners felt that the denomination had become too liberal. So they broke the 8th Commandment.
United Nations headquarters in New YorkIt's all part of the conservative Christian agenda to ban sex education classes nationwide.
The Gab logoThe synagogue shooter was a member of the site and regularly posted anti-Semitic memes and hate speech on the platform.
Noah and PJ have their first dance as a married couple"We seriously did have 'the time of our lives'," the couple wrote when they uploaded the video.
An unidentified man holds a sign that reads "Trans Rights Are Human Rights" at the Women's March on New York City on January 21, 2017 in New York.The new "wedge issue" for conservatives is transgender people and here are four of their big arguments -and why they're ridiculous.
Caty CowsertNot only do these candidates suck, even their families are encouraging voters to pick their opponents.
Representative Steve KingCongressman Steve King has consistently championed causes championed by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Now the chickens are coming home to roost.
candy-queerHand these out to make your neighborhood a little more queer.
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Dar es Salaam regional commissioner says special team will swiftly ‘get their hands on’ those named

A Tanzanian official said he has received thousands of messages after ordering the public to report the name of any person suspected of being gay.

Paul Makonda, regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, made the request on Monday, pledging that a special team would “get their hands on them” next week. By Tuesday, he said he had already received 5,763 messages from the public, with more than 100 names.

Related: Tanzania illegally detains human rights lawyers for 'promoting homosexuality'

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Hundreds of former and current pupils have written to headmasters and headmistresses calling for end to discrimination

More than 1,000 current and former students from Anglican schools have written to their principals asking them to give up “the right to discriminate” against LGBT students and teachers.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that 34 Anglican schools in greater Sydney had written to the federal education minister, Dan Tehan, demanding protection of their right to sack gay teachers or expel gay students.

Related: What I learned as a woman teaching in elite boys’ schools | Anonymous

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Melbourne musician chose not to sing her own song in a new video but had 18 men sing it

What does it mean to be a “good citizen”? The question was on the mind of queer Melbourne songwriter Cash Savage last year, as national debate over the marriage equality postal survey roiled around her. Until the survey, she says, she never felt any different from anyone else. Suddenly, in the words of her song Better Than That, every day brought another intrusion.

At the time, her partner was pregnant with the couple’s first child. “To be having a debate around whether or not queer people should get married and connecting that to whether or not they should raise children, at the same time as planning ahead and being excited about bringing a child into the world, [made] the cut a little deeper,” she tells Guardian Australia.

Related: The Set: is ABC TV's new live music show really the next Recovery?

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News website accepts that all its accusations about Labour’s Gavin Shuker were untrue

The Labour MP Gavin Shuker has received £20,000 in damages from Metro.co.uk after it falsely accused him of being homophobic and promoting abortion.

The payment, disclosed in the latest register of member’s interests, related to a Metro opinion piece published earlier this year entitled “We need to stop attaching morals to sex work – it can be fatal” which defended sex work and criticised Shuker for his stance on the issue.

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The 80s put the gay man front and centre of pop. Then came the Aids crisis – and three decades of demonisation and displacement. As Troye Sivan leads a new wave of gay stars, has true change finally arrived?

Troye Sivan is the hottest gay pop star in the world. For his legion millennial and Generation Z fans, he’s among the first artists of their lifetime to frankly explore gay sex in pop – notably on his recent second album, Bloom – and they’ve hailed him as a trailblazer. But Sivan is part of a complex legacy of male queerness in music, one that exploded during disco and commanded the mainstream centre in the 80s only to wither in the 90s. Why has it taken two decades for the gay male experience to reclaim its place in pop?

Related: 'They just wanted to silence her': the dark side of gay stan culture

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On the ballot is a question that could repeal a 2016 law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people in public places

Amid continued attempts by the Trump administration to roll back transgender rights in the United States, Massachusetts voters are set to decide whether or not to eliminate a 2016 state law protecting transgender individuals from discrimination in public spaces like restaurants and shops.

The 6 November ballot question will mark the first statewide referendum in the country that threatens to revoke previously guaranteed transgender rights. If the law is successfully repealed, transgender rights activists worry that it could trigger similar campaigns elsewhere in the country.

Related: Americans urged to vote 'like lives depend on it' after reports of Trump anti-trans push

Related: Trump wants to deny my trans identity – and erase years of progress | Alex Myers

Related: #WontBeErased: reports of US trans policy shift spark protests

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As a juror for a gay film festival, I’ve been reminded of the bleakness that has come to typify LGBT cinema. To progress, it must allow for some joy

A drag queen dies of cancer. A closeted gay man chooses a loveless marriage over a man he loves. An older lesbian woman returns from a brief, joyful sojourn to a life of staleness. A gay man decides to stay in the closet for his career, saying goodbye to his lover. A gay father kills himself after being ostracised. A young gay man is left alone in a society that doesn’t understand him. A gay couple are forced apart by circumstance. A lesbian couple ends their relationship.

Related: Why are there so few queer female coming-of-age movies?

Straight characters are allowed to exist without a constant reminder of the reality they might face away from the screen

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For queer publishers, life can be tough: despite the corporate love of all things LGBTQ, there’s no money in it

Someone has queered the magazine shelves of McNally Jackson, the boujee bookstore in Soho, New York. The shelves are throbbing with thick, glossy, high production magazines with titles such as Butch, Cakeboy, Cave Homo, Gayletter, Headmaster, Posture and The Tenth. Queer publishing – at least on the surface – appears to be having a moment.

With the same-sex marriage debate (mostly) over and trans rights now a mainstream topic, it seems like there is a shift in media. Even publishing giant Condé Nast is in on it, launching Them, “a next-generation community platform” that will tell its stories “through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community”. Grindr, the gay dating app, has Into, its own online magazine.

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Dan Tehan says government will get balance right in protecting freedom of religion and preventing teachers from being discriminated against

The federal government has responded to demands from principals of dozens of Anglican schools in Sydney not to change anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBT teachers from being excluded by religious schools.

The federal government will get the balance right in protecting freedom of religion and preventing LGBT teachers from being discriminated against by religious schools, the education minister, Dan Tehan, says.

Related: Labor senators want schools' 'ethos' preserved in LGBT discrimination law

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Ubud’s annual writers festival attracts global speakers but it also gives Indonesian thinkers access to a worldwide audience

The 15th Ubud Writers and Readers festival wrapped up on Sunday, after five days of panels featuring more than 150 speakers. Established by Ubud businesswoman and writer Janet DeNeefe to invigorate the economy after the devastating Bali bombings, the festival has grown to be a vibrant cultural event.

This year’s festival featured a number of prominent international writers, such as Hanif Kureshi and Geoff Dyer, but it was Indonesian voices that provided some of the most compelling stories. Guardian Australia spoke to four young Indonesian writers and activists at the festival about their perspectives on some of the most urgent global issues.

Related: The days of writers being part of the jet set are over. Except at Ubud | Brigid Delaney's diary

There is a law against domestic violence. We fought for it for 12 years

Silence is never a support

Environmental protection initiatives mostly use imported narratives, designs and thinking

Related: Indonesians fight for more 'smelly money' to bear life near Jakarta's landfill mountain

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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.