​Transgender Woman Running for Parliament in India

On the heels of India's Supreme Court granting legal recognition to third gender citizens known as hijra, a transgender woman from southern India has set off on a campaign for a seat in Indian parliament. Bharati Kannamma, 53, is seen as the first trans candidate in a general election, running as an independent for the … » 4/20/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught on Tape in Homophobic Rant

The mayor of Latta, a small South Carolina town, sparked outrage and triggered protests after firing longtime police Chief Crystal Moore. Moore is a lesbian and believes that her firing was the result of the mayor's homophobia; he maintained that she was removed from the force after receiving seven reprimands. Too bad… » 4/18/14 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

India Officially Recognizes Transgender People as 'Third Gender'

Yesterday India's Supreme Court legally recognized the country's neither male or female third gender, and declared them entitled to the same education, jobs, and driver's licenses as those who identify as male or female. To Western eyes, this ruling is unprecedented given the same court's recent outlawing of… » 4/16/14 5:15pm 4/16/14 5:15pm

Batshit Nun Tells Assembly of Teens That Masturbation Makes Them Gay

Students at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina are angry after the school hosted Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a professor at Nashville's Aquinas College, to lecture about homosexuality and, more specifically, how having divorced parents and masturbating can turn you gay. » 4/02/14 12:20pm 4/02/14 12:20pm

19-Year-Old LGBT Activist is First Gay Man To Sue Chinese Government

When the Chinese government declined to register Xiang Xiaohan's gay rights organization Same-Sex Love Assistance Network claiming "homosexuality had no place in Chinese traditional culture and 'the building of spiritual civilisation,'" Xiang took it upon himself to file a lawsuit against the government. The bold move… » 3/30/14 3:05pm 3/30/14 3:05pm

​Heineken Joins Sam Adams in Boycotting St. Patrick's Day Parade

Last week, Boston Beer Company (the makers of Samuel Adams Lager) decided to pull their sponsorship from the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, and it looks like Heineken is doing the same in New York for Monday's celebrations. » 3/16/14 1:00pm 3/16/14 1:00pm