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 Today 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

American Troops Stage Drag Show, Complete With Whitney Houston Cover

Here's a nice window into the post-DADT American military: gay, lesbian and straight service members recently staged a drag show on Okinawa's Kadena Air Base. A few years ago, they might've faced disciplinary action or even been booted from the military; instead, they got a friendly writeup in Stars and Stripes, the… » 3/03/14 4:30pm 3/03/14 4:30pm