Call Me By Your Name Kicked Out of the Beijing Film Festival, Likely Due to That Whole Gay Thing

Call Me By Your Name, Luca Gudagnino’s 2017 film about a romance between two young Americans in 1980s Italy, was pulled from the Beijing International Film Festival’s lineup. While neither festival spokespersons nor the film’s distributor, Sony Pictures International, have provided a reason for the film’s sudden…

In the Best Scenario, Offset's Apology for Apparently Homophobic Lyric Is a Huge Self-Own

You might think that after the Migos’ first brush with accusations of homophobia, which provoked an outcry that in turn prompted an apology, the hip-hop group’s three members would do their best to avoid another headache. But here we are, united by headache over a lyric that seems homophobic and its shoddy ensuing…

Illinois State Rep. Seemingly Worried LGBT Protections In Public Schools Hurt Christians

Illinois Rep. Jeanne Ives, who once described gay marriage as “a completely disordered relationship,” has shared an extremely transphobic and homophobic op-ed on her personal Facebook page that warns Illinois families that legislation protecting against gender identity-based discrimination will erode public schools.

US Muslims More Accepting of Gays Than White Evangelicals, Survey Suggests

After last year’s Pulse massacre, it was fairly common to hear those on the right discuss the great threat Islam posed toward gays (some even called it the “greatest threat”) because of Omar Mateen’s pledge of allegiance to Isis. It was no coincidence that this rhetoric surfaced during the presidential campaign of…

Russia's Anti-Gay Law Ruled Discriminatory by European Court of Human Rights

Finally some good news for gays in Russia: The European Court of Human Rights has found Russia’s gay propaganda law “discriminatory and, over all, served no legitimate public interest.” Additionally, it has ordered Russia to pay three activists who staged demonstrations from 2009 to 2012—Nikolai V. Bayev, Aleksei A.…

Op-Ed Writer Suggests Orlando's Gay Friendliness Has Caused a Decline in Disney World Admissions

Out of all of the takes commemorating the first anniversary of the Pulse massacre in Orlando, none was as... singular in its vision as that from the Orlando Sentinel called “As Disney reports drop in guests, is Orlando’s post-Pulse embrace of LGBT too tight?” by one C. Britt Beemer. In it, Beemer suggested that a…

A Delta Passenger Called the Cops on Mykki Blanco Because He Was Uncomfortable Sitting Next to Him

Queer rapper Mykki Blanco took to Twitter Friday evening to describe an extremely disturbing incident that took place on his Delta flight from Toronto to Detroit. According to Blanco, he was woken up at the end of the flight by a cop who’d been called by the man sitting next to Blanco. The man’s explanation for…