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Massachusetts Becomes 16th State to Roll Out Nonbinary IDs

“Seeing the X gender marker for IDs [gives] me hope that I will be able to update my birth certificate soon.” Massachusetts has joined a growing list of states offering trans, nonbinary, and intersex residents a third gender option on driver’s licenses and ID cards. On Tuesday, the state’s Registry […] The post Massachusetts Becomes […]

Gay Guys Describe Their Worst Experiences with Homophobia

Let’s certainly hope “It Gets Better,” because a lot of men have endured horrific treatment at the hands of peers and strangers just for being who they are. Some of those guys shared their scariest brushes with homophobia in a recent Reddit thread, and their anecdotes are appalling. Here’s a sampling, […] The post Gay Guys […]

8 Empowering Dating Tips For Shy Gay Guys

8 Empowering Dating Tips For Shy Gay Guys

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Listen up shy gay guys: being shy doesn’t have to get in the way of your dating life, or be the thing that holds you back from meeting someone amazing. In fact, being shy can sometimes be an asset. You just have to learn how to make it work for […] The post 8 Empowering […]

Transgender Candidates Won Big in Elections Last Night

There’s more good news coming out of Tuesday’s special election. Six openly transgender candidates won their races, including four incumbents. That means that there are now 21 total out trans elected officials nationwide.  Among the most prominent is Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, the first out trans person to win and serve […] The post Transgender Candidates […]

This Gay Man Who Escaped Persecution in Syria is Dedicating His Life to Helping Other LGBT Refugees

A gay man who escaped persecution in Syria and settled in Canada is now using his experience to help other LGBT+ refugees. Basel Abou Hamrah told CBC Radio that coming out in his home country, or in the refugee camp in Lebanon where he spent two years, would have been too dangerous. […] The post This Gay […]

Netflix’s New Christmas Movie Let It Snow Features a Queer Love Story

A Christmas movie with a queer love story is coming your way. Based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, Let It Snow follows a group of high school seniors whose friendships and love lives collide after a snowstorm hits their small town on Christmas […] The post Netflix’s New […]

Black Gay Couples Share the Love

Black Gay Couples Share the Love

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Black. Gay. Men. When you think of this combination, it’s often in a negative connotation. It’s rare to think of a gay black man in a stable, loving relationship. Gay black men are often associated with promiscuity or on the down low. That’s due in part because gay and bisexual […] The post Black Gay […]

Instagram Rejected an Ad For HIV Meds Because The Topic is ‘Too Political’

They’re owned by Facebook, the social media giant who allows politicians to lie in political ads. But telling gay and bi men about PrEP is too far? Instagram is banning ads for PrEP directed at gay and bi men for being too political. The site is owned by Facebook, which […] The post Instagram Rejected […]

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown on Clinical Depression: “It Kept Getting Darker Each Day”

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown has opened up about his struggles with clinical depression, and how he wants to fight back against societal mental health stigmas. In a special interview with CBS This Morning, Brown disclosed how he fought depression for years, even to the point he became a drug addict and considered suicide. “For […] The post Queer Eye’s […]

The Nations With the Highest Levels of LGBT Acceptance (and Lowest)

An updated study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law ranked the world’s nations by levels of LGBT acceptance.  The current report updates and expands a previous Williams Institute report, “Polarized Progress: Social Acceptance of LGBT People in 141 Countries, 1981 to 2014.” Coming in at number 1 is […] The post The Nations […]