Month: July 2020

ICU Doctor Dies in Husband’s Arms After Fighting on The Covid Frontline

David Hart’s plea is simple following the death of his husband of 28 years: “Wear a mask!” Hart is mourning the loss of Dr. Joseph Costa, who for months had been battling covid-19 on the front lines as chief of the critical care division at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center. He died on […] The post ICU Doctor […]

A 22-Year-Old Became His City’s First Openly Gay Mayor. Now, He’s Running For Congress

Alex Morse became his city’s first openly gay mayor when he was elected almost a decade ago at the age of 22. Now, he’s running for Congress. Morse was elected mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts after beating an incumbent who was more than three times his age. Now 31, Morse is facing […] The post A 22-Year-Old […]

How Same-Sex Couples Can Strengthen Their Relationships

There is a fallacy that somehow lgbtq+ relationships are different than straight relationships.  But, whether gay, straight, trans or any other combination, when two people come together to date or to get serious, they face the same highs and lows that surface in any relationship. What exactly does it take […] The post How Same-Sex […]

Hallmark Says It Is In ‘Active Negotiations’ to Include LGBTQ Storylines In Its Holiday Movie Lineup

A representative for the company says that some of the 40 upcoming movies “will include LGBTQ storylines, characters and actors.” After concern that none of the 40 films Hallmark announced as part of its 2020-2021 holiday lineup included an LGBTQ lead, a representative from the company said some of the […] The post Hallmark Says […]

Colorado Becomes 11th US State to Ban ‘Gay and Trans Panic’ Defense

Colorado has become the 11th US state to ban the ‘gay and trans panic’ defense. The controversial legal strategy, which is mostly used in assault or murder cases, allows people to defend themselves by claiming they were driven to violence after discovering their victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity. On […] The post Colorado Becomes […]

Record Number of LGBT+ People Running for Office in The US, But Queer Lawmakers Are Still ‘Severely Underrepresented’

A record number of LGBT+ people are running for office this year in the US, but campaigners warned that queer lawmakers are still “severely underrepresented”. The LGBTQ Victory Institute, which is “dedicated to elevating openly LGBTQ leaders who can further equality at all levels of government”, released its Out For America […] The post Record Number […]

Dead to Me’s Bisexual Storyline Epitomizes ‘Casual Queerness’

Over the years, there have been a lot of television shows with queer characters that have had a profound impact on me. In high school, I came out to my grandma after Santana came out to hers on Glee, and remember telling my dad I liked girls after a conversation between Pretty […] The post Dead to […]

7 Relationship Tips for Gay Couples During Quarantine

Whether you’re holed up together or socially distanced, the coronavirus pandemic is likely making things a little, err, rocky. The stress of living through a pandemic is putting relationships to the test. There’s not a single one of us who isn’t dealing with a tremendous amount of stress right now. Work […] The post 7 Relationship […]

These College Track Stars Came Out to Each Other… And Then Fell in Love

This year marks the 50th anniversary since the first pride parade following the 1969 riot at New York City’s Stonewall Inn. Since we’re unable to gather in person this June, Queerty is celebrating pride season with our “Moments of Pride” series. We’re looking back through our archives at stories that have moved […] The post These College […]

A Bottom & A VersBttm Give Love A Go In New Series ‘The First’

“What happens when a guy who loves to bottom falls in love with a vers dude who also loves bottoming?” That’s the question asked by the new six-part web series The First. The series was created by Tim Zientek (a writer for Netflix and Sean Hayes’ upcoming gay spy show Q-FORCE) and […] The post A Bottom […]