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Asheville, NC, for LGBTQ travelers

Though the southeast , in general, has never been among the most gay-friendly regions in the United States, there are some pockets, namely urban areas, where the LGBTQ community is not only welcomed but also embraced. One such place is Asheville, North Carolina. The southern charm in Asheville is warm and sincere. Being downtown and among the lively crowd of both tourists and locals, you’d be forgiven for forgetting, if even for a moment, that North Carolina was at the epicenter of the “bathr...
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Bloomberg Faces Backlash After Derisive Remarks About Transgender People Resurface

LGBTQ advocates urged him to apologize for a 2019 video of him calling trans people “some guy wearing a dress” and “it.”
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Lgbtq

Cincinnati, Boise among luxury markets to watch in 2020

Coldwell Banker's luxury report identified a few surprising markets as ones to watch, reflecting a general shift of wealth to new markets in secondary cities.
Tags: Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Millennials, Agent, Lgbtq, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Ricardo Rodriguez, Boise, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Secondary Markets, Dallas-Fort Worth

Oracle Employee Speaks Out Against Her Boss Raising Money for Trump

Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, one of the largest software companies in the world, hosted a fundraiser for Donald Trump’s re-election on Wednesday at the tech titan’s Southern California estate. The event was expected to bring in some $7 million for the incumbent president. Some of Ellison’s employees were less than pleased about that, signing a protest petition and, according to Recode, planning to walk out on Thursday to demand Ellison and Oracle donate an equivalent amount to humanitari...
Tags: Google, News, Washington Post, Massachusetts, Larry Ellison, Marco Rubio, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Lgbtq, Nevada, Donald Trump, Ellison, Oracle, Southern California, Trump, Lessard

Limbaugh Says Trump Told Him To ‘Never Apologize’ For Homophobic Smears On Buttigieg

Hard-right radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed on Monday that President Donald Trump, who had honored him with the Medal of Freedom earlier this month, personally told him to stand by the homophobic attacks he’d made against 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg. Limbaugh, who is currently undergoing treatment for advanced lung cancer, said during his radio program that Trump called him after a medical procedure. “Rush, I just gotta tell you something: Never apologize. Don’t ever apologize,” Trump said,...
Tags: News, White House, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Trump, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Cristina Cabrera, Pete Buttigieg Limbaugh

Boosie Goes Off on Dwyane Wade for Supporting 12-Year-Old Transgender Daughter: “You’ve Gone Too F**king Far, Don’t Cut His D**k Off!”

Boosie Badazz wants the world to know that he is NOT here for Dwyane Wade’s public support of his transgender daughter. Wade made headlines last week when he spoke out in support of his 12-year-old transgender daughter Zaya on Ellen. And while most celebrities have applauded the retired NBA star for showing the world what unconditional love for your children looks like, Boosie wants Wade to know that he is all the way on the other side of the fence. The Louisiana rapper took to Instagram Tuesday...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Sports, Transgender, Hip Hop, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lgbtq, Ellen, Louisiana, Boosie Badazz, Don, Wade, Dwyane Wade, Boosie

Franklin Graham says he’s not homophobic, LGBTQ folk are “truthophobic”

Franklin Graham (Photo: Cornstalker, via CC-by-4.0) Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has criticized LGBTQ activists who successfully managed to derail his planned tour of the UK. The US-based pastor, aged 67 – son of the late Billy Graham – was due to appear at eight large towns and cities arenas around the UK later this year, kicking off in Glasgow on May, 30. Related: Franklin Graham writes an open letter to LGBTQ people: ‘We’re all sinners’  AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.displ...
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These actors are to play gay husbands in new Marvel movie, The Eternals

Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry (Photos: icmags/Gage Skidmore – CC-by-2.0/3.0) An actor in the forthcoming movie The Eternals has revealed that they will be playing a man married to another man. Marvel’s has long mooted that it wants to boost diversity in the Marvel Universe, with Marvel President Kevin Feige telling an audience in New York last October that a forthcoming movie will include LGBTQ representation. Then, in December, a trailer for the Marvel film The Eternals showed at a Comi...
Tags: New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Brazil, Lgbtq, Marvel Studios, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Richard Madden, Kevin Feige, Gage Skidmore, Little America, Sleiman, Haaz Sleiman, Brian Tyree Henry

Ohio Near Bottom When it Comes to Helping Homeless Youth

A new report puts Ohio near last in the list of how states handle homelessness in people under 24. Ohio ranked 42 nd among all states in dealing with youth homelessness, especially with LGBTQ kids. The group True Colors United said LGBTQ youth are more than twice as likely to be homeless as their non-LGTBQ peers. Spokesman Dylan Waguespack said the report looked at 61 metrics in Ohio, and found the state needs policies to prevent homeless young people from coming into contact with the criminal j...
Tags: Ohio, Lgbtq, Karen Kasler, True Colors United, Dylan Waguespack

‘And Then We Danced’ Director Levan Akin on when a movie gets you death threats

Director Levan Akin on set with Levan Gelbakhiani “Can we sit outside? I need to smoke.” Levan Akin makes the request when we greet him outside a bookstore in Park City, Utah. The two of us find a cafe table nearby overlooking the street, where we watch a light powdering of snow begin to fall as the mid-week lull of the Sundance Film Festival begins. Normally we might object to Akin smoking, but in his case, it somehow makes sense. His Sundance entry, And Then We Danced, has incited protests ...
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US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

Let’s get one thing straight — LGBTQ people know how to throw one hell of a party, and in the United States, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to curating a queer shindig. From ski-slope soirees to fetish-themed festivals, the only thing more difficult than choosing which events to attend in 2020 is choosing who to vote for in the Democratic primary. Luckily, choosing from this list of epic LGBTQ gatherings is a win-win situation. Editor’s note: Queer culture doesn’t begin and e...
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Queer activists disrupt Pete Buttigieg event in San Francisco: 'We deserve better'

Fundraiser highlights division as growing number of LGBTQ+ voters say his views don’t represent themAt the center of San Francisco’s National LGBTQ Center for the Arts, two queer activists stood up and disrupted a private fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg after he received a question from the audience about his husband, Chasten.The packed room quickly booed down the activists, drowning out their pointed questions on Friday with chants of “Boot-Edge-Edge! Boot-Edge-Edge!” as they were escorted out of...
Tags: News, America, San Francisco, New Hampshire, Iowa, Guardian, Lgbtq, Chasten, Pete, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Latinx, Emily Lee, Celi Tamayo Lee, Adiel Pollydore, Tamayo Lee

Queer activists disrupt Pete Buttigieg event in San Francisco: 'We deserve better'

Fundraiser highlights division as growing number of LGBTQ+ voters say his views don’t represent themAt the center of San Francisco’s National LGBTQ Center for the Arts, two queer activists stood up and disrupted a private fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg after he received a question from the audience about his husband, Chasten.The packed room quickly booed down the activists, drowning out their pointed questions on Friday with chants of “Boot-Edge-Edge! Boot-Edge-Edge!” as they were escorted out of...
Tags: San Francisco, US news, US politics, LGBT rights, Lgbtq, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020

Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police Who Warned Him About His Transphobic Tweets

A high court in the UK ruled on Friday that police should not have visited a man who sent out “transphobic” tweets at his place of work and that they had a “substantial chilling effect” by doing so, the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Technology, Social Media, Courts, Lgbtq, Trans, Hate Speech, Free Speech, LGBTQA, Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police

Marvel's First Big-Screen Queer Couple Will Be Eternals' Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry

Last summer, Marvel head Kevin Feige cleared up some confusion about when audiences could expect to see the studio’s first queer superhero fighting to save the world on the big screen. After initial reports that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would explore her canonical bisexuality in Thor: Love & Thunder, Feige explained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Kevin Feige, Representation, Feige, Haaz Sleiman, Brian Tyree Henry, The Eternals, Exclusively Gay Moments

What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe

Limbaugh Spews Homophobic Drivel About Buttigieg After Receiving Medal Of Freedom

Fresh off of President Donald Trump awarding him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh mocked 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg for being openly gay on Wednesday. During his radio program, Limbaugh referred to the former South Bend mayor as “Booty-judge” and described him as “a gay guy” who “loves kissing his husband on debate stages.” “Can you see Trump have fun with that?” Limbaugh said. The radio host went on to call Buttigieg “a gay guy ...
Tags: News, Congress, Barack Obama, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Trump, South Bend, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Sandra Fluke, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Cristina Cabrera

LGBTQ travel in Colombia

Although Colombia has been making great strides in tourism over the last few years, many people don’t realize that it is now one of the hottest LGBTQ destinations in South America. As a result of recent legislation introduced by the government, LGBTQ rights are equal to those of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Consequently, Colombia has become a tempting choice for queer travelers. Within the last 10 years, a full set of anti-discrimination laws have been established. Domestic partnership and...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Miami, South America, Shakira, Warhol, Uruguay, Lgbtq, Medellin, Carrera, Latin America, Caribbean, Panama City, Bogota, All, Unesco World Heritage

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds takes his fight for LGBTQ rights all the way to Capitol Hill

Dan Reynolds just upped his ally game tenfold. The Imagine Dragons frontman recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., where he met with lawmakers about banning conversion therapy nationwide once and for all. Reynolds was joined by Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn and RuPaul‘s Drag Race’s Carmen Carrera. The trio met with several lawmakers, including Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus, at the U.S. Capitol t...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Virginia, Lifestyle, Mormon church, Capitol Hill, Lgbtq, Nancy Pelosi, Imagine Dragons, Carrera, Carmen Carrera, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Glenn, Rupaul, Reynolds

Dwyane Wade Says His 12-Year-Old Zaya is Transgender, Offers Unconditional Support: “I Looked At Her & Said You Are a Leader”

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union continue to be shining examples of what unconditional love, supportive parenting, and allyship looks like. During an appearance on Ellen today (Feb. 11) to promote his upcoming ESPN documentary, Wade proudly shared that his 12-year child (Union’s stepchild) is transgender and is fully embracing her authentic self as Zaya. “I don’t know if everybody knows, originally named Zion. Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think g...
Tags: Celebs, Gabrielle Union, Sports, Transgender, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Miami, Union, Espn, Lgbtq, Ellen, Wade, Variety, Dwyane Wade, GLSEN

A decade of change 2010-2020: LGBTQ equality report shows leaps forward amid a backlash

A new report out Tuesday documents the progress and the pitfalls in the effort to advance civil rights for the LGBTQ community from 2010 to 2020.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Bill would allow exemptions from child vaccinations, Airbnb sends campaign cash, Honolulu prosecutor could be term-limited, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii corrections officer ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training. An overhaul of the training program is competing with many other priorities. Civil Beat.Lawmakers consider bill that would allow for ‘conscientious’ exemption for child vaccines. New state child vaccinations requirements are about to kick in. But some parents are calling on lawmakers to delay the new rules — or make it easier to exempt children. Hawaii News Now.State Health ...
Tags: Travel, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Iowa, Airbnb, Epa, Lgbtq, Bill, Pahoa, Delaware, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature

Texas Suing California Over Travel Ban

DALLAS (CBS) — Texas is taking on California, suing the state for its 2017 travel ban barring all non-essential travel to the Lone Star state. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the lawsuit Monday afternoon, saying the California travel ban is financially impacting the state. California banned all non-essential state travel to Texas and three other states citing anti-LGBTQ rights laws enacted in each of the states three years ago. “California is attempting to punish Texans for respectin...
Tags: Texas, News, California, California News, Dallas, Cbs, Lgbtq, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Lone Star, Jack Phillips, Travel Ban, Texas Suing California Over Travel Ban

Batman's Latest Scribe on Telling New Stories With One of DC's Oldest Heroes

There are more comics for more people than ever before, but for better or worse, the mainstays aren’t going anywhere. Best known for his work on Batman over at DC Comics, James Tynion IV is very cognizant of how the cycle of comics operates. He knows there’s an art to telling stories that have already been told, and …Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman, Lgbtq, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, New York Comic Con, Representation, New York Comic Con 2019, James Tynion Iv, DC Comics James Tynion IV

University shrugs off student who burst into LGBTQ Studies class to distribute antigay pamphlets

University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi says the school has “much work to do” when it comes to making LGBTQ students feel safe on campus after a student burst into an LGBTQ Studies class and began handing out antigay literature… Just don’t ask her to do any of that work. It’s not in her $900,000 job description. The disturbing incident happened last week. Associate professor Kaila Story was in the middle of a lecture during her Introduction to LGBTQ Studies class when the student, wh...
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Amazon, Nike and American Airlines join nearly 150 companies opposing Tennessee's anti-LGBTQ bills in a letter to lawmakers

Amazon, Nike, American Airlines and dozens of other companies have taken a stand for LGBTQ rights in Tennessee and as part of a collective, request that lawmakers not pursue legislation that targets and excludes the LGBTQ community.
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Visual arts: Frieze Los Angeles forges its identity

Frieze Los Angeles arrives here at a time when the importance of international art fairs is being hotly debated. Over the last decade, the press, art critics and activists have been bemoaning the ubiquity and indifference of art fairs to the global climate crisis, serving as a bloated symbol of the elitist art world whose denizens recklessly fly around the globe. Frieze Los Angeles seeks to rise above the backlash by showcasing an eclectic lineup of artists and galleries — both established and u...
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LGBTQ adults are using dating apps nearly twice as much as straight adults, Pew study finds

More than half of LGBTQ adults have used a dating app or site, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The study revealed that LGBTQ-identifying individuals are twice as likely to say they have used a dating app than the straight adults surveyed. The results of the survey address the difficulties those in the LGBTQ community face in meeting people offline, whether that's due to a lack of queer spaces or queer visibility. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. LGBTQ...
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Log Cabin Republicans shunned by their own party, can’t even get a booth at upcoming convention

It’s been a rough year for Log Cabin Republicans. Not only has the conservative LGBTQ group been bleeding members, but they can’t seem to find any support or allies. Not even from within their own political party. The Texas GOP has once again made it crystal clear that it wants absolutely positively nothing to do with the Texas Log Cabin Republicans. For the twentieth year in a row, the State Republican Executive Committee has denied the LGBTQ group a booth at the state’s upcoming Republican con...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Lifestyle, Gop, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Houston, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Roberts, Washington Examiner, State Republican Executive Committee, Taylor Goldenstein, Texas GOP, Exclusion

Uber driver calls 9-1-1 on two dads because their baby “needed his mother”

A gay couple say their Uber driver called 9-1-1 after telling them their crying infant “needed his mother.” James Moed, his husband, and their newborn son live in the U.K. but recently took a trip to San Diego, where they stayed at the Marriott Marina. In a series of tweets, Moed explains that the family received a knock on their hotel room door at around 1:30 A.M. last Wednesday. It was the police. They demanded the men immediately show their identification. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBr...
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