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New York City Creates Gender-Neutral ‘X’ Option For Birth Certificates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – People who were born in New York City and do not identify as male or female can now opt for a third gender category of X on their birth certificates. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the provision into a law on Tuesday, making New York City the fifth place to do…

Cynthia Nixon and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Set a New Standard for Nonbinary Inclusion

Cynthia Nixon’s 30-point loss to Andrew Cuomo last night is nonetheless being touted as a win — for elevating critical issues of racial and economic justice in New York and ousting a clique of Republican-enabling Democrats from the state’s senate. But there’s another accomplishment she can point to, and that’s bringing the reality of nonbinary and gender nonconforming people…

Exclusive: America’s first trans candidate for governor talks about hope… & death threats

Christine Hallquist is a former energy executive who has stepped out from behind the CEO desk to step into the Vermont governor’s race. She’s married, and a parent. She’s a long-time Democrat running to unseat a Republican governor in a state where that party has held the seat since 1963. She’s also a transgender woman…

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The Difference Between a Welcoming Church and an Affirming One Is Huge

April 30, 2018 – A survivor of “conversion therapy” tries to find a church that doesn’t just tolerate, but embraces. The church service was exactly how I remembered it as a child. I raised my hands in praise as the worship team sang songs I had heard on the radio every day of my childhood….

Activist Aims To Get UK To Allow Genderless Passports For Residents

April 23, 2018 – Christie Elan-Cane may get a step closer to that goal this week. CHELTENHAM, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In a 25-year battle to have the identity of genderless people recognized in British passports, Christie Elan-Cane fought depression and unemployment. The campaigner, who was born female but identifies as neither male nor…

Grindr Is Telling Other Companies If You’re HIV Positive

April 2, 2018 – The gay hookup app Grindr is in damage control mode after a Norwegian nonprofit exposed that the company is sharing users’ HIV status and other personal information with two other corporations. Buzzfeed News independently confirmed the allegations by the researchers. Apptimize and Localytics, companies that help “optimize” apps, are being sent Grindr users’…

Are The Democrats Ready for a Gay Presidential Nominee?

  April 2, 2018 – Pete Buttigieg is a rising star in the Democratic party. A Harvard grad, Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan war veteran, he has a sterling resume. As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg also brings the heartland touch that the Democrats frequently lack. Buttigieg also happens to be gay and engaged to…

“Gay Christian” appointed by President Trump

March 15, 2017 – Rick Grenell, an openly-gay man and ‘gay Christian’ advocate, has been chosen by President Donald Trump to be the United States Ambassador to NATO. Though widely reported, the appointment has yet to be confirmed by the White House and will make Grenell the highest-ranking openly-gay member of the current administration. Read…

Beauty And The Brainwashing: Disney’s ‘Gay’ Agenda

March 16, 2017 – Disney’s remake of its classic children’s film “Beauty and the Beast” is attracting headlines, not so much for production quality, although movie critics seem to be mostly on board, but for the controversy surrounding the studio’s decision to include its first “exclusively gay moment” in a scene between villain Gaston and…

Katy Perry said she tried to ‘pray the gay away at Jesus camps’ as a teen

March 22, 2017 – Pop singer Katy Perry, who is famous for the 2008 hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” said that she tried to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps” during her teenage years. During her speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Los Angeles gala dinner at JW Marriott L.A. Live in…

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A Cure For What Fails Ya: The Legacy of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies

April 6, 2017 – The Rise and Fall of the Ex-Gay Movement A little over a century ago, the nascent science of psychology took an interest in the origin of same-sex desire. Up until that point homosexual sex was seen as a vice to which a person might be habituated for any number of reasons….

Being A Gay Man And A Conservative Christian Can Be A ‘Gift To The Church’

April 7, 2017 – For decades the evangelical church has struggled to deal with the reality of same-sex relationships, attraction and disagreement within their congregations. Along with women’s role in leadership, sexuality has become the issue in danger of defining the western Church’s identity. And it shows little sign of being conveniently swept under the…