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Here's How This Air Force Reserves Pilot Became A Gay Multimedia Powerhouse

Added: 14.01.2018 13:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

LGBTQ people can learn a lot from a former military veteran who, at 39, was afraid to come out to his Sicilian-Catholic mother and since became a multimedia publishing powerhouse for LGBTQ people, travel and goodwill.

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India's only openly gay prince is building an LGBTQ center at his palace

Added: 12.01.2018 19:12 | 0 views | 0 comments


Every once in a while, design (and humanitarian) miracles do happen. In India this week, for example, the country's only openly gay prince, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, announced that he would be opening an LGBTQ center on the grounds of his ancestral palace. SEE ALSO: LGBTI activists are reclaiming Rwanda, one neighborhood at a time “People still face a lot of pressure from their families when they come out, being forced to marry, or thrown out of their homes. They often have nowhere to go, no means to support themselves," Mohil told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "I am not going to have children, so I thought, why not use this space for a good purpose?”  The Prince at Los Angeles Pride in June 2016.Image: chelsea gulielmino/WireImageMohil's decision is especially important given his cultural context. In India, same-sex relations remain illegal. Homosexuality is largely stigmatized. When Mohil first came out, people burned effigies of him in his home province. The LGBTQ population is further vulnerable to homelessness, and some couples have even fled the country after being threatened with honor killings. At his center, Mohil plans to offer rooms, HIV education, and medical care, as well as vocational training. To support all of these services, Mohil will renovate and expand his palace in Gujarat in western India, and potentially cultivate some of his land for organic farming. Change may be slow in Mohil's province, but at least it's coming. WATCH: The history of Pride

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Kenworthy proud to represent U.S., LGBT community in Pyeongchang

Added: 12.01.2018 14:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

Gus Kenworthy was terrified about the consequences of coming out as gay in 2015 but the American skier says that his decision prompted a huge outpouring of unexpected support and has allowed him to compete without the weight of the world on his shoulders.

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India's only openly gay prince is building an LGBTQ center at his palace

Added: 12.01.2018 10:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


Every once in a while, design (and humanitarian) miracles do happen. In India this week, for example, the country's only openly gay prince, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, announced that he would be opening an LGBTQ center on the grounds of his ancestral palace. SEE ALSO: LGBTI activists are reclaiming Rwanda, one neighborhood at a time “People still face a lot of pressure from their families when they come out, being forced to marry, or thrown out of their homes. They often have nowhere to go, no means to support themselves," Mohil told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "I am not going to have children, so I thought, why not use this space for a good purpose?”  The Prince at Los Angeles Pride in June 2016.Image: chelsea gulielmino/WireImageMohil's decision is especially important given his cultural context. In India, same-sex relations remain illegal. Homosexuality is largely stigmatized. When Mohil first came out, people burned effigies of him in his home province. The LGBTQ population is further vulnerable to homelessness, and some couples have even fled the country after being threatened with honor killings. At his center, Mohil plans to offer rooms, HIV education, and medical care, as well as vocational training. To support all of these services, Mohil will renovate and expand his palace in Gujarat in western India, and potentially cultivate some of his land for organic farming. Change may be slow in Mohil's province, but at least it's coming. WATCH: The history of Pride

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Woman who founded trans beauty pageants becomes first known trans person killed in America this year

Added: 11.01.2018 13:05 | 0 views | 0 comments


A transgender woman and LGBT-rights advocate has been killed in what was reportedly the first murder of a transgender person this year. Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, a trans beauty pageant organiser, was stabbed to death by her husband in their Massachusetts home, local police said. Mr Steele-Knudslien turned himself in to police on Friday night, telling them he had “snapped” after an argument with his wife and done “something very bad,” according to a police report.

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Mississippi's anti-LGBT law allowing discrimination to remain in place after Supreme Court declines to hear challenge

Added: 10.01.2018 23:06 | 1 views | 0 comments


The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case regarding a Mississippi law that allows people to deny services to LGBTQ people based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The Mississippi state law went into effect on 10 October 2016 - just a year after the highest court in the country ruled on the legality of gay marriage - after several state court battles by community advocacy lawyers. Essentially, the law allows state employees to deny LGBTQ couples marriage licenses and offers legal protection for private businesses that choose not to serve LGBTQ customers based on the business owners’ religious beliefs.

Woman who founded trans beauty pageants becomes first known trans person killed in America this year

Added: 10.01.2018 20:10 | 1 views | 0 comments


A transgender woman and LGBT-rights advocate has been killed in what was reportedly the first murder of a transgender person this year. Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, a trans beauty pageant organiser, was stabbed to death by her husband in their Massachusetts home, local police said. Mr Steele-Knudslien turned himself in to police on Friday night, telling them he had “snapped” after an argument with his wife and done “something very bad,” according to a police report.

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Mississippi's anti-LGBT law allowing discrimination to remain in place after Supreme Court declines to hear challenge

Added: 10.01.2018 15:12 | 0 views | 0 comments


The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case regarding a Mississippi law that allows people to deny services to LGBTQ people based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The Mississippi state law went into effect on 10 October 2016 - just a year after the highest court in the country ruled on the legality of gay marriage - after several state court battles by community advocacy lawyers. Essentially, the law allows state employees to deny LGBTQ couples marriage licenses and offers legal protection for private businesses that choose not to serve LGBTQ customers based on the business owners’ religious beliefs.

What we know about where Oprah stands on policy issues

Added: 09.01.2018 22:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

From LGBT issues to immigration, Oprah has given us a glimpse into her worldviews over the years.

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