Swiss Voters Approve Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

The legislation, endorsed in a referendum, will also allow same-sex couples to use sperm banks and to adopt children for the first time.

#adoptions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #switzerland, #western-europe

Bushwig Grows Up

The annual festival celebrated 10 years of drag, queerness and artistry this month, but some local queens want more.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music, #performance-art, #theater

Remembering Richard Buckley

Mr. Buckley was a well known fashion journalist who, despite being married to Tom Ford, largely avoided being the story.

#buckley-richard-1948-2021, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #news-and-news-media

What Sandra Day O’Connor Stood For on the Supreme Court

Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.

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Seimone Augustus Found Her Voice Long Before Coaching

Augustus, laden with championship rings and now an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, first realized her true strength fighting for L.G.B.T.Q. rights.

#augustus-seimone, #basketball, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-sparks, #louisiana-state-university, #minnesota-lynx, #racial-profiling, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Lil Nas X Reveals Himself on ‘Montero’

After a record-breaking single, a tentative EP, a public coming out and another newsworthy smash, the 22-year-old pop sensation offers a fuller view of his inner world.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #montero-album, #rap-and-hip-hop

JoJo Siwa Wants to Be ‘a Role Model for People Who Love Love’

At 18, the “Dance Moms” and internet star is returning to reality TV as half of the first same-sex partnership on “Dancing on the Stars.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #dance-moms-tv-program, #dancing, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #siwa-jojo, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Carl Nassib Made History, but Also a Big Play

Last week Nassib, 28, became the first openly gay player to compete in an N.F.L. game. Teammates, the news media and observers casually noted the feat, then cheered his game-changing play.

#baltimore-ravens, #carr-derek, #espn, #football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-for-diversity-and-ethics-in-sport, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league, #records-and-achievements, #trask-amy, #trevor-project

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Marries His Longtime Partner

Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.

#colorado, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #polis-jared-s-1975, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

Carl Bean, Gay Singer Who Turned to Preaching, Dies at 77

After recording “I Was Born This Way,” a club favorite, he entered the ministry and founded a church for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bean-carl-1944-2021, #black-people, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #i-was-born-this-way-song, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #unity-fellowship-church

‘Gender Alchemy’ Is Transforming Art for the 21st Century

With the growing visibility of gender-nonconforming and transgender people, the scope of feminism is fast evolving. Now two major museum shows in California explore the impact on art.

#art, #berkeley-art-museum-and-pacific-film-archive, #cheang-shu-lea, #davis-vaginal-1969, #green-nicki-1986, #hammer-museum, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-of-contemporary-art, #muholi-zanele-1972, #museums, #new-time-art-and-feminisms-in-the-21st-century-exhibit, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #witch-hunt-exhibit, #women-and-girls

A Cautionary Tale for the New Roaring Twenties

What does “The Wild Party,” an obscure but chillingly prescient book-length poem from the twilight of the Jazz Age, tell us about our own era?

#fashion-and-apparel, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #march-joseph-moncure, #parties-social, #poetry-and-poets, #spiegelman-art, #the-wild-party-play, #writing-and-writers

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Welcome 2 Children to Their Family

In posts on Twitter and Instagram, the couple shared the first photograph of their newborn son and daughter.

#buttigieg-chasten, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

Missouri Relocates Gay History Exhibit From State Capitol

The exhibit, which examined Kansas City’s contributions to the gay rights movement, was supposed to be in the Capitol building until the end of the year.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kansas-city-mo, #missouri, #missouri-state-museum, #museums, #politics-and-government, #razer-greg, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #university-of-missouri

Maggie Nelson Wants to Redefine ‘Freedom’

In her new essay collection, the writer wants to enunciate all the meanings and manifestations of the word that our current conversation obscures.

#art, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #nelson-maggie, #on-freedom-four-songs-of-care-and-constraint-book, #poetry-and-poets, #the-argonauts-book, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

Refugees Are Suffering. This Novelist Won’t Look Away.

Rabih Alameddine writes about topics many would rather forget. In his new book, “The Wrong End of the Telescope,” he tells the story of a transgender doctor attempting to care for people fleeing war-torn Syria.

#alameddine-rabih, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lebanon, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #the-wrong-end-of-the-telescope-book, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

6 Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh for Killing of Gay Rights Activist

The activist Xulhaz Mannan, who had started a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender magazine, was hacked to death in a machete attack in 2016.

#ansar-al-islam-bangladesh, #bangladesh, #hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mannan-julhas, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #terrorism

The Anti-Gay Agenda

It is not the gay Black person who becomes an instrument of a white supremacist attack on Black masculinity. It is the Black homophobe.

#black-people, #dababy-rapper, #discrimination, #festivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ti-1980

How Same-Sex Parents Share the Mental Load

For many couples, it’s less about a perfectly equal division of tasks, and more about communication and respect.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

At 25, Liberty Celebrate ‘Magical Moment’ in Women’s Basketball

Early Liberty teams regularly contended for the W.N.B.A. championship and built an enduring connection with fans.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #hampton-kym, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-liberty, #weatherspoon-teresa, #wicks-sue, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Finding a Lavender Thread Even in Catherine Opie’s Landscapes

A queer outlook suffuses the photographer’s wide-ranging works, from streetscapes and still lifes to Elizabeth Taylor’s closet.

#books-and-literature, #catherine-opie-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #monograph, #opie-catherine, #photography

Pete Buttigieg Says He and His Husband Are Adopting a Child

The transportation secretary said that the process was not yet complete but that he and his husband “can’t wait to share more soon.”

#buttigieg-chasten, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting

Modern Love Season 2: An Interview with Katie Heaney

Katie Heaney used to take multiple-choice quizzes to determine whether she was gay or straight. Turns out, she had the answers all along.

#dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #modern-love-tv-program, #television

A Lawyer’s Deathbed Confession About a Sensational 1975 Kidnapping

Samuel Bronfman, heir to the Seagram fortune, was abducted by two men who confessed to the crime. But then their story evolved wildly, and the jury believed it. Was it all a lie?

#bronfman-edgar-m-sr-1929-2013, #deblasio-peter-a-1960, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #purchase-ny, #seagram-company-limited-the, #westchester-county-ny, #yorktown-heights-ny

After Uproar, Matt Damon Tries to Clarify Comments on Anti-Gay Slur

The actor was recently quoted as saying that he had decided to “retire” the word his daughter calls the “f-slur” after she objected to a joke he made.

#damon-matt, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity

A Rising Star’s Career Was Cut Short. His Impact Is Just Beginning.

Anthony Veasna So died before the release of his first book, “Afterparties,” but his loved ones, mentors and newfound fans are making it a particularly significant debut.

#asian-americans, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #california, #cambodia, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #so-anthony-veasna-1992-2020, #writing-and-writers

In ‘Fear Street,’ a Lesbian Romance Provides Hope for a Genre

Mainstream horror rarely lets queer women be the heroes. The Netflix trilogy takes a defiant stance with a relationship that covers centuries.

#fear-street-movie, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #janiak-leigh, #movies

The Subversive Joy of Lil Nas X’s Gay Pop Stardom

A peek into a hot boy summer filled with new highs, disappointment and growth.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cyrus-billy-ray, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #minaj-nicki, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #music, #old-town-road-song

Overlooked No More: Eve Adams, Writer Who Gave Lesbians a Voice

Her 1925 book, “Lesbian Love,” is one of the earliest examples of American lesbian literature. She also ran Eve’s Hangout, a literary haunt in Manhattan.

#adams-eve-author, #biographical-information, #books-and-literature, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lesbian-love-book, #paris-france, #poland, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

Cherry Grove, Where Gay New Yorkers Became ‘Their Real Selves’

In the 1950s, the Fire Island hamlet was a refuge for gay men and lesbians. Dozens of enlarged photos from the era are now on view outside the New-York Historical Society.

#archives-and-records, #cherry-grove-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #new-york-historical-society, #photography

Liquor Laws Once Targeted Gay Bars. Now, One State Is Apologizing.

New Jersey’s attorney general will apologize and vacate penalties against bars shuttered in the 20th century for allowing gay patrons to congregate.

#apologies, #attorneys-general, #chauncey-george, #discrimination, #garden-state-equality, #grewal-gurbir-s, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund

Pride Parties and Protests Bring Excitement Back to N.Y.C. Streets

After a more cautious Pride last year, many New Yorkers were eager to be together again: “Bro, the energy is amazing.”

#greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #transgender-and-transsexuals

New York City Braces for Heat and Humidity

The steamy weather, with a heat index above 100, is expected until Thursday, and the city opens centers where people can keep cool.

#holder-brenda-brenda-continental, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #soulja-lee, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #weather

Pope Sends More Mixed Messages on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

An encouraging note from Pope Francis capped an especially disorienting week on the Vatican’s stance toward gay rights.

#discrimination, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #italy, #martin-james-a, #politics-and-government, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

The Lesbian Avengers Will Not Be Commodified

At least, not by the Gap.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gap-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #t-shirts-apparel, #women-and-girls

Carl Nassib Wants to Make a Difference in the World

Carl Nassib, the N.F.L. player who made history this week when he came out as gay, has long yearned to make a difference in the world.

#cleveland-browns, #content-type-personal-profile, #dallas-cowboys, #football, #football-college, #hard-knocks-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #obrien-bill-1969, #pennsylvania-state-university, #sam-michael-1990, #sandusky-jerry, #shoop-bob, #spanier-graham-b, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #trevor-project

For Pride This Weekend, You Do You

There are plenty of ways to celebrate, from several grass-roots marches to a 10K run with beer tastings.

#holidays-and-special-occasions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lesbian-avengers-activist-group, #new-york-city, #nyc-dyke-march, #reclaim-pride-coalition, #transgender-and-transsexuals

At Euro 2020, a Riot of Color After a Protest Is Barred

When Euro 2020 organizers blocked a Pride display at a soccer stadium in Munich, arenas in other cities silently rallied to the cause.

#bayern-munich-soccer-team, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #union-of-european-football-assns-uefa

Pride Celebrations Are Decades Old, but 2021 Will Still Have Some Firsts

From colorful baseball team logos to Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic appearance at a Pride parade, officials and organizations are paying tribute to the L.G.B.T.Q. community in new ways.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parades, #stonewall-inn-manhattan-ny-bar, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Where Flying the Pride Flag Wasn’t So Simple

Thursday: The debate over flying the Pride flag in the Central Valley.

#california, #central-valley-calif, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

A Culture War Between Hungary and Europe Escalates Over L.G.B.T. Bill

E.U. leaders say that they will do all they can to thwart a proposed new law in Hungary that would, they say, equate homosexuality with pedophilia.

#discrimination, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hungary, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

Celebrating Pride Around the City

After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.

#art, #black-people, #central-park-summerstage, #dancing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #summer-season, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The N.F.L.’s Carl Nassib Broke a Barrier. Will Others Follow?

The number of publicly out L.G.B.T.Q. athletes in men’s biggest pro leagues lags far behind that in women’s sports. Will Carl Nassib’s announcement change that?

#athletics-and-sports, #bird-sue, #clarendon-layshia-1991, #collins-jason, #football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-for-diversity-and-ethics-in-sport, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #nunes-amanda-1988, #outsports-com, #rapinoe-megan, #sam-michael-1990, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Vatican Expresses Deep Reservations Over Gay Rights Bill in Italy

The move prompted cries of political meddling from liberal politicians and gestures of gratitude from conservatives. A church historian called it “an unprecedented act.”

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #draghi-mario, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #italy, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church

Munich Wanted to Light Its Stadium in a Pride Rainbow. European Soccer Said No.

The lighting plan was meant as a statement against a new law in Hungary, whose team is taking on Germany on Wednesday. UEFA said the request was too political.

#bavaria-germany, #discrimination, #fans-persons, #german-bundesliga, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #munich-germany, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #union-of-european-football-assns-uefa

Who is Carl Nassib? The First Openly Gay NFL Player

“I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now,” the N.F.L. lineman said. He comes from a football family, was a standout at Penn State and has taught his teammates about personal finance.

#football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league, #pennsylvania-state-university

Carl Nassib Becomes First NFL Player to Come Out As Gay

The Raiders defensive lineman came out in a statement posted to his Instagram account on Monday, becoming the first active player in the league to publicly identify as gay.

#football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league

They Put Up a Pride Flag. A Homeowners’ Group Said Take It Down.

The Eastland Cove Homeowners Association in Broward County, Fla., said it was not on a list of approved flags. A couple face an initial fine of up to $50.

#broward-county-fla, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

Graham Norton Comes Around

The Irish entertainer is known for his freewheeling talk show, but in his novel “Home Stretch” he explores what it’s like for a gay man to return to his home and find both it and himself wholly transformed.

#actors-and-actresses, #books-and-literature, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #home-stretch-book, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #ireland, #norton-graham, #television

Madeline Davis, Who Spoke to the Nation as a Lesbian, Dies at 80

She was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.

#davis-madeline-d, #deaths-obituaries, #democratic-national-convention, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #united-states-politics-and-government