Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education

The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

#arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #education-k-12, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #sex-education, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

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They Came to N.Y.C. for Acceptance. Now They Need Jobs.

A new city program for homeless L.G.B.T.Q. youth will offer job placement, education and mental health support to help them achieve career success.

#discrimination, #forney-ali-center, #homeless-persons, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #unemployment, #workplace-environment, #youth

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The Many Faces of Patricia Highsmith

As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995, the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life. What was she really like?

#2020tbookclub, #anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #highsmith-patricia, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #snails, #the-price-of-salt-book, #the-talented-mr-ripley-book, #writing-and-writers

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How Are There Only Three Lesbian Bars in New York City?

As the effects of the pandemic unfurl, lesbians are worried about losing their few brick-and-mortar spaces.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-reopenings, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city

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Colton Underwood, ‘Bachelor’ Star, Comes Out as Gay

The 29-year-old former football player had written about questioning his sexuality in a memoir, published in 2020.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reality-television, #the-bachelor-tv-program, #underwood-colton-1992

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Tools to Help Teens Talk About Sexual Assault and Harassment

A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others.

#alcoholic-beverages, #content-type-service, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #sex, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Eddy de Pretto Is the Proud Sound of a New France

Born in the Paris suburbs, the singer has made waves with two albums that draw as much from ’60s chanson as contemporary hip-hop.

#a-tous-les-batards-album, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-pretto-eddy, #france, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music, #paris-france

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Bryan Washington on His Going-Out Friends

In a year without access to queer spaces, one writer considers the importance of the bonds they helped form.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #text-messaging

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Is It OK to Use Money Raised for a Child’s Cancer Care on a Car?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the limits of GoFundMe, whether to identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and unequal inheritances.

#ethics-personal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #leukemia

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Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu Were Partners, Then Friends

Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages, #mehretu-julie

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Bowen Yang Misses Partying With His Friends at Bubble_T

For three years, the comedian Bowen Yang found community at Bubble_T, New York’s roving hub for queer Asian nightlife. Then the pandemic hit.

#asian-americans, #brooklyn-nyc, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social, #yang-bowen-1990

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In Rina Sawayama, Elton John Found a Collaborator and a Friend

The rising star and established icon who’ve discovered they have a lot in common.

#friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #john-elton, #pop-and-rock-music, #sawayama-rina

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Last Call: ‘Shameless’ Showrunner Says Goodbye to the Gallaghers

John Wells discussed the impact of the pandemic and police protests on Sunday’s series finale.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #macy-william-h, #noel-fisher, #rossum-emmy, #shameless-tv-program, #showtime, #television, #wells-john, #white-jeremy-allen

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After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price

Krasnik voted to be “free of L.G.B.T.” two years ago to satisfy conservative voters. Now, the mayor regrets the move, which has led to censure from other European countries and put funding at risk.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #politics-and-government

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Republicans Find a Cruel New Culture War: Transgender Rights

Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy.

#arkansas, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us, #women-and-girls

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From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity

The new film “Moffie” examines the brainwashing of a generation of white men in the twilight of the apartheid regime.

#apartheid-policy, #cape-town-south-africa, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #hermanus-oliver, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #moffie-movie, #movies, #south-africa

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Up on the Met Roof, an Artist Is Taking Big Bird to New Heights

Alex Da Corte, known for provocative, brightly colored installations, will showcase the beloved “Sesame Street’” character at the top of the Met this spring — but with a twist.

#art, #big-bird, #content-type-personal-profile, #da-corte-alex, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #philadelphia-pa, #sculpture, #sesame-street-tv-program

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Paul Feinman, First Openly Gay Judge on N.Y. High Court, Dies at 61

“I hope I add to the diversity of perspectives that the court considers,” he said before being unanimously confirmed to the Court of Appeals in 2017.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #deaths-obituaries, #feinman-paul-g, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-state

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Brandi Carlile Has Always Seen Herself Clearly. Now It’s Our Turn.

In her new memoir, “Broken Horses,” the singer-songwriter takes a deep look at how “a mean, scrappy little trailer girl with the wrong clothes” became a six-time Grammy winner.

#books-and-literature, #broken-horses-book, #carlile-brandi, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music

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‘How Did You Qualify?’ For the Young and Vaccinated, Rude Questions and Raised Eyebrows

Medical privacy has become the latest casualty of vaccination efforts, as friends, co-workers and even total strangers ask intrusive questions about personal health conditions.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #obesity, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight

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Review: Building a Better Girl in ‘Honestly Sincere’

Liza Birkenmeier’s new play about a shape-shifting teenager makes a fitting contribution to Theater in Quarantine’s revamp of the avant-garde.

#birkenmeier-liza, #gelb-joshua-william, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #honestly-sincere-play, #mclaughlin-katie-rose, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theater-in-quarantine-theater-co, #youtube-com

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In ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ a Shape-Shifting Protagonist Who’s Up to No Good

Patricia Highsmith published the first novel in her series of psychological thrillers in 1955, embedding her own repression, snobbery and sense of chaos into the text.

#2020tbookclub, #book-clubs, #books-and-literature, #highsmith-patricia, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #the-price-of-salt-book, #the-talented-mr-ripley-book, #writing-and-writers

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On Trans Rights, Republicans Could Learn From My Grandmother

The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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Serpentwithfeet’s Music Is Otherworldly. But His Message Is Down to Earth.

On his new album, “Deacon,” the singer and songwriter makes a stark emotional pivot: “I didn’t want to go down in history as the sad boy, because I’ve just experienced so much joy.”

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #deacon-album, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music, #wise-josiah-serpentwithfeet

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Japan Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage. Laws Still Block It.

A court found that it was unconstitutional for the country not to recognize the unions. But change would come only if Parliament passes legislation.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #japan, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Vatican Says Priests Can’t Bless Same-Sex Unions

In a ruling made public on Monday, the Vatican said the Roman Catholic Church should be welcoming toward gay people, but not their unions.

#francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #vatican-city

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Some LGBTQ People Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to the Covid Vaccine

Evidence suggests that some sexual and gender minorities — especially people of color — are hesitant to be vaccinated because of mistrust of the medical establishment.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #minorities, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vaccination-and-immunization

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After Meghan and Harry’s Interview: Sympathy and Cynicism

A British reader relates how “our love was eroded” by Meghan’s public actions. Also: Censoring Dr. Seuss; gay adoption; when birth control fails.

#abrams-floyd, #adoptions, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #censorship, #chile, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #markle-meghan, #winfrey-oprah

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These Gay Men Frequented Manhattan Piano Bars. So Did Their Killer.

“Last Call,” by Elon Green, retraces the murders of four men by a serial killer in the 1990s, at a time when gay men felt pressured to hide their sexuality and were often the victims of homophobia.

#books-and-literature, #green-elon, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #last-call-a-true-story-of-love-lust-and-murder-in-queer-new-york-book, #manhattan-nyc, #serial-murders

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Bethany Christian Services Will Now Help LGBTQ Parents Adopt Children

The decision comes as more cities and states require organizations to accept applications from L.G.B.T.Q. couples or risk losing government contracts.

#adoptions, #bethany-christian-services, #christians-and-christianity, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.

Tom Ammiano, a well-known gay leader in San Francisco, believed his effeminate mannerisms led his New Jersey high school to deny him his letter.

#education-k-12, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #san-francisco-calif

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‘Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke’ by Andrew Maraniss: An Excerpt

An excerpt from a new book that examines the vibrant life, and untimely death, of Glenn Burke, baseball’s first openly gay player.

#baseball, #books-and-literature, #burke-glenn-1952-95, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation

The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation

The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TV Taught Me About AIDS. ‘It’s a Sin’ Reminded Me How Far We’ve Come.

The new HBO Max series, set amid the first decade of the AIDS crisis in London, prompts a writer’s memories and regrets to come flooding back.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #davies-russell-t, #gay-bar-why-we-went-out-book, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #sex

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More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds

A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.

#discrimination, #gallup-poll, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #polls-and-public-opinion, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trevor-project

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Southern Baptists Expel 2 Churches Over Sex Abuse and 2 for L.G.B.T.Q. Inclusion

In a fiery speech, the denomination’s president decried “fissures and failures and fleshly idolatries.”

#baptist-churches, #christians-and-christianity, #greear-j-d, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention

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How Britain Is Reacting to ‘It’s a Sin’

The show, which aired last month in the U.K., has broken a viewing record and revived conversations about how the country handled the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #alexander-olly, #davies-russell-t, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #howells-callum-scott, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #london-england, #television

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‘It’s a Sin’: Olly Alexander Is Done With Shame

Like the character he plays in “It’s a Sin,” the actor and singer struggled with being gay. Now, he tells the world everything.

#actors-and-actresses, #alexander-olly, #content-type-personal-profile, #england, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #london-england, #pop-and-rock-music, #television, #yearsyears-music-group

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British L.G.B.T. Veterans Stripped of Medals Can Get Them Back

Britain’s defense ministry said it was “committed to addressing this historical wrong.”

#defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #great-britain, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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Meet the Women Who Become Surrogates in NY

New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.

#babies-and-infants, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #infertility, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #surrogate-motherhood, #women-and-girls

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‘It’s a Sin’: Sex, Adventure and Loss in 1980s London

The acclaimed screenwriter Russell T. Davies came of age during London’s AIDS crisis, but this HBO Max mini-series is his first attempt to dramatize it.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #alexander-olly, #content-type-personal-profile, #davies-russell-t, #great-britain, #harris-neil-patrick, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #queer-as-folk-tv-program, #television

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Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Betty Friedan

A 100th birthday celebration in honor of the feminist raises the question: What was Ms. Friedan’s legacy exactly? ‘As with everything Betty, it’s complicated.’

#abzug-bella-s, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #equal-rights-amendment, #friedan-betty, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-organization-for-women, #steinem-gloria, #the-feminine-mystique-book, #the-second-stage-book, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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In ‘Gay Bar,’ Time-Hopping Snapshots of Queer Nightlife

Jeremy Atherton’s Lin first book is a personal and cultural history of establishments that affirmed and challenged his sense of identity.

#atherton-lin-jeremy, #bars-and-nightclubs, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #gay-bar-why-we-went-out-book, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #london-england, #san-francisco-calif, #west-hollywood-calif

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Joseph Sonnabend, Early Force in Fight Against AIDS, Dies at 88

At the epicenter of the epidemic in New York City, he was a pioneer researcher who, as a clinician, also made house calls.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #amfar-the-foundation-for-aids-research, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #research, #sonnabend-joseph-a

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The Real Meaning of Hillbilly

I left my hometown because I felt alienated from its conservative values. Turns out many in my community had forgotten our progressive roots.

#appalachian-region, #education-k-12, #guthrie-woody, #harlan-county-ky, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #industrial-workers-of-the-world, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #seeger-pete, #tennessee, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #west-virginia

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Biden Ends Military’s Transgender Ban, Part of Broad Discrimination Fight

The action reverses a Trump administration move, and came less than a week after the new president issued another wide-ranging civil rights executive order.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reed-jack, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Views

Officials said no one was injured in the attack. The church had been the target of protests over its messages against women, Jews, L.G.B.T.Q. people and the Black Lives Matter movement.

#baptist-churches, #bombs-and-explosives, #churches-buildings, #discrimination, #first-works-baptist-church-el-monte-calif, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-county-calif, #mejia-bruce-pastor, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Warm Hearts at an Icy Elopement

Sarah Bishop and Kacey Harris, who live in San Antonio, opted for a wintry wedding in the Rocky Mountains.

#content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages, #mountains

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Margaret Court to Get a Top Australian Honor, Drawing Outrage

Margaret Court, an Australian record breaker known for her homophobic comments, is set to receive one of the nation’s highest public service awards.

#australia, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-margaret, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #tennis

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