Tag: LGBT

CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH WITH “INVASION” A COMING OUT STORY BY AARON WILLIAMS

In celebration of Pride Month, photographer Aaron Williams redacts his personal story on being gay and coming out. Williams feels like an invader every time he goes back to his middle-American hometown, where his true feelings were mocked and discarded as a child. In his eerie self-portrait series, he documents his feelings of loneliness in…

TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN THE MILITARY

On July 26th, President Trump made an announcement in three tweets that "the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." While this report is newsworthy, some people are not surprised since Trump and his administration have shown lack of support for the rights…

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NYC PRIDE 2017 ENDS WITH A MARCH OF LOVE, RESISTANCE + PRIDE

NYC Pride 2017 consisted of many events, but the most anticipated event is the Pride March down 5th Avenue that ends on Christopher Street. The 48th NYC Pride March began and ended at a rainbow crosswalk and minutes before the march at the front line, motorcycles adorned in rainbow decor were parked in formation. Once it…

REPORTER IN HIDING AFTER BREAKING NEWS OF GAY DEATH CAMPS IN CHECHNYA

Yesterday, April 26, Elena Milashina, the Russian journalist who first revealed Chechnya’s systematic torture of gay men in the publication Novaya Gazeta, went into hiding following death threats. It is believed that the threats were partly motivated by a widely publicized sermon in which 15,000 people were present at a Chechen mosque where Muslim clerics called…

RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

AMFAR SIXTH ANNUAL INSPIRATION GALA HONORS MILEY CYRUS AND ANDY COHEN

amfAR's sixth annual Inspiration Gala recently took place at Spring Studios in New York to celebrate their work in the fight against AIDS. Miley Cyrus, who recently came out as bisexual and has been a long-time advocate for LGBT rights, brought Tyler Ford as her date. Ford is an an agender queer biracial person who uses…

BARNEYS FEATURES TRANSGENDERED MODELS IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN

Barneys has made a very bold statement in their newly released 2014 Spring ad campaign: they've featured 17 transgendered models in what's appropriately titled "Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters". Photographed by Bruce Weber, the campaign is one of many changes that we've seen recently within the fashion industry. Just last month Givenchy announced Erykah Badu as…

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