Tag: LGBTQ

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…

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WE ARE ONE+TOGETHER LAUNCHES ‘MR GAY SYRIA’ CAMPAIGN + PREMIERES FILM

On June 21st at the Zirvoka House in Tribeca, We Are One+Together, Visionaire, and Grindr presented a special screening of the film "War Within," which is the first installment in the We Are One+Together film series. The film tells the personal story of a gay Muslim man's struggle to reconcile his sexuality and faith, his longing…

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MILEY CYRUS RELEASES “INSPIRED” SINGLE FOR PRIDE MONTH

  Miley Cyrus is celebrating NYC's pride month by releasing her new single, “Inspired,” that has a vision of unity in the presence of division and is a call for young people to engage in their communities. The song comes from her newest album that is due for release later this year. Miley announced the new…

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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…

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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…

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK LGBTQ RIGHTS BY REVOKING BATHROOM PROTECTIONS

During the election, many were opposed to Donald Trump because they feared that his presidency would signal a rollback in LGBTQ rights. Yesterday, on February 22, he confirmed these suspicions when his administration rescinded landmark Obama-era guidance that invoked federal law Title IX to order public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their…

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OSCAR WILDE INSPIRES ‘INSIDE – ARTISTS AND WRITERS IN READING PRISON’ – READING, UK – SEPT 4 – OCT 30

"Inside - Artists and Writers in Reading Prison" Artangel @ Reading Prison Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3HY, UK September 4 - October 30, 2016 This week UK organization, Artangel, opened a new exhibition at Reading Prison. “Inside - Artists and Writers in Reading Prison” features a plethora of high profile artists, all who are responding to…

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MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER FOR “HANDS” – A TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO

It's impossible not to get chills as you listen to the stunning voices of multiple musicians coming together in support of the victims and families of the Orlando Massacre in the new original single, "Hands." The aftershock of the horror that occurred at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th is being felt around the world, but people are…

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THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO MARCH IN SOLIDARITY WITH ORLANDO AT NYC PRIDE

New York City is gearing up for NYC Pride weekend which revolves around the NYC Pride March this Sunday, June 26th. The civil rights event is the largest of its kind in the United States and starts at noon at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. The NYC Pride March…

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