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Skittles Goes Colorless, for LGBTQ Pride Partnership with GLAAD

Every June, an increasing number of brands roll out special edition products for LGBTQ Pride Month that are often swathed in garish rainbows, causing a sort of rainbow fatigue in the community. So it’s a relief to see that Skittles has gone in the opposite direction, removing the rainbow—in fact, removing color entirely—from its packaging for…

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Canada Announces Memorial for lost LGBTQ+ Individuals

Written by LILY WAKEFIELD for Pink news Canada has just approved a site for a $8 million memorial to thousands of LGBT+ people who were forced out of government and military jobs by a five-decade institutional “purge”. The memorial will be built in Ottawa, overlooking Canada’s Supreme Court and Parliament Hill, according to LGBTQ Nation. Over…

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The Extreme Vulnerability of LGBTQ Youth During the Pandemic

The emergence of COVID-19 has greatly exposed the fragility of the American economy and social safety nets established to support underserved communities. COVID-19 reveals to many that the United States and the world are severely underprepared when it comes to combating new and more virulent outbreaks of disease and other disasters. We’ve found that these…

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Ryan Murphy’s Ultra-Queer Reimagining of Hollywood

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ Is Glitz, Glam, and Gay The latest project from multihyphenate TV and film creator Ryan Murphy is an aspirational story of a bygone Hollywood that flips the script on the straight white male studio stronghold that was considered its Golden Age and instead delivers a queer, intersectional world. The seven-episode limited series…

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Jameela Jamil Explains She’s LGBTQ+ But Not Sure Which

After coming out as queer in February, actress Jameela Jamil, who will appear on HBO Max’s upcoming Legendary series, has revealed she’s not exactly sure where in the spectrum she fits. In February, Jamil was announced as a major figure in the new show Legendary, a competition that centers the ballroom community. As the actress…

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Egypt tells the UN LGBTQ people don’t exist

In a perplexing move, Egypt has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that queer people do not exist. Representatives of the country made the statement earlier this month in response to a new push from the UN to end discrimination against LGBTQ people worldwide. Egypt rejected the new guidelines for protecting sexual orientation and gender identity…

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Rapper Da Brat Comes Out and Introduces Girlfriend to the World

Rapper Da Brat came out in an emotional video posted to Instagram. Da Brat is a Grammy-nominated musician who is perhaps best known for her late 1990s/early 2000s collaborations with Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupree, and Destiny’s Child, among others. In a video posted yesterday on her Instagram, Da Brat confirmed that she is…

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A story of tigers, murder and gayness

Netflix’s new true crime documentary Tiger King is about a gay Oklahoma tiger breeder called Joe Exotic who may have tried to have an animal rights activist murdered. The streaming giant appears to be taking ‘Be Gay, Do Crime’ as something of a mission statement recently – dropping its third true docuseries about an LGBT+…

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Sex Toy Sales Surge Since The Coronavirus

Worldwide sex toy sales have surged in recent months, as the huge number of people stuck in coronavirus self-isolation discover the benefits of a little alone time. According to T3, sex toy brand Womanizer found that its sales figures for the period between January 1 and March 6 were 50 per cent higher than predicted. Sales…

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Converse to Launch Its First ‘Genderless’ Clothing Line

Over the past five years, there’s been an industry wide obsession with “gender-less” or “unisex” apparel in fashion. Though people have been working in this way for far longer than that — namely brands like Helmut Lang, Rad Hourani, and Telfar — it really started to pick up recently. One of the latest brands to…

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Anti-LGBTQ Sex Ed Law Struck Down in South Carolina

South Carolina’s law banning the mention of same-sex relationships or other LGBTQ topics in sex education classes is unconstitutional and can no longer be enforced, a federal court ruled Wednesday. Under the 1988 law, sex ed classes in the state’s public schools in the state could not have any “discussion of alternate sexual lifestyles from…

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LGBTQ People Especially at Risk for COVID-19, Say 100+ Organizations

Hoping to reach health officials dealing with COVID-19, as well as journalists covering the newly declared pandemic, over 100 organizations signed an open letter highlighting the disease’s increase risk to LGBTQ people. The letter’s initial signers were the National LGBT Cancer Network, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Whitman-Walker Health, SAGE, New York Transgender Advocacy Group,…

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