Monkeypox raises fears of sexual stigma ahead of Toronto Pride

As Canada grapples with 26 confirmed monkeypox cases as of last Friday, one in Toronto and 25 in Quebec, the city’s LGBTQ2S+ community is on alert — and wary of any stigma the disease may bring. In Canada and worldwide, monkeypox has popped up primarily—but not exclusively—among men who have sex with men. With memories … Read more

Rupert Everett Says ‘We Shouldn’t Be Making Rules’ About Gay Actors Playing Gay Roles

Rupert Everett has said he does not think gay roles need to be played exclusively by gay actors. Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored, the British actor argued that all roles should be open to all sexualities. “I don’t think gay actors should just play the gay roles,” he said. “I think that the gay actors … Read more

Blackpool’s Jake Daniels, inspired by Adelaide’s United Josh Cavallo, comes out as gay

Blackpool striker Jake Daniels has become the first active professional male footballer in England to come out as gay in more than 30 years. Key point: The Blackpool FC teenager said he was inspired by Adelaide United player Josh Cavallo who came out last year Daniels said he had “hated lying my whole life and … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says schools not expelling gay students, doubles down on religious discrimination act

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says gay students are not being expelled from religious schools, doubling down on re-introducing the failed religious discrimination act (RDA) without extra protections for gay and transgender students. Key points: Mr Morrison said there is no evidence gay students are being expelled from religious schools He has blamed Labor for the … Read more

Health Canada lifts ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men

Health Canada on Thursday lifted the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men, putting an end to a practice long criticized as discriminatory and homophobic. The regulator announced in a statement that it had authorized a submission from Canadian Blood Services to remove the current ban on donations from men who … Read more

‘My dream is that I can live freely’: This refugee is among the LGBTQ+ Afghans who are waiting on Canada

Growing up in western Afghanistan, Yama/Yalda Ahmadi was ridiculed so much by neighbors and school peers that their family had to send them to live in Kabul. Ahmadi, born intersex with both male and female genitalia, was raised as a girl until age five, when their parents made them dress as a boy and changed … Read more

Gay Missouri Lawmaker Speaks Out Against Anti-Trans Bill

Missouri State Rep. Ian Mackey (D) spoke out against an anti-trans amendment and admonished Rep. Chuck Basye®, who proposed the amendment, during a legislative session in the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 13. The amendment, which was tacked on to HB 2140, a bill that seeks to change election laws, states: “No public … Read more

Women are isolated in sports media, we need more allies for real and lasting change

On Thursday afternoon, two videos emerged that painted a bleak picture of the culture of sports media in Australia. In sharp brush strokes, they illustrated a culture steeped in sexism, homophobia and racism. For many watching the story unfold, there was a feeling of deja vu, an uncomfortable and frustrating familiarity to the words and … Read more

Disney Backlash—Marvel Studios Denounces Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

Captain America and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first openly gay character, Joe Russo.screenshot: Marvel Studios Disney’s inability to quickly address the company’s involvement in funding legislators involved with Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill has seen plenty of internal and external dissatisfaction with the House of Mouse. But now, things are slowly starting to change—if … Read more