Thousands fill Toronto’s Church Street for Pride weekend festivities – Toronto

Thousands took to Church Street on Saturday to celebrate Pride, returning after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. The Church-Wellesley Village was a sea of ​​colour, jam-packed with people from all walks of life out to enjoy the festivities. Organizers said they expected to showcase more than 300 2SLGBTQ+ artists and 25 community curators across six signature … Read more

Diagnosed HIV cases plummet during pandemic — but that’s probably bad news

New HIV diagnoses dropped 17% in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. But the drop in new cases might not be something to celebrate. In fact, experts are concerned that thousands of people across the country are living with undiagnosed infections … Read more

Why the Roe v. Wade decision casts a spotlight on three other landmark US rulings

In the outcry over the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn abortion rights in America, attention turned Friday to one justice in particular who suggested that other established laws could also be vulnerable. In the decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the justices on America’s top court, wrote … Read more

Tom Daley Interview: Olympic Diver Talks Fame, Fatherhood, LGBTQ Advocacy And His Love Of Knitting

Nearly one year after winning an Olympic gold medal, Tom Daley has waded into the literary world – and, for the first time, he’s ready to publicly acknowledge the vulnerabilities that lie beneath his record-smashing athletic prowess. The 28-year-old British diver lays his emotions bare in a new book, Coming Up for Air: What I … Read more

Kevin Bacon Plays A Sinister Conversion Therapy Leader In ‘They/Them’ Teaser

The real-life horrors of the gay conversion therapy movement are about to get the slasher film treatment. Peacock released a teaser on Wednesday for “They/Them,” out Aug. 5. Written and directed by John Logan, the film follows a group of LGBTQ teens sent to Camp Whistler, an institution that promises to “cure” visitors of their … Read more

Elliot Page Says Life Has ‘Drastically’ Improved Since Coming Out As Trans

Life has only gotten better for Elliot Page since coming out as transgender. The “Umbrella Academy” star opened up about feeling a “degree of joy” he never thought possible on Tuesday’s episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” sharing that he’s learned to tune out people’s negative reactions. “It’s improved my life drastically,” Page said … Read more

Five London-based queer fashion designers to support this Pride Month

Every June we see brands release rainbow-splattered tees, jumpers, socks and bucket hats (you name it) to celebrate Pride month. In recent years, LGBTQ+ communities have grown tired of brands changing their logos ‘in support’ of Pride without actually doing anything to support queer people. Rainbow-washing has been a term used for years to describe … Read more

Vandal caught on camera taking down Pride flag at John Swett School District office

RODEO – Officials at a school district in the East Bay expressed outrage after a vandal was caught on camera cutting down the LGBTQ pride flag late Monday night. The John Swett Unified School District, which has schools in Crockett and Rodeo, posted video of the incident. Superintendent Charles Miller told KPIX 5 the vandalism … Read more

National Memorial AIDS Quilt exhibition in Golden Gate Park wraps up

SAN FRANCISCO – Tens of thousands streamed through Golden Gate Park over the weekend to see the National Memorial AIDS Quilt, which was displayed in San Francisco for the first time in nearly two decades. Near perfect weather for much of the weekend drew scores to the park, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the … Read more

Demonstrators protest Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appearance at Chelsea Piers

NEW YORK — A protest was held Sunday by LGBTQ groups over an appearance by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a conference at Chelsea Piers. Demonstrators gathered at the piers on the West Side, where the conservative Jewish Leadership Conference was held. They criticized DeSantis for legislation he signed that prohibits teachers in kindergarten through … Read more