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Just A Bunch Of Awesome Parents Supporting Their Kids During Pride
People in the LGBTQ community don’t always have the support of their families. But there are many parents who embrace their LGBTQ kids.
During Pride Month, countless parents attended parades and other celebrations with their LGBTQ children or participated in their honor. Here are some uplifting photos of supportive parents at Pride events around the world...
Kid Leaves Touching Note on Gay Couple's Doorstep: You've 'Given Me the Courage to Come Out'
A Texas couple said they received a touching note from a stranger who thanked the pair for encouraging the individual to come out as gay to their family.
Does Federal Law Protect LGBTQ People? This Poll Reveals A Serious Misconception
According to a new survey, almost half of all Americans wrongly believe that federal law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday, 45% of respondents incorrectly claimed that federal anti-discrimination protections apply to LGBTQ Americans, when in fact, no such protections exist due to longstanding opposition from conservatives.
“When you talk to people across the country, regardless of where they stand on LGBTQ equality, so many don’t know that in 30 states LGBTQ people are still at are risk of being fired solely because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Charlotte Clymer, the Human Rights Campaign's press secretary for rapid response, told Reuters. “These things are flying under the radar for most Americans.”
BEING GAY IS LINKED TO THESE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS, SCIENTISTS SAY
Years and Years star Dino Fetscher on the “vital importance” of LGBTQ representation
This Dad Gave Out Hundreds of Hugs at the Pittsburgh Pride Parade, and the Photos Are So Emotional
Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think
Christian hate-preachers plan anti-LGBTI conference during Orlando Pride
How this cuddle club for gay and bi men fights loneliness with intimacy
Why do so many of us who live in cities feel lonely?
It’s a clichéd concept, really: being surrounded by people and yet feeling distant. Huge tower blocks filled with other human beings and no one makes eye-contact, no one says hello. The only touch you feel is the angry weight of another person on the tube.
Because it’s not just the big, complex feelings of emotional fulfillment or finding your soul mate that’s lacking. It’s the very fundamentals of existing as a human being. Touching another person. Looking into another’s eyes. Hugging each other.
In London, one of the biggest and loneliest cities on Earth, there’s one small club tackling this problem for gay and bisexual men.
Gay Star News
How Hollywood Legend Doris Day Plans to Celebrate Her 97th Birthday
Screen and song legend Doris Day will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 3 with her favorite sweet treat: Edy’s slow-churned chocolate fudge ice creamthis link opens in a new tab.
“Doris will be spending a quiet birthday at home again this year surrounded by a few close friends,” her business manager Bob Bashara tells PEOPLE. “She always gets lots of phone calls wishing her happy birthday. And, in the evening, she’ll enjoy a special birthday dinner followed by cake and ice cream.”
Ahead of her birthday, her adopted hometown of Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, where she moved in the 70s, is hosting the Doris Day Animal Foundation this link opens in a new tab Annual Benefit on Thursday, March 28 at the Cypress Inn.
Drag queen performs 'Baby Shark' at toddler's request, and Twitter applauds
Drag performer Marti Gould Cummings fancies himself a crowd pleaser, but he may have met his biggest fan yet: a 2-year-old boy who saw Cummings perform the hit children’s song “Baby Shark” at a drag brunch this weekend in New Jersey.
The performance was caught on camera and posted to Instagram and Twitter, where it has amassed more than 500,000 views in two days.
High school seniors shovel neighbor's driveway at 4:30 a.m. so she could make it to her dialysis
When the weather forecast called for up to eight inches of snow in their New Jersey community, brothers Brian and Patrick Lanigan immediately thought of their neighbor Natalie Blair.
She depends on dialysis treatments -- and that meant the snowstorm could be a life or death situation.
Brian, who works as a local EMT, had shoveled the Blair family's driveway during a storm just a few days earlier, but he knew this time he would be on the job when the snowstorm struck.
It was up to his little brother Patrick to ensure their neighbor would be able to leave her house for the treatment she desperately needs.
Patrons of California shop buy doughnuts by the dozen to give owner time with wife
Ever since patrons and community members found out in mid-October that Stella Chhan was ill, they have been arriving at Donut City in Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles, to buy donuts by the dozen. The intent is to allow John Chhan to close his Southern California shop early each day so he can spend time with Stella, his wife.
Homophobe slammed girl's Halloween costume and got totally owned by her dad
Surely little kids can dress as whatever they want for Halloween?
Well, one homophobe didn’t think so.
A six-year-old picked her favorite Marvel superhero, Thor, to dress as this 31 October.
Writing in the Marvel forum on Reddit, her dad wrote: ‘My youngest daughter as Thor, her favorite superhero.’
Gay Star News
'My heart melted': Woman captures the sweet moment a man cradles a mother's sleeping baby in a doctor's waiting room so she can fill out paperwork
This the touching moment a man helped a mother in the waiting room of an Alabama doctor's office by cradling her baby boy so she could fill out some paperwork.
Jade West carried her sleeping son Jayce into the doctor's office in Florence, north of Birmingham, last week.
She was struggling to work out how to hold her baby and fill out the paperwork when Joe Hale stepped in to offer his assistance.
Switzerland made transphobia and homophobia as illegal as racism
Switzerland has voted to change its penal code to make homophobia and transphobia as illegal as racism.
The National Council voted 118 to 60 to make it illegal to discriminate against someone based on sexual or gender identity.
Anyone found guilty of transphobia or homophobia could be thrown in jail for up to three years.
Gay Star News
Strictly fans praise first same-sex dance routine
BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing finally hosted a same-sex dance routine for the first time.
The dance number was performed by the show’s professionals, a change from the mixed-sex status quo.
Gay Star News
We Owe These Ten Black Actors One of Michael Che's 'Reparations Emmys'
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards had an awkward dissonance between its lip service to diversity and the noticeable lack of diversity in the night’s winners. That fact was underscored by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s overwhelming sweep, taking home eight Emmys and seemingly cementing itself as a new Hollywood favorite. The Amazon comedy focuses on the life of an upper class white woman in 1950s New York, but recast with a political awakening sub-plot fit for “progressive” times. The night’s big snubs included Atlanta’s 13 losses, with Donald Glover losing all three of his nominations, Issa Rae losing best lead actress in a comedy series to Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, and Sandra Oh losing best lead actress in a drama series though her win would have broken important ground for Emmy diversity.
Former Writer Saw Bert And Ernie As 'Loving Couple,' Sesame Workshop Disagrees
New life was breathed into a perennial debate this week, when a former Sesame Street writer revealed that not only did he consider beloved characters Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple, but he used his own relationship as creative inspiration.
On Sunday, Queerty published an interview with Mark Saltzman, who worked on the show in the 1980s and 90s, asking him if he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.
"I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were," Saltzman said. "So I don't think I'd know how else to write them, but as a loving couple."
DAVID HARBOUR OFFICIATES FAN'S WEDDING DRESSED AS 'STRANGER THINGS' CHARACTER JIM HOPPER
Stranger Things’ David Harbour followed through with a promise he made in January to officiate a fan’s wedding Saturday.
“Hey internet. I know it’s been a while. I retreated. Needed some space. You probably get it,” the actor wrote on Twitter. “But I’ve been thinking about ya in the interim. And all your retweets. And, so, me and some fun folks in Springfield, Illinois, made good on our promise we made all those months ago.”
He attached a photo to the post showing he dressed as his character from Stranger Things, Chief of Police Jim Hopper, for the ceremony.
“@DavidKHarbour was so awesome yesterday,” the fan wrote Sunday. “We had such a great time!!! Thank you so, so much!!”