Andrea Russett Stands Up For Herself (And The LGBT+ Community) In Response To Homophobic Ex-Best Friend

Any longtime Youtube fan knows Andrea Russett is a legend. Once known as GETTOxFABxFOREVER, Russett is one of the OG Youtube artists. Indeed, she’s been making videos since 2008, with over millions of views and subscribers. With her social media fame, she was even able to land a gig as a host for WJFX Radio, as well as a few acting roles in movies like … Continue reading Andrea Russett Stands Up For Herself (And The LGBT+ Community) In Response To Homophobic Ex-Best Friend

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This Famous Rugby Team Is Supporting The LGBT+ Community In An Amazing Way

While the sport definitely isn’t as popular here in the states, rugby is by far the most dominant sport in New Zealand. It’s kinda like NZ’s version of soccer and football, combined into one. Needless to say, the commercials for rugby teams is widespread and exciting for viewers throughout the country. Two of the top rugby teams in the country, The All-Blacks and the Black … Continue reading This Famous Rugby Team Is Supporting The LGBT+ Community In An Amazing Way

Bermuda Becomes First Country to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this week, Bermuda became the first country to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage. Just last year, the Bermuda Supreme Court ruled in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry, but this act in favour of equality has been repealed by the combined influence of Bermuda’s governor and the socially conservative, Catholic majority population. As Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas territory, many … Continue reading Bermuda Becomes First Country to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Call Me By Your Name – A Must-See Movie

“Is it better to speak or die?”  Disclaimer: the article contains spoilers Never before have I sat down to watch a movie and been so completely captivated by the story unfolding before my eyes. “Call Me By Your Name”, directed by Luca Guadagnino, managed to take me on a beautiful trip to Italy, then break my heart into a million pieces. The movie truly unfolds … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name – A Must-See Movie

Two Guys Kissing on TV Isn’t Going To Brainwash Your Child

  The last days of 2017 should’ve reinvigorated me with a sense of new beginnings, of a clean slate ahead, and all that other nonsense associated with the “new year, new me” mantra. Social media typically adds to this outlook, with friends and family and complete strangers all promising to be better people once the ball drops at midnight. Instead of tweets about new year … Continue reading Two Guys Kissing on TV Isn’t Going To Brainwash Your Child

Why Gay Representation in Film Is No Longer Enough

The representation of LGBT+ characters in the film industry is an issue that has been floating around for many years, and in many cases, the situation is not improving. While some recent films have indeed shaped for the better the way queer people are viewed by film audiences – for example Pride, Moonlight, Weekend – there have also been some tremendous flops that portray LGBT characters as nothing … Continue reading Why Gay Representation in Film Is No Longer Enough

My First Pride Experience

This last week, I attended my first ever Pride festival. It was relatively small, about one or two hundred people in attendance. It was held in North Eastern Washington, in a community park in Snohomish County. As I walked into the park, I saw people of all different ages and races jumbled up together on the grass and listening to a band play some songs … Continue reading My First Pride Experience

LGBTQ vs Trump

In 3 tweets from President Donald Trump, he effectively banned transgender people from serving in any of the military branches. People in the LGBTQ community need a breather from this derogatory treatment. Even though gay marriage was legalized one year ago, the new legislation did not stop the unfairness and discrimination occurring in the United States, whether it was socially, culturally or mentally. On July … Continue reading LGBTQ vs Trump

The Importantance of Queer Visibility In Rap

When it comes to queer representation in the rap/hip-hop community, there is little to none. There are rarely ever any LGBT+ rappers or entertainers in this genre, and when there is they are usually extremely underrated. It is already hard to relate to rappers these days as a queer person, but music is music and you are meant to enjoy it, although having representation would make … Continue reading The Importantance of Queer Visibility In Rap

Love is Equality

Yes, this is yet again another LGBTQ article. What can I say? I love the sovereign and unconstrained community. I recently went to a pride parade in Times Square and the atmosphere of it was UNCONFINED. Meeting all these people who were accepting their identities as well as others around them was amazing. Now I know I can’t change other individuals mindsets towards the LGBTQ … Continue reading Love is Equality

Your Daily Dose of Discrimination: Texas House Bill #3859

The foster care system can be a horrible place, as I’m pretty sure we’re all aware. Countless documentaries, movies, and articles have been made about the corruption of the system. LGBTQ youth have a particularly difficult struggle in the system, because of the evident discrimination and bias that people still hold so dearly. Group and foster homes can be brutal for these kids. As if … Continue reading Your Daily Dose of Discrimination: Texas House Bill #3859

Three Movies Perfect for Pride Month

The month of June represents for many LGBTQ+ individuals a time of self-affirmation, dignity, an increase of visibility, sexual diversity and gender variance. Until June of 2015, gay couples could not legally get married in all 50 states. To celebrate the life-changing victory of the legalization of gay marriage everywhere in the States, Pride Month activities take place all over the country. There are, however, … Continue reading Three Movies Perfect for Pride Month

Inside the Pogrom in Chechnya and How You Can Help

What was supposed to be a night out with a friend for a young man called Maksim, pivoted into two weeks of torture. As The New York Times explained, “When Maksim arrived, however, he was greeted not by his friend, but by agents who beat him. Later, they strapped him to a chair, attached electrical wires to his hands and began an interrogation.” According to … Continue reading Inside the Pogrom in Chechnya and How You Can Help