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It Gets Better Project announces virtual Pride event with incredible lineup

  It Gets Better Project have announced a virtual Pride event. While parades and physical get-togethers may be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the spirit of Pride is living on through countless virtual events that are bringing…

Orlando Pulse shooting: The names, faces and stories of those we lost

We remember the 49 people who lost their lives on the morning of 12th June 2016. In the early hours of Sunday, 12th June 2016, the lives of 49 innocent people were taken in the name of hatred. Here, we remember the…

Poland Gets First-Ever Gay Couple On Television – Star Observer

Poland has featured its first-ever gay couple on television in a steamy advertisement for Durex condoms. The advertisement is set to air on major channels in Poland, as well as the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania. Despite having a culture…

#WorkPride – a virtual conference to strengthen LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion

myGwork, the global recruitment and networking organization for LGBTQ+ professionals, is launching its first global digital conference, #WorkPride, in place of postponed or canceled flagship LBGTQ+ events. The aim is to bring together and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and strengthen…

Pixar released a queer coming out story and it’s beautiful

Pixar has premiered new heartwarming short film Out, featuring the studio’s first-ever LGBTIQ lead character. The short stars a young gay man named Greg, who’s not yet out to his parents. He’s in the middle of moving to live with…

Owners Of San Francisco’s Iconic LGBTQ Bar ‘The Stud’ Lament Coronavirus-Forced Closure

Bar owners across San Francisco have been warning that the ongoing shelter-in-place rules are putting them in danger of extinction. The shutdown has now permanently closed a piece of city history. It was the bar where a community found each…

Being LGBT+ friendly makes a city thousands of dollars better off per citizen

  New research indicates LGBT+ inclusive cities will likely bounce back quicker from coronavirus recession. Find out how your city ranks. Cities are thousands of dollars better off per person if they are more LGBT+ friendly, according to a new…

Most LGBT+ Europeans fear holding partner’s hand in public

  LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Six in 10 LGBT+ Europeans would not hold a same-sex partner’s hand in public for fear of harassment or assault, according to a major study published on Thursday. The survey of nearly 140,000 people…

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Moves Online – Star Observer

  Melbourne and other cities in Australia will join organisations across the world in the 2020 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. nstead of the candlelight vigil at Melbourne Square, this year the event on Sunday May 17, 2020, will be live…

South Korea threatens to out LGBTQ people after 86 coronavirus cases linked to gay clubs

Contact tracing is outing gay people as anti-LGBTQ rhetoric ramps up dramatically … Anti-gay sentiment in South Korea has risen after health officials tracked 86 newly confirmed coronavirus cases to an asymptomatic 29-year-old man who visited bars and a bathhouse…