A homophobic video urging Russians to re-elect President Vladimir Putin has gone viral less than a month before the country's election. The video tells voters that if Putin's rivals win they will take Russia into a "nightmare" future in which they are forced to co-habitate with gay men.
Egyptian authorities are luring gay men to hotel rooms using dating app Grindr and then arresting them, as an obsession with "penetration" and a violent crackdown on sexual minorities continues.
TIL that The Trevor Project, an LGTBQ youth charity, was started when HBO wanted to air a helpline number during a short film about a suicidal gay teen. Upon realizing that no such hotline existed, the filmmakers decided to create one themselves.
TIL of “Gay Bob”—one of the first homosexual dolls ever made. The anatomically-correct doll came out in the 1978 amid tons of controversy and was stored in a box made to look like a closet. Esquire awarded the toy the “Dubious Achievement Award” and the toy sold remarkably well throughout the year.
"In WWE, a gay person is usually portrayed like some sort of comedy act to be mocked and laughed at. The world’s not like that anymore. Everyone should feel welcome to the show." – Kenny Omega
Pakistan's parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harassment in public places or at home.
WWE has released Rainbow Balor Club For Everyone shirts. 20% of sales price goes to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). As a gay dude, I love seeing the WWE’s support of the LGBTQ community. It shows that they’re inclusive to all their fans from different backgrounds.
Ex-WWE writer Tom Casiello: "there are MANY things Creative has ZERO control over...and one of them is Superstar entrances. Not that we can't throw out ideas. But if you think this was somehow forced on Finn, you're a moron."
A gay couple has been detained by Moscow police in Russia after leaving flowers and a sign with "Love wins" written on it outside the US embassy. Russian law bans protests over gay rights, and LGBT people in the country suffer severe discrimination and homophobia.
The Trump admin. is considering a religious freedom rule that would allow healthcare workers to refuse to treat LGBT patients. It would also allow workers to deny care to women seeking an abortion or services they morally oppose. Repeat: YOUR DUMBFUCK RELIGION HAS NO PLACE DICTATING MY HEALTHCARE.
I proudly support this message! Being a part of the LGBT community myself in the @WWE its such a great feeling to see @FinnBalor speaking out with such an amazing positive message! 🏳️🌈 #EQUALITY