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If only the world was as “open-minded” as us… Alas, matters of sexual identity and equal love, often cause so much friction in the rest of the world. Here, find an open dialogue on the issues facing our LGBT community.

NYC Just Hosted the First Russian Gay Pride Parade

Russia is not known for its tolerance. Who can forget the boycotts over the controversial Sochi Olympics just a few short years ago? Due to homophobic persecution in Russia, thousands of Russians have emigrated from Russia to the United States, seeking asylum. However, these immigrants have not always been welcomed…

Michelle Heyman Condemns Homophobic Football Fans

An Australian football team whose official fan group waves homophobic banners and sells them as merchandise has been condemned by one the country’s sporting stars. In February, Western Sydney Wanderers’ official supporters group, the Red and Black Bloc, unveiled a banner depicting Sydney FC coach, Graham Arnold, performing oral sex.…

Agni Yoga Offers Self-Care For Queer People

Self-care is vital. Sometimes you need emotional self-care, like watching your favorite movie or spending time meditating or with friends. Sometimes you need physical self-care, like going for a run or eating salad. Agni’s Queer and Trans Yoga Class offers the best of both. This weekly class is specifically geared…

Quick Mental Health Apps to Make Your Day Better

How’s your mental health these days? Life can be a lot. On top of dealing with sometimes horrifying world politics, you have to handle everyday life, which might include racism, sexism, classism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, or all of the above. That’s in addition to juggling classes and jobs and family…

1920s Berlin Was Queerer Than NYC is Today

Although Germany now has a lesbian-only cemetery, the country was not always so progressive. During Hitler’s reign, Nazis rounded up LGBT people. Queer women went into hiding, lost their families and were forced to flee the country. But what happened right before that? The new book Queer Identities pulls back…

China Introduces LGBT Issues To Sex Education

When people think of “liberal, progressive” societies, they rarely think of China first. After all, the country is known for communism. Closeted Chinese women and men sometimes use apps to hide their queer sexuality through arranged marriages. But some of China’s scandalous new textbooks are causing a stir. In many…

This New App Protects You From Revenge Porn

Revenge porn disproportionately affects lesbians and bisexual women – 15% of us have been threatened with it, and 7% of us have actually had revenge porn posted online. Rumuki is changing all of that. This revolutionary app is making it nearly impossible for people to share or post revenge porn.…

Why LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Are Working Together

Apparently, many young LGBT members are often too scared to start up a new business idea in case they fail because of their sexuality. To help reduce career barriers for LGBTQ entrepreneurs and promote innovation around issues affecting the LGBTQ community, Venture for America and Out in Tech have joined forces. Together,…