In New York City, on September 10, 2014, Free & Equal, the United Nations Human Rights Office’s global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) equality, released “UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising” a video highlighting the campaign’s impact to date.
Club iCandy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA has renewed their annual sponsorship in support of our gay blogs. Club iCandy will be linked on our sponsors page here on QL and remains the major sponsor of the Philly page over at Queer Networks. This is Club iCandy’s second year of sponsorship and we wanted to give them a public shout and thank them for their support.
So football season kicked off last week and both my Dallas Cowboys and Nate’s Green Bay Packers dropped their opening games and didn’t play all that well. I’ll have more to say about Ray Rice and the mishandling of his domestic abuse case soon but Nate and I got into the spirit of the new season in honor of a very special occasion.
This month, the GLBT Historical Society will begin a free program series that spotlights how processes of urban renovation that once helped create spaces for queer community and culture now threaten to erase their presence. “The G Spot: Gentrification, Transformation and Queer San Francisco” will bring together historians, activists, residents and visitors to discuss the ways in which history can inform thinking about the place of GLBT people in urban settings today.
The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade said on Wednesday that they were lifting a ban on openly gay groups marching under their own banner, bringing to a close more than two decades of bitter protests and controversy that thrust an annual celebration into the national gay rights debate. Continue reading
The gay hookup app Grindr has disabled the distance feature amid concerns that a recently published exploit could allow the exact location of users to be determined. Although the feature only listed the distance to another user, but no direction, it became known that it was possible to pinpoint someone’s location using the application. Concern was immediately expressed for users in places where being gay can get you arrested and killed. (One hopes the 134 users in North Korea are all secret police, and that they will spend their time chasing each other!)
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, Bacon! Everybody loves bacon (well almost everybody), and to add to our collection of sexual enjoyableness, I discovered this…