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Gilbert Baker, Creator of the Rainbow Flag, Dies at 65

We raise the Rainbow Flag today in honor of Gilbert Baker. According to the the NYTimes.com: “Gilbert Baker, a self-described “gay…

Tonight, Dustin Lance Black’s Gay Rights Miniseries ‘When We Rise’

Last night, we had the first-ever major win for an LGBTQ-themed movie, and if you sat through the entire four-hour…

Cocktail Music: ‘This Ain’t Over’ by Alex Newell

With his forthcoming EP on the horizon, and a U.S. tour with Adam Lambert this spring, 23-year-old Alex Newell is here…

Santa Baby Cocktail Holiday Music

It seems like each year a new singer comes along to put their twist on the classic 1950s song <em>Santa Baby,…

Republicans Reintroduce Anti-LGBT First Amendment Defense Act

Last year, Republican senators proposed the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), a bill offering legal protections to those opposing same-sex marriage.…

‘Tom of Finland’ (Finally) Gets a Full Trailer! Watch Here

Finally, Dome Karukoski’s latest project, Tom Of Finland has received a trailer! Set in Helsinki at the turn of World War II,…

7th Circuit Case Reconsiders LGBT Workplace Protections

A currently ongoing case in the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals could potentially set into motion new and valuable workplace…

Record-Breaking Figures in the 2017 HRC Corporate Equality Index

This year has seen record-breaking numbers of companies stepping up with policies protecting LGBTQ rights and equality in the workplace.…

Vice President Elect Mike Pence’s New Neighbors Welcome Him With Rainbow Flags

As Mike Pence prepares to enter the White House, his new neighbors in Washington D.C. are making their stances clear…

Happy Thanksgiving from ‘Passport’ Magazine

The PASSPORT magazine family is: THANKFUL FOR FAMILY—Whether it is the one we were born into, the one we have gathered…

Commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Today marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. The day was started in response to the murders, violence, and hate crimes that…

Indonesia Holds A Secret Miss Transgender Pageant

In Indonesia, a country that remains socially conservative and widely homophobic, the LGBT community has secretly organized a Miss Transgender national…

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Cancels Global Tour To Visit Red States

After this tumultuous and divisive election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has decided to cancel their global tour, and…

Jamaican Transgender Women Star In Music Video

British singer RAY BLK just released the music video for her new song “Chill Out”, and it is stunning. As the dreamy…

Mexico’s Congressional Committee Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Bill

A congressional committee in Mexico has just rejected a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. The bill, proposed…

Warwick Rowers Release Naked Calendar To Fight Homophobia

Everyone’s favorite naked rowers are back! The British rowing team at the University of Warwick (simply known as the Warwick Rowers)…

Kim Davis May Have To Pay Opponents’ Legal Fees

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis caught the nation’s attention last year when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,…

Amsterdam Unveils Rainbow Path For LGBT Rights

Amsterdam’s pride month may be well over, but the city is getting a splash of color with the newly unveiled…

Russian City Fighting for First Pride Parade

Perm, a city in western Russia, is breaking convention by debating whether or not to allow a Pride parade. There…

Susan Rice: Putting LGBT Rights At Forefront Of Foreign Policy

Susan Rice, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and current National Security Advisor, declared yesterday that LGBT rights must become…

Czech Republic Approves Gay Adoption Bill

The Czech Republic has just approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples in a civil partnership to adopt each other’s biological children. Same-sex…

‘Alan Turing Law’ Pardons Thousands of Gay Men

The government of England and Wales have just announced that gay men convicted of now-abolished sexual crimes will automatically receive pardons in…

Trump Pledges to Sign Anti-LGBT Legislation

Donald Trump has never been popular with the LGBT community, try as he might to win their votes. However, he…

Rome Recognizes Its First Gay Civil Union

Luca de Sario and Francisco Raffaele Villarusso have become the first same-sex couple in a civil union in Italy. Italy,…

Archbishop of Wales Deems Homosexuality Perfectly ‘Proper’

Dr. Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Wales, is leaving his post with a bang. In his final address before his…

New Orleans is Making This Lesbian Couple’s Dream Wedding a Reality

For the many legal strides that LGBT couples have made this year and will continue to make, the issue of…

Under New Gender Law, Transgender Bolivians Get Updated ID Cards

In a victory for Bolivia’s transgender community, all citizens may register now for identification cards with updated personal information, including…

Priest Barred for Supporting Civil Rights

The Catholic archbishop of New Jersey has disavowed a gay priest for the cleric’s open support of gay advocacy group…

For the Love of ‘Gram, Help This Couple Adopt a Baby

For all the joy it brings, adopting a baby is no small feat. Set aside the thousands-heavy price tag, and…

Stephen King Calls Maine Governor Bigoted, Homophobic, and Racist

Novelist Stephen King is taking Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to task after the governor used a homophobic slur to intimidate…