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Story By Chuck Tackett “The fact of the matter is our young people are not seen as kids. From the schoolhouse to the courthouse, the images, and narrative that put our people in harm’s way is deep and serious.” Rashad Robinson President Color of Change From the many years of watching Judge Judy on the […]

Dutee Chand, India’s first openly gay athlete, is facing a barrage of criticism from her family after announcing she was in a same-sex relationship. The sprinter, 23, came out last month, revealing her “soulmate” was a 19-year-old woman from her village. India’s historic decision to decriminalize gay sex in 2018 inspired her decision, she said. […]

Kesha — who just released new song “Rich, White, Straight Men” amid her ongoing legal dispute with Dr. Luke — performed at a gay pride event at the Edition Times Square thrown by Saks and the Stonewall Inn. “I love creating a place where people can come and be with each other and be themselves,” […]

Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Thursday that a gay civil servant and his husband were entitled to spousal benefits and a joint tax return, the latest example of an Asian government expanding rights for same-sex couples. The ruling by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal found that the authorities had failed to justify […]

Story by Chuck Tackett THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE ARSON FIRE Several years ago, I wrote a Chuck’s Chat article in KC Exposures magazine. I had never heard of this incident. With the responses and feedback I received back then I knew I wasn’t alone. We didn’t know this about our LGBTQ history. Since we’re in the […]

Just in time for Pride, IKEA has released a limited-edition rainbow version of its iconic blue Kvanting bag. The bags retail for $3.99 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. If that’s not cool enough, IKEA has also announced that all its US stores will be flying the rainbow flag […]

Yet another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race may be wrapping up, but RuPaul Andre Charles isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In addition to his talk show, which launches in select markets on June 10 for a three-week trial run, Ru just revealed new details about his upcoming comedy series, AJ and the Queen, which premieres […]

After seeing the crazy success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, MGM has announced it’s jumping on the musical biopic bandwagon. MGM reports that the studio is developing a movie about Culture Club frontman Boy George. Since bursting onto the music scene in the 1980s, Boy George has sold over 100 million singles and 50 million […]

“I need to wake up. I need to change. I need to shake up. I need to speak out. Something’s got to break up. I’ve been asleep, and I need to wake up. NOW.” “I Need To Wake Up.” Melissa Etheridge Singer Several times this year, I had to make trips to the doctors’ offices, […]


May 25, 2019

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