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Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie Becomes Marvel’s First LGBTQ+ Superhero

Afro-Latina actress Tessa Thompson has been pretty open about her sexuality. Last year she came out as bisexual and set the rumors straight about her relationship with Janelle Monáe. Now, in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, her character Valkyrie will become the first openly bisexual superhero. It’s about time we had an LGBTQ+ superhero! While there’s…

Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny Opposed LGBTQ Discriminatory Bill In Puerto Rico

Yesterday, Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives passed a “Freedom Bill” that would, in essence, pose damaging consequences for the LGBTQ community. However, because the bill was so discriminatory, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló put an end to it. He also had the advice of some very influential people including singer Ricky Martin and Latin trap…

NYC Will Honor Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera for LGBTQ Activism

Decades after their death, two pioneers within the LGTBQ community are getting the recognition they deserve. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two trans women who fought for the rights of LGBTQ people for years and were at the Stonewall Inn riots in 1969 in New York City, will have two statues presented in their…

11 Transgender Latinas Empowering the LGBTQIA Community

In America, 1.4 million people identify as transgender but despite the strength in numbers, the community continues to face harassment and prejudice. Activists have been working for decades to promote trans rights and increasing visibility in an environment where being seen alone is dangerous. This list features some of the most prominent Latinx leaders in…

New Youtube Series Focuses on Issues Affecting LGBTQ Youth of Color

The advent of social media has given a platform for marginalized communities but the openness found online doesn’t necessarily transfer to the real world and this newly launched Youtube series aims to bridge the gap. For LGBTQ youth of color, conversations surrounding sexuality and acceptance remain difficult and Director of LGBTQ Health and Rights at…

Brazil’s LGBTQ & Youth Find Solidarity in BATEKOO

When you think of nightlife, a few things might come to mind — loud, fun music, pops of color, glitter, a dark room. You think about fun times with friends, laughter, and being able to share a few drinks to celebrate.  For many in the LGBTQ+ community and specifically in Brazil, that’s rarely the case. Brazil…

Spirit Day Wants You To Go Purple In Support of LGBTQ Youth

Even with the slight gains, LGBTQ people have made in the United States, each year 8 out of 10 LGBT students are still harassed at school and 63.5% of students who reported harassment said the school did nothing or told them to ignore it. GLAAD’s campaign is designed to show visible support for LGBTQ youth…

Meet The Mexican Witch Fighting for POC and LGBTQ Visibility

To the many practicing brujas out there, “brujeria” is a way to heal intergenerational traumas in both themselves and in their communities. It’s a re-connection to many of the esoteric practices that were nearly erased by colonization and a reclaiming of the traditions that have been deemed “bad” or “evil” by Western Anglo society. Today “brujeria” has…

Meet The 3 Texan LGBTQ Women Changing the Game in The 2018 Midterms

First things first: if you didn’t know by now, the 2018 midterm elections have a record number of women running for seats in the House and Senate (417 women filed to run!), according to a report from Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. And as far as the primaries go, they’re killing…

10 Books With LGBTQ Characters for Kids Celebrating Pride Month

Looking for a way to celebrate and honor Pride Month with your young kid? From books with main characters who are LGBTQ or still figuring out their sexual orientations to stories of straight kids or teens with gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBTQ experience. Many of these books have…

Celebrate Gay Pride With These Badass LGBTQ Latinx Trailblazers

[/tps_header] With all of its glitter, rainbow glory, dazzling processions, and eye candy, gay pride month has made yet another June that much better. Last year, we saw the addition of black and brown stripes to the iconic rainbow flag, which stemmed from a call for more intersectionality in the LGBTQ community. That doesn’t mean that the flag’s makeover came without…