Virtual Pride Parade Celebrates Marriage Equality In Online Final Fantasy Game

A community of gamers have held a virtual Pride parade to celebrate same-sex unions coming to a hit gaming franchise.

Last month, it was announced that the fourteenth edition in the Final Fantasy series would include the option for characters to ‘marry’ others of the same sex. Now, members of the Rough Trade Gaming Community, a group of LGBT and LGBT-friendly gamers, have held their own virtual Pride parade – called the Pixel Pride March – to thank developers and as a tribute to a member who tragically died last month… Read more.

Susan Sarandon Supports Marriage Equality In New PSA Video Message

Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon has leant her support to a marriage equality drive in America.

The star, 67, recorded a video message to support the Human Rights Campaign‘s efforts to bring same-sex marriage to the millions of gay and lesbian Americans in states that do not currently have such legislation… Read more.

‘Oldest Gay In The Village’, LGBT Advocate Receives Letter Of Congratulations From British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated a 90 year-old gay man dubbed ‘the oldest gay in the village’ for his commitment to the LGBT community.

George Montague wrote to the Conservative Prime Minister, thanking him for pushing through same-sex marriage laws in the UK. He also included a copy of his new book, The Oldest Gay In The Village, and undoubtedly did not expect a response. However, a letter directly from number 10 Downing Street followed, with Cameron praising Montague for his ‘impressive’ efforts… Read more.

The Gay Reformation: Why One Christian Doesn’t Take Biblical Homophobia As Gospel

Matthew Vines is a gay, Christian, Harvard graduate who was ostracised by his church for his sexual identity. He founded the inclusion-focused Reformation Project to promote equality among church congregations and bridge the gulf between LGBT groups and Christian communities.

“Far too many Christian churches preach a homophobic gospel,” he notes. “Gay rights
 gain ground every year, but the underlying dynamic of significant religious opposition to them persists.”

In an hour-long YouTube video, Vines explains why he believes that the Bible is not anti-gay at all. In spouting this misinformed hatred, he says, preachers of the Good Book serve only to harm both Christian values and LGBT communities alike… Read more.

Transgender Model Valentijn De Hingh Takes Centre Stage In Womenswear Campaign

A transgender model is to feature front and centre in a high-profile new womenswear advertising campaign.

Dutch model Valentijn De Hingh will feature in promotional photos for designer Tom Ford’s fall womenswear campaign along with seven other women, including America’s Next Top Model‘s Yaya Da Costa… Read more.

Katy Perry And UNICEF Join Hands To Show Love For People With HIV And AIDS

Pop star Katy Perry has teamed up with UNICEF to promote love and acceptance for people living with HIV and AIDS.

Perry has leant her track Unconditionally to a video campaign which sees HIV + and – people exchanging hugs and scribbling messages of support for those living with HIV and AIDS around the world… Read more and watch the video.

One Fifth Of The US Workforce Is Now Protected From LGBT Discrimination

LGBT people working with federal contractors will now be protected against discrimination in the workplace.

President Barack Obama signed the new order yesterday in a move that will see LGBT employees working for such contractors - at home and abroad - protected from all forms of employment-based homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

"America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people," Mr. Obama said… Read more.

   Rock Band Panic! At The Disco Challenge The Westboro Baptist Church With LGBT Charity Donation
Rock band Panic! At The Disco have stood up to the Westboro Baptist Church and donated $1000+ to a gay rights charity in the process.

The band were playing in Kansas City, Missouri, where members of the hateful church had decided to picket their concert. We’re not quite sure why. We’re even sure they’re sure why. But they were there, nevertheless, blasting out a cover of Panic!’s hit I Write Sins Not Tragedies, cunningly renamed You Love Sin! What A Tragedy (clever).
As has become a tradition with WBC protests, the counter-protest follows suit and it was members of the band who came up with the idea to donate $20 to LGBT rights charity the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro picketer that showed up… Read more.

Rock Band Panic! At The Disco Challenge The Westboro Baptist Church With LGBT Charity Donation

Rock band Panic! At The Disco have stood up to the Westboro Baptist Church and donated $1000+ to a gay rights charity in the process.

The band were playing in Kansas City, Missouri, where members of the hateful church had decided to picket their concert. We’re not quite sure why. We’re even sure they’re sure why. But they were there, nevertheless, blasting out a cover of Panic!’s hit I Write Sins Not Tragedies, cunningly renamed You Love Sin! What A Tragedy (clever).

As has become a tradition with WBC protests, the counter-protest follows suit and it was members of the band who came up with the idea to donate $20 to LGBT rights charity the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro picketer that showed up… Read more.

This Mayor Is Giving $5 To LGBT Rights For Every Anti-Gay Call She Gets. And She’s Getting A LOT.

Kim Driscoll, mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, began receiving homophobic abuse over the telephone after cancelling a contract with a local college over their anti-gay position. Their president had supported a small group of homophobes requesting that a ‘religious exemption’ clause be included in an order designed to protect LGBT employees from discrimination. 

Once the story had broken online, Driscoll’s phone became red hot with irate bigots.

And that’s when she decided to do something awesome.

For every call the Mayor received refuting her actions, she pledged to donate $5 to a local support group for LGBT young people. Of her own money… Read more.

   Atari’s ‘Pridefest’ Will Bring A Virtual LGBT Pride Parade To A City Near You
A new app that will allow smartphone and tablet users to create their own virtual LGBT Pride festivals has been announced.
Pridefest, by video game developers Atari, will encourage LGBT participants and their allies to set up entertainment and attractions and decorate floats for a virtual Pride parade in a location of their choice – essentially making Pride festivals possible in areas where there is little LGBT visibility… Read more.

Atari’s ‘Pridefest’ Will Bring A Virtual LGBT Pride Parade To A City Near You

A new app that will allow smartphone and tablet users to create their own virtual LGBT Pride festivals has been announced.

Pridefest, by video game developers Atari, will encourage LGBT participants and their allies to set up entertainment and attractions and decorate floats for a virtual Pride parade in a location of their choice – essentially making Pride festivals possible in areas where there is little LGBT visibility… Read more.