Tag: Homosexuality and Bisexuality

Police in Australia Offer Million-Dollar Reward in Gay Man’s 1988 Death

SYDNEY, Australia — Almost 30 years to the day after a gay mathematician from the United States was forced off a Sydney cliff in a hate crime, the police on Sunday announced a reward of 1 million Australian dollars for information leading to the perpetrators. The mathematician, Scott Johnson, was […]

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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Criticism Over Homophobic Tweets

Days after it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the 2019 Academy Awards, backlash over some of his past comments prompted him to respond to his critics on Instagram. Then on Friday, he announced that he was not going to host the event. Mr. Hart was in trouble because […]

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‘He Did Not Lead on AIDS’: For Bush, Activists See a Mixed Legacy

The death of George Bush on the eve of World AIDS Day was a painful reminder of some of the most lethal days of the epidemic, when people — predominantly gay and bisexual — were struck down by an illness that few in the White House seemed to lose sleep […]

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Taiwan Asked Voters 10 Questions. It Got Some Unexpected Answers.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — When Taiwan passed legislation last year that made it easier to propose and pass referendum questions, President Tsai Ing-wen called it a “historic moment” in the self-ruling island’s evolution from a military dictatorship to an open democracy. She got more than she bargained for on Saturday, when […]

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Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy

A new openness about gender identity is making its way into some of America’s public schools. First there were schools establishing all-gender restrooms. Now some districts are allowing children to be officially registered for school as a category other than male or female. Washington, D.C., schools are the latest, with […]

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The Man Who Took On the Pope: The Story Behind the Viganò Letter

ROME — At 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò showed up at the Rome apartment of a conservative Vatican reporter with a simple clerical collar, a Rocky Mountains baseball cap and an explosive story to tell. Archbishop Viganò, the former chief Vatican diplomat in the United States, spent […]

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A ‘Rainbow Wave?’ 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever

Advertisement A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates are running for office in November, as the Trump administration and state-level politicians have moved to roll back some legal protections. Sharice Davids, a leading Democrat in a top congressional primary in Kansas on Tuesday, is a lesbian and Native American who wants “L.G.B.T. […]

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Cuomo Opens Investigation Into Denial of Marriage License to Gay Couple

After a same-sex couple was denied a marriage license in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has not only opened an investigation into the case, but he has also offered to officiate the couple’s wedding in Albany. Dylan Toften and Thomas Hurd sought the license in Root, N.Y., about 50 miles from Albany. But the […]

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Vows: His Dating Profile Listed Reasons Not to Date Him. She Was Intrigued.

Joseph Schneier posted his profile on OkCupid in 2016, but admits that he wasn’t really looking for love back then. “I wasn’t sure of my gender. I was very androgynous,” said Mr. Schneier, a 40-year-old technology entrepreneur who also wasn’t sure he wanted to start dating again. “I put up the most depressing profile.” Mr. […]

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Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses Cuomo Over Nixon

On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Nixon’s campaign sent an email blast to supporters, mocking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s application for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s endorsement, accusing him of lying in a desperate bid to shore up support. Hours later, the club, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization, endorsed Mr. Cuomo. In the […]

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The Ethicist: Should I Forgo Gay Sex to Donate Blood?

Name Withheld Your letter touches on a number of issues. Let’s start with the blood ban. The American Red Cross disallows blood donations from a variety of candidates, including: anyone who in the previous 12 months got a tattoo from an unregulated tattoo parlor, had sex with someone with hepatitis, received a blood transfusion or […]

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Israelis Protest Denial of Surrogacy Rights to Same-Sex Couples

TEL AVIV — Waving rainbow flags and pushing strollers, tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing, religious coalition on Sunday after it blocked an effort to extend surrogacy rights to same-sex couples. “This is the 21st century,” said Itzik Shmuli, a gay lawmaker from the Zionist Union party. […]

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How I Made It Back to Church

It looked like segregation, except it was the remix in which black people had decidedly more power over the space. I would later find out that there were plenty of black tourists in the same line I was in, but the optics were striking all the same. Once I stepped inside the sprawling space, I […]

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Israel Cements Right-Wing Agenda in a Furious Week of Lawmaking

Nor were the divisive moves confined to the legislative chamber. On Monday, the chairman of Brandeis University, Meyer G. Koplow, was interrogated by airport security on his way back to New York because, after attending a bridge-building session organized by the educational organization Encounter on the West Bank, he had thrown a brochure articulating the […]

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What Was Maria Butina Doing at the National Prayer Breakfast?

It also should not be surprising that at least some in the breakfast crowd were positively disposed to the Russian visitors. The bond between America’s Christian nationalists and the Russian government goes back a long way, long before anyone conceived of the possibility of a Trump administration. Paul Weyrich belongs on any shortlist of the […]

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Executive Realness: 3 ‘Pose’ Stars on Dancing and Being Seen

“How am I supposed to learn how to do all that?” asks Damon, an aspiring dancer played by Ryan Jamaal Swain, on the pilot of the FX series “Pose.” It’s nighttime on a Greenwich Village pier, and Damon is discovering what it means to vogue. To music blasting from a boombox, dancers face off with […]

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