Tag: LGBTQ

Pose Reminds Us How Important Chosen Families Are

Photo: Roy Rochlin (GETTY IMAGES) As I’ve noted before, FX’s Pose not only entertains but is out here saving lives. That little young LGBTQ+ child who is confused about their existence and questioning their worth can now turn on their television or streaming service and be greeted with the knowledge that they aren’t alone in […]

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Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers

Hundreds protest a Trump administration announcement in February 2017 in New York that rescinded an Obama-era order allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identities. On Aug. 16, 2019, the Trump administration in a brief to the Supreme Court said federal civil rights protections don’t extend to transgender workers. Photo: Spencer Platt […]

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Neo-Nazi Accused of Plotting Bombings Wanted to Recruit Middle Schoolers, Chats Reveal

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A 23-year-old neo-Nazi accused of plotting to bomb Las Vegas LGBTQ clubs and Jewish communities aspired to recruit kids from middle schools, high schools, and colleges in the Las Vegas area, according to Discord chats surfaced Thursday. The FBI arrested Conor Climo […]

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Matty Healy Thinks The 1975 Will Be Banned From Dubai After He Kissed A Male Fan During A Show

Getty Image The 1975 frontman Matty Healy isn’t afraid to speak his mind when it comes to issues that are important to him, like climate activism and abortion laws. The band performed in Dubai last night, and while there, Healy addressed local laws that forbid homosexual acts, most notably by kissing a male fan during […]

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The Exhausting Work of LGBTQ Code-Switching

Court, a 25-year-old sales engineer based in Portland who previously identified as a lesbian, told me how their voice changed when they came out as non-binary (all sources in this story have had their last names omitted for privacy and safety). “I would attempt to “masculinize” my voice before—that sort of stable, droning mutter,” they […]

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The Trans Character in the ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ Reboot Is a Huge Step Forward

In Netflix’s new movie, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, the cast of the hit 90s Nickelodeon cartoon comes back to earth from outer space in 2019. A lot has changed since they left in 1996, like the frenzy over new “O-phone” releases and the advent of hyper-realistic 4D movies. But as series creator Joe Murray […]

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Taylor Swift Explains Why She Decided To Champion LGBTQ Rights On ‘You Need To Calm Down’

Taylor Swift The latest single from Taylor Swift’s upcoming album Lover is “You Need To Calm Down,” which very clearly demonstrates Swift’s support of the LGBTQ community. That is evidenced by the song’s video that features a bunch of LGBTQ celebrities, and by lyrics like, “You just need to take several seats and then try […]

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12 Reasons It Should Be Illegal for Doctors Not to Treat Trans People

Medical negligence. Rude support staff. Illnesses gone untreated. These are just some of the problems some say they have endured when trying to treat a broken bone or a harsh cold, just because they are transgender. Now, a new rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services could make medical care for transgender […]

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An Onstage Wedding Brings a Broadway Happy Ending to Life

There’s a lot that sparkles at “The Prom” on Broadway: the sequined formal-wear costumes, the gem-studded protest-sign props, the luminous school dance decorations for the show’s finale. But all that glittered was rivaled after Saturday evening’s performance when two brides, gleaming in rose-gold sequins, exchanged marriage vows onstage. Armelle Kay Harper, a script coordinator for […]

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Improving Mental Health by Taking on Social and Racial Injustice

The challenges in Albuquerque’s International District are far too familiar to many communities of color with low household incomes in the United States: high rates of poverty, under-resourced schools, limited job opportunities, dilapidated infrastructure, unsafe streets, and high levels of violence. What’s less familiar is the connection these community conditions have with mental health and […]

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Thanks to Meghan Markle, Laverne Cox Is the 1st Trans Woman to Appear on the Cover of British Vogue

Laverne Cox attends the Orange Is the New Black Season 7, World Premiere Screening and Afterparty 2019 on July 25, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) “It’s a dream come true,” says Laverne Cox of her history-making appearance on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, as reported by People. Cox […]

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Andy Cohen Can Try Many Things, but Tituss Burgess Isn’t One of Them

Photo: Scott Eisen (GETTY IMAGES) There are numerous things in this world that you can try, but actor Tituss Burgess is not one of them. GIF: GIPHY On a recent episode of Watch What Happens L!ve, Burgess reminded host Andy Cohen that he was—in fact—not one of Cohen’s little school friends. During the interview, which […]

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A Definitive Guide to Getting Into Strap-Ons

Lead illustration by Marta Parszeniew, credits at the bottom of articleImages for collage used: Purple dildo via; Pink strap-on harness via; Black strap-on and dildo via. This article originally appeared on VICE UK. So you’ve decided to get into strap-ons. Good for you. It’s the best thing I did, other than learning how to cook Iranian rice properly […]

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Amid the Ongoing Battle Over Her Body, Caster Semenya Covers Out Magazine’s Body Issue

Screenshot: Dana Scruggs (Out Magazine) “As long as I remember, it was all about being free,” Caster Semenya tells Out magazine, reflecting on the passion that drives her world-class athletic career. “When I do sports is when I feel happy. I feel free.” And yet, the sports world has also been a fraught one for […]

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Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie Is the First Openly LGBTQ Superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnorok Screenshot: Marvel Entertainment (YouTube) When Thor: Ragnarok was released in theaters in November 2017, Tessa Thompson stole the show as the badass Valkyrie. However, criticisms arose when her rich backstory was scrapped and the fascinating character was relegated to a supporting character and plot device. In fact, Thompson […]

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Steven Canals Was Told ‘No’ Over 100 Times, But One ‘Yes’ Led to 6 Pose Emmy Nominations

I’ve been gay as hell for some time now. I didn’t always have the language to articulate this, but I’ve had this affinity for a month of Sundays. Growing up, representation was lacking, so black women were what I turned to. I knew good and well I wasn’t a black woman—I wasn’t that blessed—but they […]

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Berkeley’s Effort to Abolish Gender Is Chaotic and Fabulous

Photo by Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images. Photo illustration by VICE.  I guess I never thought that manholes covered city streets in, like, a gendered way. But Berkeley, California, has officially enlightened me. This week, the city agreed to advance gender neutrality in civic space by “eliminating any gender preference language within the Berkeley Municipal Code.” […]

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What’s in a Name? A Lot. ‘The Name Change Project’ Helps Trans Folks Own Their Entire Lives

Photo: iStock Cris Lee, a resident of Washington, D.C., is a program manager at a nonprofit that works with traditionally underserved communities. Lee is also a trans man. He has been medically transitioning for just over two years (using testosterone as a hormone replacement), but transitioning socially almost four years. Last summer, Lee began the […]

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