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Leo Varadkar will likely be Ireland’s first gay prime minister

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation.   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Leo Varadkar is a favorite to become Ireland’s next Prime Minister. Independent.ie/YouTube Screenshot Leo Varadkar has emerged as the favorite to become Ireland‘s first gay prime minister. Varadkar, 38, currently serving as Minister for Social Protection, came …

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NYT: Gay Russians Face Discrimination in Brooklyn

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. At Brighton Beach Pride in Brooklyn, which was organized by RUSA LGBT, out Russian journalist Masha Gessen spoke to atendees and said, “Pride is about going into a place where it can be frightening.” The event was hailed as the first Russian-speaking pride …

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Mass Arrest of Indonesian Men at Sauna

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Crackdowns on gay and bisexual men continue in the Asian archipelago nation of Indonesia, with 141 arrested on Sunday at a Jakarta sauna in what police called a “gay sex party.” Since homosexuality is only explicitly illegal in one Indonesian province, the men …

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Dublin Gay Bar Hit with Homophobic, Neo-Nazi Graffiti

This post originally published by Towleroad. On the weekend of the two-year anniversary of Ireland’s marriage equality referendum, the exterior of Dublin’s oldest gay bar The George was discovered to have been defaced with homophobic slurs and swastikas. The chalked messages were promptly washed away by the bar’s owners, and the …

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