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When We Fall in Ratings, We Fail Our Movement

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. On Monday, ABC made television history by airing When We Rise, the first installment of a miniseries by Dustin Lance Black that documents the progress of the LGBT rights movement. The timing couldn’t have been better. Just days after the Trump administration rescinded …

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NFL Player David Parry Hurled Anti-Gay Slurs at Cops During Drunken Arrest

This post originally published by Towleroad. Indianapolis Colts lineman David Parry used homophobic slurs when he was arrested by police last weekend. According to police reports, Parry was confronted by police in Scottsdale, Arizona for attacking a taxi cart driver and stealing his vehicle early last Saturday morning. The victim …

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16-Year-Old Led Chilling Extortion Ring Targeting Grindr Users

This post originally published by Towleroad. A 16-year-old Australian boy was among four arrested in Canberra for running an extortion racket that preyed upon Grindr users by threatening to out them as “pedophiles.” One of their victims is said to have committed suicide as a consequence. While the group extorted …

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Let’s Stop Shaming Black Men

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Last February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report predicting that, if things don’t change, one out of every two gay or bi black men will become HIV-positive in their lifetime. This statistic has been repeated endlessly, usually in connection …

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You’re in Trump’s America Now, Attacker Tells Gay Men

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. A drunk man yelled gay slurs at two men who were riding their bicycles home in Key West, Fla., early Thursday morning, saying “I bet you faggots voted for that bitch Hillary” and “You live in Trump country now,” reports the Miami Herald.  The …

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