Privacy Breached & Sad Outcome: A Rutgers freshman aparently jumped off a bridge, killing himself this week after classmates used hidden camera to record and stream his gay sexual activity to the web.
Heartbreaking!: The parents of 13 year-old Asher Brown of Texas, who killed himself after constant bullying, join CNN's Anderson Cooper to share their story. School did nothing & Deny everything... Watch:
Weasle Watch: Anderson Cooper seeks answers from Michigan's assistant D.A., whose blog attacks a gay college student council member. Watch:
The news about one of the Pope's astronomers saying that aliens have souls and that he would baptise an alien if it asked him to, got me to thinking once again about the Catholic church's anti-gay attitudes...
Rev. Carlton Pearson talks with CNN's Kyra Phillips about the Bishop Eddie Long sex allegations scandal and about preaching that everyone has a place in heaven, including gay people. Watch:
Charlene Strong has been fighting DOMA since the death of her wife, Kate Fleming, in a flood in their Washington State home; she joins Laura Flanders at GRITtv to remind us what the denial of marriage rights really means to couples.
Florida Appellate Court Strikes Down Law Barring Gay People From Adopting.
Two Georgia men have filed a lawsuit claiming that prominent and homophobic megachurch pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex, claiming it to be religious in nature and lavishing them with gifts and perks.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate led by the Republicans voted against a major military bill that would also allow the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy; the vote was 56 to 43. Here's some coverage on that event:
In this BigThink interview, John Waters talks about why "Coming Out Is So Square", How no one asked him if he was gay, peoples fear of him, gaily correctness, the state of gay culture and more. Watch:
Success has come quickly for 21-year-old Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan. Dolan was at TIFF 2010 for the English Canadian premiere of Heartbeats, and Xtra caught up with him and TIFF's Noah Cowen to talk about Dolan's films and his critics.
The 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival, (VIFF) opens September 30, and runs until October 15 this year and will be showing a great selection of films of gay interest; both feature length and shorts. This year's headline gay feature films include Xavier Dolan's Heartbeats, Bruce LaBruce's notorious L.A. Zombie and the documentary Stonewall Uprising.
I was wondering when we'd see this...This week, Bryan Safi salutes CNN's basement baby - Showbiz Tonight. The lowbrow entertainment show asked the question no other news outlet would dare (or care) to ask: Is television gayness in shows like "Modern Family" and "Glee" bad for society? Watch:
In this BigThink interview, filmaker John Waters talks about what makes art successful, his dilema about a moldy painting, whether he seeks to make people angry and more. Watch:
Stonewall's Policy Officer Nat Miles talks about their research into the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK's asylum system which was found to be rife with systemic homophobia. Watch:
L'Amour Fou, a documentary about the rise of famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé premiered at TIFF 2010. Elvira Kurt hit the red carpet to talk with Saint Laurent's lifelong partner Pierre Bergé about the documentary. Also interviewed were model and friends, Betty Catroux and designer Loulou de la Falaise. Watch:
While Pope Benedict XVI remains steadfast in his vision of the values of society and what marriage is, Amnesty International UK raises concerns on eve of his visit -- Child abuse and Gay Rights Head List of Concerns.
"I am questioning the heterosexism that pressures LGBTQ parents to prove their success as parents by producing heterosexual (read: normal) children." :Family Therapist, Arlene Istar Lev.
Xtra caught up with TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey to get his film picks, including John Cameron Mitchell's new film Rabbit Hole and Pierre Thoretton's Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Berge, L'Amour Fou.
Noah Cowan, TIFF Bell Lightbox, artistic director, chats with Elvira Kurt of Xtra about the new venue which opens Sept. 12th and what queers should be checking out at this year's festival.
Sean Horlor from Xtra caught up with Margaret Cho during her recent stop in Vancouver, BC, during The Cho Dependent tour and talked with her about about her Vancouver connections, recording with Tegan and Sara and why she quit pot. Watch:
Stanford research finds that children of gay and straight couples do equally well in school. Associate professor Michael Rosenfeld of Sociology, talks about this new research in this video -- Watch: