Pride Roundtable: Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan Quin, ILoveMakonnen & Big Freedia | Billboard

It’s just gonna be about keep on educating people, telling these stories and the history, too. I feel like a lot of people that I meet in this next generation coming up aren’t necessary all aware of everything that’s come … Continue reading Pride Roundtable: Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan Quin, ILoveMakonnen & Big Freedia | Billboard

Thank you P!nk

Last year I made a promise to myself. I am gonna be brave and I will do a bunch of things that scare me, but which are also going to help me and my life, moving forward. Since then, I went to see Michelle Obama and I learnt that the phrase I was looking for is: ‘I needed to Michelle up’. So, I moved to another country, I met and talked to one of my idols and I became a Human Rights Speaker. And let me tell you, that the hardest part was, teaching my first class. It was one … Continue reading Thank you P!nk

Dear straight allies, please don’t come to pride until you’ve understood these 6 things

6. You’re a guest in our space, act accordingly. The important take-away here is not that LGBT people hate straight/cis folks. It’s not even about the presence of straight/cis folks at Pride in general. It’s about when straight/cis folks behave in inappropriate and culturally insensitive ways that threaten or dampen the experiences of LGBT people at events that are made for us in the first place. Straight/cis folks can go to any party and feel comfortable dancing, holding hands, and making out with their significant other (or hottie of the night) without feeling like they could be in danger because … Continue reading Dear straight allies, please don’t come to pride until you’ve understood these 6 things

Transgender no longer recognised as ‘disorder’ by WHO

Transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders under big changes to the World Health Organization’s global manual of diagnoses. The newly-approved version instead places issues of gender incongruence under a chapter on sexual health. A World Health Organization expert said it now understands transgender is “not actually a mental health condition”. Human Rights Watch says the change will have a “liberating effect worldwide”. Read full Article at the BBC website Continue reading Transgender no longer recognised as ‘disorder’ by WHO