Congress members sued over rainbow flag display

lgbt_usa_flag_cropped-svgFour Congress members are being sued for displaying rainbow flags in the hallway outside their Washington, D.C. offices.
The man suing is attorney Chris Sevier who has a history of bizarre stunts opposing same-sex marriage and LGBTI rights.
Sevier has sued several states for the right to marry his ‘porn-filled’ laptop computer, trying to make a point about court rulings on same-sex marriage.
In this case, he is asking a federal court to find that “‘homosexuality” and other forms of self-asserted sex-based identity narratives are a “religion,’” as his 38-page complaint details.  Read More…

Meet India’s first and only LGBT choir!

LGBT choirs are commonplace in the US and UK, but far less so in other parts of the world. Despite having a population of 1.3 billion, and an estimated LGBT population potentially of over 70 million, India only recently got its first gay choir.

This is perhaps not all that surprising given that homosexual activity is currently illegal in India under the draconian Section 377 of the country’s penal code; legislation dating back to British colonial times.

Rainbow Voices Mumbai began as an initiative of local LGBT youth group Yaariyan, supported by the Humsafar Trust. The choir offers support for LGBT people in India and raises awareness around LGBT rights. It is also championing the work of local advocates in their efforts to overturn this law.

“Trump’s America”

Nearly two-thirds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say they feel less safe since President Donald Trump took office because of their sexuality or gender identity, according to a SurveyMonkey poll shared exclusively with TIME.   Read More…