Trevor Project CEO Amit Paley Removed From Position After Staff Outcry

The Trevor Project board of directors has removed Amit Paley as CEO effective immediately, a source close to the LGBTQ suicide prevention organization confirmed. Paley was removed from his post on Wednesday, November 2. According to the source, staff dissatisfaction, particularly as it relates to the organization’s quick large-scale growth and the burden it put … Read more

More Than ‘Don’t Say Gay’: Proposed National Bill is Latest Move in LGBTQ+ Rights Fight

This story first appeared in The 19th Over 30 House Republicans are backing a bill that seeks to ban federally funded institutions from promoting material acknowledging gender identity, gender dysphoria, transgender people and sexual orientation when such topics would reach children under 10 years old.  The bill labels such information about LGBTQ+ people as “sexually-oriented material,” … Read more

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Penned a Heartfelt Letter to Queer Kids

This story first appeared on In advance of Paramore’s headlining slot at the emo nostalgia festival When We Were Young, lead singer Hayley Williams penned a heartfelt letter to those who “punk music actually represents” — namely, young women, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color. Williams posted the handwritten note to her Instagram stories … Read more

A School “Paused” Its Student Newspaper After an LGBTQ Pride Issue

Grand Island, Nebraska is a quiet city. Nestled in the center of the state, the town’s population nearly doubles in size once a year when tourists travel in for the annual sandhill crane bird migration. But once the birds leave, so does the noise. That is until earlier this year when a local high school’s … Read more

Danielle Smith addresses comments about unvaccinated being ‘most discriminated against group’ |

On Wednesday, Alberta premier Danielle Smith released a statement about comments she made a day earlier about people who chose not to be vaccinated being “the most discriminated against group that I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime.” The comment garnered widespread criticism online and from other political figures in Canada. In a statement issued just … Read more

Queer Dating Guide By Zodiac Sign: What Your Sign Wants in Love

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, a time when queer people young and old choose to bring others in on their identity, or remember the first time they ever did. Coming out can be an important step for some people, or a no-big-deal kind of thing for others. And, some may not be able … Read more

Velma Is Officially Gay, and Hayley Kiyoko Had the Best Reaction

If you’ve been a fan of Hayley Kiyoko for a while, then you probably know she played Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster on Cartoon Network. And if you’re a long-time fan of Scooby-Doo, then you’d also know a new animated movie recently came out — and it officially has Hayley’s stamp … Read more

These Are the 20 Queer and Trans Youth Changing the World

The future is queer. According to a Gallup poll published in February, more Americans than ever consider themselves something other than heterosexual — and Gen Z is leading the way, with one in five members of the 1997-2003 club identifying as LGBTQ+. Despite a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, rhetoric, and misinformation that could otherwise dissuade … Read more

Thousands of Virginia Students Are Walking Out for Trans Rights

Today, students across Virginia will participate in a walkout protesting a recent policy change by the state’s Department of Education, pushed by Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin. At the time of writing, nearly 100 schools were listed on the Virginia-based Pride Liberation Project’s public list of participating schools. On September 16, Virginia’s Department of Education, at … Read more

Conservatives Are Trying to Get This Teacher Fired for Being Nonbinary

This article was originally published by Them. mid a nationwide harassment campaign against LGBTQ+ teachers, members of one southwest Oregon community used a school board meeting to protest the hiring of a nonbinary first-grade teacher, despite being told in advance that comments about individual staffers were not allowed. The teacher in question, who has been … Read more