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Bullied Indiana student commits suicide

Billy Lucas, a 15-year-old student at Greensburg High School, hanged himself after other students continually bullied him because they thought he was gay. “People would call him ‘fag’ and stuff like that, just make fun of him because he’s different, basically,” Dillen Swango, a fellow student at the southeastern Indiana school, said to Fox59 News. … Continue reading

Swedish fashion house creates line aimed at cross-dressers

    Swedish fashion house Acne teamed up with Luis Venegas, the editor of British publication Candy, to launch an androgynous capsule collection targeted at cross-dressers. “This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity,” Acne’s creative director Jonny Johansson said to Vogue. “It touches on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the … Continue reading

Pride celebration agitates Cincinnatians

With Cincinnati Pride fast approaching, local media coverage has been really heating up with anyone and everyone throwing in their two cents. Citizens for Community Values came out against the annual festival. Pride planners have been relentlessly defending it. The Cincinnati Enquirer even asked me to weigh in. Check out the stories: The Cincinnati Enquirer: Letter: Gay … Continue reading

Quote: Johnny Galecki on gay rumors

“I haven’t really addressed those rumors because why defend yourself against something that isn’t offensive?” — Johnny Galecki, of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, on media speculations of his sexuality.

MBLGTACC: queers in the media

This post is the fifth post in a series of coverage from the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference 2010, that took place Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2010, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I’ve heard the argument time and time again about the detrimental effects of  negative portrayals of queers in the media, … Continue reading