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Why It’s Important To Respect a Child’s Preferred Gender

This an important documentary to watch. By Barbara Walters, the film explores what it means to be a transgendered child.

Looking into the lives of three families that made the decision to love their kids and help them through a world that’s not (yet) designed for them, Walters interviews doctors as they explain the importance of using correct pronouns; and the families themselves as they explain…

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‘Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives’ – the Award-winning Canadian Documentary is Re-released

‘Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives’ is an award-winning Canadian documentary, which explores the lives of lesbian in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

First released 20 years ago, the documentary is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary re-release and has been lovingly remastered in HD by the National Film Board of Canada.

Written and directed by Lynne Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman, the…

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Why we Love Mary Lambert – Watch her Perform a Flawless Live Version of ‘Born Sad’

Watch out lesbian musician Mary Lambert performs a live version of ‘Born Sad’.

A year ago, Mary Lambert was an aspiring singer-songwriter earning a wage as a bartender, now she melts our hearts with her music. This year she stole the show with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, sung at Grammy Awards as 33 couples got wed, and is now…

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Alaska Unanimously Rules that Same-sex Partners of Workers Killed on the Job Must Receive compensation

The Alaska Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that same-sex partners of workers killed on the job should have access to compensation under Alaska law.

In the lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, Deborah Harris sought compensation for the work-related death of her partner Kerry Fadely. Kerry was tragically killed in 2011 when a disgruntled former employee shot and killed her.

Though workers’…

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The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Announces their Winners in Journalism

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) has announced the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and salutes their exemplary work. NLGJA is made up of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. The organisations objective is to opposes all forms of workplace bias…

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Kicked Out for Being Trans

Watch this insightful video and learn more about one transgender teen’s life on the streets, and other gay, lesbian and bisexual youth who become tragically homeless at such a young age.

As a total femme, and beauty therapist I LOVE beauty treatments, make up and anything that makes me look and feel better. But I like my girls to be, well, a kind of boys.

I like my partner to have natural (always bare) nails, no visible make up, and never EVER heels. However there are a few treatments I think tomboys can embrace.

Brows

My God brows are the absolute ultimate importance. I notice bad brows at a hundred paces, and they are all I can focus on. They frame your face – and they can be done very subtly (GuyBrows, I call them). So I can imagine most readers are sat there thinking “I have no idea if mine are good or not?”

There are a few simple rules to follow. Get to a mirror and find something with a straight edge to use as a guide….

Rule 1 Distance between brows - The start of each brow should be about in line with your tear ducts. Too far apart and you look odd. Someone said a “Lion face” once! Too close and we are in mono brow territory.

Rule 2 Taper Taper Taper - Thick to middle to thin. A gradual taper. No tadpoles, semi circles and jumps. Think natural and contoured.

Rule 3 The Arch - Look straight ahead and find the white triangle outside your iris. This is your safe zone. Draw a line up from here and that is where the highest part of your brow should sit.

Lash Tint

No you don’t have to look like you have mascara on. You can get a tint with brown or even light brown and just enhance your lashes subtly. It works and no one will know you have had them done!

Tan

A light spray tan to take the deathly white glow from your skin works wonders! Teeth and eyes appear whiter, skin healthier and more flawless, and let’s face it you always look slimmer with a tan. Gradual tans are a great option as you can build up the colour. Try Sun-Believable Gradual Tan in Medium.

Nails

Get a manicure or at least file and buff your nails regularly. When I say buff, yes you can get them to a glass like shine, but if you don’t fancy that then just miss out the shine bit! Try Trio Buffer and Crystal Nail file, both by Leighton Denny. No more biting, clipping or peeling. We want nice smooth snag free nails near our precious foof please . Don’t fancy a pedicure? See a Chiropodist – its more medical than beauty and a decent one can make your hooves look at least presentable and healthy.

Make up

You can still wear it whilst looking natural. Guys wear it on TV all the time, in fact on X Factor the male contestants had foundation, concealer, powder, contouring, brow gel and lip balm applied (Over their spray tans!)

  • Banish shine with a mattifying primer such as Benefit Professional
  • Conceal blemishes with a tinted moisturiser such as followed by a concealer such as Mac Studio
  • Finish SPF 35 Concealer (always make sure you get colour matched)
  • Or opt for a matt bronzer (no shimmer) such as Benefit Hoola
  • Brows can be kept in check with a brow gel such a Mac Brow Set in Clear
  • Clear mascara will make lashes look longer, healthy and glossy -try Miss Sporty Just Clear Mascara, or opt for a natural brown shade of any brand to enhance without drawing too much attention.
  • Keep lips kissable with a balm with minimal shine such as Burts Bees Lipbalm
  • So whatever your thing, you can still look groomed whilst retaining your natural beauty.
Tomboy Beauty | How Much is too Much As a total femme, and beauty therapist I LOVE beauty treatments, make up and anything that makes me look and feel better.

George Takei Pitched a Gay-Themed Star Trek Episode but the Idea was Shot Down, Actor Says

Ever wondered what your favourite shows would be like if they were exactly as they are now…but gayer?

Plenty of us are guilty of that in this day and age because it seems antiquated for shows to cover the struggles of every heterosexual character yet simultaneously fail to address the issues of those who are anything other than straight, or just failing to introduce queer characters altogether.

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Labour’s Shadow Minister says Restrictions on UK Civil Partnership Conversion are ‘Discriminatory and Unfair’

Gloria De Piero, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities has voiced concern over the regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, where the ceremonies can take place, and a lack of a marriage certificate for those couples.

In June, the UK Government announced that from the 10th December 2014 couples already in civil partnerships can convert to marriage.

However, Ms De…

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Producer Greg Berlanti told Huffington Post that the series will debut in September and that there would be at least two gay characters.

Berlanti revealed that gay DC Comics character David Singh (played by actor Patrick Sabongui), will be a recurring role throughout the first season of the show.

He also announced another gay character, whose identity is not yet known, will appear during the season. The second character will also be be a guy who already exists in the DC universe.

Wentworth Miller has also joined the show, and will play Flash nemesis Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold.

The show is set to enjoy extensive crossovers with sister show Arrow, which itself introduced a lesbian relationship between Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), and assassin Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law).

Here is a sneak peek of the new show

New Superhero TV show ‘The Flash’ Features Gay Characters in First Season Producer Greg Berlanti told Huffington Post that the series will debut in September and that there would be at least two gay characters.

Uruguayan efforts to include a non-hetero-normative passage in a Human Rights Council document failed last week as the United Nations body adopted its resolution on the “Protection of the Family”. The resolution supported by delegations from Uganda, Russia, Egypt, and other global leaders in LGBT-opposition, is part of a growing effort of conservative states to establish and clarify heterosexual…

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Here! queer! And stealing awards from straight people! Conservative news outlets would probably run with that headline like a steam train, when in actual fact some brilliant LGBT-themed TV shows have this year scooped up awards at the prestigious TCA Awards (Television Critics Association Awards) to signify that they were amongst the best things on our telly boxes/mobile devices or laptops (if you were watching on Netflix) in the past year.

The TCA are a wise old bunch and so their deemed quality of TV shows amounts to more than the ratings and what the majority of us are spending times vegging out on our couches watching, which means that anyone worth it has a chance at winning and it also really tells you what the good stuff is.

This year, the two big LGBT winners were RuPaul’s Drag Race and Orange is the New Black. Two shows that couldn’t be further from each other on the telly spectrum.

While OITNB’s award for Outstanding New Program is undoubtedly deserved for the way that the Netflix-only prison drama portrays the lives of its incredibly diverse prisoners (many characters are LGBT and/or of colour too) with empathetic realness.

Whereas RuPaul’s drag-based competition was often peppered with transphobic language that is distinctly unlike its network (Logo TV) which has been a long time supporter of LGBT projects.

Luckily though, another wonderful show was kicking ass and taking names (and TCA Awards too!) to offset RuPaul’s sometimes-grossness and to back up OITNB in fantastic shows with fantastic LGBT characters.

The Fosters, whose two lead characters are an interracial queer couple with an interracial family on a channel (ABC Family) that originally launched in an effort to promote conservative TV shows. So a triple win of sorts? Absolutely and we can only hope that the next year is as great for LGBT-related TV shows too.

LGBT-Themed TV Shows Lead the Way At the TCA Awards Here! queer! And stealing awards from straight people! Conservative news outlets would probably run with that headline like a steam train, when in actual fact some brilliant LGBT-themed TV shows have this year scooped up awards at the prestigious TCA Awards (Television Critics Association Awards) to signify that they were amongst the best things on our telly boxes/mobile devices or laptops (if you were watching on Netflix) in the past year.

Portia de Rossi to Join Scandal

Ellen DeGeneres, announce proudly to 29.8 million twitter followers that her wife Portia de Rossi, will feature in multiple episodes of the upcoming fourth season ABC’s Scandal, which on TV in the US September 25. Degeneres tweets: “So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on ‘Scandal’. Oops.” 

So annoying when people…

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Good news – Expelled Student Christian Minard is Accepted to Another School

An honor-roll student – Christian Minard was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married her partner woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.

Minard said in a post to Facebook Tuesday,

“Finally got into classes!! In the end this will all have worked out for the best! I now get to attend a university that is more than happy to have me…

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True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Discusses Luke Grimes’ Decision to Quit over Gay Storyline

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has spoken to Vulture about Luke Grimes’ decision to quit the show over a planned gay storyline for his character.

Grimes played vampire James on the HBO show – quit abruptly in December just before the show’s final seventh season, in which his character his character has a relationship with Ellis’ character – Lafayette. His role has since been recast, with Nathan…

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