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February 21, 2013

Think you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Not any more, apparently you are a Gender and Sexual Diversity or GSD

The term LGBT is too exclusive and should be replaced with Gender and Sexual Diversities (GSD), a UK-based therapy organization has said.

Pink Therapy in London has posted a video on Facebook arguing the term LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) needs to be replaced.

In the video, released yesterday (20 February), Pink Therapy director Dominic Davies and fellow therapist Pamela Gawler-Wright discuss how LGBT is ineffective, and GSD is inclusive.

January 23, 2013

Spiderman actor says even though he is straight, he suffered homophobic bullying when he was at high school

Hollywood star James Franco may be a straight actor who is not afraid to explore sexuality, but it was not always the way.

The ‘Milk’ actor revealed when he was at school people would spread gay rumors and tease him for being gay, when he wasn’t.

Speaking to MTV News, he said: ‘In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumor that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends.

‘And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girl’s locker room about me being gay. I still don’t know what the dance was.’

January 4, 2013

Simon Walsh, a gay former aide to London Mayor Boris Johnson, was cleared of all charges in ‘extreme porn’ case but fall-out continues

British government officials – and Policing Minister, Damian Green, MP – were today accused of spreading deliberate disinformation about the reasons for prosecuting gay barrister Simon Walsh in 2012 for possession of extreme porn.

Damian Green, in particular, is singled out as needing to explain why, in respect of such a controversial legal initiative, he appeared to be smearing Walsh by linking him to practices that formed no part of the case against him.

August 8, 2012

Simon Walsh and Michael Peacock were both cleared of gay porn charges in UK courts, but why did the police and prosecutors take it that far in the first place?

Is the English legal establishment institutionally homophobic? That may seem an odd question, given the wealth of LGBT-positive initiatives put in place by police forces in recent years. But two recent prosecutions around gay pornography – of Michael Peacock in January for distributing it and of Simon Walsh for possessing it – are leading many in the non-straight community to raise an eyebrow.

June 29, 2012

The gay mecca of the USA will host an overwhelming number of events for the entire LGBT community over the summer, ranging from small parades to major galas

Over two months of events are to take place in the California city this summer, hosted by the ‘First Lady of San Francisco’, Donna Sachet.

Sachet has over 20 years experience in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community meaning something for everyone will be available at this year’s summer festivities.

January 13, 2012

Oscar nominee to play photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

James Franco is set to add another gay role to his resume.

An Oscar nominee last year for 127 Hours, Franco has attached himself to a feature film about controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Mapplethorpe was known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits of nude men and of flowers. Some of his work was so homoerotic that it resulted in controversy and debates about public funding in the arts.