Charice Pempengco, the international recording artist who appeared in several episodes of Glee, came out as a lesbian over the weekend in an interview with the Filipino program The Buzz. "Yes, I am a tomboy," she said, using a common Filipino colloquial term for lesbian. "I don't know what's the problem with that. Because for me there isn't a problem with that."
Homosexuality in this Southeast Asian city-state has been illegal here for more than a century, dating back to law under colonial British rule. In a country that still lashes convicted criminals with a cane, sexual contact between men is punishable by up to two years in jail.
HIV-positive transgender people are just as likely to stay in care, take their medication and have similar outcomes as other men and women living with the disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published online May 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Twelve-step programs can be a hard pill for some to swallow. Anyone can go, so there is room for a host of bad experiences. Being transgender and in the rooms adds an additional layer of difficulty to the program.
The NBA has fined Roy Hibbert $75,000 after the Indiana Pacers center used a gay slur in one answer and a profanity in another during his news conference Saturday following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
In the wake of attacks by far-right activists on the new Hub show "Shezow" claiming that it will confuse children, author and GLAAD Board Member Jennifer Boylan responded on MSNBC, pointing out that the show is not about a transgender character but that "transgender people are superheroes" for the discrimination they face.