Lucien Tessier and his younger brother, Pascal, have several things in common: they're both gay, dedicated members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and determined advocates for equality in scouting. In a recent commentary piece for The Guardian, Lucien reflected on the strides made in the movement for equality in scouting while considering the work that's left to be done.
BOYS, An Anthology, a collaborative book that explores the lives of LGBT men around the world, was released in fall 2013 at #1 on the Amazon.com Gay & Lesbian eBook and print book charts. To celebrate, a launch party will be held this Sunday at Akbar on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Kiwi Time, one of San Francisco's most popular & spirited indie-rock / pop bands, is donating proceeds to and raising awareness for Uprising of Love, a coalition whose mission is to give Russian LGBT activists a voice and provide the financial resources to fight discrimination.
Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.