The lawyer of a man suspected of brutally beating a transgender woman claims his client was acting in self-defense. Nicol Shakhnazaryan, 21, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he assaulted 22-year-old Vivian Diego in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., reports KTLA.
Emmy-winning director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America, the DGA announced on Saturday. Barclay is the DGA's first out gay president, as well as the group's first African American president.
Several church pastors in Jamaica led a revival meeting Sunday to oppose efforts to overturn the Caribbean country's anti-sodomy law and turn back what they see as increasing acceptance of LGBT people.
A young man wearing rainbow suspenders entered the heavily-guarded residence of the United States ambassador to Ivory Coast. So did a transgender woman in a ruffled, purple gown, as well as seven men wearing matching baby blue pants and neckties.
After meeting with GLAAD and other transgender community leaders, the Los Angeles Times sent a reporter to cover Trans Pride L.A. on Saturday. We believe this is the first time the LA Times has covered Trans Pride since it started in 2000.