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This openly gay man talks about using empowerment to fight off Homophobia in Nigeria.

An openly gay Nigerian man by the name Felix Kalu has shared how he battled with Homophobia before he relocated to the United States. In his open letter, he shares stories of some boys who have been outed by their families and talks about the importance of empowering the gay community. Read his story; How… Read More This openly gay man talks about using empowerment to fight off Homophobia in Nigeria.

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Here’s why this new PRIDE flag gets 10, 10, 10, 10’s across the board.

Just when we thought nothing could top the rainbow, Portland designer; Daniel Quasar spiced pride month up with the launch for his newly designed LGBTQ Pride flag.  Quasar’s flag features multiple new colors, each representing a gender identity/sexual orientation, as well arrows. Quasar’s proposed flag includes the colors of the Trans flag, as well as… Read More Here’s why this new PRIDE flag gets 10, 10, 10, 10’s across the board.

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WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will no longer classify gender incongruence as a mental disorder. This comes in their latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The report states: “The rationale being that while evidence is now clear that it is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this… Read More WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder

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Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman

At The Rustin Times, we are particular about showing LGBTIQ persons from around the world who are living their best lives. “Transfixed” tells the story of 49 year old Jessica, a transgender woman from Denver, who has struggled to become herself throughout her entire life. It was directed by Jared Formanek with assistance from Kaitlyn… Read More Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman

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#WhyIFight: Elie Ballan

Elie Ballan is the director of M-Coalition, an organization based out of Lebanon that works on promoting sexual health and LGBT rights throughout the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region. #WhyIFight is an online campaign to encourage everyone to speak out on LGBTIQ issues online or offline. With the hashtag #WhyIFight and #EqualAfrica, we… Read More #WhyIFight: Elie Ballan