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Savage Umbrella’s “June” Envisions Queer Narratives In Pre-Stonewall America

Known for the creation of thoughtful original works, in their latest production of June, Savage Umbrella is unabashed in their approach to themes of identity, sex, fear, and what it means to be a queer […]

Italy’s Renzi Rejects Church Interference in Gay Civil Unions Debate

Reuters reports Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi rejected the Roman Catholic Church’s interference in a parliamentary debate on legislation that offers homosexual couples legal recognition and limited adoption rights. Italy is the only major Western […]

Malawi’s Anti-Gay Law is Back in Force Again

PinkNews reports a court in Malawi has ordered the country’s anti-gay law back into force. Read the full story from PinkNews. 

Indonesia Is Asking Facebook and WhatsApp to Block Gay Emojis

Time magazine reports Indonesian authorities said they would ask Facebook and its popular messaging service WhatsApp, to block subscribers from using emojis and stickers with LGBT themes. Read the full story from Time magazine. 

Anti-LGBT Bullying Has Long-Term Mental Health Consequences, Study Finds

ThinkProgress reports a new study from Northwestern University finds that there are severe long-term consequences that result from it. In particular, LGBT youth face mental health concerns like major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) […]

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BigGayNews for Friday, February 12, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines   When University Of Minnesota Football Player Came Out As Gay, His Teammate Said: “That Takes Balls, Man.” Kim Davis Finally Relents, Allows Deputies To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples Michigan […]

Newsies, a Disney Theatrical Production under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, starring Joey Barreiro (Jack Kelly), Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Morgan Keene (Katherine Plumber), Aisha de Haas (Medda Larkin), Stephen Michael Langton (Davey), Zachary Sayle (Crutchie), John Pitera or Ethan Steiner (Les) under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, North American Tour

Boys Take On The Patriarchy! — Delight-Filled “Newsies” at the Orpheum

The New York Newsboys Strike of 1899 is the inspiration for the Disney stage musical, Newsies, now delighting audiences on its national tour at the Orpheum Theatre. The 1992 film with Christian Bale was a […]

Portugal’s Parliament Overturns Veto On Gay Adoption

France 24 reports that Portugal’s parliament on Wednesday upheld a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples by overriding a veto handed down in one of the last political moves by the country’s outgoing conservative […]

Michigan House To Remove Unconstitutional Sodomy Provision From Animal Cruelty Bill

Towleroad reports that the Michigan House is expected to remove an unconstitutional provision banning sodomy from an animal cruelty bill before it becomes law, the executive director of the GLBT group Equality Michigan said Tuesday […]

Kim Davis Finally Relents, Allows Deputies To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

GayStarNews reports that the Kentucky clerk who tried everything to stop same-sex marriage licenses being issued to same-sex couples in her county has finally relented. Read the full story from GayStarNews 

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