Proyecto Arcoiris banner. Renowned Cuban blogger Yasmín Silvia Portales Machado announced on her Twitter account in early February that the  Proyecto Arcoiris (Rainbow Project) blog had been censored by Reflejos (, the Cuban state-owned platform that houses it: Hoy reclamo x #censura d #CubaVa a #blog #LGBT #Cuba @ProyectArcoiris #hijab @Negracubana @camiloglt @lrpbyzard — Yasmin S Portales (@nimlothdecuba) febrero 2, 2016 Today I'm calling out CubaVa's censorship of LGBT Cuba blog  @ProyectArcoiris #hijab @Negracubana @camiloglt @lrpbyzard The project was [...]
This mosaic at the ancient Roman villa Romana del Casale (286–305 AD) in Sicily contains one of the earliest known illustrations of a bikini. PHOTO: Public domain In the midst all the fuss over France’s now overturned ban on the wearing of “overtly religious clothing”, once again we are focusing on the wrong aspect of the story: the effect, not [...]
Washington, D.C. — The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper, is sending a reporter to Bogota, Colombia this week to cover a new public-private partnership designed to promote LGBT rights around the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development will work with the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency, the Astraea Lesbian [...]
Blade summer interns Will Owen, Alwyn Dippenaar and Damien Salas discuss their time working with the nation’s oldest LGBT weekly print newspaper. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) The Washington Blade continues its summer intern program this year with three students from diverse backgrounds to help in its sales, photo and features departments. Alwyn Dippenaar, [...]
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