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James Factora

James Factora is an LA-born, NY-based writer and musician.

FIFA Banned Players’ LGBTQ+ Solidarity Symbols at the World Cup

Multiple European teams have walked back plans to wear rainbow armbands during the global soccer competition.

Jaboukie Young-White Voices Disney’s First Out, Gay Teen Character

“It was a beautiful thing to be a part of"

What Midterm Results Spell for LGBTQ+ Rights So Far

LGBTQ+ people had some incredible wins, though quite a few candidates running on anti-LGBTQ+ platforms won too.

Emily Ratajkowski Doesn’t "Really Believe In Straight People”

She believes that sexuality is on a “sliding scale.”

“Not Forgotten:” Cherelle Griner Asks for Letters to Wife Brittney Griner 

In a recent speech, the wife of incarcerated WNBA star Brittney Griner opened up about life without her “favorite person.” 

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Penned a Heartfelt Letter to Queer Kids

The singer wrote that young women, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color are who “punk music actually represents.”

Brittney Griner’s 9-Year Sentence Upheld By Russian Appeals Court

Griner will most likely begin to serve her sentence in a penal colony soon.

Conservatives Are Trying to Get This Teacher Fired for Being Nonbinary

A teacher at an Oregon elementary school is the latest LGBTQ+ educator to face right-wing attacks.

TikToker Dylan Mulvaney Responds to Transphobic Trolls

“You don’t get to mock my identity”

The Senate Will Decide the Future of Same-Sex Marriage

If it receives 60 votes, the Respect for Marriage Act would federally protect same-sex and interracial marriage.

You Could Score the Lead Role in Tommy Dorfman's New Teen Movie

Open casting call, anyone?👀

J.K. Rowling's New Book Is About a “Canceled” Transphobe

Rowling says the book isn't about her own life. Lol.

A Federal Court Said the Americans with Disabilities Act Covers Gender Dysphoria

The decision sets a legal precedent that trans people are protected by the federal anti-discrimination law. 

Coachella’s Owner Is Still Making Political Donations to Republican Causes

One large donation was made just five days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Lil Uzi Vert Updated Their Pronouns to “They/Them” on Instagram

The rapper has not shared an announcement about their identity.

Disney Channel Finally Introduced Its First Trans Character

“I claimed a dream and space for myself while so much of the world is trying to erase me & my community.”

Brittney Griner to Biden: ‘I’m Terrified I Might Be Here Forever'

The WNBA star has been detained in a Russian prison since February.

Russia Extends WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention

The athlete has been in Russian custody for four months.

A High School GSA Adviser Was Put on Leave For Hosting a Drag Show

The event was put on blast by an anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter account.

TikTok Sensation Hal Baddie Wants to Throw Her Own Fashion Gala in NYC

“It will truly be a cultural reset.”

Ariana DeBose’s Oscars Speech Proved Once Again She’s a Queer Icon

“You see a queer, openly queer woman of color and Afro-Latina who found her strength in life through art.”

How to Help LGBTQ+ and Black Refugees From Ukraine

Here are organizations to support and ways to help during the ongoing refugee crisis.