Hundreds have signed a petition calling for a "prom royalty" title that isn't based on gender or sexual orientation.
Fashion retailers have been accused of using sexual identity and a LGBTQ term as a fashion statement.
In the image, Max Emerson and boyfriend Andres Camilo reenact the classic “prom pose,” with Camilo standing behind Emerson, wrapping his arms around his waist.
Whether its becoming the first ever openly-gay Latina model or refusing to play ‘straight’ for the industry, modelling firsts among the LGBT community have not only been recent, but there are also still plenty more of them to come. And breaking rules usually has to begin with an individual that’s not afraid to change the conversation – here are a few among many. Let’s celebrate the LGBT’s biggest wins in the last decade Gigi Hadid tackles body shaming, poses for second British Vogue cover
Today marks the start of LGBT history month, a chance to whoop at the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and continue to educate and inform about sexuality and gender identity. There’s little doubt that the last decade has seen some positive strides forward in the fight for equality for the LGBT community and what better time to celebrate them, than at the beginning of a whole month dedicated to commemorating past victories, honouring hard-fought battles and giving props to the people who have helped instigate change for millions. What do you think the biggest wins have been for the LGBT community?
Ali Chaney, 13, was reprimanded by school officials for proudly wearing a pro-gay T-shirt, but Chaney’s mom vocally supported her daughter’s right to express herself. Now comes this twisted update: an anti-gay Facebook message sent to Chaney’s mom, warning that the teen could be the next victim of an Orlando-style massacre.
After permitting her 3-year-old son to go to school in a Princess Elsa costume, a mom who was criticized by a stranger at a bus stop has fired back with a spirited defense of her boy on Facebook — and she's just the latest parent to stand up for her gender-creative kid.
Such was the lesson learned by teenager Aniya Wolf when she attended her prom last week at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Penn. Since she was a little kid, Wolf has preferred to dress in a more typically masculine way, favoring pants and sneakers over skirts and heels. “I’ve just always been like this, ever since I was little,” she told her local ABC news affiliate. As Wolf’s mother, Carolyn, explains, they sent out a last-minute email in an attempt to dissuade her daughter from wearing a suit, explaining that only male students were permitted to wear suits to prom, and female students were required to wear dresses. “I told them that I had read the dress code that was given to the students and I didn’t think that it precluded her from wearing a suit,” said Wolf’s mother.