Va. tax department implements ‘hateful’ guidelines for married, same-sex couples

RICHMOND, Va. — The state of Virginia has released new tax guidelines for legally married same-sex couples, establishing what is being called some of the most complicated and harshest policies by any state tax department against same-sex couples. According to the Virginia Taxation Department guidelines, the state will not accept any jointly filed forms for […]


‘Ultimate Gay Fighter’ Video Game To Be Released

‘Ultimate Gay Fighter’ Video Game To Be Released

In a brilliant subversion of the traditionally masculine world of fighting video games, Handsome Woman Productions is slated to release “Ultimate Gay Fighter,” a fighting game featuring characters who embody particular stereotypes from the LGBT community, in January 2014. In a similar format to the classic “Street Fighter,” “Ultimate Gay Fighter” will bring characters such […]


Hawaii Lawmakers Receive Coal For Voting Against Same-Sex Marriage

Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriages earlier this month, but the nineteen Hawaii state representatives who voted against it got an early Christmas present this week. The lawmakers each received a black box with green tissue paper in the mail; enclosed was a red pouch with a hard black substance. According to […]


Uganda: No Country For Gay Men

Uganda: No Country For Gay Men

Briton Bernard Randall and his partner Albert Cheptoyek could be jailed for being homosexual, the latest victims of church-encouraged homophobia. Bernard Randall, the British gay man charged with homosexuality-related offenses in a Ugandan court, glances up sceptically when I walk into his lawyer’s chambers. His Ugandan partner, Albert Cheptoyek, sits protectively in front of him, […]


Masha Best, Transgender Russian Lawyer, Poses Nude For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

 Top Russian lawyer Masha Best sent shockwaves when she came out as both transgender and bisexual in wake of her country’s crackdown on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community earlier this year. On Wednesday, the activist posed naked in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day in which we celebrate the […]


Q&A: Buck Angel on ‘Mr. Angel’ Documentary

PHILDELPHIA, PA — Buck Angel recently answered a few questions for XBIZ about “Mr. Angel,” a new documentary that tracks the life and times of the transgender porn star, advocate and educator, set to release on DVD Dec. 3. Filmmaker Dan Hunt, who helmed the feature-length documentary, said that it explores Angel’s story “to understand […]

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