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Family Equality Council launches ‘Allies for Adoption’ campaign (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Equality Council has announced its 2014 “Allies for Adoption” Campaign to coincide with National Adoption Month in November. The initiative will draw attention to the obstacles LGBTQ people confront when trying to secure legal ties for their families. In the majority of states across the country, LGBTQ people encounter barriers when […]

Who’s the huggiest bear of all? You decide at HuggyBear 2015, Nov. 16

Bears San Diego have announced that HuggyBear 2014, Mark Newsome is stepping aside to allow a new HuggyBear to take his place. Contestants are being sought to run for HuggyBear 2015. The winner will get a medal, a prize basket, this very cool title and the knowledge that they have made a difference in the […]

Coffee Frenemies: Starbuck’s first LGBT commercial (VIDEO)

Starbucks released what is reportedly its very first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-themed commercial this week starring the top two contestants from Drag Race season six: Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio. The commercial is cheeky, fun and a little bit silly –Take a look.

New Harris/Out & Equal poll: Most Americans say employers should never discriminate

SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON and NEW YORK — Twenty years after its introduction, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is still being debated in Congress and across the United States. While most Americans continue to give the bill strong support, a new national survey shows that most Americans simply don’t believe that employer exemptions are justified when it […]

Bisexual characters fare poorly on America’s cultural grid

Last Friday, NBC debuted Constantine, an American television series based on the characters appearing in the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint. The series will focus on John Constantine, a dark exorcist, occult detective and con man who is struggling with his past sins as he tries to protect humanity […]

In Alabama, Apple CEO’s announcement he is gay is met with discomfort by some

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement Thursday that he was gay found support in many quarters, but in his native state of Alabama his announcement was met with less enthusiasm. Reuters reported that in Alabama some people wished that he had kept the announcement to himself. Charles Murphy, mayor of Robertsdale,  said he is proud of […]

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts

GENEVA —  UN Watch has called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, rights commissioner Prince Zeid, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and the EU’s Catherine Ashton to condemn yesterday’s UN election of slave-holding Mauritania, misogynistic Pakistan, gay-bashing Uganda and repressive Zimbabwe to its 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a top U.N. body that regulates human rights groups, shapes the composition of […]

Vice President Joe Biden to kick off ‘Get Out the Vote’ event for Rep. Peters

Vice President Joe Biden will visit San Diego Saturday, Nov. 1, to kick off a ‘Get Out the Vote’ weekend for Rep. Scott Peters. The vice president will deliver remarks to volunteers and canvassers. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Kearny Mesa Road. Rep. […]

Something ‘Wicked’ this way comes

Many might say that if you haven’t heard of the Tony Award winning musical Wicked, that you must have been living under a rock for the last 11 years. But if for some reason a house has unexpectedly dropped on you and you don’t know about Wicked the musical, here’s a brief rundown of the […]

The Haunting of Miss Jean Brodie

Jack-o-lanterns leering from the porch. Arch-backed black cats hissing in the shadows. Goblins and ghouls trick-or-treating door to door scurried along by the scuttle of dry leaves. Overhead, a beat-up quarter-moon bandaged by ragged clouds. Halloween. The time of year when the shiver running down your spine might be attributed to something other than the […]

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