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Key West installs permanent rainbow crosswalks

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The City of Key West installed four permanent rainbow crosswalks Thursday at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets, in the heart of the island’s LGBT entertainment district. It’s the first time in Florida that all four corners of an intersection have been connected with rainbow crosswalks. Spanning all four […]

Colorado academy blocks valedictorian’s graduation speech because he planned to out himself as gay

A Colorado Charter Academy blocked a class valedictorian from giving a graduation speech because he planned to out himself as gay. According to a report in Dailycamera.com Evan Young, an 18-year-old graduating senior at Longmont’s Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School, with a 4.5 GPA and a scholarship awaiting him at Rutgers University, also was […]

Highlights on Rick Santorum’s anti-LGBT record (VIDEO)

Rick Santorum has opposed LGBT equality for nearly his entire career, beginning with his campaign for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. As Santorum announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination the Human Rights Campaign released a video highlighting  Santorum, in his own words, using harmful rhetoric to oppose LGBT equality. […]

Marco Rubio plays the victim, says marriage equality is a ‘clear and present danger’

David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network reported on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s latest anti-LGBT broadside where Rubio tries to play the victim for opposing marriage equality, writes Brandon Lorenz on the HRC Blog. “Today, his deep faith drives public policy positions on social issues such as traditional marriage,” Brody wrote. In the interview, Rubio played […]

Transgender Law Center and Equality California Institute launch coalition to educate public on transgender issues

LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND — Transgender Law Center and Equality California Institute are launching a coalition to implement a statewide public education campaign to combat widespread public misunderstanding about transgender and gender nonconforming people and the issues they face. The coalition will include other LGBT and civil rights organizations as well as groups serving communities […]

Special edition of ‘The Gay Groom’s Guide’ is now available!

LOS ANGELES — A special edition of the best-seller The Gay Groom’s Guide by Robert E. Blackmon has been released and is available through Amazon and Lulu.com. Blackmon’s new special edition of his headline-making book features never before seen photos, step-by-step examples and information that will assist any engaged couple in planning their perfect wedding, […]

Sofia B: Using her music as a platform for promoting social change

What do Itzhak Perlman, Kenny G, Cher, Lady Gaga and Toni Braxton all have in common besides being famous musicians? They all suffer from a disability or debilitating disease, but that hasn’t stopped them. Many up-and-coming musicians share those same struggles but are not quite as well known as those just mentioned. One of those […]

Homophobia in sports

The first worldwide study shows homophobia in sports is still a major issue but San Diego continues to offer welcoming sporting leagues for the LGBT community For anyone who has played a team sport, it should come as no surprise that sports are not always welcoming to the LGBT community. However, although it’s widely known […]

This dream team disappoints with ‘Tomorrowland’

I think I am supposed to be perturbed that Tomorrowland only exists because Disney realized that the theme park attraction of the same name had even greater profit potential as a feature film. But bashing Disney for synergistic money mongering is lazy, mostly because that’s what Disney has always done. Most of the time, they […]

Live And Let Live Alano Club celebrates 32 years of LGBT recovery

On a recent Saturday night in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood Tondelay O., a 6-foot-tall drag queen was dressed to the nines. But she wasn’t costumed to perform on stage – nor was she or any of her half-dozen or so sisters-in-drag decked out for a party. Tondelay and her pals, not to mention about […]

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