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Book review: ‘The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism’

Somebody got you started. That’s the hard part and, oftentimes, that’s all you need: a forward-thinking person to lay the framework so you can roll with a project, adding, subtracting, shaping, refining. Somebody just needed to get you started; you can take it from there, as you’ll see in The Right Side of History by […]

Bus driver would rather quit his job than drive a rainbow bus

A Canadian bus driver has said he would rather quit his job than drive a rainbow painted bus. The City of Calgary introduced the new rainbow bus to celebrate the city’s Pride parade. The bus will rotate through different routes in Calgary in the build-up to its Pride parade Sept.7, reports Pink News. Driver Jesse […]

Telling Trans Stories: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst of ‘Transparent’ (VIDEO)

Today, the Emmy-nominated co-creators and producers of This Is Me (Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Programming) Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst sat down with YouTube content creator Raymond Braun.  Zackary and Rhys talk with Raymond about how working as consultants and producers on the Emmy nominated show Transparent  inspired this documentary series that explores lives of several […]

DNC unanimously approves a resolution in support of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Thursday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) body unanimously approved a resolution in support of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extended marriage rights to same-sex couples throughout the country. The Washington Blade reports, “Same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right nationwide and can no longer be denied by state laws,” reads the resolution. “The ruling […]

New children’s book highlights experience of transgender youth

Publishing company Scholastic has just released one of the first children’s books to deal with transgender issues. Aimed at Grades 3-7, the book is authored by Alex Gino who who identifies as genderqueer and uses they/them/their pronouns. On its Web site, Scholastic describes the book as: BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, […]

Houston Unites airs first radio ad

This week, Houston Unites launched its first radio ad in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a measure to protect Houston residents and visitors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, reports Hayley Miller on the HRC Blog. “As Christians, my wife and I believe in treating others the way we want […]

California Senate passes Mark Leno’s E-cigarette bill

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today, as part of the Legislature’s extraordinary session on health, passed legislation calling for new statewide regulations on electronic cigarettes. SB X2-5, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, protects the public against exposure to e-cigarettes by ensuring they are accurately defined as tobacco products and fall under the state’s existing smoke-free laws. […]

Free POZ Life Weekend Seminar in San Diego, Sept. 19-20

The POZ Life Weekend Seminar, Sept. 19-20 in San Diego is a free healing and transformational workshop for people with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. The POZ Life Weekend Seminar is a place where compassion, education,community and love is offered unconditionally. It’s a place HIV+ men, women, youths and family members can come be themselves, […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, aug. 27 Faithfully – A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Journey From “the city by the Bay” to international rock stardom, Journey truly was one of the powerhouse arena rock acts of the 1980s. They created the anthems of a generation. Relive the 1980s with Journey’s hit songs “Open Arms,” “Who’s Crying Now” […]

Legislation introduced to protect LGBT Pennsylvanians from discrimination

HARRISBURG, Penn. — Wednesday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly introduced  the bipartisan Pennsylvania Fairness Act. Introduced by Representatives Dan Frankel (D-23) and Thomas H. Killion (R-168) in the House of Representatives and Senators Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. (D-1) and Patrick M. Browne (R-16) in the Senate, this  legislation would update the state’s non-discrimination law to explicitly include […]

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