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Presidential Proclamation — President Obama declares June LGBT Pride Month

In an official proclamation released today by The White House President Obama has declared June LGBT Pride Month. The proclamation follows: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who […]

Watch: The latest ‘Gay of Thrones’ recap

Gay Of Thrones S6 E6 Recap: Beef Of My Butt from Funny Or Die Clear out the White Walkers, it’s time to warg out on the latest Gay Of Thrones recap from Funny or Die with Jonathan Van Ness and Zeke Nicholson. Watch above.

Should prostitution be legalized?

Americans divide over whether or not prostitution should be legal, according to an Exclusive Point Taken-Marist Poll, commissioned by WGBH Boston for its new late-night, multi-platform PBS debate series Point Taken. A majority of men agree it should be legal and think permitting prostitution under the law would allow it to be regulated. Just fewer […]

Watch: Gwen Stefani premieres the video for her new single ‘Misery’

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani premiered the video  for her single, “Misery” today.  The video was directed by Sophie Muller – check it out above.   “Misery” is featured on Gwen Stefani’s third full-length solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, which was released in March via Interscope Records. Gwen Stefani will return […]

Equality Forum to hold LGBT Civil Rights Summit during Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Against the backdrop of a major, national audience, Equality Forum, the nation’s oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, announced plans today for this year’s summit to be held July 25 through July 28 during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.  Equality Forum 2016 will bring together elected […]

My life insurance flashed before my eyes!

An addition to my life insurance policy recently had the unintended consequence of getting me to take note of my health and fitness level. Anything over $100,000 in coverage requires a visit with a nurse. My request for $150,000 in coverage got me a date with a nurse who was going to be in my […]

Gov. Jerry Brown signs Equality California-sponsored HIV+ organ donation bill

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that allows organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and HIV-positive recipients.  Senate Bill (SB) 1408 was authored by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and co-sponsored by Equality California, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Positive Women’s Network-USA.  The four organizations are part […]

Presidential Proclamation — Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016

A Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016 by the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama a proclamation … With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America’s men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core — stepping into harm’s way to protect our people and to safeguard […]

Book review: This little gem lacks sparkle

The jewelry you wear tells a story. A ring on your left hand, third finger, says to the world that you stood up once and vowed to love and honor. A brightly-colored stone says you were born in a certain month. Sparkles around your neck might tell of a vacation, an apology or a whim, […]

Leaders from Aon, Cummins and Alaska Airlines join 200+ business leaders opposed to HB2

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC have announced that executives from Alaska Airlines, Aon plc., BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Cummins Inc., Hunter Douglas Inc., Leidos, RSM US LLP, and Sabre have signed onto an open letter that now includes more than 200 leading CEOs and business leaders urging North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and […]

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