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Hillcrest ‘Cityfest’ turns 30, Aug. 10

CityFest 2014

Cityfest began 30 years ago in the summer of 1984, when the Hillcrest community gathered on University and Fifth to celebrate the relighting of the Hillcrest sign for the first ever Cityfest. Today Hillcrest Cityfest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. This event attracts 150,000+ attendees each year [...]

How to cope with depression from disease

Janet Komanchuk-

Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades – identifying the body of their loved one, for example, can bring closure. For me, being diagnosed with fibromyalgia [...]

Edie Windsor talks of having a ‘Love Affair with the Gay Community’ in final part of MEUSA video series (VIDEOS)

Edie Windsor

Today, in honor of the three-year anniversary of marriage equality in her home state of New York, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) has released the final part of Edie Windsor: In Her Own Words, (above) a multi-part series of interviews with LGBTQ icon and longtime MEUSA member Edie Windsor. In this last segment Edie talks about trying to protect her [...]

Diane Warren to be honored by Point Foundation

Diane Warren-

LOS ANGELES – Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy® and Golden Globe® awards and multiple Academy Award® nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and [...]

Colorado marriage ban overturned by federal court


Today U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore ruled against Colorado’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.  In Burns v. Hickenlooper, attorneys with Kilmer, Lane and Newman, LLP sued the state on behalf of six same-sex couples who argue that Colorado’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Moore stayed his ruling until August 25 to [...]

Jail, 450 lashes for Saudi man who used Twitter to befriend gay men

Map of Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA —  A man has been sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia for using his Twitter account to meet gay men, reports GayAsiaNews.com. The 24-year-old unnamed was arrested after he posted several Tweets calling for same-sex relations and expressing his readiness to meet gay men, [...]

TakePart Live: NBA star Jason Collins responds to NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments about Michael Sam (VIDEO)

Jason Collins

Jason Collins loves a challenge and overcoming the media storm after coming out as the first gay athlete currently playing in the NBA is a big one. Collins breaks down NFL coach Tony Dungy’s offensive comments about not wanting to coach openly gay football player Michael Sam, and dangerous code words the athletic community uses [...]

National Review online editor endorses ‘ex-gay’ therapy

Kathryn Jean Lopez

National Review Online (NRO) editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez praised an organization that practices discredited “ex-gay” therapy techniques, urging gay men and lesbians to choose the path of “conversion and renewal,” reports Media Matters for America in their latest post. In a July 22 review for NRO, Lopez lauded Desire of the Everlasting Hills, a documentary about three Roman Catholics [...]

HRC outraged over Giants’ hiring of David Tyree


With news that the New York Giants have hired the team’s former wide receiver David Tyree as their director of player development, the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) went into overdrive today to lambast the decision. The player made a name for himself on and off the field as much for his athletic prowess [...]

Anti-gay laws threatening HIV fight, South Asians tell AIDS conference

"20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia."

Melbourne, Australia — Criminalization of groups such as gay men, sex workers and transgender people are threatening progress in the global effort to fight AIDS, South Asian participants told the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia, reports GayAsiaNews.com India gay rights activist Ashok Kavi told the biennial five-day meeting gathering of 12,000 AIDS activists, scientists [...]

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