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Amazon to debut Jill Soloway’s highly-anticipated dark comedy ‘Transparent’ Sept. 26 in the US and UK

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SEATTLE — Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under) dark comedy Transparent Friday, Sept. 26 exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. and U.K. Starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), [...]

Bingham Cup: Gay rugby teams hold massive training session hosted by two professional teams (VIDEO)

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SYDNEY – Players from around the world took part in a huge training session in Sydney today in the lead-up to the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby. As a way of showing their support for ending homophobia in sports, players and coaches from Australia’s national team, the Wallabies, and Sydney’s state team, [...]

International drag queens featured in Jeza Belle’s ‘The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails’ revealed (VIDEO)

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With six short weeks until the release of The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails, New York City drag star, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle reveals the roster of 27 international drag queens featured in her forthcoming boozy book of cocktail recipes and drunken drag tales. The list includes San Diego’s Glitz Glam,  a #1 [...]

India’s top health minister creates hope among LGBT community

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INDIA — After India’s top court overturned a successful appeal decriminalizing sex between consenting adults of the same gender late last year, members of the LGBT community were demoralized. The decision, widely regarded as surprising given India’s role as the world’s largest democracy, left many in the community scratching their heads and asking: What’s next? [...]

San Diego band, Rhythm and the Method, making big moves (VIDEO)

Rythm and the Method

SAN DIEGO – It is said that we are all inter-connected and that these connections are what create opportunities for growth and advancement. For local blues/indie-rock band Rhythm and the Method (RatM), this is especially true. The very fact that its members arethree blood relatives who found the missing pieces through a series of connections [...]

Washington Post to drop use of the word ‘Redskins’

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The Washington Post has announced that its editorial teams will no longer refer to to their local football team as the Redskins. In a statement posted online the editorial board stated: THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really [...]

Miss Spain reveals she is in a lesbian relationship

This Instagram photograph showed Miss Spain and her girlfriend, Vanesa Cortes, together with the caption "Romeo and Juliet"

Patricia Yurena, Miss Spain 2008 and 2013, has become the first openly lesbian national beauty queen. She revealed she is in a lesbian relationship by posting an Instagram photo of her and her lover, Vanesa Cortes, in bed. According to the Telegraph the 24-year old from Tenerife said, “I don’t regret what I did and [...]

The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival celebrates 32 years this September

Chicago LGBT Film Festival 2014

CHICAGO – The 32nd  Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, Reeling will commence Thursday, Sept. 18 at The Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport ave.) with a screening of Boy Meets Girl, directed by Eric Schaeffer (US, 2014, 95 min). Director Eric Schaeffer is set to attend the screening, along with trans actress Michelle Hendley. There [...]

Halloween New Orleans mixes chaos with cause to support those living with HIV/AIDS

Halloween New Orleans partygoers flaunt their finest Halloween get-ups as part of the costume contest, a highlight of the Main Event. (PRNewsFoto/Halloween New Orleans)

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans reputation as a premier Halloween destination is unwavering. With much enthusiasm, the city prepares to welcome the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans (HNO), Oct. 23 – 26. The weekend-long extravaganza, benefiting Project Lazarus, is the largest gay Halloween charity event in the country; last year drawing its largest crowd since [...]

Governor signs landmark Leno bill addressing smartphone theft

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SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation today addressing the growing epidemic of smartphone theft in California. SB 962, authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the devices useless if stolen. The [...]

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