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Vermont joins growing number of jurisdictions protecting LGBTQ kids from conversion therapy

Peter Shumlin

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Today, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Senate Bill 132 into law, making Vermont the eighth jurisdiction—behind California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Cincinnati—to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangers of “conversion therapy.” Senate Bill 132, which protects LGBTQ youth from mental health providers attempting to change their sexual […]

Match releases new study on LGBTQ single population

Match

DALLAS — Match, the world’s largest relationship company, today debuted LGBTQ in America, the largest nationally-representative study of American singles who identify as LGBTQ. Conducted by Research Now in association with evolutionary biologist and gender studies professor, Dr. Justin R. Garcia of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, the data reveals new social commentary into the evolving […]

Queer TV network celebrates a very ‘Sherry’ Pride month (VIDEO)

Sherry

Queer TV network gaySVTVworld celebrates Pride month with even more LGBT content including three brand new original series.  Beginning in June, gaySVTVworld will premiere Trade2Trade, its sexy new talk show featuring men stripped down to the bare-essentials. Also on the summer slate is Empty Your Sack, Queen, a “woman”-on-the-street series and  Poop Up Videos, an insider’s […]

Equality California endorses three LGBT candidates for local races

Georgette Gomez

LOS ANGELES— Equality California announced Tuesday the endorsements of three LGBT candidates for local races across California. “While our endorsed candidates may be running for office for the first time, they are all experienced advocates for civil rights and social justice and leaders in their own communities,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California.  “Having […]

Rainbow Fashion Week to take over New York City for the third consecutive year

RFW

NEW YORK, NY – Rainbow Fashion Week (RFW) is returning to New York City – one of the four fashion capitals in the world – for the third consecutive year kicking off Manhattan’s official pre-Pride events with “Eight Days of Queer Fashion Shows,” June 17-24. According to the word on the street green is the […]

SDGMC ask Padres to reinstate fired DJ

DJ ARTFORM

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) released a statement today applauding the Padres for their response to the controversy that occurred over the weekend. They also asked the Padres to reinstate the DJ who was fired over the incident. The SDGMC statement follows: As a community outreach organization dedicated to bringing positive change to […]

A new ‘Dawn’ for trans cinema (VIDEO)

Dawn

DAWN – TRAILER_HD from Jake Graf on Vimeo. Following on the heels of its sold out world premiere screening at BFI Flare, Dawn, the latest film from trans wunderkind Jake Graf, has been selected into the world’s largest and oldest LGBT film festival – Frameline. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the San Francisco International […]

A Wider Bridge to bring Jerusalem dance group c.a.t.a.m.o.n. to the US for unique cultural experience

c.a.t.a.m.o.n. dance group

SAN FRANCISCO – A Wider Bridge, the LGBTQ advocacy group building connections between the Israeli and North American LGBTQ communities, announced the U.S. tour of c.a.t.a.m.o.n., the innovative dance group that is part of a new and pluralistic cultural revival in Jerusalem. “Something profound is happening in Jerusalem, and c.a.t.a.m.o.n. is a key part of […]

New HRC guide helps LGBTQ young people navigate challenges of living independently

On Our Own

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the True Colors Fund, co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, and Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, released an innovative guide for LGBTQ youth facing the daunting prospect of living on their own after leaving unsupportive or abusive homes, or aging out of […]

Anti-transgender flyer distributed by KKK in Alabama neighborhood

Dothan Ala.

Anti-transgender flyers being circulated in a Dothan, Ala., neighborhood appear to have been distributed by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan as a recruiting tool. The Dothan Police Department notified the FBI, as the flyer’s message could promote hate crimes against the transgender community. “What you’re dealing with is potentially implications of […]

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