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Out & Equal Workplace Advocates calls attention to lack of workplace protections for LGBT employees (VIDEO)

Out & Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to workplace equality for LGBT employees, has produced a public service announcement to highlight the fact that employees can still be fired in over half the country for being LGBT. Employees lack job protections across the country on the basis of sexual orientation and/or [...]

Commentary: Liberation not incarceration – why the LGBTQ community should support Prop 47


Did you know that while the United States makes up only five percent of the world’s population, we house a staggering 25 percent of the world’s prison population? And according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly half of all state prisoners are serving time for non-violent offenses. The racial and gender identities of these [...]

Crowdfunding campaign launched for 2017 World OutGames Miami

World Out Games

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.– World OutGames Miami has launched a global crowdfunding campaign in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. “The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is $200,000,” said Bruce Townsend, chair of the World OutGames host committee, the Miami Beach-Miami [...]

Spilt Milk: The journey of Harvey Milk’s American Diner

Harvey Milk's American Diner

Many in the community were shocked and saddened by the sudden shuttering of Harvey Milk’s American Diner. Part of the Hillcrest dining scene for one short year, the closing has drawn the inevitable question “what happened”? Let’s start at the beginning. The concept of Harvey Milk’s was the brainchild of Mike Phillips and Frank Lechner. [...]

Movie review: ‘Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) One of the great lines – and there are many – in Birdman is spoken by Ed Norton’s lauded method-actor Mike Shiner to Michael Keaton’s blockbuster star Riggan Thomas, who wants to earn respect by appearing on Broadway: “Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige.” The scene [...]

Gravitas Ventures acquires Marina Rice Bader’s lesbian-themed drama ‘Anatomy of a Love Seen’ for natiowide distribution

Anatomy of a Love Seen --

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Distribution powerhouse Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Anatomy of a Love Seen, the hugely popular lesbian-themed drama directed by Marina Rice Bader. The film will be available nation-wide on multiple VOD platforms as of Nov. 4. The film is already available for pre-sale on iTunes – [...]

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Jessica Lange in American Horror Story

dvr this FX, Wednesdays, 10 p.m. Ryan Murphy’s ridiculous anthology series is back, this time with his stars working at a side show in 1950s rural Florida. There are little people, a guy with lobster hands, a chanteuse and Siamese twins. There’s also a murderous clown. It’s violent, disgusting, campy and occasionally sublime. Jessica Lange [...]

Begin Again

Keira Knightley and Adam Levine in Begin Again

dvd of the week The plot of John Carney’s delightful musical Begin Again is slight, using a few of the clichés of the let’s-put-on-a-show! genre and focusing on a rather simple redemption narrative in order to string together a bunch of beautifully directed musical performances. Carney’s last major feature, the magical Oscar-winning Once, was emotionally [...]

Gay evangelical helps straight couple raise $150K from losses incurred by refusing service to a lesbian couple

Matt Stolhandske

MATT Humility and compassion appear to be the driving forces behind the efforts of Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, a coalition of Christians who support same-sex marriage, who recently launched an online campaign to raise money in hopes of covering a fine incurred by a straight couple that refused to [...]

Campaign for ‘USS Harvey Milk’ stalled?

Sean Sala supports efforts to name a Naval vessel after Harvey Milk. (Photo courtesy Thom Senzee)

Organizers insist that a national campaign to persuade the United States Navy to christen “the next appropriate ship” the USS Harvey Milk in honor of the slain civil rights leader and naval veteran, launched nearly two years ago, is still on course. But they confess that achieving their goal is far from a sure thing, [...]

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