Thank You, President Obama


  Obama’s Legacy: Changing LGBT Lives Worldwide As the Barack Obama administration comes to an end, the LGBT community owes our president a huge debt of gratitude. I was the National Co-Chair of the Obama LGBT Leadership Council for the 2008 campaign. Many in the LGBT political glitterati were shocked I was not supporting Sen. […]

BACKLASH: 2016 Year in Review

Year in Review 2016

2016 has been a year of progress for the LGBT community, but unfortunately the entire year is best characterized as the year of backlash. Whether it is the election of the Trump/Pence ticket, that attack on the trans community with respect to bathroom access or the deadly massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, 2016 […]



A gay old time in sultry San Juan: Part Two Our entourage of dynamic correspondents disembarked at La Concha, an au courant Renaissance seaside resort. Mellow club music thumped in the background. Long low sofas lounged in the airy modern lobby. Think hip and chic. The itinerary for the day included lazing by the adults […]



A gay old time in sultry San Juan: Part One The Puerto Rico press trip had gone splendidly well. Four nights and three days filled with world class hotels, gourmet dinners, sun-drenched beaches and warm tropical waters. Narrow cobblestone streets, luxurious spa treatments and raucous nightclubs. But all good things must come to an end. […]

What to know when buying jewelry this season


Everyone thinks bigger is better when it comes to the holidays. But, the gift of jewelry is one that can be so small in size yet mean so much. And now that the holidays are here, there’s no better time to give the gift of jewelry. From bracelets to earrings, diamonds, watches and more, the […]

Michael is transitioning


“I’m just starting to live authentic to my spirit and my biological make up,” said Michael Davis, trans-female and actress/hairstylist for a television series. “We all start as females in the womb. Some of us are born with male parts, but I am hard-wired more as female. It’s how I think and feel. I still […]

The Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving

Santa Gift

Racking your brain this season on what to get the LGBT who has everything? Consider these handpicked holiday gift ideas perfect for LGBT techies, music lovers, gym bunnies and more. 2(X)IST French Terry Flight Suit Fly coach in first-class comfort in the marshmallow-soft, destination-designed 2(X)IST French Terry Flight Suit featuring deep kangaroo pockets for your […]

BAR AIDS: Raise your glass to a vision of an end to new HIV infections


With a Bush victory and a promise of a “kinder, gentler nation” taking shape, World AIDS Day was launched. The first official World AIDS Day debuted Dec. 1, 1988, after a long, devastating winter under the Reagan regime. The idea, hatched in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers […]

The Hills are Alive!


In November 1959, a show opened on Broadway that would go on to win five Tony Awards including Best Actress and Best Musical. In 1965 it was made into a major motion picture starring Julie Andrews and won five Academy Awards. Since then it has been revived on Broadway and in London numerous times and […]

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: A time to honor all who have been murdered simply for being transgender


“We were making out in my car and I reached down and felt something that wasn’t supposed to be there. Then I blacked out and the next thing you know there’s a dead body and I’ve got a hammer in my hand,” said Josh Vallum in a September 2016 prison interview while he was awaiting […]

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