Meet the ‘Bad Hombres’ and ‘Nasty Women’ driving the economy

Bad Hombres

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Main Street Alliance, a national network of state-based small business coalitions, is committed to representing the diversity of the business owners and customers in local Main Street communities. Women, people of color, and immigrants own businesses, frequent local businesses, and are the economic drivers lifting us out of the Great Recession. These are […]

Diana Krall to to perform with Elton John at 15th annual New York Benefit Gala

Diana Krall

NEW YORK — Sir Elton John will welcome Grammy-winning performer Diana Krall as his special musical guest for the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 15th annual fall gala, An Enduring Vision, on Monday, Nov. 2,  at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. “I’m so thrilled Diana will be joining us for our fall gala this year,” […]

New book empowers children to embrace their differences

Its OK

MANSFIELD, Texas – There’s no way to sugarcoat it; societal discord has hit breaking point in modern America, and diversity has – ironically – divided the nation. It’s a dangerous and destructive influence on young children, leading author Dr. Vanessa P Girard to hand them the perfect antidote. ‘It’s Okay to be Me!’ is a […]

Watch: HRC and Equality NC release two new ‘Lennie And Pearl’ ads in North Carolina

Lennie and Pearl

WASHINGTON – Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released two new video ads in North Carolina: “Hillary” and “Voting.” The ads feature Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin, a North Carolina couple together for a half century, talking about what is at stake and on the ballot in this election. Thursday was the […]

Women’s Museum of California to hold book signing for ‘On Behalf of The President’, Oct. 24

Lauren Wright

The Women’s Museum of California will be holding a book signing with Dr. Lauren Wright, author of  On Behalf of the President: Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today. In the book Wright identifies, explains, and measures the impact of the expanding role of presidential spouses in White House and presidential campaign communications strategy with […]

Local West Hollywood leaders speak out against big tobacco’s heavy marketing to the LGBTQ community

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LOS ANGELES— With the countdown to election day in full swing, dozens of city leaders across the state are gathering to educate voters of the importance of Prop 56.  The campaign’s latest supporters, West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran, Councilmember Lindsey Horvath and local community and advocacy leaders, joined forces with Yes on Prop 56 […]

S.D. Pride faces no-confidence vote, falls silent

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SAN DIEGO — Supporters and detractors will face off at the Joyce Beers Community Center Nov. 13 for an up or down vote of confidence aimed at the current board of directors of San Diego LGBT Pride as outrage continues to smolder throughout much of the local community following the sudden ouster in late August […]

Transgender military student facing discrimination at the direction of U.S. Department of Defense Education official

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, expressed deep concern over the way a transgender student is being discriminated against by a U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) elementary school at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. At […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ season 2 breaks Logo ratings record

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – After a much buzzed about season that led Logo to its highest rated Thursday night in network history, “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season two continues to break viewing records as the best season of a Logo original series ever!  This season, which saw Alaska snatch the crown and join the […]

LGBTQ history scholar and author Lillian Faderman to speak at Lambda Archives

Lillian Faderman

Wednesday, Oct. 26, Lambda Archives of San Diego will celebrate LGBTQ History Month by hosting a talk by Lillian Faderman, a prolific author and internationally renowned scholar of lesbian and LGBTQ history and literature. Faderman will provide a glimpse into the stories in her new book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, which gives […]

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