FDA launches public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults

This Free Life

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a historic public education campaign aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24. Of the more than 2 million LGBT young adults in the U.S., more than 800,000 smoke occasionally. The “This Free Life” […]

May is Mental Health Month


ALEXANDRIA, Va.—When mental illnesses or disorders are talked about, the language typically used to describe them tends to be clinical and impersonal. These words, while useful for doctors or clinicians, often don’t do justice to what life with a mental illness feels like. That is why this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month—Life […]

Nothing is as important as your health

iStock_000087260771_The Art of Wellness

You need to be alive if you want to go to work, get married, take your dog to the groomer, or play on your bowling team. That seems like a common sense thing to say and it is. However, into my office walked “Excuse #217” yesterday and common sense never came with him. Let’s call […]

The Advocate: ‘Why Black Pride Matters’

Black Pride

LOS ANGELES — For its June/July 2016 cover story, The Advocate’s Les Fabian Brathwaite explores the intricate intersection of race and LGBT identity and how a community within a community uses their collective voices through celebration to create a support system, awareness, and acceptance.  The Advocate’s cover story, “Black Pride: A Celebration,” takes a closer […]

New documentary film explores the challenges faced by LGBT entertainers


In an age where you can turn on primetime television or your favorite Netflix or Hulu series and see shows with more diversity than ever, that include more characters of color and LGBT people, the reality of performing artists who work in, or are climbing the ladder of the showbiz industry is a lot different, […]

Commentary: North Carolina HB 2 –The ghost of Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms

Contributor Note: July 19, 1994, Sen. Jesse Helms, in a fiery speech recorded by C-SPAN and The Congressional Record, moved to fire Mr. Patterson from his US government job for “promoting the gay agenda” in the federal workplace. Gov. Pat McCrory responded to the call of North Carolinians when he signed HB 2 into law. […]

Gay men of color celebrate 10 years of fun in the sun at Blatino Oasis, Palm Springs May 5-8

Blatino Oasis--

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – California’s largest gay and bisexual men of color vacation getaway is counting down to its 10th anniversary celebration in Palm Springs May 5-8. Blatino Oasis is the first event to successfully bring gay men of color to the city of Palm Springs on an annual basis, and is now the largest […]

NC Senate President Berger doubles down on anti-LGBT HB2

Phil Berger

Further compounding the HB2 economic catastrophe that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Pat Moore inflicted on the state when they rammed the HB 2 legislation through in less than a day, they are now doubling down on their refusal to listen to the business community. While […]

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene calls for judiciary hearing on Equality Act

Suzan DelBene

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) Thursday joined more than 100 colleagues in calling on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) to hold a hearing on the Equality Act (H.R. 3185), a comprehensive bill that aims to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. “In too many states, people who […]

HRC and advocates across nation host readings of ‘I Am Jazz’ to support transgender youth

I Am Jazz--

WASHINGTON — Thursday, parents, teachers and youth advocates across the nation stood up to efforts targeting transgender people, including a law recently passed in North Carolina, by holding more than 50 readings of “I Am Jazz,” a book by transgender teen and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Youth  Ambassador Jazz Jennings. The nationwide action involving […]

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