‘Moonlight,’ Seth Meyers and Meryl Streep to be honored at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that both the groundbreaking film Moonlight and comedian Seth Meyers will be honored at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. As previously announced, HRC will also honor critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning actress Meryl Streep at the event which raises […]

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

Bishop Eddie Long

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the Black Church community wonder if his death was due to HIVAIDS, and he was too embarrassed to admit it or seek medical care until it was too late. “If he had […]

California senators to introduce legislation to make it easier for cannabis businesses to pay taxes and fees

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SACRAMENTO –  Today, Sens. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), in collaboration with Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma (who is sponsoring the bill), will introduce legislation – the Cannabis Safe Payment Act – to make it safer and simpler for cannabis business owners to pay state fees and taxes, encouraging compliance […]

Trans poet-activist-archivist Andrea Jenkins speaks in San Diego

Andrea Jenkins | Photo: Meredith Vezina

Andrea Jenkins recently visited San Diego as a special guest of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. In addition to meeting with the local LGBT community, Andrea also conducted interviews in her current work as curator for the University of Minnesota’s Transgender Oral History Project. It’s a bit of a challenge to describe Andrea, because […]

The Amazon Trail: The mightiest of books

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As an adult, I’ve had no interest in children’s books. I left them behind half a century ago. Or did I? Chicken Little, for example, has been a powerful influence in my life. I was a nervous child—that hasn’t changed—and the Little Golden Book didn’t help. First my mother read it to me, then I […]

Dr. King’s ‘Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?’

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The fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? is important reading after a presidential election marred by political violence, scandalous published campaign emails, allegations of sexual scandal that rocked both political parties and both presidential candidates, and cringing campaign statements by both presidential candidates that […]

ClexaCon makes history with the first-ever entertainment convention for LGBTQ women and allies

Clexacon

LAS VEGAS — A different kind of fandom deserves a different kind of convention. ClexaCon will unite LGBTQ women to celebrate queer female characters and stories, connecting fans, celebrities, creators, panelists, journalists, and artists at a party so highly anticipated that VIP tickets sold out in two minutes. Celebrating representations of LGBTQ women in all genres, […]

New Gallup survey finds more than 10 million American adults identify as LGBTQ

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Today, Gallup released a new survey reflecting a historic increase in adults in the United States identifying as LGBTQ — 10 million, or 4.1 percent of the population, compared to 8.3 million just four years ago. The Gallup survey notes that the growing clout of LGBTQ voters and consumers is driving inclusive policies and marketing […]

VICE News Tonight: FDA restrictions on gay men donating blood (VIDEO)

Blood Ban

During the ’80s, the HIV crisis created a national panic about the safety of the nation’s blood supply, and gay men were stigmatized as the source of the disease.  By 1992, the FDA placed a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who’d had even a single sexual encounter with another man since 1977. Despite […]

CMT Star Cody Alan comes out as gay

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CMT and iHeartRadio host Cody Allan has come out as gay. “Though my TV or my radio persona was always that of a happy guy, there was this underlying ache inside of me for years, so I decided either I was gonna do something about it, or I was gonna live with this layer of […]

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