‘The Last Word’ by Quentin Crisp, published worldwide today

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – MB Books, LLC, (MB Books) today announced the worldwide publication of The Last Word, the third and final installment of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography. Today is the eighteen-year anniversary of Quentin’s passing. The Last Word is available in paperback and as an e-book, exclusively on Amazon. The Last Word was written by […]

Grindr adds new transgender inclusive features

LOS ANGELES — Grindr, the world’s largest queer mobile social network, today announced changes to its app to be more inclusive of transgender users. The changes include profile fields for gender identity and pronouns, system-wide gender-neutral language, and an FAQ to help non-transgender users interact respectfully. They were informed by a community engagement process that centered […]

SF Gay Men’s Chorus heart-warming journey – Fighting bigotry and discrimination in the South

With a divisive political climate in the United States, marked by an increase in dangerous and hostile rhetoric against the LGBTQ and other marginalized communities, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus cancelled their European tour in favor of taking its message and music on the road across five southern states to promote universal equality and […]

San Diego Opera’s Main Stage season continues Feb. 24, 2018 with Puccini’s ‘Turandot’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Opera’s 2017-2018 season continues with Puccini’s beloved Turandot Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 with additional performances Feb. 27, March 2, and March 3 (matinee), 2018. This bold and visual production comes from The Lyric Opera of Chicago and has never been seen by San Diego Opera audiences. The costumes come […]

NBA Referee Violet Palmer to be honored at fourth annual Truth Awards honoring African Americans in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES — The Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, the DIVA Foundation, have announced that NBA referee Violet Palmer will receive the Lifetime Achievement at the Fourth Annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, located at 1201 Vine […]

UN member states maintain non-discrimination based on sexual orientation in Olympic Truce Resolution

NEW YORK —  Today, all 193 United Nations Member States adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution maintaining language protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The resolution, which passed by consensus, included the contested reference to non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter. The non-discrimination clause is housed in Principle 6 and prohibits […]

Inside Danica Roem’s historic victory (VIDEO)

Danica Roem made history Nov. 7, becoming the first transgender person to be elected and seated to a state legislature. Diana Tourjee, Broadly’s (the women’s site at VICE) beat reporter covering issues facing the trans community, spent the final 48 hours of Roem’s campaign with exclusive access to the candidate, and the resulting documentary is an immersive, emotional […]

Key West’s LGBT Visitor Center moves to ‘Pink Triangle’

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Key West Business Guild and its LGBT Visitor Center have relocated to a new, larger location. The guild, acclaimed as one of America’s leading gay business associations and among the oldest in the nation, and its visitor center are now located at 808 Duval St. The new location is within […]

Candis Cayne and Raymond Braun swap stories for ‘One Stride, Many Journeys’ (VIDEO)

Actress and activist Candis Cayne and TV host and influencer Raymond Braun joined OUT and Barefoot Wine to discuss their different experiences coming out and the role social media plays in the process. The video is the fourth and final in a series of stories from a partnership between Barefoot Wine and OUT, titled “One […]

Boy Culture

When Boy Culture, the movie, came in 2006, queer cinema was still evolving from story lines that revolved around “coming out” to more nuanced understandings of the LGBTQ experience, especially among communities of color. Films like Quinceañera (United States), Love My Life (Japan) and Queens (Spain) may have incorporated “coming out” as a leitmotif, but […]

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