NYC march on Flag Day to honor late creator of LGBTQ Rainbow Flag

NEW YORK CITY — Friends and family of the late Gilbert Baker will hold an activist march and rally against LGBTQ discrimination and bigotry in memory of the world-renowned artist who created The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBTQ pride and liberation. Baker, a lifelong LGBTQ and social justice activist, died suddenly March 31 […]

NAMIC now accepting entries for ‘Excellence In Multicultural Marketing Awards’

NEW YORK — NAMIC (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is now accepting entries for the Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). The NAMIC EMMA, in partnership with CableFAX, recognizes innovative marketing efforts by companies and agencies targeting multicultural audiences. This year’s competition features four divisions, including the newly-added Brands division, competing in two categories […]

‘Damn Yankees’

Meet the three lead performers starring in this Faustian sports classic Damn Yankees premiered on Broadway over 70 years ago. It starred a young Gwen Verdon, a relatively unknown actress at the time, and was choreographed by none other than famed director and choreographer Bob Fosse. The show won Best Musical that year and since […]

Bookwatch: ‘This Is How It Always Is’

You must not tell. You cannot breathe a word to anyone who doesn’t already know. That Which Cannot Be Spoken must remain buried, put away, frozen, lips sealed, or in the closet. You cannot tell because, as in the new novel This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, secrets change everything. In the […]

Utah Film Center announces first round of films for 2017 ‘Damn These Heels Festival’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –  Utah Film Center announced Thursday the first round of films selected to screen in the 2017 Damn These Heels Film Festival. Damn These Heels will run July 14 – 16, 2017 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and is a celebration of independent, documentary, and foreign films from around […]

San Diego therapist releases ‘Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Psychotherapist and author, Michael Dale Kimmel, Friday announced the release of The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage (ISBN 9781442268012), a nonfiction handbook for gay couples that provides an easy-to-follow, practical framework for helping create, adjust, and structure their marriages. Legal gay marriage is still a relatively new phenomenon, […]

1,000 gather to mark ninth annual San Diego Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — More than 1,000 people gathered at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront this morning to mark the city’s ninth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. The event featured human rights activist Cleve Jones, who was presented with the Harvey Milk Lifetime Achievement Award, and Bishop Yvette A. Flunder, who received the Champion of […]

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Festival 2017 to screen 147 films from 45 countries

South Asia’s biggest and India’s only mainstream LGBTQ film festival – KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – returns for its eighth edition in May 2017. Registrations have opened on for the festival that will be held from May 24-28, 2017. 147 films from 45 countries that reflect the diversity of the lives of lesbian, gay, […]

San Diego LGBT Pride announces new executive director

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Board of Directors of San Diego LGBT Pride has announced the selection of Eric Heinritz as its new executive director. The selection was made after an extensive search and comprehensive selection process managed by Nonprofit Management Solutions, a San Diego nonprofit management support organization. “We are very pleased to announce […]

Today: HRC and NEA sponsor national day of reading of ‘I Am Jazz’ in support of transgender youth

WASHINGTON — Today, thousands of parents, educators and allies across the nation will stand in solidarity with transgender students by hosting school and community readings of I Am Jazz, a children’s book by transgender teen trailblazer Jazz Jennings. Following a year of unprecedented attacks on the rights and dignity of transgender young people — including […]

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