‘Stonewall’ reveals first poster – in theaters Sept. 25

Stonewall

Stonewall, a drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s LGBT rights movement, has debuted its first poster. Directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Jon Robin Baitz, the film stars Jeremy Irvine and newcomer Jonny Beauchamp, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman. Roadside Attractions will release Stonewall in theaters Sept. 25. Stonewall is [...]

Ukranian drag queen hits the American market by storm in vaudeville drag

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NEW YORK – Andrey Danilko, also known as Verka Serduchka, is a Ukranian artist, producer, writer, comedian and drag queen. For the past twenty-five years, he has been actively engaged in creative work, creating a distinct style of his own by combining elements of folk and electronic music with vaudeville and stand-up comedy. Serduchka’s most recent work [...]

Golden Crown Literary Awards brings together lesbian fiction pioneers Rita Mae Brown, Lee Lynch and Dorothy Allison

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Founded in 2004, The Golden Crown Literary Society is dedicated to education, promotion, and recognition of lesbian literature. The group holds an annual conference, offers writing scholarships and mentorships, and gives out awards in more than a dozen literary categories including erotica, romantic suspense, young adult, poetry, paranormal, and creative nonfiction. Saturday nights Golden Crown Literary [...]

CIA to be a Sponsor of Natl LGBT Chamber Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—LGBT-certified business owners from around the world will meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next month to reflect on an unprecedented year of advancement. The milestones include Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing he is gay and the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality in all 50 states. For the first time at NGLCC, the [...]

Black gay lives matter

Black Gay Lives Matter

Statistics have consistently shown that gay and bisexual men– particularly young, Black men– bear the burden of the HIV epidemic nationally. This is similarly reflected in the state of Florida where 63% of new adolescent HIV infections are among Black men. Saturday, Aug. 1, Equality Florida, the NAACP, Florida A&M University Center for Health Equity, and [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, july 30 Ben Folds Live Between a successful solo career as singer/songwriter and his star turns leading Ben Folds Five, the man himself has become an alternative pop/rock legend. Just as exciting as his live concerts has been his thoughtful engagement with evolving technology and online media. A classy, cutting edge night at the [...]

Meet the first openly trans man in the U.S. military (VIDEO)

Shane Ortega

Today, YouTube content creator Raymond Braun shared his latest video featuring Sergeant Shane Ortega, the first trans man to serve in the U.S. military. Raymond talks with Sergeant Ortega about his military career, some common misconceptions about the trans community and how to be a trans ally. Watch above as Sergeant Ortega talks with Raymond [...]

Listen: ‘I Am Cait’ promo song – ‘Love Always Wins’ – Mikey Wax (Feat. Prophecy)

Mikey Wax

Inspired by marriage equality and the words of hope and happiness from his close gay friend upon the legalization of gay marriage., on-the-verge pop artist Mikey Wax has released his tribute single “Love Always Wins (#LoveWins)” featuring Prophecy. E! Entertainment featured the song in their promo commercial for Caitlyn Jenner’s new TV series I Am Cait. [...]

Boy Scouts of America ends its ban on gay leaders and volunteers (VIDEO)

Dr. Robert M Gates

Today, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ratified a resolution that removed the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution. The resolution was recommended for ratification by the Executive Committee earlier this month. The resolution [...]

San Francisco high school to offer first LGBT history class

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The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, a public arts high school in San Francisco, will soon be offering an LGBT history class. The planned course will cover the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis and marriage equality. “This is history. This is an experience that happened,” said teacher Lyndsey Schlax. “How can we [...]

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