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 […]

The Donna Summer Musical

The La Jolla Playhouse has a track record for premiering new works here in San Diego that end up with top talent and long runs on Broadway. Not to mention a plethora of Tony Awards. The Who’s Tommy (Michael Cerveris), How to Succeed in a Business Without Trying (Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally) and Jersey Boys […]

Athletic stars call on UN states to protect sexual orientation in Olympic truce

Today, 17 professional athletes came out against attempts by Egypt and Russia to thwart non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation in the United Nations Olympic Truce Resolution. The letter, endorsed by respected athletes such as Billie Jean King, Greg Louganis and Martina Navratilova, is part of the #OlympicSpirit campaign spearheaded by OutRight Action International and […]

McCann wins top award for Mastercard’s ‘Restroom for All’ campaign

NEW YORK — McCann has announced that McCann XBC, its dedicated client unit for Mastercard, was awarded Best of Show at the Association of National Advertisers’ 2017 Multicultural Excellence Awards. The campaign, created for Mastercard’s ‘Restroom for All’, a restroom open to people from all backgrounds and sexual orientation, debuted at the 2016 NY Pride parade. […]

RuPaul’s Drag Race creators launch digital network, new shows

LOS ANGELES – World of Wonder, the creators of Emmy award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and Out of Iraq, Million Dollar Listing franchise, and HBO’s Mapplethorpe, today announced its new subscription streaming service, WOW Presents Plus. The ad-free service is available at and on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Android for $3.99 per month or […]

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