Local News

St Pete Pride Executive Director Talks About Event Security

St Pete Pride Executive Director Talks About Event Security

St Pete Pride executive director Eric Skains talked to Tampa Bay Times staff writer Kathryn Varn about this weekends event security. “We’ve always worked with the city police to ensure a secure event, but this year we’re making it much more visible. There will be a variety of different uniforms along the parade route this […]

| June 24, 2016
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Palm Beach County Looking at Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBT Children

Palm Beach County Looking at Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBT Children

Palm Beach County could become one of the first communities in Florida to ban conversion therapy for children, according to a report in the SunSentinel of Broward & Palm Beach. “County Mayor Mary Lou Berger said Tuesday she would support the ban if county legal staff determines it’s within the County Commission’s authority.” The Palm […]

| June 22, 2016
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Contributors

Searching for Old Dyke Tales

Searching for Old Dyke Tales

Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch – The only information I had on old gay people when I came out was that we were doomed to be alone and thus miserable. Oh, and lesbians would have leathery skin while gay men would become pitiful predators. At least, that’s how old perverts were portrayed in the pulps, […]

| June 8, 2016
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Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for June 2016

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for June 2016

By Flash Silvermoon Happy New Moon in Gemini on this sunny June 4 one and all and wow is this a powerful New Moon! Mercury is once again on the loose and moving forward being a very influential planet right now as it rules Gemini and Virgo. Check this out all of you mutable signs: […]

| June 6, 2016
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State & National

D.C. Rally Against Marriage Equality Flops

D.C. Rally Against Marriage Equality Flops

Think Progress reports: The 2016 Anti-LGBT March For Marriage in D.C. Was A Complete Flop CREDIT: ThinkProgress/Zack Ford “It has now been a full year since the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples should have equal access to marriage across the entire country. On Saturday, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) […]

| June 28, 2016
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Hillary Clinton is First Presidential Nominee to March in NYC Pride Parade

Hillary Clinton is First Presidential Nominee to March in NYC Pride Parade

Out Magazine reports: “Hillary Clinton showed her support for the LGBT community by marching in the New York Pride parade on Sunday.” It was not her first time marching in the New York parade, but it was her first time marching as a presidential nominee from a major party. “Clinton stepped out of her motorcade […]

| June 28, 2016
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International

UK Gets First Lesbian Cabinet Minister for Gay Pride

UK Gets First Lesbian Cabinet Minister for Gay Pride

British Government minister Justine Greening came out via Tweet June 25 in honor of London’s Gay Pride, making her the UK’s first out lesbian cabinet minister. Her Tweet started: “Today’s a good day to say I’m in a happy same sex relationship,” and also commented on the recent European Union referendum. READ MORE AT PINK […]

| June 28, 2016
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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Raises Pride Flag On Parliament Hill

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Raises Pride Flag On Parliament Hill

Out Magazine shared Facebook video posted by Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau as he raised a Pride flag over Parliament Hill for the first time in Canadian history. Trudeau posted his whole speech on Facebook. “This is a great day for Canada and it’s part of a long series of milestones this country has hit […]

| June 6, 2016
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Sports

Legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Dies at 64

Legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Dies at 64

The Washington Post has reported that Pat Summitt, the University of Tennessee’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, has died. Summitt, who won eight national championships as head coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team and had more wins than any NCAA college basketball coach in history when she was forced to retire at […]

| June 28, 2016
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Sarasota’s Melon Dash Featured in New York Times Magazine

Sarasota’s Melon Dash Featured in New York Times Magazine

Melon Dash of Sarasota, who founded a national swim school for adults afraid of the water, shared her #1 tip for overcoming the all too common phobia in a New York Times Magazine interview this month. “Fear is a wound to your heart,” she told the Times’ Malia Wollan. She says don’t bother with the […]

| June 18, 2016
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Entertainment & The Arts

LGBTQ Nation Shares Ellen’s Pride Month Video

LGBTQ Nation Shares Ellen’s Pride Month Video

LGBTQ’s Bill Browning reports: “Ellen DeGeneres has done it again. The groundbreaking comedian who famously came out in 1997 via her quickly canceled sitcom Ellen, aired a video this week that will give you all the feels.” “The compilation video features several celebrities who’ve appeared on her talk show to talk about LGBT issues and […]

| June 26, 2016
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Musicians Create Moving Tributes & Raise Funds for Victims of Pulse Shootings

Musicians Create Moving Tributes & Raise Funds for Victims of Pulse Shootings

From Broadway to rock and roll, musicians are recording inspiring music to raise awareness and funds for victims of the massacre at Pulse in Orlando on June 12. Christina Aguilera and Melissa Etheridge have each released emotional new singles inspired by the horrific event. On the release of her single “Change,” Christina Aguilera recalled the […]

| June 22, 2016
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More News

VIDEO: President Obama On Stonewall

VIDEO: President Obama On Stonewall

| June 24, 2016

From the White House Official Blog: Today, President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City to honor the broad LGBT equality movement. The new ‘Stonewall National Monument’ will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community’s uprising in response to a police […]

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Out Lesbian Miss Missouri on Cloud 9

Out Lesbian Miss Missouri on Cloud 9

| June 24, 2016

“I’m on cloud nine really just to be Miss Missouri,” Erin O’Flaherty told the Associated Press. “I don’t know that I intended to be the first, but I am. So I’m very excited about it.” O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday in Mexico, Missouri, and is the first openly gay woman to be […]

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West Palm Beach Further Extends Its LGBT Protections

West Palm Beach Further Extends Its LGBT Protections

| June 20, 2016

At this evening’s meeting, the West Palm Beach City Commission unanimously voted on first reading to amend the city’s procurement code to require contractors doing business with the city to expressly prohibit  discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. According to an email announcement from the Palm Beach County Human […]

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LGBTQ Nation: Orlando Chain of Angels

LGBTQ Nation: Orlando Chain of Angels

| June 20, 2016

LGBTQ Nation’s Bil Browning reports: “When members of the vehemently anti-LGBT “church,” Westboro Baptist, arrived in Orlando to picket the funerals of the LGBT people killed in America’s worst mass shooting, activists disarmed their hate with love. Over 200 people formed a human chain around St. James Catholic Cathedral in a form of counter-protest that […]

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