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Memories of MichFest 40

Memories of MichFest 40

from Edie Feather — We come to the final, the ending, with enormous sadness, and loving gratitude like that which comes at the end of a life well lived. Each day is a beginning and each night an ending. FESTIVAL, “Thank you for being my friend”, I say to her. Thanks for the synergistic energy […]

| August 17, 2015
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Equality Florida and NCLR Act to Support Same Sex Families

Equality Florida and NCLR Act to Support Same Sex Families

The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Florida attorneys Elizabeth Schwartz and Mary Meeks have filed a complaint on behalf of Equality Florida Institute and three plaintiff couples to demand that the Bureau update its policies and respect the marriages of same-sex couples. Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics is refusing to allow hospitals to list […]

| August 14, 2015
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Contributors

Ask Chef Lynn – Dog Days of Summer

Ask Chef Lynn – Dog Days of Summer

In my early days of my culinary career, with my former partner Cecil, we helped to open a new restaurant that was owned by a retired Colonel in the Air Force. This was the Colonel’s first attempt at running a restaurant and as what seems to be a common presumption that “anybody can run a […]

| August 24, 2015
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Dykey Dorothy and Friends

Dykey Dorothy and Friends

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch – August 15, 2015 Near where I live, closeted lesbians built and installed a bench on a mostly hidden concrete path between grassy sand dunes, out of sight of any casual observer. The bench was created in the mid 1990s to pay respect to members of the group who […]

| August 23, 2015
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News Beyond

Love Won at Pride March in Wisconsin

Love Won at Pride March in Wisconsin

Huffpost Reports – When life gives you bigots, all you need is a bundle of brightly colored balloons and a whole lot of persistence. Keanan Sargent, the 9-year-old son of Wisconsin state Rep. Melissa Sargent, found himself confronted by homophobia at a pride rally in Madison earlier this month. Sargent told The Huffington Post she […]

| August 26, 2015
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Tig Notaro Talks to Conan About Her Topless Performance on HBO

Tig Notaro Talks to Conan About Her Topless Performance on HBO

This week comedian Tig Notaro talked about her topless performance on HBO with Conan O’Brien. She says she first felt uncomfortable with her body after a having a double mastectomy due to cancer, and found performing topless to be liberating. WATCH ON YOUTUBE HERE

| August 21, 2015
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Marriage & Family

Video: Same Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Tie the Knot

Video: Same Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Tie the Knot

Huff Post reports: Two women who played an integral role in the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide have finally tied the knot, and Now This News has compiled a beautiful video documenting the occasion. Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Michigan couple who became plaintiffs in the recent historic legal battle for […]

| August 25, 2015
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Wonder Woman Officiates Lesbian Wedding

Wonder Woman Officiates Lesbian Wedding

HuffPost Gay Voices offered a sneak preview of Chapter 48 of Wonder Woman from Sensation Comics, due out Aug. 20. This installment was written and illustrated by Jason Badower. READ MORE HERE

| August 20, 2015
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More News

Lea DeLaria Strips Down to What’s Underneath In StyleLikeU Video

Lea DeLaria Strips Down to What’s Underneath In StyleLikeU Video

| August 20, 2015

Lea DeLaria, slated for opening night of the Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival October 3rd, is featured in the latest installment of StyleLikeU’s “What’s Underneath Project.” The “Orange is the New Black” star strips down to her sports bra and plaid shorts as she talks about her life as self-proclaimed “butch dyke”, body […]

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5th Pride March in Prague – Phyllis Plotnick Shares Highlights and Photos

5th Pride March in Prague – Phyllis Plotnick Shares Highlights and Photos

| August 18, 2015

August 15th was Prague’s 5th Pride March. Phyllis Plotnick shares photos and some highlights of the event. She says “It was amazing in its organization, scope and spirit.” A gallery of her photos follows. Some highlights: I marched for awhile with the Roma float (super music and a wonderful feeling to see probably the most […]

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LGBT Rights in Canada … A Brief History

LGBT Rights in Canada … A Brief History

| August 18, 2015

Historica Canada: Since the late 1960s, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Canada has seen steady gains in rights. While discrimination against LGBT people persists in many places, major strides toward mainstream social acceptance and formal legal equality have nonetheless been made in recent decades. Canada is internationally regarded as a leader […]

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Ask Chef Lynn – We Are All Cooks

Ask Chef Lynn – We Are All Cooks

| August 17, 2015

First of all, we are all cooks. It’s a matter of survival. Either it be a PBJ (Peanut Butter & Jelly) or a 5–point Lamb Roast with Mint…we can muster up something fast & simple or voluptuously extravagant. I guess it all depends on your present taste bud’s desire. Sometimes we don’t have the time […]

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