Local News

Stella’s Chef Olive Davis Wins Top Local Chef Savory Category

Stella’s Chef Olive Davis Wins Top Local Chef Savory Category

Chef Olive Davis of Stella’s Restaurant took top honors in the savory category at the Top Local Chef competition April 24 at the Gulfport Casino. The judges selected her Florida Citrus Cured White Tuna which included a guava-orange-tamarind glaze and a garnish of wasabi leaves and spring watermelon radish-microgreen salsa. Event producer LocalShops1 reports that […]

| April 29, 2016
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Powerstories Theatre Wins DeBartolo Family Foundation Spirit of Humanity Award

Powerstories Theatre Wins DeBartolo Family Foundation Spirit of Humanity Award

Powerstories  Theatre has won The DeBartolo Family Foundation Spirit of Humanity Award, including a $25,000 check. The Powerstories Board is “honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award for our work in the community to empower women and girls through leadership and theatre.” In celebration of receiving this award, Powerstories is giving back to those […]

| April 20, 2016
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Contributors

Gender Buttons

Gender Buttons

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch Where do little kids get their urgent need to know my gender? Is it intrinsic, some part of survival of the species? Parents should at least teach them that their question is rude. But no, the parents are as unsettled by what they perceive to be gender non-conformance as […]

| April 10, 2016
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Astroflash Monthly Horoscope APRIL 2016

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope APRIL 2016

By Flash Silvermoon READ THE COMPLETE APRIL ASTROFLASH NEWSLETTER HERE We opened the month of April with loads of Fire, Earth and Water surrounding us. Of course the Sun is  all fired up in Aries which pushes us to take the risk and move full speed ahead especially with Uranus in Aries as well inviting […]

| April 10, 2016
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State & National

Salt Lake City Names Street After Harvey Milk

Salt Lake City Names Street After Harvey Milk

Huffington Post reports that the Salt Lake City Council has voted unanimously to rename a street after LGBT icon Harvey Milk … only blocks away from the headquarters of the Mormon Church. “The majority of Utah’s residents are Mormon, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has been vocal in its opposition […]

| April 20, 2016
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Executive Order Bars LGBT Discrimination in Louisiana State Government

Executive Order Bars LGBT Discrimination in Louisiana State Government

The Advocate reports: Citing his desire to send a signal “to the rest of the country that discrimination is not a Louisiana value,” Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an executive order that prohibits discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The executive order immediately bars state government from discriminating […]

| April 19, 2016
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Marriage & Family

Same-Sex Couples Can Now Adopt Children In All 50 States

Same-Sex Couples Can Now Adopt Children In All 50 States

A federal judge ruled Mississippi’s ban on same-sex adoption is unconstitutional. Huffpost Politics reports — “A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi’s ban on same-sex couples adopting children is unconstitutional, making gay adoption legal in all 50 states.” “U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan issued a preliminary injunction against the ban, citing the Supreme Court’s decision […]

| April 1, 2016
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North Florida Gay Dad with Eight Kids is Likened to a Superhero

North Florida Gay Dad with Eight Kids is Likened to a Superhero

In this week’s installment of the Huffington Post Queer Voices RaiseAChild.US “?Let Love Define Family®“ series, contributing writer David Humiston made quite the discovery when talking to Simon Flatt, a multi-talented modern superhero! His trick to managing all he does in his “never ending battle for truth and justice” as an advocate for gay adoption, […]

| March 20, 2016
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Sports

Megan Rapinoe on Being a Tomboy, Sports &  Coming Out

Megan Rapinoe on Being a Tomboy, Sports & Coming Out

Windy City Times recently posted out-takes from what it called a “hilarious roundtable conversation” with women’s soccer pro Megan Rapinoe, along with retired soccer players Carmelina Moscato and Lori Lindsey, and her sister Rachael Rapinoe “Rapinoe and friends discussed feeling out of place growing up, the perception and reality of women’s soccer, the USA/Canada rivalry, […]

| April 17, 2016
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NBA May Move 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in Response to Anti-LGBTQ Law

NBA May Move 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in Response to Anti-LGBTQ Law

According to LGBTQ Nation the Associated Press has reported that the NBA says it is “deeply concerned” about a North Carolina law it views as discriminatory toward LGBTQ people. The league has joined those opposing the state’s “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” which has been criticized because it allows businesses to discriminate against gays […]

| March 26, 2016
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Entertainment & The Arts

Belinda Carlisle Releases Open Letter to Mississippi Governor

Belinda Carlisle Releases Open Letter to Mississippi Governor

Belinda Carlisle releases open letter on Facebook to Mississippi Governor Bryant in advance of her April 23 performance there. “Governor Bryant, I am scheduled to perform in your great state this Saturday, however given the very recent anti-LGBTQ attacks that your administration has leveled against some of your own citizens I very nearly cancelled my […]

| April 20, 2016
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Artists Line Up in Opposition to North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

Artists Line Up in Opposition to North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

Artists from Bruce Springsteen to Ringo Starr are lining up to oppose North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, many of them cancelling performances in the state. Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr were among the first to cancel performances while others stopped short of taking that step. Billboard reported that Starr was scheduled to perform in Cary, North […]

| April 18, 2016
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More News

Metro LGBT Community Center Invites You to a Tour of Its Permanent Home April 28

Metro LGBT Community Center Invites You to a Tour of Its Permanent Home April 28

| April 20, 2016

ProSuzy congratulates the Metro LGBT Community and Health Center on the purchase of its permanent St Petersburg home. Metropolitan Charities Inc., dba Metro Wellness & Community Centers in partnership with Comprehensive Care Centers Inc., dba Community AIDS Network is excited to have officially closed on the purchase of the current St. Petersburg Community Center — […]

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Planting Peace Plants Billboard on North Carolina Border in Response to State’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Planting Peace Plants Billboard on North Carolina Border in Response to State’s Anti-LGBT Laws

| April 17, 2016

From the Planting Peace Blog — On March 23, in a specially-convened session, the North Carolina legislation passed into law HB2, a law that was initiated to strike down a Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance that was set to go into effect April 1 and would have extended rights to the LGBT community. Since HB2 has been […]

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Out Releases Power 50 List for 2016

Out Releases Power 50 List for 2016

| April 15, 2016

Out Magazine has released its 10th annual Power 50 list. Topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook, the list also includes media favorites Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper, second, third and fourth respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are Ryan Murphy, writer/director/producer, Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU, Andy Cohen, TV producer/talk show host, […]

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Explains Why North Carolina’s About to Get Its Pants Sued Off

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Explains Why North Carolina’s About to Get Its Pants Sued Off

| April 1, 2016

The Advocate — North Carolina “is about to get their pants sued off them by the ACLU,” says Rachel Maddow. Last week, NC Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which strikes down LGBT-inclusive municipal antidiscrimination ordinances and prohibits cities from adopting any new ones. It also expressly requires transgender people to use public bathrooms […]

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