Local & State News

Gulfport Library Wins Prestigious ALA Award

Gulfport Library Wins Prestigious ALA Award

Gulfport’s Public Library has just earned a prestigious award for its work in support of the LGBTQ community. The Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community is presented by the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table (GLBTRT). According to the ALA “This year’s award is being given to the Gulfport Public Library in […]

| February 14, 2018
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Out Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired After Posting Wedding Pics on Social Media

Out Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired After Posting Wedding Pics on Social Media

GayStarNews reports that an openly gay first grade teacher at Miami’s Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School was fired after posting pictures of her wedding to social media. What happened? Jocelyn Morffi, who worked at the school for seven years, was abruptly fired on Thursday, 8 February by principal Dr. Carlota E. Morales. On Friday, […]

| February 12, 2018
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Contributors

My Daily Last Straw

My Daily Last Straw

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — What exactly is the last straw? I thought it was the presidential buffoon’s goading of North Korea, but I was wrong. Our government is suddenly so feeble, so twisted up in procedure, infighting, and tripping over its own all-too-often dropped pants, it can no longer protect its citizens […]

| February 11, 2018
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Zipline Vegas

Zipline Vegas

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch She’s going on a zipline in Las Vegas. That’s what my sweetheart announced this morning. It gets worse. She said the zipline goes over city streets and buildings—and here I was envisioning a sweet pastoral zip across raging river rapids and sharp rocks. Now I only have to worry […]

| January 12, 2018
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National & International News

Lesbian Business Owner is Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Maryland Midterm Election

Lesbian Business Owner is Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Maryland Midterm Election

From GayStarNews – Democrat Alec Ross is running for governor of Maryland in this year’s midterm elections with lesbian business owner Julie Verratti as his running mate. Verratti has experience in politics and policy. Prior to becoming a business owner, she served as a Presidential Management Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Small […]

| February 20, 2018
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NJ Transgender Pastor Celebrates with Renaming Ceremony at His Church

NJ Transgender Pastor Celebrates with Renaming Ceremony at His Church

From GayStarNews: Pastor Peter Beeson is one of the first ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to transition from female to male while serving as pastor Since last summer, New Jersey-based Pastor Peter (neé Rose) Beeson has been transitioning from woman to man. On Sunday 11 February, Beeson was officially recognized by his […]

| February 14, 2018
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Music Scene

Janis Joplin Would Have been 75 on January 19

Janis Joplin Would Have been 75 on January 19

Worth reading: Janis Joplin: the singer who screamed a very American pain by Nick Coleman, the Guardian “With her raw, anguished voice, Joplin – who would have been 75 this month – was a hippy icon. But on Piece of My Heart she became something darker still.” My first encounter with extreme feeling in pop […]

| January 15, 2018
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Ferron Returns to the Hickman March 3

Ferron Returns to the Hickman March 3

Saturday, March 3, 7-8:30 pm   An Evening with Ferron   @ the Catherine A Hickman Theater, Gulfport  Ferron is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to gaining fame as one of Canada’s most respected songwriters, Ferron first became one of the most influential lyrical songwriters of the women’s music circuit, and an important influence […]

| January 10, 2018
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Sports

Out Speed Skater Brittany Bowe Helps Team USA Advance to Olympic Semifinals

Out Speed Skater Brittany Bowe Helps Team USA Advance to Olympic Semifinals

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Brittany Bowe finished in fifth place in the 500-meter, again tantalizingly close to a medal. The out American speed skater has had a fantastic Olympic games, completing her individual events with a fourth-place finish and two fifth places. Of course it’s a tough pill to swallow being that close to […]

| February 20, 2018
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Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

By Jim Buzinski, Outsports – Two months ago, Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff reinjured the ACL in her knee that she tore a year ago. The fact she even made the Olympics was surprising and once there she fought through the pain to reach the semifinals of the women’s snowboard cross race. Brockhoff fell in her […]

| February 17, 2018
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TV, Entertainment & The Arts

Daniela Vega Will be First Openly Trans Person to Present an Oscar

Daniela Vega Will be First Openly Trans Person to Present an Oscar

By Jess Glass, PinkNews – The star of A Fantastic Woman Daniela Vega is set to be the first openly trans person to present at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4. A Fantastic Woman was Vega’s international debut and was highly praised after it premiered last year. Vega’s character Marina has to deal with her […]

| February 20, 2018
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Grace & Frankie Will be Back Next Year with a Visit from RuPaul

Grace & Frankie Will be Back Next Year with a Visit from RuPaul

From PinkNews — Netflix has commissioned Grace and Frankie for a fifth series – this time with a guest appearance by RuPaul. The fourth season of the show came to Netflix on January 19, with guest spots by Lisa Kudrow and Paul Gallagher. Created by one of the scriptwriters from Friends, explores how Grace and […]

| February 16, 2018
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More News

Aussie Trans Woman will be Allowed to Play

Aussie Trans Woman will be Allowed to Play

| February 17, 2018

‘It’s good to be able to play… (but) I and other trans people have much bigger things to worry about’ From GayStarNews: A trans woman who was not allowed to play professional in the women’s league of Australian Rules Football (AFLW) has now been given the green light to play. Last year Hannah Mouncey was […]

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Out LGBTQ Hockey Player Leads Sweden’s Team to Quarterfinals

Out LGBTQ Hockey Player Leads Sweden’s Team to Quarterfinals

| February 15, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Emilia Andersson Ramboldt has helped Sweden advance to the quarterfinals of the women’s ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Sweden finished second in Group B, with a 2-1 record. Their only loss was to Switzerland, which won the group. The groups in the tournament were not even, […]

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Dutch Speed Skater Ireen West Wins Gold & Sets New Olympic Record

Dutch Speed Skater Ireen West Wins Gold & Sets New Olympic Record

| February 14, 2018

Wust’s 10th Winter Olympic medal breaks several records. By Cyd Zeigler from Outsports – With her gold medal Monday in the Ladies 1,500-meter, the Dutch speed skater is now the most decorated Olympian from the Netherlands, including both Winter and Summer Olympics. She is also the most decorated Olympic speed skater of all time, breaking […]

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LGBTQ Athletes Stand Out in Olympic Medals Won

LGBTQ Athletes Stand Out in Olympic Medals Won

| February 12, 2018

The publicly out LGBTQ Winter Olympians have already earned four medals, which is tied with the United States and ahead of every other country but four. Outsports says “What’s amazing is that Team LGBTQ is doing it with only 14 athletes that we know of and are counting. Team USA has over 200 athletes, sporting […]

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