Local News

Mayor Rick Kriseman to Speak at Eckerd College Today @ 4pm – Sun Shining on St Petersburg

Mayor Rick Kriseman to Speak at Eckerd College Today @ 4pm – Sun Shining on St Petersburg

St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is scheduled to speak at Eckerd College Thursday afternoon, September 22, 4-6 pm. Topic: The Sun is Shining on St Petersburg. The event is free and open to the public. Location: Lewis House, Eckerd College Campus Forrer Sheen Drive, St Petersburg, FL 33711  

| September 22, 2016
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Gulfport Councilman Vows to Make Sure Sunday Beach Volleyball Always Has a Home

Gulfport Councilman Vows to Make Sure Sunday Beach Volleyball Always Has a Home

“I’d like to get with you folks later and see what we can work out to definitely make sure you always have a place to play on Sundays.” — Gulfport City Councilmember Dan Liedtke following a presentation at City Council by beach volleyball group leader Julie Latimer and a contingent of players. The volleyball group […]

| September 9, 2016
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Contributors

Affectional Preference

Affectional Preference

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Hey, world, big news! Gay people are more than our sexuality. I am really, really tired of the focus on the third syllable of the term homosexual. It’s annoyed me for fifty-four years that I am defined by one part of my humanity. Please tell me why, for […]

| September 9, 2016
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Arden’s Musings – Time Flies for OLOHP

Arden’s Musings – Time Flies for OLOHP

by Arden Eversmeyer – It feels both like I just wrote a column a short while ago, and like tons of things have happened since I last wrote. I know they say time flies when you’re having fun, but this summer has been ridiculous! In June, we headed to Madison, Wisconsin, for our annual trip […]

| August 31, 2016
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State & National

NBC News Reports Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Landslide Lead Over Donald Trump

NBC News Reports Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Landslide Lead Over Donald Trump

NBC News reports “A large majority of registered LGBT voters support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to results of two weeks of the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. According to the poll, 72 percent of registered LGBT voters support Clinton, compared to 20 percent who support Trump.” “On the campaign trail, Trump has […]

| September 26, 2016
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Florida Senator Bill Nelson Signs on as a Sponsor of the Equality Act

Florida Senator Bill Nelson Signs on as a Sponsor of the Equality Act

Reported by the Human Rights Campaign: “U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) declared his official support for the Equality Act. Senator Nelson will become the 43rd senator to cosponsor the legislation, in addition to 178 members of the House.” “The bipartisan Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation […]

| September 24, 2016
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International

Boy Faces Down 11,000 People Marching Against Marriage Equality in Mexico

Boy Faces Down 11,000 People Marching Against Marriage Equality in Mexico

LGBTQ Nation Reports: “A 12 year old boy faced down with 11,000 homophobic protestors during a march against marriage equality in Celaya, Mexico” “At first I thought the child was only playing,” photographer and journalist Manuel Rodriquez told Regeneracion. Rodriguez captured the exact moment the leapt in front of a crowd of 11,000 people protesting […]

| September 14, 2016
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Cuban LGBT Activist & Radio Journalist Fired for Collaborting with Non-Government Media

Cuban LGBT Activist & Radio Journalist Fired for Collaborting with Non-Government Media

GlobalVoices.org reports: “Cuban radio journalist and blogger Maykel González Vivero gave his final show on Radio Sagua on September 3, 2016, after the station terminated his contract due to González’ “collaboration with private media.” “Alongside his work narrating the program, “Por la Villa de Undoso,” which explored local history in the city of Sagua la […]

| September 9, 2016
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Sports

Colorado’s Kenzie Tillitt Shares What She Learned from Experience with Homophobic Rommate

Colorado’s Kenzie Tillitt Shares What She Learned from Experience with Homophobic Rommate

Outsports: “In her four years playing women’s soccer at the University of Colorado, Kenzie Tillitt remembers one time a teammate made a negative comment about her being a lesbian. It happened before she ever played a game.” “The summer before her freshman year, the team’s seven freshmen walked out of the locker room after learning […]

| September 26, 2016
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10 of 12 Out Paralympians Bring Home Medals

10 of 12 Out Paralympians Bring Home Medals

According to Outsports, “10 of the 12 publicly out athletes we know about won a medal, with Lee Pearson and Marieke Vervoort bringing home two medals each. That’s 83% of the dozen out athletes! Half of the dozen gay, lesbian and bisexual athletes we know about in this year’s Paralympics are on women’s teams from the United […]

| September 20, 2016
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Entertainment & The Arts

Watch & Share “Queer Kid Stuff

Watch & Share “Queer Kid Stuff

Huffington Post reports: “A powerful and much needed new web series is breaking down queer themes and terminology for children in a way that is accessible, understandable and ? most importantly ? fun.” “The first episode asks, “What does gay mean?” and the second episode, recently released and available for viewing above, questions “what is […]

| September 22, 2016
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AfterEllen to Shut Down Friday, September 23

AfterEllen to Shut Down Friday, September 23

LGBTQ Nation reports that “AfterEllen Editor-in-Chief Trish Bendix has announced on her personal site that the blog will be shutting down on Friday. AfterEllen has been publishing for over a decade and has always been the top spot for lesbian news and entertainment.” Bendix writes: “Over the last 10 years, I’ve published a lot of […]

| September 22, 2016
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More News

“Eleanor and Hick – The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady”

“Eleanor and Hick – The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady”

| September 24, 2016

The Washington Post: Author Stacy Schiff writes about the new book, “Eleanor and Hick,” by Susan Quinn ‘The dame has enormous dignity, she’s a person,” star Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok wired her boss after the 1932 Democratic convention. She had had her eye for some time on Eleanor Roosevelt, who, she believed, would make […]

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Survey Reports Growing Support for LGBT Rights

Survey Reports Growing Support for LGBT Rights

| September 20, 2016

Reported by Lesbian News: “Despite issues being pushed by Republicans and the American religious right against the LGBT community, a recent survey indicates that more and more Americans are supportive of LGBT rights in the US.” “The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), which conducted the extensive survey, said this growing support for LGBT rights may […]

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At the Emmy’s: Jill Soloway Shouts ‘Topple the Patriarchy!’

At the Emmy’s: Jill Soloway Shouts ‘Topple the Patriarchy!’

| September 20, 2016

Huffington Post Reports: “On Sunday night, Jill Soloway won an Emmy for directing the comedy series “Transparent,” and she made the most of her time onstage, advocating for the trans community and topping off her speech by saying “topple the patriarchy” not once, but twice.” “After thanking Jeff Bezos for allowing her to make the show about […]

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Proud Mother Carries the Same Sign at New York Pride for More Than 30 Years

Proud Mother Carries the Same Sign at New York Pride for More Than 30 Years

| September 16, 2016

From BuzzFeed LGBT: “Nearly every year, Frances Goldin attends New York City Pride holding a sign that reads “I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe.” Check out the collection of photos found online by BuzzFeed – CLICK HERE

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