Local & State News

St Pete Designated Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

St Pete Designated Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Patch reports that the City of St Petersburg has been awarded a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community award by the League of America Bicyclists. St Petersburg is the only mid-size or large city in Florida to receive the silver designation. To date, more than 800 communities have applied for the designation, but only 400 have received a […]

| December 13, 2017
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Fay Jacobs Wins Rainbow Book Award

Fay Jacobs Wins Rainbow Book Award

Author and humorist Fay Jacobs’ book Fried & Convicted – Rehoboth Beach Uncorked has just been named one of the top three Best LGBT Books of the Year for 2017 from the International Rainbow Awards. The annual contest included more than 400 books from all over the world, juried by 137 judges, and included submissions […]

| December 12, 2017
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Contributors

Regrets, I Have a Few

Regrets, I Have a Few

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Luncheonette. Darn it all, I just found the word I was looking for back in 2007 when I set a scene in a coffee shop in New York. It wasn’t a coffee shop, it was a luncheonette. In that era, you could use the term coffee shop, but […]

| December 9, 2017
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Edie Daly Shares How She Has Supported OLOHP – The Old Lesbians Oral History Project

Edie Daly Shares How She Has Supported OLOHP – The Old Lesbians Oral History Project

  Excerpt from the OLOHP Insider Issue # 36 What a Way To Show Your Support! (by Edie Daly, an avid OLOHP cheerleader!) “Our Lives are our story, and our story is our life. Story is the narrative thread of our experience, not what really happens, but what we make out of what happens. What […]

| December 6, 2017
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National & International News

Worth Reading – Iceland Most Gender Equal Country in the World

Worth Reading – Iceland Most Gender Equal Country in the World

From The Guardian:  “It’s no coincidence that last year Iceland was ranked the most gender equal country in the world by the World Economic Forum – for the ninth time – and The Economist recently named it the world’s best place for working women.” “By contrast, after the 2016 election, the US dropped from 52nd […]

| December 12, 2017
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Civil Rights Agency Submits LGBT Employment Discrimination Report to Trump

Civil Rights Agency Submits LGBT Employment Discrimination Report to Trump

NBC News reports: “The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent agency tasked with developing and enhancing federal civil rights laws, has released a report on Wednesday outlining the “long, serious and pervasive history” of employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and called for federal legislation to address the issue.” “Following the […]

| December 12, 2017
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Music Scene

VIDEO: Sia’s Holiday Ballad “Snowman”

VIDEO: Sia’s Holiday Ballad “Snowman”

Sia has given fans a wonderful treat with her first-ever holiday album released on November 17. In “Snowman,” the singer confesses her feelings for a frosty love she fears will melt. “Snowman” blends the smooth voice of the chart-topping singer and writer with an uplifting melody. It’s an enchanting ballad that’s sure to become a […]

| December 12, 2017
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VIDEO: Lady Gaga Joins Former VP Joe Biden in PSA Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Joins Former VP Joe Biden in PSA Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors

The It’s On Us campaign has just released a new video that reminds viewers of their responsibility to intervene when they see abuse. The two also encourage survivors of sexual assault to reach out for support. The new PSA was released after multiple women accused famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other men in powerful […]

| October 29, 2017
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Sports

Pro Soccer Player Christine Nairn Comes Out on Her Blog

Pro Soccer Player Christine Nairn Comes Out on Her Blog

Outsports reports this week that “Christine Nairn, a pro soccer player with the Seattle Reign of the NWSL, has come out publicly as gay in a post on her blog, Finding My Euphoria.” “In the post, “What Even Is Normal,” Nairn, 27, discusses a lists of things society deems normal, before writing that she is […]

| December 12, 2017
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Trans Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Wins Two Silver Medals

Trans Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Wins Two Silver Medals

From the New Zealand Herald: Laurel Hubbard has forged another place in the New Zealand sports history books after winning two silver medals at the weightlifting world championships. Transgender athlete Hubbard finished runner-up in the snatch and overall categories in the women’s 90kg-plus division at Anaheim in California She is the first Kiwi to win […]

| December 6, 2017
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TV, Entertainment & The Arts

2018 Golden Globe Nominations News

2018 Golden Globe Nominations News

From InMagazine Entertainment News: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday morning during a live broadcast from Beverly Hills featuring Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone.”   “A few LGBT-themed films and TV shows are in the running to pick up awards … most […]

| December 12, 2017
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Jodie Foster Directs Black Mirror Drama for 2018 Season

Jodie Foster Directs Black Mirror Drama for 2018 Season

Jodie Foster: ‘I make movies to figure out who I am’ Read Tim Adams Interview with Jodie Foster for The Observer – “Last week Charlie Brooker was recalling for me the moment he learned Jodie Foster would direct an episode of Black Mirror, his inspired series of one-off dramas about the ways our gadgets are […]

| December 12, 2017
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More News

Ellen and Portia Evacuate Their Home as Wildfire Threatens

Ellen and Portia Evacuate Their Home as Wildfire Threatens

| December 12, 2017

Josh Jackman of PinkNews reports that Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have evacuated their house in California as fire spreads through the state. Together, the blazes cover an area larger than New York City and Boston combined. The Thomas Fire has grown to 173,000 acres and destroyed at least 754 structures so […]

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Bea Arthur’s New York Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth Opens

Bea Arthur’s New York Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth Opens

| December 12, 2017

LGBTQ Nation reports that just in time for Christmas, New York’s Ali Forney Center has officially opened its new LGBTQ youth homeless residence – the Bea Arthur Residence. The 18-room facility is located in the Lower East Side of New York City. The official opening took place on November 30, and many notables were on […]

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Stonewall Inn National Monument Untouched by Trump’s Review

Stonewall Inn National Monument Untouched by Trump’s Review

| December 12, 2017

From the Washington Blade – An executive order issued by President Trump in April calling for a review and reassessment of U.S. national monuments named since 1996 will not impact the designation of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village as the nation’s first LGBT national monument. According to a report released […]

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RNC Commemorates Log Cabin Republicans 40th Anniversary

RNC Commemorates Log Cabin Republicans 40th Anniversary

| December 12, 2017

From the Washington Blade – In what LGBT Republicans consider to be a first-of-its-kind development, the chair of the Republican National Committee last week issued an official letter commemorating Log Cabin Republicans on its 40th anniversary and praising the group for advocating for LGBT rights. “As the nation’s original and largest conservative organization advocating for […]

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