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

Trump: Health Care Workers Now Can Refuse Services on Religious Grounds

Trump: Health Care Workers Now Can Refuse Services on Religious Grounds

Shared from National Public Radio – Health care workers who want to refuse to treat patients because of religious or moral beliefs will have a new defender in the Trump administration. The top civil rights official at the Department of Health and Human Services is creating the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom to protect […]

| February 23, 2018
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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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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

Brittany Bowe Wins First Olympic Medal Since 2002

Brittany Bowe Wins First Olympic Medal Since 2002

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Brittany Bowe nearly had to leave these Winter Olympics without a medal. It would have been a downright tragedy, as the American speed skater had a fourth- and two fifth-place finishes. Making it to the bronze-medal race in the team pursuit, she faced collecting another oh-so-close fourth-place finish, leaving her […]

| February 23, 2018
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Out Olympian Sophie Vercruyssen Just Started Bobsledding 4 Years Ago

Out Olympian Sophie Vercruyssen Just Started Bobsledding 4 Years Ago

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Sophie Vercruyssen is part of the two-woman bobsled racing in the Winter Olympics for Belgium. Competition started Tuesday, and Vercruyssen and teammate An Vannieuwenhuyse managed 15th place after the first two runs. A medal, at this point, will be very difficult to achieve. Vercruyssen didn’t even consider competing in bobsled […]

| February 22, 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

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

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

| February 20, 2018

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 […]

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Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

| February 17, 2018

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 […]

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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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