Local News

Orlando Hospitals Will Not Charge Pulse Shooting Victims for Treatment

Orlando Hospitals Will Not Charge Pulse Shooting Victims for Treatment

From the Orlando Sentinel – Orlando Health and Florida Hospital will not bill survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre for out-of-pocket medical expenses, officials announced Wednesday. Instead, the hospitals will write off an estimated $5.5 million or more in care. “The pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families and our entire […]

| August 26, 2016
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Metro Charities to Receive $375,000 U.S. Grant

Metro Charities to Receive $375,000 U.S. Grant

Metropolitan Charities, Inc. is in line to receive $375,000 to support efforts to improve the health outcomes for minority and disadvantaged people, ages 18-26, who are making the transition from jail to their communities. Metro is one of seven organizations that will receive the federal grant funding under a new program, the Re-Entry Community Linkages […]

| August 7, 2016
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Contributors

ProSuzy Orlando’s Mandy Kimmer Shares Her Breast Cancer Story

ProSuzy Orlando’s Mandy Kimmer Shares Her Breast Cancer Story

My Breast Cancer Journey By Mandy Kimmer, APR, CPRC “I am Honored to be the LGBT rep among six breast cancer survivors to be featured in a marketing campaign for the 2016 @CureBowl in Orlando on Dec. 17! Had fun doing the photo shoot and meeting other warriors!” “You have breast cancer.…” I didn’t hear […]

| August 18, 2016
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Game of Throne

Game of Throne

Game of Throne is what my sweetheart calls the nightly battle between our cat and me over Big Blue. Bolo is our gray, fourteen year old, lesbian-required cat. Sadly, we’re down to just one kitty and no dogs. We can’t add either to our household because Bolo has diabetes. Her symptoms are triggered by, among […]

| August 13, 2016
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State & National

19 Ways to Celebrate the 19th Amendment

19 Ways to Celebrate the 19th Amendment

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day August 26, the Huffington Post published a list of 19 ways to celebrate the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote: “In 1920, women had a big win for feminism when they secured the right to vote. Not all women could exercise that right immediately ? it’s […]

| August 27, 2016
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2016 Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities from Campus Pride

2016 Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities from Campus Pride

Campus Pride has released its top-30 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities for 2016-2017. The rating is based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index of 235+ campuses, is the premier national benchmarking tool which self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices. The tool is free of charge and can be found online at CampusPrideIndex.org. […]

| August 23, 2016
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International

Politicians Who Want to March in Calgary Pride Parade Sept 4 Must Now Prove How They Have Supported the LGBT Community

Politicians Who Want to March in Calgary Pride Parade Sept 4 Must Now Prove How They Have Supported the LGBT Community

The Calgary Herald reports: “Following controversy after former Progressive Conservative MP Joan Crockatt was slated to march in the parade despite having voted against a federal transgender rights bill, Calgary Pride now requires political applicants to write a one page narrative that outlines how they’ve supported the LGBTQ community in the past through bills or […]

| August 21, 2016
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Belfast Women’s Kiss Immortalized on Downtown Belfast Building

Belfast Women’s Kiss Immortalized on Downtown Belfast Building

Irish Artist Joe Caslin has once again made a larger-than-life statement on behalf of marriage equality in downtown Belfast. Huffington Post reports: “Caslin created a spectacular, five-story mural titled “Love Wins,” which depicts a lesbian couple sharing a tender embrace on a building in downtown Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two women featured in the piece […]

| August 7, 2016
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Sports

US Women’s Basketball Olympic Gold Team Has Four Out LGBT Players

US Women’s Basketball Olympic Gold Team Has Four Out LGBT Players

Outsports reports: “The U.S. women’s basketball team continued its Olympics dominance, winning its sixth consecutive gold medal by crushing Spain, 101-72, in the final. The team has four openly gay, lesbian or bisexual players — Seimone Augustus, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry.” “The U.S. was led in the gold medal game by 17 […]

| August 21, 2016
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Olympic Gold Goes to Married Lesbians Playing Field Hockey Together

Olympic Gold Goes to Married Lesbians Playing Field Hockey Together

Helen Richardson-Walsh and Kate Richardson-Walsh of Great Britain made history last Saturday when they took the field for their first match of the Rio Olympics, becoming the first married couple to play together on the same team at an Olympics. Great Britain won the match over Australia, 2-1. On Friday they became the first married […]

| August 20, 2016
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Entertainment & The Arts

Gina Rodriguez to Play Lesbian Paramedic in Upcoming Film “Annihilation”

Gina Rodriguez to Play Lesbian Paramedic in Upcoming Film “Annihilation”

OUT Magazine: “Rocking a slick haircut, Gina Rodriguez discusses politics, the importance of inner beauty, and the role that she’ll be playing in the new film, Annihilation, alongside Natalie Portman.” “It’s about five women who are going into the Shimmer, an entity that’s starting to destroy the world,” Rodriguez told Latina. “I play Anya Thorensen, a paramedic from […]

| August 26, 2016
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Lady Gaga Will Join Bradley Cooper in New <i>“A Star is Born”<i> Remake

Lady Gaga Will Join Bradley Cooper in New “A Star is Born” Remake

LGBTQ Nation: “Move over Judy Garland. Scoot on down, Barbra Streisand. Lady Gaga is here and she’s ready to shine as the lead in the remake of the classic A Star Is Born. Bradley Cooper will be directing and co-starring in the production.” “While Beyoncé was originally rumored to be joining the cast, talks fell through and […]

| August 18, 2016
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More News

SC Lesbian Police Chief is Running for Sheriff

SC Lesbian Police Chief is Running for Sheriff

| August 21, 2016

(AP) via LGBTQ Nation — “A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff in the state. And the first openly gay one, too.” “Crystal Moore knows the November election will be tough, but she has beaten the odds before. Just two years […]

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Salt Lake City’s Out Lesbian Mayor Gets Married

Salt Lake City’s Out Lesbian Mayor Gets Married

| August 18, 2016

Dawn Ennis reports on LGBTQ Nation: “Jackie Biskupski, the out mayor of Salt Lake City wed her partner this past weekend at a private ceremony officiated by their longtime friend, Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.” “The ceremony was held at the Log Haven Restaurant in Salt Lake City on […]

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| August 18, 2016

Outsports Cyd Zeigler reports: “It took Italy’s Rachele Bruni almost two hours to complete the women’s 10km swimming marathon and capture a silver medal, but it didn’t take nearly as long for her to take the opportunity to come out publicly.” “The distance swimmer on Monday dedicated her Olympic medal to her girlfriend, Diletta Faina, who […]

| August 16, 2016

Kelly Dwyer reports for Yahoo Sports: “The Team USA Women’s Basketball squad includes four players that have come out as gay, including most recent WNBA MVP and current Team USA Women’s Basketball medal hopeful Elena Delle Donne. Three of her teammates on that outfit – Brittney Griner, Angel McCoughtry and Seimone Augustus – are also […]

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