Local News

18-Year-Old Man Arrested in Murder of India Clarke

18-Year-Old Man Arrested in Murder of India Clarke

Early this week, an 18-year-old Tampa man was arrested for the murder of a transwoman India Clark. Police reported that Keith Gaillard turned himself in early Wednesday to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for questioning in the murder. Clarke was found dead in Tampa’s University Center Park on July 21. Read more at the Tampa […]

| July 30, 2015
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New LGBT Support & Resource Group Offered by Gulfport Senior Center

New LGBT Support & Resource Group Offered by Gulfport Senior Center

Starting Monday, August 3, the Gulfport Senior Center will offer a monthly LGBT Support & Resource group for women and men age 50 and up. The group will meet the first Monday evening every month at 5:30 pm. The Senior Center is located at  5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Free Senior Center membership is […]

| July 30, 2015
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Contributors

Ask Chef Lynn – We Are All Cooks

Ask Chef Lynn – We Are All Cooks

First of all, we are all cooks. It’s a matter of survival. Either it be a PBJ (Peanut Butter & Jelly) or a 5–point Lamb Roast with Mint…we can muster up something fast & simple or voluptuously extravagant. I guess it all depends on your present taste bud’s desire. Sometimes we don’t have the time […]

| August 3, 2015
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Teased to Death

Teased to Death

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch I never put this in words until recently: I’m afraid of children. Crazy, right? Unnatural. Just plain dumb. About a month ago, while still digesting that news flash from my brain, I had a related revelation which was brought on by all the recent talk about bullying. Here goes: […]

| August 2, 2015
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News Beyond

NCLR Staff Attorney Co-Authors Transgender Guide for K-12 Schools

NCLR Staff Attorney Co-Authors Transgender Guide for K-12 Schools

Asaf Orr, Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), is co-author of “Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender in K-12 Schools,” a groundbreaking publication for school administrators, teachers, parents and others. Co-authored by Joel Baum, Gender Spectrum’s Senior Director for Professional Development and Family Services, the Guide […]

| August 3, 2015
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Lee Lynch, Rita Mae Brown & Dorothy Allison Win Literary Awards

Lee Lynch, Rita Mae Brown & Dorothy Allison Win Literary Awards

THE ADVOCATE: The Golden Crown Literary Society‘s 11th annual literary awards in New Orleans brought together lesbian fiction pioneers Rita Mae Brown, Lee Lynch, and Dorothy Allison, all sharing a stage for the first time. Founded in 2004, Golden Crown is dedicated to education, promotion, and recognition of lesbian literature. The group holds an annual conference, […]

| July 31, 2015
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Marriage & Family

Three Major LGBT Battles Still to Fight

Three Major LGBT Battles Still to Fight

Champagne bottles popped across the country this month when the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would review gay marriage cases from four states and take up the marriage equality debate on a national level—just gaining traction with the high court is a major moment in the civil rights movement for LGBT equality. While the justices’ decision […]

| August 3, 2015
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“Freeheld” Opening October 2 Tells a Powerful Real Life Story

“Freeheld” Opening October 2 Tells a Powerful Real Life Story

Coming soon to a theater near you: “Freeheld” tells the true story of New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, who fought for the right to leave her pension benefits to her domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). The film follows the events between 2002 and 2006, when […]

| July 23, 2015
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More News

Boy Scouts to Lift Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

Boy Scouts to Lift Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

| July 27, 2015

Two years after lifting its ban on gay youth participation, the Boy Scouts of America is expected to end its prohibition on gay adult leaders July 27. On this date, the BSA National Executive Board was to consider the resolution that was approved by its executive committee on July 13. The policy has divided membership […]

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Published This Month: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”

Published This Month: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”

| July 24, 2015

Lambda Literary’s Victoria Bonworth writes of author Harper Lee “She is the talk of the publishing world. The reclusive Nelle Harper Lee, author of one of the most beloved and oft-taught novels of the American literary canon, has come out of the shadows of her tiny hometown of Monroeville, Alabama with the publication of Go […]

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Bea Arthur Legacy Breaths New Life Into New York Center for LGBT Youth

Bea Arthur Legacy Breaths New Life Into New York Center for LGBT Youth

| July 22, 2015

Days ago a legacy from Golden Girl Bea Arthur breathed new life into a New York agency for LGBT homeless youth. The Ali Forney Center is the largest agency dedicated to LGBT homeless youth in the country. The agency reports that about 1400 adolescents walk in looking for shelter every year, and there are about […]

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SheWired Shares: 8 Reasons Why Dating an Older Woman Is Awesome

SheWired Shares: 8 Reasons Why Dating an Older Woman Is Awesome

| July 20, 2015

Older women often get a bad rap, culturally speaking – what is WITH the whole cougar thing, anyway? But we’re all going to be older women at some point, and here’s a few reasons why that might be a good and sexy thing … READ ON

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