Local & State News

New LGBT Partner Loss Support Group Starting in St Pete

New LGBT Partner Loss Support Group Starting in St Pete

Rose, a member of ProSuzy, is starting a new support group in St Pete for LGBT folks who have experienced the death of their partner. After driving from St Pete to Sarasota twice a month for over a year, Rose is giving back by starting a new support group in Pinellas County. The St Pete/Pinellas […]

| August 15, 2017
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Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota Invites New Singers to Fall Rehearsals

Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota Invites New Singers to Fall Rehearsals

In a community full of arts organizations, Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, might not be a name you know, though the group is hoping to change that soon. Beginning as the Gulf Coast Men’s Choir two decades ago, the group has evolved, yet continues to be a place where LGBTQ singers find comradery and community. […]

| August 9, 2017
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Contributors

The Eclipse Is Coming! The Eclipse Is Coming!

The Eclipse Is Coming! The Eclipse Is Coming!

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch In North America, the total eclipse of the sun starts here (the Oregon Coast). It’s Woodstock for everyone. Local and state governments are doing their best to avert chaos. Everyone in law enforcement and emergency services will be either on duty or on standby, many sleeping where they’re stationed […]

| August 12, 2017
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Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2017

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2017

by Flash Silvermoon — I must sincerely apologize for not sharing Astroflash since April however I was needing to take more personal time for healing and doing this work monthly is quite challenging.  I am feeling the hi energy of the LEO NEW MOON moving more creative energy through me and am looking forward to […]

| August 1, 2017
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National & International News

Women: To Get Ahead, Be Nice

Women: To Get Ahead, Be Nice

Women Must Be Nice To Gain Influence At Work, Study Finds. For men, it’s optional. By Emily Peck, Huffington Post Women — “Girls are taught at a young age that it’s important to be nice ? sugar and spice and all that. And the pressure to please doesn’t let up for grown women with jobs, […]

| August 10, 2017
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California Transgender Women Running for Congress

California Transgender Women Running for Congress

GayStarNews has introduced us to Terra Snover, a trans woman running for Congress in California’s 10th congressional district. She is the state’s first openly transgender politician and plans to stand up for LGBT people nationwide. One of Snover’s top priorities is California’s water. ‘As a state, we have been having water problems for years and […]

| August 7, 2017
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Music Scene

k d lang Talks to Fashion Magazine on Buddhism & Coming Out

k d lang Talks to Fashion Magazine on Buddhism & Coming Out

From Canada’s Fashion Magazine — “k.d. lang is embarking on a full-scale Canadian tour for the first time in more than a decade. It’s part of her duties as a Canada 150 Ambassador, which is an odd title since she’s representing Canada to Canadians in order to celebrate Canada. Not that we’re complaining. If anyone […]

| August 15, 2017
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VIDEO: ICYMI … Streams from the Let Your Light Shine Open Mic Grand Finale

VIDEO: ICYMI … Streams from the Let Your Light Shine Open Mic Grand Finale

Colette and Dani will make their concert stage debut at the Gulfport Peace, Love and Women Music Festival on Sunday, September 17, starting at 4 pm. Tickets are only $20 and available online @ www.GulfportWomensMusic.com Local outlets: Gulfport Casino and Gulfport Beach Bazaar Watch Dani’s Performance Here Watch Colette’s Performance Here Performance by Brittany Baldwin […]

| August 15, 2017
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Sports

Jury Rules That Pepperdine U Did Not Discriminate Against Former Lesbian Basketball Players

Jury Rules That Pepperdine U Did Not Discriminate Against Former Lesbian Basketball Players

Outsports reports — “A federal district court jury in Los Angeles has ruled against two lesbian former players at Pepperdine University who said they faced a pattern of harassment and discrimination from their coach because they were gay and were dating.” Despite the loss, a spokeswoman for the LGBT rights group Freedom for All Americans, […]

| August 15, 2017
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British Cricket Leagues Show Support for LGBT Community

British Cricket Leagues Show Support for LGBT Community

News from Outsports: Cricket is the latest sport to embrace Rainbow Laces campaign “Two major cricket leagues in England and Wales will be demonstrating support for the Rainbow Laces campaign this weekend. Men and women — in the NatWest T20 Blast and the Kia Super League, respectively — will be wearing rainbow-colored shoelaces, among other […]

| August 9, 2017
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TV, Entertainment & The Arts

Meet Legendary Lesbian Comic Moms Mabley

Meet Legendary Lesbian Comic Moms Mabley

LGBTQ Nation shared this recent Bilerico Report on legendary lesbian comic Moms Mabley — “Legendary American vaudeville entertainer-turned-comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley became famous for her persona as a frumpy, middle-aged woman in a housedress and floppy hat delivering hilarious stand-up comedy routines, often with wry political commentary tucked inside.” “Through her early years of performing […]

| August 10, 2017
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VIDEO: Lady Gaga Raises Flag for Equality on World Tour Opening Night

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Raises Flag for Equality on World Tour Opening Night

After raising a rainbow flag tossed onstage by an audience member, Lady Gaga called on fans to “stop throwing stones at your sisters and brothers.” Huffington Posts’s Noah Michelson shared this account and video: “Lady Gaga took a moment to give a shoutout to equality during the opening night of her “Joanne” world tour on […]

| August 7, 2017
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More News

America’s First Gender Bending Revolutionary War Soldier

America’s First Gender Bending Revolutionary War Soldier

| August 6, 2017

Women have challenged gender roles to take on “men’s work” for centuries. LGBTQ Nation has published the story of Deborah Sampson, who is often said to be the first American woman to disguise herself as a man to join the Army. Serving 17 months as Robert Shurtleff, she was wounded in 1782 and later received […]

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VIDEO: Female Retired Marine  Enters the 2018 Congressional Race

VIDEO: Female Retired Marine Enters the 2018 Congressional Race

| August 6, 2017

NPR has reported that Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath’s political ad has taken the Internet (or at least the political corner of the Internet) by storm, but she says that she doesn’t typically love being fussed over. “People who know me personally know me as an introvert,” she said. “I’m not somebody who seeks […]

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ACLU Gives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Superhero Makeover

ACLU Gives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Superhero Makeover

| August 3, 2017

On National Coloring Book Day, August 2, LGBTQ Nation reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) celebrated by honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a fabulous superhero makeover. Ginsburg ruled in favor or marriage equality, and was in favor of it even before it reached the Supreme Court. She also officiated at […]

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VIDEO: Powerful Short Film Challenges Stereotypes about Female Beauty

VIDEO: Powerful Short Film Challenges Stereotypes about Female Beauty

| August 2, 2017

The Huffington Post’s Curtis M. Wong brought our attention to this short film by Dove. The “Real Beauty” clip shows the power of living genuine. “Dove teamed up with “Scandal” screenwriter and producer Shonda Rhimes for a powerful short film that aims to help “redefine” female standards of beauty,” Wong wrote. Released July 25, 2017 […]

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