Local & State News

Greenacres, Florida Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Greenacres, Florida Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

One city at a time, PBCHRC is making Palm Beach County a safe space for LGBT minors. The latest to join the list is the City of Greenacres, the 8th largest municipality in Palm Beach County with a population of 38, 696. Other cities that have signed on include: June 2017: City of Palm Beach […]

| July 20, 2017
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Pride Month Silent Art Auction Raises $1,600 for Sonia Plotnick Health Fund

Pride Month Silent Art Auction Raises $1,600 for Sonia Plotnick Health Fund

Support for the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund’s recent fundraiser overwhelmed SPHF board members and Jackie Ades, owner of Domain Home Accessories & Gallery in Gulfport, that hosted the event. The inaugural event was such a success that plans are already in the works to do it again, said Ades. Domain may even try having two […]

| July 6, 2017
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Contributors

Cleaning the World Up One Pile, One Place & One Mess at a Time

Cleaning the World Up One Pile, One Place & One Mess at a Time

by Kathy Rieser, The Trash Queen — For much of my adult life, I’ve been known as The Trash Queen.  Perhaps it seems quirky, but I’ve always loved finding stuff, sorting through other people’s stuff, and helping people put order into their lives and their living and working spaces.  I’m a firm believer in cleaning […]

| July 15, 2017
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You Know You’re Not a Femme

You Know You’re Not a Femme

 The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch * this column is reprinted from 2008 as Lee has taken a month away from her desk. You know you’re not a femme when all you do before you leave the house is change your shoes, grab your vest and give the dog a treat.  Okay, maybe you put […]

| July 15, 2017
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National & International News

Warren’s Proposal Would Refund Overpaid Taxes to Married Gay Couples

Warren’s Proposal Would Refund Overpaid Taxes to Married Gay Couples

PinkNews has reported that US Senator Elizabeth Warren has submitted a bill that would require the US government to refund gay couples the cost of overpaid taxes. Until 2013, the US government barred married gay couples from jointly filing taxes. Under the now-defunct Defense of Marriage Act rules, gay couples who were legally married under […]

| July 20, 2017
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HRC Announces Historic Grassroots Resistance Effort

HRC Announces Historic Grassroots Resistance Effort

On its website, HRC has announced a bold, proactive grassroots expansion with the launch of HRC Rising, a campaign to accelerate progress in states from coast-to-coast, resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives. In June, HRC partnered on dozens of nationwide marches — from the Los Angeles #ResistMarch […]

| July 12, 2017
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Music Scene

Open Mic Winners Announced … Join Us August 9 to Choose Peace, Love & Women Festival Opening Acts

Open Mic Winners Announced … Join Us August 9 to Choose Peace, Love & Women Festival Opening Acts

The top five performers from ProSuzy’s “Let Your Light Shine” Open Mic series have been announced. Please join us Wednesday evening, August 9, at the Flamingo Resort to congratulate Gemini Rising, Colette Penland, Jackie Rhodes, Brittany Baldwin Brown (Bee) and Dani Withers Campbell. The audience will be invited to score each performer at the August […]

| July 17, 2017
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New Jay-Z Duet “Smile” Honors His Lesbian Mom

New Jay-Z Duet “Smile” Honors His Lesbian Mom

According to LGBTQ Nation a duet “Smile” on rapper Jay-Z’s latest album reveals that his mom, Gloria Carter, is a lesbian. In the duet with her son, Gloria comes out publicly and shares her story in her own words. “This isn’t exactly breaking news,” the Nation reports as gossip magazines have reported that she was […]

| July 10, 2017
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Sports

VIDEO: College Lacrosse Player Shares Her Coming Out Story

VIDEO: College Lacrosse Player Shares Her Coming Out Story

Outsports Jim Buzinski shares the story of the McDaniel College women’s lacrosse player who came out to her team by playing Hangman. “It was during a rain delay at practice for the McDaniel College women’s lacrosse team that Lindsey Farrell decided to come out to her teammates as gay,” Buzinski reports. “We were playing Hangman, […]

| July 21, 2017
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Olympic Medalist Sue Bird Comes Out About Relationship with Megan Rapinoe

Olympic Medalist Sue Bird Comes Out About Relationship with Megan Rapinoe

Outsports brought our attention to an ESPNW interview with Sue Bird where she opened up about her relationship with Megan Rapinoe. “Talk about a power couple in sports! Bird recently won Olympic gold in Rio with the U.S. women’s basketball team (her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal), and Rapinoe is part of the defending World […]

| July 21, 2017
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TV, Entertainment & The Arts

L Word Coming Back to Showtime

L Word Coming Back to Showtime

This just in: A sequel to “The L Word” is in the works! Deadline: Hollywood reports that the signature Showtime series is making a comeback for at least one season. “Three of the original series’ lead cast members, Jennifer Beals, who played Bette, Kate Moennig (Shane), who is a series regular on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, […]

| July 11, 2017
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Watching Wonder Woman Brings Columnist to Tears

Watching Wonder Woman Brings Columnist to Tears

Read Huffpost Emma Gray’s emotional story about seeing Wonder Woman for the first time: “I cried within the first five minutes of “Wonder Woman.” And then about 10 minutes later. And then another 15 minutes after that. In fact, I found myself choking up on and off throughout the entire 2+ hour film ? not […]

| June 8, 2017
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More News

ProSuzy’s ProActive Community

ProSuzy’s ProActive Community

| July 13, 2017

  Monday, July 24 – 7 pm Gulfport Democrats The group will be viewing a video – “Class Divide – Americans need to reexamine the true objectives of our public school system.” It was produced by America Divided and filmed in South St Pete. Jesse Williams (the actor best known for his role in Gray’s […]

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Openly LGBT Texas D.A. Talks Politics

Openly LGBT Texas D.A. Talks Politics

| July 11, 2017

The nation’s highest-ranking openly LGBTQ law enforcement official reflects on her journey in an interview with John Wright of OutSmart Magazine. “As the elected district attorney in the nation’s third-largest county, Kim Ogg represents more constituents than any other openly LGBTQ law-enforcement official in the U.S. More importantly, as Harris County’s first Democratic DA in […]

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Recommended Reading: The Rolling Stone Interview with Rachel Maddow

Recommended Reading: The Rolling Stone Interview with Rachel Maddow

| July 10, 2017

Rachel Maddow has long been our favorite TV journalist — remarkably well informed, meticulous, hard-hitting and a lesbian. Now that she has her finger firmly on the pulse of everything Trump, she is the favorite of millions, taking MSNBC along with her to the No. 1 spot in prime-time cable news. Rachel Maddow: The Rolling […]

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German Parliament Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

German Parliament Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

| July 10, 2017

The German Parliament voted June 30 to legalize same-sex marriage by a clear majority, according to a report published on PinkNews. After years of campaigning, things moved quickly when the vote to legalize same-sex marriage was announced, despite Chancellor Angela Merkel’s no vote. PinkNews: “393 members of parliament voted in favour of the bill, with […]

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