Local & State News

To Hat? … Or Not to Hat?

To Hat? … Or Not to Hat?

Organizers estimate that 200,000 women will descend on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. According to some reports, at least 70,000 of them will be wearing bright pink “Pussyhats,” meant to “be a strong collective visual statement,” according to Pussyhat Project organizer Jayna Zweiman. Not everyone agrees that this sends the […]

| January 18, 2017
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Equality Florida Announces Birth Certificate Lawsuit Win!

Equality Florida Announces Birth Certificate Lawsuit Win!

Hannah Willard, Public Policy Director for Equality Florida just emailed great news to supporters. “Earlier this week – a full two years after the freedom to marry came to Florida – the State Department of Health agreed to settle our birth certificate lawsuit! That means all married same-sex couples will finally be guaranteed accurate birth […]

| January 13, 2017
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Contributors

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for January 2017

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for January 2017

by Flash Silvermoon – During our Celebration of Visionaries on January 1, I was able to see some interesting visions as were some others as well. One of the very first things that appeared to me was ice loads of ice and snow and a swath of freezing locations. Well, all we have to do […]

| January 9, 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Rainbow Gap by Lee Lynch

BOOK REVIEW: Rainbow Gap by Lee Lynch

by Jillian Reed – Lee Lynch’s novel Rainbow Gap tells the story of two young lesbian lovers as they evolve from fragile innocence to maturity in a world fraught with the conflicts of their (and our) times.  Spanning over twenty years, from the late 50’s to the early 70’s, the lovers confront the culture clashes […]

| January 8, 2017
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National & International News

Businesses in Washington, DC have pledged to donate part of their Inauguration weekend profits to local organizations serving women and the LGBT community, LGBTQ Nation reports. “Organized by a group of service industry workers called All In Service, the campaign seeks to the counter divisiveness and fear sparked by the presidential campaign by giving back […]

| January 17, 2017
February Highlights Children’s Magazine Features Same-Sex Couple

February Highlights Children’s Magazine Features Same-Sex Couple

Many of us grew up reading Highlights, one of the longest running children’s magazines, in print since 1946. For the first time in February 2017, the publication will feature a same-sex couple on its cover. A lesbian couple, Kristina Wertz and Kara Desiderio, contacted the magazine’s customer service department because they were concerned that their […]

| January 11, 2017
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Music Scene

AFA Says Carrie Underwood’s Performance “Spoils” Christian Conference

AFA Says Carrie Underwood’s Performance “Spoils” Christian Conference

After Carrie Underwood made a surprise performance at a Christian conference in Atlanta, the American Family Association blasted the country star for being a a staunch advocate for marriage equality and other LGBTQ issues throughout her career. “The problem is that Carrie Underwood is openly embracing of homosexual marriage and the homosexual lifestyle,” Tim Wildmon […]

| January 7, 2017
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Lady Gaga Vows to Stand With LGBTQ Community

Lady Gaga Vows to Stand With LGBTQ Community

Community Lady Gaga told PinkNews this month that she will stand up in support of the LGBTQ community in America as national leadership changes course in January 2017. “What is very important to me is that the LGBTQ community in America knows myself as well as everyone else who loves them are going to do […]

| December 22, 2016
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Sports

Out High School Basketball Player Gets Nod from Denver Post

Out High School Basketball Player Gets Nod from Denver Post

OutSports brought our attention to this piece in the Denver Post, a positive profile on out gay basketball player Izzy Allen who plays guard at Horizon High School in Colorado. Post writer Kyle Newman says Allen reminds us it’s OK to be exactly who you are. “It’s people such as Izzy Allen, an openly gay […]

| January 7, 2017
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Amanda Nunes First Openly Gay UFC Champion

Amanda Nunes First Openly Gay UFC Champion

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports: “Amanda Nunes is not only a champion in the UFC ring, she is also one for the LGBT community, and this Friday, the extreme fighter will be defending her title against Ronda Rousey.” “Amanda is the first openly gay UFC champion,” SDGLN reports. “She says she is going to […]

| January 7, 2017
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Entertainment & The Arts

VIDEO: Will and Grace Will Return to NBC for 2017-2018

VIDEO: Will and Grace Will Return to NBC for 2017-2018

After weeks of “rumors” NBC has finally made it official. Will and Grace will be back later this year. “We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement obtained by Variety. “This groundbreaking series for everything from […]

| January 19, 2017
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ABC Miniseries Actress Ivory Aquino Comes Out as Transgender in People Interview

ABC Miniseries Actress Ivory Aquino Comes Out as Transgender in People Interview

LGBTQ Nation reports: “Actress Ivory Aquino plays transgender activist Cecilia Chung in the upcoming ABC miniseries “When We Rise,” about the LGBTQ rights movement, and in a new People Magazine interview just came out as trans herself.” “Aquino is in the early stages of her acting career, as before having gender confirmation surgery at the […]

| January 13, 2017
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More News

OITNB Love Story Revealed

OITNB Love Story Revealed

| January 11, 2017

Orange is the New Black writer/producer Lauren Morelli came out in 2014 after falling in love with Samira Wiley, who played Poussey on the hit Netflix show, LGBTQ Nation reports. But the two are just revealing their story this year. “We spent four days in a row working together,” Wiley told Out. “Honestly, I thought […]

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Lesbian Couple Named Co-Pastors of D.C. Baptist Church

Lesbian Couple Named Co-Pastors of D.C. Baptist Church

| January 10, 2017

PinkNews reports that “A lesbian couple in Washington D.C have been named co-pastors of a Baptist Church.” “Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen will begin in their new role on February 26th after being presented to the congregation yesterday.” “The married couple are believed to be the first gay couple leading a Baptist church, a spokeswoman […]

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VIDEO: Ellen and Pharrell Talk About Empathy and Inclusion

VIDEO: Ellen and Pharrell Talk About Empathy and Inclusion

| January 8, 2017

Ellen Degeneres talked heart to heart with Pharrell Williams about the importance of empathy and inclusion after she cancelled gospel singer Kim Burrell’s planned performance with the artist. “She said some very not nice things about homosexuals, so I didn’t feel like that was good of me to have her on the show to give […]

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VIDEO: Orlando Soccer Honors Pulse Shooting Victims

VIDEO: Orlando Soccer Honors Pulse Shooting Victims

| January 7, 2017

Another tribute to the 49 people killed in the Pulse massacre has been unveiled by Orlando City Soccer. The team’s new stadium now includes 49 seats in the colors of the rainbow flag. The seats – five rows of eight seats in red, orange, yellow, green and blue – will reside permanently in section 12 […]

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