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Five Questions: Daphne Willis

With both Chicago and Texas in her bones — and music in her blood — Daphne Willis was destined to become a singer/songwriter. ...

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s Funeral

When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was planning to protest the “home-going” service of our nation’s most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil rights ...

Hurray For the Riff Raff

Queer country music has been percolating for some time now. ...

June 2014 Horoscope

This is one of our last chances to look backward before moving forward into an entirely new life... ...

Memorial Day: More Than BBQ and Blackout Cakes

I am going to be truthful about my thoughts of Memorial Day. When I was younger it was a day that kicked off the Summer. ...

Looking Back at Marriage Equality in Massachusetts

Marriage Equality in Massachusetts hits its 10 year mark on May 17th. With this 10th Anniversary I'm proud of the indefatigable energy and genius that made it possible. ...

Frieze Art Fair 2014 Randalls Island

The Frieze Art Fair has become New York's (most) favorite art fair, edging out the older Armory Show. ...

Heather Reid, Cross Words

Heather Reid got her musical start as the other half (along side Leisha Hailey) of the duo the Murmurs. ...

Military Ban on Nappy Hair

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.  And with these sister servicewomen enlisting in the military at higher rates than their white, ...

Are You Still a Slave, A Discussion At the Bell Hooks Residency

"Are You Still a Slave?" was the discussion during the week-long Bell Hooks Residency at the New School, paneled by Bell Hooks, trans-activist Janet Mock, author Marci Blackman, and filmmaker ...

The Charmed Jill Sobule

Singer songwriter Jill Sobule is back after five years, since her last release, with "Dottie's Charms." This is an album for the literati or should I say by the literati. ...

GLAAD: Movies don't represent LGBT well
CNN.com
July 23, 2014

Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.

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The Bridge Star Emily Rios Plays Lesbian, Comes Out as Lesbian at TCA
SheWired
July 23, 2014

The Bridge star Emily Rios, who plays lesbian character Adriana, came out as a lesbian herself during an interview at TCA’s FX day, according to AfterEllen. Imagine that. A lesbian playing a lesbian on television! The 25-year-old actress has played impactful roles on TV for the better part of

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Hollywood Fails to Move the Needle On Gay Representation
Out Magazine
July 23, 2014

In a new study that looks at gay representation on the big screen, GLAAD finds that the seven largest studios failed to bolster the inclusion of LGBT characters.

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In Search for Gay Characters, Don’t Turn to Action or Fantasy Films
The New York Times
July 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES — As Comic-Con International opens in San Diego with its Wednesday evening preview session, one bit of fantasy is likely to be in relatively short supply: the gay superhero.

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Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban
US News
July 23, 2014

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Ruling keeps Florida's ban on gay marriage in place
Sun Sentinel
July 23, 2014

A judge in the Florida Keys on Monday rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing Florida's same-sex marriage ban to remain in effect while it is appealed, likely all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Woman Enough
Advocate.com
July 16, 2014

The attack by self-identified radical feminists on trans people’s participation in feminism and the LGBT movement has never been a response to any bad behavior by trans women or trans men.

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Love is love — Bollywood style
Dallas Voice
July 16, 2014

As a fan of Bollywood-style dance — and other forms of Oriental and Middle Eastern dance — I was tickled to find this video from United Nations Free and Equal, and I wanted to share.

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Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer
MutualArt
July 16, 2014

The second edition of the Hammer Museum’s new biennial, Made in L.A. 2014, has brought a slew of emerging and under-recognized artists to the museum for a compelling exhibition. Rather than taking over three venues like its inaugural biennial, this year’s Made in L.A.

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Lawyer says Chris Kluwe to sue Minnesota Vikings
ESPN
July 16, 2014

Chris Kluwe's lawyer says the former Minnesota Vikings punter intends to sue the team over his allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach.

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Opposing camps criticize gay candidate
Boston Herald
July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Carl DeMaio figures he must be doing something right if both social conservatives and members of the gay rights community oppose him.

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2nd annual LGBT Pride Parade rolls through Hilo
West Hawaii Today
July 15, 2014

Hawaii Island Pride held its 2nd Annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival to be held on Saturday in Hilo.

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Op-ed: Wanted: LGBT Candidates, Regardless of Party
Advocate.com
July 15, 2014

Encouraging gay Republicans to run for office could change the landscape for political equality in the U.S.

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Archie To Be Shot Saving Gay Friend Kevin Keller In Comic Book
Huffington Post
July 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.

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Expelled From College After Gay Marriage
ABC News
July 15, 2014

A woman said Monday that she was expelled from a private, Christian college in suburban Oklahoma City because she married her same-sex partner.

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Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population
The Washington Post
July 15, 2014

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation.

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Posthumous Recognition
The New York Times
July 15, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Glenn Burke was 27 when he walked out on Major League Baseball, his promising career as an outfielder undone mostly by the burden of being a semicloseted gay man. It was 1980, and it was more important, Burke later explained, to be himself than to be a professional

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Learning to leave gay marriage alone
The Washington Post
July 15, 2014

At a time Republicans are coming to grips with the revolutionary shift in Americans’ attitude toward gay marriage, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seemed muddled this weekend, perhaps trying to make a play for social conservatives — on the one issue that is a dead-bang loser with

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Activist Malala to Meet With Nigerian President About Missing Girls
gawker.com
July 14, 2014

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is in Nigeria this week to celebrate her 17th birthday with a very specific wish: to bring back the over 200 missing girls who were taken from their school by Boko Haram militants in April.

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