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December 13, 2018

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Pride Journey: Oklahoma City
To say I fell in love with Oklahoma City would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoy visiting lesser known cities around the country as you go in with little expectations or preconceived notions. I...
17 hours ago

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A new magazine explores queer conversations across generations
Alister Mackie launches his latest project The Leopard – with contributions from Ryan McGinley, Ethan James Green, Ib Kamara and more
19 hours ago

December 12, 2018

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From Sappho to Pride: a guide to LGBT-friendly Greece
In ancient Greece, sexual freedoms flourished more than in many places in the modern world. Here's a look at the country’s top LGBT-friendly spots today.

December 11, 2018

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JASMYN breaks ground for new service center for Jacksonville's homeless youth
JASMYN, the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, kicked off a $700,000 building renovation project Monday that will help the city’s growing number of homeless young people.

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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater becomes the first Florida destination in the IGLTA’s Global Partner program
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association today announced its global partnership with Visit St.Pete/Clearwater, the tourism marketing organization for the popular destination on Florida’s...

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Transgender Activist Raquel Willis Appointed Executive Editor at Out Magazine
Out magazine names Raquel Willis Executive Editor of the 26 year old publication, making her the first transgender woman in a learship role.

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LPGA golfer Mel Reid comes out as gay, citing ‘fight for equality’
LPGA golfer Mel Reid comes out as gay, citing 'fight for equality' in a lengthy internet post Monday.

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San Francisco Creates World's First Ever Transgender Cultural District
Honey Mahogany walked down 6th Street in San Francisco, pointing to single room occupancy hotels, the dance and performance space Counterpulse, and gay bars, OMG and Aunt Charlie’s Lounge. She passed ...

December 06, 2018

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Atlantis Events and RSVP Vacations Lead in Launching the Groundbreaking Destination Equality Campaign to Lift Up the Caribbean LGBT Community
Destination Equality is a Program of Alturi founded by former Atlantis Events and RSVP Vacations employees Steve Roth and Charlie Rounds

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Ogden Pride begins campaign to raise $500,000 for a new LGBTQ+ center
Ogden Pride is looking for a home. Literally. The organization, which focuses on celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community, is seeking a physical presence in Ogden, according to Harrison Spendlo...

December 01, 2018

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Inauguration in Cathedral City Embraces Diversity
The inauguration of the Cathedral City mayor and members of the City Council is designed to showcase the city's embrace of its rich culture and diversity.

November 30, 2018

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At 25, LGBT Network supports, inspires next generation on Long Island
Established 25 years ago, the LGBT Network and LIGALY have changed the landscape on Long Island for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Zachary Reyes, 21, of Huntington Station, explained o...

November 27, 2018

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40 Years After The Assassination Of Harvey Milk, LGBT Candidates Find Success
In this month's midterm elections, Colorado elected the nation's first openly gay Governor. Voters across the country sent a record number of LGBT candidates to Congress. These come 40 years after the...

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Why Taiwan LGBT vote must not make Hong Kong lose heart on gay rights
Hong Kong and China are officially non-religious, so why would the Hong Kong government acquiesce to religious values?Our identity, or our pursuit of the right to love, is not defined by other people’...

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Malta Offers LGBT Training For Travel Agents
The training program will inform and educate travel agents about Malta's hotels, sites, and activities for LGBT travelers.

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LGBTQ Movements Slowly Gain Momentum Across Southeast Asia
India’s landmark court ruling is inspiring movements in other parts of Asia to repeal colonial-era laws.

November 25, 2018

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How LGBTQ people are breaking down barriers to take on the outdoors
Queer culture is often defined by its nightlife, but opportunities for LGBTQ people who love the natural world have exploded in recent years.

November 22, 2018

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‘This Wedding Broke Down Walls,’ Said Former NFL Player Jeff Rohrer of Marrying Joshua Ross
Photographs of Mr. Rohrer’s and Mr. Ross’s ceremony, before about 150 guests at Wattles Mansion Gardens in Los Angeles.

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100,000 Rally For Equality In Taiwan Ahead Of Same-Sex Marriage Referendum
An estimated 100,000 people have rallied for equality in Taiwan as the country prepares for a referendum on same-sex marriage this weekend.

November 19, 2018

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December Luncheon: Reach the LGBTQ+ Community through Social Relationships - Dec 12, 2018 - Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, CA
Join us as we hear from Matt Skallerud, owner of Pink Banana Media, on everything you need to know about connecting your business to the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how to merge PR, advertising & soci...

November 17, 2018

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St. Petersburg's LGBT liaison Jim Nixon on riding SMART to combat HIV/AIDS
On November 17, nearly 500 will ride their bikes 165 miles from Miami to Key West in the annual SMART Ride.

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Two generations of drag: How LGBT history went from Dame Gracy to Donna Trump
From being arrested for walking the streets, to standing proudly before the world's press outside the Westminster Abbey

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Long Beach marks Transgender Awareness Week by pushing more inclusive policies
City Council will also mark Transgender Day of Remembrance at its Tuesday, Nov. 20, meeting.

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On Twitter, Jo Kwon is rare voice of support in K-pop for LGBT fans
Though Jo Kwon’s career is currently on hold, LGBT fans cannot thank him enough for his support for the LGBT community on Twitter.

November 15, 2018

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How the First LGBTQ Mariachi Became an Outlet for Advocacy
What social power does music have? Where does that power come from? Mariachi musicians Carlos Samaniego and Natalia Melendez found out the hard way—first through discrimination, ridicule and professio...

November 14, 2018

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Pride Journey: Indianapolis
Indianapolis has always felt like a second home to me. I used to publish a gay magazine there called UNITE a few years ago, so I was frequently visiting the city. This time, I wanted to experience thi...

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Kenneth Cole Partners With ‘The Prom’ to Support LGBTQI+ Equality
Inspired by the Act 1 finale of “The Prom,” Cole has designed a custom T-shirt which reads, “Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal.”

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Migrant Caravan Developments: LGBT Splinter Group The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana
About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

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How You Can Support Transgender Individuals in — and Outside of — the Workplace
This week is Transgender Awareness Week. So, here are five tips to show your support of transgender people at work, as well as in our communities and families. They’re also great ways to be a leader e...

November 12, 2018

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Gay Thanksgiving Provides a sense of Community for LGBTQ Students
Wilde Stein, the University of Maine’s Queer-Straight Alliance, is celebrating its 45th year on campus. Every year, the group contributes time and hard work to provide a Thanksgiving meal for the LGBT...

November 11, 2018

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HKFP Lens: Leslie Kee's 'Out in Taiwan' captures the diversity of Taiwan's LGBT+ community ahead of historic referendum
Renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee has photographed nearly 200 LGBT couples and individuals for a series of black-and-white stills called “Out in Taiwan.” The 14-hour marathon photo shoot fe...

November 10, 2018

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Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, acco...

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Inaugural 'Pride at the Museum' raises funds for UofL's LGBT Center
The inaugural “Pride at the Museum” fundraiser will light up the Speed Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 9, as a cadre of Louisville’s finest artists and performers come together to support the University of...

November 09, 2018

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How Houston’s Drag Scene Influenced The LGBT Movement
A new performance lecture, called A Landing on the Bayou, explores the impact Houston’s drag scene had on the fight for LGBT rights.

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Canberra LGBTQIA+ teens are here, queer, and at a prom of their own
"This is a chance for me to have the prom I always wanted, but couldn't have."

November 08, 2018

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An openly LGBT progressive atheist was elected to Nebraska’s Legislature
Megan Hunt's victory marks the first time an openly LGBT person has been elected to the Nebraska State Legislature.

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Dallas voters just doubled the number of LGBT lawmakers in Texas
Texas voters elected three LGBTQ women to the Texas House on Tuesday, doubling the number of out lawmakers who've served...

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Wilton Manors is first in FL to have all LGBTQ commission
Wilton Manors in Broward County becomes the first city in Florida to have an all-LGBTQ city commission.

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How The Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Fared On Election Night
Hundreds of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer candidates made the ballot Tuesday. And by Election Day's end, several of them had also made U.S. history.

November 07, 2018

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Runners inspire LGBT community to be visible in Hong Kong after fourth place finish at The Great Relay
OutRunners give members of the LGBT community an active outlet if they want more than just clubs and bars

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Key West, FL election results: Who was voted as mayor?
Key West voters elected Teri Johnston, the first openly lesbian mayor in Florida history, according to Equality Florida. Monroe County also elected a utility board member and a Mosquito Control Board ...

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Hong Kong Pride Parade organisers expect record crowd, with theme of legal equality for local LGBT community in 2018
Event will take place on November 17, with organisers expecting 12,000 marchers. Theme highlights all forms of legal equality LGBT community lacks in Hong Kong

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Pappas wins, will be NH's first gay congressman 
New Hampshire will have its first openly gay member of Congress, after Democrat Chris Pappas beat back a challenge Tuesday from Republican Eddie Edwards. President Donald Trump loomed large in the 1st...

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Manaus Opens Shelter For LGBT Refugees From Venezuela
Manaus is a stop in the route of part of the 80,000 Venezuelans looking for asylum or temporary residence in Brazil. And now, it is the first Brazilian city to have an exclusive shelter to the LGBTI+ ...

November 02, 2018

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LGBT Diversity in Bollywood
The Indian Supreme Court's decision to decriminalize homosexuality in the country provides a huge opportunity for Bollywood and the entertainment industry to depict more diverse storylines and charact...

October 31, 2018

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Trans woman player calls for gender diversity in ‘Magic: The Gathering’
A Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour player is calling for more gender diversity in the game.

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Katie Hill’s win would be an important moment for bi people
Katie Hill and Kyrsten Sinema represent the B in the LGBTQ candidate "rainbow wave."

October 30, 2018

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Meet the Club Bringing Bike Adventures to Women of Color + LGBTQ Community
When Friends on Bikes founders Molly Sugar and Gritchelle Fallesgon moved to Portland, Oregon, from larger, more diverse cities, they took a look at the cycling community, both on and off-road, and wh...

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VIDEO: Boxed in By Labels, a Liberal Bisexual and a Gay Conservative Share Common Ground
A liberal bisexual teen and a gay conservative talk about being boxed in by labels.

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These Lesbians Just Made History by Both Carrying Their Baby
Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter’s first child, Stetson, also set a different sort of precedent: He is reportedly the first baby to have been carried by both women in a same-sex couple. As ABC News first re...

October 29, 2018

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The Smooth Workings of the Unicorn’s ‘Sweat’
Sweat, the title of the play running at the Unicorn Theatre through Nov. 11, refers to “sweat equity,” which is a way of increasing the value of something by putting in physical work.

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LGBTQ History Month: Transgender and gender-nonconforming pioneers
From Sylvia Rivera to Miss Major, meet some of the the country's pioneering trans and gender-nonconforming activists.

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TransMilitary documentary: Issues facing trans soldiers with Trump ban
“EVERY day in Kandahar, when we go outside the wire, our job is inherently dangerous. There are people whose sole job is to kill you,” says Logan Ireland, a US air force sergeant who has served in Afg...

October 28, 2018

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Check Out the Latest in Easy-To-Use Hidden Camera Technology
Have you ever wanted to “capture the moment”, yet do it incognito?  We’ve tested out Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles over the past few years, but when you’re recording hot guys being themselves o...

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Fertility doctor creates ‘roadmap’ for aspiring LGBT parents
When Dr. Mark Leondires first embarked on his journey toward parenthood more than seven years ago, he was stunned by how few resources there were for him. As gay men, he and his husband, Greg Zola, fa...

October 24, 2018

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7 Reasons why Taiwan is the best LGBT destination in Asia
As China tries to get the Taiwan flag banned from the Gay Games in Paris, why Taiwan is Asia’s most LGBT-friendly destination and the gay Games should acknowledge this.

October 21, 2018

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Rights advocates urge Japan to step up LGBT-inclusive efforts and legalize same-sex marriage
Until a few years ago, Rin Okabe, then the general affairs department manager at a subsidiary of ad agency Dentsu Inc., would say goodbye to his wife and son, and commute to work wearing a conventiona...

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Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message
Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that ...

October 18, 2018

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Corporate sponsorship reaches all-time high for 2018 Honolulu Pride event
Here's why more businesses than ever are investing in the Honolulu Pride parade and festival.

October 17, 2018

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Gay Artist Unveils Secret Art Collection for 2019 Fine Art Gallery Tour
Today, LGBT artist and philanthropist Ben Workman aka Jumper Maybach unveiled his latest series of artwork, a collection of 54 pieces never-before-seen in the United States which the artist created sp...

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‘I’m an advocate for authenticity’: meet London’s pioneering transgender Muslim drag queen
Since becoming famous as Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore has been speaking out on LGBT+ rights and her Islamic faith…

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The Bachelor's Happy Queer Romance Is the Positive Representation That Vietnam's LGBT Community Needs
Last Wednesday, the couple talked about their declaration of love during a live stream Facebook interview with the reality show centered around straight relationships

October 15, 2018

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Nicole Maines of 'Supergirl' Opens Up About Being TV's First Transgender Superhero
"When we have a trans woman playing a trans woman then you see, 'Oh wait, this is what trans really is. This is what it looks like: a person.'"

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Atlanta Pride parade brings a dose of politics
The mid-term election in November brings urgency to political messages at Atlanta Pride parade.

October 13, 2018

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390 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running in the 2018 Midterms
More than 600 LGBTQ candidates have run in 2018, and 390 will run in the general election, which is more than expected and has sparked a 'rainbow wave.'

October 12, 2018

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The Perfect Hi-Tech Gift for that LGBTQ Someone this Holiday Season
As the holiday season approaches, our team has been scouring the Internet for some cool and practical gift ideas for 2018.  We recently stumbled upon what is both one of the more practical gifts, with...

October 11, 2018

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Celebrate LGBT History Month with this First-of-its-kind Book “Love Is Love: Ideas and Inspirations: The LGBTQ+ Wedding Book”
Part historical record, part family album, "Love Is Love" is a celebration of same-sex couples seizing the opportunity to honor their love through marriage, and of those who helped make thei...

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LGBTQ and human rights advocate Jim Obergefell to speak at Union Thursday
Obergefell will be mainly talking about the marriage equality case, the process he went through and the struggles that the LGBT community still faces today.

October 10, 2018

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Harrison: A transgender man's journey
Rejection from family and relatives is common for many trans people, but that was not the case for Harrison

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What It’s Like Hooking Up in Cis Gay Spaces as a Queer Trans Guy
From dating apps to sex clubs, queer trans masculine people are fighting for visibility in the places traditionally associated with cis gay men.

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The Queer Gym Founder Nathalie Huerta on LGBTQ-friendly Spaces and What She Learned From Ayahuasca
The owner of Oakland's queer-friendly gym believes that boring means consistency, and consistency means success.

October 09, 2018

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Sydney City Tour Review: Hermes Holidays
Brian Cassmassi reviews Hermes Holidays guided tour of Sydney, with visits to attractions like the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

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Transgender ballot activists make their pitch: ‘I’m here, I’m a human being’
Transgender individuals are visiting key neighborhoods to drum up support for Question 3, the ballot question that will determine whether a state law continues to protect them from discrimination in p...

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Transgender ballot question backed by governor, local politicians
Gov. Charlie Baker won’t get an argument from local candidates of both parties when it comes to his stance of maintaining transgender rights.

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Dayton LGBT Film Festival 2018: Featured films and schedule
The LGBT Film Festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town.

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