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June 24, 2018

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For transgender groups, four words mean a lot
Kayden Ortiz dwelled on the word. It appeared in a text message from a friend trying to comfort Ortiz, then a seventh-graderat Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County. Until then, he'd struggled t...
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'It just makes my heart swell': Middletown's first-ever LGBT Pride event draws hundreds
A decade ago, Diana Arnold never would have dreamed of publicly discussing her relationship with her wife. Friday night gave her and other gay Middletonians a chance to be proud.
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Is queer culture losing its radical roots?
Has Pride been coopted? This year’s parade goers are wearing black in honour of the victims of serial killers
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A Pride story like no other: Smith College alumna Aubrey Menarndt brings donated LGBT books to Mongolia
In 2011, Aubrey Menarndt went to Nicaragua as part of a month-long fellowship to work with victims of landmines. The Belchertown native had been volunteering for years with the Polus Center For Social...
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'An important signal': Vikings host first LGBTQ summit by an NFL team
The Vikings organized the summit in part to fulfill a settlement reached with former punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken LGBTQ ally, after an assistant coach used homophobic language.
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Houston companies getting better at LGBTQ inclusion, Human Rights Campaign Index indicates
Six Houston-based companies scored perfect 100s on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index.
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Czech Republic Moves A Step Closer To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
If a new bill passes, the country would become the first in formerly communist Europe to embrace marriage equality.
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'Homosexual conduct' was illegal 15 years ago. How far have LGBTQ rights in Texas come since?
>Tuesday marks 15 years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas’ ban on “homosexual conduct,” the law that landed Lawrence and Garner in jail that September night in 1998. Until that day — June...
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June 23, 2018

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There's a Lot More to Being a Leatherman Than You'd Expect
“People have this idea about leather—they think S&M. And while S&M can be a part of leather, that’s not leather itself. Leather is a community first.”

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VIDEO: LGBT Elders Read Letters To Younger Self
Special thank you to The LGBT Community Center of the Desert: Thanks to production assistant Jake Arman.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrating 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag
A Rainbow Flag to be installed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to mark the 40th anniversary of iconic design created by Gilbert Baker. On Wednesday, pay-what-you-wish admission night at the museum,...

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Miss Gay Finland highlights discrimination in health care
23-year-old Iina Karinen was crowned Miss Gay Finland on Friday. She says doctors have refused to treat her MS because of her homosexuality.

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At state convention, LGBTQ Democrats celebrate their slate of candidate 'firsts' ahead of 2018 midterms
>Last spring, Finnigan Jones traveled to the Capitol to testify twice in front of the state Senate, concerned with the body'

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How the LGBT Chamber and LGBT-owned businesses work to promote equality in ABQ business
In 2015, certified LGBTBEs contributed over $1.15 billion to the US economy, according to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce's 2016 report.

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Bridging the Gap: Liaison Officers Connect Police, LGBT Community in Hampton Roads
LGBT liaison officers are working to build bridges across the seven cities.

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The Giants host their 16th Annual LGBT Night at the yard tonight
Tonight, the Giants spotlight the LGBT+ community with their 16th annual LGBT Night. Sixteen years doesn’t seem like it has been that long, but when you think back to what things were lik

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NYC's Gay Senior Couples on Love, Pride, and Paving the Way
Stanislaw Boniecki captures longtime lovers and new BFFs at the Queens Center for Gay Seniors.

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There’s No Right Way to Be Queer
The Pride Parade’s focus on masculine white men often pushes the rest of the LGBTQ community to the margins.

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Gender Letter: Teenagers Are Here, Queer and Bringing Pride to Prom
A century-old adherence to entrenched prom traditions has long left many young people in the dust. But in recent years, some students have been turning the heteronormative event on its head.

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John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed
If Mitchell made cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch today, would he be able to get away with it?

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Historic Summit Brought Together Acclaimed LGBTQ Athletes, Coaches, and Professional Sports Leaders to Advance Inclusion and Respect in Sports
Acclaimed LGBTQ athletes, professional sports team leaders and others convened for a day-long summit focused on equity and inclusion in sports.

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Introducing our first Hero of Pride! Rob Smith of The Phluid Project
In celebration of its NYC arrival, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals leading up to World Pride 2019. Our first Pride Hero is Rob Smith, founder of The Phluid Project. Read the interview below! Hi ...

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Can You Believe?! Jonathan Van Ness Will Join SMIRNOFF Vodka at the 2018 NYC Pride March to Celebrate Love in All Forms and LGBTQ Equality
This Sunday, SMIRNOFF vodka continues its decades of support for the LGBTQ community by partnering with Queer Eye television personality, hairdresser, web series star and podcaster, Jonathan Van Ness,...

June 22, 2018

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How I Broke, and Botched, the Brandon Teena Story
The original writer of the Village Voice story that inspired “Boys Don’t Cry” looks back on her reporting — and the huge error she still regrets

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BWW Interview: Andrew Lippa premieres UNBREAKABLE with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at Nourse Theater
This weekend marks the world premiere of UNBREAKABLE, an original work by composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa, co-commissioned by a nationwide consortium of ten gay choruses and featuring Lisa Vroman, ...

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Yonge St. construction unveils heritage landmark, stirs memories of Toronto’s complicated LGBTQ history
A condo development at Yonge and Grosvenor Sts. has revealed the firehall tower at the old St. Charles Tavern, and LGBTQ landmark.

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What I learned about gay pride from the Mattachine Society
Gay pride is a daily protest.

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Is Gilbert Baker’s rainbow gay pride flag still radical at 40, or are we over it?
In the summer of 1978, Gilbert Baker created a rainbow flag as a decoration for San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Parade. Now, 40 years later, the late artist and activist's flag has become a global sym...

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LGBT Tourism and Inclusion in Southeast Asia: A Divided Future?
Some countries in Southeast Asia do better than others in welcoming LGBT tourists.

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Austin Among World's Top LGBT Pride Destinations
Austin Among World's Top LGBT Pride Destinations - Downtown Austin-UT, TX - HomeToGo survey ranks the city 37th across various metrics for travel, including vibrancy of nightlife and hotel accommodati...

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AVMA shares stories of LGBTQ+ veterinarians, colleagues during Pride Month
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes that diversity and inclusion make for a stronger organization and profession, and is celebrating Pride Month by sharing stories of LGBTQ+ ve...

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SIUE’s Dorsey awarded for supporting social justice, LGBTQ rights
An award for doing the right thing? This response, in part, came from Dominic Dorsey II, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville director of Disability Support Services, after receiving the Champion...

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Jackson Bird gets to be the transgender role model he needed as a kid
Jackson Bird came out as a transgender man at 25. Growing up without any role models, he felt as if he were alone in the world. Now he makes YouTube videos and hosts the podcast "Transmission&quo...

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Hallowell prepares to host city's first Pride event this weekend
The event, intended to be the first of many, will do without a parade this year because of road construction on Water Street.

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Orioles' LGBT Pride Night on Wednesday will benefit HIV/AIDS charity Moveable Feast
The Orioles are one of 24 MLB teams to host an LGBT Pride Night this season. It will be Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners.

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Latino LGBT artists draw attention with heartfelt works

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Can this platform keep frustrated LGBT workers from quitting?
Bravely combines AI with real-life professional coaches to help LGBT employees (among others) deal with harassment or discrimination, rather than quit.

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The Problem With the ‘Rainbow-Washing’ of LGBTQ+ Pride
Corporations might genuinely support the LGBTQ+ community with Pride-related promotions, but is there a line between allyship and marketing that shouldn’t be crossed?

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New LGBT community center coming to Traverse City
There will be more support in northern Michigan for those in the LGBT community. Polestar LGBT+ has signed a leased to open the new center. The center will offer support groups and it will be a place ...

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The Inevitable Rise of the Gay Hooters
Avoiding high style and serving lots of fried bar snacks, a gay sports-bar franchise looks to expand. The half-naked bartenders are part of the plan.

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Mount Sinai Celebrates 50 Years of Supporting NYC Youth
The Adolescent Health Center offers New Yorkers ages 10 to 24 free health care and programs for teen parents, transgender youth and more.

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You Could Be in a Gay Bar Right Now and Not Even Know It
A lesbian bar from the 1920s. A “fairy den” from the 1890s. An Ecstasy-fueled disco from the 1990s. Celebrating the hidden places in Manhattan where gay night life once flourished.

June 21, 2018

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New LGBT+ Visitor Center Opens in Greater Fort Lauderdale
Destination Further Solidifies Itself as a Major Tourism Hub for LGBT+ Community Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County has opened the area’s first LGBT+ Visitor Center to showcase attractions of i…

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Pride Journey: Philadelphia
The first time I visited Philadelphia was for last year’s NLGJA conference and to be perfectly honest, I really didn’t think much of the city. The main reason for my feeling was mostly because I wa…

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PHL Diversity Podcasts - Amber Hikes
>Amber Hikes, Director of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia, joins us to discuss Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs. A vocal supporter of, and champion for, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community, ...

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LATV Makes History by Launching the First LGBTQ Latinx Talk Show on Nationwide Television
LATV Network, the original national, bicultural television network — which recently kicked off its second decade of programming — is excited to announce the launch of its groundbreaking weekly talk…

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Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia
Donovan Hillary, a 22-year-old middle linebacker with the Winnipeg Rifles junior team, has proved he can co-exist as a football player and a gay man.

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In Heart Theatre presents set of plays about gay marriage
Buying a ticket for In Heart Theatre’s summer production gets you nine plays for the price of one.

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Poland’s Supreme Court Stands Up for LGBT Equality
Last week, Poland’s Supreme Court ruled that an employee of a print shop could not refuse to print a banner for an LGBT organization because he did not want, in his eyes, to “promote” the rights of le...

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Japan’s School Uniform Shift Will Help LGBT Students
Some Japanese schools are introducing uniforms designed less around traditional gender stereotypes and more with respecting gender expression by allowing students to choose their attire – a major bene...

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During Pride Month, candidates seek votes in South Florida's LGBT community
During LGBT pride month in June, many Florida politicians — especially Democrats — are reaching out to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender voters.

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Pride pooches: the dogs that dressed up for LGBT Pride Month
As most will know, June is LGBT Pride Month, a time of love and celebration for the LGBT community - one where millions of people come together to attend events, show support and raise awareness. Many...

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LGBT Veteran information presented in Omaha radio broadcast
No questions or topics were off limits during a recent radio interview taping held at the NRG Media station June 19 in Omaha as three Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees shared information...

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Queer Land Trust working to preserve affordable housing, stop displacement of the LGBT community
A land trust is seeking to raise $5 million to purchase property to conserve LGBT strongholds in and around San Francisco, starting with the building housing the Sausage Factory restaurant. »

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City holding LGBT Pride March and Rally Saturday
Just a few months before the presidential election in November 2016, recently married couple Jenny Coleman and her wife Quinn Jaquins were waiting in line at a drive-thru on Federal Street.While there...

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'There's No Place Like Home' is latest FYI Book Club selection
“There’s No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism From LGBT Kansas,” by C.J. Janovy, is the FYI Book Club’s latest selection. In it, Janovy finds quiet progress for LGBT residents in a state better kno...

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Charles Jeffrey on his LGBTQ+ icons and new Pride-inspired collab
The London designer has teamed up with Topshop Topman to create a collection that highlights the fight for gay rights

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Gay dance company reinvents Mexico's 'folk ballet'
With a twirl of his skirt, Jacob Soto taps his strappy high-heels in time to the music, the very image of his all-gay dance company's bold reinvention of Mexico's traditional folk dances.

June 20, 2018

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Dirty Bananas And Other Big Gay Desserts At Chicago Pride
Nico Osteria's award-winning pastry chef, Leigh Omilinsky, teams up with Big Gay Ice Cream to benefit local LGBTQ non-profit, Howard Brown Health.

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The Mercury Theatre Company Turns Cinderella on Its Head in 'Soho Cinders'
Okay, sure, Jerry Lewis did it first in Cinderfella, turning the Cinderella story on its head and switching genders of the poor little heroine

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The LGBT bars in Houston you need to know
Drag shows and dinner, lounges and leather, long lines and gogo dancers.

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Philly LGBT Affairs leader addresses sobering and celebratory matters this Pride Month
Morning Edition host, Jennifer Lynn, talks with Amber Hikes, director of Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs about Pride Month and other issues on her desk.

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New York Today: Can You Help Tell Stonewall’s Story? 
Wednesday: A call for gay rights memorabilia, a pop-up culture hub in Inwood, and local figures in L.G.B.T. history.

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SF Bay Times celebrates 40th anniversary, unity between gay and lesbian communities
The San Francisco Bay Times was founded forty years ago by gay men and women — together. That was an intentional focus for the small, local LGBT newspaper, said current »

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Hollywood’s LGBTQ history explored with Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles ‘The Pink Carpet’ concert
The concert closes the group’s 39th season by exploring the portrayals of LGBTQ people in Hollywood

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In a sea of Twin Cities gay bars, why isn’t there a space for queer women?
It's not for lack of apparent interest.

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This is the biggest financial concern among LGBT Americans
America’s LGBTQ community faces unique financial difficulties.

June 19, 2018

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Pride Luminaries Brunch held in SoHo
The event celebrates the success of local gay and lesbian business owners by connecting them with larger corporations.

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NFL, MLB to join NYC Pride March for first time
Major League Baseball and the National Football League will participate in the annual LGBTQ pride event, joining the NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer.

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'As Much As I Can' Looks At The Humanity Of HIV Positive Black Gay Men
‘As Much As I Can’ aims to humanize and shatter the stigma that surrounds HIV positive black gay men, more than 30 years after the initial discovery of the disease.

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The High Cost of Being Gay
Members of the LGBT community face unique financial hurdles. Here's how to handle budgeting, estate planning, credit card debt and living expenses if you're a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, tra...

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China's transgender people step forward from the shadows after years of discrimination
Lan spent years trapped between two identities: the male gender assigned to her at birth and the woman she was inside — a living “torture” in a China not yet ready to fully embrace transgender people....

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The singular needs of LGBT seniors: San Francisco funds training for workers
It can be as simple as guiding someone to a toilet instead of a urinal, or pausing to consider which pronoun to use when addressing a dementia patient or the person’s partner. Growing awareness of gen...

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Southern Marylanders gather to show LGBT pride
Residents of Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties gathered at the Solomons Island boardwalk Saturday to celebrate a group that many argue has been overlooked: the LGBTQ community.

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How an older LGBT generation is saving its youth
Sanctuary Palm Springs is the first all-LGBT transitional housing program plus foster care residence for queer youth. But the concept on which it's based — of older LGBT people guiding LGBT youth — is...

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