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October 24, 2021

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What Does LGBTQ Stand For? Gender Diversity 101
Gender diversity has existed since the beginning of time. Prior to colonization, gender expansive people in North America were highly regarded in their communities and were often mediators, healers, f...

October 20, 2021

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From LGBT to LGBTQIA+: The evolving recognition of identity
As society’s understanding of diverse sexual identities and gender expressions has grown more inclusive, so has the acronym used to describe them.

October 19, 2021

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Get Ready for Pride and Show Your Support of the LGBTQ Community for a Chance to Win Alaska Airlines Tickets
It’s  almost time for Palm Springs Pride and residents and businesses are invited to decorate their storefront, home or apartment for the 2nd annual Light Up the Night contest presented by Alaska Airl...

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Tip #4/10: Address Her Biggest Complaint About You
I’m excited to share the 4th tip in this 10 Quick Tips to Warm Up Your Relationship series:  Address your partner’s biggest complaint about you. If you’re like 99% of the smart lesbians I work with, y...

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Snow White and the Seven Poofs 2021!
London’s Number One Adults Only Pantomime Is Back! 
Yes, it’s back the hilarious Snow White and the Seven Poofs London’s favourite adult pantomime returns to the London stage for 2021 this time B...

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Money & the Queer Community: LGBTQ Financial Statistics
Life costs more when you’re queer. 

Discrimination and stigma affects us in all areas of life and makes it harder for us to participate in the wealth-building activities many others take fo...

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PBN Dialogue: Shannon Smith on Hawaii LGBTQ mentorship in the workplace (Video)
PBN caught up with Business of Pride career achievement honoree Shannon Smith, a Locations Realtor and partner, on the future of workplace mentorship for Hawaii's LGBTQ community. VIDEO

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This Historic Raleigh church has been supporting LGBT equality since the 1950s
Founded in the late 1800s, Pullen Memorial Baptist is one of the first churches in Raleigh, North Carolina to embrace LGBT rights.

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HBO’s ‘We’re Here’ visits Temecula to host drag show and spread positive LGBTQ message
The episode in the unscripted series set in Southwest Riverside County debuts Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021

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Two LGBTQ-affirming Baltimore churches — one historic and one young — unite with installation of new pastor
A service held Sunday at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church signifies a new partnership between one of Baltimore’s historic churches and a fledgling congregation, both rooted in LGBTQ affirmation ...

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New documentary shines light on Northwest Florida's older LGBTQ+ community
The documentary, "Someone Waits for Me," provides stories and experiences of older LGBTQ+ people of Northwest Florida.

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New CU School of Medicine portrait exhibit presents real people behind the letters LGBTQ+
“I do think when you see someone and hear their story, it does make you think differently and doesn't make it as easy to look away. And that was one of the things I hope people would do with this exhi...

October 17, 2021

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Palm Springs Celebrates Pride Throughout the Year
Greater Palm Springs Pride celebrates diversity and community year-round with events, culminating with the annual LGBTQ Festival and Parade.

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Tip #3/10: Don’t say I Love You!
Mix it up! Get creative. Find new ways of letting your partner know that she’s special to you.To help you out,  here are a few suggestions...

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Vermont High school halftime show becomes drag pageant
As school cheerleaders did their routine at a Vermont High School, about 30 students and faculty members dressed as drag queens and kings walked out onto the field.

October 16, 2021

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Virtual Way Out West Film Festival celebrates the LGBTQ experience
One of New Mexico’s oldest running film festivals kicks off Friday, October 15 online. The 10-day Way Out West Film Festival celebrates LGBTQ experiences through...

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Queer Coded Art Show Champions LGBTQ and Mental Health Services
Sponsored by Joystickat North Hollywood’s Player One barcade, the Queer Coded art show explores video game culture from a queer perspective.

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Hola Papi: ‘I Came Out. No One Cares.’
Papi advises a letter-writer who feels their coming out was a total flop after it failed to elicit any response from friends or family. Silence is better than anger and rejection, but they were hoping...

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The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Goes Virtual For 2021 Pride Festivities
The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation (HLLF) is preparing to go virtual again for its 2021 Honolulu Pride festivities.  Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the rising dominance of the Delta Varian...

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NewFest 2021: The Best Films to See at NYC’s LGBTQ Film Festival
IndieWire rounds up what not to miss at this year’s festival, from a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” documentary to the restoration of John Cameron Mitchell’s “Shortbus...

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Museum highlights LGBTQ community contributions to Central Florida history
A museum is highlighting the accomplishments and the sacrifices of the LGBTQ community in Central Florida.

October 15, 2021

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'Sex Education's' Eric Effiong is inspiration to Nigeria's gays, says activist
We asked Bisi Alimi, who came out on TV in Nigeria and is an advocate for LGBTQ rights in his homeland, to weigh in on the plotline of the popular Netflix series.

October 14, 2021

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Pride Parade Returns to Palm Springs with Special Contingents for 2021
Greater Palm Springs Pride announced today the live return of the colorful Palm Springs Pride Parade with the theme You Are Included. Known for its crystal blue skies and year-round sunshine, the city...

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Tip #2/10: Hug Each Other 10 Times Today
Here’s your second quick tip to warm up your relationship:  Hug each other 10 times today. I’m not kidding!

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Netherlands prime minister says Dutch royals can marry same-sex partners and keep throne
The new stance is a clear break from the traditions of other royal families around the globe.

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Lesbian bars are trying to stay open amid the delta variant
Despite the ‘success’ of keeping these spaces open, many worry about the uncertainty surrounding the delta variant

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Can TikTok help young LGBT people in Togo find community?
Social media has offered people around the world new spaces to express themselves and find allies. But anti-LGBT laws still instill fear...

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LGBTQ History Month: Historical marker honors Philadelphia Gay News on 13th Street
As the marker was unveiled, there was much joy and pride in the fact that Philadelphia is now considered one of the nation's most LGBTQ-friendly cities.

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The American Association of University Women, Santa Maria Public Library, and LGBTQ-plus nonprofits partner on panel
After a family member faced a lack of understanding of their gender identity from the community, Lata Murti decided to create an LGBTQ+ educational opportunity for Santa Maria’s residents.

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Study reveals positive developments for LGBT Austinites
On Tuesday, Austin’s LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission presented its first ever LGBTQIA+ quality of life study to City Council. Overall, the report paints a nuanced but optimistic picture for LGBT Aus...

October 13, 2021

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Here’s How Queer Digital Nomads Can Work From Malta
Get the details on how you can live out your dream of working remotely from a highly ranked LGBTQ+-friendly country.

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CONVERGE: the LGBTQ arts event in photos
Now that CONVERGE art exhibition of more than 200 works of art by 71 regional artists, is coming to close on Saturday, Oct. 16, it is probably safe to say the nearly-two months of exhibits, live and v...

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Knox Pride center in South Knoxville offers resources
"We want this place to be a tangible source of hope," with job fairs, affirmation events and more, says president John Camp.

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Hidden Dining Gems in Palm Springs Resorts
Some of the great dishes to eat in Palm Springs can be found hidden behind the walls of its resorts and boutique hotels.

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'Alohilani Celebrates Pride Month/ LOVE IS LOVE staycation
In support of Pride, 'Aiohilani will donate $10 per night to the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation. The package includes premium room accommodations, plus the local perks...

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Can't Stop Pride aims to keep First City Pride Center open in Savannah
Opened in 2017 initially as the LGBT Center, the organization unified a series of organizations in 2020, becoming First City Pride Center.

October 12, 2021

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7 LGBT Travel Destinations to Visit This Summer
It’s long been an LGBTQ+ oasis, but Palm Springs kicked up its out-and-proud reputation by forming the Arenas Business District in 2019. Anchored by queer-owned restaurants, bars, and shops along E. A...

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San Francisco Dykes on Bikes Lead Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade
The Greater Palm Springs Pride parade returns with all its pomp and circumstance and a first-ever appearance by San Francisco Dykes on Bikes.

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LGBTQ Traveler: Planning Your Palm Springs Visit
“Palm Springs is the home to a thriving LGBT community that truly shapes the direction of the city. Here, you can let your hair down and be yourself under the desert sun. It’s a hip oasis for the LGBT...

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The One Simple Thing That Will Take Your Communication From So-so to Excellent!
If you are curious, you’re actually beginning to experience the one simple thing that can solve your communication problems for good.

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Tip #1/10: Remind Yourself: She’s Friend, NOT Foe!
I’m writing a 10 blog series that I’m calling 10 Quick Tips to Warm Up Your Relationship…

…and here’s Tip #1: She’s Friend, NOT Foe! 

It’s easy to feel like you and your partner ...

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LGBT Center Opens in South Sac
The Marsha P. Johnson Center South, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center’s new location in South Sacramento opened recently in June.

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Ten years after 'don't ask, don't tell', a Vt. National Guard vet reflects on serving while in the closet
A conversation with a veteran who served in the National Guard under "don't ask, don't tell."

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8 Features Queer Folks Need in a Bank Account
You might believe you have no choice about where you put your money, because who knows what big banks and corporations do with your dollars after you turn them over? But you have more control than you...

October 11, 2021

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NMSU celebrates OUTober with the return of in-person events
It’s October – and that means it’s OUTober at New Mexico State University. NMSU LGBT+ Programs hosts OUTober each year to bring

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Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
...restricting abortion rights and blocking transgender people’s access to health care are two sides of the same coin: a movement to give the state the right to limit what you can or cannot do with yo...

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Devery Jacobs, Autumn Rose Williams and more on what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to them
We spoke with an actress, a museum curator, a pageant winner, an artist and a scholar.

October 10, 2021

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OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Opens Its 13th Year with Screening at the Museum of Discovery & Science
The opening film will be Firebird, a touching and romantic story about two Soviet Air Force pilots who navigate the precarious line between friendship and a forbidden love.

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For Millions of Lesbians, Hope Is Often at the Bottom of a Haystack

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The Dinah, a Festival for Queer Women, Returns to Palm Springs
The Dinah Shore Weekend, an annual festival for queer women, returned to Palm Springs last weekend after a two-year hiatus, this time with even more energy than usual.

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“51 Years OUT!”: Events later this month will celebrate the history of gay liberation at KU and in Lawrence
When Reginald Brown was walking to school in the third grade and first called a sissy and slurs for gay people, Brown didn’t even know the meaning of the words. “About five or six older boys from my n...

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All you need to know: South Florida’s upcoming film festivals and special events
Craving a movie-going experience beyond the traditional multiplex? Here’s a rundown of the film festivals and special movie events currently scheduled through next year around South Florida: OUTshine ...

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This Tucson open mic offers a safe space for women and LGBTQ+ comedians
Lady Haha Open Mic for Women & LGBTQ+ gives women and queer comedians a stage where they can safely be themselves. The next two comedy shows are set to take

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How Canada's Drag Race helped this Black, queer choreographer make his mark
Toronto choreographer Hollywood Jade says LGBTQ performers, including himself, are finding more opportunities to be celebrated in mainstream media through series like RuPaul’s Drag Race, and its Canad...

October 09, 2021

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LGBTQ comedy show celebrates National Coming Out Day
"Straight-Ish Talk" is a red carpet benefit show for the SoCal chapter of Free Mom Hugs.

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Gay Desert Guide to Hashtags, How to use Hashtags, Tips for Hashtags
Unsure how to use those #hashtags you see on just about every social media post? There's a right way and a wrong way to get the most usefulness out of hashtags!

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Palm Springs Pride Honors Awards Go to 6 Who Lead LGBTQ+ Cause
The 2021 Palm Springs Pride Honor Awards go to an artist, a chef, a leather icon, a singer and musician, promoter, and business owner.

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Gay Desert Guide Weekend: Oct. 8-10, 2021
October is flying by with each weekend’s calendar of fun events and activities busier than the last. It culminates with Halloween on Arenas and Leather Pride weekend. In between, the BNP Paribas Open,...

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BWW Review: SORDID LIVES at Palm Canyon Theatre
“Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) continues their gala 25th Anniversary Season with Del Shores’ beloved Sordid Lives.I say “beloved” because this is the eighth time PCT has presented the outrageous comedy an...

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Stay; Words Matter - Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

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Get Back Out There Episode 1: Amazing Race Winners Will & James in Palm Springs
In the first episode of their new series with Out Traveler, Will & James explore the queerest little town in the California desert.

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Imperial Valley’s LGBT Center gears up to celebrate PRIDE
The LGBT center is hosting its PRIDE event on Saturday at 5 pm at Stark Field in El Centro. 

October 07, 2021

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OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Edition Launches October 14
The 13rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival will take place October 14 to October 24, with an opening night celebration at the Museum of Discovery & Science. 

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Is A Lack of Mental Health Care Destroying Our Ability To Love?

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Missoula’s bar scene celebrates drag kings, queens and non-binary royalty at this LGBTQ+ event
On any given Saturday night in Missoula, the bar-hopping scene is painfully heterosexual. But at Imagine Nation Brewing on Saturday, many patrons sported pressed nails, laced wigs and layers of...

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FESTIVALS: Slovak Queer Film Festival 2021 in Bratislava
The 15th edition of the Slovak Queer Film Festival is screening 52 films from 24 countries at the Kino Lumi?re in Bratislava until 11 October 2021. The films are divided into various sections: Contemp...

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Philadelphia's diverse chambers of commerce form new coalition
Philadelphia's diverse chambers of commerce announced on Wednesday a formal partnership in order to form a unified voice in the city on issues impacting small, minority-owned businesses.

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Justin T. Russo Rediscovers the Allure of New York City
Meet Justin T. Russo, the host of Vacationer Magazine's Check Your Luggage. He talks about the new web series, travel, his art and more!

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Southern Nevada’s LGBT community gathers for the annual Pride celebrations
Cities like New York and LA held Pride events in June, but here, official activities run October 8–11, this year at Craig Ranch Park, in conjunction with LGBT History Month and cooler weather in the V...

October 06, 2021

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Jeni Kolstad reflects on time with South Central Minnesota Pride as she begins new chapter
When Jeni Kolstad accepted the role of executive director with South Central Minnesota Pride, she had big shoes to fill.

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Latest News: Telling the Lost Stories of a 40-Year-Old Pandemic
The integrative learning course HIV and AIDS in the Lehigh Valley draws upon Trexler Library’s LGBT Community Archive as well as local speakers to bring the crisis to life.

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Diversity through music: Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus awarded $8,400 grant
The chorus that started in 2000 with 16 members to celebrate and honor diversity now has some 50 members and performs in Portland, Salem and Corvallis

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‘We will be recognized’: Couple recalls fight for same-sex marriage in Oklahoma
Sue Barton and Gay Phillips of Tulsa have been together since 30 years before same-sex marriage in Oklahoma became legally recognized.

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5 up-and-coming Gen Z poets envision the future of queer writing in India during LGBT History Month
Historically, queer literature has passed off as an enigmatic relationship between master-devotee or reduced to the deviant wanderings of a creative mind. Five young aspirants open up about what it me...

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Social media influencer becomes first gay man to grace cover of Playboy Magazine
“For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it’s all so surreal,” the cover star said.

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