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June 24, 2019

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How a Self-Taught Art Curator Became a Gay Rights Champion
‘I had no vision at all,’ said Charles W. Leslie, who co-founded the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 50 years ago. ‘It had to do with some vague concept of gay liberation.’
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"Art After Stonewall" and the Promise of Queer Photography
Joan E. Biren’s images from the ’70s and ’80s—which appear in the new exhibit “Art After Stonewall”—reflect an effort to document and encourage lesbian love.
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LGBT-friendly bars to drink at in New Orleans: Gambit's Big Bar Guide 2019
Somewhere under the rainbow.
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Pride Month 2019: The best LGBTQ+ arts and theatre events this Pride in London
It's 50 years this month since members of the queer community in New York rose up to fight for their rights after a police raid on their favourite drinking hole, the Stonewall Inn.
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Gay Pride parade engulfs Sao Paulo despite unease over Brazil's conservative turn
One of the world's largest LGBT Pride parades took center stage in Sao Paulo on Sunday with the carnivalesque festivities tinged with unease over Brazil's conservative political climate under Presiden...
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Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy
“How could anyone have imagined that going out for a night would end up being history?”
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June 22, 2019

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Kendra Walker: Fighting For Women of Color
As someone who didn't find many safe places for queer women of color, Kendra Walker took the fight into her own hands and created Lesbians of Color. This is her story.

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Popular LGBT bar closing as downtown Las Vegas rents rise
The longest continually running LGBT bar in Las Vegas closes Saturday, three weeks into Pride month. Bastille on 3rd, or Snick’s Place, has been open since 1976.

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Identity's Phyllis Rhodes: The Grande Dame of the Anchorage gay community 
I’m having a beer with my friend Phyllis Rhodes. Scratch that. I am fan-girling on Phyllis Rhodes because she let me buy her a beer. A gay icon in this city. I don’t just say that to blow smoke up her...

June 17, 2019

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YouTuber Eugene Lee Yang Comes Out as Gay in Emotional Dance Video
"I promise to give my full truth in the rest of my life's work."

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Denver PrideFest 2019: Thousands march in parade marking 50th anniversary of Stonewall
Thousands of people gathered in downtown Denver on Sunday morning to watch the Denver Pride Parade that marched from Cheesman Park down Colfax Avenue to the steps of the rainbow-flag-emblazoned capito...

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Top Gear sprays LGBT pride flag on cars used in Brunei filming
Motoring show makes gesture after hearing of country’s threat to punish gay sex with death by stoning

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50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

June 16, 2019

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Georgia prepares for first LGBT pride amid threats of violence
After being beaten in Tbilisi six years ago, the country’s LGBT activists are ready to be bold

June 15, 2019

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CenterLink CEO Named to South Florida Gay News OUT50
The LGBT center movement is alive and well with new ones popping up in communities around the U.S. Their success is due in part to CenterLink and the leadership of its CEO Lora Tucker.

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Meet MSU’s new LBGT Resource Center director
Days after commencement, Michigan State University hired Jesse Beal to take on the position of director for the LBGT Resource Center.

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First Look: The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is so marvelous you can’t miss it — and that’s the point. Located in the Gordon Square Arts District across the street from its former basement location,...

June 14, 2019

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Why I’m Going to the Iowa City Pride Parade
Everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, but in particular trans people, are facing a lot of pushback against our existence under the current administration. Nationally, healthcare providers who don’t want...

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JetBlue and RuPaul’s Drag Race Bring It to The Runway for World Pride as New York’s Hometown Airline Celebrates Ongoing Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
JetBlue – the Official Airline of Fierce – and RuPaul’s Drag Race Proudly Present Newly Named “Shantay Blue Stay” Aircraft and Fabulous Inflight Feature Video - JetBlue Honors its Commitment to the LG...

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Toast 50 Years of LGBTQIA Liberation and the Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising with WorldPride Benefit Brunch & Open Bar
One celebration not to miss is the 50th NYC Pride March, which takes place on Sunday, June 30, 2019, and commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. UPLYFT Now, a Brooklyn-based ...

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Palm Springs named world's top spot for LGBT seniors to visit, retire
What some may find surprising is that Palm Springs recently was named the world’s best place for LGBTQ seniors to travel to or retire. Other cities on the list, which was created by AARP Travel Center...

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Portland's Q Center experiences a revival with a new pitch: Inclusivity
At its lowest point, Portland’s Q Center was viewed as a microcosm for white-led gentrification overrunning the historically African-American Boise neighborhood in North Portland. 

June 12, 2019

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Louisville Flying High During Colorful Pride Week
Inaugural Rainbow Flags Soaring Over Metro Hall Unite Community -  Louisville’s Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the N...

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Office Hours: LGBTQ+ Representation And Visibility
This is a discussion-based workshop that aligns industry leaders with mentees in intimate micro-mentorship sessions to dissect the complexities of LGBTQ+ inclusion across media, business, and culture....

June 10, 2019

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Digging Into the Messy History of “Latinx” Helped Me Embrace My Complex Identity
In June 2016, a Muslim American man entered Orlando’s Pulse nightclub during its weekly Latin Night and gunned down 49 people, most of them gay or bisexual. In the dizzying aftermath of the tragedy, I...

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Most LGBT-friendly places to retire in America
These U.S. cities have various positives for LGBT retirees, like a strong gay population, an affordable cost of living and a high score with the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Index.

June 09, 2019

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Trading the Noisy Gay Bar Scene for the Knitting Circle
Many gay men in New York are looking for alternative ways to socialize. A look at the surprising revival of the knitting circle.

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50 Years Since Stonewall, Transgender People Are Still Fighting for Their Lives
The 50 years since Stonewall—where trans people were on the frontline—has seen progress and backlash, with the Trump administration determined to pursue policies of discrimination.

June 08, 2019

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Buttigieg urges LGBTQ to turn differences into social change
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told an audience in Iowa on Friday that coming out as gay has empowered him in a way he did not anticipate, and he called on others to harness their di...

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34 Beautiful LGBTQ Wedding Photos That Are Overflowing With Love
Here come the happy tears! The beginning of June marks the start of Pride Month, a time dedicated to honoring the LGBTQ community.

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Americans’ views flipped on gay rights. How did minds change so quickly?
Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, the transformation in attitudes toward gay people stands out among social movements, researchers say.

June 07, 2019

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Dallas Pride Parades On
This year's Dallas Pride Parade was held in the beautiful setting at Fair Park. Photos by Melissa Hennings

June 06, 2019

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Where to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in California
California’s history of LGBTQ activism runs deep. The first LGBTQ business association was founded here in 1962; Laguna Beach was the first city in the U.S. to elect an openly gay mayor; even the icon...

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Laguna Beach for LGBT Travel
A historic arts colony with a long-established gay community, Laguna Beach is Orange County’s leading LGBT city. Stay in such gay-friendly spots as the Surf and Sand Resort, a spectacular oceanfront l...

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Gay Pride Month: Three openly gay winemakers tell their stories
In celebration of Gay Pride Month, we tell the story of three openly gay vintner/winemakers.

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Aiming for "Pride Without Prejudice": A Gay Hollywood Agent's Personal Story
On the 50th anniversary of the NYC Stonewall riots, which launched the gay-rights movement, ICM founding partner Chuck James recounts his career as an at-first-closeted insider, from the William Morri...

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SF's First Black-Owned Gay Bar Offered Refuge from Racism in the '90s Queer Scene
Racism at gay bars prompted Rodney Barnette to open the Eagle Creek Saloon, a story his daughter Sadie Barnette is resurfacing at the Lab.

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Best Drinks for Summer: Vodka Rose Punch Recipe for a Pride Party
How to make Pay It No Mind Punch, a group-ready riff on the vodka soda that’s infused with peach tea and bubbling with ferocious energy—and sparkling wine—in honor of LGBTQ+ trailblazer Marsha P. John...

June 05, 2019

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#Pride50: Toby Jenkins — Oklahomans for Equality CEO
LGBTQ advocate Toby Jenkins served for 16 years as a Baptist minister but couldn’t “pray the gay away.” He also didn’t want to leave his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Instead, he stayed in America’s heartl...

June 04, 2019

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Baseball has an inclusion problem
Last August, I attended my first LGBTQ Pride Night at New York's Citi Field. Queued in the blazing heat to see the Mets play the Atlanta Braves, fans were handed rainbow flags to take into the park. Y...

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Hunky's: a safe space during the dark days of the AIDS crisis + damn good burgers
Hunky’s, with its cheeky name and delicious burgers, was one of the first gay hangouts in Dallas that wasn’t a bar or club.

June 03, 2019

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Activist Niecee X Prepares for Revolution With Vegan Restaurant and Bookstore
It’s a dim day in Dallas when Niecee X turns off the rain-swept streets into the parking lot of Desta, an East Dallas Ethiopian restaurant. The eatery is a typical haunt for the 29-year-old Niecee X, ...

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Through the doors of the Q Center
 Through the doors of the Q Center - ‘We enter the conversation of justice through the lens of sexuality and gender’

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Pride march celebrates LGBT community in Waterloo region
The event capped off more than a week of celebrations hosted by tri-Pride, a non-profit LGBTQ organization that hosts pride events across Waterloo region.

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New York State WorldPride Welcome Center to open right near historic Stonewall Inn
The LGBT Community Center Executive Director Glennda Testone also acknowledges the significance of WorldPride being held in NYC this year.

June 02, 2019

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Gayming Magazine to Help The LGBTQ+ Community Level Up!
Gayming Magazine will be the go-to online resource for the LGBTQ+ video game community, providing news, reviews and stories about the video games world. The online magazine was introduced to industry ...

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Thousands expected as Sonoma County Pride festival begins
About 4,500 people are expected at the three-day event to kick off Pride Month in June. The festival includes a Saturday parade through downtown Santa Rosa.

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Santa Monica Goes Big at Its First Pride Celebration
The inspiration for SaMo Pride, Downtown Santa Monica’s first Pride celebration came from an unexpected source—their holiday lights. During the 2018 holiday season, they installed a rainbow of colored...

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South Korea's pride parade marks 20 years in blaze of colour

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Sonoma County Pride festival and parade draw thousands to Santa Rosa
The 32nd annual gay pride event has doubled in size from last year, drawing twice as many parade participants and viewers to downtown Santa Rosa.

May 31, 2019

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Pride in Our People: Profiles in Local LGBTQ Activism
It's hard to believe that the Stonewall Riots in New York City, an event that most mark as the birth of the gay rights movement, was only 50 years ago. The year after Stonewall, the first LA Pride cel...

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LGBTQIA+ Game Streaming Event Summer of Pride Begins Tomorrow
Summer of Pride, a season-long streaming celebration of LGBTQIA+ games, developers, and streamers, kicks off tomorrow on the MidBoss Twitch channel.

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2TravelDads share their adventures and travel tips
A Suquamish couple's love for traveling with their kids has turned them in to a social media sensation.

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Nearly half of LGBTQ workers fear being "out" can hurt their careers
Fears of discrimination persist, from being passed over for promotion to even getting fired, Glassdoor survey finds

May 30, 2019

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Landmarks Calendars Six LGBT Historic Sites for Consideration
The six buildings are up for consideration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. On May 14, 2019, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a calendaring hearing for five buildings...

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Glam-rock musical 'The View UpStairs' celebrates vibrant gay community in New Orleans
Set in the UpStairs Lounge, a real-life French Quarter gay bar destroyed in a 1973 arson attack, the musical is directed by SpeakEasy founder and producing artistic director Paul Daigneault in a produ...

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San Fernando powers LGBT through 'Fiesta Queen'
A NEW edition of Miss Gay Fernandina Fiesta Queen was staged on May 27 at Heroes Hall, as the City of San Fernando continues to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Phyllis Harris, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland executive director
Like women everywhere, women in Greater Cleveland face barriers in the professional sphere. So cleveland.com reached out to some of the region’s most influential women, those who because of their hard...

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Pride Center of Vermont hosts 21st Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration
Radio, podcast and television hosts were among the community members recognized at Pride Center of Vermont's 21st Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration on Friday. This year, the organization sought to h...

May 29, 2019

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Why are some places gay-friendly and not others?
Attitudes towards gay people are more tolerant in some countries, but others buck the trend.

May 28, 2019

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Toronto's Second City to host entirely queer sketch comedy show
'A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza' is a queer dream come true.

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Wrightwood 659 In Chicago Exhibits Queer Art Curated By Jonathan David Katz
The show features nearly 500 works in mediums ranging from video art to collage to photography.

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Fear of LGBT-inclusive lessons harks back to 80s, says Peter Tatchell
Veteran campaigner rounds on government for lack of guidance to schools after Birmingham parent protests

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Disneyland Paris takes over its gay pride event. Will U.S. parks do the same?
Disneyland Paris announced it will officially take charge of an event June 1 for LGBTQ customers. Other Disney parks are less involved.

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Seattle LGBTQ police liaison trains other departments on bridging communication gaps
Jim Ritter serves as a full-time LGBTQ liaison for the Seattle Police Department — one of the only departments in the country to have a full-time employee dedicated to bridging the gap between police ...

May 27, 2019

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University of Winnipeg Two-Spirit Archives a first in Canada
The decades-long history of the two-spirit movement here in Manitoba and throughout North America is now being saved and preserved at the University of Winnipeg Archives.

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How can the city better serve its LGBTQ+ community? Montreal wants to know
Montreal officials want to better understand the needs of the city's LGBTQ+ community and how it can better serve them. To reach that goal, the city has launched an extensive online survey available f...

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Thousands Gather at 3rd Annual Pride Visalia to Promote Equality
Close to 4,000 people were at the Old Courtyard in Visalia to celebrate the LGBT Community on Saturday during the 3rd Annual Pride Visalia. 

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50 years ago, I graduated from West Point and covered the Stonewall uprising for the Village Voice
It’s not as incongruous as it seems considering our history since then. We've come too far to get dragged back

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Tennessee mothers discuss raising LGBT kids in a state set to 'legalize hate'
Republican lawmakers have introduced six anti-LGBT bills, which the Tennessee Equality Project has dubbed the Slate of Hate

May 24, 2019

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After years of fierce debate, Taiwan celebrates the first same-sex weddings in Asia
Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couple...

May 23, 2019

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Jonathan Van Ness Invites Colorado of Masterpiece Cakeshop Case to Wedding in Seattle
The star will wed a Seattle couple in Seattle during Pride

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Despite Funding Shortfall, Columbia Center's Queer Prom Will Go On 
The Queer Prom falls under the umbrella of the Center’s Youth Out Loud program, which creates events for LGBTQ youth from ages 11-19 to attend and find support and friendship. In a typical month, the ...

May 21, 2019

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Hong Kong’s MTR Corp and Airport Authority to display Cathay Pacific same-sex ad after LGBT outcry
Reversals came less than 24 hours after advertisement featuring a gay couple holding hands on a beach was banned by the two transport operators.

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What to see and do in NYC for World Pride this June
Take a walking tour, visit LGBTQ history and art exhibitions, take advantage of special hotel deals.

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