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June 18, 2018

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Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Proudly Gay
Amandla Stenberg comes out as gay in a new interview with Wonderland magazine and follows up the news with great advice.
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Thousands March For LGBT Rights In Kyiv
Thousands of activists have marched in Ukraine's capital, marking an annual celebration of gay and lesbian rights that has been marred by violence in the past.
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'Legends of Tomorrow's Keiynan Lonsdale Hopes to See More LGBT Diversity in Superhero Films
Over the years, mainstream media have been gradually making advancements in LGBT representation, and one actor is hopeful about what that will mean for the superhero genre.Keiynan Lonsdale, who portra...
9 hours ago

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Toronto's most iconic queer theatre turns 40
After decades of cabaret nights, drag shows, and nearly 1,000 onstage productions, Buddies in Bad Times – Canada's most active and most prolifi
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LGBT Chamber: 10 Years of Networking in San Antonio
With 65 members and a new board, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce has set its major goals for the coming year.
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9 Must-See LGBT Anime
Nine must-see LGBT anime that explore the struggles, relationships, and gender identity issues of the LGBT community.
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What it’s like growing up with an LGBT parent, in their kids’ own words
“Because I was two when my dad came out, my view of the world was always acceptance, always love”
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Sustainable Surfaces & Hero Flooring Officially Certified LGBT Business Enterprise by NGLCC
Hero Flooring® and parent company Sustainable Surfaces are proud to announce their certification as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE®) through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier D...
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At Denver PrideFest parade, celebrations drown out Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cakeshop decision
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who denied a same-sex couple a wedding cake. But on Sunday, the decision was largely drowned out by a marching band playing &qu...
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As plans take shape for national LGBT museum, Islanders reflect on local history
As plans for the country's first LGBT museum take shape in Ottawa, some Islanders are taking stock of what possible contributions might come from P.E.I., and reflecting on how far they've come.
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June 17, 2018

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Jim Toy Made LGBT History – and He's Not Done Fighting
In 1971, Jim Toy founded the Human Sexuality Office at the University of Michigan with lesbian activist Cyndi Gair: an LGBT first. Now aged 88, he's still fighting for equality.

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Pensacola LGBT community comes far from days rainbow flag first raised
The progress of the LGBTQ community since the rainbow flag first was unfurled in 1978, is the focus of this year’s PensacolaPRIDE.

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South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg ties knot in same-sex marriage
South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is now a married man.

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Saga of same-sex marriage in California: It’s legal, but it hasn’t been without a fight
June is big month for marriage and particularly legislation on same-sex marriage.

June 16, 2018

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A Very Queer Street Art Movement Is Spreading Across the US
Self-labeled “queer street artists” are increasingly talking back against homophobia and claiming a share of ownership in public space through subversive and explicitly queer imagery.

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The Bronx Celebrates LGBTQ Pride This Weekend
Celebrate all weekend long with brunch, a drink-and-draw, panels, and a march.

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Portland Police promotes first transgender officer to captain
Her promotion coencides with Pride Week to highlight her accomplishments with the bureau and the community.

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Palm Springs Councilmember Lisa Middleton to be honored by CA LGBT Caucus
Middleton, the first transgender person to be elected to a non-judicial office in California, will be honored by the Legislature's LGBT Caucus on Monday.

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Costa releases rainbow cups to celebrate LGBT Pride Month
Coffee chain Costa Coffee has released limited-edition rainbow cups at several of its UK stores in celebration of LGBT Prid

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He's professional boxing's first openly gay athlete — and Chicago's honoring him at Pride, Puerto Rican parades
As the first openly gay professional boxer winds down his career, Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz wants to be a mentor to aspiring boxers so that they not only become fierce fighters but are also true to t...

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San Francisco Pride 2018: Here's what you need to know
Read our guide to Pride, with transportation and parking tips, the parade route, information on entertainment and more about this annual celebration.

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Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs hosts a live showcase of LGBTQ artists
"District of Pride" showcases queer artists in the D.C. area

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Greater Fort Lauderdale further solidifies itself as major LGBT tourism hub
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County opened the area’s first LGBT+ Visitor Center to showcase attractions of interest to LGBT+ visitors.

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New LGBT+ visitor center to be dedicated in Wilton Manors
A new LGBT+ Visitor Center is being dedicated Thursday, co-located with the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce in Wilton Manors.

June 15, 2018

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Canada Finally Has A Queer Heritage Minute
There’s no need to explain to Canadians how important Heritage Moments are to the national psyche. The one minute videos, which have been made since the 90s by Historica Canada, teach us our nation's ...

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SF Bay Times, City's First Newspaper Produced Jointly by Gay Men and Women, Celebrates 40th Anniversary
The first paper in San Francisco to have both gay men and lesbians on its staff, the San Francisco Bay Times continues to be a leading LGBTQ voice.

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For Pride Week at the Joyce Theater, a Painful Look Back
The Joyce Theater is an art deco neon landmark in the heart of Chelsea, long one of New York’s gay enclaves. Formerly a movie house (it opened in 1941), the Joyce was reborn as a dance theater in 1982...

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England’s Football Association Backs LGBT Fans at the World Cup in Russia
The FA, the governing sport body in England, is endorsing special LGBT Pride flags and scarves at the World Cup in Russia, after an alleged attack and the arrest of Peter Tatchell.

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The LGBT community is generationally fractured, but one organization thinks it can fix that
Keeping up with younger generations of queer people has been a struggle for 72-year-old Hector Zuazo

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Freedom Festival, LGBTQ groups reach compromise on July 4 parade
One day after rejecting the applications of all five LGBTQ-serving groups seeking to participate in the July 4 parade, the Freedom Festival has reached a compromise that will allow the

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China’s transgenders ‘step forward’ from the shadows
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 transgenders.

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Transgender woman can change gender on birth certificate in Queensland without a divorce

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A New Frontier: Looking Inside Country Music's Wave of Acceptance for the LGBTQ Community
Over the last decade, the country music industry has been under a quiet shift toward greater diversity and acceptance of queer artists and fans from around the globe. From international country phenom...

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Traverse City Hosts Largest Pride March in Michigan

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Grand Rapids Pride Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Pride Festival
Rob Sparks attended his first Pride Festival in 2016 in Grand Rapids, shortly after relocating to the city for a job with MIX 95.7. “It was crazy. It was a very cool experience,” he said. “I think tha...

June 14, 2018

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TV ad in governor's race and PBS film sound similar themes on gay life, love
In this month honoring the LGBT communities, messages about the profound ways in which politics and our personal lives connect seem especially relevant. A 30-second political ad and a two-hour, high-e...

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Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents
Three years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in every state, but the LDS Church still hasn’t listed same-sex couples in its massive genealogy databank.

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Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates its 20th anniversary
Asheville was a very different place in 1998: There was no Blue Ridge Pride and what LGBTQ community existed was not entirely out and loud, much less well-connected. Despite all that, the North Caroli...

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A Guide to Mumbai's Diverse LGBTQ+ Arts Scene
Just below the surface, the city's LGBTQ+ dance, music and nightlife communities are thriving.

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The Trans Pride March Is Both a Celebration and a Reminder To Stay Vigilant
A Q&A with Greater Portland Trans Unity.

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China’s transgender people ‘step forward’ from the shadows
Surgeon Zhao Yede says he performs about 200 gender reassignment operations a year

June 13, 2018

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Assemblyman Reed Gusciora becomes Trenton’s first openly gay mayor in historic win
Several years ago, Trenton earned the dubious distinction of being the least gay-friendly city in New Jersey.

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Eleven Years and Multiple Venue Changes Later, Blow Pony Remains Portland’s Wildest LGBTQ Dance Party
In its punky spirit, and Blow Pony quickly became one of Portland’s most welcomingly freaky gatherings.

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Best Gay Bars In New York City According to Yelpers
Whether you're looking to celebrate after Pride Parade NYC or a go-to watering hole, these are the best gay bars in New York City, Yelpers say.

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Baltimore VA works to embrace LGBT veterans who have long felt unwelcome by the military
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the health system for former military personnel, thinks sentiments like this are keeping many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans from using their ...

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5 Big Threats to the Best LGBT Retirement
Like all Americans, lesbians and gays are not immune to the looming retirement crisis. We also face a slew of additional challenges when compared to our straight counterparts. We also enjoy many adv...

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#MeToo reminder: lesbians can be sexual harassers, too.
We don’t always like to talk about it, but blind solidarity can hinder the search for justice.

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AgencyEA Joins Forces with Pandora for Chicago Pride Parade Activation
AgencyEA, a global award-winning brand experience agency, announced today a partnership with Pandora, the renowned music streaming and internet radio company. The two companies will recognize and cele...

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NC professor honored for healthcare research in transgender community
Scott Rhodes, professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine and member of the LGBT community, has been working to improve health of those in the Latinx and transgender community. His 15 years teaching a...

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The UK Government Set To Take Part In Pride Activities Across The Americas
The British Government will celebrate LGBT rights by participating in local Pride events in 26 cities across the Americas (including the US, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile) this year, as p...

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The Barneys New York Foundation Launches #WhatPrideMeansToMe Campaign for Pride Month to Benefit The Center
NEW YORK, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barneys New York Foundation Launches #WhatPrideMeansToMe Campaign for Pride Month to Benefit The Center.

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First Person: Strengthening North County's Gay Community
Max Disposti remembers speaking with North County politicians and school board members a decade ago, hoping to get support for initiatives to increase the gay community’s visibility in the area. Inste...

June 12, 2018

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Feeling isolated or alone, even when the rest of the world is coming together for PRIDE
As we all begin to celebrate the various PRIDE celebrations throughout the country, it seems that all our news-feeds are displaying stories of solidarity, coming together and supporting each other as ...

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'Pride for the Masses' provides space for LGBTQ artists
On June 8 and 9, "I Heart Local Music" coordinated a Pride-themed event at Jackpot Music Hall called "Pride for the Masses" featuring local LGBTQ artists and performers.

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New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus "This is Me".
The New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus is announcing its annual pride concert, entitled "This is Me." 

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New Heritage Minute tells story of LGBT couple's fight for legal recognition
Historica Canada and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity will unveil the first Heritage Minute about the struggle for LGBT rights at the Glad Day bookstore Tuesday evening.

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Houston takes the cake for LGBT Pride month
LGBT-proud cakes and cookies are offered by Three Brothers Bakery and Kenny & Ziggy's for Pride Month; Houston's Pride celebrations will be June 23

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LGBT Pride-themed food, drinks around the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Pride is a few weeks away. Show your pride with rainbow pasta, macarons and that Harvey Milkshake.

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How to Talk to Your Child About Families with Gay Parents
If you're struggling to teach your child that family is family and one combination of genders isn’t better than the other, check out our tips.

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Bisexual Democrat hopes “blue wave” will wipe out anti-LGBT Republican congressman
Katie Hill would be California’s first openly bisexual congressperson

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Gay Miami Mexican Immigrant Sues Border Protection for Misconduct
Before deporting anyone, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are supposed to ask refugees, asylum seekers, and anyone else they meet at the nation's borders whether they're fleeing persecution i...

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Adoption, Foster Care Agencies That Shun LGBTQ People Get Millions From Taxpayers
“If you’re receiving taxpayer funding, then whether or not you’re able to discriminate shouldn’t even be on the table,” one LGBTQ advocate said.

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For Taiwan, a Year to Go to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
There are 25 countries in the world where same-sex couples can get married. Taiwan is not yet one.

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County Pride Center Receives $200K
“What better way to kick off Pride Weekend and celebrate the LGBTQ community then with presenting the Pride Center with this critical funding. We have come a long way, but statistics continue to show ...

June 11, 2018

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Gay boomers look ahead to an old age colored by uncertainty and the help of friends
Some gay and lesbian baby boomers lack the extended family networks that straight people can count on to provide inter-generational support, relying instead on their peers.

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LGBT Latino artists express their diversity and creativity in an exhibit traveling across Texas
The word maricón is no longer an insult — at least for a group of Latino LGBT artists who want to embrace the word, just as queer has been accepted...

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Motor City Pride parade highlights largest LGBTQ gathering in Michigan
Whistles and cheers echoed through Downtown Detroit Sunday afternoon as the Motor City Pride parade made its way toward Hart Plaza despite the misting rain.

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Transgender teen and his mom bringing support group to western Newfoundland
Blair and Gerri-Lynn Curtis found a St. John's-based group so helpful they decided to start their own.

June 10, 2018

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Chef Susan Feniger Takes Pride in the LA LGBT Center
Next spring the Los Angeles LGBT Center will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary with the opening of the Anita May Rosenstein Campus and a multi-million dollar major expansion directly across the street f...

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Despite Trump, transgender veterans honor their own
President Donald Trump has made clear his opposition to transgender Americans serving in the military, but that didn't deter transgender veterans from laying a wreath on hallowed ground: the Tomb of t...

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LGBT Pride Month 2018: 50 Gay Rights Movement Pioneers You Need to Know
Who are these pioneers? What did they do and why does it matter? We rounded up 50 amazing pioneers of the LGBT rights movement in commemoration of Pride.

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Longview festival celebrates area's LGBT community
Kait Sprecher says she’s allowed to be herself and finds a place of support at the Longview Pride Festival.

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Thousands march for LGBT rights in pride parades across Europe
Marchers protest against discrimination in Italy, Poland and Latvia

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Drag pageant helps kick off 2018 Pride Festival in Kalamazoo
An intricate astronaut costume and rousing performance of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" won the judges over in favor of contestant Ricky J.

June 09, 2018

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Tel Aviv Diary: Pride Week Shows That Israel Is Both An Occupying Country And One of World's Most Liberal Societies
Between protests in Gaza, arson kites, a cancelled game with Argentina and an enormous Pride parade, Israel remains a study in contradictions.

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