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She, he or they: Tampa Bay bars train to better serve LGBTQ customers
Workplace classes about navigating pronouns, gender identity and sexual orientation are getting more popular in the local customer service scene.
August 23, 2019
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Gay shopkeeper stands his ground in a Central Valley town, carving out space for others
Gil Ramirez — chin up, chest out and wearing a big, red flower pinned to his black-and-white-striped sweater — crossed the main street. Three men in a car flung Spanish slurs for "gay man." "Thank you, but you're not my type," Ramirez yelled back with a shrug. Another group of men standing outside the pool hall (Mendota's version of a Greek chorus, always offering commentary on...
August 22, 2019
  
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New LGBT Center Coming to Greensboro
Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community in Greensboro will soon have a new place to gather. The new center will be larger and more current than the current center, and boasts more accessibility with its ground floor location.
July 18, 2019
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Giovanni’s Room and the Fate of LGBT Bookstores in a Dying Industry
Among the first four LGBT bookstores in this country, only Giovanni’s Rooms in Philadelphia remains.
July 11, 2019
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LGBT-friendly bars to drink at in New Orleans: Gambit's Big Bar Guide 2019
Somewhere under the rainbow.
June 24, 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.
June 22, 2019
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   #QPOC
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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.
June 22, 2019
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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 skirt: I’ve always recognized Phyllis as a mentor. The Grande Dame of the Anchorage gay community. A very passionate leader and an activist. Is activist the right word? Stay tuned.
June 22, 2019
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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.
June 15, 2019
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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, the new two-story center carries pops of color in every room, a public parking lot and large wrap-around windows to maximize visibility for Cleveland’s LGBTQ community.
June 15, 2019
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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 14, 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.
June 09, 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 heartland and became one its proudest gay rights advocates.
June 05, 2019
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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 04, 2019
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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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June 03, 2019

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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.
May 30, 2019
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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 work, integrity and vision, have risen to the top ranks of leadership. These leaders are the among the most powerful, connected leaders in Northeast Ohio -- in business, philanthropy and public servi...
May 30, 2019
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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 honor Vermont media that "helps shape the narrative of LGBTQ+ lives in Vermont and bring voices to the movers and shakers who are making our state a better place."
May 30, 2019
  
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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 and the LGBTQ community.
May 28, 2019
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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 for the next month.
May 27, 2019
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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 center might host a zipline outing, or a craft day, or, as they did in February, an Anti-Valentine’s Day party.
May 23, 2019
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Pride Center Readies Emerald Ball and Icon Awards Brunch Events
Organizers at Pride Center San Antonio are busy readying two fundraising events, the Emerald Ball on May 25 and the Icon Awards Brunch on June 2.
May 11, 2019
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Best Gay Bars in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors 2019
Bars and clubs such as Georgie's Alibi, Ramrod, and Rumors are safe spaces where gay people gather for drinks, drag, and dancing.
April 30, 2019
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New hub for queer and trans youth is 'first of its kind' in Regina, says UR Pride Centre
A new space in downtown Regina will be a hub for queer and trans youth — one that organizers hope will help combat problems like depression and underemployment amongst this population.
April 27, 2019
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