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Plan your weekend get-a-way now. This year’s 2019 Spring Awakening Music Festival will have more than 90 artists that will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum. The impressive artist lineup brings some crowd pleasers to the stage like Galantis, DJ Snake, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Rezz, […]

For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers, a welcoming place to stay is perhaps the single most important element of planning a trip. With summer just around the corner and Pride celebrations just about to begin CNN posted a story we thought you would enjoy. The Best LGBT-Friendly Hotels https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/best-lgbtq-friendly-hotels/index.html

HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING RISES IN CHILDREN WHEN LGBT RIGHTS GET PUBLICLY DEBATED Children endure from more homophobic bullying when LGBT rights are publicly debated, according to researchers. The authors of the study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at the results of surveys completed between 2001 and 2014 by almost 5 million middle- and high-school students […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “Why can’t you do it? Why can’t you set your monkey free? Always giving into it. Do you love your monkey or do you love me?” “Monkey” George Michael Recently, I was in the mood for comedy instead of horror. I chose the movie “Victor/Victoria” because it has been eons since […]

The Scrabble dictionary has updated its list of approved words for the first time since 2015. Among the 2,800 new words, players can use are genderqueer, cisgender, transphobia, and the pronoun ze, which could be a game changer for Scrabble players considering it’s only the third approved two-letter z word in Scrabble history, according to […]

Operators of the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium in Kerry, Ireland, recently announced that the majority of penguins they care for are in same-sex relationships. Eight of the 15 Gentoo penguins are paired with partners of the same sex, reports the Irish Mirror. While gay penguins are not a new phenomenon — or any animal mating with […]

San Francisco’s first LGBTQ fire chief, Jeanine Nicholson, was just sworn into office. Despite San Francisco’s long history of a gay haven, no out firefighter ever rose to the top post in the department, according to the SF Gate. “I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by Mayor Breed for this role and […]

Story by Chuck Tackett According to the Meriam Webster Dictionary, the word “disability” is defined as ” a physical, a mental, cognitive, or developmental condition that impairs, interferes with or limits a person’s ability to engage in certain tasks or actions or participation in typical daily activities or interactions.” These days it is politically correct […]

“Dancing in the Living Room” shows the Kansas-born artist and a boyfriend sharing a tender embrace. Country singer-songwriter Cameron Hawthorn surprised fans last week by dropping a heartwarming music video reflecting his authentic self. The retro-styled “Dancing in the Living Room,” above, shows couples of varying ages, races and genders swaying gently in time with […]

Madonna has released many songs that are anthems for the LGBTQ community — but her latest, “I Rise,” was penned specifically for marginalized people. “I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind,” she said about the release […]


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