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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 […]

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s proposal to ban transgender troops from military service last week, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Wrabel joined a team of musicians to create a video for Billboard & GLAAD to support trans rights. He continues to champion the issue with the moving music video for “The Village” which follows a […]

Newsbeat reporter Michael Baggs wrote an interesting article that we thought we would share. All rights go to BBC News. WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame You might have missed it, but Marvel introduced their first LGBT character in Avengers: Endgame. Read Full Article

The 60-year-old pop icon turned heads as she walked to her table at the Hilton Midtown on Saturday night, before taking the stage to celebrate her three decades of advocacy work in the LGBTQ community. “Why have I always fought for change? That’s a hard question to answer. It’s like trying to explain the importance […]


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