Monthly Archives: June 2014

Management Buys Gay Newlyweds Dinner

With stories coming about eateries and their homophobia toward gay customers in places like Texas and Mississippi, here’s a positive story from The Huffington Post to remind ya that there is still good in the world and that we are … Continue reading

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How I Judge Conchita Wurst

When I first heard about singer Conchita Wurst, I saw a photo of her and thought to myself, ‘She doesn’t really look like she sings country music.’ The gown she had on was way to haute cocktail dress for what … Continue reading

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HIV PSA Creates Message from Historical LGBT Footage

Ryan Murphy, who directed HBO’s television movie version of The Normal Heart, created the below HIV Public Service Announcement using historical footage. From the YouTube descprition: “The Fight Continues” examines prejudice and homophobia — topics as relevant now as they … Continue reading

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Social Networking Sites Provide Something Dating Sites Can’t – The Real You

The Washington Post reports on of social applications like Facebook and Twitter being the new matchmaking services. The article notes that the appeal of these sites over a more structured dating site provides a better insight of a person over … Continue reading

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LGBT Profile: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Advocate magazine gives us a profile piece on the woman who helped to write Houston’s successful anti-discrimination ordinance: Parker’s résumé helps explain how she combines liberal social policies with fiscal conservatism. While gradually growing more prominent as a community activist, … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: You Could Be Honored on a Postage Stamp

Here they are in person, the postage stamps that honor Harvey Milk, gay rights activist and political pioneer. The post office that I purchased these from said that I got the last sheet and that they had been selling out. … Continue reading

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D.C.’s Subway System Sports Pride Flag

This was a pleasant surprise on my commute. METRO, Washington, D.C.’s subway system is sporting the gay pride flag on the informational displays above station manager kiosks. Washington, D.C.’s Pride Celebration ends on June 8 with the street festival on … Continue reading

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ISO Transgender/Gender-Non Conforming Subjects for Photo Project

The Huffington Post reports on a new photography project by Rhys Harper entitled “The Transcending Gender Project.” The Project is currently seeking self-identified transgender or gender non-conforming persons willing to be photographed and share their stories in an effort to … Continue reading

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Help Catch D.C.’s LGBT Newspaper Vandal

From The Washington Blade: For more than two years, one or more vandals have been damaging Blade distribution boxes throughout the city, breaking the windows or the clips on the boxes and removing and in some cases disposing in nearby … Continue reading

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How ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Came to Be

Rolling Stone magazine has an extensive interview with numerous people who were involved with the creation, staging and filmmaking of Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Michael Mayer (Director, Hedwig on Broadway): John and I had done a play together at … Continue reading

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