Category Archives: local GLBT News

Ark. City Celebrates Same-Sex Married Couple with a Wedding Reception

From an Out In Eureka press release: Eureka Springs, AR plans ‘Married To Equality’ wedding reception for LGBT newlyweds. The first city in Arkansas to officially endorse marriage equality and the first in which same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses in … Continue reading

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LGBT History in Mural Format

Wells Fargo bank highlights the unveiling of a new 102 foot long mural that wraps around a West Hollywood branch on it’s Wells Fargo Stories blog: The mural features images of early gay pride marches, gay bars, the Chateau Marmont … Continue reading

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Allentown, Penn. to get LGBT Community Center

Though just when and where remains to be seen. From The Morning Call: Allentown is the largest LGBT community in the state that doesn’t have a central, physical community center, said activist Adrian Shanker, who’s leading the campaign. “The idea … Continue reading

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Welcome To Eureka Springs, Arkansas’s Marriage Equality Frontier Town

Weeks before it landed itself on the map as being the first town in Arkansas to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Eureka Springs was profiled in the Advocate.com as being the “gayest small town in America you’ve never heard … Continue reading

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Gay Arab-Americans Find Room Of Their Own In NYC

Though in our mind’s ideal Utopia, we like to view ourselves as being homogeneous; with no real differences from person to person. The reality is that there are things specific to our heritage and culture outside of our gay identity … Continue reading

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LGBT Youth Share Stories at Imperial Valley College Conference

From California’s Imperial Valley Press: Imperial Valley College’s LGBTQ Club hosted a conference Saturday for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual, or who may be questioning their own identity. Subjects discussed included gender identity, religion and sexuality, … Continue reading

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Housing Discrimination one of Equality Louisiana’s Legislation Agenda Items for 2014

From Louisiana State University’s The Daily Reveille: Legislative assistant Michael Beyer said Rep. Jared Brossett is also working with EQLA to address housing discrimination against LGBT people. Beyer said many LGBT groups do not focus as vehemently on housing and … Continue reading

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Two North Philly Residents Hope to Build Safe House for LGBT Youth

Two North Philadelphia residents, Rusty Doll and Lisa Sipes, have been pouring resources into renovating a rowhouse for the use of homeless LGBT youth. Doll had originally purchased the home for his own use, but an encounter with a young, … Continue reading

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Beaumont, Texas Planning First Pride Celebration

From beaumontenterprise.com: Details of the envisioned event are sketchy, but the hope is to stage an event that is family-friendly by day with adult entertainment at night. The event “is our opportunity show Southeast Texas that we’re proud of who … Continue reading

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La. Legislature May Take Up Anti-Discrimination Bill

While a lot of focus in early 2014 has been on legislation that furthers discrimination, New Orleans Gambit reports on a more positive legislation effort coming to the Bayou State’s chambers: A no-stone-left-unturned approach is being taken by Rep. Austin … Continue reading

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