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Acquatics Competition brings international LGBTQ+ athletes to New York City to join historic WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebration The 25th International LGBTQ+ Aquatics (IGLA) Championships will bring 1500 swimmers to New York City in June 2019.  The event will coincide with the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, marking the global impact of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

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‘Lavender Scare’ bill seeks to address midcentury employee terminations for sexual orientation discrimination Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would call for a “review all employee terminations that occurred after January 1, 1950, to determine who was wrongfully terminated owing to their sexual orientation, whether real or perceived.” Called the  Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration Act, or […]

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Mormon College Valedictorian Comes Out As Gay In Viral Graduation Speech | TODAY Matt Easton, this year’s valedictorian at Brigham Young University, used part of his commencement ceremony address to come out as a gay man.  Saying that he is proud to be a “gay son of God,” Easton’s speech was approved by the Dean’s […]

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A Tribute to Hector Xtravaganza

Hector Xtravaganza died from lymphoma on Dec. 30 at the age of 53. Friends, colleagues and family gathered on Saturday March 9, 2019 at  El Museo del Barrio to pay tribute to Hector. Hector was an original member of the House of Xtravaganza, and was also known as a community activist, dancer, designer, and mentor.  Mayor Bill […]

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Disappointing Result at United Methodist General Conference

At the 2019 United Methodist General Conference held in St. Louis, delegates voted 438 to 384 to advance the Traditional Plan, rejecting plans that would ease the restrictions on gay clergy and gay marriage.  The rejected plans would have allowed individual congregations to decided for themselves on LGBT issues. Some congregants feel this may split the UMC church. United […]

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Artist Profile: Margo Rivera-Weiss

In this series I profile artists from local LGBTQIA communities across the country.  Artists who are known in their local communities are part of what makes a community vibrant.  They are our touchstones for culture and memories, and influence the larger culture in ways that are difficult to pinpoint; ways that become apparent only in […]

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