Bedazzlers: The Cockettes in Print: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy 1969-1972

With genderfuck high drag spontaneity and an abundance of glitter as their bottom line, the members of this ever-expanding assemblage of lavender post-hippiedom somehow managed to find each other in the Haight.  https://www.ebar.com/arts_&culture/books//290687/bedazzlers:_the_cockettes_in_print:_acid_drag&_sexual_anarchy_1969-1972

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Navigating Queer Realities in School Libraries

ALA Midwinter Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM This session, presented by Rae-Anne Montague of Chicago University’s Department of Information Studies, will explore effective practices for school librarians in collection development, instruction, online resources, programs, and events to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ individuals and groups. ┬áIf you are free for this session, please join […]

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Rainbow Round Table 50th Anniversary Celebration (RRT)

Join the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQIA+ group in the nation, originally known as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, and later as GLBTRT, in celebrating our 50th year! Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 28, 2020. This is a ticketed event. Rainbow Round […]

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Allee Willis, Hall of Fame songwriter and beloved L.A. eclectic, dead at 72

Willis was inducted last year into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for her decades of work crafting songs that stretched from pop and rock to R&B and soul and were recorded by myriad artists also including Ray Charles, Sister Sledge, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams and Pet Shop Boys. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-12-26/allee-willis-obituary-friends-remember-songwriter

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Noted Publisher and Editor Bill Cohen has Died

An early steward of LGBTQ studies and queer academic inquiry, Cohen is known for co-founding (along with Patrick Mcloughlin) the highly regarded Haworth Press, a publishing venture that specialized in producing scholarly journals and trade books. https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/rem/12/14/noted-publisher-and-editor-bill-cohen-has-died/

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Cooking at the intersection of food and Queer Culture

The end of the year often finds many of us cooking and sharing food. If you are interested in the intersection of food and queer culture, check out these two journals. Jarry “celebrates the meeting of food and queer culture,” according to a piece in the New York Times. Founded in 2015 by Lukas Volger […]

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Daniel C. Cochran died on December 1, 2019 at the age of 73. Dan was a ground-breaking pioneer for African- Americans and gay people on Wall Street

Dan is survived by his spouse, Greg Sutphin, his beloved companion of over fifty years. Dan was also involved in major fundraising efforts for the Human Rights Campaign and for Lamba Legal https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-cochran&pid=194628525

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Puerto Rican Astrologer Walter Mercado Dies at 87

Walter Mercado was known and loved in the US and Latin America for his astrology readings and predictions.  He first became well known in Puerto Rico as an actor and dancer and moved to South Florida in the early 1990s.  There, he joined Univision and began a new career with new fame, delivering horoscopes, always […]

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