Crosswalks now rainbows in Chicago’s Boystown

Rainbows have always been a symbol of the GLBTQ community and during the Pride month of June rainbows can be seen even more. In Chicago, Illinois in “Boystown,” a popular neighborhood on the northside, the chamber of commerce there decided to paint rainbows throughout the crosswalks. “Boystown” now has many crosswalks that are painted in […]

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Writer Hilary Sloin dies at her home in Ashfield, Massachusetts

Essayist, playwright and novelist Hilary Sloin died on June 11, 2019 at her home in Ashfield, Massachusetts of an apparent suicide.   She studied creative writing at Marlboro College and received a graduate degree in playwriting from NYU.  She was 55 years old and a co-owner Stray Dog Antiques.  In 2014, Sloin’s only complete novel, Art on Fire, received the Stonewall-Barbara Gittings Literature Award from the […]

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Recommendations for Pride Month

We hope you’re having an EXCELLENT pride month! Recently, Oprah Magazine came out with an excellent list of LGBTQ books, as recommended by LGBTQ authors. Allison Bechdel recommends Word is Out, Gerard Conley recommends Nightwood, and Nicole Dennis-Benn recommends Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, among others. Here is a link to the slideshow: […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

‘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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LGBTQIA+ World News

Cuba’s parade against homophobia is cancelled; Brunei extends the moratorium on the death penalty (by stoning) for sex between men; the Democratic Unionist Party elects its first gay candidate to parliament Cuban LGBT Community Calls Out Government for Canceling Parade Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex First openly gay DUP candidate […]

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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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LGBTQIA+ World News

Transgender Pakistanis can serve as police; the President of Brazil is worried about gay tourism; and the first Armenian trans woman to speak to parliament gets death threats. Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province Bolsonaro: Brazil must not become ‘gay tourism paradise’ Armenian MPs call for trans activist to be burned alive after […]

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