Perspective on LA Pride

While other cities around the world are celebrating Pride with special emphasis on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, LA pride is billing this year’s celebration as, “…a free block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, rides, attractions, beer gardens and more…,” with no mention of Stonewall in any of the publicity material. This op-ed […]

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For Your Consideration: LGBTQIA+ Superheroes

In honor of the opening of Avengers: Endgame, in theaters this weekend, below is an interesting look at a dozen LGBTQIA+ Superheroes from the Marvel and DC Universes. The article includes information on the first same-sex marriage in comics, the surprising origin story for Batwoman and more. While this contributor will be staying away from […]

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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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LGBTQIA+ World News

Poland’s nationalist party uses LGBT rights as a wedge issue; the Irish PM stands up to Pence against discrimination; Botswana’s high court will hear a challenge to current law criminalizing gay sex. Poland’s ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront Irish PM Leo Varadkar anti-discrimination message for US Botswana court to hear case against […]

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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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LGBTQIA+ World News

Dangers asylum-seekers find at home; Taiwan offers legal protections but not marriage – and no one’s happy; Cuba gets religion; Sissies unite in Sydney! Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage Cuba’s evangelical alliance leads crusade against gay marriage Sissy Ball: Sydney’s queer […]

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Hole 19 to “pop-up” in LA

“We’ve been working on this for over 8 months now and the whole team is extremely excited to see the pop-up come to life in March. We can promise it’ll be a game changer for LA!” – Kara Godfrey, CEO and Founder. Coming from the United Kingdom, Kara Godfrey couldn’t believe the concept of adults […]

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#TBT – James Baldwin

By A. Mattonen Activist, essayist, novelist, playwright, poet–there are many titles that spring to mind when hearing James Baldwin’s name. His bibliography contains a myriad of works that lend themselves to modern day literary critics, wordsmiths, and public speakers. There is even a Buzzfeed article dedicated to Baldwin quotes that can “feed your soul.” What […]

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