Published on 2012-12-06 13:48:00
What a year! The Best Spoken Word Album category is ruled by three extremely talented and respected gay women – Janis Ian, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres. Other nominees include another two reasonably well-known authors – Bill Clinton (“Back
Published on 2012-11-30 14:45:00
Published on 2012-11-29 13:43:00
Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases Distributed for Nov. 30 Conference
Published on 2012-11-26 17:03:00
You simply can't help but fall in love with the characters in The Wise Kids. Such a well done indie that deals with the ever present complexities of love and religion.
Director Stephen Cone’s (In Memoriam) thoughtful and evocative Southern coming-
Published on 2012-11-26 11:50:00
Published on 2012-11-20 14:31:00
Intent on concluding the Project Runway chapter of his life, designer & fashion philosopher, Andrae Gonzalo is launching The Andrae Conversation, a new, interactive forum & retail experience designed inspire & empower fashion enthusiasts. The site wi
Published on 2012-11-15 14:50:00
OUT, through its partnership with Buick, will host the OUT100 Presented By Buick. This marks the third consecutive year that Buick will be the presenting sponsor of the OUT100 program, which extends across the print and online versions as well as its
Published on 2012-11-14 10:31:00
Dating Website Matches Singles Based on Similar Facial Features
Christina Bloom, the founder and CEO of Find Your FaceMate (www.findyourfacemate.com), a free dating Website that helps singles find love based on similar facial features, is sharing
Published on 2012-11-13 11:44:00
Published on 2012-11-08 12:28:00
Published on 2012-11-07 12:25:00
Upon the Wisconsin Senate Race being called for Tammy Baldwin, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released the following statement:
“Tammy Baldwin has always been a trailblazer, but with her victory tonight Senator-elect Baldwin has agai
Published on 2012-11-07 10:18:00
The Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) pre-election poll showed that 90% of gay men and lesbians voted for Barack Obama.The election poll of 6,625 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) United States citizens was administered November 2-4, 2
Published on 2012-11-02 16:17:00
In what political observers see as an historically close election heading into the campaign’s final weekend, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) voters are breaking even more toward President Barack Obama in a new pre-election poll relea
Published on 2012-11-01 14:27:00
One Participant Will Win Overnight Stay In Philly, Including Lady Gaga Tickets
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today debuted a new personality quiz on facebook.com/visitgayphilly that will help LGBT visitors figure ou
Published on 2012-10-31 17:32:00
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate mass spam texts that are taking aim at President Obam
Published on 2012-10-31 14:35:00
This year’s Black Tie Dinner will honor jcpenney with the Black Tie Dinner Media Award, given in recognition of positive and increased awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and equality in the media. Held on November 3 at the S
Published on 2012-10-31 10:20:00
High-profile gift to fuel HRC’s continued commitment to marriage campaigns in final days
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today announced a $100,000 gift from Brad
Published on 2012-10-25 11:33:00
Lana Wachowski, the critically acclaimed director of the Matrix trilogy and the new movie Cloud Atlas, opened up about her journey as a transgender woman while receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award in San Francisco this past weekend. Wachowski’s emotional speech included heart-wrenching stories about her inability to fit in as a child and her suicide attempt during high school. Wachowski shared her highly personal story with the goal of making conditions easier for other tra [..]
Published on 2012-10-24 12:05:00
Published on 2012-10-23 12:45:00
Major Shannon McLaughlin and her wife Casey McLaughlin talk about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from honoring legal marriages of same-sex couples, hurts their family.
Published on 2012-10-22 14:40:00
Published on 2012-10-19 14:52:00
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Published on 2012-10-18 12:03:00
With its edition on newsstands today, the Falls Church News-Press, for 21 years an award-winning Washington, D.C. area general interest weekly, began exclusively hosting a new column by two-time Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.Weir has returned to competition this fall, after a hiatus following his sixth place finish in the 2010 Winter Olympics, seeking to qualify for the 2014 Olympics in Russia.His first column out today, which is entitled, "Johnny' [..]
Published on 2012-10-17 17:04:00
Published on 2012-10-09 11:51:00
Live Out Loud is proud to announce the launch of their first national ad campaign, created by Deutsch A Lowe & Partners Company. The "Gay It Forward" campaign features real members of the LGBT community sharing the lessons they've learned in order to benefit the next generation of LGBTQ youth.
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Published on 2012-10-08 11:09:00
“Nature made Sam. It wasn't a
choice. He was always, always Sam. Glorious, smart, funny, sweet
Sam. And finally at 20, long after he beat the crap out of his
brothers at tennis and he knew more than anyone about basketball, at
20 he was finally able to stand up proudly and say: I am a gay man.”
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Published on 2012-10-02 14:05:00
Published on 2012-10-01 13:50:00
Sports Publication to Focus on Importance of Character, Fairness and Inclusion
Ben Cohen Worldwide LLC and Media Out Loud Global LLC today announced StandUp Magazine, a quarterly publication focused on the best of sports culture — including the importance of positive role models, fairness, character and leadership across all levels of sports. Eric Carlyle and Patrick Davis will serve as co-publishers of the magazine.
StandUp Magazine, carrying the tagline “True Champions Stand Up,” wil [..]
Published on 2012-10-01 13:47:00
Published on 2012-09-27 14:08:00
Since July 5, 2012 “faggot” and variations of this word have been tweeted
over 2.4 million times on Twitter. This number was announced today with the unveiling of a new website called nohomophobes.com by the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS).
The website, designed to serve as a “social mirror,” captures the homophobic language that exists in
Twittersphere and counts tweets that use the terms: “Faggot” (2.4 million), “So Gay” (80 [..]
Published on 2012-09-21 13:30:00
Baltimore, Maryland based Cowboys.com
Group LLC is launching a western theme based website to take advantage
of the fastest growing segment in online dating. The website www.Cowboys.com
will be the new home for gay & straight dating people looking
to find themselves a cowboy. “We are extremely excited to have decided
on a direction for this property. Gay dating is a primary target for
this website however, we will also serve the needs of straight dater [..]
Published on 2012-09-19 14:49:00
The Courage Campaign, a leading LGBT rights organization, put out the following statement on reports that Chick-fil-A will stop giving money to anti-gay organizations. Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the Courage Campaign:
"If reports are accurate, this news is a big victory for all the people who stood up for equality and against hate. From politics to business to culture as a nation we are seeing a historic shift towards equality for all. While large majorities of Americans believe in equali [..]
Published on 2012-09-19 12:27:00
The office of Human Rights in the District of Columbia has
recently launched a groundbreaking ad campaign geared towards Transgender
According to Elliot Imse, Policy & Public Affairs
Officer for the agency, Mayor Vincent C. Gray initiated the campaign after he
held numerous meetings with Transgender advocates in the city. ''We know that
an ad campaign is not the cure-all or the panacea, but it is a step in the
right direction,'' Gray told the audience at the campaign’s launch part [..]
Published on 2012-09-17 14:09:00
Supreme Court to decide fate of Prop 8 case shortly; denial of hearing would mean return of marriage equality in California
In a matter of weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether or not to hear the Perry case – the suit challenging California’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples known as Prop 8.
Published on 2012-09-13 16:05:00
Published on 2012-09-11 15:04:00
Congressman Barney Frank today released the following statement as a follow-up to his recent comments during the Democratic National Convention about the Log Cabin Republicans.
Published on 2012-09-11 11:26:00
Published on 2012-09-05 14:39:00
Published on 2012-08-31 12:45:00
Published on 2012-08-30 14:55:00
The study can be found here: http://bit.ly/PAxJI3
The presence of openly gay soldiers does not undermine unit cohesion, according to a new statistical analysis of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) sponsored by the Palm Center and authored by Danny Kaplan of Bar Ilan University and Amir Rosenmann of the University of Haifa. “As we reach the one year anniversary of repeal of the United States military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy, this new study responds to the central concer [..]
Published on 2012-08-29 12:18:00
Published on 2012-08-28 17:56:00
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Published on 2012-08-28 12:46:00
This 4 day sports festival brings over 6,000 LGBT athletes from across north America to compete in 4 days of Softball, basketball, Wrestling, Body building, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Dodgeball, Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Bridge, Volleyball and Tennis competitions at different venues across the las vegas valley.
Since 2007, las vegas has been the host to this growing gay and lesbian sports competition. It is widely known to be the largest annual LGBT sports festival in the world.
Tournament Director Eric [..]
Published on 2012-08-24 14:27:00
In an ad set to air in the Tampa area during the Republican National Convention next week, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders speaks out about his support for the freedom to marry and encourages others in his party to do the same.
"As a Republican, I believe in conservative values like responsibility and limited government," Sanders says in the ad, titled "Family and Freedom," a project of the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry.
Published on 2012-08-23 14:54:00
Published on 2012-08-21 14:12:00
Move over Kim Kardashian.
Take a seat, Paris Hilton. At 18-years-old, Kevin Michael Barba may have his
sights set on a life in the spotlight, but he has no interest in joining the
long list of spoiled socialites who came before him. With the launch of his
lifestyle line The Kevin Michael Barba Collection, which made its television
debut on MTV International, Barba is hoping to show the world that “wealth is a
state of mind.”
“People like to hate you before they love you. I took [..]
Published on 2012-08-21 12:34:00
Washington Post publishes Chad Griffin op-ed expressing condemnation for shooting, detailing FRC’s history of hateful rhetoric
Today the Washington Post published an op-ed column by HRC President Chad Griffin expressing condemnation for the shooting that occurred at the Family Research Council’s headquarters last week and detailing the virulent rhetoric that has earned them the designation of a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.The piece can be viewed at: http://www.washingtonpos [..]
Published on 2012-08-16 14:31:00
The American Family Association(AFA), a conservative pro-marriage organization just issued a statement on the shooting that occurred at the headquarters of the Family Research Council.(FRC)
"Yesterday’s shooter, who was a homosexual activist who volunteered at a D.C. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community center, took the argument to a whole new and ugly level.
Disagreement is not hatred. We don’t hate anyone. In fact, we love homosexuals enough to tell them the truth about th [..]
Published on 2012-08-16 14:04:00
Freedom to Marry unveiled a television ad campaign in Minnesota today as part of its public education efforts designed to spark conversation about the meaning of marriage across the nation.
The ad, the latest to launch in Freedom to Marry’s Why Marriage Matters educational campaign, is scheduled to run for several weeks in the Twin Cities and Duluth. Titled “Grandparents,” it features Yvonne and Fred Peterson of Duluth, whose grandson is gay.
Published on 2012-08-08 14:10:00
Quick access to state-specific research on LGBT demographics, marriage, parenting, and workplace issues.
State-level reports by the Williams Institute are now available for all 50 states and Washington D.C. via the state resource map.
Published on 2012-08-08 13:58:00
Hornet, the emerging player in gay mobile social networks, is hitting record growth and caught the attention of Techcrunch, which called the mobile app “Fabulous”. (http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/31/gay-mobile-social-network-hornet-is-fabulous-rakes-in-150k-users-with-150-mom-growth/)Hornet is building its user base by doing good, counting on users wanting an alternative to the existing channels, its makers built a friendlier, milder, and focused on promoting a healthy life style, gay social [..]
Published on 2012-08-01 15:14:00
Suicide Prevention Organization Launches Merchandising Initiative
Today, The Trevor Project announces the official launch of its new merchandising initiative, Trevor Gear. The marketplace storefront features apparel, buttons, stickers and accessories sold at no premium or mark-up, ensuring this not-for-profit store serves to raise awareness for the leading provider of crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, ages 13-24. [..]
Published on 2012-08-01 15:05:00
Well, today is
Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, but I don’t expect too many Echelon Readers to be
dining on any of their char-grilled sandwiches.
For years, right
wing groups like The American Family Association and its subsidiary One Million
Moms have demanded that corporations take a neutral stance on the culture war
that they invented to decrease their support for the LGBT community. Now, as
Chick-Fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy adds his anti-gay stance on same-sex marriage, it
throws the whole con [..]
Published on 2012-08-01 12:10:00
The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights organization AllOut.org is celebrating a historic milestone today with the release of a video starring members of the organization telling their stories, and featuring the song "Celebrate,” by international recording star Mika featuring Pharrell Williams.
All Out, which launched just eighteen months ago, is now 1 million members strong across the world. More than 500,000 of those are straight allies standing up for equ [..]
Published on 2012-07-31 15:06:00
In the wake of
President Obama’s recent backing of same-sex marriage and a Supreme Court decision looming, Beautifulpeople.com is launching Gay and Lesbian versions of its
online dating site in a national show of support for equal rights. BeautifulPeople’s
billboard campaign, scheduled to launch across the country in support of
same-sex marriage legislation, has been banned.
Choosing not to
bow to an infringement on their right to free expression, BeautifulPeople has redesigned censored
Published on 2012-07-27 13:06:00
Now available for download in Apple iTunes Store
TranSquat is a gender neutral bathroom finder for iPhone users that locates bathrooms that are gender free relative to the users current location. It uses the phone’s current GPS location to search, add and share nearby safe locations with other users.TranSquat was written by and for the trans community and is powered by data from safe2pee - a nationwide directory of gender neutral bathrooms. There are currently close to 4000 locations ac [..]
Published on 2012-07-26 12:33:00
Android Users Can Send Image-Rich Text Messages over Data Connection and Standard SMS; Company Expands Virtual Store with More Exclusive Content
Published on 2012-07-24 14:30:00
Sam Street is the breakout pioneer in marriage equality jewelry with the launch of Proposition Love. Street, who was married to his partner Jonathan in 2008 in San Francisco, has set out to create a line of fashion jewelry, with a focus on same sex engagement and wedding rings. Street is not just entrepreneurial, but has the authoritative voice and aesthetic in this wide open space. With the battle being won state by state, Street highlights the turn towards equality with his Countdown Collectio [..]
Published on 2012-07-23 15:46:00
Published on 2012-07-22 17:25:00
“I ran out of my effing expensive face cream!” jumpstarts this delightful romp
now appearing at Studio C Artists, a gay-owned theatre in Hollywood, CA.
You want to laugh about aging? Go see it.
Veteran LA actress, Rhonda Lord delivers a star-turned,
multi-level and hilarious performance as her character, Christina is plagued by
her insensitive husband, (Patrick Munoz) as well as her ongoing battle with
aging. Can you say Diva? Munoz acts as a competent counterpart as his character
Published on 2012-07-18 13:41:00
You go Google!
Statement from their site:
At Google, we encourage people to bring their whole selves to work. In our more than 70 offices around the world, we’re committed to cultivating a work environment where Googlers can be themselves and thrive. Legalise Love is our drive to ensure that all of our employees have the same inclusive experience outside of the office as they do at work. http://www.echelonmagazine.blogspot.com
Published on 2012-07-13 13:59:00
by David Renner
In my last post I pointed out why it is favorable to consider the LGBT
community as an own marketing segment. But actually, before thinking
about the economic advantages of a target group we should take one step
back and think about one essential question which comes up when we talk
about the LGBT community: Is it actually possible to consider
this diverse group consisting of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and
transgenders with quite different socio-economical characteristics [..]
Published on 2012-07-09 14:27:00
S'well water bottles are designed to keep drinks cold (up to 24 hours) and are a safe alternative to plastic water bottles – keeping drinks hydrated during the hot summer months. The His and Hers bottles are perfect for hot days on a honeymoon, and the 25 oz/750 ml Ours bottle keeps wine or champagne cold all night!
The Couples Collection is an elegant, sustainable and charitable gift set that can be ordered in any combination (His+His, Hers+Hers, and Hers+His). This set is available at Swell [..]
Published on 2012-07-06 19:35:00
On next July 8, the swimwear and underwear store for men Un Style de Vie will propose you a very light shopping!
Published on 2012-06-22 12:13:00
Evolution on issue reflects Americans’ growing acceptance of marriage for gay and lesbian couples
Today the Human Rights Campaign – the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization – applauded David Blankenhorn, the founder of the Institute for American Values and a key witness in the Prop 8 trial for upholding the law, who today came out in support of marriage equality in an op-ed in the New York Times.
Published on 2012-06-18 13:20:00
Hot on the heels of this month’s Pride celebrations across the globe, Grindr today unveils that it has now reached more than 4 million total users and 1.1 million active daily users. To deliver an even better experience to these millions of users and to continue to reach ever more guys, a whole new Grindr is set to be unleashed this summer.
“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, wit [..]
Published on 2012-06-12 14:59:00
In official testimony delivered today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Williams Institute Research Director M.V. Lee Badgett shared research of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace and the likely positive impact of the federal protections offered by a law like S. 811, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 (ENDA).
Published on 2012-06-09 14:45:00
Trans United for Obama, a national volunteer effort, has launched a campaign to rally transgender people, their allies, families, and supporters in the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.
The campaign, organized by a group of transgender advocates, educators, bloggers, authors, and their families and allies, aims to educate people about the historic changes that the Obama Administration has accomplished in the past three and a half years to secure equal rights and protections for al [..]
Published on 2012-06-09 14:43:00
Throughout the month of June, the City of West Hollywood will emblazon
two crosswalks along Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard
with the colors of the LGBT rainbow flag in celebration of PRIDE Month.
(The decorated crosswalks run along Santa Monica Boulevard between U.S.
Bank and American Apparel; and Citibank and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s
Department.) As a symbol of PRIDE and as a symbol of LGBT rights, the
brick pattern area within th [..]
Published on 2012-06-06 10:36:00
Euro 2012: Germany's First Openly Gay Pro Football Player Calls On Merkel to Denounce Anti-Gay Laws in Ukraine - Scheduled for Vote in 2 Weeks
Two days before the kick off of Euro 2012, All Out members are joining with the first openly gay professional football player in Germany, Marcus Urban, in urging Merkel to use the Euro 2012 to denounce human rights violations and the anti-gay crackdown happening now in Ukraine."We just learned that the anti-gay law is now scheduled for vote in two weeks [..]
Published on 2012-06-04 11:26:00
DIRECT MALE proudly kicks-off the all-new, interactive www.DIRECTMALE.com - this June 11, 2012. DIRECT MALE is a Washington, DC-based online voucher company targeting the gay male consumer niche market by regularly providing upscale and unique goods and services - a virtual “best of the best” in dining, doing and buying featuring local and national offers from bars, clubs, restaurants, spas, salons, travel, hotels, cruises and much more.
Published on 2012-06-01 14:17:00
Published on 2012-05-30 14:11:00
The Human Rights Campaign is strongly condemning the latest round of anti-LGBT rhetoric from extremist religious voices. In a disturbing video that is going viral, a child in church is singing a song that concludes with the line “ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven” – a line met with wild applause and a standing ovation by the congregation. The Huffington Post reports the Church where the video was shot to be the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana.
HRC commissio [..]
Published on 2012-05-23 15:42:00
The Paul and Matty Show is an entertaining, inspiring, and often lighthearted hour of internet radio that caters to the GLBT community.
Published on 2012-05-18 13:53:00
The American Fertility Association (The AFA), in association with California Cryobank, announced today a free seminar focused on family building for the lesbian community.The Gay Women's Gathering will take place on Thursday, June 7th, from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 North McCadden Place, in Los Angeles.Critical information such as choosing a sperm donor, getting pregnant through insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF) at home or not at home, unraveling the leg [..]
Published on 2012-05-11 11:53:00
The LGBT-oriented travel-and-event company Out In The Vineyard is hosting Gay Wine Weekend during the heart of June’s Gay Pride Month. Highlights of the event-packed weekend include a Wine & Dine OUT dinner at which local winemakers pair wines with delectable treats from three of the area’s top
Published on 2012-05-08 17:44:00
Published on 2012-05-03 10:25:00
Male or female? Boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought. But for some people, the answer isn’t so simple. Go firsthand into the daily lives of three people who are transgender, and witness their struggles for acceptance and the triumphs and hardships they face along the way. Clair’s family struggles to cope with losing a son and brother, while also learning to embrace their new daughter and sister. Jim became a heartthrob in the transgender community a [..]
Published on 2012-04-25 13:13:00
Webinar on Community Radio Opportunity
May 3, 2pm EST
Hosted by CenterLink with the Prometheus Radio Project
Free. RSVP now.
Community radio is transformative. It helps people connect, share local news and events, and participate in decisions that impact their lives.
Published on 2012-04-24 12:48:00
The Telly Awards has named Anyone Can Be An Ally, by SunShower Learning,as a Silver winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards. The video training program was among nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. Anyone Can Be An Ally– Speaking Up for an LGBT Inclusive Workplace (http://ally-video.com) was written and presented by Brian McNaught, considered the world’s leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the workpl [..]
Published on 2012-04-11 13:21:00
5 Simple Steps to Make Social Media Work for You
So, it’s that time of year again and while many Americans refer to Spring cleaning of their personal homes, this should by no means stop at the professional front as well.Keeping social media clean and tidy will help make social media work for you. Don’t let the weeds grow too long in your social media profile and certainly don’t keep your audience waiting. Keep them engaged and you may be surprised as to the real affect social media can h [..]
Published on 2012-04-09 21:20:00
7-Eleven Stores signed on as a Dignity Sponsor of The Echelon Pride in Business Expo taking place June 23-24, 2012 in Los Angeles. The event includes a franchise pavilion and expects over 2,000 in attendance. http://www.prideinbusinessexpo.comDiversity.
Published on 2012-03-30 17:29:00
Last night, The Advocate celebrated their 45th anniversary at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. What an awesome night!
Many of the LGBT movers and shakers were there including: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, David Burtka, Dustin Lance Black, Camille Grammer, George Kotsiopoulos, Mark Deklin, Perez Hilton, Rex Lee, Marisol Nichols, Renee Olstead, Reza Farahan, Willam Belli, Michelle Clunie, Tracey Heggins, Serinda Swan, Drew Droege, Bruce Vilanch, Billy Bean, Gloria Allred, Betty DeGeneres, [..]
Published on 2012-03-29 12:57:00
Published on 2012-03-29 10:17:00
Today, supporters of Proposition 5 released a response ad to the opposition group depicting unacceptably offensive and distorted cartoon ads of gay and transgender individuals.
In the last two weeks, ads paid for and produced by those opposing Proposition 5 - Jim Minnery, “Protect Your Rights”, and Glenn Clary and Jerry Prevo’s Anchorage Baptist Temple’s “Protect your Freedoms” have made false claims about the legal effects of Proposition 5. Moreover, the TV versions of these ads co [..]
Published on 2012-03-22 15:40:00
Caleb Laieski, a high school student who was bullied, followed home
and threatened for being gay, is now the youngest advocate on loan in
the Phoenix Mayor’s Office and working to make a difference.
Laieski, 17, as a youth and diversity liaison, will work to raise
awareness about bullying and diversity and serve as a point of contact
for youth issues.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work for one of the largest
cities in our nation, and I look forward to continue making Pho [..]
Published on 2012-03-22 13:20:00
GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), announced the upcoming national launch of the "I AM: Trans People Speak" video series and called for the public to submit their own stories. The campaign aims to spotlight the stories of transgender Americans and their allies in an effort to educate the public about transgender issues, as well as speak to transgender yo [..]
Published on 2012-03-22 11:01:00
Written by Geoff Rosenberger
Published on 2012-03-18 09:55:00
Locally-owned boutique property launches new room package for LGBTQ-friendly travel
This month the Jupiter Hotel continues welcoming travelers from all walks of life with a new room package, Keep Portland Queer. By focusing on the LGBTQ community, which has always been a pillar of support for the property, the Jupiter aims to provide tools that invite guests to come as they are for a comfortable travel experience.
While the place to rest your head comes standard, this special package encoura [..]
Published on 2012-03-14 16:05:00
H8SUX.com, a gay activist and T-shirt website, launched today and released its first viral video campaign targeting school kids with an offer of a free "OK4U2BGAY" T-shirt. The free pro-gay shirt will be shipped to any teen who simply makes a special YouTube video pledge to speak out against homophobia at school and support gay marriage. Inspired by the hit show "Glee," the organization released a slickly-produced musical commercial showcasing a same-sex teen kiss and kids dancing in front of ho [..]
Published on 2012-03-09 11:33:00
SXSW just got a lot gayer!
dot429 & Unicorn Booty are proud to be hosting the 1st ever LGBT Tech event at SXSWi this Sunday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm!
The event will benefit The Trevor Project and will be a great opportunity to meet some of the panelists that will be on the "Elliot and Friends on GayTech" panel that is taking place the following day (Monday the 12th from 2-4pm Texas time) and will be live streamed here: http://www.ustream.tv/startupbus2012
The panel, hosted by Elliot Tomaeno, fe [..]
Published on 2012-03-08 12:12:00
PHOENIX — Michael Brown took the dais in a sterile Marriott ballroom last fall, beaming for the 40 or so therapists who form the devout core of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). With a hulking frame packed tightly into a three-button black suit, one of the nation’s most vociferous anti-gay activists began his speech with a dire warning.
The “homosexual agenda” is on the march, he said, and shows no signs of slowing. Gay rights activists, a [..]
Published on 2012-03-02 10:19:00
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Published on 2012-02-28 13:13:00
In keeping with StartOut's commitment to create wealth and opportunity in the LGBT community by supporting entrepreneurs, we're thrilled to announce our pilot Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring Program.