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Nerd Culture Isn’t Cultural Appropriation

A white man wearing glasses and suspenders gives a thumbs up to the camera.

  Cultural appropriation is when a person of privilege profits from stealing the traditions, beliefs, and practices of oppressed people. The person of privilege often gives little to zero credit to the culture in which they took these ideas from. An example of this can be seen with Native Americans being used as mascots. Another […]

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Movies to Help the LGBT Community Laugh, Heal

The LGBT community can seek comfort in movies featuring positive, affirming and funny stories.

It’s been a difficult summer for the LGBT community. If you need to take a break from dark news and real life, here are a few movies good for laughs Tangerine (2015) This is a comedy-drama about the relationships of a transgender sex worker. Shot entirely on smartphone cameras, it doesn’t look like most comedies, […]

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Rainbow Recipes Bring LGBT Pride to all of Your Summer Soirees

These colorful recipes add a splash of LGBT pride to all of your summer parties.

  Summer is full of celebrations that call for a special recipe. These colorful recipes will help you to bring a little LGBT pride to all of your summer soirees. You could even call them healthy. Rainbow Vegetable Pizza One pre-made pizza crust, whole wheat 1 egg Pinch of salt ½ tsp each: garlic powder, […]

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Just In Time for Summer Reading: The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners

Nicholas Wong accepts the Lambda Literary Award for his collection of gay poetry, “Crevasse,” published by Kaya Press.

Kate Clinton, writer, activist, and comedian, had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards at NY University Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on June 6th. There were over 500 guests at the event celebrating the creativity and great work being done by LGBT authors. It was Clinton’s fifth […]

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Dance Now! Dances the Life of an LGBT Choreographer Who Died of AIDS

Dance Now! Miami recently performed choreographer Edward Stierle’s moving Lacrymosa. Stierle choreographed the piece when he was 19 died at 23. The Joffrey Ballet premiered it 20 years ago.

  Lacrymosa is an autobiography. Instead of experiencing it in print the audience is introduced to this life story with a thirty-minute dance drawn heavily on ballet. It is a brief dance—as was the life it chronicles. Edward Stierle choreographed the piece when he was 19 to speak of his life and experiences as a […]

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A Gay Couple Falls in Love in New Children’s Book, “Promised Land”

In Promised Land, an illustrated book for 5 to 10-year-olds, Prince Leo and Jack the Farm Boy fall in love—an affirming LGBT love story that’s already a big hit on Kickstarter.

  We may still be waiting for a lesbian Disney princess (or not, depending on your take on Elsa). Despite Disney’s slow progress many children’s books with same-sex couples are being published at a slow and steady rate. One of the latest children’s book with a prominent gay story line is Promised Land, by New […]

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Pride Flag Flies Colors for a Diverse LGBTA Community

Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Pride Flag, attends a flag raising ceremony at the US Embassy in Canada with Consul General Andrew Parker and Deputy Chief of Mission Richard Sanders.

We’ve all seen the LGBT pride flag, with its broad, bold rainbow stripes. Whether flown in front of inclusive churches, progressive schools, or draped around the shoulders of activists, it’s instantly recognizable. This worldwide recognition surprises Gilbert Baker, the San Francisco artist who came up with it in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom […]

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The Legacy Walk in Chicago’s Boystown May Lead the Way to an LGBT Museum

One of the commemorative pylons on the Legacy Walk in Chicago’s Boystown—the first officially recognized gay village in the United States.

Boystown in Chicago was the first officially recognized gay village in the United States. Today, it’s a bustling and gentrified commercial district full of business and family life. Through the center of it runs the corridor of the Legacy Walk, a bronze-and-rainbows themed section of North Halsted Street, the area’s main artery. In the past […]

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Filmmakers Want to Kickstart Our Understanding of Queer Japan

Queer Japan On Kickstarter

It should be no surprise that Japan has a varied queer scene. The shades of its particular rainbow are unknown outside the country. Director Graham Kolbeins and his co-writer Anne Ishii are ready to dive into that deep well to see what they discover. Their documentary project, Queer Japan, is currently in the Kickstarter stage. […]

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Lesbian Collective Headquarters Designated LGBT Historic Landmark

Members of the Washington, D.C. Furies Collective, a group of political lesbians, are packing and distributing their newspaper in 1972 at 219 11th Street SE, Washington, DC. Left to right: Ginny Berson, Susan Baker (not a Fury), Coletta Reid, Rita Mae Brown, Lee Schwing.

  There is an unassuming brown brick row house with white columns and blue trim 219 11th St SE on Capitol Hill. But in January 2016, the seven-member board of the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to designate the house as an LGBT historical landmark on the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites. The building’s […]

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