November, 2018 News (58 Articles with 168,782 total views)

On the cover of the print edition for November, 2018 IDENTITY AT EDINBORO HOMECOMING On September 29, 2018, Edinboro University held their annual Homecoming Parade. The theme was Boro at the Beach. Identity, Edinboro's LGBTQIA+ student group marched in the parade with a group costume of "Dad's Hawaiian Vacation" with a contingent from NW PA Pride Alliance.

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LGBT Care & Services Veteran Discussion Panel at Erie VA Medical Center on Nov 21

LGBT Care & Services Veteran Discussion Panel at Erie VA Medical Center on Nov 21
The Erie VA Medical Center would like to invite our LGBT Veterans and their family members to come out to our LGBT Care & Services Veteran Discussion Panel on Wednesday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 3rd floor conference rooms of the Erie VA Medical Center, 135 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16504. Veterans and family members will meet Erie VAMC'’'s new LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator, learn more about the VA and our services, and have the opportunity to provide feedback about their experiences at the Erie VAMC and Clinics. Any feedback will help us to improve our services so that we can continue to provide the best patient-centered care possible!
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Chautauqua VP of Religion, Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson to Speak at St. Luke's on November 4th

Chautauqua VP of Religion, Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson to Speak at St. Luke's on November 4th
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will welcome the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson on Sunday, November 4th as he marks the 15th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The community is invited to attend an Adult Forum presented by the bishop at 9am in the church Undercroft. Bishop Robinson will also preach at the 8 and 10am services.
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Frankel, Sims condemn Trump administration move to narrow civil rights protections for transgender people

Frankel, Sims condemn Trump administration move to narrow civil rights protections for transgender people
HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Brian K. Sims, D-Philadelphia, today jointly condemned efforts by the Trump administration to roll back federal civil rights protections for transgender people.
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Voters Guide

Voters Guide
Candidates for US Senate, US Congress PA-16, PA Governor, and PA State House were asked about their positions on GLBT issues. Their responses appear below. Please remember to vote on November 6!
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Behrend group changes name

Behrend group changes name
The Penn State Behrend LGBTQIA organization, formerly known as Trigon is now Gender and Sexuality Club (GASE). Info: 814) 898-7162. mos5744@psu.edu. Find them on Facebook at Gender and Sexuality Equality Club - Penn State Behrend
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Edinboro Homecoming Parade on September 29 included Identity, NW PA Pride Alliance

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Edinboro University held their annual Homecoming Parade. The theme was Boro at the Beach. Identity, Edinboro's LGBTQIA+ student group marched in the parade with a group costume of "Dad's Hawaiian Vacation" with a contingent from NW PA Pride Alliance.
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LGBTQ seniors group features mobility, activity speaker Nov 11

LGBTQ seniors group features mobility, activity speaker Nov 11
The LGBTQ seniors group Over 40? So what? is pleased to announced that the group meeting in November will feature Jason Cardinale. Dr. Cardinale will discuss Mobility and Activity for seniors through Proactive Chiropractics. The group will meet Sunday, Nov 11 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Lake Erie Counseling, 301 West 10th St., Erie. Info: 814-455-4009.
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Matthew Shepard to be Interred at Washington National Cathedral

Matthew Shepard to be Interred at Washington National Cathedral
WASHINGTON -Matthew Shepard, who was murdered at 21 years old in 1998 in an anti-gay hate crime, will be interred at Washington National Cathedral following a service of thanksgiving and remembrance on Friday, Oct. 26, at the request of the Shepard family. This Friday, Oct. 12, is the 20th anniversary of Shepard's death. The service will celebrate and recall Shepard's life and will be followed by a private interment in the Cathedral crypt. The service will be presided over by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington, and the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest to be consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal Church.
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Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Hosts Promoting LGBTQ Heath with Dr. Capriotti

On Saturday, September 22, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) hosted a presentation at Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie PA, by Dr. Matthew Capriotti on promoting LGBTQ health: "Out of the Bars and Into the Data." The event included an informative presentation on blending community action and science to promote LGBTQ health, appetizers, and socializing
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Deadline for November 2018 print edition (issue # 276) of Erie Gay News is Monday, October 15

Deadline for November 2018 print edition (issue # 276) of Erie Gay News is Monday, October 15
For the next print edition of Erie Gay News (issue # 276, cover dated for November 2018), please send in calendar events, news items, and other info for late October 2018 and beyond by Monday, October 15. We expect that the next print edition will come out on Tuesday, October 23. PLEASE NOTE:  This issue will include our Voters Guide with responses on LGBT issues from candidates for US Senate, PA Governor, US Congress PA-16, and also PA State Assembly.
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Pennsylvania State Senate Unanimously Confirms Adrian Shanker to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Pennsylvania State Senate Unanimously Confirms Adrian Shanker to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
ALLENTOWN, PA -- On October 1st, 2018, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted 49-0 to confirm Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, to serve as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Governor Tom Wolf nominated Shanker in June.
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Requests for Session Proposals November 30 Deadline for NW PA LGBTQA Summit

Requests for Session Proposals November 30 Deadline for NW PA LGBTQA Summit
On April 12 & 13, 2019, Erie, PA will host the region's first summit focused solely on engaging and empowering LGBTQA youth. The summit is organized by the local advocates and is open to all young LGBTQA youth, their families, and those who work with LGBTQA youth. The target age range of the youth will be 12 to 21 years old. This summit is designed to connect and engage LGBTQA youth, and those in their world, so that we can create a more supportive, safe, and empowered community. The subnission deadling for requests for session proposals - workshop sessions is November 30, 2018, and notifications will begin January 4, 2019. For questions, please contact Tyler Titus at TylerTitusLPC@gmail.com or (814) 431-4553. Submission details are below.
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Entertainment and Travel

Pride Journey: Seattle

A journey to the Pacific Northwest is something I always look forward to. I love the natural beauty of Seattle and of course the abundance of fresh seafood the city has to offer. Its proximity to both Portland and Vancouver are also benefits and the three cities are connected via Amtrak, so visitors can easily turn a trip to the Emerald City into a multi-destination vacation.
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Political, Activism and Legal

Patchwork of Employment Protections Leaves LGBT Employees at Risk

(New York, NY, October 30, 2018)-Last week, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is preparing to redefine the term "sex" for the purposes of several federal agencies. This redefinition is out of step with science, medicine and the law-and it is intended to not only to eliminate protections for transgender and intersex people, but to stop recognizing transgender and intersex people all together. This latest proposal also creates more barriers to combating discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals; while the Department of Justice previously would and did sue state/local government entities for anti-transgender discrimination, that will not be the case with this administration
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Representation of Characters with Disabilities Increases on TV but Still Lacking

Los Angeles, California, Oct. 26 – GLAAD's 2018-2019 Where We Are on TV Report includes the only analysis of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks of characters with disabilities. Largely known for tracking the number of LGBTQ+ characters on broadcast and cable networks, as well as streaming services, the Where We Are on TV Report also tracks racial, gender and disability inclusion on television.
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HRC Statement on Mass Shooting in Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON - October 27, 2018 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, where at least seven people were killed during a prayer service. 
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10 Days Out: HRC's Historic Effort to #TurnOUT Millions of LGBTQ and Equality Voters Enters Final Push

WASHINGTON - October 26, 2018 -- Today, with only 10 days until the critical midterm elections, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, entered the final push of its campaign in key states and races to #TurnOUT 10 million LGBTQ voters and millions more allies across the country. HRC also published a new full page ad in USA Today; all Gannett papers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Detroit Free Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Arizona Republic, and more; and the Washington Blade and Los Angeles Blade urging voters to turn out for pro-equality candidates and make the difference on November 6.
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Aimee Stephens Was Fired Because She Is Transgender. That's Sex Discrimination.

October 24, 2018 - Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump think federal law shouldn't protect transgender people. They think it should be legal to fire someone just because she's trans. Five federal appeals courts disagree. On Wednesday, the ACLU asked the Supreme Court to let stand one of those rulings, in the case of Aimee Stephens.
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Gay Man in ICE Detention Finally Gets His Day in Court

YORK - October 24, 2018 - A gay, married man who has been held in immigration detention since January will finally have an opportunity to argue for his release today before an immigration judge, according to a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the law firm DLA Piper. Jose "Ivan" Noe Nuñez Martinez was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on January 31 and has been held in the York County Prison ever since.
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NCLR and GLAD Refute Trump's Bogus Attempt to Disguise His Transgender Military Ban

Washington, D.C. - October 23, 2018 - The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) last night struck back at the Trump Administration's latest attempt to enforce the Trump-Pence transgender military ban. NCLR and GLAD filed a brief opposing the government's request to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to dissolve the preliminary injunction in Doe v. Trump. In the brief, NCLR and GLAD shoot down the Trump administration's argument that the implementation plan developed by Secretary Mattis is a "new" policy rather than the same transgender ban President Trump ordered.
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ACLU Statement on Reports of Trump Administration Attacks on Transgender People

NEW YORK - October 21, 2018 -The Trump administration is reportedly working to dramatically roll-back protections for transgender students and narrow the definitions of sex and gender that courts have increasingly used to provide protections for LGBTQ people.
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For the First Time in U.S. History, LGBTQ Candidates Ran for Office in Every State This Cycle

Washington, DC - October 18, 2018 – For the first time in U.S. history, openly LGBTQ candidates ran for elected office in all 50 states and the District of Columbia this election cycle, powering a Rainbow Wave of LGBTQ candidates running at every level of government. At least 618 LGBTQ candidates ran for office and at least 399 will appear on ballots in November. In three states, however –Delaware, Mississippi and New Mexico – there were no out LGBTQ candidates that advanced to the general election and none will appear on the November ballot. Findings and a breakdown by state is below.
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Human Rights Campaign Endorses George Scott for United States Congress (PA-10)

HARRISBURG - October 15, 2018 -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of George Scott for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District. In November, Scott will face Rep. Scott Perry, who has a long record of undermining progress for the LGBTQ community.
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Victory Fund Condemns Homophobic Attack on Cook County Commissioner Candidate Kevin Morrison

Washington, DC - October 12, 2018 – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund condemned a homophobic mailer sent by Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider attacking his openly LGBTQ opponent in the race for Cook County Commissioner. In the mailer sent by Schneider, an altered photo of Victory Fund endorsed candidate Kevin Morrison shows him with a limp wrist and on tiptoes, a clear anti-gay dog whistle attacking the historic LGBTQ candidate. Even worse, the attack ad landed in mailboxes yesterday, which was National Coming Out Day. Morrison would become the first openly LGBTQ person to serve on the Cook County Commission if he beats Schneider in November.
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Victory Fund Sending Cease & Desist Letter to NRCC; Condemns False Ad Attacking Gina Ortiz Jones

Washington, DC - October 11, 2018 – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund is demanding through a cease and desist letter that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) remove from the air and internet a false advertisement attacking U.S. Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones. The ad, released Tuesday in support of U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, used footage of Jones at a Victory Fund event and through editing distorted its meaning to mislead voters. The NRCC did not request permission to edit and distribute the video and Victory Fund's legal team determined it constitutes copyright infringement. Victory Fund is non-partisan.
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Wisconsin Jury Awards $780k to Transgender Women Denied Health Care Coverage

MADISON, Wis. - October 11, 2018 - A Wisconsin jury awarded yesterday two state employees $780,000 in damages after they were denied health care coverage under the state health insurance plan because they are transgender. While courts have increasingly said that transgender people must have their care covered under health insurance policies, this is one of the first times a jury has awarded damages related to the denial of health care.
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New report: Progress on LGBTQ issues in the Middle East and North Africa

October 11, 2018 - Today, OutRight Action International, a LGBTIQ human rights organization, releases the report, Activism and Resilience: LGBTQ Progress in the Arabic-speaking States in the Middle East and North Africa Region. The report is a joint research initiative with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality. The report explains how activism in the region leads to progress on LGBTQ issues, and how challenges are met with the resilience of the movement. It looks into the country situation in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. The report finds that while the legal and social contexts differ across the four countries, there are commonalities in the strategies activists have used to respond to challenges, including:
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NCLR Responds to the Cruelty of the Trump Administration's Attack on Immigrant Families through its Proposed Public Charge Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - October 10, 2018 - Today the Trump administration published a proposed rule that would allow federal officials to deny a green card or permanent residency to immigrants they think may be likely to use Medicaid, food stamps, or public housing now or anytime in the future. This proposed rule would make it more difficult for documented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and cruelly forces individuals to choose between accessing critical services and keeping their family together.
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Rainbow Wave of Candidates Larger Than Previous Estimates; More Than 600 LGBTQ People Ran for Office in 2018

Washington, DC - October 10, 2018 – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund announced that the record-breaking number of openly LGBTQ candidates running for office this election cycle is significantly larger than previous estimates. At least 606 openly LGBTQ candidates ran for office in 2018 and at least 390 will appear on the ballot in November. Previously the number of openly LGBTQ candidates was estimated at 430, with 244 appearing on the November ballot. The new data – gathered through weeks of analyzing media reports, outreach to local organizations and officials, and other means – shows the historic Rainbow Wave of LGBTQ candidates far surpasses numbers in any previous election cycle.
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State of LGBTQ Equality in 10 Pennsylvania Cities Detailed in HRC's 7th Edition of the Municipal Equality Index

WASHINGTON - October 10, 2018  -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), assessing LGBTQ equality in 506 cities across the nation, including 10 in Pennsylvania.
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Supreme Court Could Allow Trump Administration to Reinstate Transgender Ban

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 9, 2018 -- The Senate's confirmation to the Supreme Court of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who takes his seat today on a bench considered more conservative than at any time in recent memory, could put the fate of transgender troops at risk, according to a memo released by the Palm Center.
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Pennsylvania All Stars: Allentown, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College Lead the Way in LGBTQ Equality

according to a report issued today by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.
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Referendum Fails to Constitutionally Ban Same-Sex Marriage in Romania

October 8, 2018 - A victory for LGBTIQ people in Romania was won on Sunday, October 7 as an initiative to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage in Romania failed to garner enough votes to move any further in the political process.
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NCLR Responds to Senate Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON, DC - October 6, 2018 - The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the fact that Kavanaugh faced credible allegations of attempted rape. More than 2,400 law professors signed a letter opposing Kavanaugh's nomination, citing his lack of judicial temperament and the partisan behavior he displayed at last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. And this week, Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens echoed these concerns, stating that Kavanaugh's behavior at last week's hearing indicates that he is not qualified to sit on the nation's highest court.
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Health

5 Relationship Myths (and how to break them)

Despite the hundreds of relationship self-help books out on the shelves, there's a lot of impractical and impossible advice given by the "experts".  After many years of helping people with their relationships, I'd like to share my favorite relationship myths with you, in the hopes that – by busting them – your relationships will be more fulfilling:
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Letters, Columnists and Opinion

The Amazon Trail: Witch Spittle

Oh, yes, we had fun this year decorating for Halloween. For a couple of hours, I didn't once think about the ghouls in D.C.
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Contests

Enter for a chance to win Barbra Streisand's "Walls."

Enter for a chance to win Barbra Streisand's 'Walls.'
Enter for a chance to win "Walls," the latest album from iconic performer Barbra Streisand! "Walls" features the original song "Don't Lie To Me." "Walls" became available November 2. Buy/stream here: http://smarturl.it/barbrawalls To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Friday, November 9 and Friday, November 30
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Enter for a chance to win A Star is Born soundtrack CD!

Enter for a chance to win A Star is Born soundtrack CD!
Enter for a chance to win A Star is Born soundtrack CD! To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Tuesday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 27.
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Enter to win Dark Rainbow, Anthology of Queer Erotic Horror e-book from Riverdale Avenue Books!

Enter to win Dark Rainbow, Anthology of Queer Erotic Horror e-book from Riverdale Avenue Books!
Enter to win Dark Rainbow, Anthology of Queer Erotic Horror e-book, edited by Andrew Robertson from Riverdale Avenue Books! To enter the contest, fill out the form below between Tuesday, November 20 and Tuesday, December 11.
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Enter for a chance to win a Bohemian Rhapsody prize pack!

Enter for a chance to win a Bohemian Rhapsody prize pack!
Enter for a chance to win a Bohemian Rhapsody prize pack! 20th Century Fox presents Bohemian Rhapsody, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Tuesday, October 30 and Tuesday, November 20.
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Enter to win Call Her Ganda DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures!

Enter to win Call Her Ganda DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures!
Enter to win Call Her Ganda DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures! To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Tuesday, October 30 and Tuesday, November 20.
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Enter for a chance to win an "Ocean Park Standoff" prize pack!

Enter for a chance to win an 'Ocean Park Standoff' prize pack!
"If You Were Mine" (feat. Lil Yachty) is the newest single from musical trio Ocean Park Standoff (Ethan Thompson, Pete Nappi, Samantha Ronson). Enter for a chance to win a prize pack including a sticker, ear plugs, and an "If You Were Mine" CD featuring remixes from KC Lights and Pete Nappi! To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Friday, October 26 and Friday, November 16. Stream/download "If You Were Mine" here: http://hollywoodrecs.co/IfYouWereMine
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Enter to win My Big Gay Italian Wedding DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures!

Enter to win My Big Gay Italian Wedding DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures!
Enter to win My Big Gay Italian Wedding DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures! To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Tuesday, October 23 and Tuesday, November 13.
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Enter for a chance to win Jess Glynne 's new album, Always In Between!

Enter for a chance to win Jess Glynne 's new album, Always In Between!
Enter for a chance to win Jess Glynne 's new album, Always In Between! To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Friday, October 19 and Friday, November 9.
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Enter for a chance to win Salim Nourallah's new album, Somewhere South of Sane!

Enter for a chance to win Salim Nourallah's new album, Somewhere South of Sane!
Enter for a chance to win Salim Nourallah's new album, Somewhere South of Sane! To enter the contest, fill out the form here between Tuesday, October 16 and Tuesday, November 6.
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History

SF trans cultural district slowly moves forward

It's been a little over a year since San Francisco designated the nation's first transgender cultural district in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood. But efforts to establish the historical area have been delayed by a longer-than-expected community planning process.
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Author talks new book about overlooked LGBT tragedy

Author Robert Fieseler's new book, "Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation" dives deep into the events leading up to and the aftermath of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire, a tragic and unsolved arson that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, the largest mass murder of gays until the Pulse Nightclub Shooting 2016.
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Frances Kellor and the Birth of Multiculturalism

Few topics in American politics under President Trump elicit more controversy than immigration. The same was true in early 20th century America when waves of immigrants flooded Ellis Island, causing fears that the country would become "overrun with foreigners," as Henry Cabot Lodge wrote in 1891. With open borders, 30 million Europeans moved to the U.S. between 1850 and 1913. By 1920, about 15 percent of the U.S. population was foreign-born–much as it is in 2018.
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Tea With No Shade

A gloomy, rainy Sunday in September couldn't stop what was originally planned as an outdoor tea dance among the trees and fountains of Washington Park in Cincinnati. The gay tradition, revived last year in Ohio by a couple who lost their go-to bar, simply moved across the street and indoors.
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Maurice Hines: Legendary performer talks seven decades of keeping toes tapping

Out dancer, performer, choreographer and actor Maurice Hines has been in show business since he was 5 years old, which means almost 70 years in the game.
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50 Years On, Busting the Myths of Stonewall

Each of us who were at Stonewall has a different view of the event. They run the gamut from it being a rebellion, a riot, a revolution, or simply a night of the queens having fun and taking over their home, Christopher Street. There are many other versions espoused by people who were there, historical scholars, journalists, and people who like to make things up. Let's parse out the facts and inconsistences of all of these views.
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The Emma Jones Society Convention

Emma Jones was one of the greatest LGBT allies in the 1960s in northern Florida. Too bad she didn't actually exist.
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Lesbian Erasure: part two

Examples of lesbian sexuality are all over early American history. The 19th century saw a myriad of reasons why lesbianism was actually embraced, right up until the turn of the 20th century, when it wasn't. If there are all these depictions of blissfully naked lesbians over centuries, why does anyone keep writing that "We don't really know if A and B who shared the same bed for 50 years were sexual"?
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Lesbian Erasure: Part One: Defining Lesbianism

Lesbians exist. Lesbians, like gay men, have always existed. If there is a singular lesson to be learned this LGBT history month, it is that lesbians didn't just appear suddenly in the 20th century, anomalous figures with no antecedents throughout history. Lesbians have lived and loved and had bodice-ripping passionate sex for millennia.
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An Unlikely Advocate for Gay Rights Emerges as America's First Equality Governor

In April of 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights. In Pennsylvania, a state not generally known for liberal politics, a courageous and progressive Governor, Milton J. Shapp, signed an executive order that banned discrimination in state government. This was the first state in the nation where a governor had taken such action. It would be another four years before another state would take such a bold move.
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Miscellaneous

LGBTQ Students Encouraged to Apply for Scholarships

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 97 students.
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Real Estate Service Supports Further Protection of LGBTQ Elderly

Denver, CO – Oct. 12, 2018 GayRealEstate.com, a service connecting clients with compatible agents, supports the continued protection of LGBTQ members facing discrimination, and the fear of discrimination, in retirement communities. GayRealEstate.com proudly supports the Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons (GLARP) and Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE).
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Preparing to Buy Your First Home

As a first-time homebuyer, you may not know what to expect during the buying process. Finding a real estate agent to work with, getting pre-qualified for your first mortgage, what to do and what not to do after getting approved for your mortgage. And then on to finding the perfect home, and learning how an inspection works.
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