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Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on “Selma”

If Bayard Rustin were alive today he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions on the film “Selma”. ...

Toshi Reagon's Parable

Toshi Reagon's latest musical project, "Parable of t ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Expansive Dream

Martin Luther King's actual birthday is January 15th, and I believe if MLK were alive today he would be well pleased with Ava DuVernay's film "Selma." Many people working for justice today stand on ...

Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2014

It is with great honor that Velvetpark announces our Top 25 Queer Women of 2014. ...

That day after Christmas

Garbage pick-up on my block is every Thursday. But with Christmas falling on that day of the week, this year garbage pick-up rolled over to Friday. ...

Finding Home for the Holidays

The Christmas season is a difficult time of year for me. ...

What Is In A Greeting?

One would think that an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religious diversity would be embraced by us all with two simple words—Happy Holidays! ...

Uranus Square Pluto: Horoscopes of Change

“If you are silent about your pain they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” Zora Neale Hurston ...

(un)HEELED: A Fashion Show For the Unconventionally Masculine *photos*

It was a queer take-over of the Brooklyn Museum this past Saturday night, when 7 queer / trans fashion design teams sent models down the runway at the Brooklyn Museum in a splendid event presented ...

Brooklyn Museum Hosts unHeeled Queer Fashion Show *video*

Last Saturday the Brooklyn Museum of Art was host a queer fashion show representing four fashion houses and designers from Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn. ...

Remembering Thanksgiving

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. ...

Ellen DeGeneres says new lesbian TV show will not be another 'lesbian comedy'
independent.co.uk
January 21, 2015

Ellen DeGeneres is to make a new comedy series featuring a lesbian woman and a straight man who decide to have a baby together.

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'Girl On Girl: A Film About Lesbian Visibility' Seeks Funding Through Indiegogo
Huffington Post
January 21, 2015

Do feminine-presenting lesbians experience invisibility within the queer community?

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Last Tango in Halifax: the latest victim of the dead lesbian cliche | Television & radio
The Guardian
January 21, 2015

Kaite Welsh: The decision of Sally Wainwright to bump off half of the programme’s only gay couple is yet more evidence that lesbians in TV exist to be sacrificed for the plot

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2015 SOTU First To Say “Lesbian,” “Bisexual,” “Transgender”
BuzzFeed News
January 21, 2015

In this year’s State of the Union address, Barack Obama used dozens of words that have never been mentioned in any previous SOTU address. Some highlights, from the remarks as prepared for delivery:

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The Supreme Court's New Gay Marriage Case Tests MLK's Dream of True Equality | Lisa Bloom
Huffington Post
January 21, 2015

How fitting that just before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend our Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether our constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. As Dr. King said the night before he died, "All we say to Am...

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Debates at Davos Get Around to Gay Rights
The New York Times
January 21, 2015

The World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which begins this week, has been a top venue for controversial conversations over the years. Israelis and Palestinians have debated,

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Anderson Cooper Delivers Hilarious Response to ‘Gay Agenda’-Obsessed Pastor
Mediaite
January 21, 2015

Last week, Ellen DeGeneres decided to publicly respond to a pastor who had used her as an example of the media's gay agenda in an op-ed for the Christian Post. Another gay entertainer referenced by Larry Tomczak in that piece was CNN's Anderson Cooper.

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Berlin Story
The New Yorker
January 21, 2015

How the Germans invented gay rights—more than a century ago.

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Burn the Fuck Outta Bill Cosby at Golden Globes
jezebel.com
January 12, 2015

Here's Amy Poehler and Tina Fey opening the Golden Globes mean girl bestie-style with a series of sick burns on the rich, famous, and drunk.

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15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old
huffingtonpost.com
January 12, 2015

The following 15 women defeated the odds, inscribing their names in art history and forever changing its course. And what's crazier is the fact that they kept doing it, over and over again, ...

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The Best Books This Year Are All Written by Women: A Guide
gawker.com
January 9, 2015

We went looking for the best books to read this year and a wonderful thing happened: we discovered they were all written by remarkably talented women. A particular chorus of men wrote some decent books, too, but women, by far, will own 2015.

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My Own Career Bores Me Mark Flood on His Gallery Experiment
hypperallergic
January 9, 2015

Mark Flood Resents was an artist-run gallery, showroom, exhibition space, hangout, and crash pad where nothing was for sale. The space was intended to confuse the art world and to showcase young artists. The Artforum ads were perplexing, the space

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President Obama Proposes Free Community College For Two Years
BuzzFeed News
January 9, 2015

An estimated 9 million students could benefit from the program with each full-time student saving an average of $3,800 per year, the White...

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3 Suspects Dead in French Hostage Situations
NYMag
January 9, 2015

All three suspects wanted in connection to two hostage situations in France are dead, according to reports, and all the hostages are believed to have been successfully freed after several frightening hours.

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AP Removes Piss Christ Photos After Charlie Hebdo Self-Censorship
gawker.com
January 8, 2015

Politico's Dylan Byers reports that the Associated Press removed an image of Andres Serrano's 1987 photo Piss Christ from its photo library in the wake of today's deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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Phylicia Rashad Now Denies Dismissing Cosby's Accusers
The Root
January 8, 2015

In an interview with ABC's Nightline, Phylicia Rashad now denies ever saying "forget these women" when asked by a Hollywood website about Bill Cosby's accusers. To Nightline she said, "I am a woman. I would never say such a thing...

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The Devil in Marina Abramovic
nytimes.com
January 8, 2015

The famous provocateur is fed up with MoMA and the state of her love life.

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Judge Approves Christo's Controversial Colorado Project
hyperallergic.com
January 8, 2015

It looks like artist Christo may soon be hanging those sheets over the river,as a federal judge once described a proposed art project in southern Colorado that has stirred much debate. 

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Thoughts on Stefan Simchowitz from Berlin
hyperallergic
January 7, 2015

Art collector/dealer/advisor/“flipper” Stefan Simchowitz, by virtue of a long exposé in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, is again on the lips and fingertips of artists, art pros, and now mainstream culture vultures everywhere.

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