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Coming Home, Portraits of the Formerly Incarcerated

Megan Ghiroli's compelling portrait photography is what originally brought her to the attention of Velvetpark. ...

A Shrine For Girls, Installation by Patricia Cronin

New York artist Patricia Cronin, known for her bold social statements and use of traditional media in the form of cast bronze, marble, water color and oils, has a conceptionaly driven installation ...

Marriage Equality hangs in the balance with Supreme Court

With thirty-seven states now legal proponents of marriage equality along with our nation’s capitol LGBTQ Americans and our allies knew it would be just a matter of time before the issue would be ...

Tomboy @ ODETTA

If you don't keep up with the loft parties, new bars, and sky rocketing rents in Bushwick then, you probably aren't keeping up with the gallery scene either. ...

Q Boston Conference About Us, Not For Us

Here in LGBTQ-friendly Massachusetts, there are not too many places where we are not welcome. We are invited to conferences, schools, public events, and churches. ...

Conversion Therapies Deadly Outcomes

I wish Leelah was alive today. ...

Julia Kunin @ Sandra Gering

Julia Kunin's latest work at her first one-person show at Sandra Gering reflects her mastery over material and an evolution in style. ...

Easter is about seeing those at the margins

For many Christians, Easter is a high holy holiday—it’s the religious bedrock that not only anchors them in their faith, but it also shapes and governs their view of the world. ...

The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name

With The Year We Thought About Love, Cantabrigian filmmaker Ellen Brodsky has made what some might call a dangerous documentary about youth in love, and what others would call a welcoming ...

New York Armory Show 2015 Edition

We were back at that New York artworld institution the Armory, a show we love to hate and hate to love. ...

Boston’s Forgotten Role in the Women’s Movement

March is Women’s History Month and Mary Dore’s documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” helps us celebrate, remember, and cheer  one of our most vilified s ...

Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' is a Masterful Lesbian Romance Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
Indiewire
May 21, 2015

Though Todd Haynes' "Carol" is a measured, faithful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 lesbian romance "The Price of Salt," there's no mistaking its connection to the director's other work. Since his early days with "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story"

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The absolutely stunning rise in support for gay marriage, in 1 chart
The Washington Post
May 21, 2015

I've spent the last 17 years of my life thinking about, reading about and writing about politics. And never in that almost two decades -- gulp -- have I seen a trend line like the one above.

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Missouri Bus Driver Fired For Telling Little Girl She's Gay And Will Burn In Hell
Huffington Post
May 21, 2015

A little girl couldn't help but cry while recounting the story of a bus driver who told her she was gay and would burn in hell. Maurissa Rushing, 11, was riding the bus to school in Kansas City, Mi

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New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma
The New York Times
May 21, 2015

LAST week, the Food and Drug Administration released highly anticipated draft recommendations that would allow gay men to donate blood

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Antigay Midland pastor caught on gay dating app resigns
freep
May 21, 2015

A Michigan pastor who has publicly railed against gay marriage has resigned from his post after being outed by the gay and lesbian entertainment website Queerty.

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Obama: LGBT rights are human rights
MSNBC
May 19, 2015

On Sunday, President Obama and the first lady honored the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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Remembering Elizabeth Montgomery: 9 Queerest Moments of Bewitched
Huffington Post
May 19, 2015

Earlier this television season, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the premiere of ABC's 60s/70s supernatural smash sitcom, Bewitched. As we close the parenthesis on this jubilee of Bewitched's freshman season, we also observe a much more solemn anniversary.

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Black lesbian conference gets torrents of racist, homophobic abuse on Facebook
Pink News
May 19, 2015

A retreat for black lesbians has been forced to remove a Facebook page - after going viral and receiving racist, homophobic abuse.

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Sam Ciccone, a Champion of Gay Police Officers, Dies at 71
The New York Times
May 19, 2015

In January 1978, the mayor of New York, Edward I. Koch, issued an executive order banning discrimination in city agencies on the basis of “sexual orientation or affectional preference.” Less than three weeks later, in an essay on the Op-Ed page of The New York

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'Gay cake' row: Judge rules against Ashers bakery
BBC News
May 19, 2015

A judge rules that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer over its refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.

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North Carolina Teacher Omar Currie Reads His Class Gay Fable After Third-Grader Is Bullied
Huffington Post
May 19, 2015

Efland-Cheeks Elementary teacher Omar Currie makes an impassioned speech in front of the school's media review committee in the school gym Friday evening, May 15, 2015 in Efland, N.C. Credit: HARRY LY

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Hillary Clinton Pens Beautiful Letter To Lesbian Couple Featured In Her Campaign Announcement
Huffington Post
May 18, 2015

2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made another display of solidarity this week with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by penning a beautiful letter to the lesbian couple featured in her campaign announcement video.

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Queen Latifah Opens Up About Those Lesbian Love Scenes In 'Bessie'
Huffington Post
May 18, 2015

On-screen love scenes, gay or straight, should not be a matter of controversy, according to Queen Latifah.

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From Liberace to Sam Smith, The Evolution of Gay Music
Advocate.com
May 18, 2015

Back in February, the Grammy Awards telecast proved that performers could be out, proud, and honored at the same time. On the show, out country singer (and nominee) Brandy Clark sang the vulnerable ballad “Hold My Hand,” resulting in no controversy whatsoever.

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Ireland Favors Gay Marriage, Poll Shows Ahead Of Vote
Huffington Post
May 18, 2015

DUBLIN, May 16 (Reuters) - Irish voters are set to back the introduction of gay marriage by a margin of as much as two-to-one next week and become the first country to approve the policy in a national plebiscite, a series of polls indicated on Saturday.

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Thousands attend Long Beach Gay Pride parade
press telegram
May 18, 2015

About 35,000 revelers gathered Sunday morning to celebrate and show pride in Long Beach’s gay and lesbian community with a parade along Ocean Boulevard under rainbow-colored banners. Music and boi

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Butch and trans: A dispatch from the shifting border.
slate
May 13, 2015

Butch women aren't menexcept for the ones who transition to male, which happens just often enough to make things awkward for everyone involved. It's awkward for fellow butches who feel strongly that they are not men, for trans men who seek to distinguish themselves from masculine women, and ...

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Cate Blanchett Lesbian Past Revealed: Lesbian Liaisons
Variety
May 13, 2015

Cate Blanchett opens up about her Cannes movie "Carol," where she portrays a relationship with Rooney Mara, and more.

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The vindication of Edward Snowden: How a new court decision cements the whistle-blower's legacy
Salon.com
May 12, 2015

The 2nd Circuit's decision on a key provision of the Patriot Act is a huge deal, expert tells Salon

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