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Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2013

It's with great honor that we present to you Velvetpark’s Top 25 Queer Women of 2013. ...

George Zimmerman Trying To Cash in On Racism...

Speaking sanity to insanity, art critic Jerry Saltz comments on George Zimmerman's painting on sale on eBay. Did your jaw drop, yeah mine did to0. But thankfully Saltz sums it up.   ...

2013: The Right’s war on Christmas continues...

For the past decade now, when this holiday season rolls around we can always count on a yearly kerfuffle from someone from the Right—the continuing war on Christmas. ...

Rare Birds and Wild Creatures

Last Monday evening, Dec 9, 2013, friends old and new gathered at The Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD) for ...

Time Magazine's Person of the Year Runner Up, Eddie Windsor

Why was Eddie Windsor a runner up and not a finalist? Only Time will tell. ...

Mandela's LGBTQ advocacy fallen on deaf ears in Africa and African diasporic communities

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela - who was oftentimes affectionately referred to by his Xhosa clan name "Madiba," or as "Tata" (Father)—I, too, like so many LGBTQ activists across ...

How media and research institutions contribute of HIV/AIDs in black communities

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! However, here in the U.S. you would have scarcely known. Much of the focus was, and still is, on developing countries. ...

Best Lesbian Erotica, Eating Their Own

In June of this year I sent out a story to be considered for Best Lesbian Erotica 2014, a popular anthology put out by Cleis Press. ...

Investing in the Climate, Fossil Fuel the New Slavery?

The planet is getting hotter and sooner or later, world governments are going to be forced to take action. ...

Michelle Malone Strips Down (and Folks Up)

Atlanta-bred singer/songwriter Michelle Malone has lived through more than a few different incarnations in her career. ...

Velvetpark Reading, "Mother As Muse"

This Wed, Dec 4th at Dixon Place, our December Reading: "Mother As Muse" curated by Qiana Mestrich. Wednesday at 7:00pm, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, @ Delancey ...

Jo Becker's Forcing the Spring gets the gay marriage story wrong. Here's what really happened.
slate.com
April 22, 2014

One fall day in 1990, Ninia Baehr found herself with an ear infection and no health insurance. When the pain became unbearable, she and her partner, Genora Dancel, called Bill Woods, a lawyer at a Honolulu gay and lesbian community center, to see if there were any options for domestic-partner...

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Did Facebook's Graffiti Artist Admit To Sexual Assault On His Podcast?
xoJane
April 22, 2014

"She said yes with her eyes."

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How to Mold a Brain
gizmodo
April 22, 2014

Our brains are inherently plastic, and can be easily shaped to change our behavior. In this video Crash Course looks at the history of psychology to explain how possible to mold our grey matter

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For One Brief, Shining Moment, New York City Will Get Its Own Cat Cafe
jezebel
April 22, 2014

A pet food company is opening up a cat cafe in New York City, but cat lovers won't have very long to enjoy it.

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Members of Turkey's Art Community Speak Out Against Government
Hyperallergic
April 22, 2014

Turkey has long been known for its relatively liberal political system for the region, but over the past year the country has begun clamping down on free speech; 24 people were detained last summer after allegedly spreading anti-government sentiment on Twitter, and the

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George R. R. Martin Weighs in on the Rape Scene
Vulture
April 22, 2014

The whole dynamic is different in the show.

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Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught On Tape In Homophobic Tirade
huffington post
April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The mayor of a tiny South Carolina town has triggered protests, prayer vigils and even a city council vote to weaken his powers after firing longtime police chief Crystal Moore, who is a lesbian and who some believe is a target of the m...

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Obama and Biden, not Mozilla, illustrate how to advance gay marriage.
Slate
April 21, 2014

In the days since Brendan Eich quit Mozilla, supporters of same-sex marriage have debated the wisdom of using pressure to punish their opponents. Eich, an executive with no known record of antigay bias in the workplace, was forced out for having donated $1,000 to the 2008 campaign for

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Can landlords ban tenants from opening gay bars?
New York Post
April 21, 2014

A Brooklyn bar owner says he’s going “straight” out of business — because his landlord won’t let him turn his watering hole into a gay bar.

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Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter’s same-sex wedding
standard
April 21, 2014

The conservative lawyer who defended California’s ban on gay marriage at the Supreme Court is at work on another project: planning his daughter’s...

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How A Gay Ugandan Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured
huffington post
April 21, 2014

A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found out he was gay, and into the arms of a loving home that rescued him. His unique story was read widel...

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Couple Plans Own Prom After Student Says School Barred Her From Bringing Her Transgender Boyfriend
buzzfeed
April 17, 2014

A private Christian high school in Queens, New York, allegedly won’t allow a student to bring her transgender boyfriend to prom this year —...

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Hollywood Counternarratives: A Fictional Female Warner Brothers
hyperallergic
April 17, 2014

Phyllis McGillicuddy strode out of the bathroom, heading toward a podium that overlooked a room packed with fans and friends alike. It had been a while since Phyllis left her home in suburban Glendale, where she lives

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The First 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 2 Trailer Is Finally Here And It's Amazing
Huffpo
April 17, 2014

They teased us, they played with our hearts, but now Netflix has finally given us a fully trailer for "Orange Is the New Black" Season 2, and it's oh so delicious. Piper is back in SHU, Morello is seemingly out of prison and t...

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Artist Judy Chicago's Feminist Fireworks Display Coming to Prospect Park - Prospect Heights
DNAinfo.com New York
April 16, 2014

Judy Chicago, the artist behind the “The Dinner Party” — her most famous work featuring sculptures she’s alternately described as inspired by butterflies and female genitalia — said the upcoming fireworks show will bring to life similar themes.

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Meet 'The People's Couch' Stars Julie and Brandy
Bravo Official News
April 16, 2014

Get the inside scoop on the comedy writing pair Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard who dish on how they met, share their thoughts on the return of Game of Thrones, and even reveal their Housewives taglines.

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How Game of Thrones Actors Would Have Done It
Vulture
April 16, 2014

Ideas include smothering, beheading, dehydrating, poisoning, impaling, hugging, and oversexing.

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Twenty-two years ago, I asked my dad if he was gay. Then he was gone.
slate
April 16, 2014

On a Saturday afternoon in April 1992, when I was 13, my father told me we needed to talk. We sat on the itchy baby-blue blanket on my bed in the room I shared with my 8-year-old brother. I didn't know what he was going to tell me. I already...

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SEARCH Joan Jonas to Represent United States at 2015 Venice Biennale
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
April 16, 2014

Ms. Jonas, 78, was selected by the State Department’s bureau of educational and cultural affairs, which promotes cultural exchanges worldwide.

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