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When Politics Meets Oscar

Since it was the worst viewership of the Oscar's in seven years you may have missed what all the fuss was about. Here are the highlights of the acceptance speeches.   ...

Remembering the Lovings this Valentine’s Day

On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of no greater challenge to marriage equality than same-sex marriage that many LGBTQ activists are still struggling for in their states. ...

Full Moon in Leo

It’s snowing boatloads from the thick grey cloud covered sky and I not even sure daylight came today. ...

Chris Ofili Retrospective at The #NewMuseum

If you waited until the last minute to see the Chris Ofili retrospective "Night and Day" at the New Museum, this ...

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! ...

Pixar's first lesbian couple? Finding Dory trailer sparks rumors
telegraph
May 26, 2016

Dory, the adorable fish, is making a comeback in a new film called Finding Dory.

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House Reverses Course on LGBT Rights for Federal Contractors
ABC News
May 26, 2016

The House reversed itself late Wednesday and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors.

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Man found guilty of attack on gay men at Chelsea restaurant
Daily News
May 26, 2016

A Manhattan jury convicted a hulking brute Wednesday in a May 2015 attack on two gay men at Chelsea's Dallas BBQ.

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Evvol's Julie Chance: 'As a closeted lesbian in Dublin, life wasn't easy. Then I found heroin'
The Guardian
May 24, 2016

Let me tell you about the moment I arrived on planet earth, the moment I discovered my sole life purpose. I was 15, standing in the middle of a dance floor in a dingy Dublin night club called the Pink Elephant,

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N.J. senator, LGBT activists call for rejection of Christie nominee
NJ.com
May 24, 2016

Jack Kelly, who was nominated by Christie to the state Parole Board, played a key role in blocking Detective Laurel Hester's right to leave her police pension to her domestic partner.

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LGBT Voters on Why They Support Clinton, Sanders
Advocate.com
May 24, 2016

Ahead of the Washington and California primaries, emotions remain high on both sides.

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Demi Lovato's pro-LGBT statement at the Billboard Music Awards hit all the right notes.
unworthy.com
May 24, 2016

Continuing her streak of being LGBT-positive, Demi Lovato made a pretty awesome move.

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San Diego Gay Men's Chorus group slams San Diego Padres after anthem mixup
ESPN
May 24, 2016

A gay men's choral group called on MLB and the Padres to investigate an incident after a woman's voice singing the national anthem was played at Petco Park when chorus members were to sing.

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Diversity, love, strength and unity celebrated at Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival
presstelegram
May 23, 2016

The Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival got off to a rousing start Saturday with tens of thousands expected to attend the annual event and Pride Parade today.

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Honolulu settles with lesbian couple arrested after kissing
CBS News
May 23, 2016

Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero were visiting Hawaii form Los Angeles last year when they say they were harassed and arrested

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Padres apologize to Gay Men's Chorus for anthem miscue
SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
May 23, 2016

Saturday night, 100 singers from the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus took the field at Petco Park to sing the national anthem — and never got the chance.

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School Policy Says It Can Kick Out Students With Gay Parents
ThinkProgress
May 23, 2016

"This is as forward as I've seen them take this particular agenda."

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LA Pride has sold out and become 'gay Coachella,' critics say
LA Times
May 23, 2016

Saying the annual LA Pride festival has become too corporate, too expensive and not inclusive, protesters this year have planned boycotts of the event. They call themselves #NotOurPride.

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Remembering Florence King, Conservative Lesbian Feminist
Advocate.com
January 12, 2016

Her subject matter ran the gamut: politics, British royalty, Southern hospitality, and everyday life. Get more on Women from The Advocate.

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Senate Stalls Confirmation Of First Openly Gay Army Secretary
Huffington Post
January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON -- Eric Fanning is stepping aside as acting secretary of the Army as the Senate continues to drag out his confirmation vote. If approved, he would be the first openly gay Army secretary.

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DC police gay and lesbian unit changes name to be more inclusive
wusa9.com
January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The branch of the Metropolitan Police Department focused on protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is changing its name.

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David Bowie obituary
The Guardian
January 11, 2016

Artist who blazed a trail of musical trends and pop fashion, reinventing himself, his music and media across many decades

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David Bowie: legendary rock star dies aged 69
The Guardian
January 11, 2016

Follow the reaction and tributes to the musician who has died after 18-month illness

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8 Books About LGBT and Feminist History That Every Lesbian and Bi Woman Should Read
SheWired
January 7, 2016

Need something to do this winter? Check out these 8 empowering reads.

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