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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! ...

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. ...

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
New York Times
May 4, 2016

Ellen Pao spent the last few years spotlighting the technology industry’s lack of diversity, in court and beyond. Erica Baker caused a stir at Google when she started a spreadsheet last year ...

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Artist threatened with lawsuits if she sells nude Donald Trump painting | US news
The Guardian
May 4, 2016

Illma Gore’s painting, on display at Maddox Gallery in London now with a £1m pricetag, depicts the Republican presidential candidate with a small penis

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Marisol, Innovative Pop Art Sculptor Written Out of History, Dies at 85
hyperallergic
May 4, 2016

Marisol Escobar, whose penetrating and playful, large-scale wooden sculptures were their own unique blend of Pop and folk art, died on Saturday morning, April 30, at the age of 85, El Universal reported.

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Why People Confuse Allegories with Metaphors
slate.com
May 4, 2016

An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want...

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George Takei Calmly Dismantles All of Marvel’s Excuses for Its Doctor Strange Casting
vulture.com
May 4, 2016

So let me get this straight. You cast a white actress so you wouldn’t hurt sales … in Asia? This backpedaling is nearly as cringeworthy as the casting. Marvel must think we’re all idiots

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Elizabeth Warren Promises to Save Us from Trump
NYMag
May 4, 2016

Donald Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

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California High School Bans Lesbian Couple From Being Prom Queens
Teen Vogue
May 2, 2016

Find out why Foothill High School in California won't allow a lesbian couple to be nominated together as prom queens.

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Theater review: OSF's sublime 'Roe' respects all viewpoints
dailytidings.com
May 2, 2016

There was a palpable sense of anticipation in the halls of the Angus Bowmer Theatre this Thursday last, as patrons were forced to enter the performance space en masse and within minutes of the curtain coming up. If not a deliberate move, it was a clever one.

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Police Refuse to Believe Lesbian Is a Woman, Force Her Out Of Bathroom
jezebel
May 2, 2016

An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.

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Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory
LA Times
May 2, 2016

A Los Angeles County judge on Friday strongly criticized the Long Beach Police Department's practice of conducting sting operations against gay men cruising for companionship, saying the department’s tactics were tantamount to discrimination.

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Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory
LA Times
May 2, 2016

A Los Angeles County judge on Friday strongly criticized the Long Beach Police Department's practice of conducting sting operations against gay men cruising for companionship, saying the department’s tactics were tantamount to discrimination.

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Children With Gay Dads Are Well-Adjusted, But Same-Sex Families Still Face Stigma: Study
Medical Daily
May 2, 2016

Nearly a third of same-sex parents, specifically gay dads, report feeling stigmatized for their decision to raise children.

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Viewpoint: How has marriage changed life for gay people?
BBC News
May 2, 2016

Gay marriage was legalised in most of the UK in 2013. What effect has it had on gay and lesbian relationships?

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Hollywoods nanny-cheating cliché hits home
Salon.com
April 27, 2016

Salon talks to Lauren Weedman about feminism, sex on camera, and her new book Miss Fortune

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Isn’t This Funnier?’ New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode
vulture.com
April 27, 2016

His voice was … I don’t need to tell you what his voice was like. Soft. Strong. A whisper that sounded like it was booming out over a loudspeaker.

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Click Here to Visit Hell: An Interactive “Garden of Earthly Delights”
The New Yorker
April 14, 2016

Alexandra Schwartz on an online interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s most famous painting.

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Teen thrown out of McDonald's after being mistaken as a boy
outinperth.com
April 11, 2016

A 16 year old lesbian has been thrown out of a McDonald's store in the UK after staff demanded that she prove her gender in able to use the bathroom.

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TV shows can’t stop killing off their lesbian characters
New York Post
April 11, 2016

And it’s not that hard because it’s been a real massacre on TV lately.

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Once in the shadows, gay police now out and proud
The Boston Globe
April 11, 2016

The New England Gay Officers Action League has more than 300 members and will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.

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