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2021 Writer’s Retreat Reading Series

A Weeklong Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Literary ArtistryAugust 8-14, 2021 By The Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices presents for the first time a week-long public Reading Series that celebrates the emerged and […]

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The Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier

Release: June 1, 2021 Publicity Contact: Sven Davisson, svendavisson@rebelsatori.comweb: | twitter: rebelsatori | ig: rebelsatori | fb: Rebel Satori Press A career-defining retrospective by a much-beloved contemporary master. “For decades, Emanuel Xavier has been […]

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Authors of Note: Eddie S. Pierce Jr.

This article was originally published October 26, 2013 Photos courtesy of Eddie Seron Pierce Jr. Eddie Seron Pierce Jr., is one of the most creative and ambitious authors that you will ever meet.  Pierce self-published […]

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GLAAD, Athlete Ally, and Pride House Tokyo Release Media Guide for Covering LGBTQ Athletes at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

By Mary Emily O’Hara, Rapid Response Manager By  | July 16, 2021 From the resources guide for journalists and media professionals A record number of out LGBTQ athletes—at least 142 at the time of publication—are competing […]

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In “No Ordinary Man” trans men reflect on the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, reclaiming his place in trans history

By Alex Schmider, Associate Director, Transgender Representation  | July 15, 2021 UPDATED 7/14/21: Finally! No Ordinary Man is available in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, starting Friday, July 16. This moving documentary will roll out to additional […]

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FIERCENESS SERVED! The Story of the Legendary ENIKAlley Coffeehouse in DC

. Fierceness Served! – The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse is a “documentary on DC Black LGBTQ artists who during the 80s launched a national gay cultural movement.” Social activists, politicians, artists, including the likes of Essex Hemphill and Audre Lorde have performed at this venue. […]

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Created By Sharon Bridgforth Photo Credit: Video Still of Sharon Bridgforth from STAGE dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/The Show is a performance processional that celebrates African-American cultures/traditions/histories/and multiple ways of embodying gender and calls all […]

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Meet This Year’s Lambda Fellows, Writers-in-Residence, & Scholarship Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2021Publicity contact:    Sue Landers, Executive Director                   Phone: (323) 385-1019                   E-mail:         62 Emerging LGBTQ Writers to Join Lambda Literary’s 2021 Emerging Writer’s Retreat for LGBTQ Voices New York, NY—For over 30 […]

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The {other} Anthony Anderson

There’s so much more that meets the eye when it comes to Anthony {Jezreal} Anderson. I have no idea where to start with this phenomenal young man. Let’ see, he was born in Gary Indiana […]

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The Talented Mr. Toussaint

It does not matter that Germono Toussaint, is multitalented and has appeared on this website multiple times.  He’s just that gifted and I’m glad to have him back each time. It is not important that […]

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BLACK, GAY, stuck at home

Covid-19 has changed the way we live, work and socialize. The typical weekend date night out consisting of dinner and a movie night has been replaced with a subscription to a streaming service and a […]

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GLAAD releases its second annual 20 Under 20 list, featuring JoJo Siwa, mxmtoon, Ve’ondre Mitchell, Stella Keating, Ewok, Yasmin Finney, and more

By Spencer Harvey, Communications Manager | June 22, 2021 Today, GLAAD revealed its second annual 20 Under 20 list, spotlighting twenty young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and under, who are accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ people while shaping the […]

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WHO WILL START ANOTHER FIRE2021, Various directors, Israel/Nigeria/Philippines/Uganda/USA, 130 mins Event by Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Join us on Wednesday, June 16 at Noon CDT for a Facebook Live […]

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the bull-jean stories – DirectorFest 2021

Photo credit: video still from the bull-jean stories performed by Ameerah Briggs About the bull-jean stories Using traditional storytelling and nontraditional verse to chronicle the course of love returning in the lifetimes of one woman-loving-woman […]

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The Kooples has joined forces with French artist Clément Legrand to celebrate love in all its forms with the #Proudtolove capsule collection

By Mark Olson, Events Manager | June 5, 2021 In celebration of Pride Month, The Kooples has teamed up with French artist Clément Legrand to celebrate universal love through a capsule collection of limited-edition t-shirts. French artist […]

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Segment of Original 1978 Rainbow Flag Donated to the GLBT Historical Society to be Unveiled Friday, June 4, 11:00 a.m.

Photo Credit: Charles Beal president Gilbert Baker Foundation Finding the Original Rainbow Flag June 3, 2021 MEDIA CONTACTDavid PerryDavid Perry & Associates, Inc.(415) WHO / SPEAKERS: GLBT Historical Society Board Member Tina Valentin Aguirre […]

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GLAAD’s Visibility Project and P&G: Advertising & Agency Perspectives on LGBTQ Inclusion Study

By | May 12, 2021 As part of the launch of The Visibility Project, P&G and GLAAD also announced findings from the “LGBTQ Inclusion in Advertising and Media, Advertiser and Agency Perspectives” study. Conducted in February 2021, […]

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The 2021 Esteem Award Honorees

Chicago, April 27, 2021 – Today,™ announced the five organizations and ten individuals that have been selected to be honored at the 14th Annual Esteem Awards. The honorees were selected by a committee of past […]

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Skin Deep with Biodun Abudu

This story first appeared on February 26, 2012 Biodun Abudu is a fashion designer, drag performer and writer. He was born in Providence,  Rhode Island and reared in Nigeria birthplace of his parents.  Abudu’s debut novel […]

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Listen to Tracey “Africa” Norman talk about her legendary modeling career on the LGBTQ&A podcast

Photo Credit Getty Images for GLAAD By Jeffrey Masters, Guest Contributor | February 2, 2021 After being discovered by famed photographer Irving Penn at a casting for Italian Vogue, Tracey “Africa” Norman’s modeling career began to skyrocket. In […]

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Author of Note: Marci Blackman

This story first appeared January 17, 2014 Photo Credit Ed Glazar Brooklyn resident, Marci Blackman, is a literary fiction author of four books and several short stories.  In 1999, They wrote their first novel Po Man’s […]

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2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

Author: Brian Gentes Lambda March 15, 2021 Lambda Literary, the nation’s premier LGBTQ literary organization, today announces the finalists of the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a. the “Lammys”). Created over thirty years ago to […]

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Someone You Should Know: Kenyon Farrow

Photos Courtesy of Kenyon Farrow Kenyon Farrow is a writer, community organizer, activist and motivational speaker; he advocates for numerous social issues such as HIV/AIDS, homophobia and black empowerment. Farrow is the former Executive Director […]

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Authors of Note: Love the Poet

LOVE, also known as Michelle Antoinette Nelson, is a spoken word poet, performance artist and author. She is a member of the Punany Poets, an erotic poetry performance troupe that has been featured on HBO’s Real Sex.  Love […]