Authors of Note

‘Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender Performance and Ballroom Culture in Detroit’ by Marlon M. Bailey

By Lambda Literary Foundation Author: Chase Dimock February 22, 2014 For most of the lgbt community, knowledge of Ballroom culture in America begins and ends with Jennie Livingston’s 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. While the film’s […]

Esteem Awards


Photo Courtesy of David Bridgeforth Quarterly (DBQ) Magazine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2014 Contact: 8TH ANNUAL PRIDEINDEX.COM™ ESTEEM AWARDS Chicago, April 11, 2014 – Today,™ announced the recipients of the 8th Annual Esteem […]

Press Releases and important breaking news

Michael Sam, Jason Collins and more tweet support for newly out UMass guard Derrick Gordon

By Megan Townsend, GLAAD’s Entertainment and Operations Coordinator | Derrick Gordon, a guard on the Minutemen basketball team at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, came out on ESPN this morning and is now the first active openly gay male […]

Music & Radio Personalities

In Memoriam: Frankie Knuckles

Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr., (January 18, 1955– March 31, 2014) better known as Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ, record producer and remixer. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the […]