Category: National News

PENTAGON TO ANNOUNCE END TO TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN ON JULY 1ST

PENTAGON TO ANNOUNCE END TO TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN ON JULY 1ST

[ 0 ] June 24, 2016

Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, praised the news that the Pentagon is expected to make history on July 1st by announcing the much anticipated end to the military’s ban on open service by transgender people. “Our transgender service members and […]

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

by james guay, lmft Due to societal prejudice, discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people, rates of depression, anxiety, suicide attempts, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use and physical health disparities, are common among sexual and gender minorities.  Experiencing repeated harm as an oppressed minority is a proven predictor of having mental health issues. According to the […]

SAN DIEGO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER RESPONDS TO ORLANDO SHOOTING

SAN DIEGO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER RESPONDS TO ORLANDO SHOOTING

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016

Community Vigil to Take Place in Hillcrest Monday Night This morning, Dr. Delores A. Jacobs, chief executive officer of The San Diego LGBT Community Center, responded to the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The investigation in Orlando is still underway, and additional facts will become known in the coming hours and days. At this time, […]

RICHARD SIMMONS' REP DENIES TABLOID REPORT CLAIMING HE'S TRANSITIONING INTO A WOMAN

RICHARD SIMMONS’ REP DENIES TABLOID REPORT CLAIMING HE’S TRANSITIONING INTO A WOMAN

[ 0 ] June 8, 2016

Edge Media Network – The National Enquirer published a report Wednesday, claiming Richard Simmons is transitioning into a woman. But a rep for the fitness guru spoke with Fox News, telling the network the story is absolutely false. “Not true and a complete fabrication,” Simmons’ publicist told Fox News. In its report, the supermarket tabloid […]

SELENA GOMEZ EXPLAINS WHY SHE'LL PERFORM IN NC DESPITE ANTI-LGBT LAW

SELENA GOMEZ EXPLAINS WHY SHE’LL PERFORM IN NC DESPITE ANTI-LGBT LAW

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016

Edge Media Network –  Selena Gomez is among the performers who will hold a concert in North Carolina, despite the state’s controversial anti-LGBT laws. In a statement to Billboard, the “Hands to Myself” singer explained her decision to not boycott the Tar Heel state. “I am fortunate to have grown up in a home where […]

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

IMPACT LGBT HEALTH CARE Recent anti-LGBT bills such as the bathroom bill in North Carolina and religious freedom bills across the U.S. have highlighted the continuing need to address discrimination towards LGBT individuals. While these laws have captured the attention of the general public, stigma and discrimination within the healthcare system continue to go over […]

ERIC FANNING BECOMES FIRST OPENLY GAY MAN TO BE CONFIRMED ARMY SECRETARY

ERIC FANNING BECOMES FIRST OPENLY GAY MAN TO BE CONFIRMED ARMY SECRETARY

[ 0 ] May 17, 2016

  The U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Army, making him the first openly LGBT leader of a U.S. military service. Matt Thorn, Executive Director of OutServe-SLDN has issued the following statement: “Eight months ago our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama nominated a man who has a resume […]

MORRO BAY

MORRO BAY

[ 0 ] May 17, 2016

ALL THE GOLD IN CALIFORNIA ~ by joel martens ~ They don’t call it the gold coast without reason. Aside from the state’s past as a land rich in the 24-karat nuggets and the glinting flakes filling its rivers and streams, inspiring the fevered rush to the region of the mid 1800s. It’s a title […]

LAVERNE COX TO STAR IN UPCOMING CBS LAW DRAMA 'DOUBT'

LAVERNE COX TO STAR IN UPCOMING CBS LAW DRAMA ‘DOUBT’

[ 0 ] May 16, 2016

from edge media network –  From “Orange is the New Black” to Fox’s broadcast of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Laverne Cox has landed another major role: Deadline reports Cox will co-star in the CBS law drama “Doubt.” The series will also star Katherine Heigl. The show is being produced by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, who […]

THELMA HOUSTON

THELMA HOUSTON

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

SHE’S NEVER LEFT US ~ by joel martens ~ “Don’t Leave Me This Way” began its life on Thelma Houston’s third album Any Way You Like It back in 1976, hitting both the Billboard and Club Play Singles charts in 1977 and winning her the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys that same […]

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