Category: National News

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

via Edge Media Network. An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year. Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of […]

GLSEN Day of Silence to Take Place Friday, April 17

GLSEN Day of Silence to Take Place Friday, April 17

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

via Edge Media Network On Friday, April 17 thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools. Students typically take a vow of silence as a symbolic representation of the silencing effect […]

Conservative Groups Attempting to Kill Prospective ABC Show

Conservative Groups Attempting to Kill Prospective ABC Show

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015

via Edge Media Network Conservative groups are trying to kill in the cradle a prospective ABC sitcom about a family upended when a teenage son comes out as gay because sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage is involved in the production. The Media Research Center and Family Research Council said their members have […]

GLSEN Responds to Obama's Call to End Conversion Therapy

GLSEN Responds to Obama’s Call to End Conversion Therapy

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015

via Edge Media Network –  GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, thanked President Obama for calling for an end to conversion therapy for minors. Organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American School Counselor Association and many others reject the use of conversion therapy, also known […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Treats in Our Basket

RAGE REVIEWS: Treats in Our Basket

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Another Easter has come and gone, but the bunny left a few new and recommended movies, videos and even an album in his wake! Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation (now playing at Laemmle’s Playhouse in Pasadena) This spiritually-leaning documentary by Stefan Haupt, director of last year’s acclaimed The Circle (see below), […]

INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE SIGNs DISCRIMINATORY “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” BILL INTO LAW

INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE SIGNs DISCRIMINATORY “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” BILL INTO LAW

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015

Gov. Mike Pence today signed a bill into law that would allow anyone to use their religious beliefs to claim that they have a right to refuse to follow anti-discrimination protections and other laws. SB 101 is a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill modeled off Arizona’s SB 1062 that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last year following […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Cinderella is all over the place nowadays.  The kindhearted but neglected stepdaughter/stepsister who ultimately triumphs with a little help from her fairy godmother currently stars in the #1 movie in the US that bears her name, and she recently played a significant role in the hit movie version of the stage […]

ALL ANDY, ALL THE TIME: Andy Cohen To Create His Own SiriusXM Channel

ALL ANDY, ALL THE TIME: Andy Cohen To Create His Own SiriusXM Channel

[ 0 ] March 17, 2015

. All Andy, All The Time: new exclusive channel to be executive produced and personally curated by Cohen Radio Andy to feature weekly radio show hosted by the late night talk show host SiriusXM today announced that Andy Cohen, popular late night talk show host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, television producer, and bestselling […]

STAR WARS: Gets Its First Gay Character

STAR WARS: Gets Its First Gay Character

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015

by Bobby McGuire, Edge Media Network The Force is about to get faaabuulous! NPR reports that the Star Wars universe is getting its first LGBT character in the form of a “capable but flawed Imperial official named Moff Mors who also happens to be a lesbian.” More will be making her debut on the page rather […]

OUTSERVE-SLDN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

OUTSERVE-SLDN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015

by thom senzee –  What a difference four years makes. As OutServe-SLDN gears up for the 2015 edition of its yearly leadership conference, the nation’s leading LGBT service members advocacy organization gives us pause to recall the historic day in the autumn of 2011, when it was finally decided that lesbian, gay and bisexual members […]

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