Twitter shows scenes of LGBT pride parades in San Francisco and other cities

Twitter shows scenes of LGBT pride parades in San Francisco and other cities


People took to Twitter to post photos and videos of pride parades happening across the country on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth


Subaru of America, Inc. today proudly announced its partnership with PFLAG, a national organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), for the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program. Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National and its network of chapters across the country to ensure that all youth – regardless of their family background or personal identity – are welcomed and accepted at school.

Gay Pride Movement Faces Growing Pangs as It Matures

Gay Pride Movement Faces Growing Pangs as It Matures


Gay pride events across the country have become the stage for a battle over what the gay-rights movement’s priorities should be.

Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away

Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away


Organizers who have spent months planning celebrations are at odds with those who think the political situation demands a recasting of priorities.

Pride-Themed Advertising Is Everywhere, but Hold Your Applause

Pride-Themed Advertising Is Everywhere, but Hold Your Applause


In the dance of risk versus reward, corporations finally believe they can make more money capturing market share than they can lose in potential blow back.

Personalization Prevails And Traditions Get A Twist Among Same-Sex Weddings, According To The Knot & Q.Digital LGBTQ Weddings Study 2017

Personalization Prevails And Traditions Get A Twist Among Same-Sex Weddings, According To The Knot & Q.Digital LGBTQ Weddings Study 2017


In celebration of Pride Month and the second anniversary of marriage equality in the US, The Knot, the number one wedding brand and marketplace, and Q.Digital, the trusted voice in the LGBTQ community, today release the results from The Knot & Q.Digital LGBTQ Weddings Study. The study surveyed 821 LGBTQ respondents in the US who were married or are engaged to be married to reveal the average cost of a wedding for LGBTQ couples, how they are proposing, traditions and other key statistics related to LGBTQ weddings in America.

Personalization Prevails And Traditions Get A Twist Among Same-Sex Weddings

Personalization Prevails And Traditions Get A Twist Among Same-Sex Weddings


In celebration of Pride Month and the second anniversary of marriage equality in the US, The Knot, the number one wedding brand and marketplace, and Q.Digital, the trusted voice in the LGBTQ community, today release the results from The Knot & Q.Digital LGBTQ Weddings Study. The study surveyed 821 LGBTQ respondents in the US who were married or are engaged to be married to reveal the average cost of a wedding for LGBTQ couples, how they are proposing, traditions and other key statistics related to LGBTQ weddings in America.

LGBTQ activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence

LGBTQ activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence


Riot police have used tear gas and water cannons to break up the parade in the past two years

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque


The mosque will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque) and will allow female imams.

Use of word “queer” growing in LGBT news reporting

Use of word “queer” growing in LGBT news reporting


A recent editorial in Denver’s OutFront magazine has reignited the debate over what word, words or acronym to describe the LGBT community. Ryan Howe, editor of Colorado magazine, explained in a recent column why the publication started using the word “queer,” which was formerly seen as pejorative.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

“For us, ‘queer’ is used as an umbrella term for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or something other than the heteronormative worldview that promotes heterosexuality as the norm,” Howe wrote. “Being queer means that people are accepted for being themselves. They are celebrated for living authentically to how they want to live and not letting social norms dictate how they navigate our world.” 

The Advocate celebrates 50th anniversary

The Advocate celebrates 50th anniversary


The Advocate, the longest running LGBT publication in the country, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The latest issue, number 1091, features covers representing five decades of LGBT history, including the battle for trans rights, the fight for marriage equality, and the work of AIDS activists. 

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Dallas Voice and OUT North Texas

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Dallas Voice and OUT North Texas


Geographic coverage area: North Texas, more specifically Dallas/Fort Worth. We are distributed to more than 400 distribution locations in five counties, 23 cities and 62 zip codes. 

Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples

Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples


Often the Bible is used to justify homophobia, but Axel Hotels is turning that narrative around with its new “Noah’s Ark” commercial, conveying the message that all types of couples are welcome at Axel. The ad, timed for LGBT Pride Month, shows a variety of same-sex couples, starting out with similar pairs — “bears,” “otters,” …

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation Scholarships for 52 LGBTQ Students


Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization's history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community College Scholarship Program thanks to continued support from Wells Fargo.

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Why "Lilo & Stitch" Meant the World to My Gay, Parentless Self


In honor of the movie’s 15th anniversary, one writers talks about the personal impact Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch” had on him as a gay, parentless child

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“I am Peaceman”: Debbie Gibson Joins Sir Ivan In Anti-Violence Anthem

After the terrible mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last year, and the recent anti-gay explosion in the gay neighborhood in New York, Sir Ivan wanted to focus part of his message to raise awareness of the violence against the LGBT community, by teaming up with Debbie Gibson on “I Am Peaceman” his new single.

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Newseum Exhibit Explores Modern Gay Rights Movement on 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Inn Raid

“Rise Up” Tells the Story of the Spark that Ignited a Fight for Freedom

In March 2019, the Newseum will open “Rise Up: Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement,” an exhibit that explores the modern gay rights movement in the United States. The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The protests that raid ignited are considered to be the catalyst that inspired the modern gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ civil rights.

“Rise Up” explores what happened at the Stonewall Inn, the myths surrounding it and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans. Over

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Washington, DC, New York City and San Francisco Celebrate the LGBTQ Community During IPW 2017

Destinations join for an event benefiting the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation

Destination DC (DDC), NYC & Company and San Francisco Travel partnered on their first ever official LGBTQ event during U.S. Travel Association’s IPW on Monday, June 5 at Town Danceboutique to celebrate the LGBTQ travel community and bring awareness to the importance of welcoming all visitors to the U.S. IPW, the largest generator of travel to the U.S., is underway in Washington, DC for the first time through June 7, 2017.


The three cities each have a rich history of activism and large LGBTQ populations.