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Mazel tov galore LZ Granderson…but you ain’t #24 in the rankings if it wasn’t media folks who were polled, but readers, and viewers!! Others above you may be seen, but they don’t ignite those conversations at water coolers, classrooms, and on stoops. Undoubtedly, top 10!

The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media

Mazel tov galore LZ Granderson…but you ain’t #24 in the rankings if it wasn’t media folks who were polled, but readers, and viewers!! Others above you may be seen, but they don’t ignite those conversations at water coolers, classrooms, and on stoops. Undoubtedly, top 10!

The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media

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How fantastic it was to join Shane Bitney Crone, Stacy Galligan Vogel, Emily Walker and the Centenary College I AM folks at the SRO crowd of 350 students at a 1400 student campus where only 650 live on campus. 2 standing ovations, and a crowd utterly inspired by Shane. Then Shane was on to NY for sightseeing and Pace U!
"Shane’s visit to campus is the highlight of my career as an educator. To witness the positive and truly caring fashion in which he interacted with students was astounding—it’s an educator’s dream to see students so moved and engaged.”-Prof. Andrew Stout, Instructor of Composition & Rhetoric and Women’s & Gender Studies, Pace U

How fantastic it was to join Shane Bitney Crone, Stacy Galligan Vogel, Emily Walker and the Centenary College I AM folks at the SRO crowd of 350 students at a 1400 student campus where only 650 live on campus. 2 standing ovations, and a crowd utterly inspired by Shane. Then Shane was on to NY for sightseeing and Pace U!

"Shane’s visit to campus is the highlight of my career as an educator. To witness the positive and truly caring fashion in which he interacted with students was astounding—it’s an educator’s dream to see students so moved and engaged.”

-Prof. Andrew Stout, Instructor of Composition & Rhetoric and Women’s & Gender Studies, Pace U

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The NFL’s Ray Rice lesson: Football is about more than football
We have allowed people in the NFL to hide behind X’s and O’s for too long. The Ray Rice incident has made it clear: It’s time they all took a stand on the very key societal issues they are helping shape.-Cyd Zeigler
Is your campus in need of looking at the compelling social issues revealed through sports?  
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Ben Rimalower on Being Gay and Bad With Money

The Patti Issues star discusses his new NYC solo show about his addiction to overspending.

Most daring night of truth-telling in theater I’ve ever seen. Is it pre- Rosh Hashonah running rampant on the distance we have to travel for self-improvement? A gay confessional on when our appealing selves also feature demons that seemingly know no bounds? No one does it like Ben, with such brutal honesty dripping relenlessly with haimishe unbridled humor.

Ben Rimalower on Being Gay and Bad With Money


Most daring night of truth-telling in theater I’ve ever seen. Is it pre- Rosh Hashonah running rampant on the distance we have to travel for self-improvement? A gay confessional on when our appealing selves also feature demons that seemingly know no bounds? No one does it like Ben, with such brutal honesty dripping relenlessly with haimishe unbridled humor.

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Yesterday: To Josina AndersonESPN, and everyone else who wants to talk about gay NFL players getting naked with their teammates - welcome to Cyd Zeigler’s shower…

Today: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher SLAMMED both ESPN and reporter Josina Anderson for their ‘unethical,’ ‘unprofessional,’ ‘manufactured’ story on Michael Sam in the showers. This report is now becoming a pretty bad black eye for a network that has a good track record on LGBT issues.

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Decision week for Michael Sam, Rams, NFL
If Sam gets cut by St. Louis, it will be a football decision. If he gets passed on by the 31 other teams, homophobia will be a reason.-Cyd Zeigler, Outsports

Decision week for Michael Sam, Rams, NFL


If Sam gets cut by St. Louis, it will be a football decision. If he gets passed on by the 31 other teams, homophobia will be a reason.-Cyd Zeigler, Outsports

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Gotta see this film this weekend i  NYC. Raves from the NY Times! In addition, Jason Stuart marries John Lithgow and Alfred Molina’s characters! 
Prolific character actor Jason Stuart plays one of the most important supporting roles in Love Is Strange. As the officiant who marries John Lithgow’s Ben and Alfred Molina’s George, he sets the whole story in motion, and inadvertently affects the lives of all the other characters in the film. For this week’s episode of Love Stories, we asked Jason to tell us about a particularly important moment in his life: the moment he knew he was gay. It’s a truly amazing story that ironically begins with his appearance on one of the straightest TV shows in history: The Dating Game.  WATCH. 
To keep up with Jason, you can follow him on Twitter, or visit his website to find out about his latest guest appearances, comedy gigs, radio shows and more. 

Gotta see this film this weekend i  NYC. Raves from the NY Times! In addition, Jason Stuart marries John Lithgow and Alfred Molina’s characters! 

Prolific character actor Jason Stuart plays one of the most important supporting roles in Love Is Strange. As the officiant who marries John Lithgow’s Ben and Alfred Molina’s George, he sets the whole story in motion, and inadvertently affects the lives of all the other characters in the film. For this week’s episode of Love Stories, we asked Jason to tell us about a particularly important moment in his life: the moment he knew he was gay. It’s a truly amazing story that ironically begins with his appearance on one of the straightest TV shows in history: The Dating Game.  WATCH

To keep up with Jason, you can follow him on Twitter, or visit his website to find out about his latest guest appearances, comedy gigs, radio shows and more. 

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CNN’s LZ Granderson: How many unarmed people have to die?

I am tired.Tired of our streets being peppered with dead, unarmed black people. Tired of listening to armed assailants describe how they feared for their lives. Tired of being told “this has nothing to do with race.”I am tired of having to march to have murderers arrested. Tired of worrying about my 17-year-old being gunned down by some random white guy who thinks his music is too loud. Tired of knowing the same could happen to me.

CNN’s LZ Granderson: How many unarmed people have to die?

I am tired.Tired of our streets being peppered with dead, unarmed black people. Tired of listening to armed assailants describe how they feared for their lives. Tired of being told “this has nothing to do with race.”I am tired of having to march to have murderers arrested. Tired of worrying about my 17-year-old being gunned down by some random white guy who thinks his music is too loud. Tired of knowing the same could happen to me.

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Wow, an endorsement deal for an angelic troublemaker! Love that troublemaking is gaining such favor. Loved this troublemaker, Lz Granderson from afar when I first read him in 2007, and then it was clinched staying up until three with him at the hockey party in Aspen in 2008.





"One of my heroes, a civil rights leader, said we were called to be angelic troublemakers - don’t just go along to get along, rock the boat. I remember writing my first sports article. It was back in ‘91, I was playing basketball, and I rec… See More
Wow, an endorsement deal for an angelic troublemaker! Love that troublemaking is gaining such favor. Loved this troublemaker, Lz Granderson from afar when I first read him in 2007, and then it was clinched staying up until three with him at the hockey party in Aspen in 2008.
"One of my heroes, a civil rights leader, said we were called to be angelic troublemakers - don’t just go along to get along, rock the boat. I remember writing my first sports article. It was back in ‘91, I was playing basketball, and I rec See More
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I’ll never forget producing “Queer Schmear” in 1994 at StandUp NY, all queer Jewish talents at Standup NY. Jaffe Cohen, the Klezmatics, Sara Citron. Robin Williams always warmed up for Letterman by doing some stage time. In his high-octane, turbo charged way, he swooped onto the stage at the end of the show, and went on for 45 minutes just improvising on anything called out by the audience. Somebody called out “Gays in Hollywood”, and he said “who gives a fuck about gays in Hollywood, I’m all about the gays in San Francisco. Don’t fly in there, there’s no getting past the metal detectors that get set off”, as he demonstrated with eruptions to his sacred erotic zones.
The world has lost the true comic genius of our time. My heart is broken, and my love pours out.

I’ll never forget producing “Queer Schmear” in 1994 at StandUp NY, all queer Jewish talents at Standup NY. Jaffe Cohen, the Klezmatics, Sara Citron. Robin Williams always warmed up for Letterman by doing some stage time. In his high-octane, turbo charged way, he swooped onto the stage at the end of the show, and went on for 45 minutes just improvising on anything called out by the audience. Somebody called out “Gays in Hollywood”, and he said “who gives a fuck about gays in Hollywood, I’m all about the gays in San Francisco. Don’t fly in there, there’s no getting past the metal detectors that get set off”, as he demonstrated with eruptions to his sacred erotic zones.

The world has lost the true comic genius of our time. My heart is broken, and my love pours out.

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Hope my meeting about Peace-Makers of Israel’s Arab-Jewish Community http://psjc.org/2014/07/oasis-peace/ is over by 9!
From women’s rights to gay rights, the ’60s triggered big social and political upheaval. What has changed since then? Chat live with S.E. Cupp and Lz Granderson on Facebook.com/CNN as you watch #TheSixtiesCNN tonight at 9 ET.

Hope my meeting about Peace-Makers of Israel’s Arab-Jewish Community http://psjc.org/2014/07/oasis-peace/ is over by 9!

From women’s rights to gay rights, the ’60s triggered big social and political upheaval. What has changed since then? Chat live with S.E. Cupp and Lz Granderson on Facebook.com/CNN as you watch #TheSixtiesCNN tonight at 9 ET.

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Hey Kentucky folks! Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, KY will again host a special comedy weekend starring nationally known comic, Etta May, Aug. 21-23. Opening for Etta May this year is Sapna Kumar, who jokes about the trials and tribulations of growing up gay and Indian in Indiana. If you’re a campus programmer in KY, contact OUTmedia for the limited free tix we have, so you can see Sapna strut her Midwestern stuff.

Hey Kentucky folks! Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, KY will again host a special comedy weekend starring nationally known comic, Etta May, Aug. 21-23. Opening for Etta May this year is Sapna Kumar, who jokes about the trials and tribulations of growing up gay and Indian in Indiana. If you’re a campus programmer in KY, contact OUTmedia for the limited free tix we have, so you can see Sapna strut her Midwestern stuff.

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A weighty glass ceiling got shattered today.  1st women’s coach in the NBA, 1st in the 4 most major professional sports. Cyd Zeigler's right, this is Becky Hammon's win and her doing.  We can honor Coach Pop and his progressive thinking, Jeff Fisher for not failing prey to the notions of Michael Sam being a distraction, and to Branch Rickey who dared to fight racist practices and hire Jackie Robinson, but let's not forget the true heroes who earned their places in sports and sports history.

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Really fantastic photo of last week’s performance of AI WEI WEI: THE SEED at Brooklyn Museum courtesy of Nicole Whelan of NOW Photography NYC — with Kit Yan and 4 others at Brooklyn Museum.

Really fantastic photo of last week’s performance of AI WEI WEI: THE SEED at Brooklyn Museum courtesy of Nicole Whelan of NOW Photography NYC — with Kit Yan and 4 others at Brooklyn Museum.

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