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LZ Granderson: More thoughts about Ray Rice and domestic violence…

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Trans slam poet Kit Yan featured as Ai Wei Wei!

Chinese-American Artists Celebrate Early Years of Ai Wei Wei
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Michael Sam’s courageous tears were real, and so were yours
By Cyd Zeigler  @CydZeigler
 
Michael Sam accepted ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award for coming out as gay before the NFL Draft. Now he sets out to write the final act in this transformative year in sports.

Michael Sam’s courageous tears were real, and so were yours

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Michael Sam accepted ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award for coming out as gay before the NFL Draft. Now he sets out to write the final act in this transformative year in sports.

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MLB to make major announcement regarding homophobia in baseball
By Cyd Zeigler 

Major League Baseball will make the announcement about its handling of gay issues and homophobia Tuesday before the League’s All-Star game.

MLB to make major announcement regarding homophobia in baseball

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Major League Baseball will make the announcement about its handling of gay issues and homophobia Tuesday before the League’s All-Star game.

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Shane Bitney Crone: To celebrate #NYCPride Week, the #EmpireStateBuilding cast a rainbow across New York City for three nights!

Shane Bitney Crone: To celebrate #NYCPride Week, the #EmpireStateBuilding cast a rainbow across New York City for three nights!

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LZ Granderson’s Washington football rant: History alone should prompt mascot change.

LZ Granderson’s Washington football rant: History alone should prompt mascot change.

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100 Women We Love
Sandra Valls


Being a lesbian is never easy in comedy, nor is being a Latina. And if you´re both? Well, you´ve got your work cut out for you. Still, Sandra Valls has never let anything stop her. She performs sold-out shows around the country, appeared in two Showtime comedy specials, and is widely celebrated as one of the world´s funniest lesbian comics. She admits, though, that the journey hasn´t always been easy, particularly considering that she´s never been closeted. ″If you are defining success as fame and money and opportunity, then yes, it´s been quite difficult to ´make it´ as an out lesbian,″ she says. ″But if you´re defining success as fulfilling the mission you were sent to do on Earth-[which for me is] doing what I love, comedy and singing and performing, getting to travel and meet amazing people all over the world who love me, and getting paid for it-then yes, I´m very, very, very successful.″ A passionate activist, Valls uses her success to help others, working on comedy shows to benefit AIDS, domestic violence, LGBT rights and sobriety. Oh, and as if that weren´t enough, she´s an accomplished actor, singer and author, too.

100 Women We Love

Sandra Valls

Being a lesbian is never easy in comedy, nor is being a Latina. And if you´re both? Well, you´ve got your work cut out for you. Still, Sandra Valls has never let anything stop her. She performs sold-out shows around the country, appeared in two Showtime comedy specials, and is widely celebrated as one of the world´s funniest lesbian comics. She admits, though, that the journey hasn´t always been easy, particularly considering that she´s never been closeted. ″If you are defining success as fame and money and opportunity, then yes, it´s been quite difficult to ´make it´ as an out lesbian,″ she says. ″But if you´re defining success as fulfilling the mission you were sent to do on Earth-[which for me is] doing what I love, comedy and singing and performing, getting to travel and meet amazing people all over the world who love me, and getting paid for it-then yes, I´m very, very, very successful.″ A passionate activist, Valls uses her success to help others, working on comedy shows to benefit AIDS, domestic violence, LGBT rights and sobriety. Oh, and as if that weren´t enough, she´s an accomplished actor, singer and author, too.

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Emanuel Xavier - National Campaign for Youth Shelter - Rally
Junior Labeija introduces speaker Emanuel Xavier, an author and former homeless LGBT youth, at the 6-2-14 rally for the National Campaign for Youth Shelter (…
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The long running off-Broadway hit solo play Patti Issues makes its Australian premiere at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival.       
As a young gay boy Ben Rimalower found comfort in musical theatre especially in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone.
With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men’s time-old obsessions with divas. MORE

The long running off-Broadway hit solo play Patti Issues makes its Australian premiere at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival.       

As a young gay boy Ben Rimalower found comfort in musical theatre especially in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone.

With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men’s time-old obsessions with divas. MORE

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S. Bear Bergman launches “5 Questions People Always Want To Ask The Transsexual (but shouldn’t) (but I’ll answer some of them anyway)” at North Jersey Pride. MORE

S. Bear Bergman launches “5 Questions People Always Want To Ask The Transsexual (but shouldn’t) (but I’ll answer some of them anyway)” at North Jersey Pride. MORE

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LZ Granderson speaks of Maya: 
I never had the chance to meet Maya Angelou. But she has been in my life all along.
In some of my darkest moments, her prose was a lit candle.
When I felt alone, her words were my company. More

LZ Granderson speaks of Maya: 

I never had the chance to meet Maya Angelou. But she has been in my life all along.

In some of my darkest moments, her prose was a lit candle.

When I felt alone, her words were my company. More

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OUTmedia has been proud to support Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the arts and through the arts during this all important month. It strives to give voice and empowerment to AAPI people, not just in May, but throughout the year. OUTmedia continuously works to break though marginalization of cultures through its diverse talent “one act at a time,” promoting diversity awareness and honoring our multiple rich histories and identities. 

OUTmedia has been proud to support Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the arts and through the arts during this all important month. It strives to give voice and empowerment to AAPI people, not just in May, but throughout the year. OUTmedia continuously works to break though marginalization of cultures through its diverse talent “one act at a time,” promoting diversity awareness and honoring our multiple rich histories and identities. 

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Word from Shane Bitney Crone:
Today marks the third anniversary of the death of my partner, Tom Bridegroom. Although I miss him terribly, the time since he has died has been filled with incredible experiences that have inspired me to speak up for social change and LGBT equality. I want to celebrate his outgoing spirit and compassion for humanity by encouraging you all to watch the documentary Bridegroom Movie. You can honor Tom but also start a dialogue within your own school and community and amongst your family and friends. We can’t force people to support equality; we can only share our stories and hope that hearts and minds will open and love will prevail.Tap Tap Tap,Shane

Word from Shane Bitney Crone:

Today marks the third anniversary of the death of my partner, Tom Bridegroom. Although I miss him terribly, the time since he has died has been filled with incredible experiences that have inspired me to speak up for social change and LGBT equality. I want to celebrate his outgoing spirit and compassion for humanity by encouraging you all to watch the documentary Bridegroom Movie. You can honor Tom but also start a dialogue within your own school and community and amongst your family and friends. We can’t force people to support equality; we can only share our stories and hope that hearts and minds will open and love will prevail.

Tap Tap Tap,
Shane

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Don’t even consider being in Miami this weekend and not going to see Ben Rimalower’s “Patti Issues.”  I can’t see it enough. MORE

Don’t even consider being in Miami this weekend and not going to see Ben Rimalower’s “Patti Issues.”  I can’t see it enough. MORE