5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 12

1. Salt Lake City is looking to name a street for Harvey Milk right down the road from the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the chal...

Darian Aaron: The church of OUT

Inspiration can come when you least expect it. Despite my reputation for being outspoken, I was fully prepared to forego an editorial in this issue. My personal mantra has always been to speak or write only ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 13

1. The Wall Street Journal reports that some employers are telling gay workers that they must wed in order to keep health-care coverage for their partners. 2. Sweden has a novel approach to warding off Russi...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 20

1. Progress. The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted yesterday by a whopping three-to-one ratio to allow same-sex weddings within the church. 2. Twitter had a field day mocking the embarrassing turnout at yester...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 23

1. "We're just beginning to see this, and we will see a lot more in the midterms. It will be an incredible shift by the time we get to the (presidential) election in 2016." The AP takes a look at how coming out...

Grrr. Tom of Finland gets own sexy stamp

Hubba hubba. Tom of Finland on a stamp. That's something even I would enjoy licking (although they are self-adhesive! Travesty!)—considering I'm a lesbian. But for so many years I've enjoyed this artwork, ev...
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Ga. Rep. Simone Bell named a ‘Harvey Milk Champion of Change’


Ga. Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) will be honored this week by the White House as one of 10 openly gay elected or appointed officials named as "Harvey Milk Champions of Change."

The event takes place Wednesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. ET. Watch it live at this link: www.whitehouse.gov/live.

The ceremony takes place on Harvey Milk's birthday and honors the LGBT officials for "their commitment to equality and public service."

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Twinkie Gate: When they came out

The real controversy regarding Hostess Twinkies is just how gay the iconic brand really is. It would be a crying shame if Hostess Twinkies went belly up ;) after eighty years of bringing toxic plazmosa to American children and fatsos of all ages.

As we look back at the rich, creamy history of Twinkies--the food source that was predicted to outlive cockroaches and Cher--one could not help noticing just how gay the Hostess brand is when you look at their product assortment: Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Fruit Pies and Ding-Dongs? Come on.

Hey, I trust my gaydar and have three words for you, Twinkie the Kid. This mascot is as nelly as you get and his faux cowboy duds don't fool me, in fact, Twinkie the Kid became even gayer once the Village People became mainstream. Suddenly cowboys and Indians became less about fighting and more about tops and bottoms.

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Nephew of gay icon continues to spread message of equality, pride

Stuart Milk

As a field general during the earliest battles of the modern LGBT rights movement, Harvey Milk’s primary weapon was a red and white bullhorn. The Fanon Transistorized Megaphone became a part of Milk’s political combat uniform, used to rally an army of San Francisco queers, street kids and liberals against centuries-old oppression of homosexuals.

The iconic megaphone amplified Milk’s words so loudly that they still echo today, almost 35 years after Milk was killed for fighting on behalf of gay liberation.

Milk’s election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors made him one of the first openly gay elected officials in America, but a conservative fellow lawmaker assassinated him in 1978. Now Milk has a new type of megaphone to make sure his message and spirit remain as boisterous as they were when he was riling up a rebellion in the streets of San Francisco during the 1970s.

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Got “Milk”?

Film about slain gay leader Harvey Milk screens tonight at Woodruff Park