Madonna to Appear at WorldPride in New York

NYC Pride, organizers of WorldPride NYC 2019 and Stonewall 50, announced Monday that Madonna will make an appearance, and is expected to perform a few songs, at Pride Island on Sunday, June 30. Madonna annou...
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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 25

1. Sam Brinton, an executive at the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention program for LGBT youth, wrote an eye-opening op-ed for The New York Times detailing his harrowing experience in the early 2000s as a midd...
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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 29

1. A photo of a "gay Nativity" scene in a Los Angeles neighborhood has been shared over 22,000 times on Twitter. Comedian Cameron Esposito posted the photo of the display, which features two Josephs wearing pin...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 13

1. At his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, Dr. Ben Carson (who's been nominated as Housing and Urban Development secretary by Donald Trump) responded to a question about LGBT discrimination by saying ...

LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for March 27-April 2

Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28 Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Unsung Heroes,” featuring vocalist Matt Alber, 8 p.m. and on March 27 at 2 p.m. and on March 28 at 8 p...
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Gay on Facebook: It’s complicated

Facebook and the LGBT rights movement

Credited with helping fuel uprisings in faraway places such as Egypt and Libya, Facebook is also revolutionizing the gay rights movement — and the overall LGBT experience — across the United States.

The social networking site was the primary tool used by grassroots organizers in numerous cities throughout the country as they planned protests in response to the passage of Prop 8, the gay marriage ban, in California in 2008. It has amplified the visibility of gay-affirming campaigns such as National Coming Out Day and the National Day of Silence, and provided broad exposure for new initiatives including the No H8 photo project and National Spirit Day, when people were encouraged to wear purple and infuse purple into their profile photo to express solidarity against anti-gay bullying.

But Facebook’s effect on LGBT lives has been far more personal than organizing and getting the word out about gay events. For LGBT adults, the site has dramatically altered the coming-out process —  either making it easier by replacing countless, emotionally wrought conversations with friends, co-workers and people from one’s past, or complicating the effort to remain closeted when every status update or photo you post is showered with flattering comments from people of the same sex.

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First ‘Gaybie Hawkins Dance’ brings LGBT teens together for fun, fellowship

Queer youth in Cobb County are proclaiming their identities proudly and ready to show off on the dance floor with the first “Gaybie Hawkins Dance” — a way for LGBT teens from outside Atlanta to gather with others who are like them.

Planned for Feb. 18 and organized by the Metro Atlanta Queer & Allied Teens (MAQAT), the dance — a gay take on traditional Sadie Hawkins Dances — aims to become an annual party held near Valentine’s Day.

Being open about your sexual orientation and gender identity in the very socially conservative Cobb County (home of Newt Gingrich) is not easy, but is something queer teens want desperately to be able to do.