Revisiting Cyndi Lauper’s New York Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth

In 2011, Singer Cyndi Lauper orchestrated and collaborated with the non-profit West End Intergenerational Residence, to raise funds for the first shelter for homeless LGBT youth in New York City. The True Colors Residence (the name based on her 1986 hit “True Colors”) is a groundbreaking facility in New York Continue Reading

Video: What’s Your Sexual Footprint? Al Vernacchio at TEDxYouth – San Diego, 2013

“Let’s talk about sex! And let’s talk about our sexual footprint – the path that is created by the decisions we make and the actions we take regarding our sexual selves. Al Vernacchio, gives an honest, powerful, and important talk for teens on healthy sexuality that should be required viewing Continue Reading

NOMORE.org: Together We Can End Domestic Violence

NO MORE is a graphical symbol, much like the ‘breast cancer’ ribbon and the ‘support our troops’ ribbon, which is intended to bring together all people, organizations and communities that support ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society. According to their website, “NO MORE is a new unifying Continue Reading

What Does It Mean To Be a Man?

This video from Buzzfeed was produced in order to combat the idea that transgender identity is tied specifically to biological sex, and there can be no deviation from the constraints of societal norms in terms of outward appearances. Meet Lauren Hennessy, an actor and artist who identifies as a transgender Continue Reading

Event: LGBT Mormons & Third Annual Conference of Affirmation, Mexico City

Leaders of Affirmation – LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends in Mexico will be hosting the Third Annual Conference of Affirmation Mexico, which will be held from November 14th through 16th at El Ejecutivo Hotel in Colonia Juarez, Mexico City. The event will feature national and international speakers including Randall Thacker, Continue Reading

Event: The Miss Gay America 2015 Pageant – Nashville, TN

The Miss Gay America 2015 Pageant will be held on October 8th through the 12th, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. From the MGA website: “Each year at the national competition, the contestants complete four stressful days of competition. Categories of competition are talent, male interview, solo talent and evening gown. Then, Continue Reading

Polygamy in the Bible: What You Might Not Know

It’s no secret that the mainstream Christian faith is not accepting of polygamy. What many people don’t know is that there is quite a bit of evidence present in both the Old and New Testiment that establishes polygamy as an accepted practice under Christianity. The first instance of polygamy in Continue Reading

Freedom to Marry Launches New Television Spot: ‘It’s Time for Marriage’

Beginning this Sunday, a new national television advertisement by Freedom to Marry will begin airing on morning network news programs in Washington, D.C. The 30 second ad states, “One nation, indivisible – except if you’re gay. In 19 states, gay couples and their children share in the protections that only Continue Reading

‘Transparent’ Season 1 Official Trailer

Meet the Pfeffermans, an L.A. family with serious boundary issues that have their past and future ripped apart when a dramatic admission causes everyone to spill their ‘tiny little’ secrets. The official Transparent Twitter profile page states, “Transparent is a psychosexual comedy written and directed by Jill Soloway about a Continue Reading

UN Rights Council Passes Landmark Resolution on Anti-Gay Bias

“(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council resolution passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The Continue Reading

CatalystCon East – March 27th-29th, 2015 Arlington, VA

“CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality,” states the event website CatalystCon.com. “It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk about and treat sexuality.  It is about stimulating the Continue Reading

Seattle Performer’s Petition To Fight Facebook Naming Policy Takes Off

A petition has been created on Change.org by Olivia LaGarce asking for signatures to support the demand that performers of all sorts be able to use their stage names (pseudonyms) as the name on their personal Facebook accounts. The petition states, “Recently, Facebook has been locking many performers out of Continue Reading

Know Your Rights! WHO@ – Working To Halt Online Abuse

Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, or gathering information that may be used to threaten or Continue Reading