Beating the Wintertime Blues

The wintertime blues can be a very real and very difficult experience for many, draining our energy and cutting us off from sources of support just when we need them the most. But there ways to cope and find brightness and joy even in the colder months. Kate Bishop, Education Coordinator for The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity, and Randall Leonard LCSW-C, a staff therapist with the Center, recently discussed how to beat the wintertime blues: Kate Bishop: Randall, I know you’ve seen a number of clients recently who’ve been struggling with mood and motivation. What is it about this […]

On 1/6/21 Gay Rep. knew Trump had to be impeached again

Washington, D.C. – Alex Bollinger writes in LGBTQ Nation that Out Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) discussed with The Hill what it was like working in Congress during the Capitol Insurrection and how the violence inspired him to help lead the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Cicilline said that his colleague Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) “came into my office because he had been evacuated from his office building, and asked whether he could stay in our office, and we of course said yes.” “And as we were watching the events unfold [on TV]… and as the day went on and there […]

Singapore arrest OnlyFans creator on obscenity charges

Singapore – Dan Tracer reports for Queerty that OnlyFans creator Titus Low Kaide was arrested on December 30 in Singapore and charged with “transmitting obscene materials.” The 22-year-old was charged with two counts of transmitting obscene materials via electronic means after police received reports he’d “transmitted images and videos of his private parts.” After allegedly defying a police order not to access his account, he was also given a charge under the Criminal Procedure Code. Low is believed to be the first OnlyFans creator arrested in Singapore, where the sale, distribution or possession of adult material is illegal. The country […]

Philly NBA team celebrates LGBTQ Pride Night; honors PGN

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their annual Pride Night on January 3 at the Wells Fargo Center, along with a victory over the Houston Rockets 133-113. The Sixers recognized Philadelphia Gay News and publisher Mark Segal during a halftime celebration on center court. The first issue of PGN was released on January 3, 1976. “When we host Pride Night each year, we use it as an opportunity to tie the event to a moment in history or a local influencer in the LGBTQ+ community,” Mike Goings, Vice President of Social Responsibility & Fan Development, told PGN. “Mark Segal […]

Germany appoints Gay man diversity commissioner

Berlin, Germany – Mishti Ali writes in Pink News that Germany has appointed Sven Lehmann its first-ever commissioner for the acceptance of sexual and gender diversity. Green Party politician, Sven Lehmann, will be overseeing a national LGBT+ strategy in his new position, which he took up on January 5. Lehmann has been a member of the Bundestag, the German parliament, since 2017. Alongside fellow lawmaker, Ulle Schauws, he spent three years from 2018 as spokesperson for queer policy and social policy within the Greens. Accepting his appointment, he asserted that “everyone should be able to live freely, safely, and with […]