Honoring Those Living Longest with HIV / AIDS, June 5th

June 5th will be the fifth annual HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD) and will mark the 37th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS pandemic. HLTSAD is a day to educate the community about the present day needs and issues of those living longest with HIV and AIDS. HLTSAD was started in 2014 by “Let’s Kick ASS” (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) founder Tez Anderson. This year’s theme for the day is “HIV It Is (Still) Not Over,” because health departments, researchers, HIV service organizations and the community are focused on “ending AIDS” and “getting to zero.” These are lofty goals, […]

Hang on to Your Hat! The rodeo rides into town June 22nd to 24th

The second annual Keystone State Charity Rodeo rides into Diamond 7 Arena, Dillsburg Pennsylvania from June 22nd to 24th and is an all-inclusive family-friendly unique rodeo experience and community event. Men, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and their straight allies will be competing equally in all rodeo events. During the rodeo weekend there will be a junior rodeo on Friday night for youth participants ages 12 to 18; an IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) sanctioned rodeo each day both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 am; vendors, events, and activities for kids; and line dance lessons and a country […]

Gay Rodeo Features Unique Events

  Anyone who’s ever attended a rodeo knows to expect seeing some of their favorite events, including barrel racing, calf roping, bronc riding, and of course the all-time favorite bull riding. The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) rodeo circuit includes all of those events and a few unique extras. The IGRA was founded in the late 1970s as a fundraiser for those who were affected by HIV/AIDS and could not openly compete in their local hometown traditional rodeos. Along with being a fundraiser for charity, several rodeo events were added for those that have a desire to compete, but don’t […]

SCREEN SAVOR: Ice Scream

Each year, there are more and more movies depicting the lives of real people and historical events. 2017 was no exception. From World War II (Dunkirk and The Darkest Hour) to the 1970s (The Post, All the Money in the World, and Battle of the Sexes) and the near-present day (Molly’s Game), there was no shortage of material to be dramatized onscreen. One such movie, I, Tonya, stands out from the rest for its inventive and memorable approach to storytelling. “Based on irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gilooly,” director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter […]

Is Your Website Responsive and Mobile-Friendly? Building the web for the small screen

  From mainframes in the 1960s to personal computers in the 1990s and the power-packing mobile devices of the 2000s, information tech is always on the march. Today’s phones and tablets can handle a lot of what PCs used to do – including accessing the web. If you run a site, you probably notice that often over 50% of traffic that is generated from mobile devices. So is your site responsive and mobile friendly? Okay, what is responsive web design? It’s the approach in web design to make your site render and load well on a variety of typically narrower-screen […]

HRC projects CDC’s ‘banned words’ onto Trump Hotel

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday evening, December 19th the Human Rights Campaign and artist Robin Bell projected the CDC’s banned words onto the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Trump-Pence Administration banned the use of seven words by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Tonight’s projection on the Trump Hotel, which lasted for roughly half an hour during rush hour, included the banned words – “transgender,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based” – and concluded with a declaration, “We will not be erased.” A video of the […]

British retailer criticized for edgy Christmas elf campaign

London, England – The Evening Standard reports that British discount retailer, Poundland, has sparked a backlash after posting amusing sexual images featuring an elf in its Christmas campaign. The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints about the Christmas-themed posts which show the festive helper in a series of vulgar situations. “We will carefully assess the complaints to establish whether there are grounds to investigate,” the authority said in a statement. The budget retailer has been sharing pictures of the naughty elf on Twitter and Facebook, with one showing it dangling a tea bag over a female doll […]

Black Marks on White Paper

Black Marks on White PaperMichelle Antoinette Nelson Beat Poetry. Slam Poetry.  Spoken Word. Contrary to popular belief, this art form didn’t die out in the 60s. It’s not only alive and well in Baltimore, it’s actually flourishing. These days, it seems like every café, theater, or community center has an open mic or poetry night. Michelle Antoinette Nelson, better known to Baltimoreans as LOVE the Poet, is one of the shining stars of the local poetry scene. Already a successful recording artist who tours with the Punany Poets, a national touring poetry troupe, she can now add author to her […]

Black Marks on White Paper

Black Marks on White PaperMichelle Antoinette Nelson Beat Poetry. Slam Poetry.  Spoken Word. Contrary to popular belief, this art form didn’t die out in the 60s. It’s not only alive and well in Baltimore, it’s actually flourishing. These days, it seems like every café, theater, or community center has an open mic or poetry night. Michelle Antoinette Nelson, better known to Baltimoreans as LOVE the Poet, is one of the shining stars of the local poetry scene. Already a successful recording artist who tours with the Punany Poets, a national touring poetry troupe, she can now add author to her […]