Human Rights Campaign to host online inaugural event

Washington, D.C. – In a press release, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced it will be broadcasting an online premier inaugural event on January 20th to commemorate the historic election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Featured special guests and performances include Grammy-, Tony-, and Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, and activist Billy Porter; Tony Award nominees Lauren Patten and DeAnne Stewart (cast members from Broadway’s 15-time Tony Award-nominated Jagged Little Pill); actor Matt Bomer; actor and activist Alexandra Billings; actor and writer Jesse James Keitel; and singer and […]

2020 is Finally Over!

2020 is finally over, however at what cost? This past year has been a tumultuous year. Everything this past year has tested so many people. A number of people I knew died, not from COVID but other stuff. This past year is full of worry and lost for most.   I was ready for 2020 in January, or so I thought. I had my first major part in a series, and I was ready for my big follow up role. It takes at least 3 roles like that to get you known. February was right on track with a dozen […]

New Year, New Resolutions!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the greatly anticipated demise of 2020 and the renewed hope and possibilities of 2021!  You did it!  We did it!  We survived into the new year but sadly at a cost due to the multiple crisis of 20201, apparently God was out of locust.  Now that we are here at the dawn of a new year, what is our next step?  One of the most common traditions is to set goals of things you want to accomplish in the new year, also known as New Years Resolutions.  This sounds great but are largely not long […]

LGBTQ military group condemns the attack on capitol

Washington, D.C.  – “As the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ military servicemembers, veterans, and their families, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) condemns the acts of violence that occurred within the past week at the United States Capitol,” the organization said in a press release. “The MMAA is devastated by the actions and perpetual encouragement that led to an attack on our democracy through the destruction of property and looting and the threats of harm against our members of Congress, their staffers, and Capitol employees. We are incredibly saddened by the loss of life of the US Capitol […]

Flap over cartoon children’s show character with huge penis

Copenhagen, Denmark – CNN reports that Denmark’s flagship broadcaster has suffered blowback over its newest children’s TV program, “John Dillermand” — an animation starring a man with a penis so massive and flexible it can save children from danger, fetch objects from a river and operate as a pogo stick. The show, whose 13 episodes are available to watch on the DR network’s website, follows its titular character as he navigates an array of unexpected scenarios caused by his inexplicably huge genitalia. DR is Denmark’s oldest and most well-known broadcaster.             In episode one, for instance, the mustached Dillermand uses […]

Rights groups sue Trump administration on asylum ban

Washington, D.C. – Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality and co-counsel Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP filed a federal lawsuit, Immigration Equality v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Monday, December 21, challenging the Trump administration’s recently published “death to asylum” rule, which makes sweeping, essentially fatal changes to the United States asylum system. The rule, which is set to go into effect on Jan. 11, would make it virtually impossible for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV fleeing persecution to secure asylum in the United States. In fact, the new rule eliminates eligibility for asylum to anyone with a gender-based […]

Media tends to quote anti-LGBTQ religious leaders

Washington, D.C. – A study by the Center for American Progress found that when media is looking for comments from a religious source, they usually turn to those who oppose LGBTQ equality. According to a press release from CAP, the finding is in stark contrast to overall support for LGBTQ rights by religious Americans. While 66 percent of the views expressed in media by those religious sources are negative, only 29 percent of Americans who identify as religious hold those negative views.             The context for this study was the broad acceptance of LGBTQ rights by religious groups in the […]

A Gift to Those You Love

As 2020 draws to a merciful close, the season of giving that typically rounds out the year promises to be different. The festive gatherings we usually enjoy will be muted, if they happen at all. Video calls may substitute for the physical embrace of family and friends. And the exchange of gifts we all look forward to will likely take place through the likes of UPS rather than in person. With so much less to plan for this year, many people are busying themselves by tackling overdue tasks. Homes are being spruced up, important papers are being organized, and missing […]

Court won’t hear same-sex parents on birth certificate case

Washington, D.C. – Chris Johnson reports in the Washington Blade that the U.S. Supreme Court, which many predicted would roll back LGBTQ rights with its new 6-3 conservative majority, has turned down a request to hear a case that would have undercut the guarantee of full marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide. In its orders list Monday, December 14, the court without explanation signaled it had denied certiorari in the case, known as Box v. Henderson, which seeks to undermine the Obergefell v. Hodges decision in terms of birth certificates for children born to lesbian parents. Despite the widely-held perception […]

Real Estate Won’t be “Normal” this Winter

Surprised?   Nothing about 2020 has been normal, so why should the real estate market be any different as we head into pandemic winter? Everything you think you know about how the housing market works has been turned upside down.   In most other years, winter has been a good time to be a buyer. Listings that come on the market are usually greeted with lower buyer demand, while homes that remain on the market have the stigma of not having been snapped up during the busy fall season. Inventory customarily rises a bit because of this decreased demand. Interest […]