Washington, D.C.– An open letter by The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging parents to reject transgender children. What did the letter say? “We acknowledge and affirm that all human beings are created by God and thereby have an inherent dignity. We also believe that God created each person male or female; therefore, sexual difference is not an accident or a flaw—it is a gift from God that helps draw us closer to each other and to God. What God has created is good.”
LGBTQ News Compilation-January 5
Some notable people who came out in 2017 Charlotte, NC – This past year, more personalities stepped out into the light and professed their sexual orientation. From pop stars to athletes, the rainbow got a little bit larger with them included. Here are some of those faces in the news. Aaron Carter, onetime child pop sensation, who ruled the airwaves at age 12 with his hit single “I Want Candy” (2000), came out as bisexual in an emotional Twitter post in August. After living with his sexuality “weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life,” he wrote. Alia […]
An interview with The Carbonaro Effect’s Michael Carbonaro With his mesmerizing and hilarious hidden camera and practical joke series The Carbonaro Effect, now in its third season on truTV, out actor and illusionist Michael Carbonaro keeps viewers (and his unwitting subjects) guessing. A whiz of a wizard, if ever there was, Carbonaro first crossed our gaydar as sex-obsessed Andy in the 2006 rom-com Another Gay Movie. But his greatest success and exposure has occurred through his longtime love of the magical arts on The Carbonaro Effect. Carbonaro is currently on a cross-country live performance tour bringing his effect to your […]
Become a Part of Rodeo Royalty
The Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association will be holding their annual royalty competition, February 24th at 704 Lounge (704 3rd Street, Harrisburg) starting at 3 pm. What is Rodeo Royalty? The royalty program consists of the royalty candidates of Mr., Ms., Miss, and Mister KSGRA. The royalty candidates help fundraise and promote the organization and rodeo throughout the local and regional community and throughout the US. Those that are sashed as royalty also have the ability to compete for the IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) Royalty team in November 2018.
Piercing Questions Top to Bottom
Dear Dr Eva, I’ve been thinking for a while about getting my nipples pierced. I like the idea of having them pierced, but at the same time I wonder what will happen if I have a baby and decide to breastfeed. Could the nipples get damaged from piercing in a way that could interfere with feeding a baby? Thanks, Cat
Looking Back on 2017
As the ball dropped in Times Square last New Year’s Eve many in the LGBT community dreaded what the New Year would bring. After a surprise presidential election we were left not with hope but fear. Now they we’ve almost made it through 2017, let’s take a look back at the year that was.
Manning Critiques US War Policy at U of Penn Talks
Philadelphia – On November 29th, Chelsea Manning spoke to the University of Pennsylvania community. Several Penn groups, including the political science department and the LGBT Center, organized “A Conversation with Chelsea Manning,” which drew hundreds of Penn students, staff, and faculty to the Annenberg Center. Manning spoke with cultural anthropologist Briella Coleman, author of “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy,” about national security, social media and the intersection of identities and activism. Manning also opened up about her difficult time in prison and the current groundswell of political resistance. Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in military prison for releasing more […]
LGBTQ News Compilation-December 22
US Senate confirms 3 anti-gay men to courts of appeal Washington, D.C. – Last week, the United States Senate confirmed three nominees to the federal bench with proven and extensive anti-LGBT records: Leonard Steven Grasz to the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, Don Willett to the 5th Circuit, and James Ho to the 5th Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee also progressed with the nomination of anti-LGBT crusader Matthew Kacsmaryk to the US District Court of the Northern District of Texas and is expected to vote soon on the nomination of fellow anti-LGBT crusader Kyle Duncan for the […]
Books as Gifts
As we search for those special gifts this time of year, books may provide the perfect answer – especially if you, your family, or friends are working through transgender issues. For trans children or children of transgender relatives, books help to show an understanding of gender and what it means to be trans. Young adults will find positive role models with whom they can relate. For parents and adults, books offer a source of guidance and support.
The Leading Lady of Rodeo
Oftentimes at the mention of the word rodeo mental images of blue-jeaned, mud-splattered male wranglers usually come to mind. International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) president Candy Pratt, however, doesn’t just surpass that misconception, she shatters it.