GAY PRIDE & FEELING EXCLUDED…

Who is pride for, anyway? It’s supposed to be a celebration of the entire LGBTQ+ community, a time to feel a sense of, well, pride in who they are. But have you ever felt unwelcome? What are your reasons for feeling excluded from pride events?  Being bisexual? Don’t feel like the “L” LGBTQ+ is really…

THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY FINALLY STARTS HOLDING CORPORATE ‘ALLY’ FEE TO THE FIRE

LGBTQ rights advocates have long pointed to the problematic nature of tying the fight for equality with corporations, who provide needed funds but can come with political and social baggage that increasingly cannot be ignored. The nation’s politics has taken a hard right, and at the same time advocacy groups are recognizing that comp romise may not…

SILENT AGREEMENTS: ¿WHY ONE(S) ARE DAMAGING THE GAY COMMUNITY?

If you have engaged in relationships of any kind, you have experienced and likely battled against “silent agreements.” While most have never used or even heard of this term, silent agreements are present in our everyday lives where they lurk in the shadows of our relationships, at home, in social circles and in the workplace….

PUBLIC ERECTIONS @ DALLAS PRIDE WILL BE CHARGED AS FELONIES

Wearing cotton underwear at Dallas gay pride parade this weekend may result in fines, police have said. Dallas police announced again this week they will enforce the state and pride rules banning ‘indecent exposure’. According to the pride parade rules: ‘In accordance with the city of Dallas public nudity ordinance, parade participants must not expose genitalia, buttocks,…

A BOY 2, CALLED FAGGOT & ASSAULTED FOR WEARING PINK HAIRBAND

A two-year-old boy was called a ‘faggot’ and assaulted for wearing a pink hairband. Dexter Vyktoriah was with his 31-year-old mom Katie and five-month-old sibling out shopping in Wallmart in Polk County, Florida. Mother Vyktoriah was shocked when an unknown man, who she describes as being ‘overly large with a bushy beard and camouflage shirt’…

LGBT PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO BE ATHEIST

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are more likely to be atheist than anyone else in the general population, a new survey has found. Nearly half of all LGBT adults surveyed said they were atheist, compared to 20% of the general population. According to the Pew Research Center, those who said they were religious also attended…

PARIS PROTEST AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE TURNS VIOLENT

More then a million homophobes marched through the streets of Paris, France last Sunday 26th May in a specially organised demonstration against the recently passed French law that legalised same-sex marriage and adoption. At least that’s the number the organisers, Manif Pour Tous, would have you believe that attended their march and demonstration of intolerance….

IN THE LIFE MEDIA: FOSTER CARE’S INVISIBLE YOUTH

There are approximately 400,000 youth in foster care in the United States. A disproportionate number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) children end up in the system, though an exact count is unknown. This month on IN THE LIFE, seven LGBTQ youth from the foster care system share their stories. Failed by their…

IN THE LIFE MEDIA PRESENTS: BEYOND THE RHETORIC

This month, the award-winning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newsmagazine, IN THE LIFE, examines the evolution of anti-gay rhetoric, and the reality beyond the spin.  Then, IN THE LIFE heads to Minnesota for a look at a multi-front attack on equality in a state known as one of the country’s most LGBT friendly places. The culture wars…

IN THE LIFE MEDIA PRESENTS: MARRIED BUT NOT EQUAL

IN THE LIFE examines the real-life impact of the Defense of Marriage Act August 1, 2011 — This August, public television stations across the country will begin airing Married But Not Equal, an episode from the award-winning news-magazine IN THE LIFE examining the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Social security benefits, child tax credits and immigration rights are…

IN THE LIFE PRESENTS: ORGULLO LATINO

New York, June 1, 2012 – This month, the award-winning news magazine IN THE LIFE celebrates Latin pride with Orgullo Latino, a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Latinos in the United States. Latinos are the fastest growing minority in the country. With growing political strength, buying power and cultural influence,…

IN THE LIFE: REMAINING VIGILANT

IN THE LIFE DEBUTS REMAINING VIGILANT: A LOOK AT LOCAL BATTLES FOR LGBT EQUALITY AT THE STATE LEVEL New York, May 1, 2012 –Tonight, public television stations nationwide will begin broadcasting Remaining Vigilant, an episode from the award-winning newsmagazine IN THE LIFE. The episode features two installments of In The States, an ongoing series covering local lesbian,…