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5 Memorable LGBTQ Moments at the 2018 Emmy Awards

The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards promised they would deliver a more diverse awards ceremony, but how did they do when it came to LGBTQ representation? In a night that saw many jokes...

Comic Jaye McBride Breaks Through the Trans Barrier at Broadway Comedy Club

Comedienne Jaye McBride has been named the first transgender comic to be passed into regular rotation at Broadway Comedy Club. While trans comics have long performed at nightspots...

I Wrote the Anonymous NYT Editorial. And So Did You, LGBTQ America

Who wrote the anonymous editorial in The New York Times claiming to resist Donald Trump’s worst impulses? I did. And so did you. The evidence that the President of the...

Conversion Therapy Takes Center Stage In Ty Autry’s “A Southern Fairytale”

Conversion therapy is at the nucleus of A Southern Fairytale, a new play by actor/playwright Ty Autry that making its debut in New York September 13 for a three-night run....

Why SCOTUS Pick Kavanaugh Could Set Back LGBTQ Gains by Decades

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record on LGBTQ rights is already murky. But he has been endorsed by a major foe of equality — and now Republicans are trying to...

Locals and Tourists Alike Learn the Gayborhood Through Christopher Street Tours

Whether you’re a lifelong local from one of the five boroughs or a tourist on a maiden voyage to the city, Christopher Street Tours will make you smarter about LGBTQ...

New Onstage: “Lured” Lets Audiences Look Russian Gay Persecution in the Eyes

Lured, a play depicting the persecution of gays in Russia, will return for an encore series of New York performances November 8-25 at the Theater for the the New City. The New...

McCain Tributes and Tirades Pour in from the LGBTQ Community: What’s the Truth?

Tributes and tirades related to the death of Arizona Sen. John McCan caused a social media tsunami over the 48 hours since the late lawmaker’s passing, and no one seems to...

Why NFL Player Protests Should Matter to LGBTQ Americans

Why should NFL players “taking a knee” matter to LGBTQ Americans — some of whom don’t even watch professional football? The real reason gays, lesbians and all...

Two Sides of Pride: A Plus Site Videos Shine a Light on LGBT Diversity

How was your Pride? Late last month, A Plus website posted a video series that encouraged LGBTQ participants to share what being part of the community means to them. We thought...

What Every LGBTQ Person Needs to Know about Pride This Year

For the first time since the gay rights movement began, to borrow a phrase from the last Star Trek movie, we live in an era where “the frontier is pushing back.” When...

Jason Mraz: Is the Singer/Songwriter Gay, Straight, Bi or Ally?

Fans of Jason Mraz, the singer/songwriter whose “Geek In the Pink” and “The Remedy” identified him as a sly wordplayer, may have come out. Or not. The...