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A Pictorial History of Afro-American Gay Couples

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couples_1(Words From ‘Imitation of the Arabic’ by Afro-Russian poet, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin)

Sweet Lad, Tender Lad

Sweet lad, tender lad,
Have no shame, you’re mine for good;
We share a sole insurgent fire,
We live in boundless brotherhood.

I do not fear the gibes of men;
One being split in two we dwell,
The kernel of a double nut
Embedded in a single shell.

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Transgender Policies Progress at LGBT Caucus

©ourtesy of Lauren Michelle Kinsey (Video follows)

President Barack Obama was the first President of the United States to have a closed-door meeting with transgender activists concerning transgender rights. Some of the Progress For Transgender People Made by President Barack Obama and His Administration: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) added gender identity to the equal employment opportunity policy governing all federal jobs. The Department of State revised the standards for changing a gender marker on a passport without surgery, making the process less burdensome for transgender people. President Obama signed the Byrd-Shepard hate crimes bill. President Obama signed the U.N. Declaration on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. President Obama appointed the first transgender DNC member, Diego Sanchez. President Obama conceived a National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders, funded by a three-year HHS grant to SAGE. The Social Security Administration stopped its Read more: Transgender Policies Progress at LGBT Caucus

Pride Events: Upcoming Schedules, Worldwide

©ourtesy of gaycityusa.com Global LGBT Parades 2012

Reasons to Have Pride in 2012, Part 1

We came out, we saw ourselves in media, and we conquered hearts and minds in the last year. From major wins to small victories, here is the first of four parts of 181 reasons to feel proud of not being straight and narrow. ©ourtesy of the  Advocate Contributors

Kathy Griffin recreates Janet Jackson’s Rolling Stone cover “…gotta love her, she so crazy”

Kathy Griffin certainly isn’t shy about showing off her body. The 51-year-old comedienne stripped off her top for the new issue of  Out magazine.  She called on Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson to help her recreated Janet Jackson’s famous pose from the 1993 cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Naked ambition: Kathy Griffin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pose for Out magazine's Out 100 issue Naked ambition: Kathy Griffin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pose for Out magazine’s Out 100 issue

Original: Janet Jackson's iconic 1993 Rolling Stone magazine cover Original: Janet Jackson’s iconic 1993 Rolling Stone magazine cover

In the shot, Griffin’s jeans are undone and she’s showing her underwear; Ferguson also appears to be shirtless.

The Out 100 is a list of the most influential men and women in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community.

The featured celebrities recreated iconic portraits in the issue; Griffin and Ferguson, 36, requested that they put their own spin on Jackson’s famous shot.

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NYC Transvestite prostitutes. What a DRAG, some said but insisted.

Being poor and gay in New York at the turn of the 90s wasn't all Paris Is Burning drag realness, there was also a darker side to all of that fabulous, fierce and ferocious stuff, as many transvestites and transsexuals worked as prostitutes and hung around the city's meatpacking district. Japanese-born New York resident and photographer Katsu Naito began shooting photos of the trans-prostitutes he saw at the time and earlier this year finally published the pics in his book West Side Rendezvous.Being poor and gay in New York at the turn of the 90s wasn’t all Paris Is Burning drag realness, there was also a darker side to all of that fabulous, fierce and ferocious stuff, as many transvestites and transsexuals worked as prostitutes and hung around the city’s meatpacking district. Japanese-born New York resident and photographer Katsu Naito began shooting photos of the trans-prostitutes he saw at the time and earlier this year finally published the pics in his book West Side Rendezvous.

Closeted Men & Women of the 1950′s

The LGBT audience of that Era embraced Pulp-Fiction as an Outlet

During the 1950s, the paperback rocketed in popularity. With the lifting of paper shortages and the collapse of the pulp magazine distribution network, the paperback became the dominant format for fiction publishing. We have a wide selection of classic paperbacks, in great shape, from this era coming online. During the 1950s, the paperback  as well as the magazines, rocketed in popularity. With the lifting of paper shortages and the collapse of the pulp magazine distribution network, the paperback became the dominant format for Gay and Lesbian fiction publishing. There’s a wide selection of these classic paperbacks, in great shape, from this era, online. What is pulp fiction? Pulp fiction is the popular fiction published on cheap wood pulp paper between 1920 – 1955. The Special Collections Research Center recently acquired an important collection of 1960s and 1970s gay pulp fiction novels issued by local publisher Guild Press. Guild Press was a mail-order paperback book service founded in 1962 by former Georgetown University philosophy professor H. Lynn Womack that specialized in pulp fiction aimed at a gay male readership. These books can be found by searching in the ALADIN catalog. On the other hand, Lesbian Role Distinction in the 1950′s, Sexuality, Social Life, and Public Image are all  compiled with a somewhat unique history. But, in lieu of ALL the Studies, Research, Advertising & Progress, Closeted LGBT Men & Women still are bursting at the seams in Closets that remain “Full to Capacity”. Oh well! Maybe One Day, many, many light-years from now, distinctions about Sexuality will not have to distinguished, discussed or taught, rather it’ll be “Extinguished” completely in order for People to be just who they are.

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LA PRIDE PARADE Photos 6/12/2011

JOHNNY WEIR, Parades Grand Marshall

GRAND MARSHALL, Johnny Weir

The Annual Los Angeles LGBT Pride Parade was a blast with our Grand Marshall, none other than JOHNNY WEIR  Himself, the Olympic World Champion Ice Skating Princess. The crowd couldn’t get enough of Him. MARGARET CHO as well, brought Her CHO Ho’s with Her to complete the frosting on Top. Some other celebrities included folks like ‘Gloria Allred‘, the Mayor of Los Angeles, ‘Maria Conchita Alonzo’ and many, many more. It was definitely a most ‘colorful’ Extravaganza. Lots of pictures available right here. CLICK (over 250)  and  [ FACEBOOK Pix (less) ] … Enjoy!

Margaret Cho

DROP DEAD DIVA, Margaret Cho & The CHO Ho's

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