New Tom of Finland ONE condoms to be featured at The Folsom Street Fair
The Folsom Street Fair will take place in San Francisco on Sunday, September 27. The popular event is a celebration of the leather and fetish segments of the LGBT community. The street scene is touted as being “The World’s Biggest Leather Event.”
This year’s celebration will also include a very special guest, Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland. Although the artist died in 1991, his images are still some of the most recognized in the gay community, especially the leather sector.
The Folsom Street Fair will get wrapped in Tom of Finland this year.
Kim Davis’ ABC interview leaves her in tears
Good Morning America gets an exclusive interview with Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis. The clerk looking serious and somber during the Paula Faris “One-On-One” segment emphatically states that she has never spewed any words of hate or been hateful, despite being subject to vile criticisms from her opposers.
“I’ve had people yelling, screaming and cussing me,” she told the reporter.
The clerk then becomes tearful, saying that she is just a “normal” person who has been touched by the grace of God.
County Clerk gives tearful interview to GMA.
San Diego LGBT Community Center recieves $25,000 grant for their senior program
On August 8, 2015, nearly 300 guests joined Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk) at "The Reunion Party" to celebrate and raise money for LGBT seniors in San Diego. The total amount of the proceeds have been tallied and it appears to have been the biggest event yet.
$25,000 was collected for the San Diego LGBT Community Center and their Senior Resource program. These funds help people ranging from 50 to 90-years-old, giving them a place to feel safe and learn more about the resources available to them in the community.
“The Reunion Party” party raises money for LGBT seniors in San Diego.
Five things to watch for during Pope Francis’ U.S. visit
Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. today. It’s his first visit to the U.S., not just as pope, but ever. In a short time, Francis has manage to change the image of the Church while leaving its doctrines entirely untouched. Officially, being gay is still a moral disorder, but Francis has somehow swaddled hard teachings in soft language.
As a result, instead of being greeted by protests, activists are holding off and watching the pope with an air of hopeful anticipation.
The pope has the world waiting for his thoughts on LGBT issues.
TSA detains transgender woman in humiliating ordeal, she tweets entire event
Shadi Petoski is a transgender woman and was trying to get out of the Orlando airport on Monday. But Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had other plans including incessantly asking which sex she is.
Petoski took to Twitter recording the enti...more…
THEATER REVIEW: “Sleuth”
Shots are fired. A man falls to the ground. Andrew Wyke says “Game and set, I believe.”
But it’s not quite what you think, because this isn’t breaking news but Anthony Shaffer’s diabolically clever “Sleuth,” playing through Oct. 11 at Scripps Ranch Theatre.
British mystery writer Andrew Wyke (Tim West) is putting finishing touches on his latest detective novel when the doorbell rings. It’s Milo Tindle (Tom Steward), his wife’s much younger paramour.
Andrew doesn’t waste any time. He makes them both a drink, then: “I understand you’d like to marry my wife.”
“Sleuth” runs through October 11, 2015 at Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, off Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch (on the campus of Alliant International University)
Motion filed by ACLU: Kim Davis is interferring with the issuance of marriage licenses
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion in Kentucky District court saying that County Clerk Kim Davis has failed once again to follow The Supreme Court’s order for her to not interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses.
The ACLU in its motion says that Davis has told the deputy clerks to alter the licenses by signing them as a notary public instead of a deputy clerk, removing any reference to Rowan County and stating that they are issued by way of court order.
Kim Davis may be defying the court once again.
Pro-LGBT platform passed by California Republican Party
Anaheim, Ca. & Washington, D.C. — On Sunday September 20, the California Republican Party in a near-unanimous vote removed anti-gay communications from its platform and added language in support of the LGBT community. This means that gay republican organizations such as the Log Cabin Republicans can now feel inclusive in the California GOP.
In the past, the California Republican Party has included language in its platform which blatantly discriminates against LGBT people.
The California party opposed any special rights based on sexual or behavioral preferences.
No longer does the California Republican Party platform hold anti-LGBT language.
Mother and daughter get attacked in New York, mistaken as lesbians
Tiffany Santiago and her mother were out on the town having a late dinner last Saturday in New York City when a group of people seated behind them began to hurl homophobic slurs at them, ultimately attacking the two because they thought the women were a couple.
The group, believed to be intoxicated, began throwing napkins filled with lemon wedges at the mother and daughter while verbalizing their dislike for gay people.
“As soon as I sat down, I heard the word ‘lesbian,’” said Santiago. “My mother and I look very close in age. They must’ve thought we were on a date.”
A brawl erupts inside a diner over mistaken lesbian identities.
Summer thunderstorm will possibly hit San Diego Monday and Tuesday
Get your umbrellas ready, as San Diegans will most likely get drenched in thundershowers Monday and Tuesday.
NBC 7 meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said subtropical moisture traveling up through Baja will hit San Diego sometime today and continue through to...more…
Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill
A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and raised the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750.
According to the New Yor...more…
Lesbian “Great British Bake Off” host is victim to cruel bedside manner
If you are a fan of the television show “The Great British Bake Off,” you are probably know the name Sue Perkins. As one of the hosts, she presents novice bakers with three progressively harder baking challenges in a bid to become the “UK’s Best Amatuer Baker.”
However Perkins faced her own challenge recently. In her memoir “Spectacles” the comedic television host talks about her journey dealing with a brain tumor that she has had for eight years.
Sue Perkins was given some bad news by insensitive doctor.
The LGBT faithful are eager to hear what Pope Francis will say to them
Pope Francis will make an historic visit to America on September 22, 2015. His visit to the United States is the tenth time a Pope has made an apostolic journey of this kind.
However, none of the previous papal visits have ever been made during a ti...more…
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“Gigolos” star Nick Hawk talks to SDGLN about why he is pro-LGBT, but anti gay marriage
Nick Hawk may be known to millions of people as one of the gigolos in the popular Showtime reality series of the same name. But what you don’t know about the sexy star may surprise you.
He is a strong LGBT supporter in all things except one, but his views on that particular subject aren’t limited to the gay community, it is a philosophy he believes in and follows himself.
"Gigolos" Nick Hawk may be unlikely voice for the LGBT community, but it is an interesting one.
Lesbian mother loses parental rights in Alabama
Alabama Supreme Court has told a woman that the Georgia adoption of her ex-partner’s three children is not valid, and that she is no longer their legal guardian, even though Georgia legally authorized it when they lived there.
Georgia also allowed the woman to legally be listed on their birth certificates.
During the adoption process, the couple were living in both Georgia and Alabama; they were advised by friends to take residence in Georgia because of that state’s better tolerance of LGBT adoption. They traveled between states for a time.
Lesbian woman loses parental rights in Alabama, even though it was recognized previously.
Democratic clash: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins to challenge Sen. Marty Block
As her tenure as Assembly speaker winds to a close, Toni Atkins is preparing for her next major political battle: intra-party combat.
Atkins is taking on state Sen. Marty Block for his San Diego seat, a highly unusual challenge in a political culture that privileges — and fiercely protects — incumbents.
“Absolutely it makes me uncomfortable,” Atkins told The Times. “Will I be prepared to do it? Absolutely.”
Assembly speaker to take on a senator of her own party.
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