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Support for LGBTQ+ journalism starts locally

Standing up in my highchair, peering over my dad’s shoulder, I was interested in what had his attention: the newspaper. I wanted his attention, but I was patient and curious. I wasn’t old enough to read yet, but I looked at the pictures and graphic images and reached for the comics.  Back in the 1960s…

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Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

Another virus has been spreading throughout our country since former President Donald Trump racialized the coronavirus by repeatedly calling it the “China virus” or “kung flu:” Hate. His thinly veiled racist dog whistles encouraged identification of the virus with Asians and a justification for punishing anyone perceived as Chinese, which is liberally misapplied to almost…

Why is there LGBTQ+ media? One word: information

Take monkeypox, for example, specifically its relationship to our community. LGBTQ+ media reports a depth and breadth of information you won’t get from mainstream media. We immediately understood the impact monkeypox would have on the LGBTQ+ community and began writing about it and taking it seriously much earlier than mainstream media. The reason is that…

LGBTQ+ entertainment not to miss in August

August is turning out to be a solid month for LGBTQ+ entertainment. From the ending of a beloved fantasy show to the real-life adventures of a queer parent, here are LGBTQ+-centric options for everyone to enjoy this month. Television “A League of Their Own” (Prime Video) Inspired by the 1992 film, the highly anticipated series…

6 books featuring transgender or nonbinary heroes

Just as the great Bonnie Tyler once sang, “I need a hero!” so too do we. Today, as transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals are under new threats every day it seems, this Pride month feels like a fitting time to celebrate transgender and nonbinary heroes. From princes fighting for their kingdom and acceptance to a teen…

Yes, we still need Black LGBTQ+ Pride events

Most of us know the story of the Stonewall Inn: We’ve heard how Black, Brown, and trans individuals in a small Greenwich Village bar rose up against the police in June 1969. While we often credit that night with sparking the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, the larger queer community ignores the continuation of the story:…

6 ways to experience LGBTQ+ history this Pride month

Pride month is a perfect time to reflect on the people and events that helped us get where we are today. For many LGBTQ+ people, they never got to see their bravery and sacrifice blossom into the joyful celebrations we now have around the world. This June, you can honor their legacies and learn more…

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LGBTQ+ youth are on the frontlines of massive setbacks for equality

A joint report by member publications of News is Out: Bay Area Reporter, Dallas Voice, Philadelphia Gay News, Q Voice News, Tagg Magazine, Washington Blade, and Windy City Times.  The LGBTQ+ community is experiencing wide-reaching attacks from state governments, with most proposed and passed legislation focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. News is Out explores what’s happening,…

The Pride Cup celebrates LGBTQ+ sports for all levels of athletes

This June, the inaugural Pride Cup welcomes LGBTQ+ and ally athletes of all skill levels to come “Play with Pride.” Held by the KindRED Pride Foundation, The Pride Cup invites queer and trans athletes to gather June 3-4 in Orlando, Florida, and challenge each other in summer sports including pickleball, beach volleyball, and women’s flag…