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News is Good: The queer album of the summer, “Warrior Nun” gets a 2nd chance and more

Welcome to our weekly column, News is Good, where we feature positive news about the LGBTQ+ community. Too much of what we see in mainstream media coverage focuses on the challenges we face and not the celebrations. Here are a few things we’re excited about this week. Talon releases EP and queertastic video. The Brooklyn-based […]

Posted inBIPOC LGBTQ+ Artist Spotlight

Take Up Space co-founders reach for community-building possibilities

Two Chicagoans are working to bring a new business—one part coffee shop, one part co-working space, one-part events venue—centering Black and queer identities to Lake View.  Co-founder M. Rashaad Barnett said he envisions the business, to be named Take Up Space, as “a leader in co-working and community that defies the need for barriers of […]

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What does Pride looks like in 2023?

Pride month is here along with events around the country to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. 2023 has been a year full of challenges for the community, with anti-queer and transgender legislation being passed in states like Texas and Florida. This legislation threatens to change everything from how we are able to raise our families to […]

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Anastasia-Renée’s “Side Notes from the Archivist”

Anastacia-Renée is an award-winning writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx speaker, 2020 Arc Fellow (4Culture), Jack Straw Curator, podcaster, and served as Seattle’s Civic Poet. Her fascinating new book of poetry is called “Side Notes from the Archivist.” As the title implies, the book is a historical document that provides insight into five decades of American […]

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Images of Pride past

As we celebrate Pride all month long, we remember where we started and the many Pride events along the way. Take a step back in time with these images to the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and more recent Pride events from Dallas to D.C. Cover of B.A.R.’s 1999 Pride issue. Photo: B.A.R. ArchivesCover of B.A.R.’s 2001 […]

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LGBTQ+-owned Pride collections for 2023

This Pride month, News is Out is focusing on LGBTQ+-owned businesses. While many companies offer Pride options and collections, these businesses are queer or trans-owned and part of the community. We have you covered, from delicious eats to share with friends to clothing to help you stand out at Pride events. Clothing and accessories  One […]

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Terry Loftis: Building a rainbow bridge between classical music and the LGBTQ+ community

Terry Loftis has been described as a “rainmaker” for the arts, and that description certainly fit his time leading The Arts Community Alliance, the organization that doles out grants to area arts organizations and has been helping theaters, dance companies and the like rebuild their foundations post COVID. But these days, the out arts advocate […]

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