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What to do about Florida?

We publishers get many invitations. One invitation that surprised me this week seemed to be a plea for normalcy in these troubling times often labeled a culture war. Spoiler alert: the invitation came from what has become the front lines of this culture war: Florida, the state that its governor, Ron Desantis, proudly says “is […]

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Self-care for activists

Alyssa Keegan is a whole-person coach and certified peer counselor at Fresh Path NY who specializes in alternative lifestyles and non-monogamous relationships. Keegan, who is queer and nonbinary themself, works with many LGBTQ+ clients. News is Out asked Keegan to share their thoughts on self-care, in particular for those who are working or volunteering in […]

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Journalist Kevin Naff on his book “How We Won the War for LGBTQ Equality” and the battle to come

On the heels of his 20-year anniversary at the Washington Blade, Editor Kevin Naff is looking back on some of the biggest stories that shaped the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. His book, “How We Won the War for LGBTQ Equality — And How Our Enemies Could Take It All Away,” features curated writings from Naff’s two decades at the […]

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Valley Youth House works to mitigate homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth of color

The Pennsylvania housing and youth resource organization Valley Youth House provides multiple programs that mitigate youth homelessness, including for LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color. Valley Youth House began in 1973 by offering one youth shelter in the Lehigh Valley. Now, 50 years later, the organization offers a wealth of programs across 14 counties in […]

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What you need to know about the Stonewall National Monument

In June 2022, it was announced that the Stonewall National Monument and Visitor’s Center would open in New York City, celebrating the work of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and the Stonewall rebellion. Nonprofit Pride Live is overseeing the project and the monument will be the “first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Parks System.” Here’s some information […]

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News is Good: A bisexual Nobel Prize winner, Velma comes out 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 five things we’re excited about this week. Scooby-Doo’s Velma comes out in latest franchise release. […]

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Monkeypox: What you need to know

Anyone can get monkeypox, but the virus is currently disproportionately affecting the gay community. Photo: BlurryMe/Shutterstock Monkeypox cases are on the rise. Reported cases of monkeypox have increased to more than 5,100 in the U.S., compared with several hundred in late June, the Centers for Disease Control said. Worldwide, the number of reported cases is […]

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