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Posted inLGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness Crisis

Morris Home connects trans, nonbinary people of color to housing resources

Morris Home is the only residential recovery home in the U.S. that provides services specifically for trans and nonbinary people experiencing addiction. But the program’s services go much deeper than recovery. “A lot of statistics show that a lot of trans folks don’t necessarily go traditionally through the homeless system by accessing shelters or some […]

Posted inBusiness

Target to pull select Pride merchandise in response to anti-LGBTQ+ backlash

This article has been updated to include new information. Target announced this morning via a press release that they would be removing certain items from their 2023 Pride collection. The statement reads: “For more than a decade, Target has offered an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month. Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve […]

Posted inCommunity

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 […]

Posted inCommunity

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 […]

Posted inArts and Entertainment

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 […]

Posted inArts and Entertainment

News is Good: A “Selling Sunset” wedding, LGBTQ+ small business grants 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. New LGBTQIA+ National Grant for LGBTQ+-owned small […]

Posted inBooks

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 […]

Posted inCommentary

Requiem for a drag queen

The New York Times obituary for Barry Humphries extolled the life and career of a beloved actor of stage, screen and television. You could be forgiven if you didn’t recognize his name, but surely not if you did not recognize his alter ego. Humphries made a seven-decades-long career in the United Kingdom, the U.S., and […]

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