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Tennessee Plans to Beef Up Its Anti-Gay Counselor Exemption Bill

By John Riley | Sunday Dec 18, 2016
Not content to have passed an anti-LGBT law last year, Tennessee lawmakers are trying to add additional teeth to the measure to ensure it's as tough as possible.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Appeals His Suspension from the Bench

By John Riley | Sunday Dec 18, 2016
The controversial justice is appealing his suspension from office to a special panel of seven retired judges who will decide whether to uphold the suspension or reinstate Moore, reports The Birmingham News.

Lionel Richie Helps Christen MGM National Harbor Next Week

By Doug Rule | Saturday Dec 17, 2016
The '80s hitmaker returns to the area two years after a joint concert at Wolf Trap with Bruno Mars, this time to be one of the first artists to christen the new 3,000-seat theater at the MGM National Harbor.

Louisiana Governor's Pro-LGBT Executive Order Overturned

By John Riley | Saturday Dec 17, 2016
A Baton Rouge judge has thrown out Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting LGBT state employees, claiming that the governor was attempting to circumvent the Republican-controlled legislature.

Tony Perkins Slams Pick of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

By John Riley | Saturday Dec 17, 2016
The evangelical leader and president of the Family Research Council has excoriated Tillerson for his past stances on hot-button social issues such as LGBT inclusion and abortion, reports The Hill.

New Film is A Searing Investigation into Industrial Control of Resources in West Virginia

By Doug Rule | Friday Dec 16, 2016
A searing investigation into industrial control of resources in West Virginia, "Blood on the Mountain" details the struggles of hard-working, misunderstood people who have never benefited fairly from the rich, natural resources of their land.

Holly Jolly: Holiday Concert Roundup

By Doug Rule | Sunday Dec 4, 2016
Handel's Messiah, sing-alongs of "Sleigh Bells" and "Silent Night," The Nutcracker - whether the Tchaikovsky classic or the Duke Ellington-inspired modern variations - are never too much of a good thing.

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Claims Trump Offered Him Education Secretary Post

By John Riley | Sunday Dec 4, 2016
Prominent evangelical leader and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he was offered the position of Secretary of Education under President-elect Donald Trump's new administration.

Merry Melodies: Holiday Album Roundup

By Sean Maunier | Saturday Dec 3, 2016
Love it or hate it, the holiday album is an institution. Nearly every mainstream artist will attempt one at some point, in a festive rite of passage that spans genres, tastes and the boundaries of acceptability.

Robbers Using Grindr to Ensnare Victims, Baltimore Police Say

By John Riley | Saturday Dec 3, 2016
Baltimore police are searching for three men who they say used Grindr and other social media apps to lure people to Northeast Baltimore and rob them.

Tammy Baldwin Named Fourth-Ranking Senate Democrat

By John Riley | Sunday Nov 20, 2016
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has been named a member of the U.S. Senate Democratic leadership team following the caucus' recent elections.

Trump May Name Openly Gay Man as Ambassador to the United Nations

By John Riley | Sunday Nov 20, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is considering appointing an openly gay man as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, according to FOX News.

PWR BTTM: Ragingly Flamboyant Queer Punk

By Randy Shulman | Sunday Nov 20, 2016
"My favorite thing is telling the band name to people who don't know what a PWR BTTM is," says Liv Bruce, one of the co-founders of the ragingly flamboyant queer punk duo.

VA Scuttles Plans to Cover Transition Surgery for Transgender Vets

By John Riley | Saturday Nov 19, 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is dropping plans to cover transition-related surgical expenses for transgender veterans, citing budget constraints.

NOM Wants to Repeal Marriage Equality Under Trump Administration

By John Riley | Saturday Nov 19, 2016
While the nation's top LGBT organizations were dismayed at the election of Donald Trump as president, the National Organization for Marriage is ecstatic.

Pat McCrory Tried to Limit the Extent of HB 2, Emails Reveal

By John Riley | Saturday Oct 22, 2016
Despite his very public defense of North Carolina's anti-LGBT law, emails reveal that Gov. Pat McCrory worked behind the scenes to try and limit the more egregious parts of HB 2.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again

By Randy Shulman | Saturday Oct 22, 2016
Let's face an honest fact: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is not a good movie and the Fox TV remake is no improvement.


By Randy Shulman | Sunday Oct 16, 2016
The 80-minute show is funny, harrowing, heartbreaking, intense and joyful, bundled in an explosive performance by the poet.

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Comes Out as 'Queer, 'Bi'

By Rhuaridh Marr | Sunday Oct 16, 2016
Speaking at the True Colors Fund's 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, "Grey's Anatomy" star Sara Ramirez announced that she was "queer, bisexual."

Full 7th Circuit Agrees to Hear Indiana Employment Discrimination Case

By John Riley | Saturday Oct 15, 2016
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of an Indiana woman who claims she was denied full-time employment six different times and eventually fired because she is a lesbian.

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