Archive for May 2011 Editor Comes Out as Transexual

The editor of shares in a new interview that she celebrates the boy she was born as, because he paved the way for her to become the woman she is now. Janet Mock, a popular blogger, co-host of the podcast The Missing Piece, and the author of a new memoir in which she’ll share another... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel Makes June 2011 Pride Month in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel already seems to be doing some really cool stuff for the LGBT community in Chicago.. In a press release, released today, Mayor Emanuel proclaimed that June 2011 to be Pride Month in Chicago. The Mayor encourages, “all Chicagoans to recognize the many contributions the Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual and Transgender communities have made to... Read more »

NBA star Grant Hill Wants Young People to Stop Using the Word "Gay"

NBA star Grant Hill Wants Young People to Stop Using the Word "Gay"
The NBA aired a 30-second public service announcement last week featuring NBA Phoenix Suns player Grant Hill and Jared Dudley encouraging young people to stop using the word “gay” to mean “dumb or stupid.” The commercial is also part of the “Think B4 You Speak” campaign sponsored by the NBA, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education... Read more »

The Courage of CNN's Don Lemon

Former Chicago NBC Anchor Don Lemon is, arguably, changing the game. Now, a CNN anchor, Don Lemon recently posted a Twitter link to a New York Times article announcing his new book, Transparent, in stores on June 16, in which the anchorman reveals that he is gay. Lemon will become one of three openly gay anchors... Read more »

Are your kids 'Planking?'

There is this thing called “planking,” which is apparently huge in Australia, and basically it’s people lying very stiffly on their stomachs on top of different things…some that even can be deadly. Yeah, I don’t get it either. But it’s got 85,000 fans on Facebook so it must really be all the rage, and the Facebook... Read more »

HBCU Summit Brings Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Issues to the Table

This event is the first of its kind. It brought together nine HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to talk exclusively about LGBT issues on campuses, last month. Which is unheard of because it’s still considered a taboo subject on many Black college campuses. The summit took place at Atlanta’s HBCU Spelman College and they hoped open the dialogue... Read more »

Helloooooo, Congressman!!

Yowza! He’s been dubbed the “Hottest Freshman Congressman” in 2009 by the Huffington Post, U.S. Representative Aaron Schock (IL) shows off his tight abs on the June cover of Men’s Health.  Other than showing how his hot bod, he shares his thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, how he keeps those famous abs, his... Read more »

The Foreign Exchange Trivial Question

Here’s your chance to see The Foreign Exchange perform at the Double Door on Friday, May 13th. One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to see them live at the Double Door. All you have to do is be the first to answer the question correctly below. Here’s the trivial question to win... Read more »

Win Tickets to See The Foreign Exchange on Friday!

Want to see The Foreign Exchange while they’re in Chicago this Friday at the Double Door? Well, you can!! Check out my blog today at 4pm for a trivial question about the music group and one lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to see them live at the Double Door this Friday, May... Read more »

Gay 9/11 hero's mom reacts to bin Laden death

The mother of a gay hero during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said Monday on NBC’s Today show that the death of Osama bin Laden is a time for Americans to feel proud of the intelligence community and U.S. military. Alice Hoagland, the mother of Mark Bingham, who was gay and slain during the Sept.... Read more »