LGBTQ residents of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. are not happy that the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast has Jim Daly of Focus on the Family as a featured speaker and special guest. Keith Blackburn, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release: “Bigotry harms our brand and is bad for business. It is a personal embarrassment to me as I travel around the nation and international destinations to promote greater Fort Lauderdale as a welcoming LGBTQ destination.”
Tegan and Sara share their favorite protest songs with Vanity Fair and include the queer group Austra and their 2016 single “Future Politics.”
The American Academy of Family Physicians has an article on its site about treating trans patients with dignity. Thumbs way up, AAFP.
The same officials who helped President George W. Bush “purge” gay employees are now doing the same for Donald Trump.
The Northern Indian city of Lucknow had it its very first pride parade on Sunday, and it had a pretty fantastic turnout.
Out Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel was honored with the Steven W. Siegel Award by the Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association.
An adjunct professor at an Indiana community college was allegedly denied a promotion because she is a lesbian, and now she can sue them for discrimination.
In 2011, a Washington State court found that a lesbian mom could not discuss homosexuality with her children. Thankfully that ludicrous ruling was overturned.
“The Town Hall Affair” is an hour-long reenactment of a 1971 women’s liberation panel held in New York in 1971, moderated by Norman Mailer and written about by Jill Johnson in “Lesbian Nation.” You can see it in San Francisco at Z Space through April 16.
Emily Hobson, author of “Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left,” is a guest on this week’s episode of Women’s Magazine.
Queer performance artist Jude Wonders talks female masculinity and gender fuckery with Slug. A quote: “As a masculine woman, most people would assume I’m a butch lesbian, which I’m not. I don’t care they assume that, but that’s not me. The thing is, people are going to put you in a stereotype no matter what. So really, all I can do as a drag performer is to use my art to say that isn’t the case and hopefully reach someone who doesn’t think I belong here. Drag queens started here, too, so now we have to keep stepping forward through history.”
China’s lesbian dating app, LesPark, is a really big deal, apparently.
Finally, there’s a Season 2 trailer for “Sense8,” starring out trans actress Jamie Clayton as a lesbian-identified trans character based loosely on creator/director Lana Wachowki.
EW has an exclusive look at the new Lisbeth Salander book: “The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye.”
Rosie O’Donnell will join other queer celebs and allies for a charity roast of Michael Musto on May 22nd.
St. Vincent covered “Loving You” with John Legend and Zach Galifianakis for Planned Parenthood, and several other artists are contributing to the charitable 7-inch.