This is a great day for GO, as our new Pride issue is out with our annual 100 Women We Love spectacular, a feature on 11 lesbian/bi-owned vacation spots around the world, our picks for what to read, see, listen to and check out this summer, and interviews with “Orange is the New Black” star Taryn Manning as well as out WNBA player Shavonte Zellous on their participation in this weekend’s Pride festivities. There’s also a stirring photo essay from the March on Washington, advice (healthy eating, fitness, love, legal!) and summer horoscopes. Pick up a copy, read it online, share with your friends, and feel free to tag us to show some love (@gomagazineny on Instagram, @gomag on Twitter).
Remember when LGBTQ magazines had to be kept in secret? Some might even still come in brown bags.
Speaking of things to read, I’m looking forward to Sylvia Brownrigg’s “Pages For Her,” a follow-up to her lesbian-themed novel “Pages For You.” If we can’t have “The L Word” back, we can at least keep reading about queer women characters.
“Riverdale” might be getting a new character we will want to watch, though. The show, based on the Archie comics, is bringing in Toni “a bisexual black female who attends Riverdale High’s arch rival Central High.” However, it looks like the show might be playing around with some of these elements….will her sexual identity stick?
New look for Pride: Rainbow armpit hair. Props to any of you who have this kind of commitment.
The singer formerly known as Charice has come out as trans and now goes by Jake Zyrus so now you know. I once had the opportunity to interview Jake and found him to be a really lovely person who has faced a lot of adversity but continues to inspire people with his worldwide platform and incredible talent.
Officer Crystal Griner threw the first pitch at the Congressional Women’s Softball Game last night, and she did it from her wheelchair because she’s a bad ass mother effer who was injured saving the life of a homophobic congressman.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 21, 2017
Congrats to the 52 LGBTQ students awarded Point Foundation scholarships for queering the future! Seeing all of these names from all over America, different cities and schools and studies, really gives me some much-needed hope for future generations.
You have plenty to read so I’mma let you get to it.