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The Sissies, Hustlers, and Hair Fairies Whose Defiant Lives Paved the Way For Stonewall

The Sissies, Hustlers, and Hair Fairies Whose Defiant Lives Paved the Way For Stonewall | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The queens had finally had enough: In August 1966—fifty years ago this month—transgender and gender-nonconforming customers at Gen
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The LGBT Netflix has arrived with REVRY

The LGBT Netflix has arrived with REVRY | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The streaming service of 'queerated' content will launch original programming this fall.
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REVRY: the world's first LGBT streaming content platform, now available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, and iOS and Android smartphones. And it's basically the Netflix of queer and trans media. REVRY has launched with nearly 200 hours of licensed "queerated" content, much of which started as indie projects on YouTube. Jinkx Monsoon's Capitol Hill, HIV-positive drama Unsure/Positive, and Cooking With Drag Queens are just three examples of the kind of bootstrapped queer content that REVRY has brought to streaming TV devices for the first time. There's even music: REVRY features licensed podcasts like Homoground that are already wildly popular with LGBT listeners.

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Gayer than Netflix? Revry launches as the first LGBT streaming app for Apple TV

Gayer than Netflix? Revry launches as the first LGBT streaming app for Apple TV | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The all-new app – available on tvOS, Chromecast and Roku – aims to provide the best "queerated" entertainment.
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According to a recent GLAAD report, shows on Netflix and Amazon Video have more LGBT characters than all the broadcast TV channels combined. But even in these streaming services, transgender characters and racially diverse gay characters are still noticeably lacking.

A brand-new streaming app, Revry, launched this summer to help close this gap by exclusively showcasing LGBT entertainment—web series, short films, documentaries, podcasts, music videos, viral videos, and other “snackable” digital content—made by indie creators from all over the world. Revry is the first LGBT-focused streaming app for tvOS and Chromecast, and it’s also currently available on iOS, Android, Roku, and on the web. You can sign up for a monthly Revry subscription for $5 a month, or $55 a year.

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Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long?

Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
For my generation of American gay men, the AIDS epidemic was a second Vietnam War. A long-overdue historical survey of the era has finally arrived.
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LGBT movement gets new recognition in Philadelphia during DNC

In 1979, hundreds of LGBT activists convened at the Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia to plan a march on Washington.
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Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who is known for the 2008 Harvey Milk biopic Milk, said he first visited Philadelphia as a “closeted student,” and while there he came to the realization that the U.S. Constitution probably wasn’t written for people like him. Decades later, the Academy Award winner returned to the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection during the 2016 Democratic National Convention to unveil a historical marker to recognize the LGBT movement and its leaders.

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Zales Becomes First Jewelry Chain To Stock LGBT Rings

Zales Becomes First Jewelry Chain To Stock LGBT Rings | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Zales is the first major jewelry chain in the U.S. to carry a line of rings for LGBT couples.

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‘Rural Pride Summit’ Brings Out Central Valley LGBT Community

‘Rural Pride Summit’ Brings Out Central Valley LGBT Community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
California's rural LGBT community faces issues of isolation, poverty and access to health care.
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How Gay Rights Advance Democracy in the Middle East

How Gay Rights Advance Democracy in the Middle East | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
How Gay Rights Advance Democracy in the Middle East « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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A Peek Inside Berlin's Queer Club Scene Before Hitler Destroyed It

A Peek Inside Berlin's Queer Club Scene Before Hitler Destroyed It | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A new book tells the true stories behind Cabaret, and what was possibly the most thrilling gay party scene the world has ever known.

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Gay Republican Group Shocked Their Party Is So Anti-LGBT, Calls GOP 'Morons' In New Ad

Gay Republican Group Shocked Their Party Is So Anti-LGBT, Calls GOP 'Morons' In New Ad | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
To absolutely no one's surprise, the nation’s most anti-gay politicians and anti-gay hate group leaders joined Republicans delegates last week to pass the
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A surprising move on LGBT rights from a ‘macho’ South American president

A surprising move on LGBT rights from a ‘macho’ South American president | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Bolivia has a new gender identity law that might put it in Latin America’s vanguard on LGBT rights — but the story behind the measure reveals how far the Andean nation still has to go before ending homophobia. That’s according to Carlos Parra, aka Paris Galán, the country’s best known drag queen and a prominent gay rights campaigner.
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Signed into law in May, the measure allows people to change their gender on official identity documents. It means that Bolivia joins Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia as the only four nations in the deeply Catholic region to recognize the needs of transsexual and transgender citizens in this way. Unveiling the new law, Vice President Alvaro García Linera said it would put an end to the “social hypocrisy” in which many Bolivians had previously refused to acknowledge the existence of the LGBT community.

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Can Everyone Really Be Queer? Only If You Misunderstand the Word.

Can Everyone Really Be Queer? Only If You Misunderstand the Word. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In “When Everyone Can Be Queer, Is Anyone?” a piece that will run this weekend in the New York Times Magazine, journalist Jenna Wortham tackles the tricky meaning, history, and future of the word queer.

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The heart of her argument, from which the title of her piece is derived, is that “[t]he radical power of ‘queer’ always came from its inclusivity.” This very inclusivity, she argues, now threatens the meaning of the word, by making it so broad that anyone—including straight people—can take it on.

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A Giant Billboard of Trump and Cruz Kissing Just Went Up Outside the Republican Convention

A Giant Billboard of Trump and Cruz Kissing Just Went Up Outside the Republican Convention | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A billboard depicting Donald Trump and Ted Cruz kissing has gone up in Cleveland where the Republican National Convention will take place next week.
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Billy Bean teaching MLB teams about inclusion in clubhouse

Billy Bean teaching MLB teams about inclusion in clubhouse | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Billy Bean has come full circle, throwing out the first pitch for the first Mets Pride Night on Saturday against his former San Diego team

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Introducing Armani Versace - TV Personality, LGBT Public Figure, Blogger, Motivational Speaker

Introducing Armani Versace - TV Personality, LGBT Public Figure, Blogger, Motivational Speaker | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Introducing Armani Versace, both from a business angle and, following the links below, from his own personal story of coming out as an African-American in Georgia... TV Personality, LGBT Public figure, Journalist, Actor, Model, Television Host, Instagram Celebrity, Brand Ambassador, Blogger, Motivational/Public Speaker

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Next Frontier in LGBT Marketing?

Next Frontier in LGBT Marketing? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As trans visibility increases, more companies are becoming aware of the unique challenges faced by trans men and women when it comes to choosing garments that reflect their gender identity. For trans people who haven’t begun the surgery process, finding underwear to tuck and bind can be a major hurdle: many of the options available are uncomfortable, ugly, or even unhealthy to wear for extended periods of time.
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Luckily, the situation is starting to improve, and smart manufacturers, retailers, and marketers are realizing that providing high-quality, comfortable, and attractive underwear may be the “next big thing” in LGBT marketing as trans awareness within the community grows. With several businesses already popping up to provide options for trans underwear, it’s clear that this segment of LGBT marketing and retail is set to see some major growth in the coming years.

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Gay Neighborhoods Are Seeing Huge Appreciation: Here's Why Investors Should Pay Attention

Gay Neighborhoods Are Seeing Huge Appreciation: Here's Why Investors Should Pay Attention | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
"Gayborhoods" have been spiking in value around the nation, which may spell opportunity for real estate investors looking for the next hit neighborhood.
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Landmark LGBT Celebration to Be Thrown at 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia by NGLCC

Landmark LGBT Celebration to Be Thrown at 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia by NGLCC | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in partnership with the DNC LGBT Caucus, is excited to announce a landmark celebration in honor of the historic Democratic nominee for President of the United States and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic National Committee to include certified LGBT-owned businesses as suppliers for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The invitation-only celebration will be held on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia on the final evening of the Democratic National Convention.
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Milwaukee Gay Rapper Executive Releases New Music Single "Money"

Milwaukee Gay Rapper Executive Releases New Music Single "Money" | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of a new music Single "Money" by Executive; currently seeking blog placements and interviews.
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Hip-Hop’s First Openly Gay Rapper Is…Executive.

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Cyd Zeigler Q&A: Author talks LGBT issues, 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Cyd Zeigler Q&A: Author talks LGBT issues, 2017 NBA All-Star Game | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Cyd Zeigler’s new book delves into the intersection between sports and LGBT issues.
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Milo Suspended Permanently by Twitter Minutes Before 'Gays For Trump' Party At RNC

Milo Suspended Permanently by Twitter Minutes Before 'Gays For Trump' Party At RNC | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos has been permabanned from Twitter just 20 minutes before his “Gays for Trump” event at the GOP Convention.
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After Successful Launch of Life Insurance for People with HIV, AEQUALIS Announces New Hire, Next Phase of Business Plan

After Successful Launch of Life Insurance for People with HIV, AEQUALIS Announces New Hire, Next Phase of Business Plan | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Aaron Baldwin, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry has assumed the role of Director of Innovation and Agency Development effective July 6, 2015 at AEQUALIS. Baldwin will work with the AEQUALIS team to provide long-term direction and growth for the company, which was launched in December 2015 and began providing life insurance for people living with HIV, a historic development in the financial services and insurance industry.
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From Nickelodeon to Disney: children's TV leads the way for LGBT characters

From Nickelodeon to Disney: children's TV leads the way for LGBT characters | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Loud House this week will introduce Nickelodeon’s first married gay couple, but kids’ shows such as Good Luck Charlie have already featured same-sex couples
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Methodists defy ban and elect first openly lesbian bishop

Methodists defy ban and elect first openly lesbian bishop | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Church law explicitly forbids a “self-avowed practicing homosexual” from being a church leader.
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VIDEO: The Focus Group July 16 – Nathan Richardson of Trading Ticket Inc.

Nathan Richardson, Co-Founder of Trading Ticket, Inc. joins The Focus Group this week to talk about Trade It, new mobile technology, and its importance to the financial market.

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Tim advises John to be careful if he travels to Machu Picchu and John shares some new ways doctors are diagnosing prostate cancer. Then, in what may be the funniest bit ever on The Focus Group-and that’s hard to do-listener Chuck from Atlanta accidentally hit a button on his device while listening to a past show. You have to take a listen as Tim and John sound like they may have had too many libations or took a trip to Colorado.

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