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Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders

Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Don Lemon's responsibility as a CNN anchor fell second to his responsibility as an openly gay public figure, even as Hurricane Irma neared the coast of Florida. When it became clear a major and deadly weather event would strike the South on the very weekend he was due to receive an award from GLAAD, the cable news anchor asked his boss what to do. "He said, 'You've got to go,'" Lemon explained, standing on the red carpet of City View atop the Metreon on Saturday night. "So Anderson (Cooper) is doing double duty."  Lemon described awards from GLAAD, a 32-year-old national organization that monitors the media on LGBTQ issues, as "the Oscars of gay awards.

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LGBTQ activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence

LGBTQ activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Riot police have used tear gas and water cannons to break up the parade in the past two years

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Pride and Anger Both on Display at LGBT Marches Across U.S.

Pride and Anger Both on Display at LGBT Marches Across U.S. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
LGBT rights supporters rallied in dozens of U.S. cities celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by President Trump's administration
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RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest

RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce Uhlala have partnered with Google to organise RAHM, the world’s first LGBTI contest. The one day contest is scheduled to take place on Friday 21st of July 2017 from 9am &…
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Back Stories: LGBT Groups Join St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO)

Back Stories: LGBT Groups Join St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO) | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
LGBT groups struggled for decades to be included in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Stoli Vodka Honors the Legacy of LGBTQ Bartenders in the Movement for Equality

Stoli Vodka Honors the Legacy of LGBTQ Bartenders in the Movement for Equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
North America's Top LGBTQ Bartenders Compete for $15,000 in Charitable Donations and to be Named the 2017 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Champion
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Mark Your Calendars! LGBT March On Washington Planned For D.C. Pride Weekend

Mark Your Calendars! LGBT March On Washington Planned For D.C. Pride Weekend | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On the heels of last weekend's Women’s March on Washington, a gay activist in New York City has set in motion plans for a National Pride March on Washington

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Google backs Pink Dot SG despite government directive that foreign companies need a permit to sponsor annual LGBT rally

Google backs Pink Dot SG despite government directive that foreign companies need a permit to sponsor annual LGBT rally | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Google is to go ahead with its backing of Pink Dot SG despite a Singapore government directive issued today that international companies need a permit to sponsor the annual LGBT rally at Speaker’s Corner.

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LGBT Advocate, Writer, and Speaker Shane Bitney Crone & Musician Rayvon Owen to be Guests of Honor at Pride Con 2016

LGBT Advocate, Writer, and Speaker Shane Bitney Crone & Musician Rayvon Owen to be Guests of Honor at Pride Con 2016 | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Pride Con is pleased to announce Shane Bitney Crone and Rayvon Owen will be Guests of Honor at its inaugural convention. Pride Con, Be Proud, is a two-day convention scheduled for July 29th through 30th, 2016, at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. Together, they will participate in panel sessions, meet-n-greets, autograph sessions, and more. In addition, Rayvon will be performing live as well.

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NLGJA Announces 2017 Inductees to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

NLGJA Announces 2017 Inductees to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Today NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is pleased to announce that two new inductees will be enrolled in the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame on September 9 at the association’s annual National Convention. This year’s honorees will be Jinx Beers and Dan Savage.

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LGBT Trump Supporters Dismayed Over Pride Marches Becoming 'Resist' Events

LGBT Trump Supporters Dismayed Over Pride Marches Becoming 'Resist' Events | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In cities across the U.S. over the weekend, LGBT people and allies marched for Pride month, many protesting the Trump administration. LGBT Trump supporters say that makes such events too divisive.
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Want fries in a rainbow box with that? McDonald’s celebrates gay pride in Bay Area

Want fries in a rainbow box with that? McDonald’s celebrates gay pride in Bay Area | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Participating McDonald’s in the Bay Area and Washington, D.C., will serve fries in rainbow-colored boxes this month to celebrate gay pride events.
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Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration

Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In anticipation of the United Nations’ World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Level 3 Communications is hosting its own celebration
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Celebration of Courage 2017 by Outright Intl

Celebration of Courage 2017 by Outright Intl | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When: Monday, May 15, 2017
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations, U.N. Headquarters


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Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with majestic views of the East River and the United Nations headquarters. Details about our special honorees, celebrity guests and performances will be announced shortly.

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Excluding police from Pride parade is a big blow to equality

Excluding police from Pride parade is a big blow to equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
“It is difficult for me to understand what gives Black Lives Matter the right to command obedience from Pride parade organizers as to who may participate,” writes Shirley Bush of Toronto. “The whole basis of Pride is openness, inclusion and fairness.”
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Entrepreneur creates empowering events for LGBTQ women

Entrepreneur creates empowering events for LGBTQ women | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Mariah Hanson, founder of The Dinah Shore Weekend, a popular annual women's event in Palm Springs, Calif., is transforming lives one social event at a time.
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Mariah Hanson, founder of The Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs Calif., is transforming women's lives one social event at a time. She's producing the world's largest lesbian music festival and fighting gender equality through a conscious effort to employ women.

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The Focus Group June 18 - Thai Pham, Co-Founder Pride Con

Thai Pham, CEO and Co-Founder of Pride Con, joins Tim and John to discuss this new venture of all things pop culture, comics, anime, and cosplay with an LGBT focus. Tim and John ponder making omelettes at Julia Child's French get-away. John introduces virtual goggles that Cadillac thinks will drive sales and Tim thinks is idiotic and Comrade Valentina Tereshkova shows her 'wares" in the Week in Science. Shop Talk looks at productivity levels of workers who sit all day versus standing at their desk. Should the Focus Group record while standing? Please like us, rate us and subscribe! We're all business. Except when we're not.
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