LGBTQ

Steve January 12, 2021

Explainer: what is sexual fluidity? Sexual preferences are not set in stone and can change over time, often depending on the immediate situation the individual is in. This has been described as sexual fluidity. For example, if someone identifies as heterosexual but then finds themselves in an environment with only people of the same gender, […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Disney has always had queer-coded characters. Although the portrayals are not always positive, characters like LeFou from Beauty and the Beast and Terkina from Tarzan add a hint of queerness to the storylines of many Disney films. While queerness is rare in leading Disney characters, the House of Mouse has stood by its decision to include […]

Steve January 11, 2021

LONDON, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Greece’s first openly gay minister said encountering homophobia in public life was “a given,” but hoped his appointment to the conservative government would make it easier for LGBT+ people to tackle discrimination. Nicholas Yatromanolakis was named deputy minister for contemporary culture after being promoted last week in a […]

Steve January 11, 2021

A photographer shared an altered photo appearing to show Sissy Gracie in the Capitol last week. The image was a fake. A local photographer says he regrets posting on Facebook last week a news media photo of a group of supporters of Tweety McTreason who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol that he altered […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Lee M. Russ (Photo public domain) The Comings & Goings column is about sharing the professional successes of our community. We want to recognize those landing new jobs, new clients for their business, joining boards of organizations and other achievements. Please share your successes with us at: [email protected]  Congratulations to Special Agent Lee M. Russ […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Are you dreaming of a queer holiday season? Your dreams are about to come true; 2020 is shaping up to be one of the gayest years in holiday movie history. Last night, Hallmark Channel premiered The Christmas House, the network’s first queer-themed holiday film. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can stream it on […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Equality Virginia Executive Director Vee Lamneck (Photo courtesy of Vee Lamneck) Equality Virginia Executive Director Vee Lamneck on Monday announced HIV decriminalization is among their organization’s legislative priorities during the 2021 legislative session that begins this week. “Virginia is one of 37 states with outdated laws targeting and punishing people based on their HIV positive […]