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Seizing the Moment: Nod Head Records’ Dres Smuzic Helping Forge Path for LGBTQ Artists

Seizing the Moment: Nod Head Records’ Dres Smuzic Helping Forge Path for LGBTQ Artists

Young, Talented and Prepared, 23 year Old Dres Smuzic Looking to Rip Through Barriers in the Music Industry - July 01, 2021 - Nod Head Records

Boy Butter Celebrates Pride on UFC Fight Night

Boy Butter Celebrates Pride on UFC Fight Night

This Pride month Boy Butter makes history as first LGBTQ+ Pride Campaign to ever run on ESPN. - June 17, 2021 - Boy Butter

MSys Technologies Celebrates Pride Month 2021 and Relays "We All Are Equal"

MSys Technologies continues to relay its commitment in safeguarding the right of LGBTQ+ communities and building a diverse and inclusive workplace that promotes justice and equality. - June 12, 2021 - MSys Technologies

Illyasha Peete Named Executive Director of CLS Racial and Social Equity Initiative

Illyasha Peete Named Executive Director of CLS Racial and Social Equity Initiative

Will Lead Organizational Focus on Addressing Racial & Social Equity within Life Sciences Industry. - June 07, 2021 - California Life Sciences

The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.) is Opening a New Baltimore City Location

The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.) is Opening a New Baltimore City Location

The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.) is opening a new office in Baltimore, co-located with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) at 2923 E. Biddle Street. This new location will be dedicated to helping economically challenged adoptive, foster and... - May 19, 2021 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

New Record Album Release by 1970's Soul/R&B Legend, Freda Payne; Out Friday April 16, 2021

New Record Album Release by 1970's Soul/R&B Legend, Freda Payne; Out Friday April 16, 2021

Singer, legend, Freda Payne pairs up with four of the other world's greatest singers of Jazz for a duets album. It is a classic jazz big band album. Featured on album with Freda are: Johnny Mathis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Kenny Lattimore. - April 16, 2021 - Alain Franke Records

Local Filmmaker Wins Big with LGBT-Themed Short Film, "Kings & Queens"

Local Filmmaker Wins Big with LGBT-Themed Short Film, "Kings & Queens"

People are almost universally familiar with the term "drag queen" in a variety of contexts, but have you heard of drag kings? Kings and Queens, tells a story about one such person and is potentially a breakout film for this year, introducing the public to a lesser-exposed and certainly underappreciated cultural segment of drag. - April 05, 2021 - Thrive Productions

Rev. Dr. Dawson Taylor to Give Address for Lancaster Seminary's 196th Commencement

Rev. Dr. Dawson Taylor to Give Address for Lancaster Seminary's 196th Commencement

The Rev. Dr. Dawson B. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Naples United Church of Christ, Naples, Fla., will deliver the commencement address to Lancaster Theological Seminary’s Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Apostles in Lancaster. Naples United Church of Christ is... - March 22, 2021 - Lancaster Theological Seminary

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project Launches New Program

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project has announced the launch of a new rapid response grant program serving vulnerable members of the transgender community throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. - March 03, 2021 - Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

Tyler Reks Transforms from Gabe to Gabbi

Tyler Reks Transforms from Gabe to Gabbi

Gabe Tuft, a former WWE Superstar, (Ring Name “Tyler Reks”) makes a long awaited gender reveal exclusively on Extra. - February 05, 2021 - Gabbi Tuft

Inner City Cultural Center II is Proud to Present a Short Film by Tuesday Conner, "Young & Na!ve," a Masterful Work of Art

Inner City Cultural Center II is Proud to Present a Short Film by Tuesday Conner, "Young & Na!ve," a Masterful Work of Art

Inner City Cultural Center II is proud to present a short film by Tuesday Conner. "Young & Na!ve" is a masterful work of art that brings the taboo world of Sexual Abuse into mainstream conversations through Performance Art, Open Dialogue and Honest Talk-Back with the Audience about the Signs, the Pain and the Healing. - January 26, 2021 - Inner City Cultural Center II, Inc.

The William Meredith Foundation and Poets-choice.com Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of SOMETIMES SAY MY NAME, Prose Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

The William Meredith Foundation and Poets-choice.com Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of SOMETIMES SAY MY NAME, Prose Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

Master poet Herbert Woodward Martin imagines the life of Willie Short, a young African American service worker who contracts AIDS and deals with the physical and spiritual ramifications of his illness. We watch the deterioration of his body and the final spiritual triumph as he faces death and the unknown. It is a remarkable achievement of the imagination as Martin traces the life of one who mattered for his courage facing a fate that awaits us all. - December 12, 2020 - The William Meredith Foundation

Center for Adoption Support and Education Awarded $50,000 Grant from Greater Washington Community Foundation to Serve Foster Children in Northern Virginia

Center for Adoption Support and Education Awarded $50,000 Grant from Greater Washington Community Foundation to Serve Foster Children in Northern Virginia

The Greater Washington Community Foundation (The Community Foundation) has awarded the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) a grant in the amount of $50,000 through the Fund for Children, Youth and Families to provide therapy sessions to 33 children in foster care in eight target jurisdictions in Northern Virginia; the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park and Leesburg. - December 10, 2020 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Best Mobile Web Sites and Best Mobile Apps of 2020 Named by Web Marketing Association

Best Mobile Web Sites and Best Mobile Apps of 2020 Named by Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th annual international MobileWebAward competition. This award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain the best mobile Websites and the best... - December 09, 2020 - Web Marketing Association

Purple Lotus Productions Announces the Final Embracing Your Journey Expo of 2020 with Mini-Marketplaces for Social Distancing While Shopping

Purple Lotus Productions Announces the Final Embracing Your Journey Expo of 2020 with Mini-Marketplaces for Social Distancing While Shopping

There is still time to get discounted tickets on line for the final Embracing Your Journey Expo of 2020. The Expo opens Sunday Nov. 15th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Sheraton Crescent in Phoenix AZ just in time for the holidays. The Crescent Ballroom and nearby areas have been transformed into several Mini-Marketplaces to provide small gathering areas with less than 50 people and allow a safer, more relaxed and comfortable experience. Please wear a mask per local requirements. - November 13, 2020 - Purple Lotus Productions

Vocalist Christian John Thomas Reveals the Tragic Real Life Event That Inspired His Debut Song and Music Video "Lost in the Waves"

Vocalist Christian John Thomas Reveals the Tragic Real Life Event That Inspired His Debut Song and Music Video "Lost in the Waves"

Christian John Thomas’ debut song and music video, "Lost in the Waves" (written and composed by Kooman and Diamond) were released worldwide on November 10, 2020. His song was inspired by the tragic true story of a father who gave his life saving his young son from a deadly ocean... - November 10, 2020 - Fair Dinkum TV

Never Specific, an LGBTQ+ All Inclusive Clothing and Lifestyle Brand Gets Approved for Official U.S. Trademark.

Never Specific, an LGBTQ+ All Inclusive Clothing and Lifestyle Brand Gets Approved for Official U.S. Trademark.

A new clothing brand called Never Specific whose logo features two non-descript stick figures holding hands has been officially granted Federal Trademark protection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This designation gives the brand exclusive rights to use that imagery on clothing and... - November 05, 2020 - Never Specific

Preservation Maryland Completes Maryland's First Statewide Study of LGBTQ History

The Maryland LGBTQ Context Study is a milestone in Preservation Maryland’s multi-year commitment to LGBTQ heritage visibility and adds important inclusive history to the official historic record. - October 29, 2020 - Preservation Maryland

A New Era for Bodega Body

Bodega Body today announced the launch of its brand-new apparel line, a new apparel with the mission of helping people find health and wellness. This product line offers a way for people to vocally fight for the issues they believe in, while wearing clothing items that help them build self-confidence. - October 17, 2020 - Bodega Body

Mexican Filmmaker, DACA/DREAMER, LGBTQ Gets Golden Globe Buzz

Mexican Filmmaker, DACA/DREAMER, LGBTQ Gets Golden Globe Buzz

Announcement of film Your Iron Lady by Jorge Xolalpa Jr. Golden Globe consideration. - September 19, 2020 - Jorge Xolalpa Jr.

Intrigue, Terrorism, History, Art and the Secrets of the Church Collide in the New Thriller "Upon This Rock"

Intrigue, Terrorism, History, Art and the Secrets of the Church Collide in the New Thriller "Upon This Rock"

A gay American couple in Italy investigate the suicide of a cleric in the picturesque city of Orvieto -- and find themselves plunged into a conspiracy that may destroy the Catholic Church -- in the stunning new thriller, "Upon This Rock." - September 16, 2020 - Linden Publishing

State of the Underdog Report Shows Upside for Investors but the Gap is Widening for Underestimated Entrepreneurs to Access Capital

State of the Underdog Report Shows Upside for Investors but the Gap is Widening for Underestimated Entrepreneurs to Access Capital

The 2nd Annual State of the Underdog Report 2020 shows there is tremendous potential upside for investors if the barriers faced by underestimated entrepreneurs can be overcome. Underdogs include women, Blacks, Browns, Latinx, LGBTQ, older, differently-abled, non-Ivy League graduates and all others who have been conditioned to believe that entrepreneurial success is not possible for people like them. Promise Phelon, an underdog, highlights the upside for investors and opportunity for founders. - September 10, 2020 - The Growth Warrior

Actors Gary LeRoi Gray and Eugena Washington Cast as Leads of Original Scripted Limited Series, TRACE for New Streaming Service VIM2Tv

Actors Gary LeRoi Gray and Eugena Washington Cast as Leads of Original Scripted Limited Series, TRACE for New Streaming Service VIM2Tv

The producers, directors, and cast of TRACE, an original scripted limited series, is delighted to announce the addition of actors Gary LeRoi Gray (from The Cosby Show) and Eugena Washington (from American's Next Top Model) to the cast. - September 07, 2020 - VIM Media LLC

Q26 Winter Fundraiser 2020: Giving Back to Our Creative QPOC Community

Black + Queer-owned creative collective, Q26, is fundraising to support young LGBTQ+ creatives of color. Q26's mission is to help alleviate the effects of the disadvantages faced by young queer BIPOC on their journey due to systemic racism and discrimination. - August 31, 2020 - Q26

LGBT Community Praises Veto of Northampton County Voter Referendum

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the Eastern PA Trans Equity Project Thank County Executive Lamont McClure for his veto. - August 30, 2020 - Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

KIN4LIFE Celebrates Their 21st Anniversary in Music with "I Love KIN4LIFE" Re-Release

KIN4LIFE Celebrates Their 21st Anniversary in Music with "I Love KIN4LIFE" Re-Release

On August 28, KIN4LIFE re-released their seminal album "I Love KIN4LIFE" on indie label Artists First Records. The release will kick off a retrospective look at the group's two decades of contributions to the music industry, and in particular, to the visibility of LGBTQ artists. - August 29, 2020 - Artists First Records

Dating Coach to Discuss "Toxic Masculinity" with Young Men in High School and College

Dating Coach to Discuss "Toxic Masculinity" with Young Men in High School and College

Alan Roger Currie, a self-help book author and professional dating coach for single heterosexual men, will soon be collaborating with Katie Koestner who is the nation's leading date-rape & sexual assault prevention activist and Executive Director of the Campus Outreach Services Organization, which provides mentors, counselors, self-help gurus and public speakers for a number of high schools, colleges, and universities all across the United States. - August 19, 2020 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

Chicago Author Jaire Sims Releases Debut Novel, Getting By

A coming-of-age story for the twenty-first century. - August 19, 2020 - PenPower Book Marketing

Q26 Releases Summer Film Issue of QTYPE to Raise Money for the LGBTQ Community

Rain Valdez, Chaunte Wayans, Jackie Cox and other professionals from the film industry share their stories with Q26's QTYPE magazine in the Summer Film Issue. Funds raised from subscriptions and sales will go back to artists and creatives in the LGBTQ community. - August 11, 2020 - Q26

Billboard Hit Recording Artist Fawn Releases Her New Song, "Wait For The Sun" Featuring Debra Wilson and Many Other Celebrities Supporting Black Lives Matter

Billboard Hit Recording Artist Fawn Releases Her New Song, "Wait For The Sun" Featuring Debra Wilson and Many Other Celebrities Supporting Black Lives Matter

“Wait For The Sun” is a song about struggling and fighting your way through difficult, dark times. The message of the chorus, “Wait For The Sun” is a reminder to hold on because the sun is going to come out again. A key unifying line is, “let the love remind you we’re one, and wait for the sun.” The music video has a handful of soulful celebrities and people uniting for a spiritual journey into cosmic positivity and change. - July 14, 2020 - Fawn

KIN4LIFE Releases New Single "Black in Amerikkka" for Independence Day

KIN4LIFE Releases New Single "Black in Amerikkka" for Independence Day

As a commentary on the true state of race relations in America, hip hop duo KIN4LIFE is releasing the single "Black In Amerikkka" on July 3 for Independence Day via Artists First Records. - July 03, 2020 - Artists First Records

Preservation Maryland Managing Federal Grant for First-Ever National Register Nominations of LGBTQ Sites in Maryland

Preservation Maryland is proud to announce that the organization is managing a grant from the National Park Service and Maryland Historical Trust that will result in the first-ever historic designation of a property in Maryland for its significance to LGBTQ history. - June 17, 2020 - Preservation Maryland

Adoption STAR Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ-Inclusion Efforts

Today, Adoption STAR, a non-profit adoption agency, proudly announced that it was recognized in the top tier of organizations celebrated in the Human Rights Campaign’s Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020. This report highlights the HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families (ACAF)... - June 07, 2020 - Adoption STAR, Inc.

Music Video Made Entirely of Women Quarantined in Their Homes

Music Video Made Entirely of Women Quarantined in Their Homes

Galactic Cat Records released a new music video by LA-based singer and songwriter Nadia Vaeh made entirely of women quarantined in their homes after the original video production was interrupted due to COVID-19 crisis. This video was only to include a few of her closest friends until word spread, resulting in 50+ women participating from their homes from around the world. The song, titled "Monroe," is a women's empowerment anthem. - May 16, 2020 - Galactic Cat Records

LGBTQ RomCom “Reveals” the Complexities of Family When Coming Out

LGBTQ RomCom “Reveals” the Complexities of Family When Coming Out

Born out of the mind of first time writer and producer Jeff Willy, Reveal follows a gay couple as they experience the often nerve wracking experience of introducing your significant other to the family. To learn more, follow Reveal on Instagram @revealthemovie. - May 11, 2020 - Fourth Wall Entertainment

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project Announces New Services

New Non-Profit Serves Transgender People in the Lehigh Valley - April 01, 2020 - Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

E I Games Launches Emotional Intelligent Diversity Inclusion and Equity Course in Breakthrough Online Format

E I Games Launches Emotional Intelligent Diversity Inclusion and Equity Course in Breakthrough Online Format

E I Games LLC, makers of award-winning game-based business simulation training has launched a new course and simulation in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity now offering companies an uplifting and contemporary approach to the subject in a highly engaging on-line format. - March 24, 2020 - E.I. Games LLC

Diversity and Inclusion Game from the Miami Trans and Queer Community

Kevin Allen has done extensive community work at both the local and national level, including his former board role with the Names Project Foundation (The AIDS Quilt), while Karl has engaged and nurtured the local Miami queer and drag community over the past few years. Together at E.I. Games they are supporting local trans and queer voices and giving them a wider platform to discuss issues of discrimination and bias in the workplace. - March 13, 2020 - E.I. Games LLC

Weinstock for Congress Video "Hip Kosher" Named a Finalist at the Upcoming Reed Awards

Weinstock for Congress Video "Hip Kosher" Named a Finalist at the Upcoming Reed Awards

The Weinstock for Congress announcement video “Hip Kosher” has been named a finalist at the upcoming Reed Awards - for the outstanding way it tells the story of Michael Weinstock and his candidacy for Congress. Weinstock is a candidate for Congress in New York’s Third Congressional District, which includes sections of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. - February 13, 2020 - Weinstock for Congress

LeonidesArts New York and ArtFront Galleries Newark Presents "To Be CONTINUED," a Solo Art Exhibition Featuring New Work by Multi-Media Painter Ricardo Osmondo Francis

LeonidesArts New York and ArtFront Galleries Newark Presents "To Be CONTINUED," a Solo Art Exhibition Featuring New Work by Multi-Media Painter Ricardo Osmondo Francis

Inspired by Classical art, multi-ethnic antiquity, and present day advertisement imagery Francis' vivid pictorial works present a torrent of imagery culled from every possible corner of the visual culture. His lush elaborately graphic surrealistic paintings and drawings often depict the social constructs of humanity and the complexity of existence through striking introspective, portraiture, still life, and abstract compositions. - January 11, 2020 - LeonidesArts New York Gallery

Miami LGBTQIA+ Community Teams Up with Local Educational Games Company

As members themselves of the local Miami LGBTQIA+ community, the E.I. Games team has been able to bring together a diverse group of people to contribute to their newest venture, the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Game designed to promote successful diversity, inclusion and equity practices in the workplace. - December 23, 2019 - E.I. Games LLC

Feeling Overwhelmed by Estate Planning & Elder Law? Scott Squillace, Esq. of Squillace & Associates, P.C. Shares Answers to Common Questions in His Latest Book

Feeling Overwhelmed by Estate Planning & Elder Law? Scott Squillace, Esq. of Squillace & Associates, P.C. Shares Answers to Common Questions in His Latest Book

Now available: "The Family Estate Planning & Elder Law Guide," featuring contributing author Scott E. Squillace, Esq. Anyone who is trying to navigate the complicated landscape of estate planning will find helpful answers to common questions in this book. You'll find information on estate planning basics, tax planning, planning for unmarried and same-sex couples, elder law, asset protection planning, charitable planning and everything in-between. - December 09, 2019 - Squillace & Associates, P.C.

LBDigital Modernizes Traditional Demographic Targeting with New Gender-Neutral Audiences

LBDigital Modernizes Traditional Demographic Targeting with New Gender-Neutral Audiences

LBDigital, a veteran data-provider in the programmatic eco-system, is pleased to announce the launch of a new audience for targeting: Gender-Neutral Fashion and Beauty Fanatics. - October 31, 2019 - LBDigital

Local Atlanta Actress, Denitra Isler, Masters TV and Music Scenes

Local Atlanta Actress, Denitra Isler, Masters TV and Music Scenes

Denitra Isler, actress and lead singer of Conkrete God to perform on Saturday at Gay Pride Festival, Nissan Stage at 3:20pm. By day, Denitra Isler plays Nurse Hundley, the head nurse on the hit Fox show, The Resident. At night, she transforms into GodMama, the hard-charging lead singer of the rock... - October 10, 2019 - Isle LLC

STOMP Out Bullying Announces World Day of Bullying Prevention October 2019

STOMP Out Bullying Announces World Day of Bullying Prevention October 2019

STOMP Out Bullying will partner with California Pizza Kitchen for a nationwide fundraiser Monday, October 7 in honor of World Day of Bullying Prevention. - October 04, 2019 - STOMP Out Bullying™

Cleveland's BorderLight Theatre Festival Features a "Powerful" Collaboration Between Golden Globe Actress/Playwright Regina Taylor and Acclaimed Director Terrence Spivey

Cleveland's BorderLight Theatre Festival Features a "Powerful" Collaboration Between Golden Globe Actress/Playwright Regina Taylor and Acclaimed Director Terrence Spivey

From July 24-27, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, BorderLight Festival of International Theatre will present it’s 4-day late summer festival, one that features top-flight performers from abroad, world premiere collaborations between Cleveland-based theatre artists and international artists, and... - July 24, 2019 - Powerful Long Ladder

Wilshire Comedy Group Brings an All-Star Comedy Show to Buona Sera Restaurant in Red Bank, NJ on Thursday July 18th

Wilshire Comedy Group Brings an All-Star Comedy Show to Buona Sera Restaurant in Red Bank, NJ on Thursday July 18th

Comedy Night returns to Buona Sera Restaurant. - June 25, 2019 - Wilshire Comedy Group

Queer Street Artists Create Mural to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

Announcing Queer Street Art Alternative to Corporate Pride - June 06, 2019 - The Dusty Rebel

Protesters March in Red for the Red Rage Reproductive Rights Protest

Protesters March in Red for the Red Rage Reproductive Rights Protest

Lines of protestors in red will march in the Arts District of Las Vegas in solidarity with all those who will bleed and die as their reproductive rights are denied. - May 30, 2019 - Haven Craft

P-Rite Gives All Women Freedom

P-Rite Gives All Women Freedom

P-Rite™, a women’s stand to pee device announces their new website www.P-Rite.com. P-Rite™ Gives All Women Freedom! P-Rite™ is a disposable paper funnel that women of all ages can use to pee standing up. It allows women to free themselves from dirty porta-potties, long... - May 24, 2019 - P-Rite

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