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Cincinnati USA CVB’s LGBT Outreach in 2017, With An Emphasis on Sports

Cincinnati USA CVB’s LGBT Outreach in 2017, With An Emphasis on Sports | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
David Ziegler, National Sales Manager of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitor Bureau, had the opportunity to sit down with Connect Sports and talk about why bringing LGBTQ Sporting events to Cincinnati was so important.
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Youngstown celebrates 10th annual gay pride festival

Youngstown celebrates 10th annual gay pride festival | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Downtown Youngstown was filled with color Saturday afternoon as the city celebrated gay pride.  
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This is what a big night out at Liverpool's iconic Heaven LGBT nightclub looks like

This is what a big night out at Liverpool's iconic Heaven LGBT nightclub looks like | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Ahead of Liverpool Pride next weekend, we went to find out what one of the city's most iconic LGBT clubs is actually like
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Pink Dot: Singapore's Rare Gem For LGBT Community Shines Brighter Than Ever

Pink Dot: Singapore's Rare Gem For LGBT Community Shines Brighter Than Ever | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
In protest-averse Singapore, where civil society activists rejoice when their events draw more than 500 people, the annual Pink Dot gay pride rally has become a stand-out affair for its ever-swelling crowds. Now in its 10th edition, this year's rally
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First LGBT center in Coastal Bend is on the way

First LGBT center in Coastal Bend is on the way | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

LGBT people in the Coastal Bend will soon have a space devoted to them, as the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation finalizes plans for a LGBT community center.  The center will be part of the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation and would provide LGBT people in the Coastal Bend with resources and services that are not offered elsewhere.

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Dick Leitsch, whose ‘Sip-In’ was a milestone for the gay rights movement, dies at 83

Dick Leitsch, whose ‘Sip-In’ was a milestone for the gay rights movement, dies at 83 | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
“His actions,” one historian said, “helped make it easier for a generation of gay people to come out and be openly gay.”
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Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

Malta has been a top-scorer in some of this year’s results in LGBT rights studies. The island – often described as ‘gay-friendly’ – has always been seen to strive towards greater inclusivity for all ages, races and genders, through multiple forms of legislation that work towards furtherin

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Funding secured for Rochester's 'Out Alliance'

Funding secured for Rochester's 'Out Alliance' | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

$250,000 has been secured for the Out Alliance in Rochester. The money was secured by Assemblyman Harry Bronson and was announced Wednesday night as part of Pride Week in Rochester.  The funding will go towards the construction of a new LGBTQ Community Center. The center will provide programming, resources and a community gathering space for members of Rochester's LGBTQ community.


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Bridgeport Pride Walk struts to Bijou Theatre for fifth annual Samesex Variety Show

Bridgeport Pride Walk struts to Bijou Theatre for fifth annual Samesex Variety Show | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

An exuberant and joyful celebration of gay pride and acceptance marched its way through downtown Bridgeport Thursday evening with many of its participants in drag.  This is the fifth year for the short, spirited Bridgeport Pride Walk that spilled into the Bijou Theatre for the annual Samesex Variety Show. Thursday also marked the opening of the eighth annual Samesex Art Exhibition, which is being held at City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill.

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Four artists busting the stereotype that queer art has to be doom and gloom

Four artists busting the stereotype that queer art has to be doom and gloom | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Alongside legends such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Nan Goldin, a new generation of painters address the intricacies of life
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Best LGBT Bar by Las Vegas Weekly: The Phoenix

Best LGBT Bar by Las Vegas Weekly: The Phoenix | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
The Phoenix is home to one of the most diverse and inclusive crowds in Vegas.
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Philly principals get an education on keeping LGBT kids safe

Philly principals get an education on keeping LGBT kids safe | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

"Gender is very fluid now," said Alexa Dunn, new principal of W.B. Saul High School. "When we were growing up, it wasn't as fluid. Adults can have a harder time relating."

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Austin’s Gender Unbound Spotlights Trans and Intersex Creators: The multi-disciplinary arts fest seeks community support to expand

Austin’s Gender Unbound Spotlights Trans and Intersex Creators: The multi-disciplinary arts fest seeks community support to expand | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
The multi-disciplinary arts fest seeks community support to expand
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Recovering LGBT History Along Route 66

Recovering LGBT History Along Route 66 | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
These gay bars along Route 66 may be gone, but they can live on in our history books—and in our photos.
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Opinion: Manchester is the transgender capital of the North, but there's still much work to be done

Opinion: Manchester is the transgender capital of the North, but there's still much work to be done | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

Earlier this month thousands of people celebrated Sparkle Weekend, the biggest national celebration of the transgender community. It’s existence is another milestone in Manchester’s proud history of social justice movements. But, as Marianne Oakes, a gender issues counsellor from south Manchester writes, negative perceptions of the community can stand in the way of wider acceptance

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Southend Pride parade: Lesbians 'feel betrayed by GBT community'

Southend Pride parade: Lesbians 'feel betrayed by GBT community' | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Southend's first Pride parade in 15 years is marked by a row between different elements within the LGBT community.
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Scotty Bowers, L.A. LGBT Icon, to Receive West Hollywood Honor

Scotty Bowers, L.A. LGBT Icon, to Receive West Hollywood Honor | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Scotty Bowers, a former attendant at a truly full-service gas station and LGBT icon, will be honored by West Hollywood in advance of a biopic unspooling about his life.
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Protesters march nationwide as unprecedented LGBT strike begins over surrogacy

Protesters march nationwide as unprecedented LGBT strike begins over surrogacy | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Thousands of people rally in major cities for equality in rights to have children, with mass event set to take place in Rabin Square in the evening
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Authenticity Is Key to Connecting with LGBTQ Clients

Authenticity Is Key to Connecting with LGBTQ Clients | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

Understanding the unique needs of clients is key for any advisor, but perhaps even more so when it comes to the growing number of families overlooked by more traditional financial planners.

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Why every gay man should visit Palm Springs at least once in his life

Why every gay man should visit Palm Springs at least once in his life | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
How a city of 48,000 became one of the world's foremost gay hotspots – with an all-LGBTI city council to boot
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Toxic home life forces gay Jacksonville teen to move, risk college scholarship

Toxic home life forces gay Jacksonville teen to move, risk college scholarship | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

"My father looked at me and said, 'Biblically, we have the right to stone you for what you're saying," says Seth. "And I knew it was done there."

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Meet the Team Raising the Bar for the LGBT Community in Key West

Meet the Team Raising the Bar for the LGBT Community in Key West | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
A spotlight on the Key West Business Guild and their mission to create "One Human Family." 
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Defying stereotypes, reaching out: ROC Pride celebrates 46 years

Defying stereotypes, reaching out: ROC Pride celebrates 46 years | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it

Upstate New York has played host to a Pride event, that while not as grand as NYC Pride, in its own way has defied stereotypes of the region it calls home. ROC Pride, taking place annually in Rochester, began in 1972 with a small picnic catering to the local LGBT community, and has, according to the official website, “grown into a multi-day event that continues to celebrate queer life and culture in our city”. This year’s event, which began on Saturday, July 14th and continues through July 22nd, is themed around the idea of standing out.

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Virginia Beach advocates announce new LGBT equality coalition

Virginia Beach advocates announce new LGBT equality coalition | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Virginia Beach residents gathered today at Neptune Park to announce a new coalition effort, Virginia Beach for Fairness, to support LGBT equality through laws in Virginia.
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'We were forming family': how LGBT sports grew in the early 1980s

'We were forming family': how LGBT sports grew in the early 1980s | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
The documentary Light in the Water tells the story of a group of gay men and women who fought against prejudice to swim their way to victory
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Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party Keeps the Cool in Changing, Historically Queer Neighborhood

Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party Keeps the Cool in Changing, Historically Queer Neighborhood | #ILoveGay | Scoop.it
Summer music festivals bring residents together and foster community pride. For Seattle’s annual Capitol Hill Block Party, this is not only true, but vital in a time when a community once home to artists and queer folks is fighting to keep its identity.
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