On December 29 in the year 2005, I had a whim -- why not start a blog about LGBT issues? It would be a fun way to share information about the community, I thought. So my website guy got me started on the blogware platform and I was off. I was 35 and antsy.
Protesters had to be thrown out of the event by security. Veteran Inquirer political reporter Tom Fitzgerald noted that this was not a good image for the GOP. The protest footage was eerily reminiscent of the riots at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, a debacle from which took the Democratic Party years to recover.
Click for Verizon's "Trust the Facts". Verizon created "Trust the Facts", a fact sheet and talking points for the Verizon staff. It appears to be ba...
I don't attend a lot of film festivals. I don't especially like crowds and I loathe pretense, so I shy away from spaces that feel cliquey or uncomfortable. I'm much more likely to show up for media previews or screenings devoted to people with whom I identify. Reel Q fits the bills because it is well, really queer (and trans).
When I first met Bibhuti, I realized within minutes that his passion for educating and mentoring girls in some of the most impoverished parts of Nepal came from something far deeper than just giving back to his home country.
Hundreds of thousands of children fell under the spell of Molly McCloskey Barber. To her legion of fans, however, she was simply known as Miss Molly, the host of one of the most successful children's shows of all time.
Popular culture in the 1890s was beginning to latch on to aeronautics as a theme, especially newspapers, literature and pulp publications -- a few examples will serve to put "Gus" Whitehead's efforts in context.
While earning good grades and participating in a sport might be easy and and effortless for some, it is quite an achievement for a young man or woman who battles hunger, an unpredictable home life, and other challenges.
When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.
I got an email from a cousin of mine last week. "Shannon, Your dad wanted me to send you this horrible letter from our church- also sending you wha...
Football chose him until he chose art. Football was a dream realized, art a dream deferred.
Change will take all of us. Come to Vegetarian Summerfest or any vegan fest for the ethics or the environment or your health, stay for the kickass camaraderie and food. Make this the Summer of Veggie Love.
We Nick Jonas our issues: glitter up the problem with some star power (with visible abs), charge some hefty ticket prices and explain that, if we all just come together, everything will be fine.
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
As my new plumber opened a box filled with porcelain pieces I learn he is from Chicago, and a Bears fan. He spends the season in what he calls "The Bus", an old '74 school bus in the parking lot of Solider Field, and has invited me and my dog to the Windy City for tailgating.
Last week marked the first week in my month of travel. I started off in LA for a week and change. Next was on to Chicago. After that comes Pittsburgh, rounded out by a trip to Connecticut.