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Wayne Anderson is a gay veteran of the U.S. Army and an LGBT activist. He Served a full tour of duty and became involved in gay activism shortly after discharging from military service. He lives in New York City and has been writing about the struggle for gay equality for over five years.

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The Most Amazing Drag Queen in the World

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Somehow over the years, without ever really intending it, I've managed to become quite the aficionado of drag culture. My fascination with drag queens began in my youth when I first met RuPaul in the early 1990s. I had just finished a full tour of duty in the U.S. Army...

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Martha Wash & The Big Gay Sing!

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2014 | 4:16 PM

This past weekend the New York City Gay Men's Chorus held their sixth production of the Big Gay Sing with special guest star, the original Weather Girl herself, Martha Wash. The theme was Club Night Out from Disco to today. Both nights were sold...

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RuPaul: Unplugged

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 3:58 PM

RuPaul has just released his latest album, Born Naked. And while it should come as no shock to anyone that the album hit number 1 on the iTunes dance chart almost immediately upon its release, it is surprising to find that wrapped up tight alongside several funky and fast-paced syncopated...

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ARTPOP Needs More Madonna

(5) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 5:56 AM

First off, let me just say I'm a huge fan of Lady Gaga. She first garnered my attention when she attended the LGBT Equality March on Washington back in 2009. Initially, I was impressed right off the bat, and I was later blown away by the subsequent release of her...

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Detox's Haunted Halloween Performance (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 5:36 PM

At MTV and Logo TV's "Night of the Living Drag" Halloween party in New York City on Oct. 25, there were many great performers from RuPaul's Drag Race, including the irrepressible Shangela (who actually broke her leg and was hospitalized after performing "one death drop too...

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WATCH: Martha Wash's 'It's My Time' (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

(23) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 11:09 AM

After a nearly 20 year hiatus since the release of her last solo album, the iconic Martha Wash (of "It's Raining Men" fame as well as the lead singer for C&C Music Factory and Black Box) has returned to the scene with the release of her new album...

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Martha Wash: A True Diva! (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:15 PM

We all know there are two different definitions for the word "diva" and sadly the most common usage denotes a haughty, self-entitled woman -- whereas the original intent of the word conveyed the image of a popular and highly talented female singer. Martha Wash is everything a diva should be....

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Big-Pig Hypocrisy?

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 7:16 PM

You may recall the recent controversy when the Glasgow Church in Delaware posted an anti-gay-marriage sign, with graphics showing the Christian cross being greater than equality. The pastor of the church, Chuck Betters, also spoke out against marriage equality during the Delaware debate to legalize same-sex...

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Barefoot Wine Pride Celebration (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 6:24 PM

Wednesday, June 26, was "Decision Day," and what a day it was! As they did for most gay Americans, the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 put me in the mood to party. So I stopped by the historic Stonewall Inn to pay my respects to...

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Georgia - The Fix for America's Addiction to Foreign Archaeology!

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 6:50 PM

Since the State Department recently put out warnings about traveling to the Pyramids in Egypt as well as on-going concerns about Americans traveling in Mexico (Egypt and Mexico being the two preeminent destinations for those of us with a passion for pyramids), and not to mention...

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It's Raining Unique: Alex Newell and Martha Wash

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 2:37 PM

I got up early on Sunday morning and ventured out into the rain to catch the opening ceremony for the New York AIDS Walk 2013. I was rewarded for my effort with these fabulous performances by Alex Newell ("Unique" on the television show Glee), singing "I Know Where...

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Gay History - The Jewel Box on Broadway (PHOTO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 12:44 PM

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(Gene Avery, Stormé DeLarverie (center tuxedo), Dore Orr, and (seated) Tobi Marsh]

The Jewel Box Revue, arguably America's first Gay Community, was a traveling troupe of female impersonators that was originally formed in 1939 and would tour cabaret...

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Five Years of Activism: Prop 8 and Marriage Equality (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 4:22 PM

As we draw ever closer to the Supreme Court rulings on California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the photographs I've taken while attending Prop 8 protests and marriage equality rallies over...

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Carlos Menchaca Explains Why He's Running for New York City Council (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 7:38 PM

This week I got the chance to meet the impressive Carlos Menchaca, who is running for New York City Council to represent District 38, which encompasses Sunset Park, Red Hook, Greenwood Heights, Borough Park, Windsor Terrace and Bay Ridge Towers. Carlos spoke to supporters and explained why he...

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Martha Wash's Something Good Is Something Wonderful

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 6:18 PM

It's been nearly 20 years since the vocal powerhouse and musical icon made famous for belting out "It's Raining Men" to generations of adoring gay men has released a solo album. Thankfully, that hellacious hiatus has finally come to an end and Martha Wash has released her second...

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But DiDa Don't Mind: The RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Defends Azealia Banks' Use of an Anti-Gay Slur

(7) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 6:34 PM

Twitter rants are nothing new, but the now-infamous anti-gay rant by Azealia Banks, in which she called gay blogger Perez Hilton a "messy faggot" and suggested that he commit suicide, is a new low. Banks also included her personal definition of the word "faggot": "any male who acts...

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2013: The Year of the Anti-Gay Non-Apology?

(102) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 10:41 AM

2013 has barely begun, and it is already shaping up to be the year of the anti-gay non-apology. A non-apology is a faked or forced apology that "apologizes" but is bereft of any true sincerity. It's usually given when a public figure is caught doing or saying something wrong but...

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Will Chuck Hagel Apologize for His Anti-Gay Voting Record?

(56) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 2:57 PM

For some reason President Obama continues to praise Chuck Hagel and is still considering him for the position of Secretary of Defense despite being made aware of Hagel's past anti-gay comments about Ambassador Hormel in 1998. President Obama says that Hagel has apologized for that comment...

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An Emotional Memorial Tribute to Sahara Davenport (PHOTOS)

(8) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 11:56 AM

On Friday, Dec. 14, family, friends and fellow cast members of RuPaul's Drag Race came together to perform in a memorial tribute for Sahara Davenport (Antoine Ashley), who passed away suddenly in October. Harmonica Sunbeam was the MC for the show, and she did an admirable job of...

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The Jewel Box Revue: America's First Gay Community? (PHOTOS)

(45) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:53 AM

In 1939, during a time when gay people were viewed as abhorrent subversives and a threat to society, two gay lovers, Danny Brown and Doc Benner, created and produced America's first racially inclusive traveling revue of female impersonators. It was staffed almost entirely by gay men and one gay woman...

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