In many ways 2020 was a watershed moment in the fight for racial equity. But, has that translated into tangible change in queer communities? Racism and a white supremacist narrative are pervasive in the LGBTQ community. Grindr has well documented issues, the health care system has done little to address bias and the entertainment industry is certainly no exception. Enter The Vixen and Black Girl Magic.
Dr Jeffery Eugene Thompkins Jr is the Founder & Executive Director of JET Foundation, Inc. Since 2018, the organization has led outreach support and advocacy in Nevada contributing to a dramatic decrease in the divide of what services people need and the barriers that exist in receiving them.
The mission of Project Marilyn is to provide free period supplies to members of our community who cannot afford them. My education began when a lovely friend asked that Project Marilyn supply their business with period supplies in both the women’s and men’s bathrooms.
It’s complicated. That would be the best way to describe how the home that is now lovingly called the Mid Mod Casa came to fruition from its brainchild Chris Cope. Cope and his husband Michael Moats have had a journey with their house. Somehow, their adventures along the way led to what is now their Mid Modern Casa.
On a scorching weekend at the end of July, the NOS Event Center in San Bernadino, California we witnessed Insomniac Events do it again. Hard Summer Festival’s line-up was packed with talent across different genres and intensities. Every single event Insomniac produces they make the right call, with the right combination of line-up, with the right ambiance, in the right setting.
When Babes and Blues was originally created by Isabelle Marie, a distinguished burlesque performer herself; she had the notion of combining neo-classic improvised burlesque with a live saxophone and heavy jazz band.
As we slip into October following the Autumn Equinox (September 22nd), we can take what we learned about ourselves in September and integrate that into more social and interpersonal dynamics. September 23rd initiates Libra season, which activates the socialite within.
DRAMA is the multicultural collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade’s chic Chicago house-infused production style, and vocalist Via Rosa whose soulful delivery is inspired by the improvisational nature of jazz and playful patterns of hip-hop and bossa nova. The duo play to the complementary dynamics of their unlikely pairing by blurring the lines between R&B and dance-pop, heartbreak and bliss.
We caught Laganja Estranja for a brief interview before she left on her upcoming tour. She will be closing out the season in Dewey beach, Delaware, Hawaii, where she has been performing 2 to 3 times a year since 2014. Then Canada and closing the tour in New York. She grew up in Dallas, TX with very supportive parents.
Almost 70 percent of employees have access to life insurance through work, and 80 percent of those employees take advantage of this benefit, according to LIMRA, an insurance industry research organization based in Windsor, Connecticut. Half of U.S. workers have the option to purchase supplemental life insurance policies through their employer, and about 50 percent of this group buy it.1
After a 2021 edition held at Place Émilie-Gamelin, the Carnaval des Couleurs of Montreal, 2022 edition, is breaking out of its usual model and is having a blast by settling for the first time in the Quartier des spectacles, from October 7 to 9, on a major outdoor stage at the new Esplanade Tranquille in downtown Montreal.
Elements Music and Arts Festival takes the elements: fire, water, air, and earth and transforms them into stages where attendees can see the talents of artists like: Rezz, Liquid Stranger, Sofi Tukker, Fisher, J. Worra, Seth Troxler, Bandikook, Duke Dumont, Big Gigantic, and Zeds Dead, just to name a few.
Fortunately, we are learning more every day about the monkeypox virus (MPX) and how the virus behaves outside of Central and West Africa. To understand how we got to the place we are today, it’s important to outline the chronology of events leading up to the MPX global health threat.
Don’t assume a couple is heterosexual just because of their gender expression. It could be someone and their trans partner, or both could be trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary. They may be queer, unlabeled, questioning, or identify as a straight couple.
As we approach Las Vegas PRIDE 2022, the road behind us is to tough to think about, the present is filled with pressure and uncertainty, and the future is still to be. Our theme this year, Beautiful Tomorrow, calls for us to take action. We must do something EVERY DAY to make tomorrow a better day for ourselves, and for others.