Archive for June, 2012

Green Chimneys Honored with First Skills to Succeed LGBT Award
By June 30, 2012 Read More →

Green Chimneys Honored with First Skills to Succeed LGBT Award

NEW YORK – Accenture and Out & Equal today announced that Green Chimneys, a New York-based nonprofit, is the winner of the first Accenture Skills to Succeed LGBT Award. The award honors a nonprofit organization working to equip people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities with workplace and entrepreneurial skills. The Accenture […]

Supreme Court Healthcare Decision A Boon For LGBT Community
By June 29, 2012 Read More →

Supreme Court Healthcare Decision A Boon For LGBT Community

  Historic Ruling Protects Healthy Needs, Ensures Better Access To Care By Nathan James When the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision upholding President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), it marked a watershed moment in American jurisprudence. The Court recognized that the White House’s efforts to address the country’s healthcare crises were both Constitutional […]

Bronx Community Pride Center Closes After Former Director’s Arrest
By June 29, 2012 Read More →

Bronx Community Pride Center Closes After Former Director’s Arrest

By Phil Velez About two days after news that the former director of the Bronx Community Pride Center was charged and arrested for possibly embezzling $338,000, the board of directors of the LGBT non-profit organization today announced the closing of its doors effective June 30th. “The board of directors of the Bronx Community Pride Center […]

June: Drama amongst the Stars
By June 29, 2012 Read More →

June: Drama amongst the Stars

Drama, drama, and more drama!  So much has been happening this summer!  For starters, Patrik Ian Polk’s new feature film, The Skinny was released.  Although I thought it was a cute movie, critics from the New York Times chopped poor Patrik’s creation to pieces.  They called it Mediocre, awkward, and clumsy.  But hey, I would […]

Celebrity Spotlight: Karen Gravano`- Is She Hood Or Simply Misunderstood?
By June 29, 2012 Read More →

Celebrity Spotlight: Karen Gravano`- Is She Hood Or Simply Misunderstood?

By Delvon Johnson I arrived at the C-TV Studios in Staten Island for this month’s filming of the hit Public Access Television Variety Show, Lovin Leyna, where VH-1’s Mob Wives super star Karen Gravano was scheduled to make an appearance. When I came into the green room, it was live. Make-Artists and hair stylists were […]

Posted in: Television
Corporate America And The Cookie Controversy
By June 28, 2012 Read More →

Corporate America And The Cookie Controversy

‘Rainbow’ Oreo Ad Woos LGBT Community When the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) rolled out its LGBT Pride ad on Facebook, featuring a rainbow-colored creme-filled Oreo cookie, the iconic bakery never imagined the firestorm of controversy its show of support would ignite. Since the “Proudly Support Love” ad first appeared over the weekend, tens of thousands […]

Posted in: Op-Ed
Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Healthcare Act
By June 28, 2012 Read More →

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Healthcare Act

5-4 Decision A Big Victory For Obama Administration By Nathan James In a sharply split decision, the Supreme Court today upheld President Obama’s landmark Affordable Healthcare Act, popularly known as “Obamacare”. The court, ruling on the constitutionality of the controversial legislation, affirmed the government’s right to the individual mandate requiring most Americans to have health […]

Latest Polls: Obama Improves Standing in Key States
By June 28, 2012 Read More →

Latest Polls: Obama Improves Standing in Key States

By Jim Malone In the U.S. presidential race, two new public opinion surveys contain some good news for President Barack Obama as he looks ahead to the November election and his presumptive Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The new public opinion polls show increased support for President Obama in several key swing or […]

Dis-membering Stonewall
By June 27, 2012 Read More →

Dis-membering Stonewall

“By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognized and by assigning its proper place in the human conscience, we respond to our duty to remember.” —UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura1 FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH, WAS THE last day of school that year. And with […]

Asbury Park’s Sand Blast Weekend Kicks Off July 20-22
By June 27, 2012 Read More →

Asbury Park’s Sand Blast Weekend Kicks Off July 20-22

ASBURY PARK, N.J – Over 5,000 gays and lesbians will converge on the beach from July 20 to 22 for Sand Blast Weekend, Asbury Park’s LGBT Summer Festival. Now in its 11th year, Sand Blast features nonstop beach- and pool-side parties, great food and drink, and some of the hottest dance music around pumped out […]