Archive for August, 2012

California Legislature Votes To Ban Anti-Gay ‘Reparative Therapy’
By August 29, 2012 Read More →

California Legislature Votes To Ban Anti-Gay ‘Reparative Therapy’

  ‘Dangerous’ Practice Prohibited In 52-21 Assembly Voite; Senate Had Already Passed Measure By Nathan James The California Legislature prohibited the practice of “reparative” or “conversion” therapy by licensed mental-health practitioners, in which young gay or lesbian patients are “cured” of their sexual orientation by shame, verbal abuse, or so-called “aversion therapy”. According to a […]

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2 Killed, 9 Wounded In Empire State Bldg. Shootout
By August 25, 2012 Read More →

2 Killed, 9 Wounded In Empire State Bldg. Shootout

Gunman was Disgruntled Ex-Employee Of Import Firm By Nathan James As the rush hour ended in the iconic Empire State Building at 350 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Midtown district, gunfire erupted, sending bystanders scrambling for cover.  When the smoke cleared, two people were dead, including the shooter, and nine others had been rushed to area […]

Nothing new in GOP’s anti-woman, anti-gay platform
By August 23, 2012 Read More →

Nothing new in GOP’s anti-woman, anti-gay platform

The GOP’s anti-abortion platform hasn’t changed—it is identical to that of its 2008 platform, allowing abortions only in cases of rape and incest. The GOP’s anti-gay platform also hasn’t changed—it is identical to that of its 2008 platform, allowing marriage only between a man and a woman. The Grand Old Party’s future, which includes a […]

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New Urban Cable TV Network Announced; Launches In Fall
By August 18, 2012 Read More →

New Urban Cable TV Network Announced; Launches In Fall

  By Nathan James A brand-new television network, Urban Broadcasting Company (UBC) was unvelied to the public this week at a gala rollout event in Harlem’s National Black Theater.  the channel, which will be available on cable TV, online, via video-on-demand, and wireless mobile devices, is the brainchild of CEO Peggy Dodson, whose eight-year effort […]

Rolling Out The ‘Black Carpet’ On Fire Island
By August 18, 2012 Read More →

Rolling Out The ‘Black Carpet’ On Fire Island

Sebastian C. Alverius Hosts A Mixer At The Pines Benefits Langston’s Film Project  By Nathan James  Every year, throngs of beachgoers flock to Cherry Grove onNew York’sFire Island, a sandy hideaway about fifty miles east of the city, for the annual Fire Island Black Out (FIBO) weekend celebration.    For a decade now, this signature event […]

Heritage Awards Kick Off NYC Black Pride
By August 17, 2012 Read More →

Heritage Awards Kick Off NYC Black Pride

15th Annual Celebration Begins at Schomburg Center By Nathan James The 15th Annual NYC Black Pride week got under way Wednesday night with a gala Heritage Awards Ceremony honoring pioneers, movers, and shakers of the LGBT community of color. Held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the ceremony drew notables and honorees […]

Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years
By August 17, 2012 Read More →

Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years

Moscow’s top court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years. Earlier Russia’s best-known gay rights campaigner, Nikolay Alexeyev, had gone to court hoping to overturn the city council’s ban on gay parades. He had asked for the right to stage such parades for the next […]

Uganda prime minister hacked ‘over gay rights’
By August 17, 2012 Read More →

Uganda prime minister hacked ‘over gay rights’

The Ugandan prime minister’s website was attacked by hackers on Tuesday and Wednesday, a government official has confirmed to the BBC. Screen grabs showing the website with messages from gay activists are being circulated on social media sites. In one, the prime minister apologises to all homosexuals living in Uganda and gives his support to […]

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and that other n-word, nappy
By August 9, 2012 Read More →

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and that other n-word, nappy

Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas is one of this year’s Olympic darlings. As a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, Gabby is the first African American gymnast and woman of color, in Olympic history, to win gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. When she won the gold […]

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Stars Come Out To Support GLAAD Manhattan
By August 9, 2012 Read More →

Stars Come Out To Support GLAAD Manhattan

Gala Midtown Fundraiser Promotes Group’s Work Towards LGBT Equality   By Nathan James Last night, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held its annual summer event, GLAAD Manhattan, at Midtown’s Eventi Hotel.  The gala, which raises funds to continue the agency’s work as a media watchdog and LGBT-rights advocacy group, brought out a […]