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Gorsuch’s Record On LGBT Rights Dismal, at Best

Neil Gorsuch, a conservative jurist "in the tradition of the late Antonin Scalia", according to his White House supporters, was confirmed as Scalia's replacement on the high court Friday, after Senate Republicans passed an...

NYC Mayor DeBlasio Announces Plan To Close Rikers Island Penal Colony

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, citing the recommendations of an independent advisory commission, has announced a plan to close the troubled Rikers Island jail complex within the next decade. The notorious penal colony, which...

Business News

Pepsi ad failed its multicultural audience

Pepsi ads aim to emphasize its youthful brand by championing it as “the choice of a new generation.” Not a bad marketing tool to turn its second-class status to Coca-Cola, its archrival, into an...

American Association of University Women Marks Equal Pay Day with Action

WASHINGTON — April 4 is the symbolic day when women “celebrate” Equal Pay Day, when women’s salaries finally catch up to men’s from the year prior. Women working full time year-round are paid 80...

Federal Reserve Gets First Out, Black Chief

History was made in Atlanta , as its Federal Reserve Bank named Raphael Bostic, a University of Southern California economics professor, as its first gay, Black president. Bostic, 50, is an experienced public policymaker, whose...

Politics

Utah Legislature Passes Historic Bill Repealing Anti-LGBT State Public Education Law

Salt Lake City – Today, the Utah Legislature passed a bill repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of “homosexuality” in public and charter school curricula and classrooms.   The legislation passed with bipartisan support by...

Cast and Creators of WGN’s Underground Urge #JusticeReformNOW in New PSAs

WASHINGTON - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the ACLU, and #cut50 released new PSAs featuring the cast and creators of the WGN TV show Underground calling on Congress to tackle mass...

Commentary

Boston still struggles with its racial past

Southie is no longer that close-knit old school “tough-as-nail” Irish Catholic enclave. But the historical memory still lingers because, in my opinion, stereotypes about class makes it easier to point the pox of racism...

Emmett Till painting raises concerns of cultural appropriation

When artist Dana Schutz presented “Open Casket,” an abstract painting of Emmett Till’s open casket-the Chicagoan 14 year old African American male teen lynched in the Mississippi Delta in the summer of 1955- she...

Health & Wellness

How The LGBT Community Dodged A Trumpcare Bullet (For Now)

Trump and Republicans Fail In the end, the votes just weren't there. The Trump administration, which had made loud campaign promises of "immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare", was dealt a stinging defeat by the House...

Congressional Republicans Propose American Healthcare Act: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

On Monday, March 6, after 7 years of refusing to work with President Obama to fix the Affordable Care Act, the Republican Congress finally released the outline for their plan to "repeal and replace"...

’90 Days’ NYC-Area Screenings Highlight Dialogue On HIV/AIDS Crisis

Last week, the New York City area was the setting for a series of screenings showcasing a new short film, "90 Days", which depicts a Black couple struggling with the issue of HIV. Above photo:...

Family

Beyond Play: Sociologist Explores How Toys Fuel Stereotypes

A Sacramento State sociologist believes that clues to the continued dominance of men in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields – and the reason nurturing often comes more easily to women –...

Breastfeeding may have major impact on future health

Study Shows Alarming Disparities In Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented By Breastfeeding A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that black infants had more than twice the deaths of whites attributable to...

Friends in Adoption provides enlightened support for minorities and LGBT

Adoption is often viewed as a somewhat controversial subject accompanied with complex legal, civil, religious and societal issues. Please listen to a GBMNews discussion on intricacies, issues and support for prospective adoptive parents. From Friends in...

Life

US tourism industry fears downturn

Travel experts began warning even before the 2016 election that Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric could cause a decline in tourism. So has the so-called "Trump slump" arrived? Stephen Mumford, a professor of metaphysics at Durham...

Tourism and Natural Treasures to Pull Ethiopia Out of Poverty and Famine

By James Jeffrey ADDIS ABABA - Despite a cultural, historical and linguistic identity quite distinct from the rest of Africa, Ethiopia never became a major tourist destination on the continent. But Ethiopia didn’t appear that bothered...

 

Arts & Entertainment News

Debra Messing To Receive GLAAD Media Award In NYC May 6

Longtime LGBTQ ally Debra Messing will be honored at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in New York City on May 6, the watchdog group announced in a press release...

Singer Aaron Paul To Headline Pulse Charity Event at Stonewall Inn

Aaron Paul, the out singing sensation formerly known as the lead vocalist of the global chart-toping boy band Worlds Apart, is headlining a major fundraising benefit show for the One Pulse Foundation (OPF) at...

“Bring the Beat Back” lands in NYC

Sci-Fi Musical prepares to enlighten and entertain Bring the Beat Back is a queer, black, sci-fi music-theater experience, set in a funky futuristic, groove-centered alternative reality. Inspired by Afrofuturism, house music and the  underground ball scene,...

Sports News

Reality Star Stewart Wins $3M Lawsuit Against Caldwell

Calling someone gay isn't necessarily defamatory--but claiming a nonexistent relationship with another man may cost you dearly, especially if the other man is a major public figure. Anthony Caldwell, the man whose "religious deliverance" from...

Amid Outcry, NBA All-Star Stoudemire Apologizes For Homophobic Rant

In the wake of widespread outcry over his homophobic rant during an interview with the Israeli Walla Sport website, former NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire has apologized for his remarks, saying "the answers I gave...

 Community News 

Pride And Prejudice Summit: Business as A Catalyst for Change in LGBT Rights

HONG KONG- On March 23, 2017, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global...

Yelp to help people find gender-neutral bathrooms

Online business review site Yelp is introducing a new feature to help US customers find gender-neutral bathrooms. The website announced it will add the function in a blog on Friday. It classes a gender-neutral bathroom as...

FGG 2022 Gay Games XI Shortlist Bid Cities

SAN FRANCISCO - The 2022 Gay Games XI host city shortlist vote by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly took place 28 February 2017, one year after the bid process was announced. The...

‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture Oscar

Hollywood gave a standing ovation to an unlikely recipient last night, honoring the indie story of a young, gay Black man dealing with inner-city life, with a Best Picture Oscar. The film, which had an...

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