100 Women We Love|
Here’s to this year's class of the women who inspire us, give us hope, make us laugh and make us want to get up and dance.
Feelin' Hot Hot Hot!|
The 25th annual HOT! Festival for LGBTQ arts in NYC continues Dixon Place’s legacy of supporting queer artists
National Park Vacays|
Want to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial, but have a paralyzing fear of the outdoors? Follow our tips and give these great wonders a chance.
Canada's Anglican Church Embraces Same-Sex Marriage
The Anglican Church of Canada reversed its decision not to approve gay unions after questions arose over the integrity of the church's voting process. The Anglican Church will now allow same-sex marriage.
Butterscotch Melts the Mic|
Multitalented beatbox champion and recently out, all-around musical wunderkind, Butterscotch, is breaking down barriers with her new EP and single, “Accept Who I Am,” which tackles issues of social justice, racism and identity—proving that “a woman’s place” is anywhere she wants to go.
FDA May Reconsider Blood Ban|
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may consider changing its unwarranted policy of only allowing gay men to donate blood if they've abstained from sex for at least one year.
Pulse Memorial Planned|
OnePulse Foundation filed a document with the state of Florida that puts in writing a plan for a memorial to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
The Feminist Mystique: Nancy Azara|
GO talks to the spearhead feminist artist Nancy Azara about her thoughts on art, feminism and constructions of gender in the modern world.
Albuquerque Public Schools Support Trans* Students|
In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s historic guidance seeking to guarantee the equal treatment of transgender students in public and federally-funded schools, Albuquerque Public Schools are implementing a “Gender Support Plan” that allows transgender students to use restroom facilities that correspond with their gender identity.
Logo Airs HRC Video Honoring Pulse Victims|
Logo TV on Sunday aired a video, created by the Human Rights Campaign and produced by Ryan Murphy, that remembers those who lost their lives in the devastating shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.
Mets to Host First LGBT Pride Night|
On Saturday, Aug 13, the New York Mets will host its first-ever LGBT-themed Pride Night, donating a portion of ticket sales to anti-bullying programs in local schools.
Lesbian Love Steals Show at Rio Games|
Brazilian rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo accepted a romantic marriage proposal from her girlfriend, Marjorie Enya, in front of Isadora's team (and the world!) at the Rio Olympics.
Poll: Most N.C. Residents Oppse HB2|
A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows that a majority of North Carolinians oppose the discrimatory anti-LGBT law, HB2, feeling it damages the state's reputation and ecomony. Respondents also said they were less likely to vote to reelect Gov. Pat McCrory because of his stubborn support of the draconian legislation.
LGBT Advocates From Arab World to Convene in DE|
The Washington Blade reports that LGBT equality advocates from nine Middle Eastern countries will attend a first-of-its-kind meeting in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to discuss pressing issues of LGBT human rights in the Arab world.
Georgia Prez Says No to Anti-LGBT Referendum|
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has rejected an anti-LGBTQ organization’s proposal to hold a referendum on defining a marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Anti-Gay Mississippi Marriage Law Remains Blocked While Appeal Considered|
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has denied Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s request to allow the anti-LGBT HB1523 law to go into effect while the state appeals a lower court’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. Bryant’s request to expedite the appeal was also rejected.
Iowa Board of Psychology Rejects Bid to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy|
On Friday, the Iowa Board of Psychology voted to reject a petition calling for banning therapists and licensed counselors in the state from practicing so-called “conversion therapy,” which preys on vulnerable LGBT people and families by making dangerous and discredited claims that it can change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. The board says it will explain its vote when it releases its full decision later this year.
Wyoming Supreme Court Weighs Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage|
After hearing arguments yesterday, the Wyoming Supreme Court is poised to rule in an ethics case involving a judge who refuses to preside over same-sex marriages, citing her religious beliefs. The Wyoming Commission of Judicial Conduct and Ethics has recommended that Judge Ruth Neely be removed for violating the state code of judicial conduct.
DapperQ is Queering NYFW|
Last night dapperQ kicked off NYFW with their third annual queer fashion show hosted at the Brooklyn Museum. Everyone who is anyone in the queer fashion scene was there and dressed to impress.
10 YouTube Videos Every Baby Queer Should Watch
YouTube is full of knowledge. What’s so great about the vast amount of knowledge on YouTube is that it’s accessible, meaning literally anyone can search for what they’re looking for free and hear another person’s experience on that topic (yay accessibility!!!). This is even more important for baby queers because there isn't a great deal of accessible resources out there for our community.
Happy National Coming Out Day
Every year on October 11th, we celebrate our community with National Coming Out Day. Why this date? Well, back in 1987 on October 11, half a million people participated in a March on Washington D.C. for LGBTQ rights.
Your Vote Counts
Friday is the last day to register to vote in NYS and we need you to get out there and register (if you haven't already). #LezVote!!
#SpiritDay Brings Bullying Into Focus
GO Mag and friends join GLAAD for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying. This message is so important for our LGBTQ youth, especially these days when we have a bully running for president. Are you with us?
GO for Hillary
Renowned civil rights attorney, community advocate and GO columnist Yetta Kurland highlights Hillary Clinton's unparalleled leadership qualities, historic achievements, and iconic status as a tireless fighter for both women and the queer community in GO's endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Kurland and our editorial staff support Secretary Clinton as THE moral-and merit-based choice in this critically important 2016 election.
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How LGBTQ Women Fared on TV This Year
Every year, GLAAD releases their Where We Are on TV report on television’s LGBTQ inclusion, keeping networks aware and responsible for their representation or lack thereof. It’s a helpful reminder of progress made and desired, with helpful suggestions made on the organization’s behalf on how to improve visibility for queer people, specifically as it relates to intersectionality. (GLAAD’s report has separate sections accounting for LGBTQ characters that are Black, Latinx, API, multiracial and disabled.)
Review: Beyond The Screen Door
Most coming of age novels aim to be relatable but don't necessarily include a diversity of experiences. Out lesbian author Julia Diana Robertson has always dreamed of adding a different voice to YA, and her new novel Beyond The Screen Door does just that.
Queer Black Women Should be With Hillary
Selma, Alabama, 1965. From Selma to Montgomery, one of the most noteworthy triumphs for the civil rights crusade emerged. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his allies in the movement provoked a revolution that incessantly rehabilitated history.
Election Day 2016
You may think that we can't see any results until the polls close, but that's not quite true this year. Early voting kicked some serious ass this year.
Refriending Your Dumped Trumpsters: The Imperative Case for Informing the Ill-Informed
It happened, and we’re all coping in our own way. So now what? GO Publisher Amy Lesser expounds on the “education” she gleaned through post-election conversations with Trump voters, and how we must strive to “educate” those who, in their "desire for change," have threatened the rights and lives of so many. Now more than ever before, “giving up” and isolating ourselves from "the opposition" is not an option. Here's why.
A Lesbian in Paris
Paris has long been known as a romantic refuge for expatriates, artists and progressive poets, but has it kept true to its legacy?
Sheltered from the Rain: On Trans Day of Remembrance and Rethinking Solidarity
It’s Tuesday afternoon, and it’s raining in Manhattan. I am at my first therapy session since the election. A privilege and resource that has opened up access for my medical transition and has floated me through some of my deepest lows, I don’t know that I will be able to continue these sessions if Trump’s campaign promises are carried out.
Transgender Day of Remembrance|
This Sunday, Nov 20, our community will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDOR), a crucial annual commemoration that memorializes the lives of transgender violence victims.
Trans Allyship in a Trump Presidency
A few months ago, I wrote that, for trans people, it felt like “a time of cautious possibility, a time of uneasy fear.” Now, with a Trump presidency on the horizon, it feels much more like the latter.
Nothing is ImPossible for Bassist Divinity Roxx
When it comes to badass queer female musicians, Divinity Roxx has it all covered. She started off her bass career as Beyoncé’s bassist and is currently touring her solo record ImPossible.
Support Kellogg's in Their Refusal to Fund Hate Speech
We stand with Kellogg's for taking courageous, measurable action against hateful rhetoric and messaging by removing their ads from the so-called "alt-right" website Breitbart. Let’s make sure a lame boycott attempt by the bigots at Breitbart goes over just as well as the #BoycottHamilton one did.
Classic Lesbian Film “Desert Hearts” Turns 30|
Thirty years ago, lesbian-themed films were rare. Outside of a select few like “Personal Best” or “The Hunger,” any blatant portrayal of someone Sapphically-inclined was shrouded in subtext, or made out to be a villain.
Holding Oakland Close
In light of the Ghost Ship fire last Friday evening, many fundraising events are popping up all over the country.
HRC Corporate Equality Index Shows Leap in Protections for LGBTQ Workers|
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s Corporate Equality Index 2017 rated 887 businesses based on criteria specific to how those companies protect their LGBTQ employees. The report’s findings suggest that this year, the nation’s largest employers have overwhelmingly demonstrated through their actions that LGBTQ people are not just tolerated, but welcomed in their workplaces and communities.
Arkansas Supreme Court Attacks Parental Rights of Same-Sex Couples|
In a disturbing effort to undermine protections afforded by federal marriage equality, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that same-sex parents in the state do not have the right to be listed on their children’s birth certificates if they are not the child’s biological parent.