Rainbow-Toastmasters

Rainbow Toastmasters

Recently, I was invited to The SF Rainbow Toastmasters.  It  was a fun-filled evening as members presented and critiqued three speeches.  In addition, there was a round of table topics where members stand up and have 1-2 minutes to offer their best to response to impromptu topics. We sat down with Rainbow Toastmaster, Michael Platania[…]

Federal Employee Fund Drive Admits First LGBT Federation

Federal Employee Fund Drive Admits First LGBT Federation

For the first time ever, a federation of LGBT-focused nonprofits will enter the Combined Federal Campaign this September.  The CFC is the world’s largest fund drive and the only organized solicitation allowed in federal workplaces – civilian, military and postal. The new federation, called LGBT Community Charities, will bring greater visibility among U.S. federal workers[…]

Toledo Pride 2015

Toledo Pride 2015

Toledo Pride – Last year over 18,000 people joined us during the Toledo Pride weekend to celebrate diversity, acceptance and unity in Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo.  This year, we’re doing it all again from August 28-30 (the weekend before Labor Day) at Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo.  We’re planning a great weekend for you, as well as some events[…]

Same-Sex-Marriage-in-Europe-Infographic

Marriage Equality in Europe

My name is Maria and I am owner at Maria Assia Photography (http://mariaassia.com/). I regularly write about marriage and I produced this info-graphic attached about the legality of same-sex marriage in Europe. Marriage Equality in Europe Following the historic U.S Supreme Court decision to legalize same- sex marriage in the United States, I figured it[…]

Madrid renames a plaza in memory of Pedro Zerolo

Madrid renames a plaza in memory of Pedro Zerolo

Pedro Zerolo: Activist who helped Spain become first country to recognize same-sex marriage passed in June. Madrid renames a plaza in memory of Pedro Zerolo The full City Council has approved the proposal of the PSM with the support of Madrid now and Cs. The State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, FELGTB, welcomes the[…]

Camp for Long Island and New York City LGBT Families

Camp for Long Island and New York City LGBT Families

LGBT Rainbow Mishpacha Family Weekend – The LGBT Network and The Samuel Field Y are excited to announce a historic partnership resulting in the debut of Rainbow Mishpacha (LGBT Families).  In what will become an annual event,Rainbow Mishpacha is an exceptional opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents raising children to enjoy a long[…]

Simmons College Supports Pride

Simmons College Supports Pride

A special thanks to the crew over at SocialWork@Simmons for the new graphic. Simmons College Supports Pride United States of Pride, SocialWork@Simmons Hi Seasons of Pride team, First and foremost thank you for all that you do in empowering the LGBT community and consistently publishing resources and tools to bring the community together. I am[…]

Dublin Pride 2015

Dublin Pride 2015

Dublin Pride – The Dublin LGBT Pride Festival is an annual series of events which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) life in Dublin, Ireland. It is the largest LGBTQ pride festival in the Republic of Ireland. The festival culminates in a pride parade which is held in June. The event has grown from a[…]

Queen City Pride 2015

Queen City Pride 2015

Queen City Pride – The Queen City Pride Festival is an annual, week-long celebration of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer) community of Regina and the greater region of South Saskatchewan. The festival features a series of events, organized by Regina Pride and other community organizations, that focus on highlighting our culture, history,[…]

Gay Bear Blogs

The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

The Wired Network: Bears in the 1990s (Part Two of a three-part essay) Les Wright © 2007 As a collective gay identity, bears emerged in the 1980s in many places, but most evidently in San Francisco. If the 1980s were the halcyon pioneering days for bears, and San Francisco once again the gold rush capital[…]