Seasons of Pride
A little bit queer – stories from the LGBTQI Community

Jason P. Freeman returns to, GoPride Network

Acclaimed lifestyle editor returns to, GoPride Network Jason P. Freeman assumes senior creative role as part of system-wide redesign May 1, 2013 (Chicago, IL) –, the leading provider of online news and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in the Midwest, today announces the return of a longstanding staff member to the network’s masthead. After[…]


That human journalistic flaw

Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. He can be reached at Vice President Biden’s comments about marriage equality were no surprise to me. Why? The night before the president’s statement on same-sex marriage, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at Drexel University’s gay pride celebration. After[…]


Police Tell LGBT Mississippians It’s Illegal to Be Openly Gay in the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2012 Media Contact: Zach Magee, GetEQUAL Mississippi Lead Organizer, Police Tell LGBT Mississippians It’s Illegal to Be Openly Gay in the State Permit for Rally Denied at Last Minute, Citing “Safety Concerns” JACKSON, MS — Gay Mississippians tried to rally in Jackson this morning to draw attention to the need[…]


Historic vote extends EU asylum standards to transgender people

Today the European Parliament formally adopted a new set of asylum rules for the European Union. The binding rules now include gender identity as a ground of persecution, which EU Member States must take into account. Governments have already agreed to the changes, which are final. Until now, EU asylum law foresaw that “gender related[…]

Queers for Immagration reform

First LifeCard Plans to Serve the LGBT Community

(Press Release) – Gay News Media and Press Network.  First LifeCard Plans Agency, Eilrich & Moir, LLC, Opens to Serve the LGBT Community  Market Approach: “If You Can’t Get Married…at Least Get Legal!” (CHANDLER, ARIZONA—November 1, 2011) LifeCard PlansTM, a leading provider of online storage and emergency access to medical and legal documents from[…]


Celebrating Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell & Thank You

Dear Friends:  Here are two links to op-eds on don’t ask, don’t tell today, one with my co-founder Michelle Benecke, and the other I did solo.  I also wanted to share with you my thoughts for today, and say a very special, deeply felt thank you to all who made this day possible.  Feel free[…]


Turkey’s largest gay and lesbian Internet community has been shut down

Turkey’s largest gay and lesbian Internet community, , has been shut down by the Turkish Telecommunication Directorate, or TIB. The Web site has more than 200,000 members. According to its administrators and members, the site does not contain any pornographic or criminal content. The directorate blocked the site without providing any information to the[…]


Discrimination in West Hollywood

Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair no longer welcome in West Hollywood. The Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair was told it will not be endorsed by the West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Heritage Commission. The Commission listened to a presentation from the Tom of Finland Foundation and then voted unanimously against endorsement of the[…]



STEVEN DAIGLE EMBROILED IN SEX SCANDAL Former Big Brother contestant Steven Daigle finds himself once again at the heart of another media scandal. The 37 year old self-made business man, is the victim of a leaked sex tape which seemingly shows him seducing a potential business client and blackmailing him for sexual favors. Shortly after[…]

Urgent! DADT Repeal vote likely tonight!

Dear friends and family, Please forgive my once a year (or less) political email.  But, this is a personal because I was kicked out of the military many moons ago for being a lesbian.  SO, I’m asking for your help. THE VOTE TO REPEAL DON’T ASK DON’T TELL (part of National Defense Authorization Act) IS[…]