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

A rose by any other name

Recently, we had a chance to sit down with Donna Rose.  Donna, as you may recall, is a post-operative transsexual woman who rose to National Leadership on the Boards of HRC, GLAAD and NGLCC.  She also figured prominently after HRC’s mishandling of EDNA. As Donna turns 50 next month, we sat down to learn about[…]

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Idaho Wants to Add the Words

On June 26th, 2015 when gay marriage was legalized in the United States I was camping with my good friend Andrea and her wife, Sam. When we found out the news we were elated! Andrea and her wife had just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary a few months before and now their marriage was[…]

How do Republicans typically justify their opposition to same-sex marriage?

How do Republicans typically justify their opposition to same-sex marriage?

Answer by Brian Dunlap: From what I’ve seen, most who are opposed to it often justify their opposition on account of: Moral imperative.  Due to their religious beliefs, they simply have no real choice but to oppose it.  While it may seem to conflict with their belief in minimal government interference in peoples’ lives, there[…]


Lost in space: Danger LGBT community, danger

by Mark Segal A couple years ago, my friend Jerry Hose was invited to the White House LGBT Pride Reception. Like me, Jerry was at the very first gay Pride march, which we called Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day. It was in commemoration of the Stonewall riots the year before and, like Jerry, I was the[…]

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Religion or Conservative Values?

Romney’s faith isn’t the problem Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. He can be reached at Does religion matter in the race for president? Seems like a simple question with a simple answer, doesn’t it? But this year it might not be, since the Republican candidate is a Mormon,[…]

World AIDS Day/Day Without Art/National Portrait Gallery Exhibit crisis

Today is World AIDS Day and, in recognition of that, it is also a Day Without Art, a way of recognizing the losses we all have experienced because of AIDS. Today we are also in the midst of terrible attack on art and culture as a series of conservative groups have savaged the National Portrait[…]

Republicans use filibuster to block efforts to repeal ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy

Gay rights advocates waiting for the Senate to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” got the message loud and clear from Republicans on Tuesday — don’t hold your breath. Voices of Honor tour -These 800 flags are in place for the Voices of Honor tour and each of them represent a specialist that has been discharged[…]

Debating recognition of same-sex unions in the EU

European Parliament debates the recognition of same-sex unions in the EU European Parliament debates the recognition of same-sex unions in the EU STRASBOURG, 8 September 2010 — Yesterday night, Members of the European Parliament from 4 political groups[1] told the Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship that more must be done to uphold same-sex[…]

ACT NOW for Family Immigration Rights!

Grassroots Call – ACT NOW for Family Immigration Rights! Immigration Equality Comprehensive Immigration Reform This Year! All Families, Gay and Straight, Must be Included! We invite you to join Congressman Mike Honda, Bishop Minerva Carcaño, and families impacted by our broken immigration system on a call designed for activists and concerned community members like you.[…]

Prop 8 Love Stories

THE MAGIC THEATER * ONE NIGHT ONLY! TICKETS: Purchase tickets by phone at (415) 345-7575. GO TO FOR DETAILS & PHOTOS Actors 10 to 17-years-old interviewed 8 couples (3 mixed gender & 5 same gender) about LOVE, LIFE, & DISCRIMINATION. Now watch these young actors portray those couples, word for word, in the[…]