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Giveaway: Out Artist Matt Zarley hopefulRomantic

Enter to win hopefulROMANTIC, the brand-new album from OutMusic Award-winning singer/songwriter, MATT ZARLEY! hopefulROMANTIC is available as a pop album featuring original versions of each song, and a soundtrack to the short film of the same name with new arrangements of each track re-imagined specifically for the film. The short film, named Best LGBT Short
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Giveaway – Madonna’s Rebel Heart Album

I still remember the first time I saw the video for “Borderline” on Friday Night videos in the early 1980’s. I was entranced both by the music and Madonna. That song is still very special to me. I would always want to find that video if I opened a lucky door. It was that good
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Sleater-Kinney and 2.5 Wave Feminism

  Last night, I saw my first riot grrrl concert when Sleater-Kinney took the stage in Pittsburgh for the first time in 19 years. The show was sold-out. It was good. My ears hurt. I recognized about half the songs after marathon listening sessions in the prior weeks. I didn’t care when I didn’t recognize
Category: Activism

Ibsen at Off The Wall Makes Me Rethink Realism

This weekend, Off The Wall Theater is debuting a modern version of the Henrik Ibsen classic “Ghosts” and it has interesting implications for Women’s History Month. The history of Ghosts is as rich as the story line is intriguing. Strongly criticized by theater critics of the day as “abominable, blasphemous, disgusting, sordid” and shunned by
Category: Culture

Update on Campaign to #BringAndreHome

I had the chance this week to speak with Andre Gray’s mother, Victoria, as we acknowledged the four-month anniversary of his disappearance on October 23, 2014. She is very strong and praying to find some conclusive answers. She also took some time to tell me a few lovely stories about Andre (she calls him Pok’ie)
Category: Activism

The Advocate on Why LGBT Visibility in the Workplace Matters

Yesterday the delightful local lunchtime eblast Eat That, Read This referenced an issue near and dear to my heart – LGBTQ visibility among municipal and other governmental workforces. mayor peduto’s administration noted for being diverse. not mentioned in this piece: how many awesome staffers, at all levels, are gay! Adam his the nail on the
Category: Activism

When Ledcat and Sue Met Waxie Moon: A Review

This weekend, Ledcat and I watched Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel. We had not previously heard of Waxie Moon, who is a self-styled ‘international gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance-art stripping sensation.’ Waxie had previously been featured in a documentary about the mostly queer neo-burlesque community in Seattle. This second movie is more plot driven, exploring
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#BringAndreHome #BlackLivesMatter

Category: Activism