GLSENblog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: GLSEN

GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that they believed too frequently allowed its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students to be bullied or discriminated against, or to fall through the cracks. Over 25 years […]

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VIctoryFund

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Victory Fund

While all LGBTQ organizations are important to advancing equality, the methods deployed for securing that advancement vary. Victory Fund is the only national LGBTQ organization with a mission to elect more LGBTQ leaders at every level of government. They work tirelessly to change the face and voice of America's politics by aiding in the election […]

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WashBladeBlog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Washington Blade

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 as a black and white, one-sheet community newsletter distributed in D.C.-area bars and has grown to become the newspaper of record for the LGBTQ community. The Blade will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary as an award-winning news source, with readers locally and around the world who have come […]

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michael alago blog

Meet Michael Alago: The Inspiring Gay Man Who Helped Shape the Landscape of Music

  It's difficult to imagine a flamboyantly gay Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn deeply entrenched in the heavy-metal scene today, let alone 40 years ago. Even more unbelievable is that same boy going on to shape and reinvent the world's musical landscape-first as a 19-year-old talent booker at the legendary Ritz nightclub in New York […]

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ClawsBlog

The ‘Claws’ Are Out: Why Gays and Girl Power Go Hand in (Well-Manicured) Hand

From a distance, it's easy to mistake the series "Claws" for a modern-day version of an early 2000s beauty shop comedy. Yes, similar to the likes of "Beauty Shop" and "Hair Show," the show drops a remarkably funny cast of sassy women in front of the brightly-colored backdrop of a beauty parlor. But make no […]

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Evie

Fists Under a Poncho: A Drag Origin Story as Told by Jack Plotnick

The increasing mainstream popularity of drag may be a fairly recent pop culture phenomenon. But make no mistake, the art form that is drag has been around for quite some time. The first recorded use of the term is credited to none other than everyone's favorite wordsmith, William Shakespeare, back in 1870 and was used […]

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iamjazzblog

‘I Am Jazz’: Transitioning from a Girl to a Woman

  Now in it's third season, the GLAAD award-winning series "I Am Jazz" follows transgender 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, who finds herself at the crossroads of making one of the biggest decisions of her life. Jazz looks to move forward with gender confirmation surgery, a decision which is made even more complicated when she receives the news that her surgical options […]

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OUTblog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Out Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund, Managing Editor, Out Magazine Seeing our experiences reflected through popular art, particularly cinema, is something queer people have vigorously sought, long before "Moonlight" broke multiple barriers and clinched a Best Picture Oscar in front of a global audience. It's why we've sniffed out subtext wherever we could, from "Ben-Hur" to bromances: because our […]

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NCLRblog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: NCLR

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as their families through litigation, legislation, policy and public education. Founded in 1977, NCLR serves as a nonprofit, public-interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the […]

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